Old 11-16-2005, 01:12 AM   #1
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What are the best sizes to crop for when submitting vertical shots these days? In the submission guidelines, it states photos must be "800 pixels in width x 600 pixels in height for horizontal images, or at least 600 pixels in height for verticals." "Optimal size for uploaded images is 1024 pixels wide x 768 pixels high and at a similiar ratio."

I submitted a shot that ended up as 861 x 1024 which is almost a landscape shot turned on its side and it was rejected for size reasons. Per the guides above, the only requirement is that this shot should be over 600 pixels high which it is at 1024. Should I crop to narrow the image from 861 down to about 768, resize to get closer to 600 in height or get really crazy and turn it into a landscape shot?

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Old 11-16-2005, 05:28 AM   #2
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I'd probably crop it down the 768 pixels wide. If you posted the photo I could offer some more cropping advice.
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Old 11-16-2005, 12:56 PM   #3
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Here's the shot. I didn't post it before because I didn't want this to turn into a "what's wrong with this shot" discussion. I'm only looking for an expectation of vertical WxH dims as the reject is not for bad cropping,it's for bad size. This is not completely specified in the guides. It only request the pics be over 600 in height which this one is.

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Old 11-16-2005, 01:05 PM   #4
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I'd see if you could get it down a little closer to 768x1024.

Also if you want you image tag to work you need to end it with [/IMG].
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Old 11-16-2005, 01:18 PM   #5
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And while the requirements are minimum size, I find that the screeners/admin prefer an aesthicly pleasing size. When I opened your link, all I saw was some cars in the distance. Scrolling down to the locomotive, that was all I could see. If you really want it that wide, crop some off the top.

I have successfully appealed some photos out of the HxW guidelines.
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:10 PM   #6
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And while the requirements are minimum size, I find that the screeners/admin prefer an aesthicly pleasing size. When I opened your link, all I saw was some cars in the distance. Scrolling down to the locomotive, that was all I could see. If you really want it that wide, crop some off the top.

I have successfully appealed some photos out of the HxW guidelines.
I see your point...sort of. Okay, I cropped the shot down to 781X1024 and then resized to 527X700 which is setting the height while holding the ratio constant. The picture is now much smaller, meets the 600 pix height requirement and is viewable on my monitor with almost no scrolling. I see your point in that it's nice to see an entire vertical shot without scrolling but IMHO it kills the details that I love about larger digital shots.

I resubmitted so we'll see what happens.

I remember having a conversation with Chris years back about the size limitations of a certain railfan site and was invited to check out this awesome new site he was starting called Railpictures that would not suffer from size limitations.

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Old 11-16-2005, 10:16 PM   #7
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REJECTED!

This time for being too small?

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Photo Submission Results:

Photo ID 185961 was rejected from the database.
Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Screener Comments:

Reason(s) for Rejection:

- Size (Small): Photo does not meet the minimum pixel size requirements.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=185961
Appeal Rejection: http://www.railpictures.net/members/....php?id=185961
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I'll appeal this one and see what happens.
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Old 11-17-2005, 12:41 AM   #8
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A good idea (to me at least) is to go down to 600x800. Keeps scrolling to a minium AND fits within the minimum size requirements.
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Made it in. The appeal process worked!

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Just dawned on me (I'm slow lately) why your image tags aren't working. Its because that link is to an actual HTML page, not the photo itself. Simple way to fix that is to right click on the photo, copy the location, then place that between the image tags. That should do it.
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I think the best way to do a vertical is to make the height 768, and let the width fall where it may. That way it would fit the largest standard monitor size without scrolling. A height of 1024 is not the RP standard, although it it actually what I use, but the width is 1280, which is considered too large for RP, since the vast majority of people must scroll to see the entire image.
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Just dawned on me (I'm slow lately) why your image tags aren't working. Its because that link is to an actual HTML page, not the photo itself. Simple way to fix that is to right click on the photo, copy the location, then place that between the image tags. That should do it.
or the photo id (since it got in!). "[photoid=xxxxx]"
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Aye...that too. I told you've been slow lately.

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Aye...that too. I told you've been slow lately.

Does it take longer for them to play? Or get across the street?
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This is the most recent vertical shot I loaded to the site

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It's 800 pixels tall and 600 wide. I've got some 768X1024 in the database that I want to resize and resubmitt to the database becuse they're just a pain to try to look at and enjoy. The 600X800 seems to be god enough for vertical.


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