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All Your Cards On One Card?
« on: May 24, 2015, 02:56:43 PM »
See all your cards in one picture. I've found a way to randomly create a collage of a card collection. It took me just a few minutes. You could even create a postcard of your entire postcard collection :) or trading cards or cigarette cards... Autocollage is at http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/cambridge/projects/autocollage/ You could stick it in your pocket and show people what you've got in one go at card fairs, weddings, funerals. Perhaps we could create a card set of everyone's collection. The ultimate collection: a collection of collections. Yes, you could do it by hand but it would take ages and the advantage with the software is that it randomly positions the cards and so you could produce an infinite number of different collages from exactly the same set of cards within seconds.

 
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Re: All Your Cards On One Card?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2015, 10:01:07 PM »
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Re: All Your Cards On One Card?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2015, 09:33:44 AM »
Looks really interesting.
I've just watched the video on the MS site.
Like Wolfie, I've bookmarked it and will play later.
Thanks for flagging it up.

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Re: All Your Cards On One Card?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2015, 11:24:08 AM »
Just come across a stumbling block - it's only a free program for 30 days, then you have to stump up some cash.
Now ... I'm a Yorkshireman ... so ...

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Re: All Your Cards On One Card?
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2015, 11:37:41 AM »
I don't know how, but I've managed to get it for free :D I got the information off this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHmIWwqHiKo
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Re: All Your Cards On One Card?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2015, 11:52:04 AM »
I'm falling behind with techno issues .
Always great to see things .

Thanks Mr C . 

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Re: All Your Cards On One Card?
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2015, 12:02:30 PM »
I'm falling behind with techno issues .
Always great to see things .

Thanks Mr C .

Actually, it's really simple to use. All you need are lots of digital pictures, which most of us have anyway from using sites like Flikr, eBay etc. You just simply save the pictures in one file on your computer, point the software at that file and it automatically generates a collage. Like with the Animalloys card set that I mentioned in an earlier post, the fun part is seeing the strange connections and creatures you can make between the most unlikely of items, or cards and you don't need to be an artist to use it. Each collage is going to be different, even if it's the same pool of pictures each time, so you could generate an infinite number of works of art, in theory.
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Re: All Your Cards On One Card?
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2015, 12:07:04 PM »
Well, I'll pursue that YouTube link later today when I have the PC on.
Fingers crossed ...

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No probs on that score - spent 34 years doing the job and only recently retired!

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Re: All Your Cards On One Card?
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2015, 02:23:31 PM »
Job done.
And some amazing results!
Still faffing about with holiday photos for the missus first, but am going to get around to doing some cards soon!

Thanks so much for the link :)

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Re: All Your Cards On One Card?
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2015, 02:47:07 PM »
Please share the results on here :)

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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2015, 02:50:18 PM »
Will do.
Once I've worked out how to select cards from within a folder; keeps selecting the backs too, and I don't want those. :(
I'll get there ... eventually ...

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« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2015, 03:27:05 PM »
Now, here's the rub ...
All of my cig card scans are TOO SMALL to be used by the program!
It requires a minimum of 340x340 pixels and mine are smaller than that.
Sadly I'm not going to re-scan, but I can provide a montage of my postcards here ...



... and one of fifty team groups which must feature more than 1000 faces!



You'll need good eyesight for those, but it does show the power of the tool! :D

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