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This thread was archived on 1 April 2008 by Skill.

I noticed a couple of things during the course of my corrupted cache incident, I found that it is possible to capture item images without their associated inventory shadow and outline by capturing them from the Grand Exchange interface in game which appears to have it's own shadowing style. This however makes some items look drastically different such as the Zamorakian spear (compare Zamorakian spear.png to its predecessor). In some places this shows better detail than an inventory capture.

The other thing i noticed is that the images all have 4 potential capture brightness levels due to the in-game settings. Again the Zamorakian spear and it's predecessor show these differences but you'll have to do a pixel by pixel comparison without the two different associated shadow styles (namely Grand Exchange and Inventory). Which is how i found 2 inventory background pixels in the predecessor version of the image.

TMI anyone? This info might be useful in the future however
~kytti khat 01:38, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Yes i have discovered this too. Brightness should always be at a moderate brightness. But the inventory background I'm unsure of. I change images to transparency and I remove the brown part in most cases. Cheers, [[Image:Kandarincrest.gif|25px]]Chicken7 >talk>sign 12:10, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
Personally, I use the brightest setting for item screenshots and I remove the dropshadow. I think that gives the best colour contrast, and the shadow just obscures the item detail in a lot of cases (spiked boots spring to mind here - they look a lot sharper without the shadow and you can actually see the spikes). Pointy 11:59, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
I agree with using the brightest setting however the drop shadow is not the only element that could be removed, there is also the outline element. ~kytti khat 23:51, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
I leave the outline on because it avoids the image blending into the page background - for example the scrolls on the default white skin, or other items if a skin with a different background colour is being used. (I use one of the gaming skins specifically so I can spot images that need transparency applied, so any items with dark blue edges would look odd when I browse them if they didn't have the black outline). Pointy 18:49, 24 March 2008 (UTC)