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  • DeepRed,

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    Ravage reads PAS too.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4056 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Ross McA.,

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    Lego drama.

    Did someone say Lego? (self-portrait with the Lego Photo app)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18503 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Oops - don't know what happened there and can't seem to delete it. Russell, please can you delete these half pictures?

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2001 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to ,

    Birds of Paradise

    It's probably the caption. Paving paradise. ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Russell Brown,

    self-portrait with the Lego Photo app

    That's amazing! And a little disturbing. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Oops – don’t know what happened there and can’t seem to delete it.

    Have reclaimed the car parks.

    This usually happens with either large images or slow upload speeds, when the page is refreshed before the image fully uploads.

    Sorry for the frustration.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2104 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace, in reply to JacksonP,

    Thanks. Slow, slow broadband connection here in the middle of the Wellington suburbs.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2001 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    3rd world

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16262 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Love the waterlily, clicking the image to full size gives a great virtual bee experience.

    As a workaround for sticky broadband speeds it could help to reduce the image & file size a bit. The waterlily is 1.4mb and over 3000 pixels wide, which is gorgeously generous, but it still looks great at 2000 pixels. I gave it a quick try, which dropped the file size to just over 300kb.

    Hope to see the bird of paradise, what made it through looked great.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3325 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Joe Wylie,

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    Foliage.

    Hope to see the bird of paradise, what made it through looked great.

    Thanks Joe. Yes, don't like to see people giving up. There are more hints in the Upload Guide in the links section on the top right of page, if that helps.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2104 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

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    New desktop pic, a nice change from the previous passionvine. Thank you Jackson. Also you can see a bit of the skateboard you said nice things about earlier undergoing reincarnation.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3325 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Thank you Jackson. Also you can see a bit of the skateboard you said nice things about earlier undergoing reincarnation.

    Cheers Joe, and you are most welcome. After I posted it I thought 'really, although I took it that way, it would look better rotated to the left'. Voilà.

    Look forward to seeing the reincarnated skateboard.

    ETA. That was another iPhone 4s photo, incidentally. ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2104 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Dumb question but how do you reduce the image size? Turning it into a pdf sort of does but then it is not the right type of file.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2001 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Dumb question but how do you reduce the image size? Turning it into a pdf sort of does but then it is not the right type of file.

    Not at all dumb if you haven't done it before. But not necessarily a simple one either, due to... stuff.

    I'll send you an email so we can communicate offline. Once I know what you're working with, shouldn't be too difficult.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2104 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Reductio add attachment...

    how do you reduce the image size

    in the absence of a photo editing program perhaps one could email the photo to yourself, and reduce the size of the photo when sending, there is usually a full size, medium, small option - worth a crack...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Dumb question but how do you reduce the image size? Turning it into a pdf sort of does but then it is not the right type of file.

    Not sure if this applies to you, but here's what I do on a Mac:

    - Select your photo in iPhoto
    - Choose Export from the File menu.
    - Set:

    Kind: JPEG
    JPEG Quality: High
    Size: Large

    Then export, renaming if you wish.

    That gets me a file size of 250KB to 5550KB, which is about the right range for uploading here.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18503 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Russell Brown,

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    Poste restante.

    Not sure if this applies to you

    We are working on it, by the way. Just both of us are back at 'work'.

    Well, when I say 'work', I mean being reminded that almost anyone you want to deal with on stuff is on holiday until the 16th, at least. Which makes me think I should be too.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2104 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to JacksonP,

    Foliage.

    That looks especially mint at full size.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18503 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Russell Brown,

    That looks especially mint at full size.

    Thanks. That was after shrinking it as well. I am honestly a bit amazed at what this little Camera can do. And, as we were reminded above, it has the advantage of always being with you.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2104 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Foliage.
    That looks especially mint at full size

    Succulent, even...

    Hmmm, is that food blog competition closed?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • linger, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Hilary, have you tried “Save As… JPEG”? This should give you a “quality” option which you can set to something less than 100% (70%-80% is generally adequate for eyeball viewing, and usually results in at least a 50% file-size reduction).

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Gamma, Gamma, Hey!...
    Loved that Lytro© photo system mentioned earlier, mutable depth of field, neat! - but here's the one we all want - a light driven time cloak

    We see events happening as light from them reaches our eyes. Usually it's a continuous flow of light. In the new research, however, scientists were able to interrupt that flow for just an instant.
    Other newly-created invisibility cloaks fashioned by scientists move the light beams away in the traditional three dimensions. The Cornell team alters not where the light flows but how fast it moves, changing in the dimension of time, not space.
    They tinkered with the speed of beams of light in a way that would make it appear to surveillance cameras or laser security beams that an event, such as an art heist, isn't happening.
    ...
    Using fibre optics, the hole in time is created as light moves along inside a fibre much thinner than a human hair.
    The scientists shoot the beam of light out, and then with other beams, they create a time lens that splits the light into two different speed beams that create the effect of invisibility by being too fast or too slow. The whole work is a mess of fibres on a long table and almost looks like a pile of spaghetti, Fridman said.
    ...
    The science is legitimate, but it's still only a fraction of a second, added City College of New York physicist Michio Kaku, who specialises in the physics of science fiction.
    "That's not enough time to wander around Hogwarts," Kaku wrote in an email. "The next step therefore will be to increase this time interval, perhaps to a millionth of a second. So we see that there's a long way to go before we have true invisibility as seen in science fiction."
    Gaeta said he thinks he can get make the cloak last a millionth of a second or maybe even a thousandth of a second. But McCall said the mathematics dictate that it would take too big a machine - about 29,934km long - to make the cloak last a full second.

    They think they have to build a bigger one, when probably all they need to do is link it to a strobe around 7 cycles a second, or whatever our 'reality frame grab refresh' is create the illusion of continuity...

    Grant Morrison has some interesting ideas on reality related matters as well...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Cecelia, in reply to JacksonP,

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    Super letter box. Attached is hydrangea, a flower I don't usually like but which this summer grabs my eye like a Karl Maugham painting!

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 506 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Yes, a wonderful summer for hydrangeas. We have wonderful white blooms, and a cerise and deep blue bush growing side by side--which ought not happen as acidic soils produce one colour and alkaline soils produce the other.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2265 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Pupee.pdf

    Monarchs about to pupate on the adjoining plant after gobbling all the swan plant leaves.

    (Here is a pdf while I work out how to shrink the jpg - and excuse the Latin error as the file should be called pupae)

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2001 posts Report Reply

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