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Unread 02-05-2008, 04:20 PM   #1
GS
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poor image quality

Hello,

Can anyone tell me how I can get better quality rendering of images in IE.
Viewing the same pages in Mozilla Firefox or Netscape Navigator has much
better quality rendering of images. Is this something that IE is capable of
via a setting or option?

Thanks in advance!

Kind regards,
Garry
 
Unread 02-05-2008, 10:17 PM   #2
Don Varnau
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Re: poor image quality

Hi,
In Internet Options> Advanced, uncheck "Enable automatic image resizing."

Then, more information required...
Which version of Windows?
Which version of Internet Explorer?

Hope this helps,
Don
[MS MVP- IE]

"GS" <GS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BBBC7226-CF86-4095-88C8-1DE7681B2A10@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
>
> Can anyone tell me how I can get better quality rendering of images in IE.
> Viewing the same pages in Mozilla Firefox or Netscape Navigator has much
> better quality rendering of images. Is this something that IE is capable

of
> via a setting or option?
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
> Kind regards,
> Garry


 
Unread 03-05-2008, 03:16 AM   #3
GS
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Re: poor image quality

Thanks don, but none of the settings on this tab make any difference. The
issue persists with IE6, IE7. WinXP SP2 is the platform, all Windows updates
are current.

This is not a problem with any of the other browsers I have tried, including
testing out several browser controls in VB apps and Delphi apps. IE just
always had poor image rendering for some reason. Win2000, XP SP1 or SP2,
Vista all behave the same and so I don't suspect it's an OS issue. That's why
I'm thinking there must be a setting in IE that defaults to this rendering
behavior. After trying so many other browsers without this issue, either IE
just has a lousy image rendering capability or Microsoft has it deliberately
defaulting to some really basic grade of quality.

regards,
Garry
---

"Don Varnau" wrote:

> Hi,
> In Internet Options> Advanced, uncheck "Enable automatic image resizing."
>
> Then, more information required...
> Which version of Windows?
> Which version of Internet Explorer?
>
> Hope this helps,
> Don
> [MS MVP- IE]
>
> "GS" <GS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:BBBC7226-CF86-4095-88C8-1DE7681B2A10@microsoft.com...
> > Hello,
> >
> > Can anyone tell me how I can get better quality rendering of images in IE.
> > Viewing the same pages in Mozilla Firefox or Netscape Navigator has much
> > better quality rendering of images. Is this something that IE is capable

> of
> > via a setting or option?
> >
> > Thanks in advance!
> >
> > Kind regards,
> > Garry

>
>

 
Unread 03-05-2008, 06:16 AM   #4
VanguardLH
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Re: poor image quality

"GS" wrote in <news:BBBC7226-CF86-4095-88C8-1DE7681B2A10@microsoft.com>:

> Hello,
>
> Can anyone tell me how I can get better quality rendering of images in IE.
> Viewing the same pages in Mozilla Firefox or Netscape Navigator has much
> better quality rendering of images. Is this something that IE is capable of
> via a setting or option?


Got a web accelerator installed on that host? It works by NOT
downloading all content (so it looks to be faster because less gets
delivered).
 
Unread 03-05-2008, 06:25 PM   #5
GS
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Re: poor image quality

Thanks for your suggestion. Visiting the same page[s] in 5 different browsers
on the same machine should also render the same results. IE is the only
browser that renders the images poorly, and so I don't think this is a host
engine problem.

As long as I have been using IE (since win95), it has always rendered images
poorly. My definition of poorly is: fuzzy images, hard to read screenshot
images (in any format), image distortion. They actually appear as though they
are out of focus on the page. This occurs on any website I visit, and viewing
the same page[s] in any other browser is crystal clear. <??>

Thanks,
Garry

"VanguardLH" wrote:

> "GS" wrote in <news:BBBC7226-CF86-4095-88C8-1DE7681B2A10@microsoft.com>:
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > Can anyone tell me how I can get better quality rendering of images in IE.
> > Viewing the same pages in Mozilla Firefox or Netscape Navigator has much
> > better quality rendering of images. Is this something that IE is capable of
> > via a setting or option?

>
> Got a web accelerator installed on that host? It works by NOT
> downloading all content (so it looks to be faster because less gets
> delivered).
>

 
Unread 03-05-2008, 08:20 PM   #6
Leo
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Re: poor image quality

Images rendered in IE on millions of computers are of high quality.
Accordingly, the problem of poor image quality on your computer is most
likely to be a problem caused by your hardware or improper setup.

--
Leo

"I contend that, for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity, is
like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the
handle." - Winston Churchill




"GS" <GS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8CFA7C03-35B9-4949-A868-C832D42CB60B@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for your suggestion. Visiting the same page[s] in 5 different
> browsers
> on the same machine should also render the same results. IE is the only
> browser that renders the images poorly, and so I don't think this is a
> host
> engine problem.
>
> As long as I have been using IE (since win95), it has always rendered
> images
> poorly. My definition of poorly is: fuzzy images, hard to read screenshot
> images (in any format), image distortion. They actually appear as though
> they
> are out of focus on the page. This occurs on any website I visit, and
> viewing
> the same page[s] in any other browser is crystal clear. <??>
>
> Thanks,
> Garry
>
> "VanguardLH" wrote:
>
>> "GS" wrote in <news:BBBC7226-CF86-4095-88C8-1DE7681B2A10@microsoft.com>:
>>
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > Can anyone tell me how I can get better quality rendering of images in
>> > IE.
>> > Viewing the same pages in Mozilla Firefox or Netscape Navigator has
>> > much
>> > better quality rendering of images. Is this something that IE is
>> > capable of
>> > via a setting or option?

>>
>> Got a web accelerator installed on that host? It works by NOT
>> downloading all content (so it looks to be faster because less gets
>> delivered).
>>


 
Unread 03-05-2008, 08:20 PM   #7
GS
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Re: poor image quality

Hi Leo,

Yes, that's exactly what I suspect. My question is why is it happening only
with IE and not the other browsers? Same machine running the browsers so it's
always the same hardware, but different results from IE only. I suspect a
conflict with IE and my hardware. For instance, since we are talking about
rendering then I suspect display settings or drivers. The display is
1920x1200 res driven by nVidia QuadroFX adaptor on a Dell Precision M90
portable workstation. I do some serious cad work and solid modelling with
this machine and it has absolutely awesome image/video rendering in all media
apps except IE!

thanks...,
Garry
---

"Leo" wrote:

> Images rendered in IE on millions of computers are of high quality.
> Accordingly, the problem of poor image quality on your computer is most
> likely to be a problem caused by your hardware or improper setup.
>
> --
> Leo
>
> "I contend that, for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity, is
> like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the
> handle." - Winston Churchill
>
>
>
>
> "GS" <GS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8CFA7C03-35B9-4949-A868-C832D42CB60B@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks for your suggestion. Visiting the same page[s] in 5 different
> > browsers
> > on the same machine should also render the same results. IE is the only
> > browser that renders the images poorly, and so I don't think this is a
> > host
> > engine problem.
> >
> > As long as I have been using IE (since win95), it has always rendered
> > images
> > poorly. My definition of poorly is: fuzzy images, hard to read screenshot
> > images (in any format), image distortion. They actually appear as though
> > they
> > are out of focus on the page. This occurs on any website I visit, and
> > viewing
> > the same page[s] in any other browser is crystal clear. <??>
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Garry
> >
> > "VanguardLH" wrote:
> >
> >> "GS" wrote in <news:BBBC7226-CF86-4095-88C8-1DE7681B2A10@microsoft.com>:
> >>
> >> > Hello,
> >> >
> >> > Can anyone tell me how I can get better quality rendering of images in
> >> > IE.
> >> > Viewing the same pages in Mozilla Firefox or Netscape Navigator has
> >> > much
> >> > better quality rendering of images. Is this something that IE is
> >> > capable of
> >> > via a setting or option?
> >>
> >> Got a web accelerator installed on that host? It works by NOT
> >> downloading all content (so it looks to be faster because less gets
> >> delivered).
> >>

>
>

 
Unread 03-05-2008, 09:22 PM   #8
GS
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RE: poor image quality


Thanks to everyone who replied!

I played around with the Zoom and Text Size settings and was able to get the
image quality I expect. Initially, I had 100% Zoom and "medium" Text Size.
Now it's 80% Zoom and set Text Size to "larger".

What I don't get is all the browsers are the "out-of-the-box" defaults as
far as settings go.<??>

Kind regards,
Garry
---

"GS" wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Can anyone tell me how I can get better quality rendering of images in IE.
> Viewing the same pages in Mozilla Firefox or Netscape Navigator has much
> better quality rendering of images. Is this something that IE is capable of
> via a setting or option?
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
> Kind regards,
> Garry

 
Unread 04-05-2008, 06:13 AM   #9
VanguardLH
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Re: poor image quality

"GS" wrote in <news:8CFA7C03-35B9-4949-A868-C832D42CB60B@microsoft.com>:

> Thanks for your suggestion. Visiting the same page[s] in 5 different browsers
> on the same machine should also render the same results. IE is the only
> browser that renders the images poorly, and so I don't think this is a host
> engine problem.
>
> As long as I have been using IE (since win95), it has always rendered images
> poorly. My definition of poorly is: fuzzy images, hard to read screenshot
> images (in any format), image distortion. They actually appear as though they
> are out of focus on the page. This occurs on any website I visit, and viewing
> the same page[s] in any other browser is crystal clear. <??>


Oh, I thought you were reporting a new problem, not a historical
observation regarding all versions of IE.

IE relies on image rendering libraries that are part of Windows to
display images in pages. Maybe those other web browsers incorporate
their own image rendering libraries rather than use the one in the OS,
or perhaps they incorporate a sharpening filter (which means you really
don't see what the web site proffered but rather a modified copy).

I would think you could go over to the mozilla.* newsgroups to ask how
that web browser renders images and what libraries it uses for that and
if sharpening filters are included. You can use the news.mozilla.org
NNTP server to get to those newsgroups.
 
 

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