Deskthority header images v2

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madrobby

Re: Deskthority header images v2

Unread post by madrobby » 11 Jan 2019, 14:07

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Muirium
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Re: Deskthority header images v2

Unread post by Muirium » 11 Jan 2019, 14:45

Guys, remember to compress your images. These don’t need to be any larger than 100k to retain full quality. Mine are like 70k. Save Matteo the repetitive optimising task!

I use this. It’s open source. There’ll be equivalents for your platform.

https://imageoptim.com/mac

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madrobby

Re: Deskthority header images v2

Unread post by madrobby » 11 Jan 2019, 14:57

Muirium wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 14:45
Guys, remember to compress your images. These don’t need to be any larger than 100k to retain full quality. Mine are like 70k. Save Matteo the repetitive optimising task!

I use this. It’s open source. There’ll be equivalents for your platform.

https://imageoptim.com/mac
You can just drop a whole folder on this and it compresses everything in it. I’d rather post a high-quality image in here and then it can be compressed and recompressed and altered later from the high-quality source.

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Muirium
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Re: Deskthority header images v2

Unread post by Muirium » 11 Jan 2019, 15:13

Won’t someone *please* think of the robot!

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matt3o
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Unread post by matt3o » 11 Jan 2019, 15:18

the robot has already created a script that resizes, compresses and uploads the new pictures to the headers folder.

New images will be added in a few moments (imagemagick+jpegoptim). but thanks Murium for thinking of me :)

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madrobby

Re: Deskthority header images v2

Unread post by madrobby » 11 Jan 2019, 15:27

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Re: Deskthority header images v2

Unread post by matt3o » 11 Jan 2019, 15:30

let me just add that the important thing is that the aspect ratio is correct... not that I couldn't fix that too, but it's a little unpredictable what is going to be centered inside the 1200x480 window.

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Re: Deskthority header images v2

Unread post by depletedvespene » 11 Jan 2019, 16:59

Now I'm getting artsy. :mrgreen:


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matt3o
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Unread post by matt3o » 11 Jan 2019, 17:32

you can now get a list of active headers here: headers.php

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madrobby

Re: Deskthority header images v2

Unread post by madrobby » 11 Jan 2019, 17:34

matt3o wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 17:32
you can now get a list of active headers here: headers.php
Sweet!

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Dingster

Re: Deskthority header images v2

Unread post by Dingster » 11 Jan 2019, 17:38

Really like that kinesis one. Looks great :)

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digital_matthew

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Unread post by digital_matthew » 11 Jan 2019, 19:15

I'm resubmitting my "Wheel Writer Barrel Plate Caught in a Prism". Deskthority can use this image as they like, but it is still my property.
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Unread post by ZedTheMan » 11 Jan 2019, 19:21

Dingster wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 17:38
Really like that kinesis one. Looks great :)

Yay! I did something right for once! Thanks for the kind words!

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Muirium
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Re: Deskthority header images v2

Unread post by Muirium » 14 Jan 2019, 04:06

An oldie, updated.
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Hypersphere

Re: Deskthority header images v2

Unread post by Hypersphere » Yesterday, 19:39

Here is a selection of quite a few images for your consideration. Please use them or not as you wish. All of these are my own originals, so no other permissions would be needed. I have encapsulated them within "spoilers" to save space. Thanks.
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Re: Deskthority header images v2

Unread post by Muirium » Yesterday, 21:57

The graphs aren’t a good idea, but there’s some nice photos in amongst the bunch for sure.

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Hypersphere

Re: Deskthority header images v2

Unread post by Hypersphere » Yesterday, 23:09

Muirium wrote:
Yesterday, 21:57
The graphs aren’t a good idea, but there’s some nice photos in amongst the bunch for sure.
Yes, I was particularly unsure about the graphs, but I thought they might provide something rather different from boards, caps, and switches. In any event, whomever selects images for the DT header is free to use any of the images I submitted or not. They are essentially all "potato pics". I do not own a good camera, and I am certainly not a good photographer such as you and a number of other DT members are.

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Muirium
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Re: Deskthority header images v2

Unread post by Muirium » 57 minutes ago

Thanks for the compliment. Don’t worry about your camera. Your phone is easily enough nowadays. Worry about your light!

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Hypersphere

Re: Deskthority header images v2

Unread post by Hypersphere » 43 minutes ago

I am a tech oddity. I have 10 modern computers, all functioning, and > 200 keyboards, mostly vintage and mostly functional, but I do not even own a mobile phone, smart or otherwise. When I work, I use a desk and desktop computers. When away from my desk, I enjoy the rest from all forms of electronic communication.

My camera is a little point-and-shoot Canon Sureshot that I share with my wife.

Although I am not a photographer, I do appreciate the importance of two things: composition and lighting. Whereas I am hard put to make a good photo myself, I know a good one when I see it.

I have been thinking of setting up a light box that my wife could use for making photos of items to post on eBay and that I could use for pics of keyboards to post on DT.

At present, I rely on a feeble task lamp at my desk. This is still better than the natural light most of the time in Michigan, which is similar to what you have in Scotland.

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snuci
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Re: Deskthority header images v2

Unread post by snuci » 29 minutes ago

Hypersphere wrote:
43 minutes ago
At present, I rely on a feeble task lamp at my desk. This is still better than the natural light most of the time in Michigan, which is similar to what you have in Scotland.
I, personally, only use natural light unless I am forced to use house lighting for a quick pic. That's why you see less pictures from me in the winter. I get home when daylight is over so I have to wait for weekends. I use two rigid corrugated white plasticized sheets for the background in almost all cases except when items are white. I'll use the hardwood floor as a background for white items or items too big for the plastic sheets.

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