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Quick question... I encountered troubles when setting DNS in www.iPage.com? Thanks in advance for any comment. Second question of mine... I cannot get a crisp clear image - Does anybody have any suggestions on how I can improve the image quality?.

My iPage site is www.globalition.com and I just cannot get the image files to appear very clear - is there something I can do to improve the image quality?..

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Good question... I dunno what is the answer to your question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I discover an anything. You should email the people at iPage as they probably can help you..

Comment #1

Set your images in admin values to 0 that will give you clear pics..

Comment #2

Personally I would use JPG instead of Gif images.....

Just food for thought.....

Comment #3

Carrerarod is right about making the images JPG rather than GIF..

Also, another problem is that the actual size of some of your product images are smaller than the size of the image displayed..

For example, the product photo here:.

Animal Snak.

The actual image is width="105" height="39"..

The displayed image has is width="200" height="74.285714285714"..

When you force the browser to display an image larger than it's actual size, you lose quality..

The only fix is to make your actual image sizes larger before you upload them. Browsers can reduce an images size without as much loss of quality..

This post has been edited by.

Acassa.

: 07 October 2003, 20:27..

Comment #4

There is a few values there exactly which one should I set to 0? Thanks for any advice...

Comment #5

The root of your problem is the form of compression your using. GIF is not a good choice for Re-sizing and that is what OS does with thumbnails. Use JPG instead at a 5-8 value and you'll see a better pic quality...

Comment #6

Indeed, resizing GIF images always leads to ugly looking pictures..

Personally, I dont like resized JPGs either, when done on the fly on the original (big) JPG. That's why I am using three image sizes for all my products. I can imagine it will save a lot of bandwith when visitors don't download the full size image (in thumbnail view) but instead the smaller already resized JPG file...

Comment #7

Actually, if you use a bilinear resample to shrink your GIFs or bicubic resample to enlarge, they maintain their quality for the most part. JPEGs on the other hand are a lossy format and will just degrade over time..

Anyway, how in the heck do you get the images to display at the actual size? i.e. the "header_xxx" images? Changing the settings in the admin CP does nothing. Suppose I will simply edit the HTML...

Comment #8

I cannot get a crisp clear image - Does anybody have any suggestions on how I can improve the image quality?.

My iPage site is www.globalition.com and I just cannot get the image files to appear very clear - is there something I can do to improve the image quality?..

Comment #9

I had a quick look at your iPage site and the images on the front page seem ok. Perhaps it's ones burried in the catalogue itself?.

Either way most people have this sort of issue because the min/max values in your configuration have been set incorrectly. If you have large max values then your images will be stretched by the web browser..

If I were you I would check the min/max values and adjust them and see if that makes a difference...

Comment #10


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.