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#1476 Franko ATARI OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:42 AM

Kremlin. 73 colors.

WOW!  That really converts well... the colors are vibrant and the image still holds up sharply.  I'm impressed.  Well done.



#1477 Gunstar OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:55 AM

First time to the Rasta thread? just scroll back and check it all out, I've done far more impressive stuff than this...and so have others. But I appreciate it, thanks!


Edited by Gunstar, Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:56 AM.


#1478 Philsan OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:53 PM

Rey, 48 colors

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#1479 Gunstar OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:34 PM

Alien Moons. 77 colors.

Edge Of Forever. 53 colors.

Frozen Moon. 60 colors

Opal970. 51 colors.

Palace Bath. 59 colors.

 

 

 

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#1480 Gunstar OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:03 AM

Elven Role-Playing Gamers. 61 colors.

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#1481 ClausB ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:03 AM

What game do elves play? Basements and Birds?

#1482 Gunstar OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:58 AM

What game do elves play? Basements and Birds?

I know, right? I was trying to come up with a clever name similar to D&D. Maybe they just play Gamma World?



#1483 Franko ATARI OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 1, 2018 8:57 PM

What game do elves play? Basements and Birds?

 

Cloaks & Oaks?  Spears & Ears?  Baubles & Bows?   I have a million of 'em...all equally horrible.



#1484 a8isa1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 1, 2018 9:12 PM

Don't forget Lawns and Litter boxes, the old 'ell N 'ell.  Maybe it's better as a game.



#1485 Gunstar OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 2, 2018 7:12 PM

24 Heures du Mans. 56 colors.

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#1486 a8isa1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 2, 2018 7:22 PM

24 Heures du Mans. 56 colors.

This is my favorite to date!



#1487 Gunstar OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 2, 2018 7:31 PM

It's one I attempted about a year ago, but never was satisfied with the results. I'm glad it's a favorite of yours, it's my favorite to date too, I think. I've been retrying some images that didn't make my cut then, able to improve them now with my experience of a year or two with Rasta converter.


Edited by Gunstar, Fri Feb 2, 2018 7:34 PM.


#1488 Gunstar OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 3, 2018 12:07 PM

Dragon Slayer. 39 colors.

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#1489 Gunstar OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 4, 2018 1:02 PM

The Valiant Knight. 68 colors.

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#1490 RAM OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 4, 2018 5:05 PM

24 Heures du Mans. 56 colors.

I think this is the best image I've seen on here, looks too perfect to be true! Even the motion blur of the trees is wonderfully captured!



#1491 Gunstar OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 5, 2018 11:52 AM

Thanks, it only took a few dozen attempts over more than a year to finally get it right. learning more about Rasta and how it sees the images it converts and going back and trying again. As is human with learning, more is learned from the mistakes than the successes. But it takes constant study of the failures to see what went wrong and right. It's research.

 

I don't think there is an image I've done that I have ever been completely happy with and just say "wow, I know I can't get it any better than that." There just comes a point where I finally find it acceptable enough to share, or not, and I give up and share it, or I give up on it permanently, or, sometimes, I set it aside for another college try down the road. The magic for the viewer, with my conversions, is in not seeing just how poorly they still compare, to me, to the source.

 

But that's the artist's way. No artist (that I've ever known) is ever completely satisfied with their work, whether original or copy, and can see a million things still wrong with it that the general public doesn't. My work, once I've been away from the original image for a while, tends to look better to me too.

 

The illusion is shattered when compared to the real thing again. But that's a good thing as it keeps me striving to get better and not let my standards drop. I've done 4 or 5 times the amount of different image conversions than what I post. An an average of a dozen attempts on each image. There are a few, like 24 heures du Mans, that I just can't give up on and do many more attempts over time.

 

My PC is almost constantly running a Rasta conversion, 24/7, whether I am home or not, doing other things or not, and I check back in on them now and again and decide to continue or stop and discard and start over again after changing settings. I've got one running right now, while I am on-line writing this.


Edited by Gunstar, Mon Feb 5, 2018 12:19 PM.

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#1492 Gunstar OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 6, 2018 2:20 PM

Leopard & cubs. 62 colors.

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Edited by Gunstar, Tue Feb 6, 2018 3:01 PM.


#1493 Geister ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 6, 2018 8:16 PM

This is amazing!  I always wanted to be able to put this many colors on screen with an Atari.  I knew it was possible, but only theoretically at the time. 

The programming was beyond me then, the artistry is still beyond me now!  



#1494 Stephen OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 6, 2018 8:44 PM

Leopard & cubs. 62 colors.

Looks stunning on a CRT.



#1495 Gunstar OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 6, 2018 10:03 PM

It looks stunning on my LCD too, with a real Atari, much better than the .png.

 

By the way, 62 is a typo I missed until too late, that image is really 26 colors.


Edited by Gunstar, Tue Feb 6, 2018 10:08 PM.


#1496 Sheddy OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 7, 2018 2:34 AM

The source pic and adjustments are the perfect balance between not too much fine detail and not too many colours bunched up. Excellent!

#1497 Gunstar OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 7, 2018 9:00 AM

The source pic and adjustments are the perfect balance between not too much fine detail and not too many colours bunched up. Excellent!

If you say so, I just take pictures I like, and let Rasta chew them up and spit them out. ;)


Edited by Gunstar, Wed Feb 7, 2018 9:01 AM.


#1498 Sheddy OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 7, 2018 1:25 PM

😄👍

#1499 Gunstar OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 7, 2018 3:22 PM

Well, you've got 60 pages worth of art to check out with amazing color. These are just art/photos/images from sources on the net, from me, and wherever others got theirs, but it's not original art made for the Atari, but images that are then converted to Atari.

 

The only artistry really involved here is learning to use Rastaconverter the best you can, which is in fact a practiced art, and not a bunch of tech-babble about understanding the inner workings of Rasta to get the best out of it. While others do that, I keep spitting out images they wish they could.

 

Practice makes perfect, that's all there is to it. I've gotten this far with no help ever from masking, except the one image of Bowman from 2001 (and with my current experience, I could redo that one much better without masking too), because someone provided me with the mask. No pre-work at all except for cropping images to 4:3 ratio and resizing to 320x240. All that is needed is in Rasta itself to create great images, nothing more is needed, if you get to know Rasta.

This is amazing!  I always wanted to be able to put this many colors on screen with an Atari.  I knew it was possible, but only theoretically at the time. 

The programming was beyond me then, the artistry is still beyond me now!  


Edited by Gunstar, Wed Feb 7, 2018 3:45 PM.


#1500 Gunstar OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:28 AM

Klingons! 70 colors.

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