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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-10 08:21 PM
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Poll question: *** Photo Contest Rules Poll #2: Photo Size ***
Handy size comparison:

800 pixels wide



900 pixels wide



1000 pixels wide:

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-10 08:35 PM
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1. Me again
I think polling GD, as I said, needs a visual like you're giving, (MAN I love them in the bigger formats)
but not in increments like you did for us.
Repeating myself:
I think we should do one in only larger photos and tell them it's different and that we want their opinion on that issue.
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 01:37 AM
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7. Excellent idea.
One contest with larger dimensions and a solicitation for feedback would be a very smart way to pursue this further, unless the existing limits remain. I actually prefer to leave the limits as they stand, but I hope we can get a clear consensus on this and other things that crop up from time to time. If the consensus is bigger, I'd be delighted with that too.

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Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-10 08:43 PM
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2. I'm actually surprised at how much better I liked 800 vs 900 pixels
Edited on Sun Apr-25-10 08:44 PM by Schema Thing

I thought I would think "yeah, bigger is better, but we should not go larger than we currently allow due to the problem of vertical formated pics".

But on my screen, 900 pixels starts to get too close to the browser crap and detracts from the image- even though I see the entire image at once just fine.


The ideal would be for every entry to get it's own 1K X 1K black (or dark grey) field, and the photographer could float their image within that field as they so chose. But that's adding a complexity that we probably don't need; people would be asking how to create such a field etc etc.


ps. for this poll I chose "panoramas can..."
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-10 09:07 PM
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3. I just had to vote for
"if a photo is in"! Mainly because I don't want a kitten to die!
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Tindalos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-10 11:17 PM
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6. If a photo is in ... what?
In a kitten?

In the mod's hot tub?
In an unstable orbit around Jupiter?

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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 01:49 PM
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11. You know, I can't recall the wording that was supposed to go there
but it was something to the effect of stipulating less than 800 pixels on the long side for photos in portrait orientation.

I think. :silly:

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HappyCynic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-10 10:20 PM
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4. Vertical
You should add sample vertical shots, as that is where the size really could be a problem.
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 01:40 AM
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8. Thank you. Will post some in a response on this thread.
And would have sooner if I weren't a dullard. :blush:

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ManiacJoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-10 10:33 PM
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5. 900 pixels would work nice. Keep the 200K byte limit.
I would vote for this out of convenience as it comes close to other forums.
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 01:53 AM
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9. *** Size comparison for photos in portrait orientation ***
900 pixels high, longer than currently allowed:



800 high, current standard:



700 pixels high:



Thanks to HappyCynic for the idea.

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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 02:31 AM
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10. I gotta' scroll down...I think I may be experiencing "monitor envy"...
..."enhancement" may be in order.
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Tindalos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 08:38 PM
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12. I have to scroll too but it's not a big deal
btw the Windows F11 shortcut mentioned in a previous post doesn't work on newer macs unless you reconfigure the keyboard. Not sure how much of a problem that would be for the average contest voter but it's yet another hurdle to consider if we're going to include instructions on how to view larger pictures.

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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 08:42 PM
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13. I voted to make 1 and 3 a tie.
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MattSh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-10 03:15 AM
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14. My thinking...
I would be all for a larger format, except...

1. vertical pictures already get cut off. A large format means more scrolling to see the full picture.
2. for a couple months a year, I'm often relegated to dial-up.
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-28-10 06:55 PM
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15. Kick. Leaving these up until Sunday.
:kick:

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Sheepshank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 02:55 PM
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16. I prefer not to have to scroll to see vertical pictures
very distracting. I suppose I could always turn my screen 90 degrees so it is not in 'landscape' orientation. So I'd vote for 800 Pixels on the longest side so I don't have to flip my monitor 90 degrees.
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 04:52 PM
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17. Same here...
That's the main reason that I'm against increasing the size limit.
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 04:54 PM
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18. IF we are to increase the size limit, it should be to 1024...
Why? Because most web-sharpening tools I know of are optimized for 480, 640, 800, and 1024 pixels on the longest dimension -- anything between them will be compromised visually.

Personally, I don't think we should go beyond 800 pixels, but, if we do, it should be to 1024 rather than 900 or 1000.
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 02:37 PM
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19. Kick! Another 24 hours to vote, comment and/or snark.
:dunce:

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