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    Well folks

    Its been a while since we've had a "Post Your Photo" topic. We are gaining new members and making new friends every day! Wouldn't it be nice to see what all these good folk look like? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] You might be shocked, you might be surprised, you might faint, you might fall in love...you might run like ****! lol These are people you talk to, share with, trade with, b*tch to and LEARN FROM!

    So...don't be shy. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] These are all your friends here...or friends to be. This is for old timers and newbies alike! If you don't have a place to host your photo, ask a friend to do it for you. Lets go for a record number of photos! If there is anything about yourself you'd like to say, feel free.

    Ok...now don't hit me. I can't post mine right this second as its not finished yet, but I swear on a stack of CPs I will even though I ain't no beauty queen.

    So...who wants to start off? Ummm...Patrick [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Suzanne

    EDITTED TO ADD IF YOURE NOT SURE HOW TO POST PICS READ THIS WRITTEN BY our Lovely PAK aka Suzanne [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    Quote[/b] ]Hi all you Photo-aholics [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    Here is some information I hope you find helpful in posting photos on the forums.

    First off, you need to understand a little bit about digital photos.

    The photo resolution (image sharpness) is measured in pixels. Pixels are the little teeeeeny tiny squares you see in your monitor if you look reaaaallllly close. (Are you looking? See? Right there...that eeeensie leetle square...that’s a pixel). [For the more techie oriented, pixel stands for “picture element.”] There are about 72 of these pixels to an inch (some monitors have 96). Therefore, the monitor’s “resolution” (sharpness) is said to be 72ppi (pixels per inch).

    The more pixels there are, the more image information (data) there is, thus making a sharper image with better color representation. But...unfortunately, the more pixels, the larger the physical width/depth your photo becomes and the larger the file size. You will get an cumbersome image...slow to upload and waaaay too large to be viewed easily on monitors without having to scroll around which is very annoying and really takes away from the beauty of your photo.

    Today’s cameramakers push “megapixel” cameras ($$$&#036--those that have very high resolution (large pixel-width images)--even when the average user *doesn’t need* such a “high-end” image. Those high-res photos are great for printing...producing good sharp images. BUT...that much data is unnecessary and unwanted for the INTERNET. For the internet, you want lower resolution images for *fast transmittal* over the network (phone lines, cables, etc.).

    Many people think “I’ll set my camera on the highest setting and then I’ll get really GOOD pictures!”. Well, that’s true...IF you’re going to PRINT your photos. But that’s not good for the internet. Many high-quality settings on the newer Megapixel cameras produce images measuring anywhere from 17” to 36” in width..and 14MB in file size...and larger! This will make the internet cry...and the person trying to view your image as well! These large size photos will break you if you are dial-up as many of us still are.

    Lets say your camera is set to a pixel resolution of “1240 x 864”. Divide those numbers by 72 (the “pixels per inch”) and you get an image that is 17.22" x 12" in physical size displayed on your monitor! OW! My eyes! MY EYYYES!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] Hehe. OK...ever see an image with a 2592 pixel width? That’s 36” wide! Most people don’t realize the actual size of these “megapixel” photo...but they are huge. You need to select your “quality setting” by how the image will be USED--not just “bigger is better”! (Well ALL know that’s not true. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] )

    So...what do you do? What I recommend is: if you want the clear, sharp, high-res photos, then use your high quality settings. Keep the original image file but make a second “internet” copy, lowering the size of your image. Save that file also. Then you will have the best of both worlds...one version to use to print out, the other for a good quality internet image. A file size of 1MB or LESS is good. A good physical size for photos is around 8-10” in width (that depends of course if the photo is horizontal or vertical). I think all digital cameras come with some form of image editing software and you should be able to resize your photos with no problem. I add an “RS” (for "ReSize&quot to the end of my file names to keep them distinct as my “internet-friendly” versions.

    Also cropping your image, focusing on the main subject and eliminating extraneous background helps trim down your file size too. Its best to crop first, then re-size your image.

    Once you have your images resized, you can post your photos to the forums. The photos must be uploaded to and stored on a server. AOL offers 2MB of server space per screenname, Patrick (Trashcan) has the CP Gallery where you can upload your photos and I think PFT offers space as well. Once you have your photos on a server, then the structure for posting a photo is:

    {img}(server location)/(directory)/(filename).jpg{/img}

    Replace the face brackets with SQUARE ones and you are set!

    Example, for me to post a pic, I type: {img}members.aol.com/PlantAKiss/myflowerphoto.jpg{/img} (but using square brackets instead of face).

    PLEASE BE THOUGHTFUL! Try to keep your images sized properly for INTERNET viewing. If you like to keep your camera on its high or highest resolution setting, please make an effort to reduce them (via an editing program) to a size that will upload/download faster and be comfortable for viewing (no scrolling up and down and side to side to see the picture). Or use a lower setting on your camera if you know its for monitor viewing ONLY.

    If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. I work with digital images all day long (I can remove wrinkles and put body parts where you neeeever thought they’d grow...hehe). [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] We could discuss RGB color vs. CMYK color but I will leave that for another day. Haha!

    Thanks everyone for your cooperation!

    Suzanne/PAK


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    OK here is a horrible pic of me.. better send the kids out of the room.. dont wanna give them nightmares or anything...



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    Here I am:






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    PlantAKiss, you really shouldn't dis yourself so much. I do have to say that i really liked your previous sig, though. It had me braced for the worst... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    I have one in my sig of me dashing with my flaming birthday cake of death from last year (never use more than 20 relight candles on a cake!!&#33 to the bathroom to extinguish the candles in the sink before the fire alarm went off, but here's one from the NECPS show last month doing a VFT feeding demo Mwahaha


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    Here is mine.

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    This is me in the lab, in 2005:



    And this is a collage of the kids, at roughly comparable ages:


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    Here is a site to view the pictures I couldn't post earler My Webpage
    I'm still working on it but they'll do for now
    I always suspect everything is a trap....thats why I'm still alive

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    Hi all
    This is my daughter who started this Flytrap from last year! Ill have one of both of us this week sometime LOLOLOL

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