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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby vvn » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:18 pm UTC

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ChronosDragon wrote:Edit: Hey, is it just me or is 1193 no longer using the XKCD font?

Not sure what you are seeing, but since it was a dynamic comic that put the text in on top of the images there was some trouble. I seem to remember IE people having trouble. The error sounded vaguely like licensing issues.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:21 pm UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:Edit: Hey, is it just me or is https://xkcd.com/1193/ no longer using the XKCD font?

http://xkcd.com/1193/ is. So it's probably a non-secure content on a secure site issue.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby aeglaeca » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:23 pm UTC

Actaeus wrote:DOOOOOOOONNG

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(Still #040404)

So if I understand the pattern (and if there is a pattern), it was 010101, then 020202, then 040404. At this rate we should get light pretty quickly, i.e.
080808
101010
202020
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808080
though there could be steps in between (for example: 101010, 111111, 121212, 141414, 181818, 202020), meaning 20 steps total until midpoint grey.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Goggalor » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:27 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:33 pm UTC

Time for a sea1 update.
Since Megan left us, 25 newpix ago already :( :
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Some sea level rise - this sea wall is definitely not stopping anything - and a bit of erosion.
(Note the slightly darker grey than usual? That's because of the brightening, it's actually very slightly red: #cac9c9.)

To summarize the brightening: 5 frames of #010101, 6 frames of #020202, 2 frames (and counting) of #040404.
If this progression continues (7 frames of #040404, 8 frames of #080808, etc.), we have 55 frames left until we're all white.

1: big.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:36 pm UTC

mscha wrote:Time for a sea1 update.
Since Megan left us, 25 newpix ago already :( :
Time_sea_level_rise_20130426_2300.png

Some sea level rise - this sea wall is definitely not stopping anything - and a bit of erosion.
(Note the slightly darker grey than usual? That's because of the brightening, it's actually very slightly red: #cac9c9.)

To summarize the brightening: 5 frames of #010101, 6 frames of #020202, 2 frames (and counting) of #040404.
If this progression continues (7 frames of #040404, 8 frames of #080808, etc.), we have 55 frames left until we're all white.

1: big.

actually the last 2 frames were only #030303. Don't know where people got 040404 but it was probably from the browser rendering problems. Need to only look at it in a image editing program!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Caswallon » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:37 pm UTC

Latent22 wrote:
mscha wrote:Time for a sea1 update.
Since Megan left us, 25 newpix ago already :( :
Time_sea_level_rise_20130426_2300.png

Some sea level rise - this sea wall is definitely not stopping anything - and a bit of erosion.
(Note the slightly darker grey than usual? That's because of the brightening, it's actually very slightly red: #cac9c9.)

To summarize the brightening: 5 frames of #010101, 6 frames of #020202, 2 frames (and counting) of #040404.
If this progression continues (7 frames of #040404, 8 frames of #080808, etc.), we have 55 frames left until we're all white.

1: big.

actually the last 2 frames were only #030303. Don't know where people got 040404 but it was probably from the browser rendering problems. Need to only look at it in a image editing program!

Actually, that is exactly what I did, the last 2 frames have been #040404, in multiple editors using the files saved directly from xkcd.

I do agree that #030303 would make more sense given a proper progression. But I do not seem to be able to reproduce that value in anyway.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby descor » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:38 pm UTC

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Most fades are done linearly, as that is the default on most editing software. I don't think the current data precludes this. For example, a linear fade of 4.5 frames per color value would sometimes show up as 4 and sometimes 5. It can usually be changed, but that probably means a hand made curve of some sort.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:39 pm UTC

Caswallon wrote:
Latent22 wrote:
mscha wrote:Time for a sea1 update.
Since Megan left us, 25 newpix ago already :( :
Time_sea_level_rise_20130426_2300.png

Some sea level rise - this sea wall is definitely not stopping anything - and a bit of erosion.
(Note the slightly darker grey than usual? That's because of the brightening, it's actually very slightly red: #cac9c9.)

To summarize the brightening: 5 frames of #010101, 6 frames of #020202, 2 frames (and counting) of #040404.
If this progression continues (7 frames of #040404, 8 frames of #080808, etc.), we have 55 frames left until we're all white.

1: big.

actually the last 2 frames were only #030303. Don't know where people got 040404 but it was probably from the browser rendering problems. Need to only look at it in a image editing program!

Actually, that is exactly what I did, the last 2 frames have been #040404, in multiple editors using the files saved directly from xkcd.

And I'm using a Perl script using Image::Magick. Also, definitely #040404. (At least the pixel I'm looking at, 5x5 pixels from the bottom left corner.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Smithers » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:44 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:47 pm UTC

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i'm assuming I became the recipient of this great gift for not only understanding the Buffyest Hat Rules, but by avenging your most holiness creations of Time's time buffiness? *gushes* xD

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby vvn » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:48 pm UTC

mscha wrote:And I'm using a Perl script using Image::Magick. Also, definitely #040404. (At least the pixel I'm looking at, 5x5 pixels from the bottom left corner.)

So much for linear... Some people use log space for colors. Or gamma correction functions. Just to add to the pile of choices for those that might do some curve fitting.

Edit: Today's comic is log scale.....
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:48 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
Caswallon wrote:
Latent22 wrote:
mscha wrote:Time for a sea1 update.
Since Megan left us, 25 newpix ago already :( :
The attachment Time_sea_level_rise_20130426_2300.png is no longer available

Some sea level rise - this sea wall is definitely not stopping anything - and a bit of erosion.
(Note the slightly darker grey than usual? That's because of the brightening, it's actually very slightly red: #cac9c9.)

To summarize the brightening: 5 frames of #010101, 6 frames of #020202, 2 frames (and counting) of #040404.
If this progression continues (7 frames of #040404, 8 frames of #080808, etc.), we have 55 frames left until we're all white.

1: big.

actually the last 2 frames were only #030303. Don't know where people got 040404 but it was probably from the browser rendering problems. Need to only look at it in a image editing program!

Actually, that is exactly what I did, the last 2 frames have been #040404, in multiple editors using the files saved directly from xkcd.

And I'm using a Perl script using Image::Magick. Also, definitely #040404. (At least the pixel I'm looking at, 5x5 pixels from the bottom left corner.)

Yeah looks like you are right! Photoshop CS6 is crap! Gimp and mspaint show it at 040404 but photoshop shows 030303!

Edit: looks like by default photoshop colour picker is converting the colour to 98% which rounds out to 030303 not 040404. probably another way to do it in photoshop but I haven't spent enough time learning CS6 yet
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:50 pm UTC

Latent22 wrote:Photoshop CS6 is crap!

That's a given. It was built by Adobe.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Red Hal » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:55 pm UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:
Red Hal wrote:"Beware the white tide" sounds an awful lot like "Winter is coming".


...HAL? Is it you? Or is this another 9000 series computer?

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I like the little white corner on the black frame.

I've been wondering about those since the beginning. It doesn't look like it's trying to represent the old-fashioned photo mounting corners. Maybe it's for registration or something?


They're on most xkcd comics. The most recent, for instance:

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Just to make it look a little more drawn/rounded, I guess. Granted, they're quite a bit more obvious on Time than most others.

Edit: Hey, is it just me or is 1193 no longer using the XKCD font?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Caswallon » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:55 pm UTC

mscha wrote:
Latent22 wrote:Photoshop CS6 is crap!

That's a given. It was built by Adobe.

Curious, what tool does Randall use?

If he used Photoshop, maybe it was intended to only be #030303. And because of the .png colorspace and palette compression, it appears as #040404 when rendered outside of Photoshop?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:58 pm UTC

Red Hal wrote:Thank you for noticing. I'm completely operational, and all my circuits are functioning perfectly. 

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Magdiragdag » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:59 pm UTC

Magdiragdag wrote:
Kieryn wrote:Chrome: #151515
Firefox: #000000
IE10: #010101


Chrome: #1c1c1c
Firefox: #060606
IE10: #020202


Current:
Chrome: #272727
Firefox: #0a0a0a
IE10: #040404

mscha wrote:To summarize the brightening: 5 frames of #010101, 6 frames of #020202, 2 frames (and counting) of #040404.
If this progression continues (7 frames of #040404, 8 frames of #080808, etc.), we have 55 frames left until we're all white.


In Chrome this would occur much earlier, but I'm too tired too figure it out now...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:00 am UTC

FLONG
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Bottom right portion of the tower eroded!!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Caswallon » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:03 am UTC

Valarya wrote:FLONG
Image

Bottom right portion of the tower eroded!!

And apparently #050505 now....
Someone want to plot this since the last Megan frame? Going to be AFK for a bit.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Magdiragdag » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:06 am UTC

Magdiragdag wrote:Current:
Chrome: #272727
Firefox: #0a0a0a
IE10: #040404


And again lighter:
Chrome: #2b2b2b
Firefox: #0b0b0b
IE10: #050505

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:08 am UTC

"sea" level rise is accelerating a lot in the last 10 frames!!! someone needs to do another level graph!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:11 am UTC

Smithers wrote:The fade-out therefore, I predict will become a transition into looking at wherever the characters have gone to next.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:12 am UTC

Valarya wrote:Bottom right portion of the tower eroded!!


Indeed it has.
Change since last frame:
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Change since Megan left, 26 newpix ago:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cmyk » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:16 am UTC

From a few newpix ago...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:25 am UTC

Here is a quick graph of the colour change so far
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Edit: added future prediction which based on a 3rd degree polynomial trend line we get full white at 978
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby buffygirl » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:42 am UTC

Valarya wrote:
buffygirl wrote:For Valarya


i'm assuming I became the recipient of this great gift for not only understanding the Buffyest Hat Rules, but by avenging your most holiness creations of Time's time buffiness? *gushes* xD

Here's hoping I can still be Apex Bishop of the EUTws whilst wearing a BuffyHat™!

Ok, the angle of the hat's been bugging me. I like this better.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby VeloCityGirl » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:43 am UTC

Latent22 wrote:Edit: added future prediction which based on a 3rd degree polynomial trend line we get full white at 978


What will the sea level be by 978?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby aeglaeca » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:44 am UTC

Latent22 wrote:Edit: added future prediction which based on a 3rd degree polynomial trend line we get full white at 978
colour change2.png

At it's current rate of rise, how high will the sea* be then?

* : which is big.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby buffygirl » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:45 am UTC

Magdiragdag wrote:Chrome: #272727
Firefox: #0a0a0a
IE10: #040404

I'm pretty sure that's not a haiku.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:45 am UTC

buffygirl wrote:
Magdiragdag wrote:Chrome: #272727
Firefox: #0a0a0a
IE10: #040404

I'm pretty sure that's not a haiku.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:47 am UTC

buffygirl wrote:
Magdiragdag wrote:Chrome: #272727
Firefox: #0a0a0a
IE10: #040404

I'm pretty sure that's not a haiku.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:49 am UTC

VeloCityGirl wrote:
Latent22 wrote:Edit: added future prediction which based on a 3rd degree polynomial trend line we get full white at 978


What will the sea level be by 978?

I calculate 8 pixels higher based on recent trends
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby patzer » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:50 am UTC

I wouldn't be surprised if this sandcastle was all a dream, with it gradually fading away before the person having the dream wakes up. Why else would it be fading away?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby aeglaeca » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:51 am UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:
buffygirl wrote:
Magdiragdag wrote:Chrome: #272727
Firefox: #0a0a0a
IE10: #040404

I'm pretty sure that's not a haiku.


All depends how you pronounce hex color codes.

Chrome: dark shade of grey
Firefox: very nearly black
IE10: more so

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Angelastic » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:52 am UTC

What are people using to measure the pixel values in their browsers? My first instinct if I wanted to do that would be to open the file in an image-editing program; I don't think I even have any tools handy to directly measure the colour on the screen. But it seems like several people have posted the values it's displayed as in their browsers without even thinking about using an image-editing program, so I'm wondering if there's some simple built-in 'tell me what colour this pixel on the screen is' thingy that I'm not aware of.

By the way, I uploaded a new version of Haiku Detector, same place as before. It does the processing in a background needle-pulled thing now (as it should have from the beginning, really, but hey, it was just a Sunday afternoon thing), and tells you how many sentences it's read, how many haiku it's found, etc, as well as showing the haiku while searching for more of them. Also you can save or copy all the haikus using the usual menus. Save may not work after you've gone through a couple of novels looking for haiku, because the framework seems to leave a whole lot of files open (I'm fairly sure I've done what I'm supposed to to get it to clean up, but maybe it's caching more than is optimal for my unusual usage) and then it can't open another one.

Here are the new haiku since last time. I really like the first one as a description of Time; was that one of the intentional ones?

Spoiler:
For a while nothing
happened, the computer just
hummed under the desk.

I would never have
thought of the hashes being
executable.

My native language
is Dutch and the Dutch word for
beret is baret !

Since most of you are
of the English tongue, I have
edited the sig.

It's nice to know there
is another fan of 'the
genre' on the thread!

I am currently
at work and can't test it, but
it looks worth a try.

Umm, except for the
part where it doesn't refer
to raptors at all.

Edit: Ninja´d -
Dammit, and here I thought I
could make it this time

Please don't change my past
unless you really, really
have to (see above) .

Having tried to make
an epub, I can tell you
they are not the same.

Can anyone tell
me the equiv of ctrl-
home and ctrl-end?

Had hoped for a more
exciting 100th post
but--100 posts!

Somehow I managed
to lose the train of the thread
in the last newpage.

Make sure you offer
her some cake etc
and make her welcome.

He seems intent on
these other rivers, and their
affect on the sea.

EDIT3: forgot
about bumping from newbie's
posts getting approved.

Which hat it is, I'm
sure it does not matter, just
that she have a hat.

(I know you can't do
that with real people, but this
is a stick figure.)

And even if you
did not - BuffyGirl is not
making pope hats 1 .

Glad to know that was
you Posters like yourself make
my Quest feel less bleak.

Maybe "Wait for it"
was also a command to
Cueball and Megan?

Sounds like famous last
words before they completely
destroy the castle.

EDIT: Also, it
is awesome to finally
be caught up again.

She's saying "I'll be
damned if the sea is gonna
fuck with my Precious".

If it had gone in
about 200 Newpix,
i would have felt bad.

Part of me is a
little uneasy about
Cueball's last comment.

How are we supposed
to just sit here and watch it
crumble to pieces?

How can these two be
so massively ignorant
of how the sea works?

Is this simply a
weird play on the "Time and tide
wait for no man" phrase?

I'd like to see you
try! , I still can't work out how
you encrypted it.

I'm a couple of
hours early, but it's way
past coma time here.

Well, that's what I get
for being a slacker and
not reading enough.

Does this mean they are
going to go off to find
out what is out there?...

Or will the "camera"
follow them around on their
search for whats out there?

I concur with that
prediction, and coma, I
also coma now.

For the first time, I
am actually afraid
that they won't come back.

Unless Time ends soon
they probably will, but I'm
a little afraid.

I wonder in what
kind of biosphere Megan
got herself into.

Real problems could have
been solved w\ith that
much time and effort.

Maybe trying to
start a flame war, or live up
to his avatar.

Only real friends tell
you that you look like shit and
need to brush your teeth.

And I don't know what
I did to get moved up in
the cueue (sic), but thanks.

I thought someone should
give you something, so I wrote
a haiku for you:

I'm confused, why do
they need bags to find out why
the sea is rising?

I thought the boxes
were for strings or nails to keep
the boards together?

Edit: must have missed
copy image location...
weird, will do better

Well, at least maybe
I'll run into Blitzgirl as
she races past me...

Which, naturally,
leads to the melding of names
to create "Sweet Bug".

I'm sorry... can I
ask what is this "OTC" people
is talking ago?

Ha, I only just
noticed that I appear in
two of the haikus.

Since this is still a
proposal, I didn't make
any changes (yet).

So - please - instead of
throwing egdy things at one
another, explain.

We can make a New
Testament of all those great
made-up images.

Maybe we should shine
lasers on it and use it
to light up the sky.

I was also roused
into action by the post
2^14 milestone.

I think it might be
over, but as sad as it
is, it's still lovely.

The chance of loading
an actual frame within
one year is cca.

This tells us the date
modified of the file stored
on the web servers.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ttscp » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:01 am UTC

I have lurked here since the beginning of Time (or at least between the first and second newpix), the only reason to post now, is to say thanks.

If this is the end, I'll be satisfied. The fadeout ending after Megan says, "bye", tells me it's done, let's me down gently, and reminds me that I've had a month of obsession with the OTC, with ups and downs, plot twists and conundrums, and binge web comic viewing in the same satisfying way I get trapped in a good book or a season of a TV series.

Kudos to Randall. With this and Click and Drag, he's extended web comics in a way that I wouldn't have believed possible.

And thanks to you all. I've surfed my way through most of the discussion, not each and every post, but enjoyed every last newpage, growth of the MTC (OneMany True Churches), the Knights Temporal, the Papacy (or Pomecy, or whatever), the hats and haiku, the statistical obsession with the sea (whatever the liquid is), and sending messages (and cake) back in time.

This is the longest discussion I have ever seen that hasn't degenerated into flame; and I go back to BIX (Byte Information Exchange).

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Latent22 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:02 am UTC

Angelastic wrote:What are people using to measure the pixel values in their browsers? My first instinct if I wanted to do that would be to open the file in an image-editing program; I don't think I even have any tools handy to directly measure the colour on the screen. But it seems like several people have posted the values it's displayed as in their browsers without even thinking about using an image-editing program, so I'm wondering if there's some simple built-in 'tell me what colour this pixel on the screen is' thingy that I'm not aware of.


You can probably do this with extra software. It is also possible to do it without extra software by using the print screen function and then pasting the output into a basic image editor that has a colour picker like mspaint etc. to do this push PrintScreen keyboard button on windows/linux or Command+Control+Shift+3 on a mac and then load up image editor and go Paste. Then use the eye dropper/colour picker tool to set the current draw colour to a pixel of the image you want to look at. Then you can go to the change colour option and it should show you the numbers for the currently selected colour.

Edit: also my guess as to why Browsers are showing different colours is because the browsers have chosen different gamma settings to render images. Chrome has a higher gamma setting which means you can see into the shadows of very dark greys easier. It's really just an aesthetic choice made by each browser and probably has a hidden config setting to change it in firefox and chrome.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:10 am UTC

AGELONGGGGGGGG...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Angelastic » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:11 am UTC

Latent22 wrote:
Angelastic wrote:What are people using to measure the pixel values in their browsers? My first instinct if I wanted to do that would be to open the file in an image-editing program; I don't think I even have any tools handy to directly measure the colour on the screen. But it seems like several people have posted the values it's displayed as in their browsers without even thinking about using an image-editing program, so I'm wondering if there's some simple built-in 'tell me what colour this pixel on the screen is' thingy that I'm not aware of.


You can probably do this with extra software. It is also possible to do it without extra software by using the print screen function and then pasting the output into a basic image editor that has a colour picker like mspaint etc. to do this push PrintScreen keyboard button on windows/linux or Command+Control+Shift+3 on a mac and then load up image editor and go Paste. Then use the eye dropper/colour picker tool to set the current draw colour to a pixel of the image you want to look at. Then you can go to the change colour option and it should show you the numbers for the currently selected colour.

Sure, but that involves an image editor; if they're going to open an image editor, why would people take a screenshot when they could just open the image in the editor directly? I assume they're doing it some other way. I'm sure there's software out there to do this, but I'm just intrigued that there seems to be something out there that is simple enough to be the first thing people think of, and common enough that two or three people on this thread have thought of it.

Edit: I just realised that my 'if I wanted to do that' sounds like I mean 'if I wanted to measure the pixel value in my browser'. What I meant was, 'if I wanted to measure the pixel value in some image shown in my browser (and I had no reason to think the browser would display it at a different value)'.
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