Today we have added EIGHT new image types, the most we have ever added in one go before, and in an unprecedented move we have no images available for any of them!
With thetvdb having issues with bandwidth (that should be resolved soon) we decided to add banner support here (both season and series) to hopefully help alleviate some of the stress, but as this is fanart.tv we decided to raise the bar a bit to prepare for future sized big screens….
We have kept the aspect ratio the same but changed the image size to 1000 x 185px and more than that, we have added banner support across all 3 sections!
We have also decided to add support for “HD ClearLOGOs”
These are going to be hard to come by as they are so much bigger and so we have added them as a new section rather than changing the the current allowed size, however, there is an important reason for this…
We are looking to address some of the shortcomings of the old style, so the new format will have the following features.
- Center aligned both vertically and horizontally (as opposed to the bottom align of the old logos)
- 800 x 310 pixels
- 10 pixel gutter. So the maximum size of the actual image will technically be 780 x 290px with a 10px gutter all the way around to allow for drop shadows / outer glow.
And last but not least, we have added Movie Thumb support, however, as always we are raising the bar and have set the images at 1000 x 562px.
We hope you all are as excited about these challenges as we are!
Seems like the first ones are coming in already. Here are some nice examples of what we had in mind.
i say we missing the support for movie collection logos and i think is also pretty good idea to have clearart or character art support for music but thank you for the new image types
movie collection logos are already possible
don’t know about the music suggestion. i don’t see the real usage and doubt they will catch on. those would need at least >500 to get started imo
Have uploaded a template with the guides already in place.
Oh, and have uploaded the first HD Logo here 🙂
My First 3 Movie HD logos are uploaded. hope i understand the sizes correct 🙂
No much to not understand I guess 😛
These will look great on my “imaginary, hope-to-acquire” 100″+ projection system. 🙂
Seriously though, this gives me inspiration to start hammering away at some images again.
The nice thing is once you’ve finished your logo you can resize it and upload two at once. I still have the raw files for my last couple of logos so I think I’ll add them shortly 🙂
Also, I know of one view that happens to have larger logos and should look better with the HD logos. 😉
I can make an educated guess which one 😉
Very cool to see Music Banners 🙂
Yeah. Since we added it to others I thought why not for music to.
Maybe not as useful in a media center but mighty cool somewhere else
I think music banners will be really useful in the future.
In MeediOS we used to be able to browse artists by the index first letter then filter down. This also means music banners became a possibility.
Anyway the first ones look really good. I added support for them on theaudiodb.com using the same dimensions.
Do you think you could put info on your site of the user that created them?
That information isn’t sent in the API so there would be no way for him to do that.
They should always link back to fanart.tv IMO
Since we don’t use the same user database they aren’t going to match and some one else could use that name
Banners are cool in 2012? Really?
Does that even matter
Damn you! Now I have to add some more views to AWXi 🙂
I know how you feel.. 🙂
I had to dig in my own code to figure out how i actually did things before
Nice work guys.
Now do your job 😉
Working on it B)