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07/14/2005 06:49:11 PM · #51
Originally posted by GeneralE:

I think the thumbs will work once the voting is concluded and the image appears at the end of the challenge results. While the voting is active, the path to the images does not coincide with the path specified in the "thumb" shortcut--there's hidden code you don't see when you use the Thumbs button.

I'm not sure we should post dq'd entries during the voting anyway, any more than a current entry. There have been rare cases of a DQ'd image being renstated, and the discussion of the DQ'd image will inevitiably color people's opinions of the images still being voted on, if not invite outright comparisons.

I really think the time to discuss DQs and outtakes is after the voting is over, when they can be freely discussed in comparison to the actual entries.

Note: The image is from a past challenge (Leading Lines) - not current.

edit: I realized you may be referring to the OP - in that case, you are probably right. In the case of a thumb image of a DQ not being displayed - try it, you can't - unless you grab the images source URL.

Message edited by author 2005-07-14 18:51:33.
07/14/2005 06:51:43 PM · #52
DQed images won't thumbnail for some reason - a small bug in the system. I know the admins are aware of it.
07/14/2005 06:54:43 PM · #53
I have my Nikon View software set up to cerate a sequentially-numbered IMG folder in my photo directory. When I load a CF card into my reader, Nikon View launces automatically and offers to write the images to the hard drive. I ok this, and it creates a new directory in the host folder and copies all the images to this folder. The originals remain on the CF card at this point. The copied files are also "originals" in the sense that the EXIF data are unchanged.

When all the files have been copied, Nikon View launches a page of thumbnails. I can click on a thumbnail and view it in Nikon View at full size, a quick way to review my work and see what's waiting for me. As long as I close the image without DOING anything, the EXIF data remain unaltered. If I do anything (like rotate to vertical) when I try to close the image in NV it prompts me to save changes. If I refuse to save, the EXIF data remain unaltered.

When I work on challenge submissions (indeed, on any image) I open the original in PS and immediately save-as a .psd file to a different directory. If the original were, say, "DSC_1001", then the new file is named "Fisherman_wide_DSC_1001" and saved as a .psd file. This way, I can always go back and find the original by referencing the DSC# embedded in the image title on the working copy.

I've been validated several times, and thus I can presume that this workflow (opening with Nikon View and viewing both thumbnails and originals) in no way alters the EXIF data. I would presume the same is true of ACDSee; as long as you don't save any changes, the original EXIF data remains intact.

Is this presumption wrong? I am not clear from what I am reading here. Does ACDSee actually alter the EXIF data simply by the act of shepherding the upload and launching thumbnails?

07/14/2005 06:57:51 PM · #54
Am I allowed to be confused? Bear's talking about his Nikon View software, and under his name is says Canon EOS-300D Rebel .... *scratches head*
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