When: 2008-11-08

Collection location: Paradise, Butte Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Shane Marsh (Mushane)

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thank you
By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2008-12-12 08:21:28 CST (+0800)

thanks Dan, ill give that a shot next time.


Free photo processing software
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2008-12-12 02:24:10 CST (+0800)

Hi Shane. You might want to check out IrFanView. It’s a free image processing tool that can help you reduce the file size of your images without compromising image quality.

Sorry to hear of your circumstances
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-12-12 02:01:50 CST (+0800)

Sorry to hear of your circumstances here, I hope things will get in the future here. It seems a shame to have such small photos here, it seems like something can be done. Check the camera, there are usually image quality settings, if you play with these, you might be able to get more pixels for less disk space. For many the “low” quality setting might be a better match for what you want, then reducing the size so drastically.

I mean you are taking decent photos here, and are willing to post them for others to see… we should find a way to support this perhaps.

disk space
By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2008-12-11 07:27:06 CST (+0800)

im a victim of the current economy, ive been layed off a lot lately and live in a retirement community helping my mother clean up after the passing of my father, theres no jobs here or i would purchase more space and a better computer, but until then im stuck with what i have.
my OS requires 256mb of RAM to run, and my computer says it has 255mb of RAM, it sometimes crashes for the hell of it.

i have a 4MP Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC70 camera, and use paint to reduce the image to 25%. Each image is usually 2-4mb a piece, depending on the amount of detail to the photo. Afterwards usually around 60kb-200kb which is a nice change.

well anyway, back on topic
lyophyllum decastes looks right, thanks.

Limited disk space?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-12-11 06:38:33 CST (+0800)

Dude, tossing away image info because of disk space? Disk is cheap-cheap… I myself use a removal drive for my mushroom photos, it is a small 160 gig drive that could fit in my pocket, cost me $80, and this just cause it is small and cute. I think you could get, wait let me check, yes there it is, a full size plug in 160 gig drive is $39, a 250 gig drive is $50. And those are the plug in externals, you can swap out the internal drive, and I see a bunch listed that are 500 gig for $45. That’ll be lots of photos at full res. you can save there… (And, my lord, I haven’t been checking this lately, 1 tera drives for $80-90… whooo… I need to get some new drives here…)

You can’t go back and take this photo again, any lost info here is lost. You should use and save as many pixels as possible when you take that photo, you don’t know what photo, or what part of what photo will become important.

Plus, as a 600×400 picture, reducing to 25% means the orig. was 1200×800? That was a 1 megapixel camera you have? That still doesn’t sound right…

Anyway, you can save more file space while not loosing so much information by changing the jpeg compression, go to a 75% compression, and that will probably save as much space, without loosing pixels or any noticeable info.

(Wait a sec 2meg per photo? I’m saving 6-8 megapixel images with only about 1 mb of filesize total, you have 1 megapizel images that are using 4 mb of disk space, that doesn’t sound right…)

Sorry if I do go on too much… it doesn’t matter that much I guess, but I just love to see as much detail as possible, and the small photos just get under my skin like salty lemon juice…

By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2008-12-11 03:38:20 CST (+0800)

im not sure if the cluster was all one, i think it was probably just growing very close to each other.

and i have very limited space on this computer, something like 4gb, so i make my pictures 25% of their original size, this cuts down 2mb of storage space per picture.

What did the base look like?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-12-11 03:30:16 CST (+0800)

What did the whole base here look like? Did you have the “break off” the cap you turned over there? Need to know if the base here is one connected mass perhaps.

Also I can’t quite tell that much from the image you uploaded, it seems to only be 600×400 pixels, is that right? Is the photo that small?