Recent versions of MS Internet Explorer have an Auto Image
Resize feature which automatically resizes a large graphic to fit within the
current browser window. This often reduces the quality of the resized image and
may cause text found in many of the images on this site to be unreadable,
especially with articles from the newspaper or captioned photos. You can revert
to the full-sized image by hovering over the lower right corner of the resized
image and clicking the icon that appears, but we suggest that you turn Auto Image Resize off.
To turn off
automatic resize go to the Tools menu in Internet Explorer.
Internet Options at the bottom of the menu. You will then see seven tabs
at the top of a dialog box.
Click on the last
one which is the Advanced options. Under this tap you will see lots of
boxes with descriptions. Some will be checked and others not.
Scroll down to
the Multimedia section. A line in that section should read -
Enable Automatic Image Resizing.
box and click on Ok at the bottom of the window.
You're finished and
can go back to viewing images in the format they were meant to be seen.
Site Visitors using AOL should be aware that if they are using the default AOL
browser, many of the images on this site will be compressed by the AOL browser
and will not be seen at their best quality. There are many web pages which
explain this effect and how to turn off the image compression in AOL. Here are a
few sites that give a good explanation of this.
Digital Blasphemy |
AOL's default image compression |