We have a list of 1000 sites (URLs).
we need thumbnails of their logo.
For each URL specified we need a 100x50 gif and a 88x31 gif, the two should look similar, only with a resize/crop.
When creating the logo, the following considerations should be taken:
1. The logo is relatively clear and readable
2. the aspect ratio is preserved if possible
3. small manipulations should be made to allow fitting the logo into the thumbs in a readable way. For example, breaking a textual logo into 2 lines, so that it fits well into a 100x50 or 88x31.
4. files are in GIF format. number of colors in the gif should be kept to minimum (while preserving the looks of the logo), to allow the smallest file size. In general, a filesize of less than 1K is advisable.
Here is an example:
URL: [url removed, login to view]
100x50: [url removed, login to view]
88x31: [url removed, login to view]
a. the logo is broken into 2 lines (compared with the original logo), where the graphics part, along with the .com part is taken below the main logo text.
b. File sizes are around or below 1K.
c. Number of colors is minimal, but using adaptive compression the logo maintains the looks of the original and preserves readability.
The process of creating such logos:
I. load the page in a browser
II. capture (printscreen) the page
III. paste into image editing tool (photoshop for example)
IV. edit, crop and resize to fit the logo into a 100x50 image. Make sure you make the needed edits to fit the logo well into the needed size. Small changes in aspect ratio are OK, as long as the logo is preserved well in the final result.
V. Save as optimized image with minimum number of colors that keep the logo resembling its original format. Make sure the size of the image is as small as possible, certainly less than 2K, preferably less or around 1K.
VI. Resize/crop to fit 88x31
VII. Save as optimized image with minimum number of colors.
Note: Files should be named according to the following convention.. [SiteID].gif (for the 100x50) and [SiteID][url removed, login to view] (for the 88x31). SiteIDs will be specified in the list. the example above was for SiteID #30, therefore the files are [url removed, login to view] and 30_s.gif.
Process should take about a minute per such site/URL (set of 2 icons).
Pricing of such a set (2 per site as indicated) should be between 4-10 cents, please do not post bids more expensive than this.
Work will be assigned in bulks of 100 such URLs.
To begin with we have about 1000 such URLs.
Please view the message board for the project for more details and updates IF available and feel free to send PMs or post on the board with any question or feedback.