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01/14/2006 07:49:42 PM · #1
Why the @$^# doesn't DPC use a dark or black background for images to be shown on?
01/14/2006 07:58:00 PM · #2
I not sure about this but I think its because neutral colors make images stand out more. If DPC used black then an image may stand out or suffer due to using a dark background and the same with white. So DPC has chosen to use a neutral gray (221,221,221) to balance photographs.

If I'm wrong, someone please correct me.
01/14/2006 08:05:50 PM · #3
Why the @#%&& are you swearing? That doesn't sound like a very friendly way to ask for anything.
01/14/2006 08:06:18 PM · #4
southern_exposure is exactly correct.

As you may remember, the first version of this site, launched in 2002, had a white background. When the site was revised, we sought input from the community on this issue and the vast majority preferred the 18% grey (also known as neutral grey) background we use now. Black or white backgrounds are great for some photographs, but they can be terrible for others.

~Terry
01/14/2006 08:08:47 PM · #5
Originally posted by KiwiPix:

Why the @#%&& are you swearing? That doesn't sound like a very friendly way to ask for anything.


If you have a concern about the tone of any post, we encourage you to use Report Post to call it to our attention. Doing that rather than calling the poster out on the concern helps keep the thread on topic.

Thanks,
Terry
01/15/2006 11:55:21 AM · #6
Terry & Southern exposure,

Thanks for the explanation. It seems as though most of my pics look better to me with the darker background. Probably because the more distraction the better lately.

Oh by the way I didn't know that @$^# was actually a swear word. I will watch my vocabulary closer next time.

Dick
01/15/2006 12:12:04 PM · #7
A bit off the original topic, but since that's been answered and the focus shifted, and there is no way to generate sub-threads.

Originally posted by autool:


Oh by the way I didn't know that @$^# was actually a swear word. I will watch my vocabulary closer next time.


Looking it up in my copy of Webster's sitting next to me:

Originally posted by Noah Webster:


@$^# \@$^#\ v.t. 1. To invoke @$^#nation; to curse. "@$^# you good-for-nothing Beetle Bailley" -- Sarge


Oddly enough, nobody complained yesterday when I used the concept of being damned to indicate that I had no clue as to the answer of ``what is emo?''

Message edited by author 2006-01-15 12:16:44.
01/15/2006 01:12:15 PM · #8
Originally posted by m:

Oddly enough, nobody complained yesterday when I used the concept of being damned to indicate that I had no clue as to the answer of ``what is emo?''

It's not the word which is bad, it is the manner and context in which it's applied.

To say "Well I'll be damned, I had no idea" would seem to me an appropriate use, while telling someone else "You d****d idiot, you have no idea!" would not.

People who evaluate photos for a living have the whole room painted 18% gray, and "daylight-balanced" lighting. The neutral gray background provides the best BG for editing/evaluating photos. Ever notice what happens when you drag out a Photoshop window larger than is needed to display the image?
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