Thursday, 8 February 2007

FAQ1 for the Poster Hosters: Pictures.

How many pictures can I put in the hoster? Whatever is the limit for objects. A picture will be displayed for a set period of time. Maybe 30 Sec. or a minute. That is in the script. You can change the value in your hoster if you want. In future operations, your poster will probably live for a limited amount of time, say 10 minutes. So you might adjust the display time to go thru all the pictures in 10 minutes.

How do I make pictures for the poster? You can use the standard SL camera to save pictures to you hard drive. I use FRAPS, which is more convenient. You can use any good image processing program (Photoshop, The Gimp) to crop and format the pictures for upload. I use The Gimp (open source, a free download) and have a simple instructional page about how to get started with it:

We recommend against transparency here because you (and we) don't know what will be behind the poster. So you would probably use the .jpg format.

Should the images be square? That's up to you. You can adjust the shape of the hoster to fit your pictures. You will want to have all pictures about the same shape.

Should I put text on the pictures? That's also your call. Your place is identified in the notecard you supply. It may (your choice) also be identified by floating text. An id on the picture is not essential. If you have a sim, you may have several interesting locations. You might want show each location with its own name. The notecard might carry a landmark to each named location.

Can I change the pictures? Sure. When you want to change, contact Geo Meek. He will send you the current hoster for revision.

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