Mobile Image Quality Comparison
For this task you’ll use your mobile phone to scan the QR code which will take you to a mobile page displaying two images. The two images will be labeled ‘A’ and ‘B’. The images will be very similar. It’s important that you study both images carefully. If you don’t see the full images on your screen, you should scroll and/or rotate your phone. Try to get the images to appear completely but DO NOT zoom in or out.
You will scan the QR code, study the two images on your phone, and answer the question, “Which image is better in quality”?
- Image A is much better in quality
- Image A is slightly better in quality
- They appear to be the same
- Image B is slightly in quality
- Image B is much better in quality
This question is fairly subjective. Think about which one looks nicer or higher quality and give your best response.
Here are some aspects which can make an image better quality than another:
- The image is clearer.
- It is sharper (less blurry than its pair).
- It is less pixelated.
Here are some aspects which can make an image lower quality than another:
- The text is hard to read (too small or blurry).
- The content is spaced awkwardly.
- The text is distorted, crooked, stretched, or compressed.
- A face is distorted, crooked, stretched, or compressed.
- A logo is distorted, crooked, stretched, or compressed.
- Another important object is distorted, crooked, stretched, or compressed.
For example, when you scan the QR code you might see a page like this one below. If you look carefully you might be able to tell that image A is slightly better quality than image B; the edges around the text, such as ‘UP TO 50% OFF’ on the left hand of the images seem crisper and less blurry on image A than on image B. For this example you would select ‘Image A is slightly better in quality.’
In the example below, Image B is much better in quality because the image is generally much clearer and the text (especially the smaller print) is more legible.
In the example below, image B is slightly better in quality because it is clearer than Image A, and the text is more legible, however not to the same extent as the example above.
In the example below, image B is better than image A because the increased size happens to make it look clearer. But note: Not all images with size increases will be better than the smaller versions.
Do not select the ‘Mobile page did not load’ flag if the images contain text in a foreign language. Only select this flag if one or both images completely fail to load on the page.