The virtual SL fashion photos of Gorgeous Yongho of Juicy Bomb are so, well, gorgeous, that she's sometimes accused of heavily retouching them in post-production. But no, what you see on her blog is pretty what she sees in the SL viewer, and here's the proof: Above left is her viewer with the UI, and at right, what the screenshot looks like after she crops it in Piknik.
"I mostly use picnik.com (online photo editing tool) to crop and arrange my photo collages," Ms. Yongho tells me, "but most of the images on my blog are not heavily photo-processed at all, if ever."
The real trick is her technical specs and settings-- read about those after the break:
Click the screenshot above to see her Viewer 2 graphic settings. "I use the official SL2.0 client, with Starlight skins installed. I have... taken from my System info:
- Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU email@example.com
- Installed memory (RAM): 9.00 GB
- System type: 64-bit Operating System
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX570.
"I upgraded about a month ago, from a GTX260 card, I don't really notice much of a difference." Despite this, her in-world inventory is so large, "I'm still crashing all the time," she says laughing, "and I'm also on a wireless connection." But being virtually gorgeous in SL comes with such costs.