Picture Shape - Image Quality Loss

I love the Picture Shape functionality where you can apply any shape to an image within your .story file.  However, the image becomes blurry after publishing.  Has anyone else experienced this issue and/or know a good work-around other than editing the image in an external editor to get the shape effect?  Please see screenshots below in preview mode and then after publish displaying same image with and without Picture Shape applied.


Before Publish (Preview)

After Publish

6 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Layne and welcome to Heroes! 

This is something that we've previously reported to our QA assurance team where the image becomes blurry when a picture shape has been applied to it. It seems to be more noticeable if you allow the content to scale to fit the browser, and you could change that within your player settings. 

Layne Northsea

Thank you, Ashley! I am happy to hear the QA team is aware of the issue. I have tried tweaking with Player Settings and found it is less noticeable. Also as a work-around, I did a screen capture of the images with shape applied in Preview mode (on a plain white background), knocked out the bg and re-inserted the manipulated images with clarity intact. It's a few extra steps but worth it for a crisp look.

I appreciate your support and feedback.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Layne,

I'm glad you were able to find a work around that worked for you. We'll keep you posted if there is any additional information by posting here in the thread. Can you confirm which update of Storyline you're using so I can add it to the existing report? We're currently on update 5 of Storyline.