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When importing a jpg into the header position (jpg created in indesign at 1000 px wide) for the twentyeleven theme, the photos are not sharp. what is causing this and how do I fix it?

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Are you resizing the image in the browser? – s_ha_dum Jun 25 '13 at 18:42

Before hitting the button "use this media", have you checked "Full Size" in the Size option?

It's basic, but at times one skips over this things without realizing.

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One issue might be the file type you're using. JPG is best for photorealistic images, but if you're producing something in inDesign you are likely creating something more "graphic" (like a custom font treatment with some drawn boxes, patterns, and solid colors), and for anything other than photorealistic images you'll get your clearest result saving the file as a PNG -- which will also resize with the most sharp/true fidelity to the original.

Regardless, Ordago's answer about "use this media" checking "Full Size" is an essential step.

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