a picture appearing as an element in a UI. Usually photographic rather than a drawn representation.

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Are higher-resolution images always better?

I have had this perception that for a given size, higher resolution pictures will always look better than the lower ones. But on this link in StackOverFlow I read something different. So my ...
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What is a suitable interface for exploring big images?

With the infographics fever there are a lot of big resolution images around the web. Usually, the designers are constrained to create them using long vertical formats otherwise it would be too ...
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Why do some patterns flicker in strange colors while scrolling? [closed]

This image (source: Guardian Business) exhibits strange behavior when scrolling on some browsers. At 100% in Safari (on OS X on an LCD display), it flickers red when scrolling; at some zoom levels it ...
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Product image links

The scenario: customer navigates to the start page of a e-commerce book site, is presented with various offers on new books. Books is shown just by its fairly large cover. Example: ...
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In a blog article, how to subtly hint that some of the images link to bigger versions?

I published an article on the Cooking.stackexchange blog yesterday. I shot all photographs in a standard 3:2 side ratio, but when I inserted them whole, I didn't like the appearance. I asked for help ...
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Clickable and non-clickable images on the same page

In my portfolio I have case studies, where I explain a bit of my projects and place images of different sizes along with the text. While in some smaller images the user is able to click and view the ...
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Interface for image editor app with many tools for small touchscreens?

I'm making an image editor app for phones with touchscreens. It will have tools that are similar to related desktop applications like brush, pencil, rubber, mask, smudge, crop, text etc. tools. For a ...
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What message/instruction should be given for downloading an image for browser and/or tablet

I need users to download an image from my web app. For browsers that support the HTML 5 'download' attribute my Download button automatically opens the browser download window. However, users on the ...
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How to place text and a gallery side by side without giving more relevance to one or the other?

I have some galleries and some text (2 o 3 word pages) attached to each gallery. Until now I've had a gallery and the text in two different pages, with a link bar to switch between one and the other. ...
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Displaying multiple large images at a time

I'm developing a desktop application which will show details of various types of aircraft. Previously, the application looked like this: When the user mouses over the image in the top right, arrows ...
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Big images preview

I am working on an application for sharing a scanner. I have a webform for all the settings, a "Scan" button, and a "Preview" button. When the user press "Scan" nothing on the interface changes. A ...
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Explaining to computer illiterate users - text vs images of text

I'm having difficulty explaining the differences between text and images of text (or text in images in general). I've stated that: When text is text, parts of the text can normally be selected and ...
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Column sort-order specifier/indicator

EDIT: I should have mentioned the page I'm talking about. On a page that's just one humongous table, I have an img in each <th> that tells the user how the column is sorted; and he can click the ...
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How long should an image carousel on a homepage wait before starting?

Assuming one has to go with an image carousel (see this question for reasons why this isn't the best UX to begin with), how long should the carousel wait before beginning and switching? I recently ...
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Need smallest possible images for iPad that can zoom to 200% without losing quality

right now I'm using 2048x1546 images at 132dpi, PNG files. they look amazing but they are huge in file size. any tips on how to get around having such large images in both dimensions and file size? ...
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Can poor image quality have a negative effect on user experience even though it improves the website's performance?

Can poor image quality have a negative effect on user experience though it improves the website's performance? We use 3 type of images on our website: Icons, logo, bullets Stock photos like real ...
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How are alternating illustrations experienced?

In our website redesign we are considering using alternating illustrations at the top of each landing page. This was a suggestion from Marketing to make the pages a little more interesting for each ...
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Allowing image upload vs linking images

So, I'm developing a forum and I'd like to allow people to attach images to their posts (1 image per post) if they want. Now, I could do this the way Facebook does, that is, if there is a URL in the ...
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Dynamically Resize Pictures

I have a set of different sized images of products that I want to display on my web page with four to a row. The issue is that because they are different sizes, I don't know how to display them ...
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Most Intuitive way to organize images into albums?

I need to create a interface wherein a user can quickly categorize few of his photos into albums. Constraints 1 photo can be a part of multiple albums. Atmost there are 15-20 photos and 5-6 ...
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Displaying detailed and large images on mobile

Here is situation: Images are displayed in div boxes optimized for mobile delivery and large images are being preloaded. When user click box large image is displayed. How to display single very ...
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Profile image authority? (Facebook, LinkedIn or Gravatar)

There are various profile images available from APIs (such as Facebook, Gravatar, LinkedIn, etc). In some cases (many CRM systems for example), you can pull all of these images into your site via ...
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Standard headshot and thumbnail dimensions and width/height ratio

Is there a preferred size and ratio for images that represent a headshot/mugshot of a person? I have a project where we're taking photos of people, generate thumbnails, store the thumbnails and print ...
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“Click to Enlarge Image” help text

I was asked to add "click to enlarge image" helper text to an photo gallery and to stand-alone images, and it got me thinking as to whether or not this is an intuitive action. I personally assume at ...
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Image width and alignment in long-form content: Best practices?

The website in question is for long-form blog content. The body will include images that users input when they create their blog/content entries, hence the number of images in post is not ...
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Is it better to rasterize text into a header image or overlay it as text?

If you want to have a fixed header on a web page that also includes text, is it better to make that text part of the image, or to overlay the text in the header frame (such that the text is ...
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Are Animated Images considered bad UX?

I read that animated gifs are making a come back but when i saw this on a private business website to get attention to a new feature, put me off. Copy of the image : ...
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What is the best way to center images in websites? [closed]

Every time I work on a new project I do not have any problems to center the text using "text-align: center" to center the text, but I have never seen a similar code to center images so I always have ...
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Icon for “show image in lightbox” button (pictogram style) [closed]

The context is an image properties dialog in a CMS backend. Here the backend user has the option to let the website visitor see (a full-size version of the) image in a lightbox when clicking it. ...
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How important is it to show profile picture of a person in the header?

More and more social platforms have your name, after login, in the top right corner next to an arrow or icon where one can access settings, log out and other items. In many cases I also see the usage ...
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How can I indicate that images can be clicked on a mobile site?

I've created a mobile site with a portfolio page. On the desktop version, hovering the mouse over the images changes the mouse pointer to a finger indicating the image is hyperlinked. To try to get ...
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What is the usual website screenshot size and ratio?

I would like to show a list of website screenshots taken by an user. An user has to take a screenshot of its own website and send it though a form. Then I'll show all minimized screenshots in a list ...
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How to visualize a large Neural Net?

How to visualize a Neural Net with thousands of input nodes and tens of thousands of connections? The image above does not have any connection values, but the visualization that I am creating does. ...
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Progressive images = Better user experience?

Do progressive images give a better user experience generally for browser based web applications?
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Are avatars needed where the user isn't the focal point of the product

I'm building an app where user's vote/rate on restaurant dishes. The objective for visitors in general is to find which dishes are worth trying/not trying. In a app like this should there be an option ...
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Acceptable image resolution relative to native display resolution on high-PPI displays?

I'm wondering if there are any studies - or even anecdotal evidence - on what the acceptable resolution of images is on high-resolution screens (e.g. phones and tablets). Obviously, an image that's ...
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Lazy loading an image-focused website

Is there any research or study that shows whether it is positive or negative to use the "lazy load"* practice on websites that focus on presenting images to the users (such as photo blogs, etc) ? Or ...
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Should I provide an image for not found image?

As said in title. Should I intercept a broken link to an image, and provide to user a default image (with a big “not found” maybe, but always a valid image)? Otherwise is it better to leave the ...
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Maximum Profile Image Size

I need to store profile pictures on our servers. The profile pictures will be used on the web and mobile devices. The largest use is 400 x 400 pixels. On high res devices that's 800 x800. Should I ...
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Navigation for a Web Comic - Icons, or Thumbnails?

The typical webcomic navigation is usually: First | Previous | Next | Last Which is about how my comic's current navigation looks, give or take some wingding icons for good measure: There's ...
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Why are most lightbox galleries on the Web using a previous/next paradigm, instead of a vertical scrolling?

download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups The computer mouse allows to easily scroll vertically, so why are most of the standalone image viewers (lightboxes, etc..) ...
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Resizing a Chart

A system that I'm working on has a pane with a chart displayed under a table. The user can choose to resize the pane to see more of the table. However, when this happens, the chart gets squeezed ...
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With straighten, do we really need rotate?

Related to Combining rotation and straightening of images. Rotate: Grab a corner, drag it to its new location, rest of image follows. Straighten: Either click-drag-drop a line on a horizon, or click ...
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Labeling/categorization of image corner options

In a CMS backend-context under image corner options, how to label/categorize the options? Suggestions for formats (imagine the bullet points are radio button-like options) including a few presets: ...
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Does adding comments to photos really add to the user-experience?

I'm putting together an app where users can upload photos of dishes from the restaurants they visit. Right now I'm debating on whether or not to include the ability to comment. What I'm trying to ...
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Which font to use when text in an image and image is zoomed out of / made smaller

I have an ad that looks fine when the web page is at 100%, but when the user changes the screen size, my responsive design takes over and while the image is still correct looking, the text has reduced ...
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Effect of an image avatar on user's work with comments

I am searching for some study about what is an effect of avatar images in discussion. It is definitely true, that comment with avatar image is better for user's recognition and orientation inside many ...
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How to structure a form within a tab?

I'm developing a online clothing store where the user could save their measures of the body in the cloud, so we'd calculate the size of the garment automatically. Then I have a form to do this which ...
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Order of multiple photos and text in articles

I've read on previous questions here that it's generally better to have this order when organizing photos and relevant text together. [photo] [text describing photo] I don't have a problem with the ...
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What to display when there is no admin-submitted image for categories and products?

I have an e-commerce store with products and categories. If the administrator doesn't upload a custom image of the product or category, what should be available to the user? a custom image with this ...