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Offline peteralba

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Help Please ! Surface decorated millefiori.
« on: February 05, 2013, 04:16:46 PM »
 I Wonder if someone could help me please , in one of my carboot jaunts I picked up a paperweight
because it stood out on the table and was just a few pounds.
As i normally do, I searched the net for any info on it .Some of the paperweights I have seen are
stunning and I now see why people collect them,they make  mine's look quite shoddy ,however
all the one's that i see  appear to have to have the pattern within the glass where as this one is painted
on the outside, I must confess at first I thought it was ceramic and only discovered it was glass when I held
 it to the light looking from the base.The style appears to be milliefiori

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Re: Help Please !
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 05:03:01 PM »
Hi Peter
Welcome to the board, it sounds rather odd to have a painted design, can you upload a photo as we'd only be guessing otherwise.

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Re: Help Please !
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 05:16:27 PM »
Thanks for the quick reply I did take a photo with my mobile but cant upload as it s saying that the attachment is to big
but will try again.
Cheers

nopt it wont let me, its says 125 kb is the max allowed ???

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Re: Help Please !
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 07:46:37 PM »
Hi peteralba, welcome to the Board.

If the surface looks like millefiori then that is what it is (99% certainty). There are plenty of surface decorated weights from various makers.

Perhaps the easiest way (for now) to get your images resized is to send them to me and I will add them for you. Just click on the email icon below my user detail on the left of this post and attach the image(s) to the email.
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Re: Help Please !
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013, 09:10:43 PM »
Hi Kevin thanks for your response i've send an email.
I'm afraid the picture quality is'nt great but appreciate
your kind offer
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2013, 12:43:39 AM »
Peter's images (cropped, resized, sharpened a touch and optimised for Kb size):
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Re: Help Please ! Surface decorated millefiori.
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 01:44:05 AM »
For general info, resizing and compressing images can be easily done through a free website service: http://www.imageoptimizer.net/Pages/Home.aspx

Anne, (GMB Techie Wizard) has suggested input parameters for using that site of:
Quality ... Normal; Max Width ... 700; Max height ... 700

That information is yet to be included in the Board "Techie Tips" (mainly my own fault for not completeing a review of the various Help topics on the subject of Posting Photos :-[ ).

So just for the exercise, and to check it still works ok, I have run one of Peter's photos through the site and it has produced the result below, taking an original file of 1600 x 1200 at 368Kb down to 700 x 525 pixels at 41Kb. This works well as long as the main subject of a photo is visually large enough to stand the resizing.

Edited to add: The information is now included in the Techie Tip for "Resizing images to fit the board using Paint Shop Pro".
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Re: Help Please ! Surface decorated millefiori.
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2013, 06:51:36 AM »
Thank you for all your work Kevin and for increasing my limited web knowledge , I'm sure i'm not the only one.
Can anyone shed any light on the possible origins of my paperweight or any addition info at all.
I'm becoming rather attached to it, have I caught the bug  ::).

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Re: Help Please ! Surface decorated millefiori.
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2013, 07:24:14 AM »
[Perhaps you should also change the title of the help topic, as it is now more wide-ranging than Paintshop Pro]

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Re: Help Please ! Surface decorated millefiori.
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2013, 09:24:05 AM »
Hi, a bit spooky...I was in a charity shop yesterday and picked up and looked at two of these. They seem to be covered not in glass but some kind of resin or such. They are very cheap and as you say 'shoddy looking'. Sorry I cant help with maker. They caught my eye as from a distant they look like, I use this term very loosely  :D 'millifiore'  Be careful peteralba, glass is a bug that is easily caught and has no known cure. You are in the right place to learn, this site helps one and all and has a great success rate (IMHO) at identifying pieces.
   Welcome to the GMB. Pete
Pete. :-)

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