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Subject: Re: [TMG] Exhibits 101 needed
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 13:11:08 -0400
I too had that question. A very clear answer.
Marty in Flagstaff where it is cooler
---- John Cardinal <> wrote:
> Janet wrote:
> > My problem for this week is learning more about using exhibits. My
> > immediate goal to have the image for the person to show up in Second
> > Site. But since I am just now starting to add images to TMG, I
> > prefer to also be adding them in such a way as to have images that
> > will print to paper from TMG satisfactorily and also show up in SS at
> > a proper size for Web viewing. Is creating an Alternate Image File
> > the best way to store the SS sized images?
> Short answer to that question: yes.
> Longer answer: If you want images that will print at high-resolution in TMG
> reports but display in a reasonable way on a web site, then you should use
> the Alternate Image Folder feature in SS. When you add the exhibit to TMG,
> use the high-resolution image. Then, make a low-resolution version of the
> image with the same filename but stored in the Alternate Image Folder.
> To make a low-resolution version of the image, you have to resize it. If you
> change the DPI (or PPI) setting, that will change the size of the printed
> image, but it won't change the size of the image on a web page; you have to
> change the pixel dimensions of the image to make it smaller.
> > I have read the information in GMOOTMG and on the Second Site
> > instructions, but somehow I haven't figured out just what I should do
> > first, second and so forth.
> Usually, you do it like this:
> - Prepare the image for use in TMG
> - Add the image as an exhibit in TMG
> - Make a resized copy for SS
> To prepare the image, you may have to scan it, resize it, touch it up, etc.
> It all depends on the image and your goals. Once you add it to TMG, add a
> caption as necessary.
> > Do I do the image sizing work in an outside program?
> Typically, yes, you use an outside program. TMG Utility has a feature for
> resizing all your TMG exhibits, and you might find that useful. If you have
> a lot of exhibits already, the TMG Utility feature can help you do bulk
> resizing work to construct the initial version of your Alternate Image
> Folder files.
> > I have Photoshop Elements and can resize pix there, but not
> > sure just what sizes I am aiming for.
> There is no right answer here. I've written some sizing guidelines on the SS
> help pages, but that's just one opinion. (See the URLs at the bottom of this
> > I assume that I want jpg images for both TMG & SS, right?
> That depends. For pictures, JPG is usually best. For scanned documents, it
> depends. If text in the image is small and the image file is compressed, JPG
> may introduce artifacts that make it very heard to read. For those
> documents, GIF or PNG may be better.
> > I do have TMG Utility, but am a very new user
> > of it and not sure what picture capabilities it has.
> I described the TMG Utility feature that most applies to exhibits above.
> Here's a link to the help page for that feature:
> You said you read the SS help but just to make sure, here are URLs for the
> two SS help pages that discuss exhibits in detail:
> Hope this helps.
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