Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to use any of the submissions for this month’s VersePic. After seeing which photos I was interested in using (the ones that best portrayed or emphasized the verse), I realized that the photo I wanted to use, @paulnmerrie’s photo of the Chicago Skyline, was only 1000px wide. As the VP’s are exported at 2666px (2K for a 4:3 ratio), that was a fairly significant issue.
Normally I would solve this issue by slightly blurring the photo, using an artistic filter, or using a painting app on my iPad to bring the photo up to the resolution I need, but people commented on how blurry and undetailed the resulting painting was. The next photo that fit the verse, @bennett-family’s photo of rolling hills, was similarly low in resolution at only 1332px wide and (similarily) defied efforts to bring it up to the required resolution. Following that, the next photo on the list, @rmadaris’s photo of Chattanooga, was again just 1319px wide, well below the resulotion I needed.
As it turned out, every single photo submitted came in between 600-1500px wide! In the end, I had to find a photo on Unsplash that worked well for the verse and was at a resolution I could use.
I hadn’t realized that there wasn’t very much information on resolutions and image sizes in the FAQ, so I definitely apologize for that! I’ll try to make that clearer there. I don’t want to discourage anyone from submitting low-resolution photos, but simply because of what the photos are being used for I only rarely can use low-resolution photos in a VP. Again, I apologize for not being clearer on that!
Even though I wasn’t able to use anyone’s photo, I really do appreciate everyone submitting their photos and I look forward to doing another VPO soon!
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VersePic for the month of May