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    It's been a while since I added a new category and product to my store. I'm using an existing category image which has always worked great. I created a new category and browsed to the existing image and updated. When I look at the category image it is trashed (blocky and unrecognizable). I tried several other files with the same results. I then tried creating a product and used the same file that appeared trashed in the category and the image is fine. So, I have an image problem with creating categories but not when creating products.
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    Specific 'max version? I'll assume that you're using jpeg images.
    Are you sure that you started from an original image, and not one that has already been resized/compressed?

    In admin, change Subcategory image phpThumb compression rate 75 to perhaps 82; I wouldn't go any higher.
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    I actually created a new category and pointed to a perfectly good image file that I used and still do for another category. I do not think it's an image file issue.

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    Default Re: Category Picture quality

    Quote Originally Posted by Zip142 View Post
    I actually created a new category and pointed to a perfectly good image file that I used and still do for another category. I do not think it's an image file issue.
    So part II is invisible/irrelevant?
    Additionally do you have ImageMagick loaded on the server? Are you uploading a sensible sized image ie. not mega bytes?

    Attach the pic, for test/analysis?

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    Yes, latest version of OSCMax. For the "Subcategory image phpThumb compression rate 75 to perhaps 82" I could not find that setting. I found Configuration/Images/Images/Subcategory Image Width. It's in pixels was already at 80. I do not have image magic on the server. I host it myself. File attached.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zip142 View Post
    Yes, latest version of OSCMax. For the "Subcategory image phpThumb compression rate 75 to perhaps 82" I could not find that setting..
    Strange, I have it in a number of live client 2.5.4 sites.

    That image is already small, in terms of kbytes and 116px × 90px, so not large to begin with. Personally, I'd resize locally using Gimp to match your 80 pixel dimension, then upload directly to catalog/images/categories.

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    Default Re: Category Picture quality

    Quote Originally Posted by Zip142 View Post
    Yes, latest version of OSCMax. For the "Subcategory image phpThumb compression rate 75 to perhaps 82" I could not find that setting. I found Configuration/Images/Images/Subcategory Image Width. It's in pixels was already at 80. I do not have image magic on the server. I host it myself. File attached.
    This setting is in Admin/Configuration/Images/Images and then about 2/3 of the way down the page...

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