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You guys categorized a photo incorrectly ~ AGAIN.

Can you please work with the photographers a bit better and stop categorizing them incorrectly? This is like the 8th or 9th one this month of mine!
It was in "Historic or public buildings" and you moved it to city parks. Its a photo of the oldest Cathedral in North America! I would consider that "historic"! This is NOT a park. Its the front yard of the church!
I lost my ranking and everything on some employee's whim? Please work on this as its extremely frustrating!
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I'm just curious. Is this a photo of a painting of a cathedral?
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Definitely should not have been changed to parks, (Maybe they have never been to Disneyland and thought it was a picture of the Magic Kingdom).
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This keeps happening to me over and over and Its ticking me off. I lose my ranking every single time. Once or twice I could understand ~ i am a reasonable person! However it keeps happening! Pixoto will fix it as they have changed them back for me a few times BUT they don't reinstate my ranking so I lose every single time. What's the point of categorizing them if they are going to keep changing them at any whim they feel like it?
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Well, at least it should have been changed to something, like "Digital Art" , since it doesn't look like a photograph at all. Or if it was a photo of a painting, then it should have been categorized as "Artistic Object".

Since there are horses, maybe under "Animals". There's a crowd, maybe "People"? I see three carriages, "Transportation"?

Either hullabaloo way, it should have been categorized to something else. :-)
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Yes, if it were originally a photograph, it had undergone "posterization", where all the shading of colors are flattened because of post-processing.

As you can see the figures of the horses for example, looking like cut-outs.
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exactly. but to be considered digital art it can not even look like it is real... this one straddles the line completely for me.
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Keep in mind no place in my post did I ask for a critic =)
The photo was well over 600 in public buildings and was moved to parks. I was looking for admin to please remove it from parks.
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sorry if we upset you... the main thrust of the post I thought was the categorization of the pic. and Shooting and I were just discussing the vagueness of the the categories and the subjective aspect of where placement should or could be. the criticism as you call it is just the empirical data that we were using to support our views. Shooting was explaining why the perspective seemed off to me... and I agreed that the post processing did make the horses look flattened. if we don't specify what we are talking about, we can't make ourselves understood. and with that in mind, the category of digital art may be the right one, but this particular pic is half unreal and half believable. for the same reasons as we pointed out. The 'animals', 'people' and 'transportation' comment was totally facetious and tongue in cheek. But you have to wonder because they would be as 'correct' as 'parks'. I am thinking that the category of Buildings and Architecture requires a more intensive, restricted view of a building.. and the Cities, Parks etc is a more generalized view such as yours.. where there is a broader view of the whole block. that may be the criteria.
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further to that.... I think the difference is similar to Landscape... and Nature Up Close.... one is for the broader view of nature, and one is for the more intimate up close view. Cities, parks is the equivalent to Landscape, and Buildings and Architecture is the equivalent to Nature up Close. one emcompasses the whole street, one is for the individual building or item.
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It was a storm rolling in. There is less editing than you would think but yes I had fun with edits.

It was well over 600 in historical buildings. I could at least understand if they put it in digital art but city parks?! They keep doing this to me too and its seriously ticking me off. I have already canceled my paid subscription due to it happening to me so many times. Can anyone "report" a wrong category and pixoto just automatically changes it? That is the only thing I can come up with. Last week they changed a little walking bridge in the woods to interior furniture LOL

There is no park in this photo. Its the front of the Church for goodness sakes! It has a tree and a blade of grass, maybe it should have gone to forests? LOL

The shame is I lose my ranking for good.
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Hi Brook, sorry for your frustration. I can ask about this image.
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Hi Brook, you image was reviewed and it was determined your image should have stayed in the building category. For the oversight, I've added 1,000 credits to your account.

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