I’ve got no destination for you today, but instead something a bit different.
I’d been hearing around the grid and on Plurk about a Second Life viewer called Black Dragon that was amazing at taking pictures. As I’ve been having a problem with crashing when I cam around while using my Firestorm viewer, I decided to give it a try. The pictures here have had no editing, other than reducing the size.I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to take pictures at a much higher resolution before crashing and the clarity is outstanding compared to my usual raw shots. I was able to produce an image with only Windlight settings that I usually need a couple editing steps in Photoshop to achieve.The UI is very different from both the SL and FS viewers and really takes some exploring to find the settings and functions. I also wasn’t very happy with the way the snapshot interface defaults back to its main menu after each shot, requiring me to choose where the picture will be saved. There may be a toggle somewhere for that, but I wasn’t able to find one.I’ll be experimenting with the Black Dragon viewer over the next week on avatar pictures as well, but it is definitely my go-to viewer now for SL “photography”.