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tehwatever
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Twinkling Balloon - Took part in the 2021 community collab.
Artist -
Ten years of changes - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of MLP:FiM!
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
Wallet After Summer Sale -
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2019) - Celebrated Derpibooru's seventh year anniversary with friends.

I love “magically overpowered” Starlight pics and meme.
 
I wonder if Luna hires Starlight to create a the night sky for some occassions.
Background Pony #5428
@xbi  
i didn’t mean to offend you or cause a PNG vs JPEG debate in the comments. This drawing is lovely, and Rainbow Dash and Starlight Glimmer are my two absolute favorite ponies. so this drawing is a real treat. thanks for continuing to draw ponies!
xbi
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A Really Hyper Artist - 500+ images under their artist tag
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A Really Classy Artist - 250+ images under their artist tag
An Artist Who Rocks - 100+ images under their artist tag
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Personally I think that 97% quality jpeg is good enough, and invisible jpeg noise at this quality level is the least problem compared to brush small mistakes everywhere. I put this this large resolution just because it look better after browser rescale it. When I export to smaller resolutions about 1000px, I use PNG format. JPEG sometimes has issues with smooth gradients, seems not to be an issue here.
 
I tried to export PNG, it took about 1 minute to export and produce 9 megabyte file, this is too much even for fast internet connections, and derpibooru can’t fallback to jpeg preview versions for huge PNGs in fullscreen browser.
 
Assume I just traded huge picture resolution to jpeg artifacts. This is very usefull and profitable trade. I can put smaller resolution file in PNG file, but this “lossless” format actually loses much more than jpeg for original resolution. It is better to upload original 4000px resolution in good quality JPEGs than downscaled 1000px PNGs with the same file size.
redweasel
Duck - "someone befriended them, saved them, coaxed them out of their shell, and showed them that sex is nothing to be afraid of. I’m kind of envious of that rape victim"

Fuzzbutt
@Dashi
 
the only thing you should never ever do is convert a jpeg back into a png. that is almost always a terrible idea.
 
you’re right jpeg gives you more “bang for your buck” byte-for-byte. most people asking for a png are just asking for a file that hasn’t been scaled down or reduced in quality. big pngs can always be scaled down, and converted to jpeg if someone wants. with a gigabyte costing about 2-3 pennies today, storage isn’t a big deal, but 50MB is still a lot to transfer over a network, so it’s perfectly reasonable to offer imperceptibly lower quality versions for download.
Dashu
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Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
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Charitable Contributor - Contributed to a series of art packs that helped raise over $10,000 for charity
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Dashu The First
@Background Pony #5428  
Storage is not free. If I would export my art in PNG format a single file would be 50MB big, painful to display on many devices, impossible to easily share on many messengers and a whole release consisting of many versions of the pic would end up in gigabytes, while accomplishing absolutely nothing, as you can’t spot differences unless you examine individual pixels, so it’s better to export more versions or wallpapers, rather than wasting that for one pic, but I guess I just don’t care about my audience.
 
PNG is not a format for storing huge pictures and photos with tons of colors and textures. PNG works best for small pictures, where JPEG would destroy them, but once you get millions of pixels you reach the point of diminishing returns and it’s better to switch to max quality JPEG to save space, unless you specifically need a loseless compression (though if you don’t have much going on with colors, a PNG may result in a much smaller file size than JPEG actually, it was designed as a replacement for GIF after all). The point is to use the right tool for the right job.
Background Pony #5428
@xbi  
i was exaggerating when i said you probably don’t care about your audience. i just think PNG is always the superior format, but for such lovely and colorful drawings like this with a rich background, PNG’s are nice to have!
xbi
Fine Arts - Two hundred uploads with a score of over a hundred (Safe/Suggestive)
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A Really Hyper Artist - 500+ images under their artist tag
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A Really Classy Artist - 250+ images under their artist tag
An Artist Who Rocks - 100+ images under their artist tag
Artist -

@Background Pony #5428
 
Just care about file size. I put huge resolution jpg because it is better to spend bits on high quality large resolution JPG than smaller resolution PNG. Full resolution PNG are just slow to load on most often used internet connections. I can share PNG or source psd/clip file if you need it
Background Pony #5428
this is in JPG instead of PNG so the artist probably doesn’t care about his audience.
AC97
Non-Fungible Trixie -
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition

I think it would be the dream of a lot of star-aligned unicorns, to make the night sky shine like that.
 
It’s really beautiful.