Author Topic: Daily IHC - Unfair Advantage? A Rules Question  (Read 216 times)

July 18, 2017, 04:52:46 PM
I've just recently started visiting the site again after a break of a year or so, and may well have missed any previous discussion on this matter.

I've always felt that photos hosted externally (on Flickr or similar services) have an unfair advantage over photos uploaded directly to Chat-Photography with its attendant limit of 1000 pixels on the longest side and maximum file size of 200k, and which tend to look quite flat in comparison.

In my challenge set today I notice that, so far, there are three on Flickr and only one on CP. I wouldn't dream of disqualifying the ones on Flickr leaving only one valid entry, but wonder if this has been discussed before, and what the consensus of opinion might be.

July 18, 2017, 05:05:45 PM
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I do it that way as it's quicker than going on the online editor to resize and end up with two copies. I can't remember much of a discussion over it apart from some one was entering ones that were very big to look at on the site.

July 18, 2017, 06:04:10 PM
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I usually only enter via Flickr if the pictures will only reduce below 200K when the maximum width/height is below 700 pixels, unless it`s a shot I particularly want to put on my Flickr site.
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July 18, 2017, 06:19:26 PM
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I don't have a Flickr account, so only enter via the CP site.  I use the site to resize my shots.  Also, my camera's settings are playing up, so some of my shots are hit & miss. Most of my shots are on the "P" setting.  Having said that, I have been placed in some comps.  :)
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July 18, 2017, 08:37:37 PM
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I use the online photo editor on CP to resize my images that I want to enter into the daily challenges. ^-^

July 18, 2017, 08:39:22 PM
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I don't have a Flickr account and use Corel to resize my entry
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July 18, 2017, 09:02:55 PM
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I don't have a Flickr account and use Photoshop Elements to resize.
Does annoy me when the Flickr (or others) pictures are too big to fit on the screen all in one go, but apart from that, not a problem.
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July 18, 2017, 09:56:09 PM
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I was busy today and didn't get a chance to enter the challenges. But anyway, a lot of the time I use Flickr because it's so easy to enter a photo here without having to fight with pixel limits or kb sizes.  I do forget a lot of the time that I'm making my photo a bit large and quite often go with the 800 size when I probably should be using the 640 size. Maybe the 640 size would be more in line with the 1000 pixel size shots that are posted through CP.

DSCF4859 (2) by Bill R, on Flickr
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July 18, 2017, 09:57:30 PM
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you know I think even smaller might be good. the 500 size maybe?

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