Creating small CIRCLE images

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Creating small CIRCLE images

Postby burntb4 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:17 am

I want to create a series of small round jpeg's- such as the sample here to be put in a file so that eventually I can drag as many as I wish onto an image already in my show.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e181/ ... ounded.jpg

I can do it in MS Digital Image Suite but only by completing the "slide" with the pics embedded , thus creating a single image with multiple pics .I want to just create the individual small rounded pics and insert them into the show as I see fit.
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Re: Creating small CIRCLE images

Postby BarbaraC » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:23 am

You can't make a circular JPEG because it can have no transparency and thus is always rectangular. What you need are PNG images where a circular image can be surrounded by transparency.

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Re: Creating small CIRCLE images

Postby burntb4 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:14 am

Thanks Barbara. Can that be done in PSG. I thought there would be a way of just cropping them to a circle instead of plain old square etc.

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Re: Creating small CIRCLE images

Postby BarbaraC » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:27 am

No, you need to do it in an image editor. Gold can use a PNG, but it can't create one.

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Re: Creating small CIRCLE images

Postby Ron » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:32 am

Hi
What about a square crop w/ a ellipse vignette?
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Re: Creating small CIRCLE images

Postby BarbaraC » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:43 am

Ron, I think what's wanted is a collection of such files to pop into slides. (Does Gold have vignettes?)

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Re: Creating small CIRCLE images

Postby Ron » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:51 am

Hi
2 things & I'm Probably wrong for assuming both - no image editor & i just figured it has vignettes - was trying to give her a-work-around.
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Re: Creating small CIRCLE images

Postby BarbaraC » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:55 am

Digital Image Suite may be able to accomplish it.

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Re: Creating small CIRCLE images

Postby burntb4 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:03 pm

[quote="BarbaraC"]Digital Image Suite may be able to accomplish it.

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I can create them there Barbara but can't figure out how to save them.

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Re: Creating small CIRCLE images

Postby briancbb » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:11 pm

Ok, you are most of the way there if you can create the effect in Digital Image Suite.

Not having Digital Image Suite, I guess you have selected a circle and then deleted everything outside it. The trick now is to save this as a .png file, not .jpg. A .png file will save the transparency of the deleted portion, a .jpg file will show it white.

(At least this is how it is done in Photoshop :lol: )
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Re: Creating small CIRCLE images

Postby burntb4 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:28 pm

Thanks Brian. There is a tool with MS Dig Suite that I can use to form the circle. BUT it won't crop after I go thru that motion. When I click edit-cut -the area I selected(circle) turns white.I think I'm missing a step. I'll keep mssing with it. Cheers

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Re: Creating small CIRCLE images

Postby BarbaraC » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:56 pm

I've no familiarity with your software, but I'm wondering if you should be selecting everything BUT the circle so you can delete everything around the circle.

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Re: Creating small CIRCLE images

Postby briancbb » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:35 pm

As Barbara states, can you invert the selection and then delete and everything outside the circle turn white. Then try saving this as a .png file and hopefully then outside will be transparent.
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Re: Creating small CIRCLE images

Postby burntb4 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:08 am

Thanks to all of you for your suggestions. I did get it figured out through MS Digital Suite with help from a cousin of mine. Relatively simple once I got to know the right moves.

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