Photography forum: Coming soon - the ATP Photo Contest

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Oct 3, 2014 11:38 AM CST

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Wanted to make sure everyone saw this!

The thread "Do we want to do a photo contest?" in Site Talk forum
Name: Asa

Bee Lover Garden Photography Region: Utah Garden Ideas: Master Level Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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evermorelawnless
Oct 3, 2014 12:10 PM CST
Yeah, got told about this. My only hiccup with it is the resolution. Some stuff that I take (and I'm sure others) looks fantastic at 4000px wide. But when it gets shrunk to 1000 or so, it starts looking awful. Everything that made the photo great kind of folds up and washes into itself. So...when thinking about shooting for this site, instead of thinking broad good shots, I'm starting to shoot for the crop (so I can post 1:1, pixel for pixel)...which is a terrible idea on so many levels for so many reasons.

Not that there needs to be anything done about it. It's a real constraint of the 'net for sure. But it does twist things a little.
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Name: Mother Raphaela
Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery NY (Zone 4b)
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MotherRaphaela
Oct 8, 2014 6:16 AM CST
I've found I can upload large pixel pictures "as is" if I do them one at a time -- and surely for the contest Dave, you won't mind? Asa, remember that the photo we see "up front" is just a cropped icon. We can click on that to see your original. Maybe you know that -- I didn't at first. MR
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Oct 8, 2014 7:01 AM CST

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If you don't resize the image, the system will resize it for you.

But that's an interesting idea, to let the photo contest permit full size images.
Name: Mother Raphaela
Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery NY (Zone 4b)
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MotherRaphaela
Oct 8, 2014 7:57 AM CST
Mmm. Thanks for that clarification, Dave. I didn't check the final size my photos got turned into, but it's definitely been more than I was sending at first. We had dialup access until we got our satellite this past year and I was going on what we could send before... MR
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Oct 8, 2014 8:01 AM CST

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Anything over 1000 pixels wide will be resized by the ATP system. If you resize your image to 1000 pixels wide then that's the maximum for posting here.
Name: Mother Raphaela
Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery NY (Zone 4b)
Cat Lover Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Container Gardener Garden Procrastinator Seed Starter Permaculture
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: New York Sempervivums Bee Lover The WITWIT Badge
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MotherRaphaela
Oct 8, 2014 8:15 AM CST
I was sizing mine down to 600 pixels. They do look better in 1000! Thumbs up
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Oct 8, 2014 11:18 AM CST
Since it took forever for a large photo of mine to upload to the sight, I have gotten used to resizing them to around 640x480. Sooooo much faster Big Grin It is nice to know that 1000 pixels is the max.
Vickie
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
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JRsbugs
Oct 9, 2014 5:39 AM CST
Try PhotoRazor, not only can you downsize but you can also increase the size. You can select a single photo in a folder to resize, or do the lot. You can also adjust the quality by percentage which reduces the size in kb. The resized photos are placed in a separate folder within the folder.

http://download.cnet.com/PhotoRazor/3000-12511_4-10796936.ht...
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
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blue23rose
Oct 9, 2014 11:43 AM CST
Thanks for the link, Janet. I will have to give it a try.
Vickie
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