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- Kode - 2011-05-22 13:29
laforge Wrote:Hi Kode,
Hi mate, send me one and I will see.
There are several things you can do to get the size down, play with the posterize settings, try a surface blur, use the paint bucket.
Every one I have tried so far I have been able to get under the limit.
Also don't forget to try using smushit.com as well, that can often help.
You mention png compression, are you using photoshop or The Gimp? The template doesn't really work very well for The Gimp, a lot of layers are messed up and it just doesn't work very well.
Someone was trying to use The Gimp and all their images were coming in at over 1mb, they sent me the image, I put it into the template, without making any changes and saved it and immediately it was down to 350kb, then using smushit it went down to under 300kb
- laforge - 2011-05-22 14:41
Kode Wrote:Hi mate, send me one and I will see.
Photoshop to create the images, although I resaved them in The Gimp to see if it made any difference to the size (it didn't). The links below are to a couple of png files for testing, both have been reduced using smushit.
- Kode - 2011-05-22 15:33
411kb all I did was import your image, set the posterize level to 19, save it then smush it.
- laforge - 2011-05-23 01:07
Posterise and Blur lose detail to reduce file size. This works well on cdart with solid colours (and indeed all of my simpler discs now fit the limit) but some of my picture discs look a bit ordinary by the time I've squeezed them into the filesize. Anyway, thanks for your help and time in checking out those images.
Next question - how do I upload a 'various artists'/compilation disc? The musicbrainz category which matches this type of release (89ad4ac3-39f7-470e-963a-56509c546377) shows no options for upload and fanart.tv doesn't list by release title, right?
- Kode - 2011-05-23 01:28
Yeah it's a bit of a trade off, but most of the time there is very little difference when using posterize (depending on the level you use of course), and smushit can sometimes reduce the size by a further 30-40%.
Aa lot of the time the reason the file sizes are so big is because of crappy scans that have lots of artifacts, a surface blur / posterize usually helps with that, but it's not always the right tool
http://fanart.tv/musicfanart/?id=89ad4ac3-39f7-470e-963a-56509c546377 thats the entry for various artists, to add a new one find the release-group id on musicbrainz and go to http://fanart.tv/api/addalbum.php?id=releasegroupid where releasegroupid is the id you got from musicbrainz
- vanMiez - 2011-05-24 08:39
could someone please look after the website coding? both ie9 and ff5 are having problems displaying the site correctly. every click on "next" in the pending requests and latest logos section force the site to reload but didn't show up the next page. worked well on ff4.
somebody else experiencing those problems?
- Kode - 2011-05-24 10:11
ff5? ff4 was only released 2 months ago.
Also make sure the site is fully loaded before clicking on next.
It should be fixed in IE now (there was a variable in the js called class, which apparently IE reserves), it works in ff4, chrome, IE8, I havent got ff5 or IE9 so I can't test those
- DejaVu - 2011-05-24 13:15
How does FanArt.TV deal with Compilation Albums?
I have loads of compilation album covers to submit, but cannot get FanArt.TV to find them.
Just read the previous page! Looks like Kode's working on it (Sorry Mate!)
- Kode - 2011-05-24 13:53
DejaVu Wrote:How does FanArt.TV deal with Compilation Albums?
Can you give me an example please?
- vanMiez - 2011-05-24 15:52
Kode Wrote:ff5? ff4 was only released 2 months ago.
yeah it works now in both ff5 and ie9. thanks
and yes it is only the beta of ff5 but the release date will be the 21.6.11