Waterfront Park II

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Timothy Chase on May 20, 2009

This is just a polar wrap on the Near Sphere of Waterfront Park I did a while ago. Unfortunately my computer is a little low on memory, so Gimp froze on me while trying to load the entire original at original size. Jpegs are fairly compact, and once a four MB image is unpacked it takes up a lot of RAM, particularly in Gimp. Consequently what you are seeing was the Waterfront Park image reduced in size by a factor of two in both directions followed by a Distort-> Polar Coordinates. Cutting the scale by a factor of two resulted in a jpeg of roughly 800 KB. Within Gimp this resulted in a RAM image of 80 MB - so the RAM was roughly a hundred times the size of the disk image.

Oddly enough the polar wrap resulted in the image being reflected so that text read like it was being seen in a mirror. So I reflected the image once again - and now the text reads from left to right - once you rotate the image about the center.

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Photo taken in Central Business District, Seattle, WA, USA

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  • Uploaded on May 20, 2009
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    by Timothy Chase