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Filter questions & related content on ePz - What do you want to know?

Quote: i sent a couple of photos when i got a message about this.heard nothing in return thank you. so left not knowing wats happening Smile

Thank you for getting in touch with some photos for examples. We've will be starting out with a rather small selection, but you should now see a new option on the gallery upload page which allows you to specify if and what filters you have used on your uploads. Using this feature will pipe your photos into the filter gallery.

12 22/05/2015 - 9:03 AM
By davidburleson
Microsoft to stop producing new versions of windows.

Quote: The PC will boot and seamlessly (hah) go cloud, great, if you have a fast connection or don't suffer from drop outs

For that reason alone, I doubt it will be highly cloud dependent. Yes, some of the software will be, but Windows as itself should still work without an internet connection. There have been quite a few open betas and I haven't read anything yet that says it doesn't work without an internet connection.

12 14/05/2015 - 6:51 PM
By keithh
Microsoft to stop producing new versions of windows.
There appears to be alot of theories going around about the motive for this switch from version Windows releases to a single, updatable version called 'Windows'.

I don't think Microsoft will adopt a monthly/yearly subscription platform for the OS as that would probably just kill their market share completely. And I think they are more interested in re-gaining their lost market share then grabbing more money with an OS. I think this move to a single version is a step in the right direction and could gain them more market share as Apple has been taking alot over the past few years thanks to their iOS devices and 'coolness' factor.

They are more likely to mimic what Apple has done with OSX in which you can purchase updates to the OS at a considerably lower cost. I also imagine they will revamp their app store and introduce more software to install on windows which will be subscription based, like Office 365.

In my opinion, this is a marketing strategy to streamline their product releases and modernise the way they deploy their software packages. I for one, will be updating when the free upgrade when its released later this year.

12 14/05/2015 - 6:51 PM
By keithh
Messages hiccup - for attention of admin staff
There does appear to be some accounts which are showing the Private Message indicator even when their aren't any unread messages. We are looking into the matter now and it will be rectified soon.

4 12/05/2015 - 3:20 PM
By davidburleson
have you bought any music from a record shop recently
Last one I bought was a couple of months ago. Empire by Kasabian. I'm a big vinyl junkie. I sold all my gear around 10 years ago and now i'm rediscovering the joy of vinyl and i'm currently working on upgrading my existing hi-fi for something much better. I've got mostly Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood and quite alot of classic southern rock.

14 13/05/2015 - 12:19 AM
By Paul Morgan
Ways to upload
The main problem will all these options is that we require a number of additional details from photos before we can accept them, for example 'Adult content'. Alot of details can be extracted from EXIF, but adult content is a really important detail we need the user to verify.

If you're finding it a bit clunky to upload, I'd suggest using the Multi-uploader. It will allow you to upload a number of photos at once.

4 12/05/2015 - 11:30 AM
By davidburleson
Ways to upload
Hi Chris,

Currently, the only way to upload to ePHOTOzine is via either the 'upload a photo' option in the Photos menu at the top or using the Multi-uploader in your profile.

We will consider lightroom integration as a future feature.

4 12/05/2015 - 11:30 AM
By davidburleson
Adapter For Ipad and USB memory Stick
This will allow you to access your photos on your USB stick and transfer them to the ipad. I don't think you'll be able to backup your ipad to the usb.

7 11/05/2015 - 2:40 PM
By chensuriashi
Desktop Gadgets
You might be interested in this malc:

Quote: Gadgets are no longer available on our website because the Windows Sidebar platform in Windows 7 and Windows Vista has serious vulnerabilities. Microsoft has retired the feature in newer releases of Windows. Gadgets could be exploited to harm your computer, access your computer's files, show you objectionable content, or change their behavior at any time. An attacker could even use a gadget to take complete control of your PC. If you're concerned about the safety of gadgets you’ve downloaded, find out more about gadgets and steps you can take to protect your PC.

4 08/05/2015 - 4:09 PM
By MalcolmS
PopTogs -Duane Michals work for discussion
Pretty interesting style. I love the photo series, particular the 2 men walking past each other. I'm up for anything that is a bit different or out of the ordinary.

3 08/05/2015 - 3:08 PM
By Pete
I learned something today - photo transfer

Quote: What about to an iPad?


Yep, possible as well using the iPad's sync/charging cable:

9 07/05/2015 - 9:49 PM
By hobbo
I learned something today - photo transfer
Alternatively (and much quicker in transferring), send via USB:

9 07/05/2015 - 9:49 PM
By hobbo
Login on this site.
Hi Steve,

I'd suggest reviewing your Macbook's cookie settings. In order for the "remember me" feature to work, you need to keep cookies around. Deleting the cookie will log you back out.

9 11/05/2015 - 6:11 AM
By steve_p
Hi Everyone,

Our apologies for not responding sooner. As the team selects ECs and HCs, a bit of code assigns the awards to the given photos. In this case, the code didn't seem to assign the EC despite us giving it an EC. We are investigating to ensure this doesn't happen again.


24 05/05/2015 - 8:13 AM
By MichaelMelb_AU
Free Foliopic
When you renewed your Plus membership, you should have received a voucher code via email for your foliopic website. Using it will give you a Standard package foliopic website for 1 year.

Photographers can use a few foliopic website for all sorts of reasons. You don't have to run a business to enjoy your own personal website. Some use it has a place to showcase their photos. While others use it sell prints or write their own blog.

You can find out more about the features in the package on the following link:

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2 29/04/2015 - 9:06 AM
By KingBee
Spell check
We all misspell things now and again. These days, I'm so reliant on the built-in spell checker. Spell check is something that is handled by your web browser. All modern browsers have an option for this, but some require a little bit of settings up:

Internet Explorer 10: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/264311-internet-explorer-10-ie10-spelling-c...
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-use-firefox-spell-checker
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95604?hl=en-GB
I hope that helps!

20 28/04/2015 - 3:28 PM
By adrian_w
Site Problems ?

Quote: If i try to open a page e.g. my profile or my connections everything is scrambled all over the place.

Anyone else ?

This problem should be resolved now. If you are still experiencing the problem, please submit a report with a screenshot.

14 21/04/2015 - 8:22 AM
By davidburleson
Site Problems ?
Yes, we were having problems for the past hour. Our server admins said there were some issues with the network at the data centre. They'll be investigating the cause of the problems now. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

14 21/04/2015 - 8:22 AM
By davidburleson
Junk email
Yep, i've already read the topic. I'm aware of your setup. Still pretty surprised.

Who's to say that your 1000s of spam emails are not only from web scrappers but also a breech of the data centre or server? How would you know? Have you checked anything on your side or have you just jump to conclusions? I'm merely suggesting that perhaps you could have a check on your side too and you might be surprised sometimes. Lets be sensible about this. Whats to say that even the computer you signed up on wasn't infected at the time?

We've had a look on our side and we've not found anything that indicates that there is a leak and we certainly didn't sell your details onto spammers. I'll continue to investigate your account to see if I can see if there is possibly anything else that might shed some light on the subject. However, I'd appreciate some cooperation on your end too.

52 15/04/2015 - 7:18 PM
By StrayCat
Junk email
Yikes, 1000 a day! That is a ridiculous amount. Ever thought that maybe your server has been compromised in some way and you aren't aware? If I was getting that much email, i'd be questioning what i'm doing wrong.

It's all well and good pointing the finger at other servers, but if you are really concerned about the amount of spam and the security of your email addresses, you will also check everything on your server too before jumping to conclusions that a website which 100,000s of users has sold your details or has been hacked.

We have all sorts of systems in place which alert us of unusual activity on a number of levels from simple brut force attacks to advance SQL injection and XSS attacks. Furthermore, our server team also keeps an eye on anything server related with their own layers of monitoring. In the occasions where something suspicious may be occurring, we are notified instantly and we shut it down.

No server on the internet is ever 100% hack proof, but we have an almost OTT amount of checking and monitoring in place.

Your mail server, is it self-hosted or is it in a data centre? Is it dedicated or is it on a VPS? Do you own it outright including the network its attached to or have you purchased it from a host? Is it fully managed by professionals or do you manage it yourself? Im sure you would agree, there are so many layers where a breech could occur and the first thing I would do if I was in your situation is check my server setup, logs, network, hardware, host for any suspicious activity.

I had a remotely similar situation in the past with my personal email account (FYI, not connected to epz in anyway). I started getting a ridiculous amount of spam to my catchall account. Did I go and hunt down the sites I used my email address on? No, I checked with my host and they discovered that the server my website was hosted on had been compromised through a different user's account (yes, it was a VPS), It turns out the intruder managed to gather email account details for the email accounts on the VPS server and started spamming them and they also started using them to send spam out.

There are so many potential causes for your spam email, but if your like me, a through and through IT guy, you know that the majority of problems can be found with the node that connects the chair to the keyboard (the user) Wink

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52 15/04/2015 - 7:18 PM
By StrayCat
photo stats?
If you mean a photo on ePHOTOzine, provided that the photo was uploaded with EXIF information, it can be found next to the description and details.

If you mean on your computer, if you right click the image and select 'Properties' then go to the 'Details' tab, you should see some of the EXIF information. There are also ways to find this information using software such as Photoshop.

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6 15/04/2015 - 9:08 PM
By Jestertheclown
iPad...am I the problem?
I have a fairly cheap SD card reader (and usb) for my iPad and have never had any problems reading JPEG/RAW files from my Fuji X100.

However, I can't comment on TIFF files. It might be true that you need an additional app to read TIFF files as paulcookphotography has mentioned.

10 14/04/2015 - 4:00 PM
By collywobles
Welcome back to the site Prabh! We hope you enjoy it just as much as you did before.

6 11/04/2015 - 9:54 AM
By devlin
Time to get the UA system sorted.

Quote: It gets worse
This just happened

Fixed that typo. Did you double click the 'Award this photo' option? If you look at your screenshot, you'll see your award had already been applied.

In regards to clearing your shortlist, personally, I don't see what all the fuss is about. Your latest shortlisted photos are at the top for your to view. As you continue to shortlist, the older ones will move down the pile and eventually off the page. I actually found the results quite handy. It brought back my previous shortlisted photos which I wish I could have given my award to in the past. Now that they have come back up, I was able to give them the award they deserved.

42 13/04/2015 - 10:45 AM
By Just Jas
Time to get the UA system sorted.

Quote: So, once again to clarify, paying members can now give their 4 a day if they wish in any time order. Smile If so, good move. Simplifies things no end.

That is correct. You can give ANY 4 photos your award each day if you are a Plus Member.

Quote: Perhaps a select all option would be the answer

We'll consider the suggestion, or you can just keep them in your shortlist, no harm done. Your latest shortlisted photos are at the top of the pile.

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42 13/04/2015 - 10:45 AM
By Just Jas
Wearing glasses for photography?
2nd vote for dioptre adjustment. If that isn't set right, it can massively affect the viewfinder. I use glasses with a viewfinder without any problem.

15 19/04/2015 - 11:07 AM
By LenShepherd
Time to get the UA system sorted.
Now, that would be an interesting feature. Thanks for the spot, corrected Wink

42 13/04/2015 - 10:45 AM
By Just Jas
Time to get the UA system sorted.
You guys will be pleased to hear that we have now lifted the date restrictions on user awarded for Plus Members. This means you can give any photo an award now.

With these changes, the award shortlist has changed a little and we have added a 'Remove' option to remove photos from your shortlist.

Quote: There are still three images stuck in my awards gallery, that are well past their sell by date for an award

@tomcat, we weren't aware of any issues with your award gallery. I've checked your previous reports and it's never been mentioned to us. If you mean your shortlist, you can now remove them from your shortlist. If this isn't the case, please create a report and provide us with further details.

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42 13/04/2015 - 10:45 AM
By Just Jas
Uploading Photos Using Chrome
Hi StrayCat,

I'd like to resolve your issue.

Firstly, you mention that you receive pop-ups on ePHOTOzine and thus this is the reason why you've installed the ad-blocker. I can confirm, we don't deliver pop-ups, which leads me to believe it might be a different problem.

Can you upload a screenshot to this forum which shows the pop-up you are getting?

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23 08/04/2015 - 7:13 AM
By StrayCat
Page Gone All Wrong
Try disabling your browser extensions and see if that fixes it.

It looks like your computer is blocking a few files from our site

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9 05/04/2015 - 7:04 PM
By DalesLass
Forums - Recent Activity
How do you get to ePHOTOzine on your computer? Is it a bookmark? A link on your desktop? Or something else?

3 01/04/2015 - 4:04 PM
By SlowSong
From what I've read, it's going to be replaced by a new version of the Photos app.

6 03/04/2015 - 11:59 AM
By Philh04
Someone chuck some coal in the boiler
There are so many factors that are at play when you connect to any website:

1. Your browser's settings + add-ons
2. Your computers settings + software + connection setup
3. Your in-house network setup
4. The quality of your in-house line
5. The quality of the line to your switch
6. The distance from the switch
7. The traffic on the switch
8. The network route your connection to our site takes and the congestion/quality/faults of those routes
9. Your ISPs traffic management and fair-usage setup
10. Our data centre's network
11. Our server's setup

So, as you can see, it's not as easy as simply saying that there is something wrong with the site loading. Troubleshooting is essentially to finding out where the problem is. Usually, if it's on our side, we know about it VERY quickly and it's extremely obvious as we get inundated with reports. Furthermore, we have a number of monitoring systems which check countless aspects of our server and datacentre's network.

39 03/04/2015 - 8:23 PM
By tomcat
Someone chuck some coal in the boiler
So, it seems that everything is fine now you have faster internet?

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39 03/04/2015 - 8:23 PM
By tomcat
Someone chuck some coal in the boiler
Hi tomcat,

We'd be more than happy to help you, but we need to go through a number of troubleshooting steps including checking thout performance in another browser to establish where the problem might be and hopefully fix it.

I would suggest you create a report for us to continue helping you. This will allow us to record a few details about your computer which will assist us in resolving the problem quicker.

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39 03/04/2015 - 8:23 PM
By tomcat
Try This!

Quote: you cannot claim this to be your image. the shutter was set by the subject therefore copyright belongs to her.

I really hope you were being sarcastic. Technically, she may own copyright, but somehow I highly doubt she is going to be taking her parent to court over this image over copyright theft. It's just a bit of fun and i'm sure she would totally agree!

Not sure i'd trust my kids with this yet. But maybe when they get a little bit older. A 3 year old boy would destroy my camera.

26 18/03/2015 - 4:22 PM
By Simon_Marlow
Solar eclipse next week
I was having a look at some examples and found these on google images. Pretty neat idea:
It seems those further north will have a better chance. It would be pretty cool to see some of these on ePz.

11 17/03/2015 - 1:10 PM
By davidburleson
Someone chuck some coal in the boiler
We currently aren't aware of any site performance issues at the moment.

However, if you are experiencing issues, I would recommend submitting a report: http://www.ephotozine.com/create-report
There can be all sorts of reasons why you may being experiencing performance issues, so we need to go through all the troubleshooting steps to locate the issue.

39 03/04/2015 - 8:23 PM
By tomcat
UA's - have I missed something ?

Quote: It does seem to be an 'round the houses route' for a simple job like giving UA's.

You're possibly right. When the feature was originally released, paid members could give 1 UA every 7 days. The idea was to give them a feature to reflect Photo of the Week.

With all the changes to the feature, it kind of makes you wonder if any date restriction is needed. Lets say you do see a photo taken years ago, why not award it?

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13 16/03/2015 - 3:54 PM
By TanyaH
UA's - have I missed something ?
We've amended the FAQs to reflect the recent changes.

It can be hard to understand why a photo is/isn't eligible for a user award. So I'll try to explain.

Free Members

Free members can give 1 user award every 7 days. This means that if you have already given an award, you will have to await 7 days from the last date and time you gave your user award to be allowed to give another. Furthermore, only photos uploaded after the date and time you gave your previous award will be eligible for an award. So if you give your award on the 15th March @ 1PM, only photos uploaded after that time will be eligible for an award and you won't be able to give your award till 22nd March @ 1PM.

Plus Members

Plus members can give 4 user awards a day. To determine which photos are eligible for an award, we get the date and time you last gave an award which hasn't been given on the present day. So, if you have already given an award today, we will get the date/time of the last award you gave yesterday.

Photos uploaded after this date/time will be eligible for an award. So, excluding any awards you give on the present day, if you the last time you gave an award was 14th Mar @ 1PM, all photos uploaded after that time will be available for an award. Once you have given 4 user awards though, you will not be able to give another until tomorrow.

None of this has any relation to your own photo uploads. It depends entirely on when you have given your awards and when the eligible photos have been uploaded.

13 16/03/2015 - 3:54 PM
By TanyaH
Rogue ads overshadowing iPad screen
Hi Everyone,

We are aware of a problem and at the moment, we believe the bug is within iOS Safari, not the site. However, we are looking to see if there is anything we can do to fix the problem.

You can find more info here:

13 13/03/2015 - 8:50 AM
By davidburleson
Hi Jester,

I've updated the report, but essentially, the response can be found in a similar topic you posted back in November:

10 13/03/2015 - 10:22 AM
By Carabosse
photo course
Hi Ikky,

You could always try the ePHOTOzine Photo Course.


2 10/03/2015 - 9:37 AM
By puertouk
User Awards

Quote: just because you have them it does not mean you have to award them.

And perhaps that is the only change that needs to be done, how people use it.

37 09/03/2015 - 6:21 PM
By StrayCat
You can only upload one picture a day
The gallery upload credits are reset around midnight (Server time), thus allowing users to essentially, upload a photo at 11:59pm tonight and then 1am tomorrow.

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7 09/03/2015 - 8:56 AM
By davidburleson
Landscape images becoming boring ??
I suppose what you might be touching on is the need to experiment and create something unique and with a different perspective or creative style. Genre aside, there should be a desire to give a photo that personal touch or style that makes it recognisable as that individual's photo. So many photos are taken of the same subjects, at the same point, same post-processing without anything different about them. In these cases, these photos just become 'yet another photo of X'

Make your photo unique.

17 07/03/2015 - 7:13 AM
By StrayCat
whats the best and worst photo you have ever taken
If we are talking about ones in our ePz profile, here is my worst in my opinion:

And my best in my opinion:

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21 05/03/2015 - 2:21 PM
By JeffHubbardPhotography
My photos appear completely different in the upload gallery to the portfolio
We thought it might be worth giving you guys a bit of an update:

29 03/03/2015 - 5:01 PM
By bricurtis
My photos appear completely different in the upload gallery to the portfolio
I take it you mean the 'square crop' setup. There is a site which does this which allows you to position the crop.

I was initially a fan of this setup. But, I've become less a fan as many photographers take the time to compose their photos in a specific way. I'd feel a little bit disappointed after composing and editing my photos to then find that my photo was forced into a square crop. Maybe just me, but I feel that if we can display the full image in a pleasing style, then we have a winner.

29 03/03/2015 - 5:01 PM
By bricurtis
Awards gallery not clearing
Hi Adrian,

I've had a check and it appears you had given 3 awards on the 1st, which mean't you still had 1 more award you could have given. What led you to believe you couldn't give one of these photos an award?

3 02/03/2015 - 10:41 AM
By tomcat