We've received some new aerial imagery so I'm in the process of generating a new cached tiled map service. What I'm finding is that the aerial imagery in the generated tiles is of a poorer quality than how it looks in ArcMap. We've built pyramids on the imagery and at most scales the quality is as expected. See images below for comparison between expected (screenshot from ArcMap) and generated (screenshot from generated tiles). The only thing that comes to mind is a mismatch between pyramid scales and tile cache scales, but I would have thought the image in ArcMap would look the same as the generated image. Is this behavior normal? Any ideas on how to 'fix' it?
FYI Ben Van Kesteren