Request: Hi-res picture from RMC advert

#1
Hi there,

first post, and since I don't know where to go with it, I'll just put it here:

I'm looking for a high resolution picture of the very last scene in this advert for the Royal Marines Commandos:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=IUcaM_0ztbM

I'd like to use the picture of the camouflaged Commando with the "99.99%..." quip as a computer desktop wallpaper to pi** of my less pro-military co-workers - so, if anybody can contribute to this just cause, I'd be more than happy...

Thanks,
M
 
#7
Yep, already checked out the official site - lots of great pictures from all over the world in wallpaper resolution, but not quite what I'm looking for; I like the mixture of grim combat readiness and cocky swagger in that specific image.

Besides, using a picture from the field feels like adding a "been there, done that" message, and I don't want to make it look like borrowed plumes. Just want to make some people gnash their teeth and tear out their hair in tufts...

M
 
#8
Do you not have a digi camera just set the image on full screen on youtube and take the picture having paused the picture then open on photoshop and adjust to desired results.
 
#9
Just pause it at the bit you want. Set it to full screen, take a screenshot of your computer by pressing "Print Screen" and paste it into paint.
 
#10
You could try emailing the MOD and requesting a JPEG with a resolution of at least 300 ppi (suitable for a quality enlargement to A4 size), or a TIFF file of at 600 ppi if you have an A3 professional photographic printer. Better still, offer a reward to one of our many serving booties here for a photo of their oppos. £100 ought be do it. :)


PS: Sarge, where you you get that piccy of NZ Bootneck?
 
#11
Better still, offer a reward to one of our many serving booties here for a photo of their oppos. £100 ought be do it.
Um, we're still talking about re-enacting the picture I am looking for and not the one posted by sgtpepperband, are we?!

Actually, I want to use it as my computer desktop wallpaper, not as a printout, so I'd need a rather high resolution :|
And honestly, taking a fullscreen screenshot from a (youtube) flash file & then photoshopping wouldn't quite do it... (in part 'cause I'm quite a PS newbie)

Yet, thanks for sharing your thougthful considerations =)
 
#13
Backpacker1uk, thanks for your help, I really appreciate it! But let's face it, that low-res source won't allow for a desktop wallpaper that looks nice on a 20" screen :-/

I'll try my luck at the RM's page - if they can't supply a hi-res image, than no-one can...

Thanks again, guys!
 

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#14
michaelf said:
Backpacker1uk, thanks for your help, I really appreciate it! But let's face it, that low-res source won't allow for a desktop wallpaper that looks nice on a 20" screen :-/

I'll try my luck at the RM's page - if they can't supply a hi-res image, than no-one can...

Thanks again, guys!
Which is what you were advised almost 2 weeks ago... :roll:
 
#18
michaelf said:
Backpacker1uk, thanks for your help, I really appreciate it! But let's face it, that low-res source won't allow for a desktop wallpaper that looks nice on a 20" screen :-/

I'll try my luck at the RM's page - if they can't supply a hi-res image, than no-one can...

Thanks again, guys!
If you had been happy with the pic I could have sent it to your e mail. In fact I could have taken a better one.

Put brain in gear!!!
 

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