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"Auto Image Resize
You no longer need to scroll horizontally or vertically to view large pictures. If pictures are too large to display in the browser window, the new automatic picture resizing feature resizes the pictures automatically so they fit within the dimensions of the browser window. In addition, if you navigate to pictures that fit within the browser window and then you change the window dimensions, Internet Explorer automatically adjusts the pictures to fit the new window size. To prevent image distortion, Internet Explorer adjusts both the picture height and width, even if only a single dimension needs adjusting."
However, I don't often use images that are going to be bigger than the browser window anyway. The load times on images that big would be excessive, so I don't think many people/websites will be affected.
What about viewing detailed graphics (eg blueprints, circuit diagrams etc) that absolutely need to be at their intended size?
Well, if this is only an IE feature, I'd assume most *really* important gfx will be saved to the user's hard-drive. You'd just have to make sure *not* to open them with IE... or print them out just to be safe.
This makes auto resizing quite useful as it can be a real pain when you link to an graphic and it is 80 times bigger than your screen res (as long as we can turn it off easily)...
And the ability to "turn it off" wouldn't make me sleep easier. 90% of the public doesn't change any of the browser settings. (Yes, I made up that statistic, but I stand by it. :-))
Interesting statistic though - does anyone actually have any real published stats on this one?
What if the left edge of the image starts about 400px from the left edge of the browser and extends past the right edge of the browser? This is what concerns me.