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My first angry secret. Could've been worse! My response to any conflict or confrontation is to get a stomachache but it's mostly gone away thanks to some nice counterings in the comments - thanks for the support! :3

Any preview-takers out there want to share how much they sharpen and fiddle with brighten/contrast? I thought I was being tastefully low-key by never sharpening more than 25 (it goes all the way to 99!) but I would love to find the common ground. And how much does it have to do with graphics cards? My guess is A LOT.

Aha! Found its unedited evil stepmother! I'm not sure the secret-prompting one was even sharpened now that I compare them. Oh secret-maker! What must they look like in your game for you to yell at zombie gnome like that?

I'm still curious if anyone has any hard and fast rules like "I never sharpen more than x" or "If I brighten more than y it means the pic just needs re-taking with better lighting" Any suggestions/thoughts are greatly appreciated :)


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Sep. 22nd, 2012 03:09 am (UTC)
Someone complained about your pictures? Lame, because I always think they're super cute and not over-edited. Honestly, the difference between edited and unedited versions isn't that much. What I think is really going on is that some secret maker has a super crappy graphics card.

I'm sorry he/she posted this, but it simply isn't true about your photo.
Sep. 22nd, 2012 04:03 am (UTC)
My stomachache went away completely when I found the unedited pic but I love that you got my back!?
Thanks :3
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Sep. 22nd, 2012 04:18 am (UTC)
Super blush! And I do realize the secret-maker seems to be angry at the wrong previews. I didn't take it personally :)

Come back to us and PLAY! *Children of the Corn voice*
Sep. 22nd, 2012 07:26 am (UTC)
I wouldn't give a second thought to any complaint made by someone who manages to cram in six grammar mistakes in three very short and stupid sentences.

I love your stuff and your pictures are fine.
Sep. 22nd, 2012 03:17 pm (UTC)
I'm just sad at how frustrated they are, angry typing or ESL. Thank you for the supportive words!
Do you sharpen your pics, and if so, how much?
Sep. 22nd, 2012 08:24 pm (UTC)
I do sharpen my pics, I just use the auto-sharpen that's available in the multi-resizing module in Photoshop Elements. It's to make up for loss of detail that comes with resizing.

I was once accused of "over-editing" my pictures by some random troll in the simsecret comments, which was hilarious, since back then I did NOTHING to my pictures besides resizing them, not even sharpen them. :P

Edited at 2012-09-22 08:24 pm (UTC)
Sep. 22nd, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC)
Have to agree with nrjsims on this one. You're pictures are so great, I just want everything you make... even though I can't even use most of it because I lack the eps.
Sep. 22nd, 2012 03:25 pm (UTC)
You know how mushy I get when I see you here!? Thanks :)
I was kind of at sixes and sevens as what to do next but I should do something from NL, Seasons, or Pets, shouldn't I? Yes I should.
Sep. 22nd, 2012 03:30 pm (UTC)
I can't stand that someone could ever complain about your pictures! You makes very nice and clean previews, so I don't understand that person. I think that he/she wasn't able to think or don't have brain at all. So don't worry about hate secret makers who can't shut up and keep their anger for themselves.

Don't worry, be happy ;D
Sep. 22nd, 2012 05:23 pm (UTC)
Oh thank you! I'm just sorry to have been part of someone else's frustration. In defense of the secret-maker, I did edit the photos a little so I'm open to suggestions about any photo-editing rules of thumb?
Sep. 22nd, 2012 06:07 pm (UTC)
I only cut my pictures (but I do not post much of stuff) and put the text. I'm not an expert in photo-editing :p
Sep. 22nd, 2012 06:29 pm (UTC)
I looooooooooove your pictures. Everyone else said it better, but that's what lures me here! hehehe

(Besides, whoever cares how people edit their pictures?
I don't understand all the wasted emotion and energy people have to spare on being hateful.)
Sep. 23rd, 2012 12:45 am (UTC)
Eep! Thank you!
I didn't think the secret was hateful, just frustrated and maybe disappointed. I hope they feel better, either for venting in a secret or somehow.
But I'll be more careful with that sharpen filter :)
Sep. 22nd, 2012 08:02 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, I've seen overedited previews and yours really aren't.
Sep. 23rd, 2012 12:51 am (UTC)
It's so nice to see you here! And you come bearing kind words, thank you. I hope you're doing well?
Sep. 23rd, 2012 03:36 pm (UTC)
How odd. Sounds like they're just looking for something to pick on, but at least it wasn't too personal. Stay strong!! <3
Sep. 24th, 2012 02:00 am (UTC)
Well if it isn't my favorite user pic come to visit!
I admit I feel a little self-conscious about taking the previews for a set of recolors I'm working on. Secret-maker stole my mojo!
Sep. 25th, 2012 06:32 pm (UTC)
I think the one who said that have low settings for graphics, that's the way it look in my game and I have medium and high in some settings. I adore your pictures, so nevermind what this picture says ^-^
Sep. 25th, 2012 11:21 pm (UTC)
You are so nice! And your English is very charming :)
Sep. 26th, 2012 10:02 pm (UTC)
Well thank you! ^-^
Oct. 5th, 2012 12:05 pm (UTC)
My plan has always been take the pictures the way you like.

As for SimSecrets - it's the place for Trolls. If you don't go there and don't read there, and refuse to give them time of day, they can't hurt you. If they can't hurt you - they'll find some other target who responds.
Oct. 5th, 2012 05:43 pm (UTC)
Re: SimSecrets...
I'm okay about the secret, I just felt bad about how frustrated the secret-maker was and wondered if there were some guidelines for editing previews.

It's lovely to see you here! :D
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