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SWAP Photos
« on: April 12, 2018, 01:39:25 AM »
Photo Guidelines

  • Provide 6-12 photos.
  • Include one photo that includes the full group of garments (plus optional accessory if it applies)
  • Include one photo of you wearing an outfit (perfectly fine to blur face or omit head shot)
  • Additional 4-10 photos of various outfit combinations (these can be on you, dress form, rack, hangar, laying on furniture, whatever you prefer)
  • Every garment must be shown in at least two outfits (as per the rules)
  • Composite photos are allowed (but not required); however they are limited to a main photo and two smaller insers
  • Photos should be sized to fit the page without scrolling.
  • Photos should be posted by Monday 7 May



DL will be creating a 2018 SWAP Gallery tonight.  You might want to play around in the User Galleries to get comfortable with how it works.

SWAP 2017 Photo gallery for examples from last year:
http://artisanssquare.com/sg/index.php?action=gallery;cat=2

User Galleries:
http://artisanssquare.com/sg/index.php?action=gallery;su=user;sa=userlist

If you have any questions I'll try to answer them.



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Re: SWAP Photos
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 04:15:28 AM »
SWAP 2018 has been created.  DL has set up so you can add to this gallery whether you are paid or not.  If you find yourself unable to upload a photo please contact DL.

Also, when creating your gallery, give your sub-gallery a name that identifies your SWAP title.

http://artisanssquare.com/sg/index.php?action=gallery;cat=10



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Re: SWAP Photos
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 06:05:02 AM »
Thanks I will give it a go. In the SWAP gallery I can upload a picture but I can't create my own gallery.
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Re: SWAP Photos
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 08:24:04 AM »
Thank-you Mudcat :-)  I appreciate the option to only have one photo of ourselves in it, a good fall back if the weather is bad.  I'm hoping to get my photos up early next week

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Re: SWAP Photos
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 05:02:25 PM »
Based on last years notes about photos I think admins will have to create your sub gallery but I have sent a note to DL to confirm that.  I should have looked there first.  :redgrin:

Also, mods can this be pinned please.

Also, treefrog, I've always liked the way you do the line drawing faces on your reviews at PR.  I would like to learn how to do that.  I'm not comfortable with my face online so I always chop the head off.



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Re: SWAP Photos
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 10:07:23 PM »
Thanks Mudcat.  As you can tell, I don't like putting my 'face' up either.  I use Paintshop ( poor man's Photoshop) to edit the photos.  You'll need a graphics package the allows layers to make it easier.  First I use the freehand selection tool to select the garment and create a new layer from the selection.  This step I do as accurately as I can.  Then I create a second layer where I use the brushes to trace the outline.  I try to do this as quickly as I can - minimum detail .  Then I turn off the layer for the original photo to just have the garment with the outline.  It's a slow process - 20-30 mins per photo.  I'll try to put a post with processes as I've had a few people ask how it is done.

With the gallery,  I've been able to create a subfolder under "My Gallery".    Would it be easier for DL to move this folder across for me, or just wait for the gallery to be created under SWAP?  I don't mind either way.  Which ever is easier on the admin side.

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Re: SWAP Photos
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2018, 11:33:32 PM »
I think it might be easier to wait for DL's response or maybe one of the mods knows.



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Re: SWAP Photos
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2018, 07:16:01 AM »
No worries.  Will do

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Re: SWAP Photos
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2018, 05:44:17 PM »
Per DL:
You can't make subcategories.
Everyone who uploads photos needs to name them with an identical SWAP name and a number, as has been done in the past.
After, they will be sorted into subcategories by myself or one of the other admins.


I made a test called NoSWAP1 with a couple of photos.  When you upload your photo you can add a description of the photo which I would recommend. 



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Re: SWAP Photos
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2018, 12:05:53 AM »
Hi Mudcat,

Cute fish photos :-)

I've just uploaded my photos into the gallery.  They are named What a Galah - Treefrog -1 through to 9.  If you or DL could create a subcategory for them when you get a chance, that would be great.

Thanks!

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Re: SWAP Photos
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2018, 01:54:19 AM »
As I understand it, the sorting will occur at the end (to keep everyone's stuff together).

I have removed my fish photos.



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Re: SWAP Photos
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2018, 08:20:21 PM »
I've uploaded my 12 photos as I'm away for the weekend.
Happy posting everyone.

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Re: SWAP Photos
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2018, 03:50:19 PM »
I'm almost ready to upload, but what size is 'sized to fit the page without scrolling'?
Apparently I'm a quintessential Gemini- but I think that's a load of b.s. myselves...

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Re: SWAP Photos
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2018, 07:55:19 PM »
DF, looks like yours were fine size-wise.




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Re: SWAP Photos
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2018, 08:06:50 PM »
phew!  Just as well- taking them took ages, sorting them took longer, narrowing it down to 12 and trying to make sure the mixy matchy rules worked...well, where did the day go?!  I've really enjoyed this SWAP, I love rules based on colours.  Thanks so much
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Re: SWAP Photos
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2018, 09:35:38 PM »
I am glad to hear our Lovely Leaders are going to combine the photos into sub-galleries.
There are exciting photos in the gallery, but my brain doesn't want to do the extra processing needed to see which ones go together :D

You really have all excelled yourselves this year, it's going to be very difficult to vote !
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
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https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

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Re: SWAP Photos
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2018, 01:44:29 AM »
I don't know how to add my pictures.  Please help.

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Re: SWAP Photos
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2018, 02:07:33 AM »
to add photos, go to SWAP 2018 gallery

http://artisanssquare.com/sg/index.php?action=gallery;cat=10

and click on Add Picture
give them all the same name plus a number (so they can sort in a particular order)

I see you got one photo added for the full wardrobe.



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Re: SWAP Photos
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2018, 03:13:13 AM »
Thank you Mudcat.  I didn't realize I got one posted.  It's 11:12 US eastern time, so I did get them posted in time. 

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Re: SWAP Photos
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2018, 04:12:14 AM »
The deadline was actually tomorrow so you are fine.



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Re: SWAP Photos
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2018, 10:34:07 AM »
I've just checked the photos and my heart stopped. I've published 9 photos but there are only six in my map. How is that possible??

UPDATE: I've checked what pictures I have uploaded in my gallery map and there are all my nine pictures.

« Last Edit: May 09, 2018, 11:04:13 AM by Medea »
I'm at Instagram @ medeasgarderob (Medea's Wardrobe)




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Re: SWAP Photos
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2018, 10:07:32 PM »
I've been back through my photos and added extra description to each one to say what the garments and and patterns used.
That took a suprisingly long time and is very repetative.

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Re: SWAP Photos
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2018, 10:38:11 AM »
I haven't heard anything from Mudcat or any other responsible for the Photo Gallery. But now I have uploaded the three missing images in my SWAP Gallery on my own. I uploaded all my nine pictures the 6th of May but three of them was missing in my SWAP Gallery but now they are there and I can rest until voting.

I'm at Instagram @ medeasgarderob (Medea's Wardrobe)