A huge drop in score.

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Some pictures start off very well. They reach 575 to 630 or so score and then the score starts dropping to say something like 540 or lower. I have observed this trend for last threes weeks which is very weird. I had to resubmit them. Don't know where will they reach. What may be the reason?
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ImageScore on Pixoto is generally set to increase over time as we gain confidence with an image's quality. Any individual duel can result in an increase or a decrease in ImageScore. This has been true since we launched the site a year ago. About 80% of images that have scores above 600 after 100 duels fall off of the maximum at some point. 50% of images fall less than 5 points and the average image falls 7 points from their max. That said because we are working with larger numbers here there will always be outliers. 2% of images fall more than 25 points.

The following chart illustrates how imagescore progresses on average (imagescore is on the y-axis and # of duels is on the X-axis) and also gives examples of how three real images progressed.

You will note that while the average individual image falls 7 points from it's max the overall pattern is for imagescore to increase.

I realize that drops in ImageScore are unpleasant but unfortunately they are a fact of life on Pixoto.

I hope this helps.