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09/23/2003 12:10:29 AM · #1
How about a tutorial explaining how to prepare and submit your images for display on this website (or others). I have read the "A Quick Visual Guide To Resampling" and it doesn't really answer my questions. I've got lots of images that look great (to me anyway) when I view them at, or near, full screen size on my computer. But when I cut them down to the requirements for dpchallenge they almost always look less attractive. I think a thorough tutorial on this subject that was not brand specific to Photoshop would be really helpfull to a lot of people here.
09/23/2003 12:19:50 AM · #2
which questions isn't it answering?
09/23/2003 12:29:32 AM · #3
that may be a good idea, like a beginner's workflow for adjusting levels, sharpening and resizing with borders as well. nice idea
09/23/2003 02:17:47 AM · #4
For me it is also important to know the viewers screen size (800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024 or something else). The dimension of the photo can be fitted to this. Mine is 1280x1024.
09/23/2003 07:24:18 AM · #5
The largest size picture you can submit is 640 pixels on any side. You might try making adjustments after you resize it. Also, you might want to make the adjustments when you are viewing the picture at 100%, in other words not zoomed in or out. That way you are seeing what the picture looks like at the web size as you adjust it. It doesn't matter what screen size the viewer has, they can only view a 640x480 or 640x640 picture because you can't upload a larger size.
Make sure you are using bicubic resampling when you resize down and make the file size as close to 150k as you can.
09/23/2003 11:00:26 AM · #6
So you want something that goes through :

White balance
Levels adjustment (major adjustments, exposure changes)
Curves adjustment (fine tweak, contrast S curves)
Hue/Saturation ( Colour boost)
Border Addition
Saving for Web

(in the hope that people will extend/ adapt/ make changes)

09/23/2003 11:24:45 AM · #7
Just as an aside -- the "Quick Visual Guide to Resampling" wasn't meant to have anything to do with submitting to this site. It was dealing with enlarging pictures (for print), not making them smaller for the web. Consider it a pre-tutorial to Setzler's "Creating Printable Images."
09/25/2003 03:09:42 PM · #8
Thanks to all who replied to my post. Conflicting advise seems to reinforce my point about the need for a tutorial. Competition in the challenges should be about the quality of the images, not about who knows something about prepaging them for upload to dpc that others haven't discovered yet. Are there certain types of images that are more suitable to the downsizing process than others?

Message edited by author 2003-09-25 15:10:37.
09/26/2003 03:11:24 AM · #9
I agree with coolhar ...
09/26/2003 03:21:29 AM · #10
Ever tried looking elsewhere?
09/26/2003 03:23:38 AM · #11
This thread should help a bit. True a tutorial would be nice be possible be lengthy because all of the different software out there.

Maybe tutorials for the main ones like: Photoshop(covers Elements also), Paint Shop Pro, and Photo Impact would be fine. Anyone with all those softwares that can write a tutorial so we don't have to ask anymore?

Message edited by author 2003-09-26 03:27:08.
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