Most image scaling software has a flaw that more or less impacts the quality of the results. For all details, you should read this article.

To test if your software is suffering from this flaw, take this exploit image:

Original Image

When you resize it to 50%, you will probably see this:

Resized badly

However, if your software is working correctly, you should see:

Resized properly

Up until today Transloadit was suffering from the mentioned flaw, but we have fixed it. If you want to take advantage of the new gamma correction, simply specify correct_gamma: true in your image resize Assembly Step. Check the docs for more information.