Images of Tattoos – There is a Much Simpler Way to Find the Good Stuff

There’s no point to looking at images of tattoos is all you see is basic, generic stuff. In fact, most of the stuff you’re seeing is this awful, blurry, cookie cutter junk. It makes no sense to continue down that path, because seeing generic artwork can only lead to bad things, such as settling on something like that. If you want to see real, original images of tattoos, here’s how you’ll do it with ease.

I couldn’t even begin to tell you how much I hate cookie cutter tattoo art. Even sadder is the fact that over 80% of all people end up with generic tats. Most of them don’t do it on purpose, though. They do it because it’s all they could find, so they just “settled” on something. The worst part about this is that all of those folks end up regretting the fact that they stuck such a cookie cutter tat on themselves within a month or two. The quality of the images of tattoos you see can greatly influence the type of artwork you end up with. This is why you should really try to stay away form search engines when hunting for great artwork.

It might seem a bit drastic, but it’s really not. It’s just necessary. You will very rarely find any of the galleries that pack their pages with original, well drawn designs. They just don’t show up in their lists any more. A whole lot of generic laced websites do, though. This is why you need a new way to look for images of tattoos. You need a way that actually works for showing you all of the sensational image galleries out there. The best tool for this job will be large forums.

These huge forums are the perfect solution to this problem, because they have gigantic archives that are stuffed with topics about tattoo art. If you take a peek into some of the bigger ones, you can strip out names and links to every amazing gallery that other people have come across. People are constantly going back and forth, sharing and providing people with their recent findings of superb images of tattoos and the sites that are taking pride in posting the best available collections. It’s as simple as that.

The images of tattoos you get to see can have a very big influence on the type of artwork you choose for yourself.

Never Work on Your Original Digital Images

Keep your original images intact.

Many people will want to work on their mages using an image-editing program. This could include cropping, changing the levels, hues and saturation. You might even be doing more advanced image manipulations.

Perhaps you are saving the images either before or after image manipulations.

The golden rule is: never work on the original. Always make a copy and work on that.

Why should you do this?

Because, if the original is changed then you may very well lose some of the data within it. For example, compressing an image will mean a loss of data which will result in some loss of quality of the image.

If you compressed the original then it is lost forever. If a “copy” of the original was compressed, you always have the original file to hand.

You can open the original, work on it and then use “save as” to save it as another file with a different name (if your original was, for example cat.jpg then you could save it as “cat1.jpg”).

If you do this then you will always be able to retain the data in the original image. You never know when you might need this – for example when performing a new manipulation on the image.

Web Programming and Design: Images and Thumbnails

Let’s start with an example so you see where we’re going to with this article. Consider a listings type site; in this case, let’s think of a real estate website which lists properties. Each property has a picture. You have a page where you list all properties in a given neighborhood, about 20 properties per page. For each property, you display a smaller version of its picture (this is called a thumbnail), and a brief description of the property, so site visitors can click on the property they like to learn more about it. The problem is: this page takes really long to display in the browser.

There is a high probability that this problem is related to the images. You need to analyze how your site generates the thumbnails. In many scripts, the thumbnails are just the original pictures, but displayed in smaller width and height. If this is the case, then each picture takes too long to load. You should change this approach and generate real thumbnails of each picture. You also need to change your script to work with the images thumbnails, and not just the original big images.

There are different ways to generate the thumbnails:

1) Using a graphics program. You load the original image, and resize it to the thumbnail size. Then you save it with a different file name. For this approach to work, your script must let you upload the big image for each property, and also the thumbnail.

2) Your script can generate the thumbnails automatically when pictures are loaded, and save them on the server. You only need to upload the big picture. If your script is written in Php, for example, this can be accomplished by using Php image functions, which make use of the gd graphics library. These functions let you generate thumbnails in different image formats like gif, jpg and png.

3) Your script can generate the thumbnails on the fly and serve them directly to the browser. This will save storage space in the server, but requires a lot of server processing time. It is not recommended if you have many images, or if your site has many daily visits.

The important aspect to remember here is that you should not resize original images to show them as thumbnails, especially if you’re showing several of these images on the same page. It will not only slow the page load in the browser, but it will also use a lot of extra bandwidth you can save.