giving up on a photo

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How do you know when to give up on a photo? Is there any certain number?
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Carol
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Hello Carol, in my opinion you should give up on photo if you don't like it yourself. If I like my photo I would leave it in my profile regardless of what score it has.

If you are not satisfied with score of your image, you can un-pause it, boost it or resubmit it.

I hope this helps.
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I agree with Jas...If I end up with a pic I really like that portrays my heart and soul and I think it's perfect, it rarely gets above 450 to 500 points, but I leave them up anyway...A few times some of my 400 point pics have won the Judge's Award in a contest, no idea why that happens.
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Oh, yes, but what I mean is giving up on getting more points.
Carol
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There is no answer to this Carol. It all depends on the day and time and voter as to what score you get.

You can only do what Jasenka as said and decide yourself if you want to pull a shot or push it forward.

Pat :)
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Thank you Pat for helping Carol.
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yes, I kind of guessed that, but you saying it helps.
Thanks
Carol
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Pat...Don't give up on your photos...give up on Pixoto.
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but if you do give up on Pixoto, like I did, remember it is pretty well permanent. I still follow along in this forum... because I am nosy about what is happening and hoping for change...but as Jasenka responded to another user
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As John says, never give up on your photos..... What some don't like others love, beauty is in the eye of the beholder...I would just re submit and hope for better voters ....
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Carol, I get very frustrated b/c most categories seem to have some formula needed to do well (landscapes almost always have to have water, animal high-scores tend to be big cats and eagles - all 3/4 profile pics, children high scores are often girls with some sort of decoration on their head, nudes have to be full on nude usually as implied nudes don't generally do well....and on and on). And I'm quick to assume my low scores are the result of blind voters, biased voters, and/or canned formulas (regarding what does well in each category). But, when I catch myself...I can actually learn a lot from my low scores (and have learned a lot). When a picture hasn't done well after a couple of tries, I take it down and (if I think it has potential) I rework it. Recrop, take out distracting elements, work on dodge/burn, etc. And then when I put it back up, it usually does well. That's when I learn something. I think it's easy to blow off low scores ....assuming it's the voters' and/or Pixoto's error ( and unrelated to our *wonderful* images). I know I do that (and sometimes we are right to assume that). But, I really believe that there is a way to learn how to create and process aesthetically pleasing images by noticing patterns in what does well and what doesn't. no, not always -- creative, minimalist pictures that look beautiful printed and framed aren't usually going to do well here. The bottom line - the answer lies somewhere in the middle. There is room to learn how to improve images but the voters will get it wrong sometimes...take the feedback seriously but not too seriously. That's just my opinion.
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sounds pretty good to me I have had some good luck for someone who just started. I learn what people like, but I still put up images I think are good. Some that I thought were unique and good started off badly, but I gave them a chamce and now I have a few in the 600s.
thanks for your opinion
Carol

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