Pixel size, file size and file compression.

PostBy: Bunky On: Sat May 28, 2005 2:25 pm

I did it! Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not perfect but if I sit here long enough I'll get it tweeked. Everytime I thought I had it right, I hit another snag- wether it was the format, the dimentions, the KB size. I may have wasted a day but I figured out how to stretch & skew into the dimention you required for upload. Now I have to learn how to reconfigure my files into something that is supported here & there. You guys have been a great help. Thx.
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PostBy: Capmaster On: Sun May 29, 2005 4:57 pm

Nice work Bunkyhead 8)
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PostBy: Bunky On: Sun May 29, 2005 6:06 pm

Why thank you. I used a webart to steal the pic from though. I haven't drawn anything good for 10 years. I guess I need to get a photoshop program or something. What do you recommend for the beginner?
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun May 29, 2005 6:27 pm

Depends on your needs and budget.

Strictly Professional:
Adobe Photoshop $600, one of the reasons this cost so much is opens and saves a lot propietary Adobe file extensions used a lot in the professional world.


Amateur/Semi Professional:

Adobe Photoshop Elements $99
PaintShop Pro $90
Ulead Photoimpact: $90

The Gimp, Free (can be a little harder to learn that the others) http://www.gimp.org/

Strictly amateur would be any program that comes with the camera etc. They all have trial versions, give them a try if you want.
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PostBy: Bunky On: Sun May 29, 2005 6:57 pm

Thanks for the info & the 'warning' on the free version. I'll figure how many hours I'd have to work for the other ones & maybe I'll go for it.
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PostBy: Capmaster On: Sun May 29, 2005 8:20 pm

Bunkyhead wrote:Thanks for the info & the 'warning' on the free version. I'll figure how many hours I'd have to work for the other ones & maybe I'll go for it.
Photoshop is the Lord Supreme and the de facto standard image editing app. Now ...whether you want to spend that kind of money on it is another matter. That's a bunch. But it's what I use like people who are proficient at image manipulation, like Coalman, who is a whiz at it, BTW.

But something that grand may be overkill unless you really want to get into it, learn many of the tricks, and stay sharp at it. There are many free ones like Coalman mentioned. Some are shareware with a license key required after 30 days.

One place I highly recommend for shareware/freeware is zdnet.com. THeir download area is searchable and I've gotte dozens of handy little apps. I'm sure there are several that would fit the bill for you. Just look for which ones are popular in the search results screen. Those are good bets ;) Here's the link:
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun May 29, 2005 8:26 pm

Capmaster wrote: But it's what I use like people who are proficient at image manipulation, like Coalman, who is a whiz at it, BTW.


I don't use PS though, I don't need the extensions and Photoimapact can do anything PS can for the most part. There's stuff PI can do that PS can't and vice versa. You don't need PS, look at Photoimpact, Paintshop Pro or the Gimp.
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PostBy: Bunky On: Sun May 29, 2005 10:55 pm

I will eventually be very interested as always with anything creative. But my cash flow is low & it would consume me as does anything new I try. I have already begun some things so it'll have to wait til it snows. :propellerhead: I just need a quick fix so I don't have to spend a whole day on a picture I didn't even create. I used up my original photoshop (of some sort-not Adobe)trial so I tried the Adobe version & then it was crap so I looked into a purchase. They want 39 (can handle that $) for the 2.0 & then have other options. I liked the other version I had before better but can't find it since I had to delete my puter once & probably never added it back in. :roll: I don't need an album & redeye fixer though as much as I need to adjust & merge. I like the 3.0 Elements for 79 but even that is a bit much for now. Looks like I should just wait til I can do it right! Thx lots- :occasion5:
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon May 30, 2005 4:17 am

I have a old version of Photoimpact laying around here somewhere, I'll get it to you the next chance I get.
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PostBy: Bunky On: Mon May 30, 2005 9:35 am

That would be for sure the duckiest if you can find it.! :blueflowerface: :notworthy:
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:49 pm

Miicrosoft just released a new image editing application, you can download it here free.

http://www.microsoft.com/expression/eng/
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PostBy: Bunky On: Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:46 am

Why thank you kind sir, I shall give it a go & get rid of this silly rabbit. I was thinking that your photoimpact may have been too much for my computer. I got the cheapest Dell just to look for jobs a bit over a year ago. Filled the basic need. If you find it though, let me know if you want to sell it.
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PostBy: Bunky On: Sun Jun 12, 2005 1:12 pm

It won't work w/my POS computer. I don't think I have the requirements for it to execute completely. I added another slot of mem but it's still crap. If I sit here long enough this thing may leap out the window. I should have thought to ask if my system was up to par. I'll just work w/what I've got. Thanks for the link anyway.
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Irfanview - A useful Freeware graphics program

PostBy: TechCurmudgeon On: Sun Feb 26, 2006 3:47 am

An excellent Freeware graphics program to keep in the digital toolbox is Irfanview. http://www.irfanview.com/

It can natively open most common graphics and, depending on codecs and plug-ins you may opt to get, video and audio files as well. It does an acceptable job for most bread and butter graphic manipulation, can operate in 'slideshow' mode (and create standalone EXE and SCR slideshows to boot), and read TWAIN complaint scanners and such.

I started using it because the version of Microsoft Photo Editor that shipped with Office 97 would occasionally up and die (and need to be reinstalled), and got sick of horking around with it ... :roll:
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PostBy: Bunky On: Sun Feb 26, 2006 6:47 pm

Hmm I shall keep that in mind. For now I have been shrinking & skewing it w/paint. = values of course! I had given up on the good stuff. Thanks.
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