RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Community > Website Feedback
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Website Feedback Discussion of the retouchpro.com website and forums

Rating Images

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-09-2002, 06:24 AM
chris h's Avatar
chris h chris h is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Northern UK
Posts: 991
Rating Images

Whats the opinion of members as regards rating of work on Retouch ? I think its superfluous and demeaning in some ways, let the criticism/acclaim be in the response posts. Thoughts ?
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 09-09-2002, 06:40 AM
Jakaleena's Avatar
Jakaleena Jakaleena is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 709
There was a discussion a while back HERE that touched on rating. At that time, I thought it was a good idea. But my opinion has changed somewhere along the way.

I think receiving a rating (especially from a moderator) might have the potential to possibly hurt someone's feelings or make the challenges seem like a contest, so I just don't do it.

Last edited by Jakaleena; 09-09-2002 at 07:13 AM.
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 09-09-2002, 07:51 AM
BigAl's Avatar
BigAl BigAl is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: South Africa
Posts: 497
Sometimes, I think I'd give something a five to show how much I like it, but I agree with Chris & Jak: comments are far more useful.

Imagine how someone would feel if you gave them 0...
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 09-09-2002, 08:22 AM
Scott Rudy Scott Rudy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 18
Quote:
Originally posted by Jakaleena
There was a discussion a while back HERE that touched on rating. At that time, I thought it was a good idea. But my opinion has changed somewhere along the way.

I think receiving a rating (especially from a moderator) might have the potential to possibly hurt someone's feelings or make the challenges seem like a contest, so I just don't do it.
A rating can be bad or good, it all depends on the person that is doing the rating, are they rating the design layout itself or are they rating image quality? In rating an image the design layout should be the last thing on the critiques mind. The image quality is what should be looked at and if there are discrepincies found, there should be positive suggestions as how one might improve on the quality of the image.

A problem that arises is that when there is an open critque and rating, you are getting opionions from some people that do not understand how to critque or rate images in a suggestive possitive way. If one points out a problem with an image one must also have a suggestion as to what could of been done to have made the image possibly better. Design concept and layout should not be involved in the critique unless that is what the image is being critiqued for.

When a person submits a piece of work for opinions they must be prepared for the worst and learn not to take every critique too seriously but take all citiques with an open mind and use the critique as a basis of what they may do in future projects to improve upon the work.

I believe that we're all here to learn and fine tune our tallents and if we can not except a bad review we shouldn't be subjecting ourselves openly by submitting our works to the critiquing public.
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 09-09-2002, 09:19 AM
DannyRaphael's Avatar
DannyRaphael DannyRaphael is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Near Seattle, Washington, USA
Posts: 6,300
Ditto what BigAl said.
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 09-09-2002, 10:21 AM
chiquitita's Avatar
chiquitita chiquitita is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 247
I am led to thinking that maybe rating would be good in the contests, but not in the Gallery. The way I see it, the gallery is kind of a display area rather than a crituque area...that is just how it all reads to me.
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 09-09-2002, 10:44 AM
Mike Needham's Avatar
Mike Needham Mike Needham is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 542
hehe Chiq. there are no "contests" on RetouchPro only a challenges section and a gallery. I know what you mean though

I dont like the stars, but have no strong opinions either way. I choose not to rate, but I realise that somepeople might want to have their pictures rated.
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 09-09-2002, 11:10 AM
Doug Nelson's Avatar
Doug Nelson Doug Nelson is offline
Janitor
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,068
Blog Entries: 21
I"m not happy with ratings, either, but it's not optional in the current version of the software. The author has indicated he will make it optional in a future version. Once he does, I'll be turning that feature off.
Reply With Quote top
  #9  
Old 09-09-2002, 12:01 PM
DJ Dubovsky's Avatar
DJ Dubovsky DJ Dubovsky is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Upper Penninsula of Michigan
Posts: 1,659
Since I could never bring myself to rate someone below 4 stars anyway, I only used them if I thought they would encourage the person. I haven't been using them much lately either way. It just seemed like a personal attack if I used a rating that fell below great. Now rating threads is ok but these images people work hard on and not everyone is a Norman Rockwell but they try their best. I can't penalize someone for trying their best. So I agree with Chris.
DJ
Reply With Quote top
  #10  
Old 09-09-2002, 01:05 PM
Ed_L's Avatar
Ed_L Ed_L is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: northwest Indiana, about 45 minutes from Chicago, IL
Posts: 2,824
One problem I see with rating, is that we are not all on the same skill level. A rank beginner might rate a 5 star rating on a particular image, not because the quality is outstanding, but because it is something outstanding for the individual. A sixth grader will not be graded using the same criteria as for a college student. Of course, most of us don't know where skill levels of others are. I have given ratings, mostly because I felt it was very well done, no matter what skill level the person was at. And if this doesn't make sense (which it might not), I see drawbacks to using the rating system too. Comments are definitely the best way to go, especially if there's help provided on how to make things better/easier.

Ed
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Community > Website Feedback


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Resizing images for RetouchPRO jeaniesa Photo Retouching 19 11-05-2016 09:28 PM
Trying to achieve a particular tone/feel in my images bohngy Photo Retouching 37 10-12-2007 10:01 PM
Need help extracting/masking images, WILL PAY Ating Classifieds 7 12-17-2006 08:22 PM
Am I crazy to send a JPEG to a client bigkidjr Work/Jobs 5 05-12-2005 10:35 PM
$ for RetouchPro - images roger_ele Website Feedback 0 12-04-2002 11:24 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved