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Sounds reasonable, but I might reword it to exclude video too:

"4. Post-Processing -- do whatever you like and the host will decide if it works, but the image must be a single frame, still image"

Post #121, Nov 23, 2010 11:15:48


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Ive noticed that some of the photos entered for the challenge have had the exif data taken out, is this really fair, they could have been taken with any camera, can it not be made a rule that the exif must be intact, just a thought for fairness:)

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grandadraymond wrote in post #11433574external link
Ive noticed that some of the photos entered for the challenge have had the exif data taken out, is this really fair....

EXIF info is usually lost when processing, not removed deliberately by the photographer.

For example, if I shoot in RAW, convert using Breezebrowser, save as a TIF, edit, then convert to JPEG for posting, the EXIF info always disappears somewhere along the way. I think we just have to trust people to be honest here.

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teekay wrote in post #11433863external link
EXIF info is usually lost when processing, not removed deliberately by the photographer.

For example, if I shoot in RAW, convert using Breezebrowser, save as a TIF, edit, then convert to JPEG for posting, the EXIF info always disappears somewhere along the way. I think we just have to trust people to be honest here.

Ah right i never lose mine though surely its easy enough to keep the exif intact, theres only so many people you can trust:D

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I suggest that once again it's time to change the size rule for the G-series challenges.

In the beginning it was "640 pixels exactly on the longest side". Then, as cameras and monitors improved, it was upped to 800 pixels, where it has been for some time.

Now, as gear has continued to evolve, I suggest the rule be changed and relaxed a bit to read "Images must be 800 to 1024 pixels on the longest side".

Comments?

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I agree, teekay. The only issue I have is sometimes when I want to post a photo that size, it dimishes the posting quality.

Any other feedback?

Post #126, Jul 01, 2012 20:50:22


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Well, I shoot all pics at max resolution and superfine. Storage is so cheap I don't have to shoot small to get a lot on the card. I think it is better to get the best quality pic available when shooting and if it needs to be reduced in size, then it is so easy to do it after.
But you cannot increase the size and quality after a photo is taken. Size, yes, but not quality.

I have to shrink every picture I post to make it fit to the rules.

My opinion is that posting quality is a non issue.

I agree with teekay that 1024 on the longest would be a long overdue step up improvement.

Not everyone has a huge pile of modern computer equipment like some of us do, but the direction we are all heading is for bigger better faster. My home computer monitor is 24". Next one will be bigger!

I think 800 is as ancient as 640 was years ago.

Even my laptop runs at 1280 X 800. (widescreen)

Post #127, Jul 02, 2012 00:08:24 as a reply to Maureen Souza's post 3 hours earlier.


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I also think this would be a good change...1024 is allowed on other threads as a posting size, why not here?

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Post #128, Jul 02, 2012 23:39:27 as a reply to BobsYourUncle's post 23 hours earlier.


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I concur. Just to be clear, are we looking to allow a range of between 800 and 1024 on the longest side, not that the longest side must be 1024?
Looks like we have five in agreement. Do we try it out for this week's contest or remain with 800 until we have more input? For this week, I would need to know asap as I need to post the new theme this morning sometime.

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teekay wrote in post #14656359external link
I suggest that once again it's time to change the size rule for the G-series challenges.

In the beginning it was "640 pixels exactly on the longest side". Then, as cameras and monitors improved, it was upped to 800 pixels, where it has been for some time.

Now, as gear has continued to evolve, I suggest the rule be changed and relaxed a bit to read "Images must be 800 to 1024 pixels on the longest side".

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Teekay...I totally agree! The G-XX & its cousins have evolved to higher resolution and we should allow for that in our contest rules.

Post #130, Jul 03, 2012 06:15:24


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+1 Let's be consistent with the 1024 norm.

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Yeah...I'm for changing the size to 1024

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Raven wrote in post #14663865external link
I concur. Just to be clear, are we looking to allow a range of between 800 and 1024 on the longest side, not that the longest side must be 1024?
Looks like we have five in agreement. Do we try it out for this week's contest or remain with 800 until we have more input? For this week, I would need to know asap as I need to post the new theme this morning sometime.

I suggest that the "exactly" rule is not needed, and to make the new rule crystal clear it should be "...must be no smaller than 800 and no longer than 1024 pixels on the longest side".

I think you should should use this on the current challenge, Raven, and highlight it somehow to show it has changed.

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I think we need to wait for a confirmation from a mod before we start posting bigger pics

Post #134, Jul 03, 2012 10:46:25 as a reply to teekay's post 1 hour earlier.


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EOS 70D
G1X .... and this other stuff
G11 and
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G9 - DEAD (self destructed) I'll fix it one day!

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BobsYourUncle wrote in post #14665158external link
I think we need to wait for a confirmation from a mod before we start posting bigger pics

Mods don't set the rules for challenges - it's by consensus - but in any case Maureen Souza (a mod) has already given this change a thumbs-up (see her post above). So far everyone is on board with this so I suggest it's a go!

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