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A major update!

olafphoto

Administrator
Staff member
Looks more modern, that is nice! I kind of miss the old color scheme though. It was pleasant to read, and something different from all the other forums which happen to be blue and white ;-)
Our dark version is going to be similar to the old one. We are still tuning it.
 

olafphoto

Administrator
Staff member
While I like the middle gray surround and background of the old GetDPI, and that is indeed what I use when doing my first rendering in LR or other image processing tools, in fact my photos are nearly always exhibited/presented in museum type framing: white over-mat in a black frame. As a result, when I'm doing the finishing on rendering for printing, I switch the background color to white so that I can get the colors and density correct for that display style.

The result of this disparity is that for tricky images, I have to have two renderings: one for the museum style traditional display of MOST photo forums and another for the GetDPI-style darker exhibit environments (and borderless, since that in most cases resolves to be the same as having a darker border). In fact, one of the reasons I switched my standard JPEG output for forums to include a decently wide white border with a light drop shadow was to eliminate the need for a second JPEG display piece for darker themed websites ... The white border and drop shadow provides the eye relief required such that my standard rendering works on whichever theme for a website I put the photos up on. Now I have a completely borderless output that is intended for iPhone and iPad display, full screen, and the bordered output that goes on all web posts.

I have also found over many years that the white text on black theme (what I think of as "old terminal style") that many people seem to like really tires my eyes out, particularly at night, and that black text on off-white is much more restful, particularly in low ambient light situations.

So ... The new GetDPI theme is fine by me as is, and if a darker theme is also available I'd like to see both available as options, switchable at user discretion. And, of course, I have to say another "Thank You!" to Olaf and his team who are making all these changes and putting up with all our requests for somewhat contradictory things. It's a tough job and you folks are doing a wonderful job despite that. :D

G
Thank you for your support. Yes, you can switch between DARK and BRIGHT modes.
 

KeithDM

Active member
Well, after three weeks away sans wi-fi and only one bar of 4G (so no logging on) I come back to find everything has changed! Crisp, clean and modern - and it seems to have been a smooth transition. Congrats to all involved - kudos!
 

olafphoto

Administrator
Staff member
Well, after three weeks away sans wi-fi and only one bar of 4G (so no logging on) I come back to find everything has changed! Crisp, clean and modern - and it seems to have been a smooth transition. Congrats to all involved - kudos!
Thank you so much for your kind words and support. It means a lot! :)
 

Sapphie

Member
On the old site, from the list of threads in a given section, you could jump to the last post of a selected thread. Now, we can go to the last page but not the last posted entry.

Lee
 

Elliot

Member
On the old site, from the list of threads in a given section, you could jump to the last post of a selected thread. Now, we can go to the last page but not the last posted entry.

Lee
I think this is similar to my query. Within a thread, you could have the postings in reverse order, so the first post you see is the very latest posting.

Am I missing something, or has this not been implemented?
 

pegelli

Well-known member
If you click on the time/date stamp in the "New Posts" view you jump to the last (newest) post
 
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