Fifty5 Thursday Info and Help

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ropa%20Valley/218/192/502


RULES AND INTRUCTIONS 
Submission Forms need to be in BY TUESDAY AT 11:00 PM SLT.
*NOTE* IF I can not see item from landing point you will be put on bottom of the list the following week until it is placed correctly *THIS IS NOT A HUNT*

Items are to be set from 55L to 100L,depending on the mesh template creator's TOS.
IF YOUR STORE HAS MORE THEN 50% OF THE ITEMS PRICED LESS THEN 150L YOU WILL NOT BE EXEPTED!

Rename the texture of the item with price,if other than 55L.You do not need to
photoshop texture with price, just rename texture in your inventory before putting on notecard.
Example.....Long Formal Mesh Dress 99L

*If you put 2 or 3 items on a single texture the price is still 100L PER ITEM Advertised.
   
      *NOTE....I or and my Manager checks every store each week.


** THE SALES ITEM SHOULD BE VISIBLE FROM THE LANDING POINT (no exeptions)  in the entrance to the shop or in reasonable place, not upstairs or at the back of the store, use the prints provided  if you need to. People should not have look for it or take a TP to it... It's a sale not a hunt.

DO NOT PUT THE SAME ITEM AT A DIFFERENT PRICE ANYWHERE NEAR THE SALE ITEM, IT IS CONFUSING TO PEOPLE. IF I SEE THIS OR ANY OTHER RULES BROKE YOU WILL BE REMOVED WITH NO REFUND

*** Item will be ready for sale BEFORE Wednesday AT 11:00PM SLT for store checks.(you do not have to make it for sale at that time, just have it out and ready)

The sale start at 7AM SLT on Thursdays DO NOT SEND NOTICES BEFORE THAT TIME.

* I expect you to notify your private  group and subscribers about the *FULL LIST

**IF YOU ARE NOT SET UP AND READY YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE LIST AS NOT SETUP UP AND NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN*NOT SETUP INCLUDES PUTTING WRONG LM TO STORE OR SETTING WRONG ITEM/COLOR*
THERE WILL BE AN EXTRA CHARGE OF 50L FOR ANY CORRECTION I HAVE TO MAKE BECAUSE YOUR SUBMISSION IS NOT CORRECT, INCLUDING ANY TEXTURE CHANGES.
Also if you send a submission after the box is closed there is an addition 50L fee

Nola Hellershanks/Owner
Example setup above. Items should be near a kiosk, joiner, or feet visible from landing point.


About Highlighted Sponsor

It is similar to Fifty5 Thursdays, except:
Cost is 3000L (special pay box for it)
Get to put 12 textures (You can add more instore)
Top of the list for the week


You may choose any Thursday, on the calendar near dropboxes, without a red circle on it.
You may set as many for sale for 55L in store, but extras won't be advertised.They must be atleast 6 weeks apart. IM Nola Hellershanks to set up.
Make sure to place feet on boxes or some way to know what items are set for 55L to 100L.
Reserved spots not paid for will be colored White and are subject for others to take, you can check the ones you have reserved for payment by clicking the red circle in edit mode under General (Name) Store... (Description) payment


General Picture Info

Goto debug settings(ctrl+alt+shift+s),goto snapshotformat,and set it to 2(bmp),then close box.
It  will be larger size in MB on drive,but no quality loss.

Make sure High-res Snapshot is marked in advanced menu.
If you like SL effects like antialiasing,etc,then do not mark Hi-res.

Always save to disk.

NEVER make the picture bigger when resizing,or you lose quality.
If it is really close in size,about 100 pixels,then it's ok(975x975 should be ok to upsize with only a little loss in quality but not much)

When saving pictures from your editor,use 24bit tga for uploading to SL,32bit tga if you use alpha layer, or PNG if you have transparent parts from erasing pieces..
Never use compression when uploading images to SL,it'll make picture blocky.
You can use JPEG,but remember to make sure it's set to 100% quality
In photoshop 7 it's a slider move it all the way to large file and use baseline "standard" (might be different in newer ones)

 Best sizes and ratios for high quality sl pics:

For advertising,square is best,since most vendors/contest boards use a square size.

Square (best for Fifty5 blog) = 1:1 and 1024x1024
or 512x512 if  your cropped is smaller than 1024x1024

Wide for Picks = 2:1 and 1024x512
or 512x256 if your cropped is smaller than 1024x512

Profile pic = 4:3 and 1024x1024
or 512x512 if  your cropped is smaller than 1024x1024
For profiles,first crop then edit  as 4:3 size,then after you are done,then resize it  to 1024x1024 or 512x512 and upload


General Graphics Info

Here is a good base settings for quality and speed to work with.
I tried to explain the pros and cons of some settings.
You might want to save it to view at normal size (1024x1024) to see it clearly.


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