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Apr 03, 2013 05:23 |  #16

Seems to be a mixed bag then :) , still Haven't decided what I'll do.

That Pixoto seems a lot like 500px, I see what some of you mean regarding top photos not exactly being top and only down to how many friend on Facebook you have ha-ha.

I hate all that, I was a member of a page on FB that had a weekly voting comp and that was the same, I could see people begging for votes
I actually deactivated my personal account and created a pseudonym just to administer my Photography page, I couldn't stand the constant attention seeking posts on a daily basis..and the 'On the bus' or 'having dinner' statuses.


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Apr 03, 2013 21:50 as a reply to  @ *Jayrou's post |  #17

I like the way Pixoto forces you to choose 1 photo over another (without knowing who took the photo) and then averages that all out to produce a ranking, better voting system than 500px.

The 500px site is much nicer though.


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Apr 04, 2013 21:17 |  #18

500px for the most part!


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Apr 07, 2013 03:22 |  #19

I like them both! I usually use flickr for my batches/albums to show off a group of pictures. It's also handy for the volunteer work I do- I load a bunch of files and let whoever go through and pick what they want to use. 500px is the portfolio with my best work that's touched up and what I show off :) It's just two different sites with different functions


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May 09, 2013 15:23 |  #20

I'm a long time Flickr user, and recently made account to 500px. Overall it looks candier and nicer, but man I hate those constant floodings of "Hey dud3, pl3ase l00k at my Phot0s!"

Really ruins the experience..

So I vote Flickr to be the better one. Too bad we live in such times that one has to stay up with the latest social medias, and 500px seems to be the thing right now :p. Hopefully Flickr will some day improve the overall look on their website to better one.


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May 09, 2013 18:18 |  #21

I post most of my photos on flickr, for easy sharing with family and on forums and such. 500px I rarely use, but I find the photos posted on the site are generally of a higher quality.


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May 09, 2013 18:49 |  #22

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500px ...


Most popular picture in nature today?

http://500px.com/photo​/29444417?from=popular (external link)

Some flowers that don't look much different to some in my garden, with the white balance not quite right and bokeh like it was his first time using a lens that goes down to 1.8. This in the place where you could count on getting the best wildlife pictures on the net not 12 months ago.

Most popular picture today?

http://500px.com/photo​/29458589?from=popular (external link)

LOOK AT THAT BACKGROUND. YUCK.

WTF?? Am I missing something? I haven't used 500px but after seeing those comments in regard to those photos I don't think I will be. I am no Ansel Adams but both those photos, the "portrait" in particular, are terrible. I am sometimes a fan off "if you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all" but in this case I have to say WTF?!?!


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May 09, 2013 21:52 |  #23

Tmuussoni wrote in post #15915494 (external link)
Too bad we live in such times that one has to stay up with the latest social medias, and 500px seems to be the thing right now.

Wow.




  
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May 10, 2013 04:16 |  #24

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Wow.

I forgot the sarcasm smiley there. I apologize. :lol:


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May 10, 2013 14:37 |  #25

I use flickr mainly, just because it is more user friendly.


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May 10, 2013 14:53 |  #26

I am getting to the point that I am just deleting any comments that mention anything about viewing their photos, etc...

It's downright rude to post a comment with sole intent on driving your own agenda.

I wish I could just turn comments off actually.




  
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May 10, 2013 20:20 |  #27

Todd Lambert wrote in post #15918982 (external link)
I am getting to the point that I am just deleting any comments that mention anything about viewing their photos, etc...

It's downright rude to post a comment with sole intent on driving your own agenda.

I wish I could just turn comments off actually.

Completely agree. In saying "check out my photos" you're pretty much advertising that you're a dick, and are discouraging anyone from checking out your shots at the same time.


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May 11, 2013 18:52 |  #28

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Flickr is easier to navigate and use. 500 px is a bit complicated.

You bet. The navigation either relies on a pointless popularity contest (rating) or hashtags that are entirely optional.

You can say the same about Flickr, but at least they have groups for people with similar interests, not just people who post the same wow great capture comment on 1,000 photos.

500px has style, but it also has an intrusive value system with a giant whopping big number that stares you right in the face. I find it pretty offensive, particularly when people downvote for no real reason. There were allegedly some nice people who went about down-voting various religious symbols they didn't like when the site had downvotes.

Flickr explore is much easier to ignore. And being based on favorites felt more 'real' than 'likes' and ratings, because people chose what they actually wanted to see again.

http://500px.com/photo​/26501263 (external link)

97.4 rating and it wasn't even in focus. There will be millions of better images out there with a lower rating just because the photographer isn't a social media addict.




  
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May 12, 2013 20:18 |  #29

Todd Lambert wrote in post #15918982 (external link)
I am getting to the point that I am just deleting any comments that mention anything about viewing their photos, etc...

It's downright rude to post a comment with sole intent on driving your own agenda.

I wish I could just turn comments off actually.

I agree,

I'm interested to see what 500px will do once they revamp their portfolios. They need to chance some stuff up...I'm starting to use/like FLICKR better at this point, there are more meaningful comments and it isn't as much of a popularity contest.


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May 14, 2013 08:25 |  #30

The past few weeks I've been really liking the way 500px is heading and really am starting to feel the need to start uploading my work there, but at the current moment my main site is Flickr just due to habit really.




  
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