Images from the 23 May 95 Practice of the Cache Cows

I had images from Puneet Kumar's graduation [BIG(659K)] 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 faculty. Our manager is always willing to tutor a new player [BIG(273KB)]. This is sometimes boring for the fielders.

Colophon

Here's what I did to scan most of these images in (the source was 4x6 prints):
  1. Ran Photoshop (2.5.1), on the Mac on the left hand side of the terminal room on the third floor as you enter.
  2. 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 viewed using xv, entering the color editor (e), and then selecting GAM on the intensity graph and entering 1.8 or 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 local reference.)

  3. 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 with PhotoCD's.)
  4. Use the Unsharp Mask filter once with the default settings (75%, 2.0 pixels, 0 levels).
  5. Save the image as a JPEG, GOOD (medium) quality.
  6. Use the Image Size command to shrink the picture (I made the smallest side be 1 inch).
  7. Use the Unsharp Mask filter.
  8. 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 these steps!)
  9. Select Indexed Color, 6 bits.
  10. Save as a CompuServe GIF. This "thumbnail" can be used as an inlined image for both Mosaic and Netscape.
  11. Use 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.

A Test

If your browser supports inlined JPEGs, then a thumbnail of our pitcher should show up here.
mattz@cs.cmu.edu, 28 May 95