Fake, fake, fake

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This guy tried hard to cheat, he moved the birds around to different locations in both owl photos, but they're the exact same birds. I guess he thought placing them in various spots would hide the fact that all background birds were duplicates. Also, the branches below the owl, shorter in one photo. And the size difference of the moon, yet the tree is in same spot. Fake, fake, fake. Check-out his 2 owl photos.

http://www.pixoto.com/joe.tree.18
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Posted 7 years ago

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Yes your correct, should be categorized in photoshop.
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Right now his fake photo is ranked #1 for this week in fine art. I want to see if pixoto gives him awards for cheating, or eliminates his fake photo.

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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This person also thinks that turning pieces will stop us from noticing that all the containers are duplicates, rotated and placed in photoshop. And he's ranked #13 in fine art this week.

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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he actually admits its photoshopped and a composite so hopefully admin will be removing both of the moon/owl shots very soon
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They will award him. I called fake on the lightening photo 2 weeks ago in the weather section. Pixoto did nothing and he got #6 for the week. Its annoying. They did not change anything, so maybe I will have some fun. I really enjoyed the site for a while, but lately its getting worse and worse. The photoshop is getting crazy. Its okay if you do some minor things. Like tehre is a nice photo of a girl and horse, the background is blurred, but its in fashion, I am totally cool with that, cause its not much different. While it is photoshopped, the main focus of the image is original. But the lightening, is a crappy photo of a city on an ugly sunset. With lightening superimposed on clouds (that are not even cumulonimbus clouds haha!) anyways, if you took the lightening out its a shitty picture of a city that would not get points in any category. So it deserves nothing. I dont care what the policy needs to be changed to, but it has to be changed and there needs to be a way that it can change. Like a hey 10 people report this as photo shop we should review and get rid of it.
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I agree with you completely.
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I agree as well
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Once people start reporting over and over and Pixoto enforces the category policies with more vigor I think this sort of misuse will be kept to a minimum. We all just need to use that report link. The more times people and photos get reported the sooner Pixoto will do something about it. I am starting to see that they are responding to these forums but we need a more pro active solution. Any ideas? Maybe Pixoto can hire or have some one dedicated to this task....
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That sounds great Andrew, are you going to volunteer? I think the few of us that have been complaining about it, have made an impact. I know most of the photos I've complained about, have been taken care of, so we just have to keep on it. Thanks.
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Here's a new fake for the pixoto folks to eliminate. I don't think it's natural for birds to glow, but maybe I'm wrong. This is just one of the photos this photographer has of this fake bird. They're both of the same bird. Check it out.

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

This one is posted also, which one is photoshopped, can you tell pixoto?

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

And now check-out this shot by the same guy, try to tell me it's not photoshopped.

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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the first one is photoshop but .... in the right category and the second one is natural and beautiful.
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The first one was just moved to photoshop category a few minutes ago, let's see if pixoto does the same with his others, there are more than a few. Here's another of his fakes;

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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And here's another one of his fakes.

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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I know you read my complaints, Jason, but I want to let you know to also check my praises. I really appreciate you helping us with these cheaters. So once again, I want to say thanks.
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More Photoshop Link reported.

http://community.pixoto.com/pixoto/to...
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Example - due to very virtual and not even close to realistic background:

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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Riciano, If they ask for a volunteer I will step forward but in the meantime you do not have to post all instances of abuse in this forum. That is why they have a link call "Report this image" . I think Jason and his team are doing a great job as well. If we all work together on this we can make this work.
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Actually, I do have to post these images of abuse. After I report an image, and it is still there robbing us of points and awards, then I post it here. It obviously works when I do it, because dozens of fakes have been corrected by me doing this. So I suggest that you handle it the way you want, and I'll handle it the way I want. My way is working, and it's helping the pixoto team find these fakes, so I'm not going to stop. So like I said, you handle it your way, and I'll handle it my way.
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You are 100% right Riciano. My apologies. Keep up the good work. By the way, your photos are beautiful. Very classic. True photography.
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Thank you very much. I'm just trying to keep things fair for everyone.
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another spectacular "fine art" photo

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

??!!!
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More fakes...and this user has uploaded the same photo to at least 2 separate categories..

Landscape & Nature › Cities, Towns & Villages
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

Same photo as Travel › Places
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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Andy - both of these were uploaded in 2011 - before we had rules against it. We can't/don't recategorize images from 2011.
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Ok. Thanks for the explanation
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