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The KBoards Photo Gallery / Re: Help with creating screen saver?
« on: January 26, 2011, 03:57:42 am »
Try this...

There are many like it but this one's mine LOL.
Bold Celtic with wool felt delete ~

Boy, that sure looks a LOT thicker than either of the Oberon's I've had... It also seems like it lays flatter than my recent K3 case did.

P.S. Nice screensaver, looks great with that cover!

Well, I wouldn't be making requests... but I'm sure many people will find that tool useful! =)

Kindle Accessories / Re: Ordered a leather sleeve
« on: January 25, 2011, 09:53:44 am »
Mutz - that skin is the perfect match for the SBL sleeve!

My stuff comes today... woot!

The Book Bazaar / Re: THE ARK and ROGUE WAVE now available on Kindle
« on: January 25, 2011, 09:42:44 am »
That cover is SPECTACULAR Boyd!!! I don't say that very often either! =)

Not Quite Kindle / Re: What gave your day a "bump" today?
« on: January 25, 2011, 08:56:27 am »
That's awesome Ed. It's refreshing to see your positive attitude in such a potentially negative situation!

Scarlet, maybe some authors feel that they need to try it as research?  For authenticity in their descriptions and all that. ;D

If they're researching a HORROR novel, maybe. 

Nice job on the guide...

I've posted my Photoshop method before, here it is...

If anyone's interested in my photoshop methods for creating Kindle screensavers, they are as follows:

Step 1. Image>Adjust>Desaturate (CTRL+SHIFT+U on a PC)

Step 2. Edit>Fade Desaturate (CTRL+SHIFT+F) then change the mode to Color and click OK.

Step 3. Use the crop tool and specify a size (600 px width x 800 px height for Kindle 1/2/3 or 824 px width x 1200 px height for DX)

Step 4. File>Save for Web & Devices (CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+S) and use the following settings:
               Change the file format drop down to PNG-8
               Change the reduction algorithm to Adaptive (Some images work better with Perceptual)
               Change the colors to 16
               Change the dither algorithm to Diffusion (Images with gradients work better with Pattern)
               Change dither to 100%
               After you make all these changes, click on the button at the top right hand corner
               and choose SAVE SETTINGS and name it Kindle. Then you won't have to remember
               all of these changes for the next time.

It's really not the end of the world, because as you said, I'm definitely NOT the original artist on any of the images. I have spent a huge amount of time looking for good images to convert and then carefully cropped those images and converted them individually to try and come up with the best looking screen savers for our devices.

Honestly, I don't really care if you use the images from my Photobucket. I was just a bit surprised to see your post and upon visiting your site see the majority of images be from my Photobucket account. Granted, I only looked at a page or two, so it may have just been happenstance that I saw so many of "mine". If you had just PM'd me and asked first, I wouldn't have cared at all.

It's actually a great idea to compile the best screen savers all on one site. Feel free to repost the images you removed if you still want to use them.

P.S. The second post in response to you was not from me...

Considering my site has been up for well over a year and has more than 3,000 images "all in one place", I'm not sure it was necessary for you to take 100's of mine to put them "all in one place" where you can get ad revenue from the images I spent hours and hours cropping and converting.

Writers' Cafe / Re: David Dalglish made me do it
« on: January 23, 2011, 07:04:31 pm »
I haven't been around KB much for the past month or so, and I missed this whole thread. Congrats Amanda!

I actually found this thread by searching for your posts to see if your current success was a topic of discussion. I was just browsing Amazon and three of your books are on their front page of recommendations. You have two books in the Top 10 Paid Kindle Books OVERALL, and a third is #11. Truly amazing...

The KBoards Photo Gallery / Re: Any requests?
« on: January 23, 2011, 04:50:16 pm »
Could someone make a matching screensaver for my DecalGirl skin(k3)? 

Here's a link:

This probably won't be perfect, especially in the top left corner, but it's the best I could do. Sorry!

The KBoards Photo Gallery / Re: Any requests?
« on: January 22, 2011, 10:47:43 pm »
I'm at work right now, but I can try to make that for you in the next day or two...

Not Quite Kindle / Re: What gave your day a "bump" today?
« on: January 22, 2011, 04:44:46 pm »
My mom is finally home from the hospital.. It's been 5 very long months.


Not Quite Kindle / Re: Just got a Motorola Droid
« on: January 22, 2011, 04:40:32 pm »
I think I was wrong about the syncing though... while the Kindle app on my Nook said it had synced when I finished reading at work, when I opened the app on my iPod Touch, it went through it's sync procedure, but the page didn't move. So unless I'm missing something, no sync. =(

The KBoards Photo Gallery / Re: Any requests?
« on: January 22, 2011, 04:36:57 pm »
Sure, I'll PM you my e-mail address.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Just got a Motorola Droid
« on: January 22, 2011, 08:28:21 am »
You can copy non-Amazon mobi files into the Kindle folder on your Android phone and read them just fine (syncing even works). The only thing different between the iOS and Android Kindle apps that I'm aware of is the dictionary.

I took both of mine out and kneaded the cover every which way to try to break in the leather a bit, then I put both of them into the front cover, hoping to give a little extra protection over the screen.

The KBoards Photo Gallery / Re: Any requests?
« on: January 21, 2011, 07:04:43 am »
Try this...

The KBoards Photo Gallery / Re: Any requests?
« on: January 21, 2011, 06:51:23 am »
I can do it, but it probably won't look very good since the only available artwork to use is very small and the size of the DX screensaver isn't so small.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: What gave your day a "thump" today?
« on: January 18, 2011, 07:54:28 pm »
I got lucky.  They were able to repair it and didn't charge me anything!  I really enjoy working with Discount Tire.

I have a Discount Tire here in LA that I totally trust, they have proven several times that they will not attempt to take advantage of me when they certainly had the opportunity.

My thump was also a bump... I bought a Nook Color to fuel my newly ignited passion for all things Android. I love it so much that I sold my Kindle 3 to a coworker within 36 hours. I am reading my Kindle books using the Kindle App for Android on my Nook, so I'm not a complete traitor. ;D

Kindle Accessories / Re: Ordered a leather sleeve
« on: January 18, 2011, 07:45:11 pm »
Bringing back a thread from the dead...

I ordered the medium gadget pouch and the small leather wallet, both in dark coffee.

I had a $100 Amazon gift card from Christmas, and I had no idea until today that SBL was available on Amazon. The prices are a tad higher, but being able to use the GC was worth it.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Just got a Motorola Droid
« on: January 18, 2011, 01:10:04 pm »
It can also happen if you hold the vol down button until it gets to zero. You can press Vol up to bring it back.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Just got a Motorola Droid
« on: January 18, 2011, 06:29:35 am »
I seriously doubt that T-Mobile has disabled the wi-fi on the G2. That's a pretty major feature of almost all smartphones.

As for Gingerbread (Android 2.3) the Nexus S was released with Gingerbread last month, I think... I installed Gingerbread on my HTC Aria last night and it's running great! You'd have to be rooted if you wanted to install it yourself without waiting for T-Mobile to provide your update.

A lot of the data usage associated with apps is actually to contact the ad servers. For instance, Angry Birds runs fine with data turned off, but Angry Birds Seasons won't run unless it can "call home".

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