Best size to upload a photograph

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What is the best size to upload a photograph? I know is says not less than 1000 px, but if you upload a file that is considerably larger, does the Pixoto system resize it for purposes of displaying it in the duel window? If yes, does the quality diminish?

So is it best to resize it yourself before uploading, or leave it large? Just curious if anyone knows. Thanks
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Hi Shirley,

We recommend uploading the highest resolution possible. We will automatically size the image for the appropriate viewing experience whether that is as a thumbnail on the site, ImageDuel or the full size version on the Image Detail screen. Of course, it is harder to see some detail in the smaller ImageDuel version, but that is a limitation of the size being displayed and not the quality of the image.
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@justin: that is not really an accurate answer. Everyone who has done some editing of pictures knows there is loss of sharpness after resizing automatically, with all possible resizing algorythms. Thus it is beneficial to do resizing and manual resharpening for the image size intended. Thus it would be good to know what sizes you resize to, so we can do it ourselves and maintain control of the sharpness.
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Thanks for understand my question BauKim. Uploading a photograph for eventual use in stock photography is different from uploading it for the dueling window for the best possible viewing by voting members. I feel if I upload a landscape that, after final processing, the size is in the neighborhood of 4500 x 3500 pixels and allow the Pixoto algorythm to resize if for me there will be a huge loss in the quality of the photograph that will appear in the dueling window. However, if I downsize it myself and am satisfied with the photograph with 900 x 700 pixels, chances are it is going to appear much sharper in the dueling window, right? So since the Stock Photography part of the site isn't in place and we want to have the best possible representative in the dueling window, it seems that resizing down to that size makes more sense. JMO :)
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So, which is the final answer? When uploading photos on Facebook, we have the same problem. Before uploading them into Facebook, I resize all my images to the width equal to 960 px or 637 px (depending on their type: portrait or landscape). So I believe that there's an optimal width for uploading the photos on Pixoto, as well, but I don't know which is it.
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We automatically resize images so in general we prefer that you upload a full sized image (this however will take longer). By having the full sized image you will have access to printing and stock photography services once we add those.
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Thank you, Jason, for your response. I will continue to upload my photos at their original size.
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you do lose sharpness when loading a shot here - I have noticed that if I load full size or resized that I lose this and have to up the sharpness in PS which I do not like to do.
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I've noticed significantly softer results in the automatic down-sampled image, and would also like more control over this aspect. Also the square thumbnails are over saturated compared to the full image view.
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Update, the thumbnails don't adhere to monitor calibration, whereas clicking and viewing the full size image does. For those that calibrate monitors (probably most photographers) this makes looking at thumbnail views painful.
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It is unfortunate but true that the automatic downsized images loose some of their clarity. That is the case with all websites. Once Pixoto gets their stock photography business up and running we may have to rethink our choices, but for now I think it is best to resize your own, have a look at it and then post it. Right now we are posting for the contest, down the road we will be posting for a different purpose. Then we have to decide what happens with the ones we have reduced and posted, lol.
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Once an image is uploaded on Pixoto, at full size, how or where can the picture be resized so it can be entered into a dual?
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Hello MaryLou, as soon as you upload photo and submit it it will automatically be entered into a duel. Our resizing software incorporated in page does the resizing.

I hope this helps.
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Yes, that answers that question. If I have 43 pics uploaded where are the first group... 1 - 23?? I can see 23 - 43(?) but not the all of the images I've loaded. Where do they get moved to?
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Hello MaryLou, is this your profile?

http://www.pixoto.com/marylou.oppelt

I can see all of your photos (all 43). Maybe if you look at your profile and when you get to the bottom of the page there is "Show more" button, and when you click it you will be redirected to next 24 photos, is this the case?
If it is just click on "Leading" or "Recent" tab and you should see first 24 photos.

I hope this helps.

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