Shannara
 moderator, 3761 posts
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 COFFEE!!!!
Mon 30 Oct 2017
at 22:07
Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Warrax:
Thanks to the efforts of several volunteers and continued support from the moderators and jase, we are happy to announce that RPOL prtrait submissions are resuming!

The Portrait team will be taking submissions over the first two weeks of each month. If your submission comes in after that, we'll get to it in the next month's update. We will be accepting one portrait per user each update at this time.

Things to Think About When Submitting

  • Send your image to
  • When all is said and done in the editing department, submissions are reduced to 100 pixels high by 100 pixels wide (100x100) and less than 5 kilobytes in size.  However, in the game threads, portraits in use are shrunk to 50x50 for space considerations.  To view the portrait in its full size, click on it.  (RPOL keeps no larger images.)
  • Submissions must be 100x100 pixels or greater (bigger than approximately 1 inch/3 cm square on your computer screen).  Smaller sizes usually produce poor quality, and will almost certainly be rejected.  The larger the original you submit (within reason), the better.
  • Jpg's are preferred, but .bmp, .gif, .img, .kdc, .mac, .msp, .pcd, .pct, .pcx, .psd, .psp, & .tif   formats are acceptable.
  • Please send the image file by itself, without inserting it into a .pdf (Acrobat) or other unnecessary format (Word documents, etc.).  Zipped files are acceptable provided they're in a standard format that our software can un-compress.
  • Sending the file as an attachment is preferred, but links and zips are acceptable.
  • No names on the image unless it's the artist's mark.  Copyrighted photos will not be accepted, so if you see on a photo, or the word copyright, do not, I repeat, do not send it in.  Nothing Copyrighted/Registered/Trademarked will be accepted without the artist's express permission, and we must have a copy of the permission emailed along with the submission.</ul>
  • Likewise, if it comes to our attention that the portrait is the work of an artist that has specifically asked that their works not be used on other sites (Disney, for example), it will be removed from the gallery.
  • If we are contacted by the artist or their authorized representative regarding removal of an image, the portrait will be removed immediately.
  • Images may be rejected if they are too small, too blurry to make out the details, poor quality, have words on the image, are deemed a duplicate or extremely similar to an existing portrait, or are just plain bad.  "Duplicate" is a judgment call - there is not enough room for every actor with every mood in every costume for every role they ever played, nor every model in existence.  All things equal, pictures with "character" will be given consideration over "just another face".


Quality and the 'Final Product:'

  • The final image will be cropped square - tall or wide portraits may not work well when cropped.  If your image is not square, the larger the original (within reason), the better chance the image can be used upon alteration.
  • If you submit a full-body shot, it will be cropped more tightly.  Faces tend to be preferred over full body as they hold up to 50x50 viewing resolution better.
  • If the file is less than 5k, it may not retain the quality needed once sized and cropped.
  • Images must be clear - contrast, detail, quality, color, focus, artistic ability, and overall final product all will be taken into consideration for acceptance.
  • Look through the recent submissions (later pages in any category) for examples of what quality is generally accepted.


Please contact Warrax via rmail for any questions/concerns regarding portraits and/or portrait submissions.
Gaffer
 member, 1503 posts
 Ocoee FL
 40 yrs of RPGs
Mon 30 Oct 2017
at 23:48
Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Good news! Thanks, everyone.
Visceri22
 member, 449 posts
 This is a rather amusing
 and catchy profile quote!
Tue 31 Oct 2017
at 00:08
Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
It's a Halloween miracle! :D
Rockwolf66
 member, 32 posts
Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 03:45
Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
So how long till we can see and use the new portraits?
The Stray
 member, 103 posts
 When the Cat's a Stray
 the Mice will Pray
Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 04:09
Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
With submissions resuming, will the Portrait Posse board be renamed?
Warrax
 member, 179 posts
Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 14:11
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Rockwolf66:
So how long till we can see and use the new portraits?


There are over 120 new portraits already posted from our backlog. We'll be taking in new submissions until and including the 14th of the month, then we'll focus on those and you'll see them no later than the end of the month. That's going to be our standard cycle going forward.

The Stray:
With submissions resuming, will the Portrait Posse board be renamed?


Haven't really talked about it yet, to be honest.
Mrs.Coe
 member, 59 posts
 Imaginative Writer
 Wife
Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 14:49
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Warrax,

Thank you for taking over what is bound to be a huge job. It is greatly appreciated.
Warrax
 member, 180 posts
Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 15:02
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Mrs.Coe:
Warrax,

Thank you for taking over what is bound to be a huge job. It is greatly appreciated.


Thanks, but it's not just me! Grimmond and Morgan Coldsoul need some love too! That's our team. And like I said in the announcement, we got some big help from Shannara and jase in order to make this possible.

Anyway, thanks!
Grimmond
 member, 467 posts
 Antler-care by LIV THATCH
 "RALPH" The Wonder Llama
Fri 3 Nov 2017
at 06:45
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Warrax got the major players, but there actually are ten players in the Posse, though the three of us stuck it out and did the lions share of the work. Some members were just there for moral support or to participate in the months long debate. As was said, it was a total group effort.
Mrs.Coe
 member, 60 posts
 Imaginative Writer
 Wife
Sat 4 Nov 2017
at 04:08
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
I certainly didn't mean to slight anyone. Many thanks to the whole team that are making it possible. :)
Warrax
 member, 181 posts
Wed 8 Nov 2017
at 12:40
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Mrs.Coe:
I certainly didn't mean to slight anyone. Many thanks to the whole team that are making it possible. :)


Rock on.

Hopefully, everyone is cool with bearing with us for a bit while we get ourselves underway. We got our first batch out and now have a couple dozen more to work with already. It's November 8th, so there's about a week left before we stop taking submissions this month, so we'll see what comes in then and how we handle everything! Been going well so far, and we're glad to have the tool back up and running.
Visceri22
 member, 452 posts
 This is a rather amusing
 and catchy profile quote!
Wed 8 Nov 2017
at 18:56
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Warrax & Team,

Do you have plans to include breakdowns of how many are added to what categories as Shannara used to, or did you have other thoughts in mind on how to handle things?
Warrax
 member, 182 posts
Wed 8 Nov 2017
at 21:11
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
It's not on the list yet, because we're just trying to make sure we can get the basic job done, but it's something we will be discussing down the line, yes. Information is good :D
Visceri22
 member, 454 posts
 This is a rather amusing
 and catchy profile quote!
Wed 8 Nov 2017
at 22:04
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Good to know! Looking forward to getting to submit again!
evileeyore
 member, 46 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Tue 14 Nov 2017
at 06:11
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
To whom do we report when we find some that seem to be broken?

ffw191
ffr246
fmc1065
Warrax
 member, 187 posts
Tue 14 Nov 2017
at 11:23
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Here. I will look into those. Do they preview fine in the gallery and then not work in game somehow?
IkeEsq
 member, 13 posts
Tue 14 Nov 2017
at 12:19
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
They are broken in the gallery.
Warrax
 member, 188 posts
Tue 14 Nov 2017
at 12:30
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Well, that's not ideal. I'll look into it, thanks for letting me know.
Warrax
 member, 189 posts
Tue 14 Nov 2017
at 15:19
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Have a look now, I believe the problem has been solved.
IkeEsq
 member, 14 posts
Tue 14 Nov 2017
at 15:36
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
They look good now!

Is there going to be a posting listing new portraits when they come out?  I seem to recall that happening in the past but it has been a while since I submitted a portrait.  Also, when submitting, should we put our RPoL ID in the message?  There was talk of one submission per UserID but I did not identify myself in my own submission.

Thanks again!
Warrax
 member, 190 posts
Tue 14 Nov 2017
at 15:42
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Glad they are working again!

Right at the moment, we aren't planning to put out a list of posted portraits, no. We may, down the line, but we're doing barebones atm to just roll everything out and get it back up and running.

You can put your RPOL ID in the message. We're also tracking e-mail addresses.
evileeyore
 member, 47 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Tue 14 Nov 2017
at 17:00
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Warrax:
You can put your RPOL ID in the message. We're also tracking e-mail addresses.

oh good to know.  I forgot my ID with the submission I just made.