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    lossless image with GIMP?

    I remember a good while ago that manipulating png images resulted in a lower quality image than doing the same in Photoshop 7. Foremost the pixels within a transparent region got worse. I had numbers there which were hardly readable anymore.
    I've heard that in 2.8 there were improvements in that direction but wonder if I should try again?
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    Re: lossless image with GIMP?

    When you export to png, GIMP offers a variety of quality options. I've found setting compression to zero or one makes a big difference when it comes to text.
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    Re: lossless image with GIMP?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeCyber View Post
    I remember a good while ago that manipulating png images resulted in a lower quality image than doing the same in Photoshop 7. Foremost the pixels within a transparent region got worse. I had numbers there which were hardly readable anymore.
    I've heard that in 2.8 there were improvements in that direction but wonder if I should try again?
    Thanks
    Hi MikeCyber
    I do recall (vaguely) the issue you are referring to, which I encountered quite a few years ago. To be honest, I have not considered this problem since at least gimp 2.6. I can't say for certain that it no longer exists as I don't have photoshop to compare results with, but I currently do not notice any particular image degradation (other than what would be expected) from using transform tools on multi-layer images with transparency. The issue might have related to poor anti-aliasing in older versions of the GIMP, this might be one of the reasons why rendering of the canvas was ported to CAIRO from version 2.6.

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