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23 minutes ago, maxmp said:

@djdarko what is wrong with the image? Can you send it (the original one, from your folder) for tests? Thanks!

It renders very blurry. Note: I have "Increase Resolution" enabled in the Album Art options.

Here are two examples to test,

2979x2979 and 1425x1425

https://i.ibb.co/4V0Zrz0/Moby-Hotel-cover.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/gD70zpD/Tom-Petty-Tom-Petty-The-Heartbreakers-cover.jpg

 

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@djdarko I can see noticeable difference between those rendered in Poweramp and standard gallery, tested build-922 Samsung@12.

Try to reboot phone once? Also are you sure these images are loaded, not some downloaded similar ones? Note that selecting image via Menu / Album Art may reduce quality slightly due to the recompression.

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2 hours ago, maxmp said:

@djdarko I can see noticeable difference between those rendered in Poweramp and standard gallery, tested build-922 Samsung@12.

Try to reboot phone once? Also are you sure these images are loaded, not some downloaded similar ones? Note that selecting image via Menu / Album Art may reduce quality slightly due to the recompression.

I reset the phone, but it didn't seem to make a difference.

I set my phone offline and cleared the album art cache. It's slowly reloading everything. It seems that the ones with odd resolutions might just take longer to render correctly.

Edit: Some are blurry again after being clear while scrolling through them earlier.  Not sure what the issue is. The phone is still offline.

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@djdarko Poweramp uses HARDWARE type of textures on relatively recent devices/Androids (8+). The good thing is that memory pressure from such textures is reduced x2. The bad thing is that image is always handled directly by your device GPU/GPU-drivers, and those may be tuned for lower quality/higher performance and all that may vary between devices/Androids/firmwares/some developer settings, etc.

Still you can try "Increase Resolution" option which will force even higher res images and should resolve your blurry covers issue. Thanks!

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I reported an album art rendering issue a while back, I'm looking a bit further into it and here is what I've found:

The albums don't seem to be random, they are specific covers that I've noticed this happen to. (Also, see the notes at the bottom.)

How to reproduce the issue, enable both of these options in Album Art:

+Use 24-bit RGB

+Increase Resolution

1.) Find an album that displays the blurry artwork. (Album X)

2.) Select/hit play on the blurry album (Album X), then cycle to a prev/next album (Album Y). And hit pause.

(Leave it paused on "Album Y", otherwise the next steps won't work correctly.)

3.) Close Poweramp by minimizing and swiping it away.

4.) Re-open Poweramp, cycle back to the blurry album (Album X), and it should now displaying clearly in high resolution.

[Click Image for Quality Comparison]

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It might be a coincidence that the Windows properties of these blurry covers say "Color Representation: sRGB"

I tested last night on two older devices and couldn't reproduce the issue. It only seems to happen on my newest phone, a "Celero 5G".

I've attached three problematic album covers for testing:

Blurry sRGB Album Covers.zip

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