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Wetpixel is proud to announce the return to an interactive Picture of the Week contest, with public, member submissions and voting. As before, members may enter up to 2 images per week, and each weekly contest will enter a voting period for a week before the results are tallied and presented. It's the perfect opportunity to enter some of your hard-earned images into a friendly, public contest.

 

During testing of the system last week, your tireless staff uploaded some beautiful images for you to vote on. There is already a new POTW contest accepting entries, so ... go show off!

 

http://wetpixel.com/competition/

 

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how do you enter a picture? from u/w photographer, not a computer person. Thanks! ;)

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Hi Eric et al,

 

I believe "mrbubbles" asked the question because once you are in the contest gallery for the currently open contest, there is no link to "enter the contest."

 

To enter, just back out of the contest gallery to the link that Eric posted.

 

Cheers

James

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James, MR. Bubbles, etc. --

 

There WAS a link to enter the contest, but it seems to have disappeared. I will fix.

 

argh.

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fixed. thanks for the catch! now, it should be TOTALLY obvious.

 

mr. bubbles: my original reply was written assuming that the original submission link was intact. apologies!

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I've update the POTW area to include a new rule for collection of POTW prizes, which will be introduced soon. Please read the new rules:

 

http://wetpixel.com/competition/

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Hi Eric,

I was surprised at the loss of detail and compressed look of the images I entered in the new contest. I'll link directly to one of the images so you can see what I mean.

sv4.jpg

 

Yuck! I hate to post a photo and have it look like crap. I looked at the stuff in the staff contest and it looks fine. Should I have sized it differently?

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Larry -

 

I didn't do anything different to the images that I uploaded. I just resized them, and saved them at JPG 90 or something in Photoshop.

 

Unfortunately, jpg re-compression is a reality we have to live with, since bandwidth is not free, but I'll take a look at the settings to see if there's a better balance I can achieve.

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Also, it appears that I have set the contest to resize to 600 pixels, and not 640. So it may be the combination of a resize from 640->600, plus a recompress!

 

After this contest ends, i'll correct the size to 640 pixels.

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Eric, I think 600 is a good size, but maybe you should add a line on the submission page saying that images will look best if submitted with 600 pixels in the long dimension and in sRGB color space.

 

Luiz

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Yeah, I saved mine to 640 and the posts are pretty muddy. Can we replace an image somehow?

 

I know, whine, whine, whine....

 

Jack :)

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I'll get to it as fast as I can. Once I replace the configuration with a 640 pixel number, anyone who wants to resubmit can e-mail me with a direct link to the image they want deleted. please wait until I post here to do that...

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Hi all, remember that tomorrow is the last day to vote for the last photo of the week of 2005. Here is a link to vote:

 

http://wetpixel.com/competition/index.php?...ion&id=9&page=1

 

Even if you already voted, please, check if your votes are still highlighted. If they are not you should vote again!

 

Luiz

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Thanks Luiz, voted a few days ago and now, 2 of my 3 votes were gone??? Fixed it but just a FWIW.

 

Rand

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That goes for my votes as well. 2 out of 3 was gone. A small bug maybe??

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I had to change the back-end voting system, which *may* be the reason behind votes disappearing. Sorry! Once the system stabilizes, we'll be all set.

 

Let me know if you experience any more losing of votes in the coming days...

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Guys -- it looks like the vote value changes I made on the back-end were the cause of lost votes. Things should be back to normal after this comp... If you voted, be sure to go back to check your votes today before the comp expires, tomorrow.

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Just a thought. I went to go vote and there are so many entries (and across 2 pages) that its really hard to keep them all straight and vote for the top 3. Any thoughts on the idea of limiting the number of entries a bit for each week? like maybe the first 10 submissions? Just a thought...

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On the contrary, I hope that twe have even more submissions every week. I can make it so that more thumbnails show up on a single page; it will be a matter of compromising between page size and convenience.

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I think it would be better to have all the submissions on one single page.

 

A second thought; is it possible to see the result? I mean how many votes each picture get.

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I see entrys by an n90s, are entrys to be digital captures only, or are scanned slides ok?

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