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    So I can’t figure out how to fix this. You’ll notice when you go to my website (http://www.nexusenergycenter.org) that the header image is fuzzy. I have some really high quality images that I would rather use but I cannot get them to scale right and fit within the dimension limits. Any suggestions?

    #22166

    cannot get them to scale right and fit within the dimension limits

    Well, they have to be some multiple of 960×198. What size is your starting image? It’s generally better to start with a larger image and scale down.

    Are you using Photoshop or GIMP?

    #22167

    Sorry for the late response.

    I have been using GIMP but it still comes out distorted either in GIMP or in WP.

    I have 2 images that I can use. One is 6628×2156 and the other is 754×250.

    Any thoughts?

    #22168

    It’s all a question of proportions.

    If you divide 960 by 198, you get 4.84. So you need to start with an image that is 4.84 times wider than it is high.

    6629/2156 = 3.07

    754/250 = 3.02

    So both of those images are too tall (compared to their width) to just scale. You will need to crop the image to something that will directly scale:

    In GIMP, select the crop tool.

    In the cropping tool options, tick the box marked “Fixed” and select “Aspect Ratio” from the pop-up menu to the right.

    In the box immediately below that, type: “960:198”

    Now when you use the cropping tool, it will automatically select something that is proportional to 960×198. After cropping, you will then need to scale (up or down) to exactly 960×198 pixels. (But if you scale up, you will see some distortion in the final image.)

    #22169

    Thanks got it! Awesome help man!

    Daniel

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