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Have you disabled MSIE's (browser) settings for "Automatic Image Resizing" and "Smart Image Dithering"?

Type: General
Yes 15% 7 Votes
No 19% 9 Votes
Not sure what this is 30% 14 Votes
Never use MSIE 36% 17 Votes

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47 Votes Total

Jul 28, 2008

Poll Replies (13)

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Drooler (220) Yes, on the image resizing; I want to see images in their actual sizes.

No on the smart image dithering. That's still checked. I need some education on the pro's and con's of this one.

07-28-08  02:19am

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Toadsith (48) Despite rarely using IE (who really bothers with the MS on the front?) I do have image resizing & dithering off, in case I ever do look at large image using IE.

In Firefox (my preferred browser) - I also have the image resizing jazz turned off.

07-28-08  09:47am

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Wittyguy (105) God yes I'm of those Luddites who still uses IE as their main browser. I usually just look at the pics before deciding whether to zip them or not so it's not too big of deal to have automatic image reisizing (a quick mouse click and the full image comes back). As for "smart image dithering" I have no clue what that is. Is it related to smart image dallying :-) ?
07-28-08  11:40am

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turboshaft (24) Yes, absolutely. I don't have a gigantic screen and hate having images (or any other type of file) resized. Usually they have already been watermarked, airbrushed, and/or cropped so they don't need any more manipulation.
07-28-08  01:18pm

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Drooler (220) REPLY TO #3 - Wittyguy :

OK, well, I got off my arse and did a little dallying in info land. "Smart Image Dithering" is smoothing rough edges in images, such as a girl's sweet tanned backside with a white background.

I now recall the Days of the Jaggies, back in the Internet Bronze Age, when images would sometimes have these really hideous zig-zaggy lines, especially on curves and diagonals. Uggghh!

Some folks say it's an issue for people who use dial-up. And some folks say that "SID" actually makes images look worse if you're using broadband.

So I (broadband) went over to Suze.net and did a little test, with Nikki Jayne as my willing subject. SID on, and refresh. SID off, and refresh. Did I see any difference? No.

Well, this is hardly the stuff of scientific inquiry, but the data doesn't lie ...

But I've turned off SID just the same, 'cause I want to be sure that I will see images as close to what they will look like in another app once I take them away from IE.

Actually, it's the people who produce the images that should do the proper dithering, not the end user. It's only right.

And as for the "Smart" in "Smart Image Dithering," that just sounds like marketing schtick. They could just call it dithering. The only thing dithered IS image media, after all.

And it's time to do some Smart Software Upgrading and check out the latest version of Firefox, which I have read is really excellent.

07-28-08  01:50pm

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pinkerton (41) Don't usually use IE to browse images
07-28-08  04:12pm

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PinkPanther (46) I don't have a clue what you all are on about - lol

I'm a simple man - give me hot babes on a screen, if they look good, I'm happy.

07-28-08  06:18pm

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CaliFornicator (7) I dont use IE...Firefox on my PC laptop and Opera on my iMAC
07-28-08  09:12pm

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asmith12 (124) Wow! I think 37% of users never using MSIE calls for another poll "Which browser do you use as a primary one?"
07-29-08  05:11pm

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REPLY TO #9 - asmith12 :

errrrr ... actually, that was a past poll question.
See " What web browser do you use? "

07-29-08  06:27pm

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TheRizzo (23) But I use Firefox almost exclusively.
07-29-08  09:39pm

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MargulisAZ (84) Yeah, I'm not even sure what this is really.
08-06-08  11:00pm

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asmith12 (124) REPLY TO #10 - Khan :

Well, at least it is consistent with this one :-).
09-13-08  09:19am

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