Friday, June 19, 2009

Mid-Atlantic Chapter meeting report

The VRA Mid-Atlantic Chapter met at James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA on Friday, May 29, 2009. The meeting report is now available.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Automatically generated thumbnails

Generating thumbnails from full-size images has been a weakness of MDID 2. Often the thumbnails ended up being pixelated, especially for line drawings and certain kind of photographs.

MDID 3 uses a different image processing library (PIL, Python Imaging Library) that produces much better results. I just created these samples for comparison:

The left thumbnails are saved at 80% quality, the ones on the right at 95% (and twice the file size), but both appear to be of reasonable detail and quality.