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Why is the image duels over run with Mobile Instagram photos??

Doesn't really give the other mobile categories much of a look in!

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Simon Clarkson

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Mobile has always been a small category for us. Once Instagram is connected, we automatically pull any new image submitted to Instagram into Pixoto. This has resulted in a significant number of Instagram images being submitted to Pixoto. They far outweigh the volume of other mobile images.

Unfortunately, I don't think there is anything we can do about this as it is purely a volume issue.
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I agree with Simon point and totally disagree with Justin. The instagram photos volume can be huge but most of them is just crap so I don't understand how they can get at the top. Actually since instagram has been link to Pixoto the quality of the photos in mobile category went down...
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Hey Justin, I enjoy going through the Image Duel, not only to rate photos however also to get other perspectives on image composition etc. Instagram has really bought down the collect, in my opinion, and generally are annoying, most of the time I skip past them, they are normally rubbish
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Instagram category has become just like picking best amongst worst and they are on the top scoring well. Something should be done about it. The mobile pictures other than Instagram are good but instagram are mostly of low quality. From what I understand, Instagram puts a filter by which the quality of image taken by the cell/mobile phone goes down. It seems like some data gets lost while it goes through Instagram.. and since the images duel inside the categories the Instagram pictures score well as there are a lot of low quality images. They duel faster too as their volume is huge. Correct me if I am wrong.

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