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This tile is from Enter Middle Earth

Comment: try 2
Checked out at: May 14, 2003
Checked in at: May 15, 2003
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ahh, yes, I think this one is much better, and it fits the quilt better. It's very dark in color, but it fits the subject appropriately too. Good..
Yes, this one is much better; although the contrast could be a little bit higher! I gave you a 4.
Yes, very nice this time. Although, the blending still leaves something to be desired. But it's not too noticeable. Good job. :)
Are you guys serious?
I personally don't think this looks any better at all. Well, it certainly blends better as a whole, but I don't understand why you dismissed the other tile completely? The style of characters was great and really the only problem was that there was too much contrast. Now there is no contrast at all.

I had to adjust my monitor to 100% brightness and stare at it for like 2 minutes to make out what it was. I wish you would have just improved on what you already had. Maybe my monitor is just dark, or maybe you just can't please everyone. ;) I'm keeping my vote the same, 3 from me homie.
Re: Are you guys serious?
Actually, 3 may be a bit harsh. I posted that while referencing the png (which is displayed darker on the webpage for some reason), and after I turned up the contrast I saw all the details that were put into it. Still its dark, but i moved my post to 4. ;P
Re: Re: Are you guys serious?
Maybe it is your monitor that is too dark. It looks good to me.
I don't know about you guys,
but I was ready to give this tile a 2 for being just way too dark to see...
Then I tuned my contrast and I have to say I really like this tile :)
5 from me :)
Re: I don't know about you guys,
my monitor's brightness is turned up full and i couldn't tell what it was... i captured the screen and turned up the gamma in my art program and i can see what it is now... just my opinion but i think it's waay to dark.
Re: Re: I don't know about you guys,
Yeah, you're right.
I shouldn't have to adjust my screen's contrast to see this one clearly.
dimeboy - I changed my vote to a 4...
Re: Re: Re: I don't know about you guys,
I'm still leaving my vote as a 5. I can see everything fine. In the PNG it's darker, but the jpg in the quilt looks good to me.
Re: Re: Re: Re: I don't know about you guys,
In my defense, the brightness on my screen is not turned up all the way, and everything was clear as day (I do have a nice realtively new 19" sony trinitron monitor), however I peeked at it at work and it looks way too dark even with the brightness turned up so I do know what you are talking about and I'll try to take into consideration on future tiles. Just thought I'd let you know.
Bloody hell! Look out Frodo & Sam, there's a nazgul next to you!

It looks alright on my monitor. I've got the typical calibration made with contrast upped to 90-100 and then make sure that black is black by altering brightness. The pic looks ominous enough, I'd perhaps would add more detail to the background and make the contrast adjustments there since I like it how the nazgul really appears to be drawing all the light from around him.
A little "trick"...
... for knowing how bright is your tile. When finished, crop your tile without the borders, and then resize it with bilineal (or bicubic) resampling to 1x1 pixels. Then change it to greyscale mode. Pick that grey color resulting on that pixel, and take a look of the value of R-G-B wich is this color. Since it is grey, R, G and B will show the same number. Possible numbers goes from 0 to 255. This number is the average color intensity of the tile. This concrete tile is 18. I think, that in common tiles, something less than 40-50 will be hard to see in any monitor. The problems are gamma corrections of monitors and graphics cards, then it is very hard to know how are you going to see the same tile in other computer. But, with this thing I tell you, at least you will know that if it will be visible or not in other computers. I hope it is usefull for anybody :)