Twitter Experiments

Tue, 15 Jul 2014

I usually use pdf files for distributing the parts of paper projects. I use Adobe illustrator for designing and pdf files are easily edited using that software. Still, it is always worth trying something new. What if I wanted to send out a paper model via twitter, would it work? In twitter, pictures saved as jpegs can be seen in the timeline. I put together a test piece.

Here’s how it looks as part of a test tweet from @robives

There’s a problem though. The original jpeg is 195mm wide, the tweeted version is half that. Looks like I need to do a bit more research into this.

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Comments (4)

  • Nan Sherman July 16, 2014 at 1:39 am

    I’m not on twitter. I


    I'm not on twitter. I can join if you decide to post file there.


  • frankenpaper July 16, 2014 at 5:58 am

    I got your Tweeted jpg as

    I got your Tweeted jpg as 1024 x 594 

    What if you lowered the resolution?

    The same hight and width, but fewer Pixels Per Inch. 

    • robives July 16, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      I wonder if it has been

      I wonder if it has been downsized to 1024 pix? 

  • Smelter July 16, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Ah the old Vector verses

    Ah the old Vector verses Bitmap conundrum.
    Illustrator is a vector based graphics package, from which, the PDFs it creates, will remain predominately embedded vector data.
    For me as a CAD Engineer Vectors are the bees knees as there is no scaling problems and they are easily re-worked if you want to modify or customise.
    Bitmaps, well I'll let you read up on them, fine for photo editing and icons, but they do take up a lot of memory to work with and store, as well as suffering when stored in "lossy" compressed formats.
    Will Twitter take SVGs?

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