Posts Tagged ‘image’
Jun 22, 2014
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Warp Tool + Pinch Tool

By Chongchen Saelee

I know I’m late to the game, as I’ve only recently upgraded from Photoshop CS1 to CS2 (don’t ask). But, wow, I’m loving the new Warp Tool.

Photoshop CS2 warp tool demo

Photoshop CS2 warp tool demo

It’s not a complete retouch, and Lea’s head looks floaty, but this is just a quick demo. I also used Liquify > Pinch tool to remove the skin underneath the jaw. I had no idea how to do that before.

Well, looks like I have lots of images to salvage. Some masterpieces to come.

Nov 13, 2012
Google Image Search Larger Than Size Option Missing

Google seems to have removed a very useful search option from their search engine. Previously, users were able to search images by size, particularly those “larger than” a certain megapixel size. I found a workaround:

Add the following query to the end of your Google Image Search’s very long url

&tbs=isz:lt,islt:10mp

And you can replace the 10mp with the following size steps: 2mp, 4mp, 6mp, 8mp, 10mp, 15mp, 20mp, 40mp, 70mp.

I hope Google returns these feature as it was quite useful.

Jun 26, 2011
More efficient Internet Image Format

JPEG is king. For now. But Google’s got their WebP image format. Microsoft’s got their JPEG-XR. BUT, as images get more high-rez, and users become less patient with downloading more content at high speeds (although higher bandwidth is becoming more household and hopefully more affordable), what needs to be done with the Internet “image” in order to make it a little more efficient? (more…)

Mar 17, 2011
PNGcrush and JPEGtran image compression tests

Lossless Image Compression with PNGcrush and JPEGtran, What Fun!

By Chongchen Saelee
www.eastfist.com
Originally published Nov. 12, 2009

While working on my own website, I was doing research on increasing the speed of webpage downloads and naturally the topic of image optimization came into play. Like most graphic designers who have easy access to Photoshop, I’ve found it sufficient to use it’s "Save For Web" feature to optimize images for the Internet. However, after reading some claims by more reputable web designers (I assume they are) that two programs could greatly reduce the filesizes of images while retaining lossless quality, I had to see it for myself. Here are the results:

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