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Old 23rd of November 2010 (Tue)   #121
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Default Re: POTN G-Series Speed Challenge Rules -- Master List

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"
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Old 11th of December 2010 (Sat)   #122
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Default Re: POTN G-Series Speed Challenge Rules -- Master List

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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Old 11th of December 2010 (Sat)   #123
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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....
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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Old 11th of December 2010 (Sat)   #124
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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
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Old 1st of July 2012 (Sun)   #125
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Default Re: POTN G-Series Speed Challenge Rules -- Master List

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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Old 1st of July 2012 (Sun)   #126
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Default Re: POTN G-Series Speed Challenge Rules -- Master List

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

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Old 2nd of July 2012 (Mon)   #127
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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)
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Old 2nd of July 2012 (Mon)   #128
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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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Old 3rd of July 2012 (Tue)   #129
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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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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.
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Old 3rd of July 2012 (Tue)   #131
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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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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
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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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