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10-24-2007, 11:09 PM   #1
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Imaging-Resouce wrecked my photo :(

My picture ('just lemonaide') is the current photo of the day at imaging-resource.com.

Which would be great... except for the fact that they unsharpened my photo so much it's ruined. Really surprised that they just wouldn't have left it as it was submitted.

Compare the one from my post in the 'photos' forum here - ones a portrait shot and the one they hacked has almost no atmosphere left in it :-(

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Links would have been helpful - but what the hell - I am an insomniac.

I am no professional, but my humble opinion would be that the second image - the one from I-R POTD - looks sharper than then one from this website.


From here ...





From the I-R POTD website ....

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I would say your right Jeff.
The way it looks they over sharpened the shot. I don't know why they would do that or even who took the liberties to change the shot once submitted but it's wrong. totally wrong to screw up some one else's work this way. Have you contacted them to ask why they did this? I'd really like an answer from them explaining what gives them the right to change a submitted photo.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Photo Tramp Quote
I would say your right Jeff.
The way it looks they over sharpened the shot. I don't know why they would do that or even who took the liberties to change the shot once submitted but it's wrong. totally wrong to screw up some one else's work this way. Have you contacted them to ask why they did this? I'd really like an answer from them explaining what gives them the right to change a submitted photo.
I think it looks sharp, too. But hang on; he is saying they 'unsharpened' the picture - not the other way around.

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But remember, we use "unsharp" mask to sharpen our images. So most likely he meant "unsharpen" to mean "sharpen" instead of "blur".

But I quite agree; it was wrong of them to do that unilaterally.
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Thanks Mike - I understand (I think).

The first picture has a luster to it where the second one looks edgy. I like the softness of the first one, personally.

But he is correct. They should accept it as it is or reject it, not change it to suit their needs. Sounds remarkably like a certain editor of a newspaper where I used to write a monthly column. He would literally add sentences sometime paragraphs and change the whole context of my submission. He'd then praise me for doing a great job! I eventually quit.

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It may not be a case of anyONE doing anything, it may just be the way the webserver software works.

I tested things out on flickr, for example. There the original size .jpg retains its size (and I think everything else) but all resized images go through the webserver process... Also, I uploaded a .tiff which flickr converted to .jpg, with poorer quality than the same size .jpg I loaded up myself.

I think pbase works that way too.

On the other hand being a photography specialist site you'd think they would know to tweak their image processing over at imaging-resource...


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Just a thought 123K10D, but did you re-size the image first and send it to them.

Or did their software re-size it for you.

If their software re-sized it thats probably what caused it

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as a side note, I have the opposite problem with Fotki's Photo Challenges. I give them a pic, and the resized image they post for voting just looks 'blah', loosing all its luster and attractiveness. I haven't put my finger on what it is yet. Photos that gain me high praise here, one even won me a weekly challenge here (my only one), got voted something like 138 out of 287; meaning, very middle of the pack. Anyway, not exactly on topic, sorry 123K10D. Just wanted to add my $0.02 regarding automated website image processing.
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image was sent 747 X 500... no resizing would have been done

The thing I dislike is that it makes it less likely to be a chance for a winner too... :-(
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I like it either way, though as you are the original photgrapher, I understand your frustration.

Sharpen = unsharpen ?
Flammable = Inflammable
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QuoteOriginally posted by SpecialK Quote
Flammable = Inflammable
Something for us to ponder. Perhaps as we remove our parked cars from our driveways and drive them on the parkways.

(May as well ponder how "cleave" is an antonym of "cleave" while we're at it).
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