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OH, my! what a treat!
or would that be a waste of quality chocolate? hmmm.
L.
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On 4/11/17 2:26 PM, Patricia Savage wrote:
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> Well, if you encase the projector and printer in 85% chocolate? How 
> 'bout then?
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> Cheers,
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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
>> www.lindafelter.com <http://www.lindafelter.com>
>>
>> On 4/11/17 1:56 PM, Karen Ackoff wrote:
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>>     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:
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>>         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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