(Closed) Is it just me, or…?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

They don’t look blotchy on my screen (I’m on a newer macbook if that helps any).

Post # 4
1765 posts
Buzzing bee

They don’t look blotchy on mine either.  I think it is a good idea, to just print out a sample on regular paper anyway, that way you’ll see if you’ve got it printed how you want it on the paper.  BTW-That is very sweet looking!!  🙂

Post # 5
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

They don’t look blotchy to me.  I agree with testing it out on regular paper and maybe the high quality stuff too so you can see how the printer interprets it.

Post # 7
293 posts
Helper bee


What you are seeing is a loss of quality that occurs when MS Paint saves in jpeg format. It’s called a compression artifact, and unfortunately it will probably be even more obvious when printed. If you have access to another editing software (Photoshop? GIMP? others?) you can avoid it by saving the jpeg at a higher quality setting, or if you’re stuck with Paint you might try starting over and then saving the file as a PNG format rather than JPEG.  That will give you a gigantic file size but will avoid the blotchiness, and especially for something being printed if I would recommend as high quality (large) a file as possible!

Post # 10
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I used Powerpoint to design my invitations to get around the Paint issue.  It stinks because Paint is so easy to use and I have a hard time with the other programs.


Good Luck!  I think they look really cute so far!

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