Wallpapers and backgrounds, images in general

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Wallpapers and backgrounds, images in general

Postby GarryRicketson » 2018-01-08 14:46

I do a lot with images, including creating my own backgrounds, or as some
call them "wallpapers". So do others, so hopefully this topic will be of interest.
I enjoy animations even more, but any way,... working with images and putting
them online , so that I can share them.
It is important to know how to make and use thumbnails, for various reasons,
large images take a long time to load, and on some peoples screens , or if it is a mobile device they do not fit. The thumbnail gives the viewer a small example, and if they want to view the full image, they can click the thumbnail, and wait for the full image to load,etc.
In this topic, What does your desktop look like?
Debiman says , Bloom is using thumb nails, but they are to big for my taste,
but they are not thumbnails, and especially since Bloom wants to share 1000s
of these, real thumbnails would be much better. Below is a example, :

Image
Notice also, no need to type "click" below the image. When one passes over the thumbnail, it shows it is click able,..
I also have a script I will share here, that I use to make my thumbnails, but it
would not be of use for "imgur".
Imgur is easy, simply adding a lower case s, to the full size image link , links to
a real thumbnail.
Below, is what I used to make the one I show above:
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[url=https://i.imgur.com/bEBCGSj.jpg][img]https://i.imgur.com/bEBCGSjs.jpg[/img][/url]
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Re: Wallpapers and backgrounds, images in general

Postby Bloom » 2018-01-08 14:57

Yes, I know that. Those thumbnails are much too small for my taste. The wallpapers I like best are dark in colour, so you wouldn't see much detail in such small thumbnails. The 640x360 thumbnails I normally use (desktop is 1920x1080) show much more detail and should not be too big or slow to load.
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Re: Wallpapers and backgrounds, images in general

Postby GarryRicketson » 2018-01-08 15:05

I have 100's or more of images, I don't think most people would be interested in them, but for purpose of example, if some one wants to browse them all:
My images
I have not yet created any page, with thumbnails of them, but maybe some
day I will. This is one little animation I did, and another example of a real thumbnail. I did the animation about 15 years ago. I made it using Image Magick. It was one of the first ones I did.
Image

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[url=http://www.parrotsandopenbsd.org/images/images/RabbitGif.gif][img]http://www.parrotsandopenbsd.org/images/images/ [/img][/url]


Actually, it is a little bit large, for a "thumbnail", I will make a smaller one later, maybe.
Here is a script I use now, for screen shots:
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date
print -n "Enter Screen shot name: "; read name; print ""
if [ $name = "" ];then
#print "Your welcome, ${name}."
#elif [ $name = "" ];then
print "Your screenshot will be ${name}"
else
import ${name}
fi

for file in *gif; do
    new_file=`echo $file | sed 's/.gif$//'`
    convert -resize 15% $file $new_file-tmb.gif
    #jpegoptim ... $new_file-tmb.png
#mv *.JPG-tmb.jpg tmb
scp *.gif  site@serverIP-orurl:/path/storage/area/images/
#put *.gif
mv *.gif images/


done

It takes prompts the user to type in the name they want to use for the image
to be created,(screenshot), then takes the screen shot, and makes a thumbnail,
then uploads it to the server.
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Re: Wallpapers and backgrounds, images in general

Postby GarryRicketson » 2018-01-08 15:12

Postby Bloom » 2018-01-08 08:57
Yes, I know that. Those thumbnails are much too small for my taste

You fail to understand the point, "your taste",... do you realize there are 100's of others that view the forum, "our tastes" may vary.
The wallpapers I like best are dark in colour, so you wouldn't see much detail in such small thumbnails.

The whole point is, IF someone wants to see the details, they can click the thumb nail, and view them,... or even download them. Not every body wants to have their screen filled with a huge image.
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Re: Wallpapers and backgrounds, images in general

Postby Lysander » 2018-01-08 17:31

GarryRicketson wrote:large images take a long time to load


This point is largely redundant in the 2010s. People are not using 56k lines. As well as that, even the large thumbnails here load in a second. The quoted wallpaper from Bloom is 48KB on my desktop. Come on, Garry. Even with loads of those on the same page, you're looking at a minuscule loading time.

GarryRicketson wrote:The thumbnail gives the viewer a small example, and if they want to view the full image, they can click the thumbnail, and wait for the full image to load,etc.


You can hardly see any detail with it, and it doesn't give enough information to be of interest to click on it.

GarryRicketson wrote: You fail to understand the point


You fail to understand that people who come into a desktop topic are more likely to want to be able to see desktops straight away. On others fora I frequent they have a 1280px limit for image threads. Far more realistic. This is a computing forum - for Linux hobbyists and professionals, the mobile phone argument is also largely redundant.

GarryRicketson wrote: Not every body wants to have their screen filled with a huge image.


I would rather that than have to click a thumbnail the size of a postage stamp.

Anyway, my comments will be inconsequential. Garry has me on his ignore list. Other admins could always show my post to him but nothing will come of it. More finger-wagging from GR which does little but ostracise forum members in the long run. I may be another consequence at this rate.
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Re: Wallpapers and backgrounds, images in general

Postby GarryRicketson » 2018-01-08 18:37

So anyway, the point of this topic is to give members a place to post wallpapers, backgrounds, and other images that they would like to share, in general, NOT for arguments, .........
Also, any scripts, or techniques for working with images and wallpapers as well. Where do people get the "wallpapers", or those that people have designed.
I do wish people would use smaller thumb nails, but there is no set rule or requirement on the size. A long time ago, I felt the same, :640x360 thumbnails
are ok, but a few others complained about that size, so I started using smaller ones,...but any way.
Talking about wall papers, here is one I just made now.
Image
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Re: Wallpapers and backgrounds, images in general

Postby Bloom » 2018-02-04 10:40

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Re: Wallpapers and backgrounds, images in general

Postby pawRoot » 2018-02-04 10:59

Garry still lives in 90s with 640x480 resolution.
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Re: Wallpapers and backgrounds, images in general

Postby Thorny » 2018-02-04 11:13

pawRoot wrote:Garry still lives in 90s with 640x480 resolution.

Why pick on Garry? In addition, if I remember correctly, he doesn't even see your posts.

Ever since you changed to your current avatar, I've wondered, where is your left thumb?
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Re: Wallpapers and backgrounds, images in general

Postby pawRoot » 2018-02-04 11:15

Thorny wrote:
pawRoot wrote:Garry still lives in 90s with 640x480 resolution.

Why pick on Garry? In addition, if I remember correctly, he doesn't even see your posts.

Ever since you changed to your current avatar, I've wondered, where is your left thumb?


1. I don't pick on Garry im just stating a fact.
2. what kind of moderator is it who mute users ?
3. i didn't get your joke sorry mate
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Re: Wallpapers and backgrounds, images in general

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-02-04 12:34

pawRoot wrote:Garry still lives in 90s with 640x480 resolution.

Your i3-gaps configs don't look any better :D
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Re: Wallpapers and backgrounds, images in general

Postby pawRoot » 2018-02-04 12:37

Wheelerof4te wrote:
pawRoot wrote:Garry still lives in 90s with 640x480 resolution.

Your i3-gaps configs don't look any better :D


i make my configs in i3 so i can see text clearly in terminal
i don't need messy panels like you do in xfce4 with icons on desktop like its windows xp :wink:
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Re: Wallpapers and backgrounds, images in general

Postby Thorny » 2018-02-04 12:53

Lysander wrote:This point is largely redundant in the 2010s. People are not using 56k lines. As well as that, even the large thumbnails here load in a second. ...

Lysander, since I was here in this thread, I'll comment in order to share a different point of view. I respect how quickly you've progressed in Debian. Probably because you're an academic, eh?

It's true I no longer use a 56K modem. However, I live on a small island and the only Internet I get is over a WiFi connection which doesn't even always reach 3G speeds, especially if it is stormy. Hell, it may even slow down if there is a flock of crows flying between me and the cell tower. :-) It drops off a lot too. :-(

In addition, it is very expensive and I have what you would consider a low monthly data cap. Not great, but my only other option is satellite and that isn't great either and I would have to pay someone to come here and install it. I could install it myself but the two companies I could get it from would not let me. So, the mobile phone argument is not redundant for me. Please don't misunderstand me, I don't expect things to be done for my convenience, I manage because, some of the time I enjoy being here in these forums.

However, I want to be clear, I do understand your point and a sane limit for graphics is reasonable and prudent. It might be reasonable for you and the other posters who agree, to ping the administrators with your suggestions. I don't know if that would work or not. Maybe it should be discussed in Forum stuff & feedback.
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Re: Wallpapers and backgrounds, images in general

Postby pawRoot » 2018-02-04 12:56

^ exactly , the majority of people shouldn't be forced to do something because some minority can't afford or whatever a good internet.
Majority of people now have LTE in their mobile phones!
So asking people to post 30x30px thumbnails is silly to me.
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Re: Wallpapers and backgrounds, images in general

Postby Thorny » 2018-02-04 13:19

pawRoot wrote:Majority of people now have LTE in their mobile phones!

Yes, I do too. However I don't get LTE reception or speeds here on the island, only when I am in a city.

Are you just trying to be argumentative?
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