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Final Render quality worse than Preview Render

Question asked by Tyler Prudhomme on Dec 10, 2012
Latest reply on Dec 17, 2012 by Tyler Prudhomme

I'm currently working on a project for school, as I'm undertaking Industrial Design:

When attempting to render a light/lamp concept in a final render, the time it takes is incredibly long, and worse is that the result/outcome of said render is in such bad quality; Before anyone asks if I've played with the settings, I've set it to Best (but not maximum) and my preview render is set to "good" (beneath "better", which is beneath "best")
Why? Why is it that a final render looks worse than a preview render? (I should probably attach a picture illustrating what I mean, as "quality" can be interpretted differently from person to person)

Thank you,