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Old 11-24-2008, 09:06 PM
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Re: November 2008 Contest Discussion

Same here, except I used CS4.... my original is the correct size but the upload is not. I am new here so I didn't think to check the dimensions after the upload.
Must we still be disqualified for something most likely completely out of our control?
Thanks!
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:40 PM
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Maximum file sizes

Unfortunately, we had a lot of entries this month that did not meet the contest dimension requirements. We try to gear these contests to real world requests, and if the client is expecting an exact size they expect to get it. So please double check those entries to make sure they meet the outlined requirements.

Out of curiosity, I did test an image making sure it was 800 x 600 and saved it in a variety of ways to see if it was a upload issue or a workflow issue.

Using Photoshop CS3 an 800 x 600 image was saved using:
  • Save for Web optimized to 100kb (image stayed as 800 x 600)
  • Regular jpeg, standard format (image stayed as 800 x 600)
  • Regular jpeg, optimized format (image stayed as 800 x 600)
  • Regular jpeg but file larger than the web site’s size limitations (image changed to 799 x 599)

The only way I was able to duplicate the image’s size being altered, was when I uploaded an image larger the the site’s maximum file size restrictions. So it appears that the issue is the image’s file size and not the uploading process. Please check your image file sizes and make sure they are within the web site’s limitations. When you attach a file to your post you will see a window showing you the types of files and the maximum file sizes that are allowed.

The easiest way to save your images for the web and ensure file size is using the Save For Web option. Even better you can use the optimize file option to save the image to an exact file size setting such as 100 kb.

Hope this helps,

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Old 11-25-2008, 07:20 AM
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Re: November 2008 Contest Discussion

I also don't know about this problem if the file size is bigger than web file size upload limitations it will automatically cropped, for example become 799x599. I don't check my entry after uploading, because I also upload my entry to my blog (about this tutorial - you can check it) but it's still 800x600. In attachment jpeg limitation is 100kb but some people still can upload although the file is bigger than 100kb (for example my entry is 404kb). For the other contest it will be better if file size limitation also provided in the contest's rule to prevent this happen again or mention the people to save the file using save for web. Anyway it's so sad my entry can't enter this contest - but we should follow the rule, right?
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:43 PM
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Re: November 2008 Contest Discussion

And the winner is...Blaskica!


Top 5:

Blaskica: 42
K_GiMiNi_M: 34
Lorraine: 21
0lBaldy: 21
johndiablo: 18
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:54 PM
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Re: November 2008 Contest Discussion

congrats, blaskica!
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:30 PM
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Re: November 2008 Contest Discussion

Congratulations Blaskica! Well deserved!

And congratulations to all who entered.. this was tuff to judge!
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Old 12-03-2008, 05:24 AM
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Re: November 2008 Contest Discussion

Congratulations, blaskica. Beautiful job.

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Old 12-03-2008, 10:47 AM
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Re: November 2008 Contest Discussion

I forgot to change the title to my name instead of whatever I decided to name it. I think I named it colorgirl as a personal joke, guess that one backfired...lol
I also have to check the file size as everything here was 800 x 600 but when uploaded it was resized and changed that to 799 x 599 oopsie. close but no banannas.
fun contest!
I'd like to see the actual color photograph if there is one.

And congrats on the win blaskica, you did a wonderful job by far!
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:13 PM
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Re: November 2008 Contest Discussion

Congratulations, Blaskica. And to all who entered.

Though I didn't enter, I did work with the contest image in my recent efforts to transition from PhotoImpact to Photoshop. As such, this then, is the first image I've worked with in Photoshop. I'm finding the software to be simply amazing. I certainly have much more to learn, but I think I'm at the point where I can at least be considered a PS rookie.
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:17 PM
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Re: November 2008 Contest Discussion

LonK,

Lovely background and D&B.

One critique though, the background above the shoulder could be masked better, or deleted, however you combined the image. I decreased the contrast to more easily show. Mainly it’s that tip that gives it away.

Can’t wait for your next image, I’m a fan of your work.

Hope it helps,
-Keven
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