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09/06/2005 06:54:14 PM · #126
I say YES to 800x600.

Even my old Kodak 1.3Mp camera did 1024x768 -- so I don't see any value to that argument.

Even people running dinosaur computers at 800x600 screen res can hit F11 and go full-screen. At worse they will lose about 10mm off the right hand edge. OR -- they can upgrade the monitor alone for about US$30 at just about any auction house or 2nd hand store. Why should the majority "suffer" for the very, very few?

The "swipe my picture" argument, IMHO, is just pathetic -- unless you take only one or two photos per year and successfully sell them for thousands AND you put those images up on DPC... I mean p-l-e-a-s-e get real! You think 800x600 will be more likely stollen for Internet use than 640x480? Blargh.

As for server space, 250K vs 150K, given the HUGE fall in hard disk cost every single year -- this argument again, IMHO, is just silly.

Having said all that, 640x480 is still OK. I don't think we're being *that* hard done by, But 800x600 would be very much better. We better get on with it 'cause in another year or so, DrJones will be back asking for 1024x768 since technology has moved on even further! Good call too. :)

P.S: I'm in an offensive mood today. Please, just take it like an adult -- I have to! <grin>
11/15/2005 08:08:58 PM · #127
Originally posted by blemt:

We are all kind of caught as people transition from older monitors and technology to newer. It''s not fair to penalize those with older computers or older cameras.


Is it fair to penalize those who are up to date?

The people who don't upgrade never will unless they are given a reason to.

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To the people who have trouble viewing a 640 image vetically on 1024x768, I strongly recommend you resize your internet explorer toolbars. The default setup is highly intrusive to optimal web viewing. I recommend turning off text labels on buttons (they're pretty self explanitory. Using small icons. Turning off links if you don't use them. And lastly rearranging the toolbars to take up less space. They don't each need their own level.
11/15/2005 08:39:16 PM · #128
Originally posted by jadin:

Originally posted by blemt:

We are all kind of caught as people transition from older monitors and technology to newer. It''s not fair to penalize those with older computers or older cameras.


Is it fair to penalize those who are up to date?

The people who don't upgrade never will unless they are given a reason to.

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To the people who have trouble viewing a 640 image vetically on 1024x768, I strongly recommend you resize your internet explorer toolbars. The default setup is highly intrusive to optimal web viewing. I recommend turning off text labels on buttons (they're pretty self explanitory. Using small icons. Turning off links if you don't use them. And lastly rearranging the toolbars to take up less space. They don't each need their own level.


And DPC alone is NOT a reason to upgrade. I personally think it is fine how it is.

Message edited by author 2005-11-15 20:39:38.
11/15/2005 08:42:50 PM · #129
And just so you know I say this with a 21" monitor with my display set at 1280 X 1024 pixes
11/16/2005 12:33:41 AM · #130
Originally posted by rex:

And DPC alone is NOT a reason to upgrade. I personally think it is fine how it is.


No but it could be the deciding factor.
11/16/2005 12:39:37 AM · #131
Originally posted by jadin:

Originally posted by rex:

And DPC alone is NOT a reason to upgrade. I personally think it is fine how it is.


No but it could be the deciding factor.


You willing to provide the funds to those who need to upgrade? ;o)

Not everyone's priorities are the same.
11/16/2005 01:22:15 AM · #132
Originally posted by cpanaioti:

You willing to provide the funds to those who need to upgrade? ;o)

Not everyone's priorities are the same.


Eventually you will have to upgrade to even be able to participate. Whether it's upgrading your camera, your monitor, your operating system, your computer or whatever.

Ever try doing anything in 640x480? It's near impossible. Yet that used to be "high resolution"!

Technology evolves, if you want to be involved, eventually you have to evolve with it.

That's all there is to it.
03/06/2006 03:15:52 AM · #133
dont think 800 pixels will ever be allowed in the near future because then people can make prints without having to buy!
03/06/2006 03:19:55 AM · #134
11/16/2005 01:22:15 AM.........03/06/2006 03:15:52 AM

Isn't there a law against raising the dead? ;-)
03/06/2006 03:24:48 AM · #135
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

11/16/2005 01:22:15 AM.........03/06/2006 03:15:52 AM

Isn't there a law against raising the dead? ;-)


but then there's a law against starting a similar thread of the same topic :p so I searched the forums for anything related
03/06/2006 03:27:36 AM · #136
Originally posted by blemt:

Image theft has never really been the major issue for me. For me, the issue is site useability. I have a smaller monitor and can't comfortably go to higher resolution. As is now, I have to scroll a bit on some images when I vote. At 800 pixels, I'll have to go left/right in addition to up/down. That makes it a lot less fun to vote.



This is the primary reason I would be against 800px images.
03/06/2006 03:30:22 AM · #137
Originally posted by JRalston:

This is the primary reason I would be against 800px images.

I would also agree with that.

Originally posted by crayon:

but then there's a law against starting a similar thread of the same topic :p so I searched the forums for anything related

Ok, you're free to go, but don't leave town. ;-)
03/06/2006 03:42:38 AM · #138
YES TO 800 IMAGES!!!
03/06/2006 03:44:05 AM · #139
800x800 px maximum size
200 KB maximum size

agreed. thread closed.

:-)
03/06/2006 03:48:25 AM · #140
Originally posted by gooc:

800x800 px maximum size
200 KB maximum size

agreed. thread closed.

:-)


hehe, me wish too :p
03/06/2006 04:16:28 AM · #141
I'm all for 800 pix images, this is a fantastic site where quality seems the upmost priority, 640 pix don't allow some images to shine.
I'm all for 800 pix

:o)
03/06/2006 04:51:49 AM · #142
a) I can print 800px images on 6x4 at good quality (theft)
b) 800px is scrolling hell for people with smaller screens

03/06/2006 05:18:37 AM · #143
I agree we should use 800 x 600. I run a screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 and the images at 640 are rediculesly small, anyone who is serious about photography should already be running at atleast 1024 x 768 (now the industry standard for graphics and webpage design) and using a 3-6mp camera at the least. And really how many people are still on dial-up it's the same cost as adsl now anyway. As for the bandwidth issue if the size was upgraded to 200k thats an extra 50k per image, even with 400 entrys it would be less than an extra 20mb.

Just my to cents.

/me runs away from the small screen, low mega pixel, dial-up users.

btw. anyone truly worried about image theft wouldn't be putting the images on the web in the first place, people will steal images there is no question about that but at the size your looking at, what are they going to do with them?

It's just like the pirates they never would have payed for the game in the first place so it's not realy a loss to the software coders, those who would pay for it still would anyway because they want them to make more games.

If some who never would have payed for that image takes it and uses it for there personal use, you havn't realy lost anything, and if they use it for more then personal use, chances are it will come back it you sooner or later and then you sue them for ten times more than you would have got for the photo in the first place.
03/06/2006 05:25:23 AM · #144
Originally posted by DrJOnes:


c) 1024x768 is the screen resolution standard nowadays, and many people are even on a larger resolution than that.

This is what my screen at work is set to, and I still have to scroll for 640 portrait crops, so if this change is made I won't be voting in these challenges.
03/06/2006 06:31:19 AM · #145
Originally posted by DrJOnes:



...............

Except for one thing:
Vertical size limit does not have to be limited to 720. There is another way it could be done to accomodate 800 pixels vertical size; but it may not be the best solution: a new window. You see, if you click on the challenge, it could bring up a new window that doesn't have the top icons and menus usually displayed at the top of the browser. This way, you gain a lot of space and can easylly fit an 800 pixels vertical image on the screen without the need to scroll.

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Just to pick up on something:

Can I re-iterate that there is no way, even in a new window with no icons, that 800px vertically will fit on a 768px high screen please?

I am happy with the way it is; I choose to accept it.
However, if it changes, then I will choose to accept that too.

The point of entering into challenges and giving feedback and voting, for me, is not whether or not there are artifacts on the images. It is about the techniques used, and the photographers vision.

We all know that any of these images at 'print size' will look better and have less artifacting.
03/06/2006 06:44:05 AM · #146
I don't see any advantage in 800*800 or anything above 150k.
640 is just fine, gives enough detail to vote but not enough to be usefully stolen.

Stick with 640 - thread now closed.
03/06/2006 07:16:52 AM · #147
Elvis is not dead

thread closed
03/06/2006 08:21:59 AM · #148
The way I see it, at 640 pixels, as someone has mentioned, some people with larger monitors, and higher resolutions aren't seeing a picture of a size they are happy with seeing.

As technology grows, it's only going to get worse, and a larger number of people are going to be unhappy...

We can't keep living in the past just because 'some people have dial-up' or because 'some people's monitors are small' -- we've got to adapt, we've got to grow and move on to bigger and better things.

I say yes to 800
03/06/2006 08:24:35 AM · #149
i was in support of 800, particularly as another site i know has the 800x800 at 150k and it works for them - BUT I also know how easy it is to steal and print images these days - so i say stay smaller.
03/06/2006 08:30:09 AM · #150
What's the difference in 800 and 640...a hundred sixty pixels? Ok...make the max 740 then or heck 700, I can live with that too.

I will add though, that I don't think it's necessary to increase vertical size to 800.
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