Deskthority header images v2

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Noobmaen

05 Jan 2019, 00:30

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madrobby

05 Jan 2019, 00:34

matt3o wrote: thank you guys. just a quick sneak pick. Almost there....
Spoiler:
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Sweet! That looks great!

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madrobby

05 Jan 2019, 01:29

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Muirium
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05 Jan 2019, 02:10

Moar!
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madrobby

05 Jan 2019, 02:51

Switches!
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madrobby

05 Jan 2019, 03:03

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madrobby

05 Jan 2019, 03:09

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Maybe I’m just getting silly now

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Muirium
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05 Jan 2019, 03:58

They’re getting pretty good, actually. I like the increased chaos. Straight down keyboard shots may look simple but are the most uncompromising when it comes to lighting them right.

The tricky thing about the new layout may be for us photographers to remember where the frame lies. The horizontal stripe through the middle section is all that will often be shown, so I understand. We’re used to being full frame but the best headers now will be those which still look right when cropped.

Anyway, some more attempts:
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This one isn the closest I can get to the suggested aspect ratio. Likely won't crop well in the adaptive layout:
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But you know the irresistible pull of unobtainium!

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Scarpia

05 Jan 2019, 08:59

Great work matt3o - that sneak peek looks great, and I can’t wait for the site to become mobile friendly - the current version is a pain in the ass to use from a smartphone and that’s probably how I browse it 90% of the time.

Also, what fantastic submissions already! I might join in with a few of my own later (when I’m on my desktop).

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depletedvespene

06 Jan 2019, 03:10

One more.
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IBM Model M 1391401, expanded to 104 keys.
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adhoc

08 Jan 2019, 21:41

Not sure if it’s high quality enough for a banner, but I quite like this one that I took a while ago.
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Dingster

09 Jan 2019, 18:19

How about this? :)
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matt3o
-[°_°]-

09 Jan 2019, 18:30

thanks guys I will be adding more headers shortly

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Prelim

09 Jan 2019, 19:01

can't we use some of the old headers? we've contributed with some beautiful images back then!

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matt3o
-[°_°]-

09 Jan 2019, 19:06

we need to find the original image and recreate the banner, unfortunately

Menuhin

09 Jan 2019, 19:57

Prelim wrote:
09 Jan 2019, 19:01
can't we use some of the old headers? we've contributed with some beautiful images back then!
Quite unfortunate...
Some of the old headers are truly classic and quite some eye-candies.

Is there a repository to these old headers so we can hand pick some and try hunting down the original images to recreate banners for them?

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stratokaster

09 Jan 2019, 20:12

I have one photo which I think would look OK as a header.

The usual legalese: I certify that this is my own work, and Deskthority is hereby granted perpetual non-exclusive license to use this image as Deskthority admins see fit.
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Muirium
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09 Jan 2019, 22:33

Nice!

I’d nix a few of the images that are headers now, but they’re mostly pretty solid. Not at all bad for a rush.

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snuci
Vintage computer guy

09 Jan 2019, 22:46

matt3o wrote:
09 Jan 2019, 19:06
we need to find the original image and recreate the banner, unfortunately
I could look for mine. What size/aspect ratio is optimal?

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stratokaster

09 Jan 2019, 22:55

Oops, attached the wrong file to the previous post. Here's the correct one. The legalese still stands.
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Menuhin

09 Jan 2019, 23:10

snuci wrote:
09 Jan 2019, 22:46
matt3o wrote:
09 Jan 2019, 19:06
we need to find the original image and recreate the banner, unfortunately
I could look for mine. What size/aspect ratio is optimal?
viewtopic.php?p=433693#p433693

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snuci
Vintage computer guy

09 Jan 2019, 23:20

Menuhin wrote:
09 Jan 2019, 23:10
snuci wrote:
09 Jan 2019, 22:46

I could look for mine. What size/aspect ratio is optimal?
viewtopic.php?p=433693#p433693
I saw that but the resolution looks too low and the resizing that happens makes the images not look so good. It should be at least 1920 x something so that there is less resizing. The old ones appeared to look better.

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matt3o
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09 Jan 2019, 23:46

it was 980, now it's 1200. we are still using 1:1 images. So, image quality wise nothing changed. Of course we should use 2400 wide images to please hi-res screens but it's just a vanity picture, so I guess it's fine as it is.

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Muirium
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09 Jan 2019, 23:48

Everything’s hi-dpi these days. I’d have nothing against 1920 wide or higher. My desktop is 3840 when full screen, and there’s bigger displays out there aplenty.

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ZedTheMan

09 Jan 2019, 23:52

Got a few logo-based ones here, and a classic single-keycap-removed-showing-switch-on-keyboard photo.

I think this is a good way to show rights and permission: I certify that this is my own work, and Deskthority is hereby granted perpetual non-exclusive license to use this image as Deskthority admins see fit.
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snuci
Vintage computer guy

10 Jan 2019, 01:22

Here are a few. You are right matt3o, I was mistaken.
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Muirium
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10 Jan 2019, 15:07

Great set, Snooch! Well lit and framed, too.

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snuci
Vintage computer guy

10 Jan 2019, 15:44

Muirium wrote:
10 Jan 2019, 15:07
Great set, Snooch! Well lit and framed, too.
Thank you. Most of my pics are white background so I want to see how the MacCharlie looks before posting any more. Did the old site have a smokey overlay? It seems that all of the pictures are darker now.

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Muirium
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10 Jan 2019, 16:19

The overlay is all new. And observe how it changes on mobile in landscape vs. portrait.

To be honest, many of the new images are bugging me for being bland, especially regards poor lighting. But I guess it’s good to have a broad selection from the start. We can begin the weeding out later on once the more important work is done!

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Muirium
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11 Jan 2019, 05:11

Here's an esoteric one, from long ago:

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Pick whichever one (if either!) works better:
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Pretty sure close is the one to use.

We could really use a banner preview function again. That was a sweet feature for pixel fudgers like me!

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