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Lusus Saule

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  1. This year's festive jigsaw puzzle from SL-Inspiration is a little different in that its a small planet scene. The image was taken at Dreamers, which offers a great Christmas scene to help immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the season. This jigsaw puzzle is available to download and keep, so you can solve it in your own time, or you can play it on the SL-Inspiration page.
  2. Sorry to tell you that Black Dragon does use up a lot of PC resources. As I have said its brilliant for taking SL pics, but in my experience the settings have to be high to do this, and thats when its likely to crash a PC with moderate specs. I'm not criticising your viewer, just stating facts. My PC has an i5 processor, 12GB RAM and an Nividia 760 card. I use this because I can't presently afford to get a better PC. If I open Black Dragon and tweak settings to take decent photos the frame rate will go down to single figures and the viewer will eventually crash. If I don't tweak the settings
  3. I really can't be bothered to read all this. All I saw was that I mentioned your viewer in my oringal comment. You would have noticed then that I said Black Dragon makes a difference with improving images. In fact it has a brilliant reputation for this. I also said that it consumes a lot of PC resources, which means those that don't have a high end PC can't use it. The very fact that I mentioned Black Dragon is a good for SL photography, pretty much undermines everything you've said. I also think that the fact you took the time to needlessly piss all over my post shows quite a dregree of
  4. It surprises me to hear some people decry the use of Photoshop and similar software, since professional photographers tend to use raw image files which need to be edited. I'm just wondering if you use raw image files for your RL photgraphy? I'm sure you know better than me that Jpegs have already lost a lot of information, so its not suprising if issues arise through sharpening etc. I think some of what you say goes to the heart of the issue here. Not wanting to put words into her mouth, but I think Niran may be considering SL snapshots as images, but since I use photo manipulation softwa
  5. I've found many people who may have mental health issues in RL, see Second Life as a huge benefit. It can be a social setting that they would otherwise be unable to experience, and a way of personal expression without feeling as vulnerable. For some it can be a means of leaving behind some of the mental health issues they live with in RL. I can however think of a few people I have met in SL whose behaviour has been quite challenging.
  6. I agree completely. I come at image making from a ffine art point of view, and in the final analysis it the image that matters. I break rules and break images too lol
  7. You're right, the tutorial is about how to use the high pass filter in Gimp. Gimp offers a number of ways to sharpen images. I think its worth pointing out, no one is pointing a gun at anyone's head and saying sharpen your images. But in spite of what one naysayer here may think, it is a very useful tool when working on images.
  8. If people want to use filters they will. If you don't want to then don't .Its a free world full of choices. Rather than trying to undermine other people's hard work, why not start a blog and go to the trouble of writing a few tutorials on what you percieve to be your expertise. That is much better than infecting other people's content with your negativity. What you call visible effects of sharpening are in this example banding. That is caused by gradients in colour, as you can see in the sky. This has become visible due to editing colour. Sharpening the image doesn't really make it wors
  9. I think you'll find most SL photographers edit their images. Look at an image's Exif details on Flickr and there's a good chance Photoshop or Gimp will be mentioned. Even if they're not thats no firm indication the images haven't been edited. If however you prefer not to edit your images then keep doing that. The artifacts you've kindly ripped without persmission from the image I own are not created by sharpening the image. They're caused in this instance by enhancing the colours, which is something I will be investigating. You're right though that in some instances, haloing can be caused
  10. Its always been my experience that raw snapshots taken in Second Life are not as focused as they could be. They tend to be slightly undefined. Taking snapshots with the Black Dragon viewer makes a difference, but can be very impactful on PC resources. Whichever viewer you use, knowing how to sharpen a Second Life photograph is essential, as its one of those select tools that can help make your images pop. Click here to view the tutorial
  11. This is a seamless scrolling panoramic image of Cica Ghost's installation in Second Life, called Monsters. The panorama can be viewed on your desktop and used as a screensaver with a small app called WPanorama, which can be downloaded here: http://www.wpanorama.com/wpanorama.php If you would like to use the image with WPanorama it can be downloaded from Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_2PL4szhIthBLzbvIp3VIUuVgPVrSIii/view?usp=sharing I hope you feel inspired to visit Cica's installation by following the Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zvi/28/102/24 To
  12. In this tutorial we focus on creating Second Life panoramic images that scroll seamlessly and continuously across the screen when your PC is idle, using a lightweight and free programme called WPanorama. https://www.sl-inspiration.com/2020/02/create-panoramic-screen-saver-using.html Below is an example of a screen saver I made using images taken at DLabs. Click the link above to view the tutorial.
  13. This is a video I made for an event at the Blue Orange Gallery about 6 months ago. I forgot there was a machinima topic here.
  14. Visit us in Second Life to pick up an application: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Deep Blue Lagoon/22/20/23
  15. Visit us in Second Life to pick up an application: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Deep Blue Lagoon/22/20/23
  16. The Pulse Is Now Hiring!! The Pulse is now hiring! If you're a talented DJ or host who knows how to engage their audience and ensure everyone has a good time, we want to hear from you. You keep 100% of your tips, and we support you as much as we can. If you have a fun personality and enjoy bantering with visitors and other staff you'll fit in well! We're essentially a blues and rock club although we do allow for more genres (rap and death metal are exceptions). We also pride ourselves on being a drama free club, and expec
  17. The Pulse Is Now Hiring!! The Pulse is now hiring! If you're a talented DJ or host who knows how to engage their audience and ensure everyone has a good time, we want to hear from you. You keep 100% of your tips, and we support you as much as we can. If you have a fun personality and enjoy bantering with visitors and other staff you'll fit in well! We're essentially a blues and rock club although we do allow for more genres (rap and death metal are exceptions). We also pride ourselves on being a drama free club, and expect bot
  18. Another full day at The Pulse with some awesome DJs, hosts and tunes. If you're feeling the drag of the midweek hump day or want a break from Thanksgiving preparations then come down to The Pulse, and enjoy some good company and some great music. FABULOUS SOUNDS COMIN' YOUR WAY ✩ ═══ ✩ ♫ ♪ ╫◈ .: ★ѠℍO: .: ☀ Ɗل JEREMY ╫◈ .:★Ѡℍ∈ℕ:.:☑ ԼǐѶƐ ➜★ 12.00-2.00PM SLT ╫◈.: ★Ѡℍ∈R∈: ✳ ✩ The Pulse ✩ ╚═══ Come down VIPS♥ Sending A Ride~~~ ::::::✭✫✭ The Pulse Club ✭✫✭:::::.... █▓▒░Who ㋡ ☊ ♪♪ DJ Alice ♪♪ ☊ ㋡ █▓▒░Hostess @ ♥♥☊ Anna █▓▒░Where @ ♪♪♥ Pulse Beach ♪♪♥☊
  19. Visit us in Second Life here We have a great line up of DJ's and hosts today, starting with DJ Lusus and host Avalon, followed by DJ Alice and her host Anna. It promises to be a fun filled party with great tunes and lively banter, so come join us! \\\ /// ( @ @ ) o00o...ROCK AND ALTERNATIVE...o00o ╠▶ ѠHO: ★...Ɗل Lusus ╠▶ ѠHAT: Rock & Alternative★ ╠▶ ѠHERE: ★...The Pulse ...★ ╠▶ ѠHEN: ★2.00-4.00PM slt ★ ╠▶HOST ★ Avalon ..::::::✭✫✭ The Pulse Club ✭✫✭:::::.... █▓▒
  20. Visit us in Second Life We have a full line up of blues for you this Monday at The Pulse. Come along and check us out for some great music, lively chat and a bunch of new friends to hang out with. DJ KITSUNE PLAYING CONTEMPORARY BLUES AT THE PULSE BLUE NOTE! 10 AM -12 PM !! Two hours of contemporary blues waiting for you, courtesy of DJ Kitsune, the magical three-tailed fox spirit. She loves music and love to share, so what are you waiting for? Come on, it's gonna be FUN! FABULOUS BLUES COMIN' YOUR WAY ✩ ═══ ✩ ♫ ♪ ╫◈ .: ★ѠℍO: .: ☀ Ɗل LUSUS ╫◈ .
  21. Visit us in Second Life THE PULSE TUES 3RD OCT 2.00-4.00PM SLT On 29th July 1973 Led Zeppelin's performance at Madison Square Garden was documented, and later released as a film called 'The Song Remains The Same'. Whilst the film does not necessarily stand the test of time, the performance itself has become legendary. On Tuesday 3rd Oct, 2.00-4.00PM SLT, The Pulse will present a tribute to Led Zeppelin and their 1973 concert, with the original playlist forming the essence of the event. This will be an evening of all your favourite Led Zeppelin tracks, and will be a visual ex
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