Eliminate Cheaters!!!

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Stop letting photoshop images succeed in "fine art" people category. There are many of the top scorers this week with fake photos. It's really not fair!!! The photo below has duplicated birds added to it, and there are many others. All the points they achieved by cheating, should have went to other photographers. There are many this week that should be eliminated. Check out this one.

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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Right! It's true!
Same in transportation, landscape and nature. I found top pictures made with Photoshop (photo-manipulation). For example water reflections and much more!
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I just take a look in she's awards and she made over the 85000 points with fake!
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it seems to be the only way to get awards: fakes, duplicates, wrong category etc. It's a shame but I think good, not manipulated (or only a little bit levels or exposure) have no chance to win
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You're right!!! And as long as pixoto awards them, they won't stop cheating!
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Some of her images must be in Photoshop Category, not in landscape, Im sad about this.
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Please report images that are in violation of our rules using the Report this image function. We review all of the reported images and deal with them.

Thanks!
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I even wrote a polite comment for Linda, but she only reply for nice comments :-)
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Justin! I do! ...days ago.
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More fake, its new and is in the top I raported! ! http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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Thanks webruci, I reported it also.
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there are more my friend! loads.... You can see what bloody character this people has.
Shame!
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Its gone for the record.
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wait and see, these pics will get tons of awards. For me, I try one more time this week and then, I think I will quit. I will spend more time on photo.net where you get feedback and the photos are rated individually, not two by two in duels.
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I'd really hate to see you leave, it looks like I'm gonna need all the help I can get trying to get rid of all the cheaters. We need more honest photographers like you and webruci. I know I can't fix this problem on my own, and we need to stick together to make things fair for everone. But if you decide to leave, keep me informed about your photos, because you really do great work. I really like your old-tires photo. Without great shots by photographers like you and webruci, pixoto wouldn't be the same. Maybe I should check-out "photo.net" when I get a chance. You can always contact me through my website, www.riciano.net
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Riciano is right Michelle! People like us can make the difference! Pixoto is a fast growing site and I imagine is hard to detect all the fakes. I personally found in past and I report some pictures property of famous artists use by others. Some of them even has the real artist signature. Anyway, sometimes I'm frustrated too because I see fakes blow to the top and really honest and great works stops in beginning.
I think we are not people to quit, even now with this change of Pro membership makes very hard to reach the top.
Thank's for the kind words my friends :-)
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thanks a lot to both of you, Riciano and webruci. I love Pixoto as well (joined last August) and I love photography which I started when I was only 6-7 years old with my father who teached me all I know today. I started with digital photography a few years ago and also love photo processing but I think like you that photoshopped pics should be in the right category. What I hate is people who don't follow the rules which are really easy to follow. Maybe the best thing would be NOT TO GIVE CASH PRIZES. Money can really spoil good things. I also know that it must be very difficult for the staff to check everything. It's just a shame that people love money more than art. Anyway, I will stay a little longer, hoping things will change, You're right, there are so many good photographers on pixoto and I enjoy to see everybody's work.
Thanks a lot for your support
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I agree with both of you, Pixoto can't check all the photos, but they should at least check the ones they give awards to. It wouldn't be too hard for them to actually look at the winning photos, before they award them.
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i have done what i can he still post up photos of met art models and changed the tones,,crops them but i remeber near all and i do quick search,,,yet i still suspect he wil try againn like he is now..do hlep out ok sir
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True! For example look at this picture in Transportation category: http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
In what Universe this is a real picture to fit in this category?
They need to make clear: pictures with manipulation is only in PS Art! allow only adjustments (level, curve, hue' brightness etc..) I could never dare to do such thing, because my conscience.
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You're right, that one's obviously photoshopped. I reported it as well, we'll see if it gets eliminated.
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Hmmm... I hope so they do.
I check out your site www.riciano.net, and I can tell you your pictures are amazing!!!
Personally I always love B&W but since I saw Ansel Adams pictures and his life story I definitely agree with you: "color is just the surface, black & white is the soul".
I have too some B&W pictures but long not like yours :-) I start photography only in 2008 but I always love visual art.
Keep up your amazing work! I will post some B&W in future, your pictures inspired me :-)
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Thanks a lot! Coming from a photographer like you, that's a great compliment. You might want to check-out my latest problem posted, "fake, fake, fake" and let's hear your comment about this photographer.
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Just caught-up with this thread. I try my best to get rid of cheaters, which to me can have many forms, like the practically same photo submissions, while not a violation to the letter of the rules, it is certainly to the spirit.
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Yes it is!
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Its to bad because these photos would look nice without using the mirror filter
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You are correct, that amount of water on a coast line, is never that calm and still. And look at the points he gets, maybe we should all start cheating. It seems like only a few of us are concerned about this problem. I wish more people would complain, then maybe something would be done about it.
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eko how are you related to this tog? you have some similar pictures (actually the same).

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra... this is your image
and this is andi's image
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

do you have two accounts?
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unless Im cleared of my confusion I won't report these two accounts having the same photos with the same camera and exif. Thanks. pls let me know
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HAHAHA ANDI OR EKO this was your comment to me in one forum, you deleted it but I still have it in my email.

"o yes indeed many who do like it, and at first I actually will make you as my favorite because your photos are fine, so I look in detail the results of your photo, but ....
I can not be jealous of you, because I know the quality of my photos ... you can see from the results obtained scores of my photos. I was just disappointed, I can not make you a role model to develop the photographic skills. I implemented my disappointment involved in fraud."
-COMMENT MADE BY EKO IN THIS FORUM (the jealous thing was referred to Andi but Eko commented about it)

but you deleted it because you become OBVIOUS THAT YOU HAVE TWO ACCOUNTS YOU ARE "EKO" AND "ANDI" AT THE SAME TIME. PIXOTO i NEED YOUR HELP WITH THIS TOG WHO HAS TWO ACCOUNTS.

http://www.pixoto.com/yuliani74
http://www.pixoto.com/suhartono67 PLS DELETE THIS TWO ACCOUNTS BECAUSE THEY BELONG TO ONE PERSON
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hello andi yuliani? aka eko suhartono?
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such a Penipu!!...
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Your correct, hoping that pixoto team will do something about it.
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Riciano you said : maybe we should all start cheating. Many times I think the same but then change my mind. Keep shooting the way you do it, your pictures are good and I'm sure many people appreciate them. And... there are enough cheaters out there, we definitively don't need more of them! lol
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Thanks. I couldn't cheat like them anyway, I have too much self-respect. If I can't be honest doing something, I won't do it. I feel sorry for the people that feel like they have to cheat. Maybe pixoto will start eliminating them, so we can have an honest competition. We'll just have to wait and see. Again, thanks Michelle, what you said really means a lot.
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I don't feel the problem is that they are cheating. It is that they do not know the difference between Fine art and photoshop art. If they do it just to get awards then it is cheating but my personal feeling is that they are not putting them in the right category. I am sure their are some that are trying to get away with something but Karma usually catches up to them...Keep the faith...
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Example of heavily photoshoped image:

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

Unrealistic background...

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