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All of the gallery images on this web site, including their thumbnails, are dynamically scaled by our web server to suit the screen resolution reported by your web browser. The purpose of this is to try and make sure that the image size appears to be the same, no matter what your screen resolution is. Also, the layout of thumbnails on a page is generated dynamically so that if for example you are viewing this web site with a screen resolution of 800x600 pixels, you will see only 4 columns of thumbnails per page, but if say you had a screen resolution of 1600x1200 pixels, you would see 6 columns instead.
The idea behind all of this is to make the presentation as consistent as possible, given that people with all sorts of different browser configurations are going to be looking at this site. To this end, you will need to have a java-enabled web browser, and cookies enabled on your web browser, to make this work. If you do not have cookies enabled, then our web server will assume that you have a screen resolution of only 800x600 pixels, and format everything accordingly. This will not prevent you from viewing the images, but keep in mind that if you have an actual screen resolution higher than the basic 800x600, the images will appear to be correspondingly smaller on your screen than they would otherwise be.
There is also one other thing to be aware of: the more the images have to be resized from their original dimensions, especially towards the smaller end of the scale, the poorer the resultant image viewing quality is going to be, and artifacts will become much more apparent. If you are viewing images with a browser setting of only 800x600 pixels, please bear in mind that the image has been drastically resized by our web server to suit your browser. If you are using a screen resolution of 1280x1024 pixels, then you will be viewing the images at their normal size; that is, 1280x1024 is the screen resolution they were originally created for, and look their best at. This is a compromise, as it's not worth storing multiple versions of each image to suit the multiple screen sizes out there.
All of the images stored on this site are low-resolution samples which have been down-sized and compressed, suitable for web display only. The original image files are much larger, uncompressed, and of the high quality necessary to print out photographs on archival-quality papers at 300dpi.
For this reason it is recommended that to enjoy the best image quality, your browser should have cookies enabled, and the screen resolution should be at least 1024x768 pixels. Don't forget that you can control the size of the text displayed at any time simply by using the "View→ Text Size→ " menu options in Internet Explorer and Firefox, or whatever the equivalent commands happen to be in the browser you're using if it's neither of these. In fact, if you are using a screen resolution of 800x600 pixels, you might need to make the text smaller by at least one size if you can't see all of the items in the floating menu on the left side of your screen.
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