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Web Newbie - photo issues in Firefox

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by BeesKnees, 1 Jun 2010.

  1. BeesKnees


    Joined: 2 Mar 2008

    Posts: 15

    We're setting up a village domain, and being total newbies have encountered some issues. The main one is that photos are showing fine in IE, but in Firefox many show coarse grey shading - see below


    Any suggestions?
  2. GravyMonster


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,446

    Location: The land of milk & beans

    The image has reduced quality as it has been saved as a 256 colour gif. With a photo you need to save it as a jpg at around 70% compression.

    I'm not sure why IE shows it without the dithering, has it cached an older version of the image which was a jpg?
  3. BeesKnees


    Joined: 2 Mar 2008

    Posts: 15

    No, there can't be any cached versions as the site only went live today. Maybe it's because the pages were created in MS Publisher, and are therefore more compatible with IE? Our domain host told us we should use Adobe Dreamweaver ... but not on our budget!
  4. Pho


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,208

    Location: Derbyshire

    If you're not using a text editor (i.e. notepad++) you're doing it wrong :p.

    Do you not have a non-gif version of that image?
  5. rickh


    Joined: 26 Dec 2008

    Posts: 612

    Generally if you don't know how to code html then you should use a decent enough wysiwig editor such as dreamweaver or ms expression.]

    As said before, gif's are limited to 256 colours which is why you are seeing the dots and jpegs should be used instead.

    The result from using publisher will never be brilliant!