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Windows 7: Cropped and resized images keep original content

19 Oct 2011   #1

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Cropped and resized images keep original content

As you can see in the image below, Windows kept the original image content altough I have cropped and resized it. And what is more strange is that it doesn't happen all the time.

Cropped and resized images keep original content-avatars_imgs.jpg

Any ideas on why this happens? Maybe Windows cache stuff? Or maybe info inside the image itself?

TIA for your attention and help.

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19 Oct 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Can you restate the problem and clarify it.

What application are you using?

If you crop av-125 and resave it as av-125cropped and then look at av-125 again, I would expect av-125 to look as it originally did before the crop.

But I'm sure I don't understand you correctly.
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19 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7

ignatzatsonic, sorry for my bad English. Let me try again.

The original image was a hi-res portrait of me standing at the phone. I used IrfanView to crop the area with my face then resized it to make avatars. As you can see, two of them in spite of the crop/resize still show the whole original image content when viewed as thumbnails in Windows (the attached image is a screenshot from Windows Explorer and the numbers in the files names are the images size in pixels).

So if I open avat_160x160 or avat_180x180 with IrfanView or Windows Photo Viewer, it will show only the area with my face (like on the other images), but if I view them as thumbs in Explorer they appear as thumbs of that original hi-res image.

See another example from my avatar here at the forum: the original image was a portrait of people from my workplace. I cropped and resized to get a square with my face. But two of the new images thumbs show the original portrait content...

Cropped and resized images keep original content-avatars_imgs2.jpg

Get it?

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20 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)

Have you tried "refresh" the thumbnails in the folder.

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Cropped and resized images keep original content-clipboard01.jpg 
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21 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hybridfan View Post
Have you tried "refresh" the thumbnails in the folder.
Yes. But it's been a long time since I noticed that. My guess is that Windows keeps a cached version of the original images somewhere, but it's weird that it happens only to some and not to all resized/cropped versions.

You know, Windows does this kind of thing. For example, it keeps a cached album art image that it applies to most if not all songs...
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21 Oct 2011   #6

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30 Nov 2011   #7

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
It did not solve the issue.
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 Cropped and resized images keep original content

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