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# Solving three banner problems / Clemens Gresser

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Editing images for use on library blogs and webpages.

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### Solving three banner problems / Clemens Gresser

1. 1. Solving  three banner problems Clemens Gresser Deputy Head of Music Cambridge University Library & Pendlebury Library CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
2. 2. General pointers <ul><li>What dimensions for banner? </li></ul><ul><li>What essence in each image? </li></ul><ul><li>Make large images as small as necessary, without losing content. </li></ul><ul><li>Make smaller images as large as possible, without blurring. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to leave gaps in the banner. </li></ul>
3. 3. Problem 1: Banner for joint blog of two libraries <ul><li>Problem? </li></ul><ul><li>How to merge two large images </li></ul>
4. 4. <ul><li>a) Cut each image to half the width; cut to exact height </li></ul><ul><li>b) Merge, but leave gap </li></ul><ul><li>c) fill gap with “thick” line in colour, matching background colour of header or page </li></ul>Solution: problem 1
5. 5. Final look
6. 6. Problem 2 : Banner promoting several composers’ archives <ul><li>Problem: </li></ul><ul><li>Several images of different sizes, but not enough images </li></ul>159 x 218 pixels 87 x 113 pixels 101 x 99 pixels Arthur Bliss William Alwyn Doreeen Carwithen
7. 7. Solution: problem 2 <ul><li>Crop largest image as much as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Make smaller images as large as possible, without blurring </li></ul><ul><li>However, not a great solution. </li></ul>
8. 8. Final look
9. 9. Problem 3 : Banner for one person’s archive <ul><li>Problem? </li></ul><ul><li>Only one image available – too much empty space </li></ul>200 × 200 pixels Deryck Cooke Cooke famous for reconstructing Mahler’s 10th Symphony
10. 10. Solution to problem 3 <ul><li>Find further images which relate to the existing one. </li></ul><ul><li>Crop images so that they fit. </li></ul>
11. 11. Final look
12. 12. Any questions? <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
13. 13. Tools used <ul><li>Cheapest version: </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Explorer </li></ul>Other options: Microsoft Office Photo Manager cut images and manipulate them Microsoft Paint [start -> accessories -> paint] cut, manipulate and merge images check pixel dimensions