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Old Jun 24, 2010, 1:49 PM   #171
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Given the webpage a refresh. C&C welcome. http://www.martinandanna.talktalk.net/autohdr.html
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 4:14 PM   #172
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Given the webpage a refresh. C&C welcome. http://www.martinandanna.talktalk.net/autohdr.html
as always, a website is a personal work. you like the artistic view of white text on black. probably it provides better contrast so pics look better. to me, the cons are strong. I find it harder to read. and the blue text is basically just a blur. younger eyes may have no issues.

and i'm not telling you for a second how to design your site but you did ask.

bad: too many words. revision history needn't be front/center. a link would be plenty. most people don't care.
missing: a couple of well-chosen real-life examples where a mouse-over would change, let's say, one half of the pic. could be small like the house pic so download time isn't excessive.
good: clear link to free product. no registration. no nothing required to use.

just a quick link to another one-off product http://www.irfanview.com/
I like that site. Easy to follow. Visually, a blog type design which most people are familiar with now.

Anyway, super-thanks for putting your product out for us to use. I have fixed several much-too-contrasty photos which would have been difficult to retake.
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 4:27 PM   #173
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Thanks Frank, useful comments:

You're right the black was chosen to make the pictures look better but I'm not a big fan of the white text either so I could do with some compromise - maybe using black text in a white box for example.

I had the mouse-over examples on the previous version but it doesn't work for everyone depending on their browser settings but I like the idea of a few split pictures.

I'll see what more feedback I get and maybe make a few changes. [Edit] made a few changes anyway - the black text and Arial font is much easier to read and The version history has moved.
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 5:10 PM   #174
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frank-in-toronto pointed most of my own thoughts about the new web site. I will add some operative ideas:

1. What about a Donate button (via Pay Pal for instance)? You never know how many people may help your start up with a couple of dollars or more.
2. Get an independent domain name. martinandanna... etc. is not even searchable in the web, so if i google "hdr" i will never get to your web site.
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Old Jun 25, 2010, 8:43 AM   #175
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The page should now be available as http://www.autohdr.co.uk (might take 24-48 hours to be fully active) and I've added a 'Donate' Button. Text is easier to read but still some work to add some more pictures.

Thanks for the feedback so far.
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Another small item that bothers me a lot on many sites...TOO WIDE!! I'm a bit out-of-date hardware-wise and am still using a 4X3 monitor. At 1024X768. Your choice of 1200 pixel width means scroll-scroll-scroll.

Everybody quotes these stats
http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_display.asp
which indicate >76% at higher than 1024X768 but on that very page they indicate their viewers are more leading edge than the average person.

No rush on this fix. Thanks.
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Was a quick fix Now set to 900 wide which should leave enough room for the vertical scrollbar and window border I hope.
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Was a quick fix Now set to 900 wide which should leave enough room for the vertical scrollbar and window border I hope.
Ok. I'm going out now so this'll be my final post this morning. You suggest people ack if they post an image that was processed with AutoHDR online. That's fine. Most won't. Some will forget and sometimes it just wouldn't fit into a caption or the tone of the site. However, speaking for myself, if there was a radio button that would turn on/off the embedding of the AutoHDR name and version perhaps in the exif (if possible) or in a user selectable corner of the image, I for one would use it.

Already I miss that info from my Sony a550. What DRO level was that shot? Did I do in-camera HDR?

Thanks for listening. I hope your pro product is successful.
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v1.90 is ready for download:

It has *some* support for 48-bit Tiffs. It can definitely read ones created by dcraw and SilkyPix (if uncompressed) but I haven't written a complete reader yet so other sources might not work.

It can also save 48-bit Tiffs now which are readable by everything I can test it with except IrfanView which complains for some reason.

Also, it now adds a discrete watermark by default but you can remove it in the 'Advanced Settings' section or just use a smaller version.
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v1.91 has an option to resize the image before or after processing so you can for example automatically resize to 800 on the longest size before processing. Much easier to create images ready for the web now. It uses the built in high quality bicubic method if you're interested.
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