When I upload a JPG image through Assets, the image quality is terrible. I dont mean a slight difference for web optimisation, but I mean REALLY bad! See screenshot.
Can't find any helpful about this issue which is strange. A few other posts mention the issue with image transforms, but this is not an image transform, its just the main image uploaded. Opening the image direct on the server shows this bad image so the original is clearly processed. I would not want our images processed if it affects quality (we optimise images ourselves).
I have not done much at all really, no plugins/modules added yet, just a basic template and a few text and asset fields. Its just to demonstrate Craft to a customer at the moment.
I have many CMSs on this server, like Wordpress and other Craft 2 installs, and we don't get this issue with other systems.
I have GD installed, I would prefer to keep that and not use ImageMagick, shouldn't have to use any image processing for just image upload should I?
Interestingly, if I open the original image on my computer and do a screenshot and create a new image from that, then upload that new image, it does not have such bad quality, it looks OK. So maybe its something inside the image. But the images are already used on another website (Wordpress) fine. I was hoping I can just import the images into Craft and not have to do any manual processing first.
Photoshop shows the image as RGB colour at 8 bits.
GD Spec from in Craft PHP Info:
GD Support enabled GD Version bundled (2.1.0 compatible) FreeType Support enabled FreeType Linkage with freetype FreeType Version 2.4.11 GIF Read Support enabled GIF Create Support enabled JPEG Support enabled libJPEG Version 6b PNG Support enabled libPNG Version 1.5.13 WBMP Support enabled XPM Support enabled libXpm Version 30411 XBM Support enabled WebP Support enabled gd.jpeg_ignore_warning 0
Update July 24th 2019: Issue now gone, see comment below for further info.