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Chrome is distorting JPEGS above 80% quality

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Chrome is distorting JPEGS above 80% quality syntrigue 5/30/12 10:05 AM
We've noticed a bug in Chrome that's a little bizarre and quite irritating.  When saving JPEG files for the web (using Photoshop's Save for Web), images saved at more than 80% quality actually get worse, not better.  They develop artifacts and halos and look rather terrible.  Viewing the JPG files on any other browser (IE, FF, etc.) are fine, and the files themselves are fine, so it's definitely a rendering issue on Chrome's end.

I've attached a jpg showing the rendering issues, but I've also set up a tester html link for you to see yourself:

http://rizzihosting.com/ask/tester.htm

Be sure to look around the mountain, inside the S in ASK, etc.

I was able to find a couple other developers complaining about the same issue, but I haven't seen anyone yet mention the connection between the JPEG quality.  We did extensive testing on it with multiple images and logos, and there is indeed a correlation between the JPEG quality and Chrome's inability to render properly.  Very strange.

Let me know if this is a bug being worked on!

Re: Chrome is distorting JPEGS above 80% quality LewisAinslie 5/31/12 9:50 AM
I'm getting the exact same issue.

When saving any images about 80% quality through Photoshop they render blurry, with random errors in the image about. Absolutely ruining anything I do for my Chrome Experience.

Re: Chrome is distorting JPEGS above 80% quality caver_tim 5/31/12 10:55 AM
what version are  you both running?
Re: Chrome is distorting JPEGS above 80% quality LewisAinslie 5/31/12 12:36 PM
Version 19.0.1084.52 m
Re: Chrome is distorting JPEGS above 80% quality syntrigue 6/1/12 6:51 AM
19.0.1084.52 m
Re: Chrome is distorting JPEGS above 80% quality varengas 6/5/12 12:03 AM
same version and same problem here.
I first noticed it while styling a new site.
Re: Chrome is distorting JPEGS above 80% quality BluPix 6/5/12 3:55 PM
I have same problem on windows, linux (19.0.1084.52) and android (0.18.4409.2396) version.
Re: Chrome is distorting JPEGS above 80% quality smacking 6/6/12 9:11 AM
Same problem here!

Check the difference. The same jpeg on Chrome & Firefox: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/27029246/chromebug.png

Google: please fix this..quickly.

Re: Chrome is distorting JPEGS above 80% quality STV11C 6/11/12 10:30 PM
I am experiencing the same problem also. Any update on this problem?
Re: Chrome is distorting JPEGS above 80% quality _Johnny5k 6/15/12 2:16 PM
Same here. It really sucks when you want a really high-quality jpeg, but have to save it down so it doesn't look terrible in Chrome... but then it looks worse everywhere else.

19.0.1084.46 - Mac

Re: Chrome is distorting JPEGS above 80% quality _Johnny5k 6/15/12 2:17 PM
I found the magic number to be 81. Anything 81 or lower looks fine (with the exception of the normal jpeg compression at that quality) but at 82 & above it shows the artifacts.