I recently discovered a problem with IE8.
I have a web page that has technical drawing image files. The images are
3000x700, resized to a width of 700, by IE. When the web page is viewed in
IE8 on a pc, the image quality looks great. When the exact same web page is
viewed through a Remote Desktop Protocol connection, it looks really bad -
the line drawings are very jagged and have gaps, the text is missing or
I originally thought it was a problem with RDP, because it first became
apparent when using a Wyse thin client connected to Terminal Server 2008. I
posted the problem in the TS forum (
), and we got pretty far towards defining the problem, but not finding a
solution. I think the solution, if there is one, will have to come with a
fix in IE. So here I am for help.
Here is a quick summary of the problem:
I have an intranet page that has embedded .png images, scaled down in size.
(using .jpg or .gif instead of .png makes no difference)
1. When I view them in IE8 on TS2008 via RDP connection, the images look
jagged and much of the text does not appear.
2. When I view them in IE8 on TS2008 from the console, or from a Vista pc,
they look fine.
3. When I veiw them in MS Office Manager on TS2008 via RDP connection, they
4. When I create a document in Word 2007, insert the image files, save as a
..html file, and view via a RDP connection, they look fine.
Something about the way IE resizes these images, through an RDP connection,
causes them to have a poor image quality. Something in the code that Word
created prevents this problem. What could it be?