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The Hazards Of Compression
Yesterday morning found me waiting at the jetty.
We had just missed a ferry. There were twenty minutes to watch and wait.
Photo-opportunities effortlessly presented themselves and time happily clicked by.
Later I downloaded the pictures from camera to computer.
Mindful that picture space on the WordPress servers has limits, I opted for measured frugality. I would compress the size of my new photo files.
In the click of a mouse it was done.
But this was an act of undue haste. I had not checked which level of file compression was suitable.
My photographs were reduced to hardly more than postage stamp size. Their intensity was lost. They were spoilt.
Belatedly I read the warning:
“File compression can not be undone.”
I have relegated the pictures into a slideshow, hoping their impoverished pixels might pass unnoticed.
Note to self: watchful waiting has its merits.