Andy, If I had access to his server it would make things oh-so-simple.
As it is, he's running IIS and ASP, so no PHP GD loving for him. I've tried pointing out to him what he's doing, and I'll be damned if I can figure out why he's doing it the way he is (he being a fairly large company with an absolutely shocking website). I've written a couple of fairly graphics intensive presentations just to highlight the difference, to no avail. At any rate, it appears as though I'm completely out of luck on this issue. -- Cheers, Morgan Grubb. "Andrew Chase" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message [EMAIL PROTECTED]">news:[EMAIL PROTECTED]... > Hi Morgan, > > None that I'm aware of. I guess this is somewhat OT, but does the person > you're giving the images to realize that resizing the images by means of the > HTML width/height attributes doesn't do anything to size of the file the > person viewing the page has to download? I don't know the particulars of > your situation, but say you give him a dozen high quality JPEGS at 800x600 > pixels and about 120K each... if he puts those on a page and resizes them to > 96 x 72 in the HTML to make 'thumbnails', the user is still going to be > stuck downloading 1440K! That's a pretty hefty page to download even if you > have a broadband connection. (From an end-user standpoint, I find it > *really* annoying when people do this!) > > Maybe you can point this out to the person you're supplying images to? It's > not a PHP-based solution, but maybe it will help :) > > Good Luck, > > -Andy > > P.S. You could put together a PHP script that would use the GD > 'imagecopyresampled' function to automatically generate the thumbnails for > him, but that assumes 1) You have access to his server and 2) He has PHP ;) > > > > -----Original Message----- > > I'm wondering if anybody has ever figured out a way to get around the > > absolutely abysmal way that Internet Explorer resizes images? > > > > The problem is that the person I'm supplying the images to refuses to use > > two copies (a small one, and a large one) and instead uses one (just the > > large one) and when he needs a small representation of it he > > slaps the large > > image in and sets the width and height tags. > > > > The problem comes in when I'm trying to supply him with good > > looking images. > > Sure, the large image looks fine, but that smaller image gets aliased to > > hell and back. Can the large image be recompressed in such a way that it > > doesn't noticeably damage the large version, but improves how it > > looks when > > arbitrarily shrunk in IE? > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php