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From the Department of Badly Chosen Defaults

by Joel Spolsky
Monday, December 22, 2008

Alert reader Chris S. emailed me to point out this post by a developer at flickr about how to make IE scale images more smoothly. All you have to do is add

img { -ms-interpolation-mode:bicubic; }

to the stylesheet. It worked!

Note that all the other browsers use bicubic interpolation for scaling by default, because that’s the only thing that make sense, but IE requires a non-standard CSS extension. So, pictures on this site should be a little smoother for those of you determined to use Internet Explorer.

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