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Flying Scotsman Review

Postby suchahampal » Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:32 pm

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n187 ... l/0001.jpg


Photobucket can't cope well with large pictures so there are lines everywhere which should not be there. I am trying to find a better program.

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Postby Danny » Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:34 pm

Nice review there even if it was a crap set; I like the idea of having a table with features and yes or no. Have you tried saving the image as a PNG? Doing so would reduce it's size vastly without reducing quality.

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Postby suchahampal » Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:46 pm

What is PNG?

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Postby Danny » Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:55 pm

Portable Network Graphics File. It is an image file like BMP or JPG it's just smaller than BMP and has no quality loss.

If you open your image in paint:

Click File > Save As.
The save as window will pop up.
Select '*.PNG' from the file type dropdown menu.
Name your image in the box above.
Click 'Save'.

And that should save your file as PNG which will make it a smaller file.

Your image a JPG is currently 1300 kb and it saved as a PNG would make it 206 kb.

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Postby Raider » Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:55 pm

Just to show what can be done with a JPG file I have reduced the quality of the image by using the save for web option in Photoshop. The file size is now 36.9kb.

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Would still be better if the review was done in text tho.

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Postby Danny » Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:01 pm

wow that's quite small! although there is a loss in picture quality. I agree with Raider it should be text based, I mean saving the text as an image is such a waste as raw text hardly takes up any space.

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Postby Raider » Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:06 pm

I was just taking it to the extreme as an experiment really - the loss of quality is only really noticeable on the text portion and the traffic lights at the bottom.

Here endeth the lesson :wink:

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Postby suchahampal » Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:11 pm

I can't seem to get my Word Document onto the internet. I had 2 choices. I could turn the review into a movie or a picture. What would you chose?

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Postby Danny » Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:22 pm

Proabbly use the forums basic RTE or make a HTML page. An image is fine, it just takes a while to load on some machines.

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Postby Raider » Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:23 pm

Copy and paste the words in to a message and include the photos as normal - thats the way I would do it.

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Postby m.levin » Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:23 am

Nice honest Review. welldone

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Postby suchahampal » Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:58 am

I turned it into a movie! :lol:
I can't watch how it turned out because I don't have flash (because photobucket turns the movie into flash.) ENJOY!

http://s112.photobucket.com/albums/n187 ... b_0001.flv

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Postby Danny » Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:54 pm

I like the old effect you have put on the video. The black and white and the specks of dust.

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Postby Nick » Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:56 pm

On the contary to this I purchased a super detailed version in 2002 of 4472 which has only been out of the box once to be test ran (I'm not a kettle fan), however I must admit the detail is excellent but is let down by tender drive. I think, I may be wrong in this that the modles supplied in Model Railway sets are differently to those bought seperatly? :?
Slowly building a BR 1960s/1970s LMR Diesel layout....
Update: Track laying in progress

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