How many times can the same foreground or background be used to create other images in Photoshop

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it is a waste of breath Jack. Pixoto won't do anything about this situation. the photoshopping, the compilations, the repetitive digital art. and you have far more patience than most even bothering to look at the sheer numbers of photos in these types of profiles. But nothing is going to change so long as money is the primary factor.
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I may be wasting my breath, but I still believe the basic format of images dueling against each other is great. However the problems of repetitive winning images is driving many photographers away from this site to Viewbug/500px/1x and others.

I do not just mean similar or duplicate images, the voting patterns seems to promote the same type/composition of images to do well in each category at the expense of highly crafted and imaginative images that do well on other sites.

I do not think I need to highlight specifics but just look at the type of submissions in the Pixoto's people category and make a comparison to 500px.

This was something that I bought up in another post.

Image submissions down in nearly all categories some by up to 30% from corresponding periods in 2014.

People category May-July 2015 daily submission average 250 per day. down 30% on corresponding periods 2014.

Landscape category May-July 2015 daily submission average 450 per day. down 15% on corresponding periods 2014.

Buildings category May-July 2015 daily submission average 230 per day. down 18% on corresponding periods 2014.

This is the latest........................

Landscape category Jan 2016 average daily submission average 350

People category Jan 2016 average daily submission average 190

Buildings category Jan 2016 average daily submission average 150
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Hello Jack, same foreground or background can be used unlimited times to create unique works of digital art in Photoshop but they need to be submitted to Digital art category (per our rules).

I checked links you provided and see that they have already been handled (except for second set in which images have been submitted over 6 months ago).

I hope this helps.
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Really...have these been looked at by the report team??

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

all are less than 6 months, none are in digital art

what about the skies in these 2 images:

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

I could go on with profile but whats the point
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Jack, I see all but one in Digital art category from first set it this reply.
And for second set, both images are from 2013.
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Those numbers are bad for Pixoto and .....Indonesia. I think, Indonesia's economy will tank if Pixoto closes up. Just saying....LOL!
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You can use what ever you want, as many times as you want, in as many accounts as you want, and in any category you choose. as long as you are in the right geological location. We are seriously considering having our accounts deleted. There are just to many voting pools to make it competitive. When you put an image on and before you can refresh the page it has 13-15 loses there is something fishy going on.
You have to remember a lot of these Professionals depend on this for a living.
I am waiting to see how long it takes them to delete this post.
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what about these, which seem to have been completely ignored from my original post....they should be in digital art.

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

and in this image look at the sky.

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

it is a photoshop composite of this:

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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Jack, on first post you posed links to these images:

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

And from these links one is now in Digital art category.
The second image on this post was not mentioned before. I just checked and it is now recategorized to Digital art category.

Second set of images are older then 6 months.
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And so it goes on

One image supposedly taken with a mobile on 8 Jan 2016

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

Has exactly the same sky as this landscape image taken with a Nikon DLSR taken on 30 Dec 2015.

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

Surely all the images belong in Digital Art.
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Hello Jack, please follow Policy about reporting in community - http://community.pixoto.com/pixoto/to...
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what's the point ???

The person keeps doing this and Pixoto does nothing
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Jack, I can see report team acted on report and recategorized one image in Digital art category.
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Jasenka

As I repeated in a previous post something need to be done by Pixoto about this blatant cheating.

These are the images, if Pixoto cannot see what is wrong then they need to give up running a photography site.

The clue is in the EXIF data.

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

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

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

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

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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Hi Jack, please report images using report button. I reported them also.
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These photos are incorrectly categorized and needed to be in the digital category. But since some of them are more than 6 months old, the system won't allow you to report them. If that's the case, can't these photos be stopped dueling since it's unfair to the new submitted images.
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no more than they will get rid of the nature up close flowers from 2011-2013. those are unfair to new submitted images.. but nothing will be done about either situation.
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Like I keep saying, if you are not in their little circle then, we just pay the bills and make them look legit.
We are waiting to find out if we cancel our membership if we get a refund, if we do then we will have our accounts deleted!!!!
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you are right it is a disgrace. I came back after nearly a year of absence and it makes me want to throw up.
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A few months ago I was very close to going from free to paid. Everytime I do something on Pixoto it feels like something is rigged. If I have a picture that jumps out to a lot of points, it will get stalled by a voting block. Also I find that paid members think they are special but forget that it takes everyone to vote. I enjoy playing on Pixoto but I would have to see changes before I ever paid to join.

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