Minimum image size

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Just curious, how are people managing to submit images of this size into regular categories? I know Instagram and Mobile has different minimum sizes, but this is in People? http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
Could they possibly be submitted in Instagram and then re-submitted into a regular category without the size check taking place?
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I think you are right Darrell.

I have several times before drown attention to smaller sized photos then they should be, and Sherry said she will check it with Jason.

I don't know the conclusion of their contact :)
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I will circle back with Jason on this, interesting though that if that image was taken with a phone there is no EXIF info
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I found another one...

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

You really should check your code for min pix requirement
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Hi Jasenka and Darrell, Jason said it is allowed for Facebook, Instagram and Cloud. So it seems they are allowed.
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Thank you Sherry!

That is actually great, so if I understand correctly, I can upload smaller size photo to my fb (lets say 700 px longer side) and from there upload it here?

So 900 px limit is only direct upload from computer?
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If you want to market your images, the larger file sizes are better, especially if you want Canvas Prints or if the person that buys the digital file is going to be printing the images. Also higher resolution images will help you in the duels, the higher resolution images are sharper.
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Sherry a lot of LOW RES images are in the market place ... buyer would have something to say if gets image like this ...

As for the sharpness goes ... if photographer submit low res image can make it with processing sharper and better, than actualy is in HIGH RES ... it is still the question why submitting high res images, if Pixoto accept low res for the contest ... (this rule is questionable, if it is not implemented) ... ;)
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But why would you want to submit low res images? I just don't understand. I mean I understand if you are shooting with a phone and have no choice, but why would you want to if you are shooting high res images?
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Sherry I explained several times ... I'll do the graphic representation and posted here ...

Because some photographers are posting cut out photos (for example: birds! When they are taking photo of long distance, you'll get a lot of blank space around the bird, and photo wouldn't be something special, would not function ... so, the solution si, cut out (crop image), and in that case pxl are geting down ... and so, you'll get the prime motiv on the bird, but you get low res image ... if you'll let the image in original size, the motiv will be boring, and not very sharp ... if you do the resolution under the limit of 900px (what is LOW RES), you'll get decent sharpness and crop image (with procesing in PS or any other program) ... that is the main reason of posting images under 900 px limit and of course, image like that is useless for anything else than internet posting ... and almost all photographers are having low res images in the store!
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I think I am in the wrong place then; I thought Pixoto was a contest as well as a stock image supplier, I am here to learn, not sell, the driving force behind this thread is to sell images by professional photographers. As Urosh said, cropping for composition and isolating subjects is a way to learn what the public likes. So I can use the Facebook work-around and still enter for the competition and learning aspects to the site, or has Pixoto abandoned the amateur?
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Sherry, hope you and Pixoto team will now understand what is the technical advantage of posting LOW RES images in the contest ... and how and why some photographers are posting images under 900 px limit! I'm not saying, that all of them are doing this, but when you look at the IMAGE INFO, you know who has croped his/her image and who didn't ... and why to get high scores with useless image?

And this is the major problem, against what we have to compite in the categories where they are posting croped images (LOW RES) ... we are not equal treated, because voters don't know that they are voting for low res image, which is not good enought to be posted in the limit of the 900 px and it's actualy useless image ... so why does Pixoto have 900 px rule, if you don't take action against images under this limit ... and give us the same treatment.

It's not the question why they are posting images under 900px rule. It's not the mystery to figure it out! For those who have high res image would not be the problem posting it, for those who doesn't have it ... well, I have to say it again, images like that are useless ...

The real question is, why Pixoto is allowing this rule to be broken?



Hope you'll understand the dilemma!?
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If you'll stop ignoring this rule, you will still have great photos on Pixoto, even better ... the difference will be, that you'll get great images in high res quality ...

For example (no disrespect) ...
http://www.pixoto.com/subramanniyan.m...

Great images, but I didn't find one image that is in 900px rule ... and all images are in the shop ... very inconsistent of useless images for selling, printing or for that matter anything else ...

And he is not the only one ... so, why having so called great images, that are not for use ... or why should we all posting high res images, if we are in disadvantage against this ...
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I will see if I can get more clarification on this issue.
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It's not the size that matters. It's how you use it. :)

But seriously, I really don't understand any other reason for the size limit other than you really can't make a nice size print from any image less than 900px. therefore any photo less than 900px can't make any money for Pixoto. Please correct me if I am wrong.
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lol ... :D

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