Custom curve downloads: comments please
Following on from Ben Hermann\'s suggestion for the creation of a library of custom curves I've taken a look to see if we could get this going easily using the existing forum software.
The only snag that I can see is that the upload facility caters for a limited range of file types: while it is possible to upload/download a curve file directly (by changing its extension to .zip and using the ZIP compressed file option) I'd suggest the files are genuinely compressed as .zip's before upload to avoid confusion. Applications to create .zip files are widely available for PC (PKZip, WinZip) and Macintosh (MacZipIt) so we're not cutting anyone out by choosing this format.
I'll create an anchored thread in this forum that you can use to upload curves. I'd suggest that you post the curve and two sample shots of the same subject under identical conditions: the first using the normal curve and the second using your custom curve.
Any suggestions or comments?
#2. "RE: Custom curve downloads: comments please" | In response to Reply # 0benherrmann Registered since 17th Aug 2002Fri 29-Nov-02 04:19 PM
I'm excited to see this become a reality. I didn't think it would occur this quickly though, but now that it is, I'm hoping that it will generate interest.
It would help, I believe, if in addition to the posting of curves, examples of photos, and comments from the persons who created them, there should also be a place to post remarks submitted by moderators and other people who've downloaded the curves - as to their effectiveness, etc. This would be fantastic.
No other web-based forum will have something like this and should establish Nikonians as the most unique site of its type. Once this is established, someone should also put a blurb on the DP Review site referring people to Nikonians for the custom tone download page.
I'll bet that the number of visitors to Nikonians will grow substantially as more and more people become aware of the unique ability to modify the D100's tone scenario via Nikon Capture.
And quite frankly, I would love to see more threads from folks living around the globe on Nikonians. I believe this custom tone link will attract a broad audience once the word gets out. I may be reaching on this one, but why not?
Have a great holiday season to all.
#3. "RE: Custom curve downloads: comments please" | In response to Reply # 2AlanC Basic MemberSat 30-Nov-02 02:01 PM
As you've probably seen I've set up an anchored thread that we can use to post custom curves. Let's see how things go using this format; I think it wise to test the water and see how big a response we get before making requests for anything more sophisticated that would require development by the site administrators.