[thelist] Also Graphics Related

C Williams seahorse at inreach.com
Thu Jan 3 12:25:33 CST 2002

I think the problem you will run into with trying to use only one image to
create this effect is image size.  Your user will have to wait for a longer
download for the thumbnails...as you would be only using the one larger
image.  Now the browser is going to have to do the work to resize the large
image to fit in the tiny square (the thumbnail).  You may lose your audience
while they are waiting and waiting and waiting......  You cannot use the
smaller image, as it will be stretched out and look like garbage.  You are
not talking about code here, you are talking about image size and quality,
and I dont think there is a shortcut.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Salvatore Palmisano" <spalmisano at usashs.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 6:52 AM
Subject: RE: [thelist] Also Graphics Related

> No you didnt misunderstand, I do have PS6 and currently use it to manually
> create thumbnail images.
> What Id like to find is something that'll do it server-side so I dont have
> to maintain two sets of images (thumbs and originals).
> All I want to do is place an image in the appropriate directory and have
> ASP do the rest. Currently ASP *does* do all the rest; it creates the
> for the thumb display, grabs whatever image the user clicks on, and
> the title and description of the image...all its missing is to create the
> thumbnails on the fly.
> There's no user-upload going on and we're not talking about hundreds of
> images (its just a family photoalbum), so Im not too worried about the
> server load.
> The album is at http://palmisanonet.com if you want to see what Im talking
> about.
> Thanks.
> --Salvatore
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> i hate to sound like a dolt on this, but why would you make the
> server do the image manipulation instead of automating it in
> Photoshop (or ImageReady)?  i'm working on the assumption that
> you have PS (based on previous posts, but i do confuse easily)...
> i say this because this ASP function just seems like too much
> work for the server to do... either it resizes the image *every* time
> (which would be silly), or it does it once when requested, meaning
> they all get resized within your testing timeframe (and you still have
> different directories full of images)...
> so why make the server do it, where you lose control over the
> image quality and where it throws extra stress on the server that
> can be done elsewhere?
> i can understand it if you want people who are web-dull to be able
> to upload a photo and have the system automagically create all the
> different thumbnail sizes it needs, but this is for your personal site...
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