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Old 02-18-2009, 06:07 AM
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Nice job everyone! Look forward to seeing more as they come out!
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:27 AM
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Added new letterbox versions suggested by AJBlue98

http://www.ncc1701shipyard.com/blur.htm
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I think your original versions were best. The reason for the black bars was to provide the original format images and then let people do with them as they want (like you did). I might just create another page however with your versions.…
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http://www.ncc1701shipyard.com/blur.htm
Carpeoccasio,

First, thanks for the compliment.

However, I noticed that the pictures you posted were, in fact, not the files I posted at my website.

The drop shadow turns the whole image into a work of art by bringing attention to the fact that the main image stands out from the blurred background, but JJ's work should stand on its own with as little help as possible from us.

The point of the blurred background was to let the screen capture remain its own artwork while giving just the illusion that the image actually was the correct size for the screen by supplying just enough information to fill the screen with picture.

The images I produced were not merely suggestions; they were the intended final product.

So thanks for posting the pics, but if you're going to credit me, please use my work (and feel free to link directly to the files; I have way more bandwidth than I can use, and you can save some of yours that way, anyway). That said…

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…How would you want to be credited?
“Letterbox effect by AJBlue98” should suffice.

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Old 02-20-2009, 04:31 AM
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Sorry for the confusion. The only difference I see is that mine have a more pronounced shadow line between the main and blurred images which helps (I think) to focus the eye on the center in focus area.
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:01 PM
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Sorry for the confusion. The only difference I see is that mine have a more pronounced shadow line between the main and blurred images which helps (I think) to focus the eye on the center in focus area.
That's exactly what the Shadows do. That's why I don't like them.

The shadows add more information to the image--they draw a boundary for the eye that says "look, the screen cap is in the middle" instead of letting the eye wander around the screen and enjoy the whole thing.

Really what happens is that the shadows, just like the black bars, trick the eye into not looking towards that part of the image. As a result, the viewer unconsciously avoids looking to the top or bottom of the picture.

The point of stretching and blurring the image without adding a shadow or anything else to the picture was to let the image look like the image filled the screen at a glance so that the viewer is encouraged to see the edge of the screen capture.

I understand the drop-shadow thing. I'm a big fan, but in this case, they're just not appropriate.

Also, I just noticed that you didn't stretch the blurred image. You cut the tops and bottoms apart and blurred them, but you didn't stretch them. That would be the other reason that the drop-shadow versions aren't easy to look at; I had to figure out why the blurred image was out of proportion.

You get an A for effort, but you still need to work on the art theory.
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Here are the properly-modified versions that I did up, in case anyone wants to view them.

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Old 02-20-2009, 07:32 PM
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I see what you're saying now. How about doing up the rest of the black bar images and I'll use yours instead of mine (and I'll include a credit on the page).
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Carpeoccasio,

Here you go.

Cheers!

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