Originally Posted by squirl033
often websites resize to fit the forum pages, and the added file compression causes images to be softer than the originals. the solution to that, of course, is to resize the images yourself, before uploading, and make sure you apply the correct sharpening techniiques AFTER they're sized properly. 1024xwhatever is too large for websites, try 800x600 instead, and resharpen after resizing... i'm guessing the results will be much better.
It sounds pretty common sense -- but it never occurred to me. Thanks a lot squirl033! That's what I'll do from now on.