Many thanks Baffin,
finally I know I am not mental - at least in this regard.
I used the feedback button already.
Funny enough, if you disable the "upload large photos to web" feature, and
if you copy a jpg screenshot using right-click "copy" out of a folder viewed
in WLPG and paste it into a mail it gets handled as a photo. You click
"layout" and "large" and it looks good and quality does not get decreased.
So it is "only" the straight "get from clipboard" thing that gets handled
One could live with that "bugs", WLM is a free software and basically really
But if Microsoft wants the Live Essentials Suite to really score against
other free products and g**gle then they need to put in a bit more effort.
"Baffin" <Baffin@xxxxxx> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> I've observed the same thing (see "Screen captures pasted as inline
> images" on 2009-jan-14).
> My impression is the WLM encodes pasted screenshots at BMP, and
> if you then move (even slightly) the resize handles of the inline image,
> it resizes the image. I think the resizing is done using JPEG encoding,
> hence the image is from then on JPEG-encoded. This explains all the
> effects you observed, I believe. You'll notice that the smaller image
> is slightly fuzzy -- JPEG encoding isn't optimal for screen captures that
> usually contain text.
> Using BMP coding is ridiculous -- the resulting emails are huge.
> I'm hoping Microsoft will change to using PNG encoding for pasted
> images. PNG encoding is optimal for screen captures -- sharp and small.
> Maybe sending feedback (using Help->Feedback in the WLM on
> menu) would encourage Microsoft to improve this (or at least explain
> why they don't make this likely-very-easy change).