As most of you are aware, we have been experiencing severe storage space
problems on the "Tshirt server". (Digitally, it looks like a worse
storage problem than Howard's office!) This is due to a variety of factors
(not enough storage space in ITS, an unexpectedly large enrollment for the
class, some students doing their assignments ahead of time, the inability
to schedule a Photoshop tutorial until Sept 27, etc.). Essentially, we
have run out of space, and have had to "borrow" space that we will have
to give up later.
We will be able to reclaim a significant amount of storage space once you
begin compressing your files, but you should not do so until you have
both edited your files in Photoshop, and created thumbnail images.
Timing on this will be tricky, as we must give up the borrowed storage
space on Oct 3.
So, I would like to ask all of you to try to comply with the following:
Permission controls have been made more "normal";
you can now drag your files and folders into the trash.
But please be careful not to drag anything there that you don't want to trash!
- If you have already scanned a dozen or more shirts, DO NOT SCAN ANY
MORE until after you have compressed the ones you have already
scanned (and don't do that until you have edited them in Photoshop
and created thumbnails).
- Those of you who already know Photoshop, please begin editing your
images ASAP, and be prepared to create all your thumbnails and do all
your compressing in the week following our discussion of compression
schemes and thumbnails on Sept 22.
- Check your file-sizes. The average Tshirt image should be between 3M
and 4M (3,000K-4,000K). If yours are substantially larger (some are
12M), you are probably scanning at a higher resolution than 150 dpi
(unless you have pieced together several images).
- Once you learn Photoshop, be ready to spend a concentrated amount of
time editing your images, creating thumbnails, and compressing. You
should not scan more than a dozen Tshirts until you have compressed
your first dozen. Remember: we must give up this temporary
allocation of space on Oct 3, and if people do not do this quickly
enough, I will have to freeze access to file storage space.
- For the moment, I would like to ask all auditors to avoid placing any
files on the SILS server.