iPad’s Weird Rendering Issue of Images with Text in Safari

So my sister got an iPad and one of the first things I did was to load up my Unofficial Lite Edition of The Brunei Times E-Paper to see how it looked and I was surprised at how bad it rendered the text in the images. It looks fine on my computer and even on a Nokia E71. I wonder why it looked bad on Safari on the iPad. Now if I saved the image and viewed the saved photo in Photos, it turned out fine. Anybody care to explain this to me?

Note: this seems to happen with images that are bigger than the native resolution of the display (or that have to be scaled down in Safari. If I open an smaller image that does not require scaling, the text is fine and clearly visible

Below: Nokia E71 (in Web Browser) and iPad (in Safari) showing the same page (iPad image seems slightly out of focus but close up of the iPad image can be seen in the 2nd photo)

Below: Close up of the page in Safari

Below: As mentioned, if I save the image and open it in Photos it seems fine.

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2 thoughts on “iPad’s Weird Rendering Issue of Images with Text in Safari”

  1. Hmmmm, i did see iphone’s app making it as a magnifier and it looks fine. Could be the image being stretched due to it’s dimensions?

    1. Thanks for the input what what iPhone app are you referring to?

      I asked a friend to check how it looks in Safari on her iPhone and it shows like the 2nd image above, stretched and hard to read. I’m sure it has to do something with the image dimensions, but I want to be able to disable Safari’s behaviour that is making the text practically unreadable

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