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Ugly compression

Hi, is it possible to make ugly compression not happen? I am working on a simple hand painted rock texture and wanted to see how it currently looked in the engine, and the compression really shocked me.

Fresh reimport of the texture (showing it uncompressed)
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After saving (which auto compresses)
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Change the ‘Default’ compression settings to use either BC7 (Compressed, which is a better format anyway), or VectorDisplacementMap (which is uncompressed). There are some advantages/disadvantages to both. I did a stream on Texture Compression a while ago, check it out here (sorry, no YouTube upload :() http://www.twitch.tv/thejamsh/v/4432611

Compression is just something you have to learn to live with, but if it’s really important that a texture isn’t compressed then it’s fine to use these options every now and again.