Images from the 23 May 95 Practice of the Cache Cows
I had images from Puneet Kumar's graduation
on film in my camera, so of course I had to finish the roll.
Our pitcher modelled a version of the
cap we hope to use for the team uniform.
The first baseman looked sharp.
Unfortunately, the people on the sidelines
were not all paying attention.
We accept people of all abilities on our team, even
Our manager is always willing to tutor a new
This is sometimes boring for the fielders.
Here's what I did to scan most of these images in (the source
was 4x6 prints):
- Ran Photoshop (2.5.1), on the Mac on the left hand side of the
terminal room on the third floor as you enter.
- Imported the pictures using the Silverscreen-II scanner.
After previewing, I sometimes cropped the pictures.
All but two images (the BIG ones) were scanned at 100 dpi, at
100% image size. The big ones were scanned in using 400 dpi.
I set the color gamma correction to 2.2 (high), and used the
maximum number of colors.
NOTE: I found that these images look really
good on my color monitor on my PowerPC. This is probably because
it's expensive, and is 100 dpi. They didn't look as good on my
office-mates Personal DECstation. I found that if they were
xv, entering the color editor (
and then selecting
GAM on the intensity graph and
2.2 helped a lot.
(I thought that the gamma correction done at scanning time
would fix this, but apparently not.)
The images were still
grainy; perhaps this was because those monitors may not be 100 dpi.
If anyone else has suggestions, please let me know.
(The gamma pointer is due to Philip Greenspun's photo page, which provided an excellent
- Edit the "Levels", select "Auto Levels". (I have no idea
what this means, but it helps A LOT. My Photoshop manipulations
are patterned after Greenspun's Guide to Scanning Photos, which were used
- Use the Unsharp Mask filter once with the default settings
(75%, 2.0 pixels, 0 levels).
- Save the image as a JPEG, GOOD (medium) quality.
- Use the Image Size command to shrink the picture (I
made the smallest side be 1 inch).
- Use the Unsharp Mask filter.
- Save as a JPEG. I used GOOD quality, but probably should
have used LOW quality. (These are the -s.jpg files in
this directory).) They could be used
as inlined images for Netscape, but unfortunately
Mosaic does not support them, so... (I guess I could have skipped
- Select Indexed Color, 6 bits.
- Save as a CompuServe GIF. This "thumbnail" can be
used as an inlined image for both Mosaic and Netscape.
FETCH to store the files on
your system. If you specify a directory with world
write permission in an
.anonr file on
a Mach system (whew -- what a mouthful), then you can
use anonymous FTP to store the images on local disk.
There is a pulldown
menu that will let you drop more than one image at a time.
If your browser supports inlined JPEGs, then a thumbnail of our
should show up here.
firstname.lastname@example.org, 28 May 95