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- sergiocos - 2010-12-14 23:10
Guys, i did many cleararts in time, but i'm not satisfied with my photoshop skillz.
If you can make a short tutorial or you can give links to the ones that can help me, i'm more than eager to help. Somehow I can't get rid of the jagged edges of cleararts. i want to obtain perfect-smooth-solid color edges. All my methods failed me, however, with effort, i had some good looking cleararts, but i wanna do better (and faster). Any help will be appreciated.
- Rad_ - 2010-12-14 23:11
Since these images aren't in core, is it possible to use a context menu dialog to select between multiple options when they're returned through the new api?
I know the script could do this, but the point of the script was to run an automated scan, primarily. In which case waiting for user input is kind of a bummer.
Does this mean there should be two scripts? One for batch downloading every show without a logo in the local TV db, and one for calling alacarte on a show level?
And if things are getting batch returned (which seems inevitable), can we request a feature on the new site to up- (and/or down-) vote logos/art so that if there are multiple options, the clear "best" one is returned?
How had you intended to handle multiple choices in this manner, Kode?
- ppic - 2010-12-14 23:13
you can download it from info screen if skin support it, you can change and choose the logo you want
- Kode - 2010-12-14 23:58
At the moment multiple logos are displayed by name, but thats not very reliable because of the naming convention on clearlogos (thinking of changing it if noone has any objections, currently its showname.png, showname-2.png, showname-3.png but - has a higher priority than . so ordering by name returns showname-2.png, showname-3.png, showname.png, thinking of changing showname.png to showname-1.png)
I'm planning on adding some kind or voting/favourite/rating system, not sure what yet though, any suggestions are welcome, then in the api you will be able to order by favourite. I can also add a limit option so it only returns a single results for each.
http://fanart.tv/help/ has some initial details on the API but bits may change.
- mcborzu - 2010-12-15 01:07
Is the search box functional? I have been trying to find $#*! My Dad Says, tvdb- 164951...I believe I've seen screenshots with people having that logo...
- Rad_ - 2010-12-15 01:55
Kode Wrote:I'm planning on adding some kind or voting/favourite/rating system, not sure what yet though, any suggestions are welcome, then in the api you will be able to order by favourite. I can also add a limit option so it only returns a single results for each.
Let users(/visitors?) flag/favourite/star/upvote a logo when there are multiples, the results of which dictate which logo is returned first or when the limit is set to 1. A more complicated (less gameable) implementation would be to enforce that only one logo per show was flagged (radio button style), but that would require users were logged in (and the backend would have to load this info every time a page was loaded so a user could change their vote if new logos were submitted or they realize their choice doesn't work as well in practice, etc).
This is probably not super important, though, and the moderators could arbitrarily pick the favorites if that's deemed to be less work overall....
If you only went one way, though, I think a more useful feature would be downvoting or flagging for removal. This could be opened up to the userbase at large (with a few set reasons for why it was flagged as such). This could move a logo down the ranks when returned as multiples, and after reaching x number of downvotes/flags, could put it in a queue for moderated removal.
I think that could be a really simple modification, and might even be able to take a load off the moderators. If uploads don't need to be moderated and the combined userbase is allowed to pass judgement on quality, then the moderators only need to step in when something is obviously wrong. Or at the very least, they would only need to check for glaring problems.
This could also lead to much greater quality overall, because a secondary queue of flagged images (when the only logo/all logos of a show are flagged) would bring them to people's attention and more submissions of [hopefully] higher quality would come in. Rather than take on a really hard logo that no one has been able to do yet, someone wanting to contribute could take a stab at a good-but-not-great extraction that otherwise wouldn't have been brought to their attention. (This is not a dig at the current moderators--I'm sure you're only letting the very best through--but the first initial batch import was much less stringently moderated and there are some shows that appear filled but could benefit from a more perfect recreation, etc. More eyes and all that....)
- Kode - 2010-12-15 01:57
mcborzu Wrote:Is the search box functional? I have been trying to find $#*! My Dad Says, tvdb- 164951...I believe I've seen screenshots with people having that logo...
Works fine for me, typing 164951 went straight to the show, typing $#*! My brought it back in the search results.
Whats happening for you?
*edit* it might be that the results get a bit lost, they should show up just under the header image
- Kode - 2010-12-15 02:15
Some good ideas there Rad_ the only issue I see is that we have found we don't even have enough people to do all the logos that get requested, getting people to make better images for shows that already have images might be even harder.
Being able to upvote and downvote would probably work well though, it would be less intensive that calculating votes, and if we have it so say -7 or something automatically drops it into a moderation queue that would help weed out some of the crap images that have slipped the net.
- Kode - 2010-12-15 02:36
sergiocos Wrote:Guys, i did many cleararts in time, but i'm not satisfied with my photoshop skillz.
I'm hoping some people will come up with some tutorials for me that I can put on the website, though I've been asking for months with nothing to show for it yet
- mcborzu - 2010-12-15 02:38
Kode Wrote:Works fine for me, typing 164951 went straight to the show, typing $#*! My brought it back in the search results.
Oh I see whats going on, in Firefox everything work perfect in, but IE or Opera* the page just refreshes.
*small user base dont need to account for it but IE you should
Kode Wrote:I'm hoping some people will come up with some tutorials for me that I can put on the website, though I've been asking for months with nothing to show for it yet
Got one cooking thats why I need the logo