Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/05/31

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Subject: [Leica] RE: LUG Digest, Vol 32, Issue 135
From: hoppyman at (G Hopkinson)
Date: Wed May 31 00:51:43 2006

Hi Bradley.
I would amend Ric's suggestion. It certainly will work, but Save For Web
will default to a GIF file, which is OK for a casual web graphic, but not
really ideal for a photo. That's because the colours are a much reduced
palette. So, if you use the SAVE FOR WEB option, be careful to save as jpg
rather than GIF
Ric's suggestion will certainly give you an appropriate size though.

Here's an alternative you may like to try
 COPY YOUR IMAGE FIRST as you are downgrading the file.
This is for PSCS2. It's not the shortest method but simplest to explain with
the menus.

Firstly I presume you are starting with a scan. If it is a 16 Bit TIFF
(which gives superior results at the price of a bigger file) you need to :
Image>Mode>8 Bits/channel>
Image>Image Size>(say ~800 pixels for long dimension and ~100pixels/inch for
resolution) You must have the proportions and resample boxes checked
File >save as >jpg

Back on your post, the colour is very delicate, isn't it? Must be a NOCT
thing since you are using Velvia!
Well done starting a PAW. As the pig said to the chicken re the bacon & egg
breakfast... now that's commitment

Message: 18
Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 22:57:47 -0400
From: Ric Carter <>
Subject: Re: [Leica] my first PAW
To: Leica Users Group <>
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Looks good to me.

I had it suggested to me that they should be held to about 100K.  
Using PhotoShop, do "save for web" and it lets you size to the well  
chosen 800 pixels you did and then set quality by targeting file size  
in the little pull down menu.

Nice shot.

  Ric Carter

On May 30, 2006, at 10:17 PM, wrote:

> Hi Folks, hope I'm doing this right and that I'm eligible to  
> participate in the "paw project". My paw #1 is of a room in a  
> mausoleum in a mausoleum in New Orleans. The room is for offerings  
> to St Roch, the patron saint of miraculous cures. One of the more  
> unusual things I have found in my lovely little city. Shot this  
> weekend with the m6/noctilux/velvia combo. Scanned on epson 4990.  
> Thanks for looking. Please advise if this is the proper format for  
> submitting a "PAW". Thanks again....Bradley
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