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Re: Photo Competitions

Postby eggs » Tue 29 Nov, 2016 10:28 pm

I've already submitted for November. Maybe this will be 2 months worth of voting. :)
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Re: Photo Competitions

Postby north-north-west » Wed 30 Nov, 2016 11:38 am

I have put in an unofficial request for someone to goose Matt into hitting whichever button is necessary to set the thing off. Obviously I don't enough enough brownie points stored up for that to work. Yet.
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Re: Photo Competitions

Postby eggs » Mon 05 Dec, 2016 9:42 pm

It appears that we might get some action tomorrow..:)
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Re: Photo Competitions

Postby wildwalks » Tue 06 Dec, 2016 8:03 am

Howdy guys

Opps sorry my bad. Thanks for letting me know.
We had a small technical issue with it (one photo triggered a bug), fixed it -- then forgot to launch it -- Silly me.
Had a bunch of stuff on this week and have hardly been online

All live now. -- Some very stunning images in there :)

Thanks again

Matt :)
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Re: Photo Competitions

Postby tom_brennan » Wed 13 Jun, 2018 8:49 am

Quick thought on the Photo Comps for 2018. Is it time to increase the size that the images in the photo comp are displayed at for voting?

Don't know about other people, but 800px images don't even take up a third of my screen (27"). Perhaps a bump to 1000px, since most monitors are probably in the 1300-2000px wide range at the moment?
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Re: Photo Competitions

Postby Robert H » Wed 13 Jun, 2018 9:31 am

^ That seems like a very sensible suggestion, although I don't have to pay the server bills so have no idea how much of an impact that might have.
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Re: Photo Competitions

Postby neilmny » Wed 13 Jun, 2018 9:33 am

Laptops or mine at least displays 1366 x 768
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Re: Photo Competitions

Postby eggs » Wed 13 Jun, 2018 10:37 am

Talking of image size - a few very fine panoramas have been submitted over time but they are at a great disadvantage due to the extra compression they get.
Maybe all landscape and panorama mode photos should display at the same height, but variable width
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Re: Photo Competitions

Postby tom_brennan » Sun 15 Jul, 2018 10:01 pm

Robert H wrote:^ That seems like a very sensible suggestion, although I don't have to pay the server bills so have no idea how much of an impact that might have.


Given my understanding is that the server stores the full resolution images for potential printing in calendar/magazine, probably no impact. Though it probably also stores a version for display @ 800px, which might have to increase to say 1000px. But that's probably < 100kb per image, vs 1-5mb per image for the originals, so chicken feed :)
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Re: Photo Competitions

Postby tom_brennan » Sun 15 Jul, 2018 10:02 pm

eggs wrote:Talking of image size - a few very fine panoramas have been submitted over time but they are at a great disadvantage due to the extra compression they get.
Maybe all landscape and panorama mode photos should display at the same height, but variable width


I have a panorama that I'm tempted to enter this month - not sure if it's worth it!
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