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OH GOD CAN YOU NOT LET MY FILE COME IN UNDER SIZE JUST ONCE IT'S A FRIGGIN CLOUD FOR CRYING OUT LOUD
OH GOD CAN YOU NOT LET MY FILE COME IN UNDER SIZE JUST ONCE IT'S A FRIGGIN CLOUD FOR CRYING OUT LOUD
surlybiff


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Lighting IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: Singapore
Date: Apr 12, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 15 sec
Galleries: Sky, Nature
Date Uploaded: Apr 12, 2009

Not quite the title I originally had in mind. But after yet more and more frustrating rounds of image degradation to get the photo to meet the miniscule size requirements of this site, I present you: these three pixels. Enjoy.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 196
Avg (all users): 6.6648
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.7800
Avg (non-participants): 6.6202
Views since voting: 3701
Views during voting: 346
Votes: 179
Comments: 22
Favorites: 4 (view)


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10/22/2014 04:19:57 AM
Don like the picture that much but love your sense of humor, 8 ;)
09/21/2009 03:39:30 PM
It still looks great. I agree with the Save For Web idea, too, but it's only a couple kilobytes of data. I use FastStone Image Viewer (freeware) for resizing and saving for web:

To resize, I sharpen the full-size image with a strength of 5-10, then resize to 640 (or 720) using the Lanczos-3 algorithm (it's sharper than bicubic and by the time you resize using bicubic in FastStone, you'll have white hairs in places you don't have ANY hair now). I also like it more for sharp edges that would have aliasing using other algorithms. And speaking of other algorithms, it has about 10 different ones.

To save for web, it has a slider for the JPEG quality in increments of 1 and pretty cool preview options (click to switch between saved and current quality, view side-by-side, view in full screen, etc.).
05/14/2009 04:08:53 AM
Originally posted by jdannels:

You have to use Save For Web, not just the regular save to get your image ready for challenges. For example, all of your exif data is still attached to your image.(It was taken at 9:46 PM and was a 20 sec exposure) This data is wasting file space that could be used for image quality. Check out this tutorial for getting challenge entries ready for challenges. It is for an older version of photoshop, but it works the same for your version of CS2. It will allow you to get those files right up to size limits. Good Luck.


Ok, thanks for the tip and link. I need to print out the specs cuz I forget them every time I upload a new pic.
04/24/2009 05:10:38 PM
You have to use Save For Web, not just the regular save to get your image ready for challenges. For example, all of your exif data is still attached to your image.(It was taken at 9:46 PM and was a 20 sec exposure) This data is wasting file space that could be used for image quality. Check out this tutorial for getting challenge entries ready for challenges. It is for an older version of photoshop, but it works the same for your version of CS2. It will allow you to get those files right up to size limits. Good Luck.
04/24/2009 03:42:46 PM
I like you man. You make me laugh.

Message edited by author 2009-04-24 15:42:57.
04/22/2009 05:06:54 PM
surlybiff: I like your sense of humor: including the validation rant. Nice photo as well. I used to live in New Mexico where I could get these kinds of shots, but unfortunately I didn't have a decent camera then. Hopefully I will get the chance to try and catch some lightning one of these days.
04/22/2009 03:36:14 PM
I have to favorite this for the title alone.
04/22/2009 02:13:06 AM
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

You do realize the Top 5 always get validated right? ;)


I take it back :P
Except for the excellent use of smudge tool.
04/22/2009 01:03:21 AM
You do realize the Top 5 always get validated right? ;)
04/22/2009 12:54:35 AM
Oh goody, my image is up for disqualification. Those wonderful people who gave me a vote of 1 must be having a particularly miserable week.
But yes, they're right in asking for justification. It's not actually real lightning at all. It's the sun shining out my arse at night, drawn entirely in Photoshop with the smudge tool.

Message edited by author 2009-04-22 00:55:49.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2009 11:50:05 PM
7 for the title.
04/21/2009 05:12:53 AM
dont blame god, blame windows
04/19/2009 10:28:39 PM
While this doesn't exactly meet the challenge specifications, it is such a great image that it deserves some recognition as such.
04/17/2009 04:25:41 PM
Ermm... nice title.
04/16/2009 04:41:33 AM
great capture , size looks OK as well
04/15/2009 10:49:03 PM
Beautiful image. The title is a bit over the top. :~P
04/15/2009 05:24:39 PM
NO NEED TO SHOUT!! You have a beautiful image here. :) 10 from me.
04/15/2009 04:13:54 PM
HOLY SHIT
04/15/2009 02:26:53 PM
hahahahaha please explain the title... it is pretty hilar
04/15/2009 02:07:23 PM
Title slayed me :-)

Nice shot too.
04/15/2009 01:52:08 AM
Looks like the perfect size to me (but what do I know all of my recent entries have been below 5). I do like the shot a lot. Lightening is so hard to catch. This is nicely done.
04/15/2009 01:20:17 AM
Your title does not do proper justice to this remarkable image. Fortunately, I won't let that affect my rating.


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