Open Bug 1679514 Opened 2 years ago Updated 1 year ago

The background image has a really low quality when the "Save to PDF" option is used

Categories

(Core :: Graphics, defect)

defect

Tracking

()

Tracking Status
firefox-esr78 --- unaffected
firefox-esr91 --- wontfix
firefox84 --- wontfix
firefox85 --- wontfix
firefox86 --- wontfix
firefox87 --- wontfix
firefox88 --- wontfix
firefox89 --- wontfix
firefox90 --- wontfix
firefox91 --- wontfix
firefox92 --- wontfix
firefox93 --- fix-optional

People

(Reporter: oana.botisan, Unassigned, NeedInfo)

References

(Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

(Keywords: regression, Whiteboard: [print2020] [old-ui-] )

Attachments

(1 file)

Affected versions

  • Firefox 84.0b5-build1
  • Firefox 85.0a1

Affected platforms

  • Windows 10 x64
  • macOS 10.15
  • Ubuntu 16.04 x32
  • Windows 10 x64 (aarch64)

Steps to reproduce

  1. Go to https://www.htmldog.com/examples/pullquotes2.html
  2. Print preview the page.
  3. Enable the "Print backgrounds" option.
  4. Save the page by using "Save to PDF".

Expected result

  • The background image has the same quality as in the Print preview.

Actual result

  • The background image has a really low quality.

Regression range

Additional notes

  • This happens only for "Save to PDF" option.

Suggested severity

  • S3
Has Regression Range: --- → yes
Has STR: --- → yes

(This might be a PDF bug, but let's send it to Printing:Output and see where it goes from there.)

Component: Printing → Printing: Output
Product: Toolkit → Core

The background image here is a fairly low-res GIF (87 x 76 pixels), but Chrome does a much nicer job of scaling it than we do when generating PDF output (or printing).

I'm not sure what is controlling the kind of scaling we get here; it looks to me like it may be using nearest-neighbor, which probably isn't ideal. We do something much better for on-screen rendering.

Severity: -- → S3
Component: Printing: Output → Graphics
Flags: needinfo?(aosmond)
Whiteboard: [print2020_v85] [old-ui-] → [print2020_v87] [old-ui-]
Whiteboard: [print2020_v87] [old-ui-] → [print2020] [old-ui-]

Can we do something to move this along?

Flags: needinfo?(jmathies)
Blocks: gfx-triage
Flags: needinfo?(jmathies)

Note - in certain cases we don't get the quote symbol at all.

Hey Tim, any idea what's going on here?

Flags: needinfo?(aosmond) → needinfo?(tnikkel)
No longer blocks: gfx-triage
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