10. Image thumbnails use large files
Displayed thumbnails for specimen images in the SE Flora web pages are full-sized JPEGs that are made to appear small. The resulting images are not very clear, and probably slower loading, since each one is 200-500 KB. Small thumbnails already exist for all the specimen images. In each case they are located in a directory immediately below the full-sized specimen image directory called ../thumbnails/. The name of the thumbnail images is the same as their â€œparentâ€ image, with â€œ-tâ€ added before the extension. For example, the thumbnail image for:
The full-sized image can be found in:
<http://www.ibiblio.org/botnet/flora/images/>, while its thumbnail is located in:
The thumbnails are all 104 pixels wide, with slightly varying heights. They are displayed most clearly when not resized by the html code.
That would be a helpful change (I have not verified the assertions, but I trust them).