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Old 02-14-2016, 10:54 PM   #2
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Seems like you've done a good job with it, grabo. Not grainy, we can't see the original dots the image would've been printed with in the mag, and the colour seems fairly neutral.

The 'thumbnail' size you've posted is rather large. I'm pretty sure you'll be asked to re-up the pic with a thumbnail size no bigger than 180x180 (or is it 80x80?) pixels. You should see the option of thumbnail size just above the 'upload now' button if you use imagebam.

Anyway, the image size I usually go for on pics is around 1000 pixels high or thereabouts. This allows the pic to be seen 'full height' without the top and bottom being cut off when I click on the 'Actual size' icon.

I don't know if you do this already, but I scan and save the image as a bitmap, close the scan and when I come to work on the pic I open with the programme I'm using (ability photopaint 2001 or micrografx picture publisher 8) depending on what I want to do first, I then save the file as a bitmap with an extra letter or number so that I don't overwrite the original bitmap. I compare the original with the new version in the 'Slideshow' mode in windows picture viewer, I pause the slideshow and click between the two pics too see if the new version is better. If I decide to do other changes, I do them and save as a third bitmap and re-do the comparison, this time with version 1 and 2. This can go on for quite a while, with someitmes several days between the versions. This has helped a lot with 'problem pics'.
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