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Old December 14th, 2011, 10:36 PM   #1801
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Btw. the strange reflection on the new crown glass doesn't look like artifacts to me, perhaps there's still a protection foil layer on it.
it looks funny in reality, too. not sure it it is foil - I'd say they've just never been wiped down. well, it will be shiny at the end of the day. can't wait for Elite Residence huge glass section on the top to receive its polish.

Regarding picture compression, maybe the guy was referring to the pixel size as well. I always find it annoying to re-size my images to 1024 max, which is the limit in photobucket (at least I naively assume that). my camera is full frame, so most of the details do get lost in fact.
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Old December 15th, 2011, 01:03 AM   #1802
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There's nothing wrong with Imre's pictures. Are you referring perhaps to those of Princess Tower and myself?
Your cellphone pictures are a physical limitation. I'm pretty sure Imre's are just a post-processing limitation, namely way too strong JPEG compression. I don't think it's necessary in the age of broadband internet, and i'd rather see them less tempered with.


Left (Princess Tower's Photo, moderate compression), Right (Strong JPEG Compression)
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Old December 15th, 2011, 11:52 AM   #1803
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I don't know, I personally use the "Smart Resize" option when I resize my pictures in Paintshop Pro. I've noticed that's seams to be the best option (or compromise if you will)
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Old December 15th, 2011, 01:56 PM   #1804
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Your cellphone pictures are a physical limitation. I'm pretty sure Imre's are just a post-processing limitation, namely way too strong JPEG compression. I don't think it's necessary in the age of broadband internet, and i'd rather see them less tempered with.
I am not doing anything special, the program resizing the photos, reduce the quality and place the watermark on photos, thats all.
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Old December 15th, 2011, 04:01 PM   #1805
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Well just don't reduce the quality then, that's all i'm asking. I hope you can appreciate the difference in my sample. If a crane or an antenna becomes a *blob*, it's just not the same.

What program do you use? Maybe i can point you to the setting.
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Old December 15th, 2011, 05:22 PM   #1806
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Ok, I will try different settings tomorrow and we will see, I have visual watermark and ec watermark.
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Old December 15th, 2011, 09:09 PM   #1807
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Great, thanks Imre.

If there is a setting in percent, around 90% is perfect (usually indistinguishable from the original), 85% is what i would use, 80% is fine, and the lower limit. Respectively, if it is not in percent but goes from 1 to 10, 8-9 is the sweet spot. Anything lower will introduce considerable artifacts in images. If your program allows you to simply keep this setting as a default, then it should cost you no extra time
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Old December 16th, 2011, 04:21 PM   #1808
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I tried but the result the same, probably during the resizing the quality became worst or maybe the size is small but I think enough for forums and internet.
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Old December 16th, 2011, 04:24 PM   #1809
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LOL an construction update is well an update. We have something called UPC for artistic photography. I am more than happy with Imre's pictures all the years i am here.
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Old December 16th, 2011, 04:25 PM   #1810
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16/December/2011

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Old December 18th, 2011, 11:38 AM   #1811
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the silver spire has arrived onsite. there are two huge pieces pieces ready to be mounted. at the base the diameter is about 1.2m I would say, and slightly reducing to 0.9m at the top. looks quite massive and very heavy on the ground.

thank you imre for the photo update!!
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Old December 18th, 2011, 08:33 PM   #1812
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That's great news. Hopefully it'll be topped out in another day or two.
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Old December 19th, 2011, 11:02 AM   #1813
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Old December 19th, 2011, 11:05 AM   #1814
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@princess tower
hopefully it will be finished next year, so I can visit you
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Old December 19th, 2011, 01:37 PM   #1815
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next year is in two weeks. or 12 months. so somewhere in between we shall expect handover...
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Old December 19th, 2011, 06:43 PM   #1816
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It looks nice.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 01:07 PM   #1817
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23/December/2011

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Old December 23rd, 2011, 01:10 PM   #1818
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23/December/2011

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Old December 23rd, 2011, 01:14 PM   #1819
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23/December/2011

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Old December 23rd, 2011, 02:26 PM   #1820
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It's almost time for the spire!
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