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Internet Image Degradation

Do things grow old in cyberspace? The answer is "yes"...

When pictures are constantly copied from website to website, and recompressed and rescaled every time, an interesting loss of quality occurs gradually over time. This page tries to simulate and display this gradual devolution. The first picture is the original.

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First someone reduced to a 64 color gif.

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Someone resized the image to 479 pixels and compressed the image at 20% jpeg quality.

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Then they resized the image to 370 pixels and compressed the image at 43% jpeg quality.

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Someone added a bit of contrast, resized the image to 525 pixels and compressed the image at 29% jpeg quality.

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Someone else reduced to a 54 color gif.

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Then they added a bit of sharpen because it looked blurry, resized the image to 376 pixels and compressed the image at 49% jpeg quality.

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After that, they resized the image to 457 pixels and compressed the image at 67% jpeg quality.

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Then someone resized the image to 469 pixels and compressed the image at 9% jpeg quality.

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Someone added a bit of contrast, resized the image to 511 pixels and compressed the image at 13% jpeg quality.

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Then they reduced to a 25 color gif.

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Someone reduced to a 32 color gif.

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Then someone added a bit of sharpen because it looked blurry, resized the image to 520 pixels and compressed the image at 24% jpeg quality and then they reduced to a 40 color gif.

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Someone else added a bit of sharpen because it looked blurry, resized the image to 575 pixels, compressed the image at 23% jpeg quality and someone else added a bit of contrast, resized the image to 572 pixels and compressed the image at 15% jpeg quality.

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Then someone resized the image to 342 pixels, compressed the image at 27% jpeg quality and someone else resized the image to 526 pixels and compressed the image at 21% jpeg quality.

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Someone else resized the image to 486 pixels, compressed the image at 16% jpeg quality and someone else resized the image to 377 pixels and compressed the image at 20% jpeg quality.

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Then someone resized the image to 558 pixels and compressed the image at 25% jpeg quality and then they reduced to a 29 color gif.

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Then someone added a bit of sharpen because it looked blurry, resized the image to 516 pixels and compressed the image at 33% jpeg quality and then someone reduced to a 37 color gif.

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Then they reduced to a 47 color gif and then they resized the image to 319 pixels and compressed the image at 13% jpeg quality.

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After that, they resized the image to 346 pixels, compressed the image at 15% jpeg quality and someone resized the image to 325 pixels and compressed the image at 21% jpeg quality.

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Then someone resized the image to 563 pixels, compressed the image at 9% jpeg quality and after that, they added a bit of contrast, resized the image to 464 pixels and compressed the image at 9% jpeg quality.

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Finally they resized the image to 463 pixels and compressed the image at 10% jpeg quality.

Oh my, that got pretty bad.


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