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(C|Net)   Facebook is serving images in Google's WebP format, drawing ire from users who like to steal selfies   (news.cnet.com) divider line 12
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2013-04-22 02:10:08 PM
2 votes:
prtscr
2013-04-22 12:01:40 PM
2 votes:
I for one, support this move. If it limits the number of truly annoying motivational and "like this" BS photos on my wall, I'm all for it.

/quite happily un-friends people for no reason that is apparent to them
2013-04-23 02:25:13 AM
1 votes:

FitzShivering: Fish in a Barrel: From TFA:   "I do graphic design and I find it beyond annoying to have to have a special viewer for this thing, I want my images to be in .jpg. like it was before."

So you're in graphics design, you're downloading images off of FaceBook, you can't cope with a different image format, and you prefer to work in JPG?  Seriously?

I find it amazing how ignorant some graphics folks can be about their medium.  I've had to deal with people generating graphics for me that didn't understand what an alpha channel was, or the difference between raster and vector graphics.  And, of course, there are the folks that say, "it's on the Internet, that means it's public domain."

They are definitely a minority, but I don't understand how they exist at all.

Because they are usually really, really, really cheap.  You can be a huge fark-up for 8 dollars an hour and get away with it if your competitor is charging 40.




And that, in a nutshell, is how outsourcing works.
2013-04-23 12:34:28 AM
1 votes:

lordargent: raygundan: These are the tetrachromat folks I mentioned. They have a fourth photopigment. This means they get a four-dimensional model of color-- but in the case of human tetrachromats, they don't actually see any more frequencies. The extra receptor overlaps the existing receptor ranges almost completely.

The way I understand it, they can see more frequencies outside of the range of what a normal person can see, and as a result, they also see more gradiations in the colors.

IE, a normal viewer wouldn't be able to tell the difference between two shades of blue (to them, it's the same shade), but to a tetra, they are two different shades of blue.

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To you and I, those two colors above probably look the same, but to a tetra, they might look like two different shades of blue.


No additional frequencies in a human tetrachromat.  But they do have a fourth photopigment that overlaps, so they do have the ability to see more colors when looking at the same range of frequencies.
 I know I've said it over and over, but the critical thing here is that frequency isn't color.  Frequencies of light are what the physical world has, and what you would measure with a spectrophotometer.  Color is the model that gets generated by our three-receptor visual system and brain.  It's a pretty lossy model-- a great deal of information is lost.  We can't tell if light is a single-frequency that looks yellow, or a mix of single-frequency light that looks red by itself and single-frequency light that looks green, for example.  Those are the same color, but entirely separate frequencies.


/Note that other animals (like birds) with four-receptor visual systems DO actually have a fourth receptor that expands the frequency range as well as the colorspace.  It's just that in humans, the fourth one overlaps.  More colors, but no new frequencies.
2013-04-22 07:07:12 PM
1 votes:
Can't you just use snipping tool if you want to steal pictures
2013-04-22 05:55:16 PM
1 votes:

RatOmeter: The GIMP already has a plugin for WebP.


Yeah, but who wants to wake him up?

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I'm sure he has "plug-ins" for other things as well.
2013-04-22 04:41:11 PM
1 votes:

Fish in a Barrel: From TFA:   "I do graphic design and I find it beyond annoying to have to have a special viewer for this thing, I want my images to be in .jpg. like it was before."

So you're in graphics design, you're downloading images off of FaceBook, you can't cope with a different image format, and you prefer to work in JPG?  Seriously?

I find it amazing how ignorant some graphics folks can be about their medium.  I've had to deal with people generating graphics for me that didn't understand what an alpha channel was, or the difference between raster and vector graphics.  And, of course, there are the folks that say, "it's on the Internet, that means it's public domain."

They are definitely a minority, but I don't understand how they exist at all.


Because they are usually really, really, really cheap.  You can be a huge fark-up for 8 dollars an hour and get away with it if your competitor is charging 40.
2013-04-22 03:38:06 PM
1 votes:
Don't get the issue?  An image format is an image format.  I'm sure all viewers and editors will be updating their software ASAP to handle it.
2013-04-22 03:24:22 PM
1 votes:
From TFA:   "I do graphic design and I find it beyond annoying to have to have a special viewer for this thing, I want my images to be in .jpg. like it was before."

So you're in graphics design, you're downloading images off of FaceBook, you can't cope with a different image format, and you prefer to work in JPG?  Seriously?

I find it amazing how ignorant some graphics folks can be about their medium.  I've had to deal with people generating graphics for me that didn't understand what an alpha channel was, or the difference between raster and vector graphics.  And, of course, there are the folks that say, "it's on the Internet, that means it's public domain."

They are definitely a minority, but I don't understand how they exist at all.
2013-04-22 02:03:13 PM
1 votes:
First world problems.
2013-04-22 01:59:00 PM
1 votes:

ajinbc: I for one, support this move. If it limits the number of truly annoying motivational and "like this" BS photos on my wall, I'm all for it.



How would it?
2013-04-22 01:21:03 PM
1 votes:

ajinbc: I for one, support this move. If it limits the number of truly annoying motivational and "like this" BS photos on my wall, I'm all for it.

/quite happily un-friends people for no reason that is apparent to them


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