New New Proposed Category Stucture - Feedback Wanted

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Hi All - We've done a lot of thinking about our category structure thanks to all of the feedback we have been getting on our proposed changes (see http://community.pixoto.com/pixoto/to....

We are working away on our Stock Photo service now and we have realized that in order to have an effective category structure to find images for stock or fine art buyers we need to have our categories be content based. In response we have endeavored to make all new categories reflective on the

The most controversial aspect of our new structure will surely be the change to our post processing/photoshop art rules. But the fact is that stock and fine art photo buyers don't really care whether a photo is minimally processed or not. There are no restrictions on Photoshop on any of the competing sites that we are aware of.

Here's the new proposed rule:
Photoshop/Post Processing Rules: In an effort to find the best, and most striking imagery, extensive use of Photoshop or other post processing techniques is allowed in all categories. If your image was minimally processed after capture you can mark your photo as a “Pure Photo” during submission. Leaderboards will have a “Show Pure Photos Only” filter and special awards and points will be awarded in addition to our standard awards.

The proposed category changes can be viewed at:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B...

Some subcategories will be moved to new categories. Some images will be re-subcategorized. All awards and points will be maintained and will be assigned to the new category for the moved image.

Some other potentially controversial category changes:

The merger of Pets and Wildlife: It isn't possible to determine whether a tiger is wild or at the zoo or in a circus. It's also not typically a deciding factor to the art buyer. So instead we'll create a subcategory for Big Cats and lump wild, zoo and domestic together.

The Elimination of Fashion and Fine Art - both of these are not content based often leading to a categorization dilemma for the photographer. Our aim is to reduce or eliminate these subjective decisions.

We'd love your feedback on this as we are planning on implementing it over the next week or two.
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Thank you all for your feedback. Here's an updated thread on this subject:
New Category Structure Coming Next Week!
http://community.pixoto.com/pixoto/to...

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