This is something about PhotoShop 7.0 that has been bothering me for a while.
If I load an image from a file and then go to IMAGE > IMAGE RESIZE and then resize the image proportionally to a smaller pixel width/height, using the default bicubic resampling, the image appears jagged and pixellated.
However, a "trick" I learned to overcome this was to load the image file, then use my selection tool to select the entire image, copy it, paste that into a new instance and THEN resize that, the reduced image is NOT pixellated or jagged. It's almost as if the very act of taking this extra step activates some sort of antialiasing that hadn't been active by default.
Why must I jump through this hoop to avoid the jagged image results? Is there something I'm missing? Any way to achieve the same results without jumping through that extra hurdle? Or is this a well known "flaw" in PhotoShop?