New Kid in Town: X1 replaces Imacon 848


Since Hasselblad stopped manufacturing  the Flextight X1 in 2019, we had to search the second hand market for a model, and were able to secure a X1 from a L.A. based photographer. Buying a used model came with some hick ups, but in the end everything turned out to be fine. Happy to retire the Imacon 848 after 18 years of service!


Holidays at Post Image

The Post Image Lab will remain open over the Holidays. So if you feel the desire to get a break from all these endless family celebrations, or don’t want to celebrate at all, the lab will be accessible 24/7, even on New Years Eve. Note that that the University is closed until January 8th, so you will need a valid ID to enter the building. Also, technical support will be close to non existent. Emails to postimage@concordia.ca will be monitored, but you can only expect an immediate response in case of an emergency.

Happy Holidays –┬á and see you in 2023!

 

 


DALLE-2 by OpenAI is now public

Image created by DALL-E 2 with the prompt:
"A photo of cell tower in Canada, in the style of Jeff Wall."

You can now get on the waiting list for DALL-E 2, a machine learning model by OpenAI to generate digital images from text descriptions.

DALL-E 2 has learned to associate texts with image content using 650 million sample images. It is capable of representing virtually any situation in any medium and any style. The images are not assembled from individual elements, but created from scratch. Each image is therefore an original that has never existed before. Due to the large number of image examples on which Dall-E 2 was trained, the machine knows more materials, styles and art trends than a human could ever have in his head.

OpenAI announced DALL-E 2 in April 2022. Access was initially restricted to pre-selected users for a research preview due to concerns about ethics and safety.
You can join here: https://labs.openai.com/auth/signup


Paper shortage

This is a notice to Epson 11880 users in the Post Image Lab.

Currently we experience delays and uncertainty with delivery of paper rolls. Apparently there is a global shortage of paper. If you know that sometimes in the future you will have a printing job that will require significant amount of paper please let us know well in advance. Please specify the timeline, the type of paper (if the paper is one of those that we offer) and the quantity that you will need. Based on that info we can pre-order with hope, but no guarantees, that the paper will arrive in time.

Thank you.

 


Posted by on May 12th, 2022

::blink::

Remember when the whole EV building was blinking? It was on April 5th, 2006. The project exploited a bug in the EV building: double click the lights and they go crazy. 30 people were posted on different floors and by flickering an individual switch caused the entire floor to flicker.

Blink from maroussia levesque on Vimeo.


Monitor Calibration Workshop

Wednesday November 25th, 12:00 ÔÇô 1:00 pm
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WORKING FROM HOME: MONITOR CALIBRATION
Workshop with Thomas Kneub├╝hler, Post Image Lab

If you work on an editing station at Concordia, you can typically expect a calibrated monitor which lets you judge the color of your still or moving images. Now that many of us are working from home, you might wonder, how much can I trust the colors I see on my own screen?

The workshop will cover basics on color matching problems, as well as provide hands-on solutions for adjusting your monitor in a home setting. After an introductory presentation, there will be a Q&A. The duration of the workshop is around 45 minutes.

Request the Zoom link by sending an e-mail to postimage@concordia.ca Please let us know if you are a student, faculty or member of a research group.


Open Zoom House

Post-Image Lab | Open Zoom House
Thursday October 8, 12-13H

+ Virtual Lab Tour at noon, followed by Q&A!
+ Request the Zoom link by sending an e-mail to postimage@concordia.ca, and let us know if you are a student or faculty.