Image File Sizes are inflated exponentially

Description

Hmm, this one has me scratching my head.

When you use categories.php to upload a product image, the image file size is increased dramatically. Some examples from my store would include a jpg of 39k jumping to 134k. A jpg of 31k jumping to 117k.

My originals are larger than my largest image setting, so I assume their physical px size isn't being increased. As best as I can tell, they are displaying in the pixel size I created.

Other resized images in the products and thumbs directories are inordinately large as well though obviously still smaller than the images_big files.

I'm surprised as well to see that it isn't reported anywhere else. I have an unmodified 2.5.3 installation on my development server and this behavior appears there though less dramatically. The 38 K jpg mentioned above increased in size to 96 K on my dev server. My dev server is windows, so basically, I'm going Windows to Windows rather than Windows to Linux as when uploading to my live store.

Environment

None

Steps to reproduce

Create a product, choose an image with the image tool in categories.php (I'm using the browse feature), then save.

Status

Assignee

Giles Marshall

Reporter

Art Heathcock

Labels

None

Severity

Minor

Components

Fix versions

Affects versions

v2.5.3

Priority

Configure