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GASR Mascot Contest
Jan 8, 2017 #contest

As a community we’ve come to realize that GASRForum does not have an official mascot! If you have an idea for our mascot, please help us out! The deadline to submit a mascot is January 29.

New Years Event
Jan 5, 2017 #event

We are looking into making some collages that feature artwork, pixels, and screenshots from 2016. These collages will be featured on GASR's social media. If you are interested in submitting your favorite works from 2016, please click here. The deadline to submit art is January 15, 2017.

Xmas Charity - Begin Donations
Dec 11, 2016 #event

It's the season of giving and what could be better than giving to those who are most in need? In order to help others celebrate the holidays we'd like for all of GASR to come together and help donate money to those who are less fortunate and to help put a smile on a child's face this year! Click here to donate. The deadline to donate is December 20.

Winter Scavenger Hunt
Dec 5, 2016 #event

Our winter scavenger is out! Click here to join the hunt. This event runs from Dec 6-20.

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Hi everyone! I'm currently in my last year of university, graduating in May next year! I love art and I've tried my hand at various things such as drawing anime/chibis/doodles but it seems like I'm better at doing pixel art, so I've stuck with that since. I'm self-taught, so I'm still experimenting around with different styles. I've been running an active shop for over a year with a few hiatuses in between. I love GASR as it has a great community where I can interact with fellow artists and art lovers :) I've made many friends here over the years and I hope that continues for a long time to come!

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Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:24 pm
Hey guys!! So I always always notice that whenever i export any images from GIMP the quality of the image drops so hard and i never understand why..

Here's an example of what I'm talking about



As you can see, on the gyazo screenshot looks more crisp and clear (especially on the pixel ><) Does anyone why that happens/how to fix it?  

Last edited by Zelda on Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:40 am; edited 1 time in total
Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:09 pm
I can't really compare them because the gyazo screenshot is zoomed in.

However, quality always depends on what your resolution settings are and how you're saving the image.  I don't have GIMP so I'm not sure exactly where you would go, but since it's compared to Photoshop, I'll explain it that way and maybe you can find it in GIMP.

When you're creating a new image/canvas, it allows you to adjust the resolution from the get:

You should be able to go in and edit the resolution settings at any time before you save the image.  72 is default on photoshop and I usually bump it up to about 100 and sharpen the image just a tad for imvu icons, but won't go higher than 300 for any image.  Higher resolution = bigger files size, and since you're making an icon, IMVU won't let you upload it if it's over 50kb.

Saving the image as a .png will keep the quality of the image.  Saving it as any others, such as .gif, .jpg/jpeg, etc. will compress the image.

I know a lot of people use GIMP because they can't afford to buy photoshop, but photoshop cs2 is free if you ever wanted to play around with it. (Click for download link.)
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