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Re: If you need images
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2014, 02:59:16 PM »
This thread gave me the idea to go look for new pictures for Mizuchi Tachibana. its annoying but everyone who has made a her apart of a game like this they have all these exaggerated pictures that make her look really fat, when in reality she isnt that big

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Re: If you need images
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2014, 09:16:25 AM »
^This, every time I make a pack the girl always be exaggerated to be more than they usually are. >:(


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Re: If you need images
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2014, 02:13:51 PM »
I have found quite a bit of good stuff on E-Hentai.  There is a lot of repeats to go through, but I've expanded quite a few files from the guys here, and I plan on re-packing what I've gotten from this site for you guys here.


Glad to see someone else mentioned that site. Discovered them a couple years ago and they've been my source for hentai and ecchi since.
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Re: If you need images
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2014, 08:57:50 AM »
I was thinking of making a new thread for this, but since this one is a sticky already, I'm just gonna revive it.

In light of new image types, I wanted to make a... guide of sorts to aid people in finding images, the way I do it.  I may repeat some sources used in the past in this thread, although I'm not going to stop on just giving source, I want to give some minor advice on how to use them as well.

Sources for images:

The boorus:

https://chan.sankakucomplex.com
Has a nifty, visible tag for the most popular images, based on user scores. Unfortunately, if you're not a member of the site, you're limited to a search of 4 tags at once. The "most popular" tag counts. Loads the image gallery on a single page, you browse it by scrolling down, instead of opening links to separate pages/tabs.


http://gelbooru.com/
https://danbooru.donmai.us
No striking differences between the two. I have a personal preference of using Gelbooru almost exclusively, as it seems more popular in general. It has a slightly annoying add redirection that forces you to wait 10 seconds, but it only happens once per session.


http://safebooru.org/
As the name implies, you'll find only worksafe images here. Good  for finding Profile images, if you don't feel like playing around with tags on the other boorus.

All of the above websites GENERALLY have eastern (i.e. japenese) art. If you're looking for more, or you find an artist that you specifically like, you can usually find a Pixiv address as the source of an image. Pixiv WILL require you to make an account there and log-in if you want to browse 18+ images, however. I've had no special difficulties doing that using Google translate. (Hell, by finding and pasting specific tags in moonrunes you could even browse Pixiv to get images directly at the source.)


Also, a small note on how the character names are handled on boorus: the same way they are in japanese;  last name first, first name second. So, it's not going to be "Miku_Hatsune", but "Hatsune_Miku".
Also, the boorus use the romanized original Japanese names for characters. This is most notable for Pokemon characters: a search for "Cynthia" is fruitless on Gelbooru, you have to search for "shirona_(pokemon)". Also, in this case, note the series origin of the character in parentheses - this is used in case of different characters from different series sharing names, or simply for better character identification.




Other sites:

http://g.e-hentai.org/
The gallery of e-hentai.org. Toplists, tags, torrents. All you could wish for. A heaven for doujins, but that doesn't interest someone looking for images much. Has an intricate filter search that you can base on rating,  10 "main" tags (I highly recommend the "Artist CG", "Game CG", and "Image Set" ones), as well as support for a wide variety of other tags. These tags, however, apply to entire galleries, not single images. So you can search for an entire set dedicated to a certain fetish or character.

Great for finding ripped CGs from games or various artists. You can find them here "in bulk", unlike the boorus, which have a strict uploading policy of not allowing flooding the site with dozens of the same CG with minimal difference (like a different facial expression of a character or clean version of the same image).

http://exhentai.org/
Exactly the same site layout as above. But... it's bigger, better, has more galleries that are usually uploaded at a frighteningly fast speed after release... and is a secret club available only to a few chosen ones.

Western image sources:

http://www.hentai-foundry.com/
The "club" for a wide variety of western pornographic artists. Some eastern ones have their accounts too, but not many of them.  Many of the artists here do not upload their images anywhere else, so finding them in other places (listed below) is a matter of someone else uploading them there. The quality of the images on HF is also somewhat moderated, so you won't find any outright crap images.
Other than that, you can make an account for free that gives you many priviledges and options for browsing, there is also a filter system based on orientations and fetishes.
Oh yeah, they had a recent policy change regarding loli and shota images. Much to their staff's dismay, they had to scrap them completely due to external pressure.

http://rule34.paheal.net/
http://rule34.xxx/
These sites operate on a layout identical to the boorus. BUT, they are a source of both western and eastern art.  The control over quality of art seems to be also less extreme, so you may find plenty of images that are outright crap.
What's the difference between the two? Paheal is ancient and has a long history of networking issues. It used to be slow as shit. Some bigger images, especially the animated ones, still load abysmally long. It's not as bad as in the past, though. Paheal also doesn't have an intricate tag system - the usual tags are only artist, characters in the image and the setting of the characters. Rule34.xxx operates on a tag system similar to the boorus.

These links in general SHOULD be enough to find whatever you need. I've sometimes delved into some artists personal blogs or accounts on different sites, and the general rule is: if it was drawn, it will be uploaded somewhere in the links above.


Searching for images and which tags to use:

Now that you know (and probably have already known before reading this post) WHERE to find images, here's something more interesting - HOW to look for them.

Here's a complete list of all the image types in the game, courtesy of aevojoey:http://www.pinkpetal.org/index.php?topic=3446.msg27877#msg27877

What I'm going to do, is give you a basic idea of how to filter images effectively through tags to get what you need. I'll be using Gelbooru myself, I'm not sure how reliable the tags there will be to Danbooru or Sankaku Channel, but they should pretty much cover all the sites.


The most important thing to know is that tags work both ways. You can filter a certain tag out completely by putting a "-" in front of it. So, if you're only looking for 2D images and you don't want to see entire pages of images of real life cosplay of the character you're looking for, you can add "-photo" to the tag list.


If you're looking for non-sexual images (when in need of profile pictures only), you can apply tags like "-sex", "-nude", "-cum" to the search.


Keep in mind there will be probably plenty of image types left blank. Realistically, it's impossible for every girl to have every image type available, even for extremely popular girls with galleries that have images in the tens of thousands (like Hatsune Miku, currently sitting with 62860 images on Gelbooru).
Also, ALWAYS bear in mind, the tags are set up and maintained by uploaders and members of the site. People are lazy. Some images will lack tags that should obviously be there.


Let's get to easy mode images first:
Profile - Just use the name of the girl as a tag. Using "1girl" or "solo" may help by filtering group images.
Ecchi - same as above. "alternate_costume" does wonders here as well.
Nude - simply "nude" works well enough.
Strip - "pole" is your friend. "naughty_face", "come_hither", "looking_at_viewer", "presenting" usually include girls in slutty poses that may fit this image type perfectly. Other than that, apply the same searches you use for Profile and Nude. You're guaranteed to find something fitting.
Swim - Plenty of "swimsuit" tagged images.
Sex - "sex" and "vaginal". Nuff' said.
Anal - "anal". "from_behind" combined with "sex" may yield images that could be interpreted as anal.
BDSM - "bdsm" works. "rope" is also helpful.
Beast -  "bestiality", "tentacles"/"tentacle". A pretty far-fetched attempt could be searching for "orc" as well.
Mast - "masturbation", "dildo", "object_insertion".
Les - "lesbian" doesn't work as often as you'd expect. "2girls" should earn greater, albeit more non-sexual, results.
Oral - "oral" or "fellatio" work. "mouth_pull" or "tongue_out" may yield some surprising results.
Titty - "titfuck" or "paizuri". Sometimes "breast_squeeze".
Hand - "handjob"
Foot - "footjob" works. You may also try searching for the "feet" and "cum" tags together.


Medium difficulty:
Milk - "lactation", "milking_machine". Best bet is "breast_grab".
Bath - be on the lookout for "onsen" or just "bath". If desperate, try "steam" or "water".
Bed - My favourite is just searching for "lingerie" and/or "naughty_face". There is a "bed" tag, but it includes beds in any situation, mostly sexual ones. Try "sleeping" or "bedroom_eyes" instead. "dakimakura" is an excellent option as well.
Bunny - "bunnysuit" (spelled together), "bunny_ears", "bunny_girl". Alternatively "cat_ears", but only in conjuction with non-catgirls.
Maid - simply "maid" will work most of the times. "apron"  if desperate. "alternate_costume" may also work.
Wait -  "waitress" exists as a tag. Otherwise, try "apron" and "alternate_costume" again. You may rarely find results using "tray" or "food" that are satisfying.
Preg - There's a surprisingly low amount of girls tagged with "pregnant". And the worst part is, you don't have any other tag options here.
Combat - "katana", "sword", "blood". Overall, not that hard to find, but requires imagination when it comes to tags.
Sing - "singing", "microphone", "karaoke".


Hard difficulty:
Card - depends what you're looking for when you need a gambler girl. "top_hat"  or "business_suit" are interesting results if you want something classy. Other than that, you're off scouring "alternate_costume" or just the girl's gallery in general.
Cook - "food", "frying_pan", "spatula", "apron". "chocolate" as well, because making chocolate yourself on valentine's day is a big deal in Japan.
Herd - I honestly don't know. If some girl is wearing a shepherd girl outfit, maybe.
Farm - same as above. "alternate_costume" may yield...something. Other than that, you have to rely on gems, like this exemplary one I found recently,: http://gelbooru.com/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=2370006
Craft - Again, no idea. I may come up with something later.


For the sake of your hard drive space:


So you've got your girl's folder filled with 50 images and you're ready to set up her .girlsx file? Not so fast.
Some of the images you've downloaded are probably .png. Now, the difference in quality between a .png and .jpg is minimal  in my opinion. The main advantage a .png has in our case is transparency, so you could have your girl's images blend in with the background in-game which is really cool. You can do that by using Paint.NET - a freeware image editor that's relatively easy to learn and use.
But, in case your image isn't transparent and/or you don't want it to be, I personally think it'd be a good idea to have convert it to .jpg along all others, so your Characters folder isn't a bloated mass of dozens of gigabytes.
I recommend this simple free batch image converter:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/bulkimageconver/
It's small and intuitive and has all the options you'll need - that is the one automatically deleting the original .png files you'd wish to convert and the option to apply that setting to all the subdirectories.
Of course, individual .png images can always be opened in MSPaint and Saved As a .jpg. The difference in size of the image is a case of a couple thousand KB at best, usually a couple hundred, but the more girls you have, the more space their image files occupy.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2014, 09:16:34 AM by 0nymous »

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Re: If you need images
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2014, 01:02:47 PM »
Depending on what you are looking for,
http://www.deviantart.com/ can also be a very good source for non-erotic and soft-erotic (and some hardcore) pictures.
As with pixiv you may need an account for certain images, but creating one is free and without problems.
Strange thing with deviant art is,
things like hardcore bdsm and torture are fine,
any kind of sexual penetration isn't, even in consentual loving sex or masturbation.

For image editing, changing resolutions/fileformats, i use irfanview  (http://www.irfanview.com/)
it also has a funktion to edit many pictures at once for sizes, filenames, fileformats, different filters and so on.
It supports a lot of different languages.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2014, 01:11:21 PM by Yukinohki »

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Re: If you need images
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2014, 09:53:45 AM »
I might have an idea on craft, maybe it can depend on the girl but with Nitori I usually have a pic of her making one of her inventions. Making potions, toys, you name it.
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Our playground....
The whole freaking world guys....
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Re: If you need images
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2016, 05:59:43 PM »
Can the next version please have an optional toggle to use images in the "defaultimages" as the alternates instead of the other alternates method?

I have been doing EXTENSIVE personal editing of my defaultimages folder.  I have added tons of great animated gifs and cropped photos.  My goal was to cut off all hair and chests (for most of the image types except those that are necessary - ie Milk and Titty, of course) from photos to be able to basically have a large assortment of images that are pretty general and could be used with almost any other set of more personalized photos (iow - the images provided for a character in the character folder).  I want to be able to have a whole bunch of fairly general girl characters that have their own specific images (like a warrior-type girl would have her own custom profile, presented, and maybe even combat pics), but then when images for that activity type are unavailable in her character folder, then the game will grab one of my images from the defaultimages folder for that activity type.  The problem, is that the way the game works... they are never used.  For instance... if I have my girl cook at the bar, the game will first try to use the girl's cook pic... if that's not there, wait.  if that's not there, maid.  And if none of those alternates are available, it will use a profile pic of hers.  Why does it work that way?  There should be a way to customize the way the game chooses alternate photos... because I would prefer that if the girl has no cook pic, that it immediately uses one of the defaultimages cook pics instead.

I don't understand the point of even having a defaultimages folder if it doesn't work this way.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2016, 06:02:23 PM by Monty52 »

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Re: If you need images
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2016, 06:22:18 PM »
I just realized that I had the defaultimages folder in the wrong place.  It does use the images in the defaultimages folder over using a profile pic from the girl's folder... but it still hunts for alternates there first before resorting to defaultimages.  Back to the Cook example... it will still look for Wait and Maid pics in the girl's folder first before going to the defaultimages.  Can we get a toggle to use the defaultimages of the correct image type first before going for the alternates in the girl's folder?  I'd rather pull from the correct type of action using basically a miscellaneous appropriate activity pic (the ones I set up in the defaultimages folder) that shows the correct activity over one of the customized ones for the correct girl showing a less appropriate activity type.

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Re: If you need images
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2016, 06:29:08 PM »
Some that really don't make sense:

Les alternate is girl's Sex pic (which all show guys) instead of defaultimages' Les pic which show women?  Vice versa for Sex using Les as an alt.

Beast uses Sex as an alt?

Hand uses Foot as an alt?

There's a better way... Defaultimages.

It will save a lot of storage space too, because you have a lot of great defaultimages to use... and then when you really want a specific girl to not show something from the defaultimages alternate folder, then all you do is make a copy of one of her other pics from another category, copy and rename it to the category you'd rather have show instead of the defaultimages alt.

At least give the option to do it this way.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2016, 06:34:33 PM by Monty52 »

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Re: If you need images
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2016, 08:12:32 PM »
You can already do that.

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Re: If you need images
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2016, 09:18:50 PM »
ok... if you can - how?

EDIT: I'm using the newest crazy mod version btw - v.06.02.28.  That's what we're both talking about, right?

EDIT2: OK... I never knew about the config.xml file until now.  Why not have the game update this config.xml file through the "Settings" menu selection when running the game?  That would be much more intuitive.
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Re: If you need images
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2016, 09:51:14 AM »
Can someone detail the situations appropriate for all of the image types (even "Lick" - which actor is licking who, and licking what?)?  I know some of the image types are not actively being used in the game currently (possibly set aside for other scripted mods), but I'm hoping that they were at least figured out ahead of time to determine what they could be used for.

I am creating a new much more extensive Defaultimages package that I plan on offering to everyone else here and I want to make sure that I get everything correct (as best as it can be given the limitations that I can't change).  If you don't already know why the Defaultimages folder is so important, let me explain.  It can allow you to create a ton of random girls where each one has specific profile pics (obtained from each girl's character folder), but then use shared general images from the Defaultimages folder for everything else.  This means that the Defaultimages folder has to be careful crafted though to work well and make sense if it is to be used for this purpose.  You will have to edit your config file to take advantage of this (find out how to do it in the forum).  Here are my current rules for selecting images:

- images are drawings or another style of CG (except for a maybe a few non-girl ones - like, I got a really cool grim reaper GIF a "Death" image type that looks like it could have be from a movie clip).  I threw in a lot of very nice animated GIFs, so it's like you are watching little anime/hentai movie clips - yes!
- images display a completely human actor.  actors with non-human visual qualities will have to have their own unique pictures in their own character folder
- hair is completely cropped from all images (from where the actor could be assumed to be located) as that takes way too much away from anonymity
- chests are cropped from every image (from where the actor could be assumed to be in the pic) except those where I just can't get away from it (ie. Milk and Titty - in those cases I used above average through very large size breasts as why bother milking or titsex with small breasts anyway?) as that also takes away from anonymity also.
- skin is non-tattooed.  If you have a tattooed actor, that's a unique feature that you'll have to get special pics for and put in her folder specifically.
- skin is generally light through tanned.  You can easily just assume that varied skin color is a result of differing lighting.  If you have a black or a ghostly pale actor, you'll have to use specific pics to account for that in their specific folders.
- pubic hair is a non-concern, as it can be assumed to routinely grow and get shaved by any girl.
- consideration for clothing is dependent on what might make sense for the image type.  If you have a specific girl who is defined by her clothes, then you will have to provide her own custom pics in her character folder.
- As stated at the top of this message, there are image types I am providing images for in this package that are not implemented in the game but are available for other modders to use in their scripts.  Apparently most (if not all) of them fall within implemented categories.  I plan on providing a document with the download to explain the implemented categories those images fall within.  I will leave it up to the downloader to follow the instructions to copy and rename images.  The reason I will be doing this is mainly for the sake of keeping the download smaller.  It also makes it easier for people that prefer it to have unique images for the unique categories that aren't also used for the more general categories.

So, please.  Help me to create this.  All I need is someone to help detail to me what action each image type is used for, because the information on this forum is too vague for me to do this properly.  What I mean by this is, for each action: actor is receiving or providing (maybe either), performing with who (1 girl, 1 guy, multiple girls, multiple guys, mixed?), and which body parts are involved and what is happening to those body parts.  I'm going to use "Lick" again as an example as one of the most confusing image types to figure out...  I am almost 3/4.  All I need is the information.  I have been posting for a few days about this...  Please - someone?
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Re: If you need images
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2016, 07:00:53 PM »
Probably gonna need aveojoey or Crazy. The best advice is keep in mind that almost everything is from a male perspective especially with things like lick. Lesbian actions are easy to tell, what would a women use? A strapon. Can you eat out dick? No it's a girl only activity. If it was the anus it would be rimming.
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