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graphics card or moniter?

By rebeccax
Aug 17, 2005
  1. Well about a week ago i noticed that pictures were looking really pixely
    like this:
    http://img303.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image210gg.png

    We reformated it and it's gotten worse. Well it looks like it anyway.
    Does anyone see anything wrong with the picture or is it just me?
    If there is something wrong with it is it the moniter or the graphics card?
    Thanks!
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Would you please take a few moments to read this post. A message for all newcomers. Thanks.

    Now to your problem.

    It`s hard to tell from the image you linked. Have you got the latest drivers for your graphics card?

    What monitor do you have?

    What screen resoloution are you running?

    Can you link some more pictures please?

    I`m sorry for all the questions, but we really need more info from you.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. rebeccax

    rebeccax TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sure. :)

    nope, i've had the computer for 5 years.

    800x600 24bit Colour.

    Sure here's some:
    http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/5605/image109ya.png
    http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/4233/image114wc.png
    http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/4986/image124ho.png
    http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/3113/image97me.png

    Hope that's enough info :)
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    The images don`t look that bad to me, considering you`re only using a low resolution.

    Maybe if you increased the resolution to 1024x768 with 32bit colour if available, it might help to make your pics look smoother.

    What graphics card do you have?

    Regards Howard :) :)
     
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`ve just downloaded your second image in the above list of images.

    It looks to me that the graininess in the photo is due to camera noise. What camera do you use? Or where did you get the pics?

    I ran it through my noise removal programme and it looks fine. If you look at these to images of your pic, you can see the difference between the original pic and the pic that has been processed by my noise removal programme.

    http://photobucket.com/albums/b132/howard_hopkinson/?action=view&current=image114wc_filtered.jpg

    http://photobucket.com/albums/b132/howard_hopkinson/?action=view&current=pic.jpg


    Regards Howard :)
     
  6. rebeccax

    rebeccax TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well it's not my pic i can tell you that, i got it from http://sweet-talented.fan-sites.org/ where i usually get my pics for graphics.
    Wow that does look better, I guess I'll just have to clean the pics up :)
    Thanks so much for your help :)
     
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`ve just download a few images from the site you linked. They also seem to be of low quality.

    If you are interested in the Noisware professional programme, you can find out more details from http://www.imagenomic.com/

    Regards Howard :)
     
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