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Re: [css-images] Gamma errors in image downscaling

From: Lea Verou <lea@verou.me>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 01:05:18 -0500
Cc: Tavmjong Bah <tav.w3c@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <28AEEF3E-CC74-48A5-9E79-7AD56DA6968F@verou.me>
To: Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com>
On Nov 10, 2014, at 16:00, Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com> wrote:
> If you're creating patterns and other vector shapes, the solution is to express them natively in either CSS or SVG.
> Pixel scaling vector artwork is not something we should spend time fixing.

1. Authors do not always have full control over which images they have to use, the bitmap image might be given to them and vectorizing raster images is non-trivial.
2. The pattern may appear as part of a photo that was added later. Again, you are assuming that authors always create the images they use themselves.
3. As proven by the link in the first post, sometimes such cases occur organically in photos as well (e.g. check the saturn photo, the fly photo and all the other examples).

~Lea
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