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kimoi
02-23-2009, 01:54 AM
It was the first time I'd gone to Treasure Festa, and while it wasn't bad, it certainly didn't compare to Wonder Fest.

One thing that disappointed me was the overabundance of certain characters (especially ones that already have plenty of coverage by professional modeling companies, like Luck Star, Haruhi, Fate/Stay, etc). That, and I remember seeing half the figures on the floor shown at last year's winter Wonder Fest.
:dry:

Anyway, some photos from yesterday's excursion (mind the quality. new camera, still getting used to it)-
Treasure Festa, Winter 09 (http://www.gkjapan.com/album.php?albumid=13)


[re-edit]: Okay, fixed and uploaded.

Masa
02-23-2009, 02:22 AM
Up top under the banner - see the "Quick Links" - click that and go to "Pictures and Albums" and upload them there. You can copy and paste the code for the bbscript images.

secretasianman
02-23-2009, 08:45 AM
It was the first time I'd gone to Treasure Festa, and while it wasn't bad, it certainly didn't compare to Wonder Fest.

One thing that disappointed me was the overabundance of certain characters (especially ones that already have plenty of coverage by professional modeling companies, like Luck Star, Haruhi, Fate/Stay, etc). That, and I remember seeing half the figures on the floor shown at last year's winter Wonder Fest.
:dry:

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[edit]: ugh, that didn't work so well.
In the interests saving myself from having to individually upload each photo, and so as to not to be destroying everyone's bandwidth (pics are too big), does anyone know an image hosting site that can batch-upload? (preferably NOT RUN BY CONTENT NAZIS *angry face at Photobucket*)

I sorta feel the same way... After seeing quite a few Haruhis and Sabers (and Mizuhos and Tomomi's :rolleyes:) it gets increasingly harder to get excited over the same character unless they do something wild like put cat ears on them (like last year's nekomimi Tomimi from Aggressive :wub:) or completely take them out of their element (such as everything Eva for the past several years that didn't include a plugsuit)

As for your photo dilemna, I haven't played with the integrated gallery yet but for offsite solutions, I like to use Flickr (http://www.flickr.com)- the the sharing is unrestricted and uncapped. The first 200 photos are free and beyond that, it's only a mere ~$25 USD annually to display any more. There are couple of 3rd party utilities available that will allow batch uploading. and it's relatively easy to work with.

Masa
02-23-2009, 07:50 PM
Besides the Nanoha kits that Nightengale posted in the other thread... nothing really stands out for me so far. Only a few pages on Yahoo Japan right now, but mostly Griffon items (which makes sense since it's their event :rolleyes: )

Unfortunately for me, the only ones I want right now are prepaints :dry:

http://www.gkjapan.com/picture.php?albumid=10&pictureid=127

http://www.gkjapan.com/picture.php?albumid=10&pictureid=126

serogane
02-23-2009, 11:16 PM
>>>kimoi

Oh cool, I'd love to see your photos.

>>>Masa

Yeah that Yoko pre-paint is real nice. She caused quite a stir a couple month back. It's really too bad.

secretasianman
02-24-2009, 01:00 AM
This one of Kasumi has that "awwww" quality to it ^_^

http://www.gkjapan.com/picture.php?albumid=15&pictureid=128

kimoi
02-24-2009, 02:37 AM
Unfortunately, the above method doesn't seem to be working for me (I go to upload the photos, it SEEMS like it's loading, but then after a few mins takes me to a blank screen. The status bar tells me it's done, but after leaving the window open for a few mins, just in case, there's still nothing there. I've clicked back, tried again, this time one at a time, but the result was the same. Went a far back as the albums section, refreshed, saw that the album itself had been created, but that it is empty of photos).
...
not sure what I'm doing wrong.
*sigh*
oh well

secretasianman
02-24-2009, 02:44 AM
I wonder if there's a size limit to the gallery. Are the images full size from the camera or have they been resized?

serogane
02-24-2009, 03:05 AM
Hmm I'm having trouble viewing anyone else's picture album(s). I went to "Pictures & Albums" under "Networking", but I only see my album.

kimoi
02-24-2009, 03:17 AM
Photos are straight from camera, but the explanation on the page said they would be resized if they were too big.

I'm considering using flickr, but the fact that they start charging is slightly offputting (guess I could just make multiple accounts?)
Still, it would be nice if Photobucket weren't such prudes (I once uploaded a photo of a snowman with boobs... it was deleted because it "violated the terms of agreement" ... THE SNOWMAN DIDN'T EVEN LOOK REALISTIC, JUST TWO SNOWBALLS STUCK TO THE FRONT OF A NORMAL SNOWMAN!)

Masa
02-24-2009, 03:58 AM
Thanks a lot for trying.

The image that I posted in your first post above was edited for size and posted in my photo album. The original was near 40 inches wide at screen resolution and that might be too much for the forum's included image editor to resize. Your compressed jpeg image straight from your camera was 3.4 MB in size. Once opened to full size, the file was 90 MB in size. Not too surprising that the image resizer choked. Your new digicam is way beyond web images ;)

If at all possible, please do try and resize the image prior to uploading and/or posting.

I'm not sure what kind of image manipulation programs you have at your disposal, but some can batch process multiple images :hmm:

You might want to download GIMP. It is a photo manipulation program kinda like Photoshop but it's open source and best of all, free. Lots of batch editing plugins exist to do all the dirty work - they can resize all your photos from a folder for instance.

Check here for an example: http://ulyssesonline.com/2008/09/22/batch-resize-images-with-gimp/

secretasianman
02-24-2009, 07:24 AM
If you're running Windows XP, Microsoft offers a quick solution that literally adds resize capability to your right-click context menu in Explorer

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/learnmore/tips/eschelman2.mspx

It's got a couple presets but also offers a "custom" setting for a user defined size

Download link: http://download.microsoft.com/download/whistler/Install/2/WXP/EN-US/ImageResizerPowertoySetup.exe



Hmm I'm having trouble viewing anyone else's picture album(s). I went to "Pictures & Albums" under "Networking", but I only see my album.

From what I can tell, only three of us have set up public albums : (though the link didn't appear obvious) If you're viewing from your control panel, you will only see your own which won't be visible until you add any content... I think.
http://www.gkjapan.com/album.php
edit: OK, had a look around.... there's more than three albums... gomen

kimoi
02-24-2009, 11:21 AM
SUCCESS!

After resizing everything manually, they finally uploaded (thanks to Masa for the suggestion)

Treasure Festa, Winter 09 (http://www.gkjapan.com/album.php?albumid=13)


... although, looking through these pictures, I am painfully aware that I am going to need to get to know my camera better
(bad settings = blurry/poor contrast images)


[edit]: Putting link to album on page 1, so people can find it without digging through all the comments

nightengale5385
02-24-2009, 12:04 PM
Don't worry about the quality. I can see the detail better on the kits cause of the large photos. Thanks for uploading them:bow:

serogane
02-24-2009, 10:45 PM
The quality is perfectly fine; thanks a lot for sharing.

Though I can't help but wonder after seeing so many lackluster GKs this time around: Could the WF committee have cancelled WF2009 Winter due to the lack of quality registrants this time around? I mean, if it did happen, it would've been back to back with Treasure Festa Prologue and Hobby Complex GK 1 - that's a lot of conventions happening at once. Think they just used the "escalator incident" as an excuse to pull out?

Just speculating, mind.

secretasianman
02-25-2009, 12:43 AM
It certainly has that 'flash in the pan' feeling to it now that the 22nd has come and gone. I wonder if this perceived slump would serve to inspire those with sculpting talent to keep the hobby alive and create that which do not exist.

'Someday' the PVC market may reach critical mass resulting in a reduction of commissioned sculpts and a reboot of the cycle Masa had once mentioned.

Masa
02-25-2009, 01:49 AM
Thanks a bunch for posting the pics! ::thumb

Since TF is so new - it might take some time for it to catch on. This event isn't the same type of system like WHF, where the show was intended to be a roaming WF that tours all over the country. TF is being run by Griffon Enterprises, whose main interest is in selling their own line of kits and prepainted figures. Kinda like the first SuperFests way back when. It will never be another WF, and like the WHF guys found out - it's a collectibles market now :dry: