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Low Quality Scaled Image

capella_ben
01 Jan, 2019 05:30
Lately I have noticed that the scaled image you upload is very blury and poor quality.

For examaple on this page:  https://www.astrobin.com/383607/

If I compare with the original image you can really tell the difference:
https://1drv.ms/u/s!AmYsldGbye0hucd5wRsotwGu6gJQog

Why has the image quality gone down?

Many thanks.
capella_ben
02 Jan, 2019 11:07
Looks like it has been reduced in size to 620*411 then expanded in size to about double.

I downloaded it and it look sfine by itself, just a bit too small.

What are the guidelines for the images so we can get them to look good on the page?

Thanks.
siovene
02 Jan, 2019 12:10
Hi Ben,
no, AstroBin does not reduce and then expand again.

Your original upload gets compressed with the following settings:

  • No compression at all for the real-pixels size. AstroBin just adds the watermark if applicable.
  • No compression at all for the HD size, but resized to 1920px wide with 100% JPG quality setting
  • No compression at all for the default view, but resized 620px wide with 100% JPG quality settings
  • Quality reduced to 80% for small thumbnails
I suspect that what you are seeing is that whatever program you are using to view the image on the right of your composition, is also increasing sharpness when displaying the image at a smaller size.

AstroBin prefers not to do any guesses, so it doesn't change anything besides bilinear scaling at maximum quality.
capella_ben
02 Jan, 2019 12:18
Cool, thanks.  I'll have another look at the processing and see if there is something I can do.
 
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