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tj e2
11 2.0k England
30 Jul 2014 12:08PM
Hi everyone,

If the photo gallery could be everything you wanted, what would it be?
Are there elements on other site galleries that you would like to see on here?
Do you have any thoughts on the various awards associated with the gallery?

All suggestions/feedback welcome.

Thanks,
Tracey

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JJGEE
9 6.4k 18 England
30 Jul 2014 12:16PM
Over the years there have been some comments now and then relating to the tag categories on the listing that appears by default.

So perhaps a review / refresh could be worth considering for new images from a specific date going forward.

Obviously the tags already applied would have to be retained !
GlennH 9 1.9k 1 France
30 Jul 2014 12:24PM
Unclutter the "view large" image so it isn't surrounded by bright background, other thumbnails and text.
30 Jul 2014 2:45PM
The biggest improvement for me would be increasing the speed. It could be my machine, my ISP or whatever, but as the VS mode is very quick then perhaps it is to do with indexes / how the data is accessed or what have you. I view the gallery in date order, newest first.....

There are some odd spellings kicking around in the tags that can make uploading an interesting experience, although I do like the flexibility it give as - per JJGEE's comment, a review may be a good idea
30 Jul 2014 3:01PM
---added explanation - the above is going through from one photo to the next rather than using the thumbnails.
tj e2
11 2.0k England
30 Jul 2014 3:01PM
Thanks for your feedback so far.
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
30 Jul 2014 3:02PM
use arrow keys to advance through the gallery.... that'd be slick
Quoise e2
1 344 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2014 3:37PM
Are we allowed to mention other sites by name?
tj e2
11 2.0k England
30 Jul 2014 3:46PM

Quote:Are we allowed to mention other sites by name?


I think that will be helpful if illustrating a point, so yes for the purpose of that (i.e. to highlight a comparison or suggestion of how other sites do something).
JJGEE
9 6.4k 18 England
30 Jul 2014 4:00PM

Quote:I think that will be helpful if illustrating a point, so yes for the purpose of that (i.e. to highlight a comparison or suggestion of how other sites do something).

Presumably The Team from epz already look around other sites as well from time to time to check out what the competition is doing.
( They may even be members to check out how things work from a " users " perspective ! )
Quoise e2
1 344 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2014 4:01PM
Thanks, just needed clarification Smile Although fotoblur isn't for everyone, I really like how they display the gallery, the thumbnails are much larger than on epz, because of this you can decide if you like the image enough to comment on it or not. I do feel that because the thumbnails on epz are much smaller that people by-pass images without looking properly and judge it before viewing a larger version. Not all of us have time to look through all of the images uploaded every day, but I do think if the thumbnails were larger then people would view more images and see more work from people other than those solely in their 'connections'. New members' work gets lost among the others in the gallery and if they are not in 'connections' there is less chance of their work being noticed, which is a shame. Also on fotoblur, their main page showcases all featured work with images neatly nestled next to one another, the top image is a large rectangle, the image under is a square, the one next to that a smaller rectangle etc and when a new image is featured it simply bumps them downwards. You're able to scroll down and view all the images in one place, this works for me, it looks clean cut and sophisticated.
30 Jul 2014 4:01PM
It may be there already and I've not found it, but the ability to search by camera model and/or lens would be useful for people thinking of buying / hiring etc. (I'm sure it's been mentioned before...)
joshwa e2
4 710 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2014 4:13PM

Quote:It may be there already and I've not found it, but the ability to search by camera model and/or lens would be useful for people thinking of buying / hiring etc. (I'm sure it's been mentioned before...)


Hi, great idea Smile

You can do this in the various micro-sites, for example if you go to Nikon Nation ( http://www.ephotozine.com/iamnikon ), you can select the camera from the drop down list, under "Nikon Featured Photos"

Another way you can do this is by going to the review of the camera, as there is a "Photographs taken using the Nikon D810" section under "Explore more" at the bottom of reviews and articles about specific cameras, as you can see at the bottom of this: http://www.ephotozine.com/article/nikon-d810-dslr-sample-photos-25856

Cheers
Josh
30 Jul 2014 4:33PM
Josh

thanks for the response. I didn't realise it was possible on the micro sites so will have a look.

regards
Pete
geffers7 e2
4 37 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2014 4:35PM
I like that on some sites you can go super-large for some images - really makes them stand out.
Appreciate you have E2 memebership which increases standard size but still doesn't fill the screen.
Also agree with earlier point about a search facility for camera/lens type.
Geoff

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