Originally posted by Bill Glover
If you are reducing images to small size (avatars are a good example) the software you use is fairly critical. Bundled s/w like MS Photo Editor or MGI PhotoSuite will give poor results, anything else (I use Paint Shop Pro 7) will work much better by using far more sophisticated algorithms when deciding which pixels to drop and which to keep!
Which is why the pics in my avatar are so cobby looking.
I downloaded the trial Paint Shop Pro 7 and used it a little - but the trial period is over now.....so I have to decide to buy or look at something else. I want something that can do lines and simple curves as objects rather than just pixels and I couldn't make the curves work the way I wanted in PSPro 7.