Working with large image sizes
Large image downloads on Glitterboo are available to site members. They can be downloaded at up to
2000x2000 pixels resolution.
Since Glitterboo uses the details in your image to create effects, it's
important to note that the preview image in your browser will not be exactly the same as the high
resolution versions. For example, here's a portion of an image with sparkle effects at the preview
Now the same area at a higher resolution:
for the full version)
The effects may have different brightness, density and orientation due to the extra detail in the higher
res image, however they should generally
be in the same areas of the photo and of course they
are more detailed due to the higher resolution.
One other difference that sometimes occurs with higher res. images is a change in the "granularity" of a
photo at a higher resolution. This simply means that you can often see more grain or "noise" in a larger
sized photo. This can lead to more effects being placed in grainy areas of the image. This may or may
not be what you want, depending on the photo.
If you find that an area of the image has unwanted effects due to grain or noise, you can either try reducing the effect intensity with the slider, de-selecting
the area in question, or applying a smooth or soften filter to the image (or part of the image) before
Large size animations
Members can access large animation downloads up to 800 pixels on the longest side (e.g. a source image of resolution
1024x768 will give a 800x600 max animation size).
See the animation gallery for examples at various sizes.
Note that .GIF animations can have large file sizes, and have a maximum of 256 colors. (This
is a restriction of the .GIF file format and may cause some color "banding" effects in larger and more
colorful images - however we do our best to use a high quality color palette selection algorithm to
squeeze the most out of the available number of colors.)
Animated .GIF files are not supported on Facebook, but can be used on a large number of other websites
however, including Myspace and Friendster, and of course you can put them on your own web page or