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  • A word on the fine art of picture whoring

    Recent developments prodded me to share some tips on posting JPEG photos. Check out the photos below of me eating it on my wakeboard. Truth is, I will use any excuse to post wakeboarding pics.

    The attached photo is pretty darn small eh? It was made using no "compression" and has a file size of 66.5KB. Pretty reasonable for modem users, but darn, that is a small photo eh?
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw

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    Now we take the same photo and use some compression. This reduces image quality (nothing in life is free) but you get a larger picture for the same file size. You can find a balance where the reduced quality is not terribly noticable, leaving you with a bigger pic.

    This photo has a file size of 37 kb, which is half the size of the previous "small" picture. I was limited by the board's policy of a max size of 640x480. If this pic was the same file size as the previous one, I could have made it fill your 17" monitor at 800X600 or perhaps even 1024X768. It is not the size of the picture itself, it is the file size that is a problem. For God's sake, don't post bitmaps, they are huge. The larger photo would probably be about 800 KB as a bitmap.

    In terms of your music collection, think of JPEG files as MP3 files, vs. Bitmaps as normal WAV files and the quality slider for the JPEG as the MP3 file bitrate. Oh hell, probably lost some of ya worse with that bit of geekery.

    At any rate, Windows Paint lets you adjust the quality of JPEGs under options. I like Irfanview, which is a free download and has lots of neat picture whoring features. Check it out at http://www.irfanview.com

    A bit of tweaking and we can all enjoy Douglike picture whoring, without bringing the dial up modems to a comlete crawl
    Last edited by Duken4evr; 08-01-2003, 06:33 PM.
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw

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    • #3
      yea, its small but reasonable
      MY MODS:
      Ackrapovic Evo II full exhaust Head Work,Flowed injectors,Port /Polish exh and intake.cams,subframe,projector headlights,gap mod,Undertray,air/oil breather,pair valve removal,black frame Earth grounding mod . Dynojet PowercommanderII: (Custom Map by Orient Express):Galfer Wave Rotors Front & Rear: Pyramid Hugger:GSXR1k rear brake:A.T.R.E,Galfer Steel braided lines Front & Rear:TLS Cable Clutch Conversion:Woodcraft clipons:Vortex top triple clamp: DID Erv2 gold 520 conversion: Spocket Specialist Titan Tough Sprocket 17/41:GSXR tail: Nocut Frame Sliders:Air Tech Black Chrome Windscreen:LP Carbon Mirrors:Raised Tail 3/4" Ohlins Steering Damper:BRG 1/5 Throttle:GP Tech Fairing Bracket: Clear Alternative tail light:Black rims, ProTeck rearsets.gixxer 1k fender.Bitubo shock,custom projector headlights Race plastics and air tubes by AK composite 3/4 tail rasier custom made by TLDV8
      Going For 440 wet weight.136 +HP. 72 +TQ

      TO BE CONTINUED

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      • #4
        This should be added to the "definative guide to posting pictures" thread!
        I've got a huge penis, You've got a huge penis, even Tim over there, yup you guessed it, huge penis. Good, now that that's out of the way, let's go ride

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        • #5
          yo da man ,now go give dougie some lessons ,so he can come back and stop being such a biatch
          MY MODS:
          Ackrapovic Evo II full exhaust Head Work,Flowed injectors,Port /Polish exh and intake.cams,subframe,projector headlights,gap mod,Undertray,air/oil breather,pair valve removal,black frame Earth grounding mod . Dynojet PowercommanderII: (Custom Map by Orient Express):Galfer Wave Rotors Front & Rear: Pyramid Hugger:GSXR1k rear brake:A.T.R.E,Galfer Steel braided lines Front & Rear:TLS Cable Clutch Conversion:Woodcraft clipons:Vortex top triple clamp: DID Erv2 gold 520 conversion: Spocket Specialist Titan Tough Sprocket 17/41:GSXR tail: Nocut Frame Sliders:Air Tech Black Chrome Windscreen:LP Carbon Mirrors:Raised Tail 3/4" Ohlins Steering Damper:BRG 1/5 Throttle:GP Tech Fairing Bracket: Clear Alternative tail light:Black rims, ProTeck rearsets.gixxer 1k fender.Bitubo shock,custom projector headlights Race plastics and air tubes by AK composite 3/4 tail rasier custom made by TLDV8
          Going For 440 wet weight.136 +HP. 72 +TQ

          TO BE CONTINUED

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          • #6
            Very nice instructions Duke.

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            • #7
              You need a camera for these photo things, right?
              "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming WOW, what a RIDE!!"

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              • #8
                This should be added to the "definative guide to posting pictures" thread!
                Before someone slaps me with a trout as I probably should have added this to Kat's thread about image posting in the pictures folder, but I thought more folks would see it here near the "adios" thread.

                Always trying to help. Now if someone could sit down with me for a few hours with Photoshop, watch out!
                "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bugtooth
                  You need a camera for these photo things, right?
                  I've got a huge penis, You've got a huge penis, even Tim over there, yup you guessed it, huge penis. Good, now that that's out of the way, let's go ride

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Duken4evr
                    Before someone slaps me with a trout as I probably should have added this to Kat's thread about image posting in the pictures folder
                    I'm with 'ya.. but I think it SHOULD be added there.. I forgot all about compression ratio...
                    I've got a huge penis, You've got a huge penis, even Tim over there, yup you guessed it, huge penis. Good, now that that's out of the way, let's go ride

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                    • #11
                      I jsut resize 640x480 ......
                      http://media.damnfunnypictures.com/dfp/fg_14.gif
                      My sig image busted the height and size limits.

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                      • #12
                        your next lesson should be on hosted picts


                        which by the way i'll host for free the first 10 TLP members that want pict hosting.

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                        edit: that's 65k of pure goodness on your screen fellas

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                        • #13
                          your next lesson should be on hosted picts
                          One step at a time. We do not want too many picture whores, with bandwidth to burn, running amok
                          "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by crashtd
                            your next lesson should be on hosted picts


                            which by the way i'll host for free the first 10 TLP members that want pict hosting.

                            -

                            edit: that's 65k of pure goodness on your screen fellas
                            I second That!

                            http://media.damnfunnypictures.com/dfp/fg_14.gif
                            My sig image busted the height and size limits.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Seca
                              I jsut resize 640x480 ......
                              Thats what I try and do, and they seem to come out ok

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