Re: [NH] image load times and height/width specified in HTML
- Hi Mike,
On 20 Feb 07 14:02 Mike Breiding - Morgantown WV <mike@...>
> Does the specified size of an image reflect it's load time?No.
All that matters is the size of the file.
The slowest part of process from clicking a link to view a page and
its eventual display on your machine is the transmission of the
request and delivery of the page and associated files. The larger the
files to be received the longer it takes. The processing time to
re-size an image once it has been received is negligible.
To test this just point your browser at a large image file, perhaps a
photograph from a digital camera uploaded to your web space. Modern
browsers normally re-size the image so it fits the browser window.
Once its arrived use the appropriate method to view it full size and
toggle back again... It's instantaneous, isn't it?
Obviously, with a file as small as 50k the delays may not be
noticable, especially on a broadband connection, but re-sizing by the
browser takes only microseconds, its the transmission that takes tens
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Mike Breiding - Morgantown WV wrote: Thanks, Jeff.
> Changing the width/height dimensions was just a quick and dirty/lazy way
> for me to get smaller images.
> I suspected smaller files would be the only way to accomplish faster
> loading but I decided to get a second opinion by posting to ntb-htm.
- Jeff Scism wrote:
> Go with EzThumbs, it does a wonderful job of creating thumbnails and istotally agree - EZ Thumbnails is a great little program
> free from the fine folks at Fookes Software...
people are correct -- resizing does take time for the processor, but
such an insignificant amount that it isn't of any concern -- it can also
affect quality, but again insignificantly in most cases
the only advantage of giving them the whole 50K file when they could be
using a much smaller file sized thumbnail is that it is then essentially
preloaded ... but if you are doing that for five images and they aren't
necessarily going to look at all of them ... you are wasting bandwidth
which means time for them and expense for you or your isp and that
eventually drives the cost up. Wasted bandwidth is a bad thing -- even
if the rest of the world doesn't understand that.
- --- "Don - HtmlFixIt.com" <don@...> wrote:
> Jeff Scism wrote:I also put a vote in for EZ Thumbnails. Absolutely LOVE it.
> totally agree - EZ Thumbnails is a great little program
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- At 12:13 PM 2/20/2007 , you wrote:
>--- "Don - HtmlFixIt.com" <don@...> wrote:Thanks to everyone for their input.
> > Jeff Scism wrote:>
> > totally agree - EZ Thumbnails is a great little program.
>I also put a vote in for EZ Thumbnails. Absolutely LOVE it.
I use <http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm>FastStone Image Viewer
to generate thumbnails and resize my pics.
I have found it to be more robust and flexible than most thumbnail generators.
And, it does, much, much more - all for the low, low price of freeware.
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