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Image Quality

BradWesley123 2 months, 3 weeks ago at Mar 30 5:07 -
The image quality on every posted photo I look at has been downgraded, both when they are full-sized and condensed. There appears to be problems with pixels; images appear overly-blurry.
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Tom 2 months, 3 weeks ago at Mar 30 17:36 -
If they were png images they are now being converted to jpg since serving images has become really expensive especially uncompessed png's. If you can list some specific examples I check look into it more

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goofymane 2 months, 2 weeks ago at Apr 3 19:36 -
I just noticed this as well. Images were blurry no matter what the original quality was. It could be intermittent depending on server resources since images uploaded this morning were fine. I'll try again later and see what happens...
goofymane 2 months, 2 weeks ago at Apr 4 16:55 -
I'm not sure, but it seems that if the background is white, the quality degrades. I analyzed all my images uploaded, and it seems to be the case. This might be tied to the duplicate image processing and it detects it as an outlier which would then change the quality? I don't know, just a theory...
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Tom 2 months, 2 weeks ago at Apr 6 17:41 -
Can you post a specific example so I can compare with the old image server?
Avid Admirer 2 months, 2 weeks ago at Apr 6 21:50 -
Did you upload this URL: images2.imagebam.com/0d/4d/26/6973ab810713373.jpg ? or copy image and paste - sometimes I've done that by accident and it posts a smaller, preview pic.
Avid Admirer 2 months, 2 weeks ago at Apr 6 22:06 -
Nevermind - it is definitely compressing the image. And they are both JPG's too.
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Tom 2 months, 1 week ago at Apr 7 3:33 -
I've changed it to improve the quality
goofymane 2 months, 1 week ago at Apr 7 5:05 -
I tested it by uploading more, images doesn't seem improved, still looks blurry.

There seems to be a correlation with how bright or dark the pics are. These are a few examples of the same type of images:

good quality, pic has darker tones
www.listal.com/viewimage/15981977h

original
www.imagebam.com/image/667f2d811109013



blurry, pic has mostly light tones/white
www.listal.com/viewimage/15982019h

original
www.imagebam.com/image/aaa872811109033


as you can see, the image with darker tones is barely unchanged, white the lighter image is noticeably blurry.


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Tom 2 months, 1 week ago at Apr 9 19:40 -
The quality issues should be fixed now
BradWesley123 2 months, 1 week ago at Apr 11 4:41 -
They're certainly better, though the images still aren't 100% fixed.
BradWesley123 2 months ago at Apr 18 4:39 -
Still pretty rough.
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Tom 2 months ago at Apr 19 11:48 -
Please can you post specific examples that look worse than they did before so I can look into it further
ginofame 1 month, 2 weeks ago at Apr 30 14:18 -
I noticed the following:

The images are displayed in black and white and sometimes green before they are full.

Are they progressive JPEGs?



BradWesley123 1 month ago at May 17 3:12 -
Still pretty rough.

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