Old 01-27-2012, 10:23 PM   #1
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I just got a new monitor and I was trying to find some really nice railroad photography to use as a wallpaper, but found myself coming up short. It seems that 1920x1080 resolution (or higher) high quality railroad photography is hard to find online.

So my question is this: Is there some reason why this site does not offer the opportunity to upload higher resolution photographs so that fellow fans can use them for wallpaper? Obviously bandwidth can be a concern, but surely it wouldn't make too much of an impact if the higher resolution images required clicking a further link to download. Perhaps making the downloads only available to registered users would help.

Regardless, I think the ability to upload higher resolution versions of your photographs after they have been accepted, or as part of the submission process, would be beneficial to RP.net community as a whole. I'm sure I'm not the only one who often wishes they could see high res copies of some of the excellent photography on this site.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:26 PM   #2
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Higher resolution = bigger files = bigger costs for the site. And since it's a free site for the most part, I can understand them not wanting to do it.

Plus higher res = more likelyhood of someone stealing our photos and using them for commercial purposes without us knowing.
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:03 AM   #3
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That's what the "Contact [photographer's name]" button is for. Shoot someone an email, ask for a higher res photo and, if you won't use it for anything else (and you assure them of this), then many will be happy to send you a slightly higher resolution picture for your use as a wallpaper.
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:28 AM   #4
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Jetphotos allows much larger images.
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