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Instructables image quality Answered

Am I just imagining it, or did Instructables' thumbnail and preview images used to be much higher quality than they are now? Personally, I'm a fan of PNGs for their lossless compression, but I'm fine with lossy formats like JPEG as long as the quality is high enough that there isn't blatant distortion all over. But when I look at thumbnails and preview pictures on instructables now, I can't help but notice how crappy they look with all the distortion. My question is whether the decision to use low quality thumbs/previews was made in order to conserve disk space, reduce bandwidth, or improve load times?

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tech-king
tech-king

13 years ago

if i had to pick one, it would be faster load times.

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matseng
matseng

Reply 13 years ago

If they really are more compressed now than earlier I'd vote for the bandwidth alternative....

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Kiteman
Kiteman

13 years ago

I hadn't noticed them getting worse.

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

same here
pats lcd screen wonderingly

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

That's a point - I recently replaced my PC's CRT screen and discovered all sorts of new stuff that I hadn't been able to see.