Apr 19, 2006

8-bit vs. 16-bit Images

I found an article on why we should use 16-bit mode as opposed to 8-bit when working with images. Working in higher resolutions has always been a good idea when using filters and effects. The more pixels you have to play around with the better.

16-bit follows the same logic. Same amount of pixels, but more information per pixel. The added color data gives you more control over subtle differences in color. The difference may not be perceivable by many, but the overall mage quality in the end might be better. The final product need not be in 16-bit. 8-bit should be able to capture the results of filters, effects, and subtle maniputlation. It is when working with the image that you need 16-bit. 

I guess its like starting out with 100lbs of clay and finishing with 5lbs. The end product may or may not be better than if you started with 5lbs. Eh?

Test post for blogger widget

Testing 1, 2, 3... hmm, no href shortcut. or images.


Saw this on digg.com. Whew! Now I never have to worry about how to make great web sites!


You know when your click ad campaign management has failed when...

... almost a year later the ad is still running. I'm really excited about the Serenity movie coming out this September! Oh, wait..

Apr 18, 2006

Work out for creativity

I went to the gym for the first time in a month this morning. WOW. I always get in to this situation. I know that going to the gym totally invigorates me and makes my day better. But I get busy and don't go and then get too tired to go to the gym. And everytime I go to the gym and rediscover the feeling it gives me, I say, "This time I won't forget this feeling. I'll remember this next time I don't feel like going to the gym." Sheesh.

There is something about going somewhere and not thinking about anything for an hour. I play indoor soccer at Portland Indoor for the Albatros Pie every week. I'm not about to win any awards or lucrative soccer contracts, but its one of the best things for me. I go to my game (some are as late as 10:15PM) and think about putting a ball in a net for an hour. The result is complete refreshment of my mind and body. I feel relaxed and energized. Even after my 10:15PM games I come home and do some work. It also does wonders for my big ol beer belly.

So, if you hear I am not working out again sometime in the future, call me up (maybe around 5:30AM) and tell me how cool I said it was and to get my butt up and go to the gym. :-)

Apr 17, 2006


Okay, so that last post was misleading. I didn't show any more compelling flash. This one doesn't fail to deliver the goods: