User talk


From Sonic Retro

Images on Sonic-Into the void


The images on your page Sonic-Into the void appear to have been taken at a resolution higher than 1x (320x224) with some sort of filtering applied. (I think Scale2x?)

Can you retake the screenshots with all filters disabled and at the original 320x224 resolution? (The monitor images can be cropped, but the source image should be 320x224.)

Also, the ROM images should be compressed in order to reduce bandwidth. (Zip is supported on most systems, but GZip and 7z also works.)

---GerbilSoft 18:32, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

I noticed you reuploaded all of the screenshots; however, they're still not quite right. The full screens are 320x244; the correct resolution is 320x224. How exactly are you taking the screenshots? (What emulator, what method for taking the screenshot, etc.) ---GerbilSoft 03:48, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
Also, instead of uploading new versions of the images, you created completely new files, so the old ones are still present. I'll delete them later, but remember for next time that you can upload a new image on top of an older one. (Do note that CloudFlare occasionally has caching issues when doing this, so you might not see the new image immediately.) ---GerbilSoft 03:50, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
Hi, sorry about all this, this time I just got mixed up with 224 and 244, also the way I print screened is by the "print screen" button for the pc and cropped it in Powerpoint & saved them as png files, then re adjusted the resolution in paint. Hope this helps.
Also can you guide me through how to upload a new version of files please, because on one of the pictures that were wrong, and I couldn't see anything about adding a new version.
Sorry for all this. ---Blueblur93 14:52, 13 February 2014 (GMT)
That is definitely not the right way to take screenshots. You should use the built-in screenshot function of whatever emulator you're using. See Sonic Retro:Screenshots for more information. What emulator are you using?
(Also, to reupload an image, click the "Upload a new version of this file" link on the image page. If this doesn't show up, then it might be a permissions issue.) ---GerbilSoft 15:37, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
I use KEGA Fusion for SEGA emulation. It probably is the permissions issue, because I am only a Trial Member, currently on a trial, (unless that's just for the Forums). But from now on I'll use the emulator's screenshot. Thanks for your help. ---Blueblur93 16:18, 13 February 2014 (GMT)
With Fusion, make sure the window is at 1x resolution (usually 320x240; there will be 8px black bars on the top and bottom, which can be cropped manually in Paint) and that you have all filters and the FPS counter turned off. Otherwise, they'll end up in the image. ---GerbilSoft 16:23, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
Seen as I can't upload a images on top of old images due to possible permission issues, am I OK to upload a brand new image like did before? ---Blueblur93 16:34, 13 February 2014 (GMT)
Yeah, you can upload them with new filenames. Just make sure you use a standard prefix for the images, like SITV-* or something similar. I'll delete the old images later. ---GerbilSoft 01:48, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
I've uploaded the new images, hopefully these should be OK now. At least I got there in the end, and I know now for the future. Thanks for your help & guidance. ---Blueblur93 12:37, 14 February 2014 (GMT)
The full screenshots look good, but you resized the characters, monitors, and other objects to 320x224 as well. Those should just be cropped from the original screenshot, not resized to the full 320x224. You can prefix these as "SITV-Char-", "SITV-Monitor-", "SITV-Obj-", etc. ---GerbilSoft 16:22, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
Hurray, after 10 colons to indent the text for this talk, I think I've finally got it. The images in the ITEMS section have been re-adjusted, and re-uploaded. Hopefully in the future this will never happen again! ---Blueblur93 18:25, 14 February 2014 (GMT)
Looks good to me. I'll delete the old images. ---GerbilSoft 18:29, 14 February 2014 (UTC)