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Old 02-26-2010, 12:32 AM
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Images for gallery showcases

Hi all!

(Posting here instead of the "Your Website" forum because this may get more attention here.)

I am currently developing Flash based web galleries for retouchers.
I urgently need exellent retoucher portfolio images I can use to demonstrate the galleries online.

Can anyone help?
Maybe getting her/his work nicely presented on his own website or promoting her/his work on my galleries download website?

There should be a selection of up to 10 pictures in higher resolution at least.

Kindest regards.
Jason

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Old 02-26-2010, 10:22 PM
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Re: Need portfolio images for gallery prototypes

Noone?
(Maybe the caption was not my best choice...)

Ok, I'll extend that:
If you need an online portfolio for retouching and have already good samples of your work,
I'll do that as a "showcase" or "reference" for free.

You also will be "featured artist" on my forthcoming download website for free photo and retouching galleries.

Jason

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Old 02-27-2010, 06:07 AM
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Re: Need portfolio images for gallery prototypes

I can hear the crickets... I think you should describe what about the flash gallery. This is a feature I would love to have in my website, when building one (I bought the domain name so far).

Check the functions of this flash viewer: http://quantum3studio.pho.to/images/...8-70B0CA0D3994
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:11 AM
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Re: Need portfolio images for gallery prototypes

Some (one of the first) betatests have started.

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/you...galleries.html

(It's currently not exactly specialized for retouching but that will come soon.)

Jason

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Old 02-27-2010, 06:16 AM
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Re: Need portfolio images for gallery prototypes

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I can hear the crickets... I think you should describe what about the flash gallery. This is a feature I would love to have in my website, when building one (I bought the domain name so far).

Check the functions of this flash viewer: http://quantum3studio.pho.to/images/...8-70B0CA0D3994
Hi Quantum3.
This was not my question. *smile*

However. I find that gallery in your link not that impressive and also the sliders are quite difficult to adjust (I am even using a pen tablet...). I also do not like fullscreen modes that much (dunno why). How to select more / other images there?

Regards.
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:26 AM
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Re: Need portfolio images for gallery prototypes

I meant that a flash viewer that allow zoom, full screen and panning such as the one I passed you is great for a retoucher, who needs to show the images at least at 3000px. Just few websites have that feature, and this one I showed you is free, but the structure of that flash viewer is great for retouchers.
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:58 AM
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Re: Need portfolio images for gallery prototypes

3000 Pixels??? Indeed?

That are around 3 to 6 Megabytes with just one JPEG, man!
No wonder that most websites do not have that...

Please try to think of your visitors too...
They do not like to wait for hours for an image to load, seeing those anoying Flash progress bars on the sites! They always want fast overview and browsing experience to just the things to find they want. Not matter what the website owner intended or wanted...

Images for the web should be highly optimized. I think 1024 pixels is just good enougth for the high quality mode (if that really is necessary) and loads acceptable fast. But there definately should be the additional possibility of thumbnails for fast overview and fast low resolution displaying then too.


By the way, portfolios usually only should show a small selection of higly web optimized smaller images. Nothing more and nothing less. Even a user friendly overview of your entire work. The customer does not look at your pixels! She/he merely want the effects of your retouching work. (You will just gain interest.) And that actually always needs a certain distance.
And they want references of course.


Except you want your portfolio merely for geeks...
But they actually won't buy anything, only try to copy your style, man!... (oh my, it's alway the same with website owners ... *lol*)


Zoom is completely ok.
Fullscreen? I really hate fullscreen modes. However, if you wanna see something in fullscreen, you allways can open it in a new window and spread that over 5 monitors and print out as an wallpaper for your rooms, if you want.

Jason

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Old 02-27-2010, 08:15 AM
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Re: Need portfolio images for gallery prototypes

Hha well... For cleints it's better showing the stuff at 3000px at the least.
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:28 AM
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Yeah, But if your images are so large that the image gallery loads for hours, you actually won't get any clients with your website.
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:32 AM
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Re: Need portfolio images for gallery prototypes

Ok, but that's all not the question here now.
I still need pictures to show!
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