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XF 1.1 Images displayed within forum are loosing contrast

#1
Hi

Don't know if this is the right place to post this. I run a photography forum and it has been noted by a few members that images displayed within a thread in the forum aren't as good quality in contrast and resolution as the same image displayed in a normal browser window or in Photoshop.

This image shows the forum displayed image on the left and the same file in a normal browser window. Note these are straight embedded as links not uploaded as attachments

Screen shot 2012-02-14 at 10.57.05.png


This next one shows the same difference with the thread image against the same image in teh same colourspace in Photoshop

Screen shot 2012-02-14 at 11.42.58.png


The difference is slight but does affect the overall quality - and it doesn't show when posted in threads in other forum software.

Any ideas ?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
What settings do you have for image sizes and dimensions in the ACP?

If the images are being resized then there will be a loss of quality.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#4
So the images are just embedded from an external URL?

In which case the forum software won't have any effect - the images will be as the originals once viewed full size.
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#5
If they're just displayed in image tags, then XenForo doesn't have anything to do with it. It's just the browser displaying it. Note that certain browser (Firefox I believe) do actually have support for things like gamma controls in images, so it's possible to see inconsistencies with that.

Using your examples, both images seem to be identical to me.
 
#6
There is certainly a difference but perhaps one only a calibrated screen can see - but the RHS ones both have slightly more contrast

They are only embedded to external URL's