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Why would an image be slow to download?

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2006-08-30 17:53:28

== Large files and overtaxed servers== Images are very large

files in comparison to the text around them. As broadband has

gotten more prevelent, people have gotten a lot sloppier about

sizing their images for the web. This problem is maginfied by the

fact that cameras that produce digital photos several MBs in size

are also more common. So, it could just be slow because the image

is very large, even if the image appears small on the webpage. It

could also be that the server providing the image is under heavy

load. There are also people who link images on their web pages from

other servers, which increases the network overhead of fetching the

image and is inconsiderate to the original host site whose bandwith

is being used to serve up the picture.

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