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 Author: Leftoverbricks View Messages Posted By Leftoverbricks
 Posted: Feb 22, 2021 11:39
 Subject: Changing old minifig pics?
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Leftoverbricks (1728)

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There are many old minifig pics in the catalog. Made with 2010 digital cameras
or so.

So I wonder: does it make sense to update those old - and often not so very clear
- pictures with newer ones?
I understand that the first person who submits the picture receives the credit
for the picture, so this might be a sensitive area.

Today I scanned
 
Minifig No: twn155  Name: Mayor
* 
twn155 (Inv) Mayor
Minifigs: Town
with my Instabrick. With very minor modifications the result is the attached
picture.
Personally I think this is a better picture than the one currently in the catalog.

What do you think?
 
 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: Feb 22, 2021 11:44
 Subject: Re: Changing old minifig pics?
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In Catalog, Leftoverbricks writes:
  There are many old minifig pics in the catalog. Made with 2010 digital cameras
or so.

So I wonder: does it make sense to update those old - and often not so very clear
- pictures with newer ones?
I understand that the first person who submits the picture receives the credit
for the picture, so this might be a sensitive area.

Today I scanned
 
Minifig No: twn155  Name: Mayor
* 
twn155 (Inv) Mayor
Minifigs: Town
with my Instabrick. With very minor modifications the result is the attached
picture.
Personally I think this is a better picture than the one currently in the catalog.

What do you think?

How true is the color of the tie in your photo?
 Author: randyf View Messages Posted By randyf
 Posted: Feb 22, 2021 11:52
 Subject: Re: Changing old minifig pics?
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In Catalog, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Catalog, Leftoverbricks writes:
  There are many old minifig pics in the catalog. Made with 2010 digital cameras
or so.

So I wonder: does it make sense to update those old - and often not so very clear
- pictures with newer ones?
I understand that the first person who submits the picture receives the credit
for the picture, so this might be a sensitive area.

Today I scanned
 
Minifig No: twn155  Name: Mayor
* 
twn155 (Inv) Mayor
Minifigs: Town
with my Instabrick. With very minor modifications the result is the attached
picture.
Personally I think this is a better picture than the one currently in the catalog.

What do you think?

How true is the color of the tie in your photo?

It's gold, and gold reflects a lot of light.
 Author: Cob View Messages Posted By Cob
 Posted: Feb 22, 2021 12:11
 Subject: Re: Changing old minifig pics?
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In Catalog, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Catalog, Leftoverbricks writes:
  There are many old minifig pics in the catalog. Made with 2010 digital cameras
or so.

So I wonder: does it make sense to update those old - and often not so very clear
- pictures with newer ones?
I understand that the first person who submits the picture receives the credit
for the picture, so this might be a sensitive area.

Today I scanned
 
Minifig No: twn155  Name: Mayor
* 
twn155 (Inv) Mayor
Minifigs: Town
with my Instabrick. With very minor modifications the result is the attached
picture.
Personally I think this is a better picture than the one currently in the catalog.

What do you think?

How true is the color of the tie in your photo?

Looks the same as the torso picture

 
Part No: 973pb0899c01  Name: Torso Suit Pinstripe Jacket and Gold Tie Pattern / Dark Blue Arms / Yellow Hands
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973pb0899c01 (Inv) Torso Suit Pinstripe Jacket and Gold Tie Pattern / Dark Blue Arms / Yellow Hands
Parts: Minifigure, Torso Assembly, Decor. {Dark Blue}
 Author: Leftoverbricks View Messages Posted By Leftoverbricks
 Posted: Feb 22, 2021 12:16
 Subject: Re: Changing old minifig pics?
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In Catalog, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Catalog, Leftoverbricks writes:
  There are many old minifig pics in the catalog. Made with 2010 digital cameras
or so.

So I wonder: does it make sense to update those old - and often not so very clear
- pictures with newer ones?
I understand that the first person who submits the picture receives the credit
for the picture, so this might be a sensitive area.

Today I scanned
 
Minifig No: twn155  Name: Mayor
* 
twn155 (Inv) Mayor
Minifigs: Town
with my Instabrick. With very minor modifications the result is the attached
picture.
Personally I think this is a better picture than the one currently in the catalog.

What do you think?

How true is the color of the tie in your photo?

Hi Russell, I'm pleasantly surprised by a quick reply from you!

The color of the tie in the standard BL catalog picture with 60x80 pixels is
indeed more pearl gold then the yellow in my example picture.
But my question s not about every true color in any given picture.
(Every photographer thinks his/her picture is the best...) I understand.

However it comes down to this: does the picture give a good representation of
the minifig? The original picture for this minifig is at maximum 181 x 271 pixels.
So when you click on the + sign next to the 60x80 pixel picture what you get
is 181x271. I downsized the picture in my previous post to exactly the same height
271 pixels.

When I use the max BL standard of 800x600 pixels you get this.
Now you can see the tie is actually not the same color as the yellow in the hands.