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10/14/2009 02:58:11 PM · #1
I'm fine with the 720 vertically, 800 would be a pain, but I'd like the larger horizontal size.

I think the big issue, however, is the 640 size limit. WE NEED MORE THAN 640!!! (especially since I've been thinking it's 630, and been saving it at that size all this time :D
10/14/2009 03:01:25 PM · #2
A question...
This new resolution is great for me because i'm just an amateur and still don't have to worry about copys of my shots spreaded at all the internet. I keep thinking about the professional photographers with their amazing blue ribbons here at 800x800 pixels. Won't this be an easier way for the "thieves" to use your shots for other things?

i posted this question at the change of rules for the triptych challenge too. I'm really thinking about these other photographers to vote. Though the votes for 720 are really few.

10/14/2009 03:07:54 PM · #3
1st of all...SWEET!

Nah, you gotta go 800x800 and 300kb. No way around that.
10/14/2009 03:16:27 PM · #4
Changing to 800x800 would suck IMO. Vertical Horizontal scrolling issues, and if someone prefers NOT to use the full size the friggin "you didn't use the full 800" police will be out in force on down voting (kinda like DNMC). Not to mention better freebies to all the stinking places that lift images from DPC.

If this change is implemented I may seriously consider letting my membership lapse when it comes up soon. :-(

Just noticed (when someone quoted this) that I said horizontal when it should have been vertical.

Message edited by author 2009-10-16 10:11:56.
10/14/2009 03:23:50 PM · #5
Originally posted by pedrobop:

... 800x800 pixels. Won't this be an easier way for the "thieves" to use your shots for other things?....

At 300dpi, the jump from 720 pixels to 800 pixels represents an extra quarter inch (2.4" to 2.66"). Your girlfriend might tell you that's enough, but she's fibbing.
10/14/2009 03:26:40 PM · #6
My main concern is the 640 for Basic. I'd be happy with 720 for all... but that wasn't one of the questions.
10/14/2009 03:27:49 PM · #7
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Originally posted by pedrobop:

... 800x800 pixels. Won't this be an easier way for the "thieves" to use your shots for other things?....

At 300dpi, the jump from 720 pixels to 800 pixels represents an extra quarter inch (2.4" to 2.66"). Your girlfriend might tell you that's enough, but she's fibbing.


::golf clap:: bravo, sir, bravo... my office mates think i'm crazy for laughing as loud as did :D
10/14/2009 03:28:02 PM · #8
Originally posted by glad2badad:

... scrolling issues...

An opportunity for the submitter to tailor the entry to the perceived screen size of the audience. ;-)

ETA.... perceive properly or I'll vote you a 1 for making me scroll. ;-D

Message edited by author 2009-10-14 15:32:49.
10/14/2009 03:32:54 PM · #9
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Changing to 800x800 would suck IMO. Horizontal scrolling issues<snip>

Horizontal scrolling for an 800px image? Yikes. Even on my notebook, I wouldn't have any scrolling issues in either direction. How many people are running lower than 1280x1024 these days?
10/14/2009 03:33:16 PM · #10
At Last !!
800x800 would be great in all challenges :)
10/14/2009 03:34:15 PM · #11
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Originally posted by pedrobop:

... 800x800 pixels. Won't this be an easier way for the "thieves" to use your shots for other things?....

At 300dpi, the jump from 720 pixels to 800 pixels represents an extra quarter inch (2.4" to 2.66"). Your girlfriend might tell you that's enough, but she's fibbing.


You do have a lot of experience on that kind of thing, don't you!? :D

Message edited by author 2009-10-14 15:35:16.
10/14/2009 03:34:22 PM · #12
I actually think the 800 pix limit is not a bad idea. As technology improves we should evolve. On the theft thing I have an idea but I don't know if it is possible or not. Is it possible that when you upload a pic to DPC it automattically puts a watermark that is invisible until you copy it to another location not associated with dpc. That way your work is protected, anyone can view it unaltered and noone can download it or copy to a website without proper permission.
10/14/2009 03:34:34 PM · #13
Originally posted by vawendy:

I think the big issue, however, is the 640 size limit.

If the member's challenges go to 800, you gotta think the open challenges would go to 720, no?
10/14/2009 03:35:16 PM · #14
Originally posted by Steef:

Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Originally posted by pedrobop:

... 800x800 pixels. Won't this be an easier way for the "thieves" to use your shots for other things?....

At 300dpi, the jump from 720 pixels to 800 pixels represents an extra quarter inch (2.4" to 2.66"). Your girlfriend might tell you that's enough, but she's fibbing.


::golf clap:: bravo, sir, bravo... my office mates think i'm crazy for laughing as loud as did :D

I roomed with three girls for a year at university. Some of the stories I heard would make a grown man cry! :-O
10/14/2009 03:35:50 PM · #15
800 pixels is a nice increase from 720, vertically. Horizontally, it's marginal. What I'd like to see is 900 or 950 pixels for a landscape format.
10/14/2009 03:38:48 PM · #16
Mabye 800x800 for the opens, 900x800 for the member challenges.
10/14/2009 03:40:37 PM · #17
Originally posted by Melethia:

Mabye 800x800 for the opens, 900x800 for the member challenges.

I'd like a size limit in file size (KB) only. Let the photographer stress over what screen sizes it will best suit, and the cost benefit curve for stretching the size at a given KB.

Message edited by author 2009-10-14 15:41:18.
10/14/2009 03:41:26 PM · #18
Originally posted by Strikeslip:


I roomed with three girls for a year at university. Some of the stories I heard would make a grown man cry! :-O


Roomed with 3 girls? Equal to suicide that is....

I voted yes, and now I'm thinking I shouldn't. 800x800 sure makes it easier for thieves to steal, as someone said. But then again, the details you can put in there? Shivers... I would like that. But, as others have said, I hope this means open challenges "opens" for 720x720.
10/14/2009 03:42:38 PM · #19
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Originally posted by Melethia:

Mabye 800x800 for the opens, 900x800 for the member challenges.

I'd like a size limit in file size (KB) only. Let the photographer stress over what screen sizes it will best suit, and the cost benefit curve for stretching the size at a given KB.


I second that! Hear hear! +

(shame that mankind changed: "HEAR HEAR!" to +1)
10/14/2009 03:48:45 PM · #20
Originally posted by BJamy:

Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Originally posted by Melethia:

Mabye 800x800 for the opens, 900x800 for the member challenges.

I'd like a size limit in file size (KB) only. Let the photographer stress over what screen sizes it will best suit, and the cost benefit curve for stretching the size at a given KB.


I second that! Hear hear! +

(shame that mankind changed: "HEAR HEAR!" to +1)


+1 :)
10/14/2009 03:55:10 PM · #21
Originally posted by LydiaToo:

My main concern is the 640 for Basic. I'd be happy with 720 for all... but that wasn't one of the questions.


I totally agree, I'm not too fond of the 640, just because its basic editing, doesn't mean it needs to be so small...(IMO) and yeah, 720 would be fine for all, but there's a numerous amount of times where I've said to myself "this isn't big enough" lol.

I think if it does raise to the 800, my photos will vary in size..It's all about the presentation..

10/14/2009 03:55:46 PM · #22
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Originally posted by Melethia:

Mabye 800x800 for the opens, 900x800 for the member challenges.

I'd like a size limit in file size (KB) only. Let the photographer stress over what screen sizes it will best suit, and the cost benefit curve for stretching the size at a given KB.

I'd rather vote for a file size limit than a file dimension limit. After all, I'll bet one of the main reasons for limitations is DASD resources (disk space). Limiting by size will take care of that reason while giving us photographers plenty of leeway to decide the dimensions of our product.

Message edited by author 2009-10-14 15:56:11.
10/14/2009 04:05:17 PM · #23
Originally posted by LydiaToo:

My main concern is the 640 for Basic. I'd be happy with 720 for all... but that wasn't one of the questions.


This is what I want too. All 720. Frankly I don't see why making 720 to 800 is an issue when most of the complaining is with the 640 size.

Make 720 the standard at DPC for all challenges unless specified.
10/14/2009 04:15:46 PM · #24
I like the idea of moving it up to 800, but I definitely agree with vawendy that the 640 limit is the real problem. If it is possible to movie basic editing up to 720 and advanced to 800 that would be great.
10/14/2009 04:16:56 PM · #25
The computers I use are at 1280x1024 (gf's desktop), 1680x1050 (my desktop), and 1280x800 (laptop). Though I do vote from my laptop from time to time, I don't always do it because it tends to lighten and decrease contrast (in a very nice way, but it's not accurate). I wouldn't miss voting on the laptop because I feel my votes are kind of skewed on it (the move to 800px would force me to be more fair by only voting on desktops), so an 800x800 limit would be good.

About those 100 extra kilobytes though... I don't know, my connection here is kinda bad (2nd gen EVDO = 3 Mbps max, 0.4 Mbps usually) - it takes about 2 seconds to load an image right now, so I guess 3 seconds for 300 KB wouldn't be TOO bad...

Oh, and those 640px limits for open challenges? Bump those up to 720 (as others suggested); the only reason it's 640 is handicapping purposes (sounds kinda harsh, but it is what it is), so as long as 720 was okay for members, it should be okay for "registered users" too.

Message edited by author 2009-10-14 16:19:24.
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