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Author Topic: 2015 Contest~Weekly Contest~ Pinups and Portraits  (Read 11983 times)

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Re: 2015 Contest~Weekly Contest~ Pinups and Portraits
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2016, 02:52:52 PM »
I see by the contests rules the images posted to this thread may become donations for the support of the site.  I like that, and that all the rules and actions are in plain wording right up front.   Great stuff y'all!  I thank you for doing that for all of us.   I will see if  I can come up with something to help. 
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Just be sure to put it in the Pinups & Portraits & Your Art Gallery to be considered for selection :smile:

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Re: 2015 Contest~Weekly Contest~ Pinups and Portraits
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2016, 02:58:47 PM »
What you wrote is exactly what I've been saying McG. Why'd you delete it.

That's just a bit of a 'sore spot' with me on the job front and other places. I can't possibly know what I'm talking about. My Dad worked at the Rocky Mountain News in every department and knew all the phases of printing, layouts, typesetting, plate burning, inks...blah-blah.

I may not know the latest and greatest tech on it but I know the difference between 'dots' and 'pixels'. One is round and the other one is square.

It is most assuredly trying to "fit a square peg in a round hole".

Ah cause I'm a dummy?   Seriously, the subject is, frankly, very serious and needs addressing where it occurs.  But you are doing that.  Since you agree with it, I will repost it fresh right below here.
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Re: 2015 Contest~Weekly Contest~ Pinups and Portraits
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2016, 03:00:06 PM »
Hiya folks,  just woke up so bear with me.   The issue with DPI (Dots Per Inch) is actually a non-issue.  Just remember that DPI is for PRINTERS, and has nothing to do with the pixels of the image.  Pixel Size is what we see on our monitors.   Artifacts or Artefacts are a result of image file compression, and is seen most in .JPG/.JPEG images.  GIF files are always paletted, and are 8 bit or 256 color.  JPG's can have millions of colors, and have a "color gamut".  JPG's also utilize compression which is a "lossy" form (will lose image data when used), so be careful of the amount you use as over compressing the image WILL produce ugly artifacts.   Another point about use of JPG's is that when you load a JPG, change something, then save it again, you are compressing it again.  Each time you Load then Save that one image it re-compresses and that DOES produce artifacts which gets worse each time.
So if DPI is unimportant until time to print an image, why does the DPI affect the image file size?  I dunno.  I normally render at and save 200 DPI because when I do print my images, that works fine with the printers I use here at home.  Like little inkjets and color laser printers.   The reason has been explained to me, but it was so important to what I do, I immediately forgot it.  ;o) 
I also save renders as .PNG with alpha because that gives a transparent background using a single layer.  PNG uses a form of "lossless" compression which will not have artifacting.  A PNG can be worked on and saved over and over without creating compression artifacts in the image.  PNG usually IS a much larger file size for PIXEL size than a JPG of the same PIXEL size (like 1024 x 768 as example).  So, PNG is useful for saving master and working files, it usually isn't used for transfers on the web.
While JPG produces the smaller file sizes of large gamut images, and is great for web use, I think we can see why PNG is more useful in works in progress and to master saved images.

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Re: 2015 Contest~Weekly Contest~ Pinups and Portraits
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2016, 03:17:10 PM »
Just be sure to put it in the Pinups & Portraits & Your Art Gallery to be considered for selection :smile:

Okie dokie!  I'll try to remember this!   :java: Thanks!
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Re: 2015 Contest~Weekly Contest~ Pinups and Portraits
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2016, 03:36:37 PM »
Thank you dear :mwah:

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Re: 2015 Contest~Weekly Contest~ Pinups and Portraits
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2016, 01:40:10 PM »
Er a when do the 2017 calendars go on sale? I know you say they would make great Christmas gifts but I just completed my Christmas shopping.....sigh

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Re: 2015 Contest~Weekly Contest~ Pinups and Portraits
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2016, 01:47:06 PM »
TL makes the calendars. TL's daughter has been in the hospital with problems and before that he was moving house. So they're somewhat delayed this year, due to those things. 

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Re: 2015 Contest~Weekly Contest~ Pinups and Portraits
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2016, 02:33:14 PM »
Thanks for the info

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Re: 2015 Contest~Weekly Contest~ Pinups and Portraits
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2017, 09:05:20 AM »
Well 2017 has now here I guess I will have to buy a calendar somewhere else......so sad

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Re: 2015 Contest~Weekly Contest~ Pinups and Portraits
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2017, 01:10:45 AM »
Sorry, but real life does come first.

 

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