Ubuntu wallpapers are low quality (low resolution, JPEG artefacts, noise)
Ubuntu wallpapers are low quality. They often are low resolution, have JPEG artefacts and/or visible noise. This degrades the quality feel of the desktop itself.
The low resolution is self explanatory. Many people use a monitor resolution that is 1920 pixels wide. This should be easy to support as even the lowest quality digital camera is higher resolution than that. By comparison, "gnome-backgrounds" uses mostly 2560x1600 or 1920x1200.
Often JPEG artefacts are visible in areas of very slight gradation. Though in precise I think there is a bigger problem with noise. Neither of these should be visible on the desktop. Please increase the JPEG encoding quality, and the image smoothness before that.
Compare ubuntu-wallpapers with those from gnome-backgrounds. Though gnome-backgrounds are not great quality either, they are far better prepared than ubuntu-wallpapers.
|Changed in ubuntu-wallpapers (Ubuntu):|
|importance:||Undecided → Medium|