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Postby gstark on Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:33 am

It's here!

Your new weekend read.

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Download your copy now.

Congratulations to Leigh for putting this all together for you to enjoy, and a big thank you to Brett (TerminalTackle) for making the suggestion.

And of course a big thank you to all of the contributors

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Low Res Version (5 Mb)


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Postby Yi-P on Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:36 am

Oh great!! Downloading now.

But I was told not to read naughty magazine in the office :oops:
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Postby losfp on Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:38 am

Nice one guys - I'll be downloading the MegaRes version tonight for a good read. I've just been flicking through the pocketPC version... Good god, it has a lot of pages.
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Postby Alpha_7 on Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:04 am

Bloody Excellent, Kudos and Congratulations to everyone involved, just skimmed through the Hi Res version, and its a Rippa of a Magazine!
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Postby greencardigan on Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:11 am

:cheers:

Thanks everyone who was involved.
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Postby Glen on Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:15 am

Fantsatic, congratulations to all involved, especially Leigh who put so much into this :D :D :D
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Postby meicw on Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:20 am

Have just downloaded it and skimmed through. Great concept and well put together. Many thanks to all for their hard work !!!

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Postby Nnnnsic on Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:25 am

losfp wrote:I've just been flicking through the pocketPC version... Good god, it has a lot of pages.


That's because it's been designed specifically for use on a pocket-based device so instead of having to zoom in and out looking at columns, it's all a one-column design that you can just keep scrolling down to read.
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Postby sirhc55 on Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:26 am

I can only reiterate the comments made by other members - a fantastic effort Leigh as editor, and to those who contributed a very well done :up:
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Postby ABG on Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:32 am

Congratualtions to all involved in this fantastic project. I'm looking forward to putting my feet up over the weekend and enjoying the read :D
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Postby Oscar on Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:33 am

Well done Leigh and to all involved. I am just printing off my weekend read now. Great stuff! Cheers, Mick :) :) :)
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Postby losfp on Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:37 am

Nnnnsic wrote:
losfp wrote:I've just been flicking through the pocketPC version... Good god, it has a lot of pages.


That's because it's been designed specifically for use on a pocket-based device so instead of having to zoom in and out looking at columns, it's all a one-column design that you can just keep scrolling down to read.


Which I realised just after downloading it!

I just went straight for the smallest download without really reading the description first :)
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Postby Laurie on Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:37 am

a round of applause to everyone involved and a job well done.
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Postby sheepie on Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:37 am

I've said it privately to Leigh, but want to now thank him publicly for all the work he's put into this. It's not just a matter of pulling in the contributions from each of us - he has taken his job of editor very seriously, and has ensured each of the articles read well, and fit with the overall magazine - he's also had to do more than his fair share of chasing ;)

THANKS LEIGH!


It should also be noted that the Pocket PC version contains a few more pictures than the main version - so you actually get more content, not just more pages :)
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Postby Nnnnsic on Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:43 am

You actually get a little bit less content in the Pocket Chimp.

While I'd love to include things like the Events pictures, it'd just fatten the file up and I was always looking to keep the filesizes down. You also don't get the "arteFacts" section which is a recapping of photo news.
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Postby sheepie on Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:53 am

Nnnnsic wrote:You actually get a little bit less content in the Pocket Chimp.

While I'd love to include things like the Events pictures, it'd just fatten the file up and I was always looking to keep the filesizes down. You also don't get the "arteFacts" section which is a recapping of photo news.


Well OK, you get 'slightly different' content ;)
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Postby Glen on Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:39 am

I am pleased the full fat version is the PC version, not all of us can afford Jamjars :lol:
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Postby Nnnnsic on Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:47 am

It's also designed for the lesser JasJar. I tested it on an Acer that runs at I think a 240x320 resolution and it rendered brilliantly.

The Pocket Chimp is also good for people on non-pocketable devices who like really, really big text and somewhat pixelated images. :lol:
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Postby the foto fanatic on Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:46 pm

Congratulations to editor Leigh and all the contributors, as well as everyone else who had a hand in getting this from an idea to this final very polished issue.

It's terrific!
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Postby asaroha on Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:13 pm

Wow :shock: This just amde my day :P Thank you to all involved !
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Postby MATT on Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:21 pm

Thanks should be an interesting read a big :up: to you all

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Postby Matt. K on Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:09 pm

Well done all! :D
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Postby phillipb on Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:34 pm

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Postby blacknstormy on Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:05 pm

:up:

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Postby Justin on Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:39 pm

it's great stuff - well done Leigh et al!

p.s. I also notice the recent posts column goes way longer now!
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Postby antman on Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:46 pm

A great production. Congrats to all of those involved.
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Postby Glen on Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:50 pm

Just skimmed the magazine more fully and I am absolutely amazed!! Fantastic effort by all contributors, this is an awesome publication. :D :D :D
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Postby terminaltackle on Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:44 pm

Congratulations on the 1st edition, you have set a high benchmark for your future editions. The layout and content are excellent and are a credit to the knowledge and expertise of the people involved.

This magazine will continue to grow, and I hope it brings all the people involved the highest level of satisfaction.

As for Blame Brett, all I can say is that the readers of this magazine have not heard this for the last time, more on that at another time. :twisted: :twisted:

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Postby jethro on Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:25 pm

Wel done Leigh. What are you laying it out in?
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Postby Nnnnsic on Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:29 pm

InDesign. It's my first project using it (never touched it before Chimp). How've I done?
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Postby jethro on Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:35 pm

Damm good. Its definately my page layout program of choice. I have used Quark for years and now detest Quark. You will find it brilliant in its ability to interact with Photoshop and illustrator. It also has some neat shadowing on all text elements and the ability to outline text and add images to text etc.
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Great!

Postby zafra52 on Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:41 pm

Great! Downloading right now and looking forward to read it. Thanks to every one involved.
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Postby sirhc55 on Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:55 pm

jethro wrote:Damm good. Its definately my page layout program of choice. I have used Quark for years and now detest Quark. You will find it brilliant in its ability to interact with Photoshop and illustrator. It also has some neat shadowing on all text elements and the ability to outline text and add images to text etc.
All in all one mother of a program.
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Jethro - I have been using this program since it first appeared and I agree that it is one muther of a great program :)
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Postby jethro on Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:02 pm

Chris, you have to admit the early versions were total shit and at that point I honestly must say I wrote it off. Pagemaker was the predecessor and when Indesign first hit the deck I thought to myself Ah shit not a souped up pagemaker again. it originally felt like pagemaker.
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Postby Manta on Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:29 pm

JPW

(Just plain "Wow"!)


Congratulations on a stellar piece of work everyone! Great read, great layout, great entertainment, great educational value, great images. It's just all so ......CHIMP.
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Postby Alex on Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:40 pm

Great effort, everyone! Just having a read now.

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Postby Onyx on Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:47 pm

Well done to everybody involved in Chimp for its first release. Twas very well put together and produced, a good read, and great value for money! ;)

Matt/Rokkstar - I had assumed your pommie accent meant you came from England, but I had no idea you were returning (or might have already done so)! Damn buddy... I've certainly enjoyed your presence here and at the various meets. You've shot some fresh innovative images, and I've quite enjoyed them. Your photography in this first Chimp has certainly set the benchmark high for following editions. I wish you all the best in your future endeavours mate!
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Postby rokkstar on Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:00 pm

Excellent first issue people. Really impressed with the amount of work that has gone into this. I'm thinking this is the start of something pretty big and cool.

I also predict that the cover image will see this magazine circulate the globe quicker than you can say "narcissism", :wink: :lol:.

Onyx wrote:Matt/Rokkstar - I had assumed your pommie accent meant you came from England, but I had no idea you were returning (or might have already done so)! Damn buddy... I've certainly enjoyed your presence here and at the various meets. You've shot some fresh innovative images, and I've quite enjoyed them. Your photography in this first Chimp has certainly set the benchmark high for following editions. I wish you all the best in your future endeavours mate!


Yes mate, sad sad. I leave for the Motherland in a matter of weeks. So as you lucky souls bask in the sun and enjoy the rising temperatures I shall be enjoying an English winter!!
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Postby Manta on Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:03 am

Sorry to hear we're losing you Matt - I would have liked to have met you sometime.

Chimp needs a foreign correspondent though. :lol:
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Postby marcotrov on Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:44 am

Well done guys Tremendous magazine. Take care Matt back in the motherland. Hope to see some more cracking images from over there. :) All the best.
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Postby gstark on Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:46 am

All,

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are truly thrilled with this, and especially with your positive response, and your comments and words of encouragement.

As always, we're going to be looking to improve - and yes, we think we've set a very high standard as a starting point - and any suggestions will be welcome and encouraged.
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Postby cordy on Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:08 am

Having just had a brief read through Chimp, I think i'll echo everyone elses sentiments and say top job guys

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Postby Greg B on Sat Sep 23, 2006 6:05 pm

Leigh really did a fantastic job of putting this together, it is no small feat to produce something of this standard.

Thanks for your work on this Leigh.
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Postby Geoff on Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:09 pm

Whilst I'm a little late into this thread, I can only echo what's previously been said...FANTASTIC work to Leigh and all the contributors! Great stuff :)
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Postby JED on Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:16 pm

Excellent!! You've certainly set the bar high for future issues.

Congratulations to all involved in putting it together.

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Postby PiroStitch on Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:32 pm

Great stuff to everyone involved with Chimp. It's great to see there's more to this community than just the forum and photo meets ;)

I think the mag is a great avenue for budding photographers to have their work published and their name out there.
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Postby daniel_r on Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:56 pm

Congrats to all of the contributors in the production of the first edition of Chimp.

I've had a bit of read so far, and it's great.
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Postby mic on Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:29 pm

Well done boys,

RockStar looks like a RockStar and now I know why I haven't got jiggling Wonder Woman Boobies.

Leigh has been flat out being and editor..

Well done Leigh & all.

This looks shit hot.

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Postby elffinarts on Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:21 am

Rockin, that looks absolutely fantastic! I'm still doing a big happy dance for seeing my shot in there too! thanks! :)

What's the go with reposting the pdf? Is it ok to host a copy on my own site to refer to for my job application folio (so I dont add to the load on the DSLR server) ??
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Postby Killakoala on Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:13 am

Well done to everyone involved. It was a great read.
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