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Well, if you encase the projector and printer in 85% chocolate? How 
'bout then?

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On 4/11/17 5:10 PM, Lana Johnson wrote:
>
> Output is always going to be only as good as the worst thing in the 
> chain of whatever you use. If one piece of the equipment is crap, your 
> output will be crap. You can have the best image on your computer but 
> if the projector is low resolution and old it will look horrible 
> projected. Same thing with printers or any other type of equipment. 
> Great image on your computer sent to crappy printer will result in 
> crappy printed image. Call it the weak link in the chain! And that is 
> all I know today. Except that more chocolate makes everything better. 
> Except projectors and printers.
>
> *From: *SciArt-L Illustration- <[log in to unmask]> on behalf 
> of Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]>
> *Reply-To: *SciArt-L Illustration- <[log in to unmask]>
> *Date: *Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 4:04 PM
> *To: *SciArt-L Illustration- <[log in to unmask]>
> *Subject: *Re: [SCIART] Projecting Pencil drawings
>
> Mostly just keep them as RGB. RARELY as grayscale.
> I have one that I know projected horribly it was RGB, 10.5" x 8" @ 
> 150dpi.  (1600x1200 pixls).
>
> Sure.
> I appreciate your considerations.
> L.
>
> _____________________
> Linda M. Feltner Artist LLC
> Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, President
> 520.803.0538
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>
> On 4/11/17 1:56 PM, Karen Ackoff wrote:
>
>     When you saved the pencil sketches, how did you save them? As
>     grayscale or RGB? Projectors are RGB and might have a problem with
>     grayscale? Just thinking out loud
>
>     K
>
>     PS Sorry I missed that you mentioned your MacBook and Powerpoint.
>     I was in hurry.
>
>         On Apr 11, 2017, at 3:54 PM, Linda Feltner-GNSI
>         <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>
>         Thank you, Karen.
>
>         I did mention that I used my own MacBook Pro, and Powerpoint.
>         In one case where my computer failed, I used the backup on a
>         flash drive, and the museum had a non-mac PC, Powerpoint ran
>         directly off the flash drive and all was fine.
>
>         I did try changing every option for resolution settings on the
>         computer. I could not access the projector's resolution
>         settings, nor did the Tech Support person try as an option.
>
>         I don't use PDF files normally. But if I do, I'll make sure to
>         turn off compression and downsampling.
>
>         The images were scanned at 600ppi, and reduced to 300 or 150.
>         The images were not screenshots or made from screenshots.
>
>         The color images of paintings projected just fine. It was just
>         the black and white pencil sketches. It is a mystery.
>
>         Thanks so much!
>         Linda
>
>
>
>         _____________________
>         Linda M. Feltner
>         Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, President
>         520.803.0538
>
>
>         On 4/11/17 1:39 PM, Karen Ackoff wrote:
>
>             Images these days, even 150 dpi should look decent when
>             projected.
>
>             A couple of things come to mind…
>
>             Were you projecting from a Mac?
>
>             Powerpoint?
>
>             Did you move the Powerpoint presentation back and forth
>             between Mac and PC?
>
>             If you are not using Powerpoint, what program are you
>             projecting from?
>
>             Were the images scanned?
>
>             Did you by an chance use a screen shot you made of them
>             sometime along the way?
>
>             The only other thing might be the resolution settings on
>             the computer and/or the projector. In general, projectors
>             are somewhat lower res (this is changing). But if you are
>             on a Mac, when plugged into a projector, you can to to
>             System Prefs > Displays and choose resolution settings for
>             both computer and projector. The defaults sometimes are
>             awful, and so I often change these settings.
>
>             If you are using screen shots (these would be PNG files)
>             and you are projecting from a PDF… sometimes images don’t
>             translate very well and appear low res. Assuming you are
>             NOT using screen shots, but if you ARE using a PDF, you
>             might want to check your PDF settings before you save your
>             document. There are a wide variety of settings available
>             for PDF files. If you want the highest resolution, under
>             OPTIONS, turn off compression and downsampling. The files
>             will be larger but will be of higher quality.
>
>             Also… one other thought if you are using PPT. Try keeping
>             the scans that you import into PPT in the same folder (on
>             the same directory level) as the actual PPT file). You
>             shouldn’t have to, but you never know. Also try
>             reimporting those files into PPT, and see if that makes
>             any difference. Videos, in particular, are problematic and
>             are linked not embedded (a problem when switching btwn Mac
>             and PC). Images should automatically be embedded, but as I
>             said, you never know.
>
>             Some things to think about.
>
>             K
>
>                 On Apr 11, 2017, at 3:22 PM, Linda Feltner-GNSI
>                 <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>
>                 Hi All:
>                 With your broad experience of digital projectors, I
>                 thought I'd see if you had any tips.
>
>                 I have shown a lot of Powerpoint presentations
>                 connected to my Macbook Pro and using a VGA connection.
>                 I show images of my developmental pencil sketches as:
>                 RGB, usually 300dpi or 150dpi, and JPEGS or TIFFS.  I
>                 now use Photoshop to deepen the drawing because some
>                 areas of the sketch can be very light and delicate.
>                 Not all auditoriums or classrooms are totally dark.
>
>                 On occasion, these drawings are projected as the most
>                 clunky bit-map-looking things, and to me, they just
>                 look awful. I've had IT folks say it's the projector,
>                 and others tell me they don't know, even after
>                 tweaking the aspect ratio for the projector comfort
>                 zone. Doesn't work.
>
>                 Is it totally the projector? or
>                 Does anyone have any tips for planning for success? 
>                 PDFs? (I don't use those much in PPT). Grayscale ? CMYK?
>
>                 Your experience is very much appreciated,
>                 Linda
>
>                 -- 
>                 _____________________
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>                 Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, President
>                 520.803.0538
>
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