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STICKY: ADDING IMAGES TO GALLERY: IF YOUR GEAR/EXIF IS NOT THERE?

 
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Dec 07, 2014 06:23 |  #1

Let me make this absolutely clear, this seems to be a subject that needs clarifying:

You are required to enter camera, lens (if not fixed lens camera), ISO, shutter speed and aperture in order to be eligible to adding the image to your gallery.

From version 1.1 (updated 20th Jan.) ONLY CAMERA AND LENS ARE REQUIRED FOR GALLERY IMAGES.

If the camera or lens is not the gear database, pick one that is similar. Again: if you do not find the gear, pick something that is similar.

ALL THE METADATA CAN BE EDITED LATER, TOO.

WHEN GEAR IS ADDED TO THE DATABASE, I WILL ANNOUNCE WHAT HAS BEEN ADDED. YOU CAN THEN CORRECT THE GUESSES IF YOU WANT AND ADD IT TO YOUR GEAR LIST.

You will not be not punished for guessing.

Of course we strive for accuracy of the data, being anal and picky photographers, but in this case I trust that we know that 50 1.4 or 50 1.8 is not a crucial error, 50 1.4 instead of 600 f/4 might be a noticeable. Your call.

The requirement to add this simplest metadata is all for good of the members. Having images connected to gear is highly educational for newbies, especially as it is all searchable and connected to reviews, member info etc.

I will make more use of the metadata database for members in many useful ways. AMASS makes stats of that data constantly even if that is not visible in the pages yet: http://photography-on-the.net/forum/metadata​_totals.php


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Dec 07, 2014 14:11 |  #2

"You will not be not punished for guessing"

Gee, I feel safer now! :p




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Dec 08, 2014 04:44 |  #3

Still feeling uncomfortable about using incorrect data on this database. Especially unlisted gear, including home made efforts.


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Dec 08, 2014 14:00 |  #4

Martin Dixon wrote in post #17319955external link
Still feeling uncomfortable about using incorrect data on this database. Especially unlisted gear, including home made efforts.

Ditto, especially when theres not yet a category (ie Olympus lenses or mirrorless bodies)



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Dec 09, 2014 15:43 |  #5

sega62 wrote in post #17318640external link
"You will not be not punished for guessing"

Gee, I feel safer now! :p

Martin Dixon wrote in post #17319955external link
Still feeling uncomfortable about using incorrect data on this database. Especially unlisted gear, including home made efforts.

John_N wrote in post #17320854external link
Martin Dixon wrote in post #17319955external link
Still feeling uncomfortable about using incorrect data on this database. Especially unlisted gear, including home made efforts.

Ditto, especially when theres not yet a category (ie Olympus lenses or mirrorless bodies)

During the early part of beta testing, I somehow felt guilty or dishonest about entering incorrect metadata, but it was mostly due to some OCD-like characteristics that demands high standards of honesty from photographers. But, at the same time, we "improve" an image by sharpening, twiddling bits to enhance colors and dynamic range, along with "creative" adjustments because we are artists in many respects.

Given the present dilemma, here are several choices when metadata is not automatically added to the image:

  • Lie like the Devil and wallow in guilt knowing that we did it just so that the image could be added to the gallery. :twisted:
  • Lie like the Devil and feel no guilt when adding the image to the gallery. :twisted:
  • Find the metadata if still available and enter it manually so that the image can be added to the gallery. :rolleyes:
  • Choose to not add the image to the gallery. :-)

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