On Sat, Nov 19, 2005 at 02:18:03AM +0000, "Alastair M. Robinson" <[EMAIL 
PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >But still, its clearly a faulty algorithm... Quite serious as well(?)
> 
> This might be a silly question, but why is GIMP using interpolation at 
> all when reducing images?
> 
> Shouldn't it be doing weighted averaging of all the source pixels that 
> contribute to a destination pixel?

Weighted averaging is a way of interpolation.

Regarding the original image, though: at least imagemagick produces a
sharp image without any artifacts when using lanczos, so maybe there is a
problem.

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