Automatic Image Resizing and Compression
When you upload images to Brandboom, they undergo compression and resizing. Several versions of the original uploaded image are created for use throughout the site (thumbnail, zoom, etc).
Compressing and resizing allows for smaller sized files to be stored and loaded, which optimizes page load time for the viewer while still maintaining a suitable amount of quality for the images.
In most cases, the effects of compression are not noticeable or are negligible.
In some cases you may find your images on Brandboom are not as clear or sharp as you want them to be due to the processing they undergo.
Problems may include:
- pixelation (lines or edges seem jagged)
- loss of detail
- artifacts (pieces of discoloration or noise)
Images more affected by Compression
We've found that image compression seems to have less desirable results when:
- the product appears very small in the image area
- the product contains very small details
- the image is a CAD drawing with fine lines
- there are large areas of solid colors or extremely subtle gradations
- there are areas of strong red colors
Product Tile Images and Compression
While higher quality images are used in other areas, a lower quality image is used on Product tiles to decrease load times as much as possible since these thumbnails are only meant for initial reference and we load all of your Products at once.
This allows users on the Buyer and the Seller side to load up a page and see the full offering of Products quickly and navigate through it.
When the user generates a PDF or clicks into the product for more details, they are then able to see higher resolution images that provide more visual detail.
Optimize image quality
When trying to improve the quality of your images, start by minimizing the amount of quality loss before the image is processed.
See Optimize Image files for more details
Request Higher Quality
If you are unsatisfied with the quality of the images and would like to see the compression decreased, please contact Support to request this feature.