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Monday, July 9, 2007

  Monday Morning Mirth  

happy anniversary speed freak

OMG! It’s been a whole year since I entered the ranks of DSL! While gone are the days of waiting endlessly for downloads (and I believe I got more housework done in those times by being the multitasking maniac I am) now HERE are the hours and hours of finding and playing with online goodies!

And because I’m a Big Fat Enabler, now you can too!

Here is my current favorite: the Rasterbator!

You can upload a favorite jpg picture under 1Mb and it will BLOW IT UP to the ginormous dimensions of your choice, then give you a PDF file you can print out in *Tiles*

I watched S. Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette” this weekend, hiding from the HEAT.This movie was an unbeilavable portrait of excess and frivolity, just a slice, not much plot or substance, but oh those SHOES! OH the photography, especially the FOOD shots…

After you print out your tiles you piece them together mosaic style as a poster! Below is my new 25″ wide X 22″ high — 6 page poster. You can use many, many more pages to get a HUGE poster!

–the picture I started with was a very loRez (72ppi: 4.5 x 3.2 inches — 35k) very small JPG but it gave nice dotty results using the online Rasterbator

– to get smaller dot size, use a higher resolution image to start with, and download their standalone app which lets you choose more detailing

– beware: darker pictures take more ink!

9 Responses to “Monday, July 9, 2007”

  1. MaryM says:

    I have always LOVED that photo! That is so fun. We just downloaded vacation photos last night, and there’s one I would love to put through the rasterbator. Thank you for the link!

  2. Carol says:

    Thanks for the link! DSL certainly has given us the advantage to stay on longer! It is a shame that Sophia didn’t inherit all of her dad’s filming qualities huh? Mabe she’s still a diamond in the rough…

  3. rachel says:

    You’re a hoot! Thanks for the link.

  4. AmyP says:

    First of all, you have to love the name of the software! Secondly, I can see this being a time-suck!

  5. Meg says:

    thanks for the link! i love doing stuff like this for a friends party or event in their honor. love the photo!

  6. Theresa says:

    I remember that picture well! Manos does such wonders for a girl :-)

  7. Rob says:

    Now that’s funny–I remember that photo being taken, with all of us playing with Manos on our heads!

    How cool it’s still in good use!

  8. Rob says:

    Now that’s funny–I remember that photo being taken, with all of us playing with Manos on our heads!

    How cool it’s still in good use!

  9. Gaile says:

    rasterbator… it just kinda rolls off the tongue! Thanks for the link, I can see myself spending thousands of dollars on ink now!

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