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Dominion Card Image Generator v1.5
« on: December 07, 2016, 06:11:37 pm »
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https://shemitz.net/static/dominion3/

Forcing people to use Photoshop or GIMP or whatever with elaborate downloadable template files has always seemed a bit of a silly barrier to card (mockup) creation, so I wrote a quick tool that lets you type in your card's text, choose some colors and a picture, and get the image generated for you. (Tested on desktop in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera--doesn't work in IE11, but not in a way that gives any error messages or anything, so I don't know what's going on there yet.)

The URL updates itself as you change the various fields, so all you need to do to save a card is copy (or bookmark) the URL and you'll be able to come back to it later. Once you're done, right click the image preview and your browser of choice should give you some options to copy and/or save the image (at a much higher resolution than displayed in the webpage).

Uses edits of the Action template image on BGG,the Event template and Traveller arrow from this thread, plus specific card scans and the Shuffle iT images.

Note: This tool should be viewed as a work-in-progress for the time being. The card images produced for specific texts and other options may look different in the future than they do now. The latest update is version 1.5; replies prior to this post are responding to earlier versions.



Some samples, but written more as excuses to test the various colors and icons than as serious efforts to make good cards...

Model Village
Dividends
McMansion
Undeveloped Mine
Superstition
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2016, 06:46:45 pm »
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Wow, I always wanted to make this myslef but I lacked the skill! A few comments:

Text in the middle is Times New Roman, in coin symbols and the such it's minion heavy std.

I have some nicer templates I could PM.

It would be nice if there was a way to upload an image, and an easy way to resize it.

A quick wording/punctuation guide at the bottom would be cool.

The preview coins are off kilter

VP symbols and Big Treaure icons aren't properly implimented.

Still, wow. It's not as good as making them by hand but it's still pretty good.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2016, 06:52:20 pm »
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THIS IS AMAZING FOR IDIOTS LIKE ME OMG
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2016, 08:13:46 pm »
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THIS IS AMAZING FOR IDIOTS LIKE ME OMG

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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2016, 09:29:23 pm »
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Thanks for the tips!
Text in the middle is Times New Roman, in coin symbols and the such it's minion heavy std.
Times New Roman should be right unless I messed up the syntax for setting up a multi-word font name... I can double-check, though. The coin symbol thing is a good tip, I didn't think to check that and it should be easy to implement.
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I have some nicer templates I could PM.
If there's something that's generally accepted as the best template (and at a similarly high resolution), that would be good... I won't enjoy redoing all the hardcoded sizes and offsets, but it shouldn't take too long.
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It would be nice if there was a way to upload an image, and an easy way to resize it.
Uploading shouldn't be too hard to implement, but it wouldn't be possible to maintain the image across visits to the page, so there's a tradeoff there. :( It's probably a good idea, but didn't feel like a Day 1 feature. By resizing I'm guessing you mean zooming in so you don't use the entire image? That'd probably more than double the code (and I'd want to minimize it in the API somehow, to keep things simple until you need them complicated), but there might be libraries somewhere I could find...
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A quick wording/punctuation guide at the bottom would be cool.
If one already exists, I could include it?
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The preview coins are off kilter
Ah, I forgot to double-check the positioning on all the corner icons, thanks.
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VP symbols and Big Treaure icons aren't properly implimented.
VP symbols should be okay, you just have to precede % with a space or it won't be parsed as a symbol... I can probably get the rules to be a little more flexible, but again this was enough for a first try. There is indeed no way yet to have the extra-sized treasure/VP lines; I don't know if there's a formal rule that predicts when those are or aren't used, and I hoped if I posted here without implementing that then somebody would tell me how it's supposed to work. :-[
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2016, 10:23:05 pm »
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Had to test it myself, so I quickly slapped together an idea I had for awhile...and I was impressed. Thanks for this quick and easy tool!
Edit: Got a decent looking custom color for Seasons cards a la asper and co0kiel0rd. The numbers: 10, 1.1, 1.35. I find it looks better if you set it as both the primary and secondary colors.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2016, 08:27:01 am »
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A few more things:

The cost and types need to be centered a little better

Type font should be smaller

and their numbers (like on catherdral) need to be bigger and bolder

It would be nice to have an option to specifically bold/itallic things.


I'm working on a quick Wording guide that I'll pm.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2016, 09:02:59 am »
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Testing:



Neat!  Any plans for an Event/Landmark generator?
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2016, 03:13:43 pm »
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Wow.  Wow.  This is incredible.  Please update with options for landmarks and events :)  Thank you :)
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2016, 03:13:48 pm »
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Neat!  Any plans for an Event/Landmark generator?
Sure, but since such a thing will reuse a lot of the same code--including, I suppose, the custom color stuff--I'd like to get this done first so that I only have to make changes in one place at a time.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2016, 05:00:10 pm »
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Hmm.  I noticed that the lettering for the cost of the cards seems a little thin?  If you compare it to normal dominion cards, the cost numbers are a little thicker, bolder.  Is it possible to tweek that a little?
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2016, 05:12:53 pm »
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Hmm.  I noticed that the lettering for the cost of the cards seems a little thin?  If you compare it to normal dominion cards, the cost numbers are a little thicker, bolder.  Is it possible to tweek that a little?
I emailed him nicer templates, and all the Cost and Coin icons he could need (+/.) He should update it sometime soon, but it's a lot of work I belive so be patient  :).
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2016, 06:54:41 pm »
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Hmm.  I noticed that the lettering for the cost of the cards seems a little thin?  If you compare it to normal dominion cards, the cost numbers are a little thicker, bolder.  Is it possible to tweek that a little?
I emailed him nicer templates, and all the Cost and Coin icons he could need (+/.) He should update it sometime soon, but it's a lot of work I belive so be patient  :).
Thanks Theta and Violet :)  You both rock!
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2016, 09:38:30 pm »
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Could you add a way to add italics?

I believe things like "(This is not in the supply.)" and "(This stays in play.)" are supposed to be in italics.

Edit: Also more control over Bold. It seems to try to auto-bold things for you, but messes up sometimes. Here's an example: http://shemitz.net/static/dominion3/?title=Bold%20Test&description=Choose%20one%3A%0A%2B1%20Card%20and%20%0A%2B1%20Action%3B%20or%20%2B%20%242&type=Action&price=%243&preview=&picture=&color0=0&color1=0
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2016, 10:28:34 am »
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Easy!  Thanks for this fun tool.
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« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2016, 10:41:13 am »
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2016, 10:43:50 am »
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Easy!  Thanks for this fun tool.

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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2016, 08:40:15 pm »
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Easy!  Thanks for this fun tool.

Fountain is already a card-shaped thing. Pick a different name and artwork.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2016, 09:26:19 pm »
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Easy!  Thanks for this fun tool.

Fountain is already a card-shaped thing. Pick a different name and artwork.
Hey, this is cool artwork.  Fan cards can have whatever name the designer wants, and if he does change it, he can call it "Golden Fountain" to keep this picture.

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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2016, 12:37:24 am »
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Easy!  Thanks for this fun tool.

Fountain is already a card-shaped thing. Pick a different name and artwork.
Hey, this is cool artwork.  Fan cards can have whatever name the designer wants, and if he does change it, he can call it "Golden Fountain" to keep this picture.

I apologize, my intention was not to sound rude. However, it is still a good idea for fan cards not to share names with official cards. At the time I posted that, I couldn't think of a way to change the name and keep the artwork, and tried to do something that turned out looking really stupid...
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2016, 01:26:16 am »
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Easy!  Thanks for this fun tool.

Fountain is already a card-shaped thing. Pick a different name and artwork.
Hey, this is cool artwork.  Fan cards can have whatever name the designer wants, and if he does change it, he can call it "Golden Fountain" to keep this picture.

I apologize, my intention was not to sound rude. However, it is still a good idea for fan cards not to share names with official cards. At the time I posted that, I couldn't think of a way to change the name and keep the artwork, and tried to do something that turned out looking really stupid...
I didn't think you sounded rude. I just kinda like the picture.

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« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2016, 03:13:18 am »
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Easy!  Thanks for this fun tool.
Interesting idea. I fear that it is either too weak in Kingdoms with no other durations or crazily overpowered in Kingdoms with cheap durations.
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« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2016, 06:10:54 am »
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So easy. But, euh, can we center the image?
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« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2016, 06:47:25 am »
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Nah, just call it headless elf.
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« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2016, 06:50:33 am »
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Could probably cost $4 and be a village, I think. No?
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« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2016, 02:41:33 pm »
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So easy. But, euh, can we center the image?
Well, it is centered... that's exactly why you're running into that. You want it to be snapped to the top instead. This is still not the top priority--I'm busy readjusting text sizes and positions right now--but I acknowledge it's worth implementing eventually.
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« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2016, 03:04:56 pm »
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So easy. But, euh, can we center the image?
Well, it is centered... that's exactly why you're running into that. You want it to be snapped to the top instead. This is still not the top priority--I'm busy readjusting text sizes and positions right now--but I acknowledge it's worth implementing eventually.

Haha, I guess you are right. No problem, man. It's a-ma-zing.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2016, 07:12:28 pm »
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Can we sticky this? We really need to sticky this.
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« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2016, 11:57:51 pm »
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I greatly appreciate the thought, but if it's going to be stickied at all, wait until I've finished addressing some of the tips for improvement that have been posted :)
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« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2016, 06:44:58 pm »
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Can we sticky this? We really need to sticky this.

I agree :)
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.1
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2016, 04:46:19 am »
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Version 1.1 released


Fonts, icon positioning, text processing, shadows, and colors have been updated. Color schemes are now based on the Dominion Online images', since those seem to be the most consistent sources. Most worthy of concern is that newlines (read: pressing enter) are now much weaker than they were in 1.0, to allow for finer user control; that makes for some inconsistency with previously generated cards, but I did say that was a possibility. Note also in the Apprentice comparison above that this is now using Empires/rerelease rules: "+1 Card" and the like get bolded even when they are not the entire line. I haven't looked into the question of italics yet so don't try.

Same URL as before. Reload (forcefully) if changes don't seem to have applied.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.1
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2016, 11:48:07 am »
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This is really a fantastic tool!  :) Just one little thing you could add: How about a feature which would allow you to credit the artist in the bottom corner?
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.1
« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2016, 01:18:46 pm »
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Wow, way better! There are, however, a few more things I'dd suggest adding:
- As McGarnacle said, an Artist/Creator credit box in the bottom.
- This might be my number one thing. The templates still look kinda off. I think you just recolored them all, so it looks really off (to me). Now take this with a grain of salt, the templates I see and use might be off while yours are actually right, but I'd still suggest using LFN's whenever possible.
- Selective Italics/Bold, but that only affects 1% of cards so no biggie.
- Actually, this is my #1 thing. The in the middle need to have a smaller number in them. It's possibly the #1 thing that people get tripped up on.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.1
« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2016, 07:12:00 pm »
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I did take a look at the card templates you sent me and they weren't seriously usable. They were half the size and had inconsistent proportions, inconsistent positions, and inconsistent fill patterns (read: clone brush usage). They weren't even layered. There's no way to use them that doesn't involve scrapping all but one and starting from scratch, but at a smaller resolution, with an unremovable price coin icon, and with no obvious benefits to make up for it.

I am sympathetic to the argument that I should be using the colors people are most familiar with from other templates, even though those have been warped by printing and later scanning, rather than the ones that I think are most likely to be canonical, but using those particular images is not the way to get that result.

I will be looking at the inline icons some more. I know official cards are not consistent about their sizing, but because this is a program I do actually need a consistent rule, so I expect I'll look at a bunch of Empires cards (because they use the most updated style) and figure out what looks right from there. The most important bit is to get the $ symbol in "+$" to turn into a coin icon and the + to be drawn in bold, but resizing can happen while I'm looking at that part of the code too.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.1
« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2016, 09:34:46 pm »
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I did take a look at the card templates you sent me and they weren't seriously usable. They were half the size and had inconsistent proportions, inconsistent positions, and inconsistent fill patterns (read: clone brush usage). They weren't even layered. There's no way to use them that doesn't involve scrapping all but one and starting from scratch, but at a smaller resolution, with an unremovable price coin icon, and with no obvious benefits to make up for it.

I am sympathetic to the argument that I should be using the colors people are most familiar with from other templates, even though those have been warped by printing and later scanning, rather than the ones that I think are most likely to be canonical, but using those particular images is not the way to get that result.

I will be looking at the inline icons some more. I know official cards are not consistent about their sizing, but because this is a program I do actually need a consistent rule, so I expect I'll look at a bunch of Empires cards (because they use the most updated style) and figure out what looks right from there. The most important bit is to get the $ symbol in "+$" to turn into a coin icon and the + to be drawn in bold, but resizing can happen while I'm looking at that part of the code too.
Hmm, I didn't realize the templates I sent you didn't work. Sorry about that, I'll still see what I can do. The ones you have are mainly fine, I guess it's just my arrogant preference  :P.

It just needs the number smaller in the icon, compare the 6 in the capital you posted and the official version.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.1
« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2016, 01:56:10 pm »
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The middle text should be Times New Roman FYI.

Also, if there's room it should give some extra room above and below dividing lines if there is space.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.1
« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2016, 04:12:51 pm »
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I haven't gotten the impression that the amount of vertical space taken up by a dividing line is a constant, so I'm mostly leaving that to the domain of additional line breaks.

Maybe I should post an (unordered) todo list.
  • Landscape mode for events and landmarks. (Done.)
  • Illustration credit field. (Done.)
  • Draw + and related symbols inside coins as superscripts.
  • Draw coin/etc. icons and their numbers in description at their proper constant sizes, rather than relative to the size of the surrounding text.
  • Make direct reference to the icons' individual widths so that potions aren't assumed to have the same width as coins.
  • Parse and format +$ properly.
  • Add an option for users to define their own icons and accompanying characters alongside $, %, @, and ^.
  • Similarly, a way to specify a set image (in the bottom right) might be nice.
  • Italics.
  • Options for positioning and/or resizing the illustration.
  • Include more verbose instructions, as well as credits, somewhere on the webpage itself.
  • Ruins recolor option. (Done.)

Not on the todo list is completely arbitrary font resizing like on Caravan Guard. There comes a time you have to take things to a genuine image editor program.
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« Reply #38 on: December 24, 2016, 01:09:20 am »
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Thank you so much for making this! Ive been lurking on the forums for a long while and just printing off other people cards, but with this I can finally try out my own ideas  :D
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Can we sticky this? We really need to sticky this.

I concur on this, and am mainly posting to bump it so it stays near the top regardless.
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Can we sticky this? We really need to sticky this.

I concur on this, and am mainly posting to bump it so it stays near the top regardless.

I also agree.
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I've never actually made a fan card, but yeah I agree that this should be a sticky.
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I greatly appreciate the thought, but if it's going to be stickied at all, wait until I've finished addressing some of the tips for improvement that have been posted :)
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Any news on the Landscape mode front?
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« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2017, 03:21:55 am »
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Okay, I guess it's Version 1.2 time. I added an Art Credit field and a Ruins color scheme, shifted some other shades around a little bit, and provided a new menu in the bottom left for choosing which template type to use. Landscape mode is in.

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« Reply #45 on: February 01, 2017, 10:12:16 am »
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It takes forever to load, now.  :'(
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NVM, it works now. I just needed to restart my browser.
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« Reply #47 on: February 22, 2017, 10:36:39 am »
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« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2017, 01:28:38 pm »
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All my card links broke. Is the generator just going through some changes?
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« Reply #49 on: March 03, 2017, 03:12:28 pm »
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I'm pleasantly surprised at the quality this generator delivers. Only tried it out now, but wow. If I was able to place images anywhere in the frame, I'd use it over my own any time. Well, maybe not to mock up cards in other languages, as the auto-bolding only seems to work for certain expressions (which also appears to mean I can't define my own). Apart from that, it's very impressive. Chapeau.

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« Reply #50 on: March 03, 2017, 11:55:06 pm »
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All my card links broke. Is the generator just going through some changes?

Mine too, lost a few dozen mocked up cards :(
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« Reply #51 on: March 13, 2017, 12:03:32 am »
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All my card links broke. Is the generator just going through some changes?
I'm sorry, I only just now saw this post. I tried some of the links from the first post in this thread and they seemed to be working... can you give me an example of a broken link that used to work but now doesn't?

(If they've since started working again, I would guess it was a temporary (and local?) DNS problem, since I switched my domain over to https at around the time of those posts and maybe the switching off of the http version happened for you before the redirect started working.)
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« Reply #52 on: March 13, 2017, 07:44:49 am »
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All my card links broke. Is the generator just going through some changes?
I'm sorry, I only just now saw this post. I tried some of the links from the first post in this thread and they seemed to be working... can you give me an example of a broken link that used to work but now doesn't?

(If they've since started working again, I would guess it was a temporary (and local?) DNS problem, since I switched my domain over to https at around the time of those posts and maybe the switching off of the http version happened for you before the redirect started working.)

Hi Violet, thanks for helping out! Here is one of the malfunctioning links http://shemitz.net/static/dominion3/?title=Countess&description=Choose%20one%3B%20Trash%20a%20card%20from%20your%20hand%20and%20gain%20a%20card%20costing%20up%20to%20%241%20more%20than%20the%20trashed%20card%2C%20or%20%2B%20%242%20and%20put%20a%20card%20from%20your%20hand%20on%20top%20of%20your%20deck.&type=Action&price=%243&preview=&picture=https%3A%2F%2Fs-media-cache-

It added % btwn every word and then did not drop them, plus the image doesn't work.
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« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2017, 11:25:31 am »
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Okay, I see what's going on. For a simple, user-side fix you can make any of your links work again by replacing http at the beginning with https, e.g. https://shemitz.net/static/dominion3/?title=Countess&description=Choose%20one%3B%20Trash%20a%20card%20from%20your%20hand%20and%20gain%20a%20card%20costing%20up%20to%20%241%20more%20than%20the%20trashed%20card%2C%20or%20%2B%20%242%20and%20put%20a%20card%20from%20your%20hand%20on%20top%20of%20your%20deck.&type=Action&price=%243&preview=&picture=https%3A%2F%2Fs-media-cache-

This evening I'll see if there's something I can do on my end to make the old links work so you don't have to do that editing.

That said, you don't have a full URL for an image in that link, so I don't think that one's on me. You can see for yourself that it's just
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« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2017, 11:13:31 pm »
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I just wanted to pop in and say that this is a really great tool you've built.

Seems darn near feature complete, and excellently easy to use.
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« Reply #55 on: March 14, 2017, 07:49:50 pm »
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Thanks :)


Links to the old http domain should be working now, though your browser cache may get in the way and assume the old redirect style for specific urls. Try opening one of the links in a private/incognito window to prove the point until your browser catches on that something has changed.
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« Reply #56 on: March 15, 2017, 01:07:45 am »
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Thanks :)


Links to the old http domain should be working now

Yay! Thanks a bunch :D
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Thanks :)


Links to the old http domain should be working now

Yay! Thanks a bunch :D

Me too. Great Job!
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« Reply #58 on: September 08, 2017, 01:28:40 pm »
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Hi, Violet,
Sorry if this has been asked before, but I was hoping that you could shed some light on the following:
1) There's a 'size' parameter on the URL, but I don't know what options I can put in there, and if so, what they do. I was kind of hoping to be able to get a card-sized image out (or maybe I'm too dumb to set my printer dpi to scale down the image while maintaining high quality.)

2) Is there any possibility that you will add the ability to have a second black-and-white image import for a set icon? Of course I can always paint one in. :)
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« Reply #59 on: September 09, 2017, 12:02:14 am »
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Sorry to get your hopes up with the "Size" parameter, it's just really poorly named. It actually controls whether your card is a card or an event or a weird double-sided thingy. When I tried printing, I fit multiple cards on a single page (six IIRC?) and made sure the page was 8.5x11 so I could easily derive the card sizes from there. I don't know what software or printer you're working, but in pixel terms the cards are about as big as the biggest scans I was finding.

Set icons are fairly low down the priority list but they're certainly something that should happen eventually. The trouble is I just haven't had much interest in working on this in some time. I'd open source it (I mean, it's already open source by virtue of being a static document, but I could do so explicitly) but I don't know if there's anyone around these parts who'd try picking it up.
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« Reply #60 on: September 09, 2017, 11:37:48 am »
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Makes sense to me, thanks for the reply.

I'm currently working on a python-based randomizer that supports custom cards. The dream would be to have a similar renderer to your system baked into it.
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« Reply #61 on: October 13, 2017, 11:55:52 am »
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So, I'm like really not an art/tech guy... but what's the output DPI like? I'm hoping for a 300 dpi output, at least.
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« Reply #62 on: October 15, 2017, 03:18:10 am »
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Just about 600 by my math. Of course the card templates themselves are thrown together from various scans, so they're going to be a bit blurry, but that's the resolution your main images and text should be rendered at.
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« Reply #63 on: October 15, 2017, 06:36:28 pm »
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Fantastic! Thanks for the reply.
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« Reply #64 on: October 23, 2017, 12:36:39 pm »
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I've updated the generator to include Night cards and Heirloom banners (from Nocturne). The generator treats any color whose R/G/B intensities sum up to 1.5 or less as a dark color and applies Night rules to it (white text, different blending). Dark colors are available in any of the three card shapes (Portrait/Landscape/Double); heirloom banners are available only in Portrait and Landscape. Per usual, if you don't see the proper fields, reload the page to refresh your cache.

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« Reply #65 on: October 25, 2017, 02:00:50 pm »
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So, hmm. This is annoying. Events and Landmarks are great because they use the same border colors (all images taken from Dominion's online version):


But now we've got these three:

For these, the borders are also recolored, not just the background panels. And the State template has some pretty inconsistent use of color compared to the rest too. This may take a little longer to figure out, sorry, unlike the same-day Night and Heirloom updates.
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« Reply #67 on: November 10, 2017, 02:34:15 pm »
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Additional whining:
The Event-type landscape card rendering doesn't support dark backgrounds/white text.
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« Reply #68 on: November 16, 2017, 02:57:26 pm »
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Oh, I fixed both of those a while back and forgot to reupload, whoops! Fixed now. Anyway, now that the full Nocturne card list has been released I don't have to worry more about any new unexpected surprises, so I guess now's the time to really think about those stupid State/Hex/Boon cards.
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« Reply #69 on: November 16, 2017, 04:03:07 pm »
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What's wrong with using the ShuffleIT templates? That way it's consistent with the official implementation and you don't need to worry about card colour differences.
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« Reply #70 on: November 16, 2017, 11:33:31 pm »
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The issue is then States/Hexes/Boons stop being first-class citizens and have to be top-level choices instead, so you have to choose between portrait, landscape, state, hex, or boon. And that's awkward. Alternatively they're items in the dropdown color lists like everything else, but those particular choices have hardcoded effects on the borders which cannot be replicated in CUSTOM. So far the named colors--Action, Treasure, etc.--are nothing more than convenience value, and reproducing their colors as CUSTOM colors would give you 100% the same effect, so I'd like to be able to keep that.
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« Reply #71 on: December 14, 2017, 04:52:01 am »
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Why hasn't this been sticky'd? (+bump)
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« Reply #72 on: December 14, 2017, 06:57:35 am »
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This is a great tool - thanks for making it!

As a feature suggestion, would it be possible to let us specify an expansion symbol?
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« Reply #73 on: May 20, 2018, 08:54:42 pm »
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I just wanted to say, this tool is absolutely incredible. Finding this made my day. It's so simple and intuitive to use, I'm absolutely loving bringing my custom cards to life. Thank you so much for this.
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« Reply #74 on: May 21, 2018, 07:10:16 am »
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Why hasn't this been sticky'd? (+bump)

Agreed. It's a great tool and this thread should be sticky.

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« Reply #75 on: May 22, 2018, 01:47:36 am »
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Itís really cool. Itís awesome!

I have an iPad and thereís photos on my ipad I wanted to use for the cards. But there doesnít seem to be anyway to add them.

Also Iím making travelers and thereís no way to put the big arrow on it.
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« Reply #76 on: May 22, 2018, 02:37:39 am »
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I have an iPad and thereís photos on my ipad I wanted to use for the cards. But there doesnít seem to be anyway to add them.
Images must be hosted somewhere on the internet. This is in order for you to be able to use the page's URL parameters as a full definition of the card.
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« Reply #77 on: May 23, 2018, 12:53:02 am »
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I did try to get the image from the internet.

And it still didnít work.

http://Http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/file:mad_scientist.svg

Thatís the info it gave me for the picture and it was still blank.
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« Reply #79 on: May 23, 2018, 01:11:13 am »
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Wow it actually worked.

Iím sorry I doubted you. This is the first time Iíve ever done anything like this. So I got frustrated.
Thank you for the help hopefully Iíll be able to figure it out on my own the next time.
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« Reply #80 on: May 23, 2018, 01:55:40 am »
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Iím just trying to figure out you got the url? I canít seem to figure it out?
It doesnít seem to just give you that info anywhere. I tried doing that for another one. By putting everything except the last part and it didnít work. Mickey hot springs 2008.jpg nothing at all.

Bummer
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« Reply #81 on: May 23, 2018, 02:17:05 am »
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I just figured it out. I got hot springs on my own too. Thank you so much.
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« Reply #82 on: May 25, 2018, 09:38:57 am »
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Hi Violet! Is there a way to make italicized text with the tool that I'm not aware of yet? For Setup rules?

Thank you for all that you've done for this community and for me by making and maintaining this tool. I think I would have been totally demoralized by my lack of card creating ability by now if it were not for you.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.3
« Reply #83 on: May 26, 2018, 11:52:32 am »
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Awesome tool! Sorry if this has been asked before, but is there a way to make Expansion icons?
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.4
« Reply #84 on: August 17, 2018, 09:31:43 pm »
+10

Very long overdue update: Boons, Hexes, and States are now supported. In order for them to be available I had to change a number of things under the hood, so there's a new EXTRA CUSTOM option which takes full advantage of those additions, letting you go more wild than ever.

I also added "coffer" to the list of keywords that make for bolded lines when appropriate, alongside "card," "buy," and "action." No other updates at the moment, though obviously there's still more to be done.
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« Reply #85 on: August 22, 2018, 02:12:42 pm »
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Ah, keywords,that explains why I couldn't get the German translations of my cards to look right.

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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.5
« Reply #86 on: September 24, 2018, 03:42:59 am »
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Quick update for Renaissance: Added Artifacts and Projects to the dropdown list of colors (though you'll forgive me if I don't provide any examples), and added "villager" to the list of bolding keywords.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.5
« Reply #87 on: September 26, 2018, 02:15:21 pm »
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+$1 doesnít seem to work in the card description for me although its the standard dominion format for plus coin.

Also the number doesnít seem to line up over the cost (See my brothel thread in Variants and Fan Cards for an example)

But damn is this tool legit man.  Great fucking job...
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« Reply #88 on: September 26, 2018, 02:50:21 pm »
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Yeah, that's a major issue with the current state of the text parsing currently: the special symbols ($, @, etc.) are not recognized when preceded by most characters. You have to write "+ $1" instead of "+$1" until I get around to overhauling things.

As for lining up, if you mean vertically, unfortunately different browsers just aren't very consistent with their text rendering. Desktop Chrome on Windows is what I do most of my testing in, and that's where the text will come out looking the most authentic. Other browsers will display things at subtly different sizes, different offsets, and so on, in ways that are not ideal but generally close enough.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.5
« Reply #89 on: September 29, 2018, 04:27:45 pm »
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Shemitz doesnít work anymore. It keeps saying someone may be using it to view your information?
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.5
« Reply #90 on: September 29, 2018, 04:46:19 pm »
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Do you have a timeline for updating this for renaissance or is it more of a, "I'll get to this eventually," type of thing?
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.5
« Reply #91 on: September 29, 2018, 05:30:59 pm »
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Shemitz doesnít work anymore. It keeps saying someone may be using it to view your information?
I lost track of the calendar and let my security certificate expire, sorry. Should be working again now though.

Do you have a timeline for updating this for renaissance or is it more of a, "I'll get to this eventually," type of thing?
Read a few posts up: I already added support for all known new Renaissance mechanics before they were even previewed.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.5
« Reply #92 on: September 29, 2018, 11:33:12 pm »
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Do you have a timeline for updating this for renaissance or is it more of a, "I'll get to this eventually," type of thing?
Read a few posts up: I already added support for all known new Renaissance mechanics before they were even previewed.

Ok, I missed that post. Turns out bookmarking the page keeps it on an older version, will have to update the bookmark.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.5
« Reply #93 on: October 04, 2018, 06:05:50 pm »
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Yeah works now thanks
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.5
« Reply #94 on: October 04, 2018, 06:43:16 pm »
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Thanks so much, just joined the forum and have been using this tool for the last few days. It is awesome! The only problem is I have to come up with cards to make with it...  :P
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« Reply #95 on: October 11, 2018, 01:55:13 pm »
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Can anyone tell me why you would want to use this template?
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.5
« Reply #96 on: October 11, 2018, 02:07:03 pm »
+1

Basically that template is a solution in search of a problem. It's an expression of confidence that someday someone will have the perfect idea that can best (or only) be expressed by a double-sided card.

My original use for it was Duration cards where you make a choice the turn you play it which affects what you get next turn, so there's no danger of forgetting which option you chose. Later there was a topic about "Adaptive" cards, and I put forward a couple of examples... IIRC, the idea was that the first time you gained (or acquired by Masquerade, Traveler, etc.) one such card you had to place a two-sided alpha/beta token on the supply pile, choosing which side was face-up, and for the rest of the game, that token's orientation locked you into only using the alpha side of that card or only using the beta side. But I'm sure there are more possibilities out there.
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« Reply #97 on: October 11, 2018, 02:46:22 pm »
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I see. I actually kind of like Perennial.
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« Reply #98 on: October 19, 2018, 03:32:31 am »
+1

Could you add a feature to allow any word to be bolded after +1 like Card/Action/Buy/Villager/Coffers?
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« Reply #99 on: October 19, 2018, 01:02:54 pm »
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Could you add a feature to allow any word to be bolded after +1 like Card/Action/Buy/Villager/Coffers?
That would indeed be awesome. Among other things, it would allow non-English mockups.
Also, +1 Pizza.

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« Reply #100 on: October 19, 2018, 09:32:09 pm »
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Could you add a feature to allow any word to be bolded after +1 like Card/Action/Buy/Villager/Coffers?
That would indeed be awesome. Among other things, it would allow non-English mockups.
Also, +1 Pizza.

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« Reply #101 on: November 10, 2018, 05:28:48 pm »
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Can you put a "clear text" button on the image url box? Maybe it's just me but my computer really can't handle the long urls generated by google image search when I try to replace one url with another (eg I'm making a bunch of cards)
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.5
« Reply #102 on: November 10, 2018, 06:18:54 pm »
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Also, adding the option for Italics would be nice, last I checked there was no way properly format things like (This stays in play.) and (This is not in the Supply.).
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« Reply #103 on: November 10, 2018, 07:18:55 pm »
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Also, It where cool if you could add, that you can make the traveler arrow without having the traveler type.
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« Reply #104 on: November 10, 2018, 08:47:08 pm »
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I'm in the gradual process of replacing all the code for text/icon drawing, and italics are a part of that. If I can get this to work, there'll be a rich text editor instead of the page deciding for you whether this text should be bold but this other text shouldn't, etc. Legacy URLs will be converted to rich text. But that's not done yet, and I'm not going to retrofit italics into the old code in the meantime.

I'm not sure I understand the "clear text" ask. Is Ctrl+A, Backspace not sufficient?

Traveler arrow... I guess that could happen? Is this something you've wanted to be able to do?
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.5
« Reply #105 on: November 13, 2018, 07:14:17 pm »
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Iíve made some travelers for my snowline expansion. Iíve added  ⬆️ Where it says action-traveler. But it would be nice if it had the same giant arrow under the text.

You currently have 3 differently shaped cards on the generator what if you made a forth just for travelers.
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« Reply #106 on: November 13, 2018, 07:42:52 pm »
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Oh, I might understand what you're asking about? The official Dominion cards only ever use the spelling "traveller," so my generator reacts to that spelling by drawing the giant arrow. You're using the spelling "traveler" and therefore not getting the arrow. But now that you point it out, it should probably accept either spelling.
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« Reply #107 on: November 13, 2018, 09:47:35 pm »
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Another thing to fix would be when you have a card with four types, it would be nice to have it go to a second line.
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« Reply #108 on: November 14, 2018, 02:14:21 am »
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Can you fix the rendering of starred costs (like Peddler's $8*)?
It looks somewhat off.
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« Reply #109 on: November 14, 2018, 07:44:45 pm »
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I want to use it in German and it would be nice if I can get the arrow just with ticking a box so that I can write the German word.
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« Reply #110 on: November 14, 2018, 08:33:25 pm »
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Can you fix the rendering of starred costs (like Peddler's $8*)?
It looks somewhat off.

I'm in the gradual process of replacing all the code for text/icon drawing
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« Reply #111 on: November 21, 2018, 12:34:38 pm »
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I want to use it in German and it would be nice if I can get the arrow just with ticking a box so that I can write the German word.
Ah, other languages are a good point, thanks for reminding me.

Intuitively it seems like it should be possible to have this tool support mats with text as well, now that we have two different examples (Coffers and Villagers) and know what's constant and what's variable. Unfortunately, judging just by the images on the dominionstrategy wiki, one of the variable things appears to be the dimensions, which can't be right. Look at this:

That's the two mat images superimposed and resized to use the same dimensions. The banners line up perfectly, which is nice; the text isn't quite aligned or sized consistently, but that's not a big deal. What's bothering me is that the Coffers mat is significantly wider than the Villagers mat. Is this right? Does Renaissance include a double mat that just hasn't been scanned onto the wiki, and if so, is that one's Coffers side narrower than the Guilds mat? Somebody with a physical copy of the game help me out here, because these images are inconsistent and I don't know what to do with them.
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« Reply #112 on: November 21, 2018, 01:59:43 pm »
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A friend of mine just got his pre-ordered version 2 days ago. And in renaissance the 2 mats are combined. Into one mat.

The only problem I have with the mat is that if it gets bumped that you might lose track of how many coffers and villagers you have considering that you use the coin tokens for both.
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« Reply #113 on: November 23, 2018, 09:38:16 am »
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Can you make 3 or 4 colored banners?
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« Reply #114 on: November 23, 2018, 01:49:46 pm »
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A friend of mine just got his pre-ordered version 2 days ago. And in renaissance the 2 mats are combined. Into one mat.
Okay. Are they the same size as one another? Are they narrower than the original Coffers mat? What are their actual dimensions compared to cards?
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« Reply #115 on: November 23, 2018, 10:54:20 pm »
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Can you make 3 or 4 colored banners?

No official card has more than 2 colors, so no.
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« Reply #116 on: November 24, 2018, 12:22:31 am »
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They might be a little bigger than 2 cards combined. And I wouldnít know how big the original coffer mats are. I just have the original guilds/cornucopia
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« Reply #117 on: November 24, 2018, 05:15:00 pm »
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I want to use it in German and it would be nice if I can get the arrow just with ticking a box so that I can write the German word.
Ah, other languages are a good point, thanks for reminding me.

Intuitively it seems like it should be possible to have this tool support mats with text as well, now that we have two different examples (Coffers and Villagers) and know what's constant and what's variable. Unfortunately, judging just by the images on the dominionstrategy wiki, one of the variable things appears to be the dimensions, which can't be right. Look at this:

That's the two mat images superimposed and resized to use the same dimensions. The banners line up perfectly, which is nice; the text isn't quite aligned or sized consistently, but that's not a big deal. What's bothering me is that the Coffers mat is significantly wider than the Villagers mat. Is this right? Does Renaissance include a double mat that just hasn't been scanned onto the wiki, and if so, is that one's Coffers side narrower than the Guilds mat? Somebody with a physical copy of the game help me out here, because these images are inconsistent and I don't know what to do with them.

I can confirm that the Coffers mat is clipped equally on both the left and right side to fit the size of the Villagers mat. In fact, for the overlay you have, if you clip the extra bits on the Coffers mat, you'll end up with exactly what is printed in Renaissance. So your ratios are spot on, but if you also need some measurements, here they are:

-Overall Coffers/Villagers Mat: Length: 12.79cm, Width: 8.33cm.

-Individual Coffers and Villagers Mats: Length: 7.86cm, Width: 5.79cm.

Measurement Notes: These were measured using inches with 1/32 precision and then converted to centimeters using a 2.54cm:1in ratio.

Layout: The Coffers and Villagers Mats are both essentially rotated 90 degrees and set one on top of the other to fit into the overall mat. So the lengths of both individual Coffers and Villagers Mats are slightly smaller than the overall width. The combined width of the Coffers and Villagers Mats is slightly smaller than the overall length.
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« Reply #118 on: November 24, 2018, 06:23:09 pm »
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That's exactly the sizing information I was looking for, thanks. The discrepancy between lengths and widths was a little confusing, but I see here that there's some significant margin space between them to mark player color, so that makes sense.
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« Reply #119 on: November 25, 2018, 03:08:58 pm »
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That's exactly the sizing information I was looking for, thanks. The discrepancy between lengths and widths was a little confusing, but I see here that there's some significant margin space between them to mark player color, so that makes sense.

Correct! The length to width ratios will be slightly different for the overall mat versus the individual Coffers and Villagers sections.

I think if you're going to provide a mat option for people, I'd go with the individual Coffers or Villagers ratio, but at a size that is about as big as the overall mat size.
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« Reply #120 on: December 01, 2018, 01:43:59 pm »
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I'm noticing that when I download the image, some problem occurs in my browser (Vivaldi), so that from now on, every time I re-focus the browser, it freezes for a few fractions of a second. After downloading 10-15 cards yesterday, my browser took 5 seconds to unfreeze every time I re-focused from another window. That means it's unusable of course. I had to delete all settings, bookmarks etc and build it up again. I downloaded one card now, and it's starting to happen again. I have never had this problem with any other web application. I have no idea where the problem lies.

EDIT: I have finally isolated the problem. It's in the History. It doesn't help to clear the history in the browser, however. I have to delete the actualy History file (from C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Vivaldi\User Data\Default) and let Vivaldi rebuild it.
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« Reply #121 on: December 02, 2018, 07:43:27 pm »
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First, thanks again for this very cool card image generator!  Photoshop is a pain to use for making fan card mock-ups.

I wondered why the .png file to download from the generator is so big for a picture file. The .png file I just downloaded for the fan card is 2.5 Mb, compared the fan card images (also .png files) I made a while back with photoshop which are about 300 Kb.

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« Reply #122 on: December 03, 2018, 08:26:00 am »
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In the german forum I found Tamplates for Gimp. They are very easy to edit.
For vertical cards:
https://www.magentacloud.de/lnk/fwT4yTjF#file
For horizontal cards:
https://www.magentacloud.de/lnk/73gKj5C3#file
Of course they are not as easy, like the generator!
Oh, if you donít have Trajan Pro, you maybe need this font:
https://www.dafont.com/optimusprinceps.font
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« Reply #123 on: December 12, 2018, 02:36:51 pm »
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A bit of feedback from recently printing my fan expansion, Antiquities:

For the official cards, there's a maximum size for rules text; the generator doesn't keep this in mind. For example, if you were to render your own version of Scholar, the text will be much larger than the official cards. Overall it's not terrible but they do stand out as "not official" when the text gets big. Additionally, I found myself trying to keep the text amounts short... a bit unnecessarily sometimes, because I didn't know what was normal.

Another thing, someone has asked me to make German translations of the cards, but the generator doesn't bold the German words. Could you possibly add a way to force text to be bold? This would also be good for people adding new keywords *puppy eyes*.

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« Reply #124 on: December 12, 2018, 08:05:49 pm »
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For the official cards, there's a maximum size for rules text; the generator doesn't keep this in mind. For example, if you were to render your own version of Scholar, the text will be much larger than the official cards.
This isn't true. The generator's maximum text size is admittedly slightly larger--not "much" larger--than certain scanned images, but it was based on other scanned images, so for those ones it's the right size. This just isn't something that's fully consistent across all cards/expansions/editions, and if I have to pick only one size to start from, out of the various possibilities offered by different cards, I'd rather a larger than a smaller.
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Another thing, someone has asked me to make German translations of the cards, but the generator doesn't bold the German words. Could you possibly add a way to force text to be bold? This would also be good for people adding new keywords *puppy eyes*.
This is in the works, but obviously only every once in a while do I actually feel like writing code for this, so I have no time estimate for you.

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I'm noticing that when I download the image, some problem occurs in my browser (Vivaldi), so that from now on, every time I re-focus the browser, it freezes for a few fractions of a second
I'm sorry, I've never even heard of Vivaldi and have no desire to troubleshoot this right now. The images are <canvas> elements, and you're downloading them using whatever your browser's standard code for downloading <canvas> images is. The download process is 100% something your browser handles, not me.

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I wondered why the .png file to download from the generator is so big for a picture file. The .png file I just downloaded for the fan card is 2.5 Mb, compared the fan card images (also .png files) I made a while back with photoshop which are about 300 Kb.
I'm going to guess the images you made with photoshop are much smaller in terms of pixel dimensions, which naturally translates to being smaller in terms of filesize. These are raster images, after all, not vectors.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.5
« Reply #125 on: December 12, 2018, 10:24:23 pm »
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These are raster images, after all, not vectors.
What does this mean? I don't know of these 'raster' or 'vectors' of which you speak.

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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.5
« Reply #126 on: December 13, 2018, 12:23:04 am »
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Okay! Look at this triangle.

In a raster image, which most image formats qualify as--png, bmp, gif, jpeg, etc.--this is basically encoded as a long list of pixels specifying whether each one should be black or transparent (or something in-between, for the edges). The downside to this approach is that if you want to resize the image, you get something like this:

The program doing the resizing, in this case your web browser, has no idea what the image is actually supposed to depict. It just knows there are a bunch of pixels in different places, and when trying to draw the image larger, it grabs one of those pixels (or multiple of those pixels, if it's blurring) and uses that. So that's one downside to raster images: they have a finite amount of detail, and when you try to display them at a size larger than their detail, it looks wrong.

Because raster images are essentially just lists of pixels, their filesize is hugely affected by their dimensions. A 32x32 image has far fewer pixels than a 1024x1024 image, for example, so it'll almost always be smaller. Depending on the specific image file format you're using, the complexity of the image will also play a role, but the dimensions will always be a factor.

Vector images (most commonly svg files) don't do any of that. The vector equivalent of that triangle image is basically, instead of a long list of pixels, a statement "there is a shape and it's black and it has three points and they are located here, here, and here." That's it! And each of those point locations would be expressed as a percentage of the image's overall width and height. So when you resize a vector image, it looks like this instead:


Perfectly smooth at any size. Vector image file formats generally let you specify a size the image should be displayed as by default, but really, the images themselves don't exactly have dimensions, they're just lists of shapes. The filesize of a vector file will depend purely on the number and complexity of those shapes, but won't care in the slightest about dimensions.

So you might think, wow, vector images sound great, they have none of the downsides of raster images, let's use them for everything! Well, for triangles and stuff, sure. But look at this random picture:

It would take forever to reduce this to a list of shapes and their colors. The more textured the image, the more irregular the shapes, etc., the harder it gets to make a vector equivalent, and automatic software solutions remain fallible. So both rasters and vectors persist, because both do different jobs.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.5
« Reply #127 on: December 13, 2018, 01:59:30 am »
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oh. ok. So, back to my original question, why are the images created by your generator so much bigger (dimentionally as well as file size) than a photoshop template for Dominion cards?

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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.5
« Reply #128 on: December 13, 2018, 03:15:03 am »
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So the DPI is higher in case you want to print anything.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.5
« Reply #129 on: December 13, 2018, 12:31:07 pm »
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So the DPI is higher in case you want to print anything.

To chime in, when I printed the Antiquities physicals, the printer (www.ludocards.com) wouldn't accept any files under a certain DPI... which basically translated to "under a certain dimensions" if you're using normal windows images. So the fact that the generator produces such massive images was exactly what they/I wanted.

(The printer would reject those files because experience says the client will be upset by the low quality/blotchy/gross results)
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