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TheDigitalOrchestra says

Hi all I’m relatively new to envato, and looking for the best ways to promote – it seems one of the best ways is to offer to help promote some of your stuff too, so here I am!
Here’s the deal:

I have 2 user accounts on AudioJungle – TheDigitalOrchestra & TheDigitalPianist (both profiles cross-promote each other’s work).
Currently I promote outside envato using The Digital Orchestra website, facebook, youtube, youtube, twitter & soundcloud.
My portfolios are pretty small at the moment, but I am intending to gradually grow them across all the usual genres of music.
I have been using the free AudioJungle promo video clips on youtube, which are featured in a slider on my own website homepage, and also linked from each soundcloud track.
If you would like to use any of my preview tracks to promote your own work, whether here at envato or elsewhere, I would be happy to return the favour and feature your promo on youtube, my own website, facebook, and also link from soundcloud and my AudioJungle profiles. Of course an acknowledgement and link from yourself in return would be the deal :)
If there’s nothing in my portfolios that you can use, please feel free to follow me – as I said before, all musical genres will be catered for over time.
I already have tracks in Piano Classics, Rock, Pop, Logos & Idents, International and Hip Hop. Soon to be added are Electronic, Easy Listening, Country, Corporate, Classical, Cinematic & Orchestral Classics.
Thank you for your time & happy selling!
Cheers
Paul

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OK It’s sinking in now, phew, takes a bit of thinking to un-learn a concept, especially since my wife and co-designer works specifically with printable products and 300dpi… The extra step is literally just a couple of seconds in the re-sizing process, so I don’t really mind doing that to follow the standard being requested. I can now see why it is unnecessary for web purposes – it’s the pixel dimensions that dictate the file size. I think my confusion stemmed from misunderstanding the term “pixel dimensions” – I thought it referred to changing the size of the pixel itself. Looking back this does sound quite ridiculous since a pixel is physically fixed on the screen. Looking forward to trying to finally wrap my head around different pixel widths for video aspect ratio work… ;)

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TheDigitalOrchestra says

So you can show me a receipt? For a purchase?

That ORIGINATES from envato?

No

Only because I haven’t bought anything yet (whether Envato credits or a direct purchase). However, if I had, here in the UK the Paypal transaction details are sufficient for tax purposes. In fact, this is ideal, because it also includes details of foreign currency conversion applied at the time.

So, in answer to your question, no I can’t show you a receipt that originates from Envato, but I wouldn’t have any use for one since Paypal provide one.

I wonder whether, as someone else stated, tax is a simpler issue here…?

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TheDigitalOrchestra says

Well, my first approval came through, so here it is. I am really new here, and have tons of work to do on promotional polish and more works – I’ll have plenty of time to do that after tomorrow – redundancy caused by the digital cinema revolution. No need for projectionists any more, and to be honest I’m glad – just the push I needed to do what I enjoy! Just a small offering, but there will be more very soon – http://audiojungle.net/item/today-is-good/2195242 Thanks for your consideration :)

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TheDigitalOrchestra says

DPI has NO effect on the file size of an image

The formular to determine the file size of an image doesn’t iclude the DPI (PPI) in any case. File size = height x width x color depth x 3

And it’s also a myth, that computer monitores just have 72 DPI (correctly it should be PPI not DPI ) ;)

Can you explain what is happening when I save an image using Photoshop at 180 pixels/inch resulting in a file of 4.54mb; I then save exactly the same picture with the same dimensions and making no alterations other than changing the pixels/inch to 72 and then have a file only 991kb?

Obviously if I were to optimise this for web use I’d be taking it down to about 30kb using various methods, including canvas size adjustments, image size matching AND resolution optimisation. I don’t understand how this last step can be disregarded when it shows the kind of results I experience. After all, a same size image at 144ppi will contain 4x the number of pixels as at 72ppi… Forgive my ignorance, I am fairly new to this but thought I knew that much – if I’m wrong, I genuinely want to know how. :)

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TheDigitalOrchestra says

From the standpoint of good web design I’d have to disagree with this article. As I understand it, the reason we set the resolution to 72dpi for web use is because that is the maximum resolution monitors can display. Using anything higher will still display ok, but results in unnecessarily high bandwidth usage and therefore increases page loading time. I am fairly new to web design, but that was what I was taught… Anyone else know?

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TheDigitalOrchestra says

Nice one! Well done!

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TheDigitalOrchestra says

Just waiting on my first approval, then I’ll join the queue. ;)

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TheDigitalOrchestra says

I am a semi-pro keyboardist and trumpet player, that is I currently earn about half my income through gigging with a function band (mainly weddings) and other gigs such as show work. Until 2 weeks from now, the other half of my income has been as a projectionist/projection manager for a multiplex cinema – that is coming to an end due to the rise of digital cinema. In anticipation of this I have been working to increase my musical income for the last year and a half. For the near future that will include expanding into “cocktail pianist” territory, and hopefully composing. One rejection so far, but not down-hearted – looking forward to the challenge! Incidentally, does anyone know how you get separate “exclusive” and “non-exclusive” portfolios – would that be the reserve of the elite author, perhaps? :)

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