Better Image Scaling

Better Image Scaling

Improves the image scaling of Chrome, providing crisper and clearer resized images on pages.

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What is Better Image Scaling?
Better Image Scaling is a Chrome extension designed to improve the visual quality of resized images by applying the 'webkit-optimize-contrast' effect, part of the 'image-rendering' CSS property, to all images on a given page. The effect can vary depending on the image content and size, and may not always be noticeably different. The extension does not affect images that aren't resized by the browser. In some cases, the application of this CSS property can create a 'serrated' effect, reducing the smoothness of the image.
Stats
Users: 940 ▼ -37
Rating: 4.27 (11)
Version: 0.1 (Last updated: 2017-10-13)
Creation date: 2017-10-13
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Size: 39.58K
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Summary

Better Image Scaling is a simple extension that aims to improve the image scaling of Chrome, by applying the "webkit-optimize-contrast" value (from the "image-rendering" CSS property) to all images on a given page, via a content script.

However, the difference isn't always noticeable: it depends on the content and the size of the image itself. Sometimes it's subtle, sometimes it isn't.

Also note: it doesn't make any difference for images that aren't resized by the browser, and there are even cases in which it doesn't seems to do anything for resized images either.

Moreover, as the CSS property optimizes for contrast, there's a downside to it: depending on the image and its size, it will look "serrated", like it's lacking anti-aliasing.

Changelog:

0.1 • Initial version

User reviews
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Pros
  • Improves image scaling in Chrome
  • Fixes poor image scaling by default
  • Works well with large images
  • Improves image appearance on websites
Cons
  • May cause small images to appear pixelated
  • Doesn't work in some versions of Chrome
Most mentioned
  • Improves image scaling in Chrome
  • Doesn't work in some versions of Chrome
  • Fixes poor image scaling by default
  • Works well with large images
Recent reviews
Voy a poner tres estrellas, pues todavia no la he usado.
by Gabo Nuño Gabo Nuño, 2024-04-09

by Solar Moon Solar Moon, 2024-03-31

Doesn't seem to be working in version 103 anymore.
by Sander Sander, 2022-07-04
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Safety
Risk impact

Better Image Scaling is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Better Image Scaling has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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