Text on an image isnt clear or sharp enough

  Hoseman 22:57 16 Aug 04

Hi I need some advice about an image im putting together which includes some text. Ive messed about with images and text before but Im a complete novice. The problem is that it always looks crappy as in the text isnt 100% clear so I was wondering if Im doing anything wrong? Im using the gimp software and just writing in the text using the text tool. Any help appreciated.

  Forum Editor 07:02 17 Aug 04

after you've added the text?

Try preparing the image first - make it the correct physical size for your web page - and then save it as a Jpeg or Gif. Now add the text and don't alter the compression. I don't have any personal experiences of the gimp, but it should merge the text with the image file when you save it, so it can't subsequently be edited.

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