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Viper007Bond

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I want to change the background images and possibly the fonts used for the CAPTCHA on the registration page.

It is suggested that you provide your own background images and true type fonts to make your image verification unique. Background images should be 201x61 pixels. Fonts should be True Type fonts. Place the files in the proper directory beneath the images/regimage folders. The name of the files do not matter as long as images end in .jpg, .png, or .gif and fonts end in .ttf.

Current images:

background1.jpg
background2.jpg
background3.jpg
background4.jpg
background5.jpg
background6.jpg
background7.jpg
background8.jpg
background9.jpg
background10.jpg


There are also 3 fonts.

Anyone have some good ones for me? :)
 

Viper007Bond

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Woah, nice! Thanks. :D
 

toma_alimosh

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don't do all 1 font, do 1 font per letter (the more different, the better), software will have a tough time with those ones. Also, draw a line (not a straight one) through the letters (same color as letters), but thin and non-intrusive, so people can tell what it is.

It's also a good idea to tilt the fonts in different odd angles, that way they're not even in a straight line or oriented in the same direction.

A good idea is to make the fonts dark, but not exactly black in color ... fool around with the RGB a bit.

Anything that can fool automation should be put on it.
 

Viper007Bond

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I can't do a line or anything, but I already have the random color, font, slant, etc. on. :)
 

Alok

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Check out my friend at deviantart alok, he's got some good stuff there, infact deviantart is a great resource for those sort of wallpapers.

phwoar! thanks!

Offtopic: I especially love this
Cats___exclamation_exclamation_by_alphasol.jpg
 
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Viper007Bond

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The current CAPTCHA system is enough. Unlike phpBB's that was so simple it could easily be defeated, vB is random enough each time to be fairly bot proof. However, I just want to customize it a little bit so that it's not entirely default (and therefore easier to possible beat).
 
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