@fabian I still kinda don't get it.
What is it for? It seems like it's just a slightly-nicer looking replacement image (instead of a black one you get some colors), but it's hailed as more than that and I don't understand why, especially considering that mastodon is supposedly heavy on resources, and this can't be free either.
@hirnbrot it is nicer looking; it gives you a hint what to expect (as said: the blurriness factor is debatable, but you can usually diff. between a landscape, a screenshot, and people/skin tones). It's not free but pretty light-weight: a 32x32px canvas element is rendered in the client.
@fabian I don't see the hint.
It seems much too blurry to make out _anything_, and I don't think you'd want to make out anything either?
And before rendering the canvas element, don't you have to compute the blur? I was under the impression that the image isn't sent until after you unhide it?
@hirnbrot the blur is calculated on upload, so a one-time fee to pay.
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