How can I change the setting of the quality of the picutres I paste into a note?

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12 May, 2013 08:46 AM

Hi, everyone.
I've noticed that once a picture is pasted or added into the field of a note, its quality is lowered automatically.
Is there any way to increase the default quality setting of embedded pictures?
BTW, though we can choose png, I'd much rather use .jpg files.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Damien Elmes on 12 May, 2013 09:21 AM

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    If you don't want Anki to shrink the images to fit the screen, please see

  2. 2 Posted by Leo022 on 12 May, 2013 09:43 AM

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    Thank you Damien.

    But this is not what I meant.
    When I paste a picture form clipborad into a note, the picture' quality tends to decrease, this is due to jpeg compression.

    I use a sample picture to show this phenomenon.
    In the file I attach blow, the left is the original picture in clipborad, the right one shows how it appears in an Anki note.
    I enlarged it by 300% to display it clearer.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Damien Elmes on 12 May, 2013 10:25 AM

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    It's not possible to alter the jpg compression ratio without writing an

  4. 4 Posted by Leo022 on 12 May, 2013 02:24 PM

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    Ok, Damien, I see.

    Actually, this is not a big problem. Just better picture quality could make cards a bit more cheerful.

    Nevertheless, with your verdict, now I can change to PNG option without regret.


  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Damien Elmes on 13 May, 2013 03:42 AM

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    No problem!

  6. Damien Elmes closed this discussion on 13 May, 2013 03:42 AM.

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