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Just catching up with this thread, having been away etc;
Quote: I can't understand why people who do not contribute to the gallery etc. Feel the need to comment. Why do you come here if you don't participate? Just interested
A bit like a sports club - you pay your membership, so that you can play squash, but other folks might want to play tennis, or use the gym
Quote: Well, I prefer a comment anyway because it's friendlier. But if people don't want to do that then that's OK too. I still vote and comment on loads so that's a huge part of the enjoyment for me.
...and so do I, when I have the time
Quote: Maybe its time this site learnt from its mistakes.
The only mistake (s) the site has made IMHO is to change things for the "better", without prior consultation - this thread is a breath of fresh air in the world of open discussion - I appreciate that all of the people cannot be pleased all of the time, but that's life!
Quote: But the site has the simplest of procedures now.
I like this photo. Press Vote.
I'm not saying that change cannot take place. I'm saying that the solution shouldn't be to over engineer it or simply change it for another version of the same thing.
If it ain't broke (which it isn't), then why try to fix it
Quote: Of course the RC is a joke.
I reckon with this view/opinion, that you are in a very small minority
Quote: Put my photos on there and my postage stamp collection on here.
A rather unworthy remark IMHO
What I honestly believe is that at times some folks get fed up, or prefer something different
It only takes one person to contact another regarding the merits of other sites and it spreads like wildfire, which is then followed up by the criticism of EPZ
This site is different from the others and as such carries it's own definite identity
Quote: this thread is a breath of fresh air
Definitely. I hope that people take the opportunity to express their views, it's no good being silent now and moaning later. I think epz now understand that users weren't wanting to dictate how the site should work but wanted their ideas and opinions taken into consideration.
Quote: I hope that people take the opportunity to express their views, it's no good being silent now and moaning later. I think epz now understand that users weren't wanting to dictate how the site should work but wanted their ideas and opinions taken into consideration.
I've been a member since 2011 but have drifted away because of the insistence that uploads be jpegs. Since galleries are a major aspect of the site, can't the site designers allow TIFs?
I understand that TIF has several variants and can be more complicated to handle but not impossible.
As I say, I find it too much hassle to be bothered. My work flow already involves Lightroom exporting three userdefined formats/sizes/dimensions for other services. I congratulate ePhotozine on allowing full size files but this is just a first step.
Quote: but have drifted away because of the insistence that uploads be jpegs.
You'll be drifting away from a lot more places then.
That's very constructive, thanks. How about addressing my point?
Because a tiff file is just not web friendly.
How big are these files that you expect others to have to wait while they load?
What do you think would be the advantage?
How can it be an effort to produce a 1000 pixel jpg? It's a quick and easy process.
A) I wasn't suggesting the site displays tiffs. It could do the conversion as part of the upload.
B) When you are processing a lot of photos in a session, having to create a special version for ePhozine is a pain and takes up ever more drive space.
It simply isn't necessary for a site to force users into these requirements. All the work should be done by the site not the user. Imagine a garage insisting you prep your car for a service yourself!! It isn't user friendly and as a result I'm sure they loose customers.
Quote: I wasn't suggesting the site displays tiffs. It could do the conversion as part of the upload.
So what is your suggestion for the upload process?
Produce a tiff, upload to epz, epz converts tiff to jpeg/resizes etc, post to gallery?
Your analogy may suit your argument but it's nonsense.
I'll ask you again, how big are these tiff files that you will be uploading because mine are about 80mb each?
If we all started uploading at that size it would the same as 30 people turning up for an MOT test at the same time and expecting it to be done inside an hour.
I suggested TIFF as that is a format I already export from Lightroom for my own purposes in my workflow. But there is no reason why other formats can't be uploaded. It is up to the site programmers to accommodate users. They can also very easily convert them internally to the size and file type needed for fast browser loading. As I say, why make the consumer do all the work?
Crossed in the post! My exported TIFFs are already reduced in resolution so the file size is suitable for uploading. It would be mad not to I agree. It's just so annoying that a site unnecessarily makes life difficult. And it isn't just this one of course.
When you take your car to the garage, do they let you pay them in Australian Dollars? I imagine they insist on sterling.
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