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ATMLVE
03-17-2012, 03:30 PM
The different pictures that cycle randomly at the top of the page every time you load a new one have been up since before LBP2 came out. Since the vita version is soon upon us(stillnoideawhencoughcough), and since theyre old anyway, can it be time for some fresh pictures?


I've offered utilizing all the shots we have made from the Caption Contest. We have 33 so far and all HD. :)

http://s758.photobucket.com/albums/xx224/LBPC_Caption_contest/Homebrew%20pics/?albumview=slideshow
Thank you jww!
And Ive noticed at least one new picture, so thank you!

ForgottenEnigma
03-17-2012, 06:20 PM
It be cool to get some snap shots of the move kit up there... those levels looked great...

that and clive... everything is better with more clive... including clive =p

hello
03-18-2012, 08:08 AM
Yeah, I think it would be nice with some move pack snapshots too. :)

Rabid-Coot
03-18-2012, 01:03 PM
Are you voulenteering to do all the work needed to create a dozenish new images?

jwwphotos
03-18-2012, 01:36 PM
I've offered utilizing all the shots we have made from the Caption Contest. We have 33 so far and all HD. :)

http://s758.photobucket.com/albums/xx224/LBPC_Caption_contest/Homebrew%20pics/?albumview=slideshow

ATMLVE
03-19-2012, 01:40 AM
Who would be the one in charge of that? Of changing the pictures I mean.

jwwphotos
03-19-2012, 02:20 AM
"Same as it ever was"... CC. :)

OmegaSlayer
03-19-2012, 07:18 AM
I vote to have jww pics there :)

shropshirelass
03-19-2012, 09:34 AM
I second that motion. Great idea! There have been some great photos in those contests and it would give the site a fresh look. :)

ATMLVE
03-19-2012, 03:25 PM
"Same as it ever was"... CC. :)

Thats what I thought, and was hoping you wouldnt say... Isnt there someone else who can? I dont think he could spare the time for something like this.

Rabid-Coot
03-19-2012, 07:04 PM
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/LBPC-Style/misc/LBPC_Header.png
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/LBPC-Style/header-rotate/LBPC_Header14.png

Don't know if the new images will have to follow the crazy cropping the current ones do.

gdn001
03-19-2012, 11:56 PM
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/LBPC-Style/misc/LBPC_Header.png
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/LBPC-Style/header-rotate/LBPC_Header14.png

Don't know if the new images will have to follow the crazy cropping the current ones do.
Some mid-difficult potoshopping will do it. ;)

grayspence
03-20-2012, 12:14 AM
Noticed some new pics up there! :d Refreshing!

ATMLVE
03-20-2012, 12:22 AM
Youre right, I saw one too. Thank you, um... you! CC hasnt been on, so obviously someone else did...

xxMATEOSxx
03-20-2012, 01:49 AM
CC hasnt been on, so obviously someone else did...
The ghost of LBPC pics?

warlord_evil
03-20-2012, 04:10 AM
Yup, it wasn't a complete image swap, but instead four new headers were added. It's not a lot, but for now it's good. I'd like to try adding some more later, we'll see. :)

OmegaSlayer
03-20-2012, 08:33 AM
Thanks a lot! *hugs*

ATMLVE
03-20-2012, 12:30 PM
Yup, it wasn't a complete image swap, but instead four new headers were added. It's not a lot, but for now it's good. I'd like to try adding some more later, we'll see. :)

Yes thank you very much warlord! I guess this thread has served its purpose well.

jwwphotos
03-20-2012, 01:26 PM
OoooOOo I see one of mine up there! lol Awesome! :) ..maybe a bit too cropped and thus pixelated, but hey... I love it! :)

Ostler5000
03-20-2012, 02:42 PM
Awesome to see some new pics.
It'll annoy me if I don't ask - the little pink car one, what level/game is that from? It's badass.

warlord_evil
03-20-2012, 03:15 PM
It's an early screenshot from a story level in LittleBigPlanet Vita. :)

nysudyrgh
03-20-2012, 03:16 PM
Lolwat, I saw a picture from the caption contest! :p

Sackpapoi
03-20-2012, 06:58 PM
They look great. It's awesome to see a bit of something new on this site :)

Aya042
03-20-2012, 07:34 PM
..maybe a bit too cropped and thus pixelated, but hey... I love it! :)

It's actually to do with the color depth. We're looking into correcting that. :)

jwwphotos
03-20-2012, 08:13 PM
It's actually to do with the color depth. We're looking into correcting that. :)

Let me know if a bmp, jpb, or tiff might be better for you. All of them were rendered as png, but maybe that wasn't helpful?

Aya042
03-20-2012, 09:17 PM
Let me know if a bmp, jpb, or tiff might be better for you. All of them were rendered as png, but maybe that wasn't helpful?

There's nothing wrong with your source images. The one from Caption Contest #52 (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?60537-The-Caption-Contest-Round-52) should look better now, but you'll have to refresh a few times for it to come up. :)

OmegaSlayer
03-21-2012, 08:26 AM
What is strange now is that the images don't cycle too well :p
If you refresh you can get the same image 3-5 times in a row.

ATMLVE
03-21-2012, 05:21 PM
Not for me. I tried it and they cycled fine.

Cronos Dage
03-22-2012, 12:31 AM
Crap, haha! I was just going to suggest this. I think all current screenshots should be removed and replaced with a bunch of community created ones! I could moderate that or something..

ConfusedCartman
03-22-2012, 05:54 PM
The "crazy cropping" in each picture is intentional - it makes the file size smaller, believe it or not. As for new header images, I'm in full support. Let us work out some details on our end, and we'll get back to you guys about how you can start making some new ones for the site.

(hint: feel free to start picking screenshots ;))

ForgottenEnigma
03-22-2012, 07:25 PM
It be cool to get some snap shots of the move kit up there... those levels looked great...

that and clive... everything is better with more clive... including clive =p

Yay... I see move pack ones now, still... needs more clive =p


It's good to see this suggestion was/is being looked at XD It's nice to have a fresh look.


edit:

also... I have a picture of certain Tarsier employee's sackperson painted pink after they fell asleep in create mode... any chance we could have it as the site theme for say... April 1st...?

XD

gdn001
03-22-2012, 09:17 PM
(hint: feel free to start picking screenshots ;))
http://wanderson75.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/LBPKart1.jpg
:devious:

nysudyrgh
03-24-2012, 05:42 PM
(hint: feel free to start picking screenshots ;))

Does it have to be LBP2 screenshots? Or do PSP ones qualify too?

Aya042
03-25-2012, 10:24 AM
Does it have to be LBP2 screenshots? Or do PSP ones qualify too?

I don't think PSP screenshots are gonna look particularly good upscaled from 480px to 640px in width, but if someone can post an example in the full 480272 resolution I can take a look.

zzmorg82
03-26-2012, 12:09 AM
http://wanderson75.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/LBPKart1.jpg
:devious:

I have that as my PC BG pic :p

Sackgirlsrule
03-26-2012, 12:11 AM
I love the new pictures! They look really awesome. :D

StevenI
03-27-2012, 07:01 PM
Haha, I love the new Prize Crown robbery header! :)

nysudyrgh
03-27-2012, 07:01 PM
I don't think PSP screenshots are gonna look particularly good upscaled from 480px to 640px in width, but if someone can post an example in the full 480272 resolution I can take a look.


Here, have one. :)

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q559/Schark6000/LBP%20PSP%20-%20level%20Screenshots/snap1.jpg

jwwphotos
03-27-2012, 07:56 PM
Haha, I love the new Prize Crown robbery header! :)

Glad you enjoyed that one!

Not sure if you saw, but that was the pic that I made for round 52 of the Caption Contest. ...32 others we created (me along with the wonderful TheCountessZ) are here.

http://s758.photobucket.com/albums/xx224/LBPC_Caption_contest/Homebrew%20pics/

Aya042
03-31-2012, 12:21 PM
Here, have one. :)

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q559/Schark6000/LBP%20PSP%20-%20level%20Screenshots/snap1.jpg

That'd end up looking something like this (click image to see in full size)...



Not too bad. What do others think?

jwwphotos
03-31-2012, 12:47 PM
I like a bit more interactive ones, but I guess from PSP you are kinda stuck. Maybe if it was more of the player doing something rather than standing? Pardon me as I really have never played the PSP version so if I am nuts by saying all that... sorry!! lol

nysudyrgh
03-31-2012, 01:51 PM
It was just a test, I'll ask Schark if he can make another one. :D

EDIT: He will post them straight into the thread, an unknown time from now.

Aya042
03-31-2012, 02:41 PM
I like a bit more interactive ones...

I was really only asking in terms of image quality. At full size, some of the lines are noticeably jagged.



He will post them straight into the thread, an unknown time from now.

Since you'll also lose some image quality from JPEG-compression, can he post direct screengrabs as PNG?

Schark94
03-31-2012, 03:05 PM
Since you'll also lose some image quality from JPEG-compression, can he post direct screengrabs as PNG?
Sure he can! :p

EDIT: Here they are:

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q559/Schark6000/LBP%20PSP%20-%20level%20Screenshots/Snap001-1.png

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q559/Schark6000/LBP%20PSP%20-%20level%20Screenshots/Snap002.png

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q559/Schark6000/LBP%20PSP%20-%20level%20Screenshots/Snap003.png

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q559/Schark6000/LBP%20PSP%20-%20level%20Screenshots/Snap004.png

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q559/Schark6000/LBP%20PSP%20-%20level%20Screenshots/Snap000.png

I'd choose some of the most beautiful PSP levels.

nysudyrgh
03-31-2012, 05:51 PM
Why that second one is most splendid! xD

Aya042
03-31-2012, 06:22 PM
Just replaced all the old 8-bit color banners with brand new 24-bit color ones. We now have 46 banners instead of 15, with a mix of LBP1, LBP2, LBP Vita, and LBP Karting pics. :)



...32 others we created (me along with the wonderful TheCountessZ) are here.

http://s758.photobucket.com/albums/xx224/LBPC_Caption_contest/Homebrew%20pics/

Cheers. Used quite a lot of these.

Sadly, there were quite a few which were impossible to reframe from 1.77:1 to the required 2.80:1 aspect ratio without losing one of the subjects. Personally, I blame your overly-professional image composition skills. :p



Here they are...

Ta. I'll have to sort these out later on.

jwwphotos
03-31-2012, 07:37 PM
Cheers. Used quite a lot of these.

Sadly, there were quite a few which were impossible to reframe from 1.77:1 to the required 2.80:1 aspect ratio without losing one of the subjects. Persinally, I blame your overly-professional image composition skills. :p


ROFL!!! Yeah... well there always will be that. Silly me.. :p

Seriously though.. Thanks! Will be fun to see them pop up! ;)

shropshirelass
04-01-2012, 01:12 PM
Fantastic new headers - a real breath of fresh air. It's great to see some of the old caption contest pics again too - they still make me smile. :)

zzmorg82
04-01-2012, 03:28 PM
Sadly, there were quite a few which were impossible to reframe from 1.77:1 to the required 2.80:1 aspect ratio without losing one of the subjects. Personally, I blame your overly-professional image composition skills. :p

Thanks for the new pics Aya, you computer geek :p

Cobaltor
04-01-2012, 05:02 PM
So let me get this straight, anyone can suggest photos to be put in the headers? If so, I have a couple of pics that might look good.

Aya042
04-01-2012, 05:40 PM
Added another 17 pics (including some PSP ones) making a total of 63.

zzmorg82
04-01-2012, 06:14 PM
So let me get this straight, anyone can suggest photos to be put in the headers? If so, I have a couple of pics that might look good.

Yea, go ahead and post them!

nysudyrgh
04-01-2012, 06:31 PM
Which PSP ones, Aya?

Aya042
04-01-2012, 07:03 PM
Which PSP ones, Aya?

I put in these two as an experiment...

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q559/Schark6000/LBP%20PSP%20-%20level%20Screenshots/Snap001-1.png

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q559/Schark6000/LBP%20PSP%20-%20level%20Screenshots/Snap004.png

...but they look kinda blocky, so I might take 'em out again.

Is there some way to get them in a better resolution - perhaps some way to stitch together two pics side-by-side so it looks like a single continuous image?

Otherwise, I might just use some of the costume renders like this...

http://www.shawnandtom.com/LBP/LBP_PSP_costumes3.png

Cobaltor
04-01-2012, 07:21 PM
OK, I got some photos that might look good in the header. They don't compare to the ones already up there, but anyways;
http://ie.lbp.me/img/ft/8fe9faf81557ce280c8b192428a65ae3e707cb10.png
http://i0.lbp.me/img/ft/e2004784c3575848ad14b5bb81efa95abe4c1a64.png
http://ib.lbp.me/img/ft/88b4116efa8f8c80f26a341e0dfb2c999cd71d90.png
http://i8.lbp.me/img/ft/508600d997e7ff9fe2e1f0e3fe04cc953ac0aa45.png

If you want to see other pics, then go here (http://lbp.me/u/Cobaltor_252/photos) to see others. If you were to take these into consideration, that would be much appreciated. :)

Schark94
04-01-2012, 09:10 PM
Is there some way to get them in a better resolution - perhaps some way to stitch together two pics side-by-side so it looks like a single continuous image?
I would do this already (if I could), but I don't think it's possible, sorry. I'm using a screenshot tool, so the maximum resolution is 480x272. :/

anoken
04-01-2012, 09:20 PM
Gah! I was so surprised to see a pic of my level up there! I'd be happy to get better resolution ones though, not only for mine, but for other PSP levels too. They'd end up looking something like this:

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff393/valmassoilbpc/Wooden%20Isles/IMG_4265.jpg

And I can get them in a much larger size, if that's helpful.

OmegaSlayer
04-02-2012, 12:14 PM
Thanks for all this work, everyone involved :)

Sackgirlsrule
04-03-2012, 01:40 AM
Would it be okay if I put a picture here for you guys to see if you'd like to use it? :)

warlord_evil
04-03-2012, 01:47 AM
Would it be okay if I put a picture here for you guys to see if you'd like to use it? :)
Yes.

......

:)

WoodburyRaider
04-03-2012, 04:55 AM
Is there some way to get them in a better resolution - perhaps some way to stitch together two pics side-by-side so it looks like a single continuous image?

I don't have custom firmware on my PSP, so I can't take pictures. Someone could take two pictures in which part of the level overlaps and I'd be happy to make the crop in the necessary spot.

Aya042
04-03-2012, 11:34 AM
I'd be happy to get better resolution ones though, not only for mine, but for other PSP levels too. They'd end up looking something like this:

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff393/valmassoilbpc/Wooden%20Isles/IMG_4265.jpg

As far as I can tell, they're the same resolution upscaled using something like bilinear interpolation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilinear_interpolation). I can get better results using something more like hqx (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hqx) tho'.

http://i.imgur.com/jdzax.png

zzmorg82
04-04-2012, 04:05 PM
I have a few pics I might upload later on. You can see if they're worthy :p