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Old 8th October 2010, 04:14 AM
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Old 8th October 2010, 05:08 AM
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Very laid out. Bright colors are good imo.
Not to do with your choice but hard for me to make the text out due to the screen shot size.

I'm so stubborn I have nothing on my desktop except the Windows taskbar and a black solid bg.

I used to have one like that, except the "PJ64" 3-D logo was GIF rainbow-flashing animated (God I need to stop doing that.) or the "Super Mario 64" blue tiling you see in the background behind Mario's head in the N64 version press START screen.

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Old 8th October 2010, 06:44 AM
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Any idea how to "blowup" the image without blurring it too much?
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Old 8th October 2010, 07:33 AM
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you can use a better image source, try
http://www.pj64-emu.com/images/Homepage/pj64-logo.png
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Old 8th October 2010, 02:27 PM
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Definitely liked that one.....thanks zilmar

Now what you think rswedlow?
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Old 8th October 2010, 03:13 PM
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i think you should stop saving images as jpg.
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Old 8th October 2010, 04:49 PM
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Quote:
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you can use a better image source, try
http://www.pj64-emu.com/images/Homepage/pj64-logo.png
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Definitely liked that one.....thanks zilmar

Now what you think rswedlow?
Move some of the desktop icons out of the way of the art, and it's glow-in-the-dark. Late at night I like contrasting colors, so the background color fits in.

I would decrement the original dimensions of the logo to 512x512 so that the dimensions would be more scalable to smaller icon resolutions. That would help the center-alignment coordinates on your screen, and the crust around the PJ64 logo can be fixed either using the PNG version or rendering all alpha-transparency pixels to background color in the JPEG version.

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i think you should stop saving images as jpg.
omg psychic...I'm still religiously against JPEG formats, but for large images I use it when there is much anti-aliasing and large palette of colors.

GIF is older though, so it has more browser compatibility than JPEG and optimizes smaller color palettes better.
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png is good for limited colour ranges.
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PNG always has stronger compression capabilities. There are a few fundamental exceptions where GIF is [significantly] smaller in size than PNG, like single-pixel blocks or basic resource textures. Although local loading times for PNG renders may be slower than GIF, if the compression is heavy, smaller file size seems to compromise this disadvantage for online images where browsers support it.

There actually is a version of JPEG where encoding is lossless, but it's a custom format used by Jasc image software. (Photoshop doesn't support nearly as many formats and storage techniques. :P) Not to mention it's more similar to Windows bitmap renders than PNG compression.
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