What I understood is that 'for the time being' PXL will stay online [size=200:1lhp90ay][b:1lhp90ay]BUT[/b:1lhp90ay][/size:1lhp90ay] I can not tell you how long that will be...
Best take some time one day soon and download your images, if you don't have them anymore.
Karaflazz somewhere gave a link for some program you can use to back up a (part of a) website http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html
Sorry that I can not be more specific, guess no one knows how long PXL will be online...
Hi everyone, I kind of found this place by accident, I am however interested in art and graphics and always have been, I love to play around with photo's and stuff so I think this may be a good place for me to learn and share some knowledge. I'm also a networker and marketer and I'm always looking for attractive images and creative designs for my promotions. So if you think we could maybe work together please get in touch. Thanks.
Regarding [b:3axysare]Viewbug[/b:3axysare], I have a different perspective.
- They showcase 4 photos/images on a daily basis on the homepage.
- It's really a photo site, but editing contests come around occasionally.
- Staff members will give out special awards that help gain points.
- The higher the subscription level, the more points gained.
- the higher the subscription level, better contests are available.
- They use judges for the contests, but the members vote for their fave as well.
- Judges do a good job of selecting top notch photos.
- There is usually a top winner in each contest, and quite often finalists listed on the blog.
- People rarely comment beyond a few words when they do.
- They have started contests limited to 300-500 entries that are much shorter than most.
- Most contests are sponsored by vendors but anyone can sponsor a contest on VB.
- There's a lot of junk photography, nothing is filtered. Some people seem to use it as an archive instead of submitting their best work.
- VB has theme based "projects" you can create and let people add work to.
My achievement in a year and a half.
- I NEVER ask anyone for votes, and never give anyone a vote if asked. Politics be damned.
- I purchased the Pro subscription, top level.
- Am a VIP member and moderator. 50k+ points.
- Have received 4 front page features (tough to get).
- Won peoples choice in a 1 contest.
- Received finalist in 4 contests.
- Never sold anything yet.
- Manage a handful of projects.
In short, it's not much of a warm and gooey community feeling there like I get on RedBubble, but it's not as harsh as PXL with regards to criticism IMHO. Everyone seems to play nice, I don't think I've ever had anyone criticize my work at all.
Don't expect to sell anything there, but you may win a contest or at least place in one.
[quote="RichieMB":ooeavv70][quote="CMYK46":ooeavv70]Since I've donated my winnings in the past to sponsor contests, I'd just like to go against the sentimental grain here and say I'd like to have what remains in my account. I love the site more than most, and if PXL had continued I might even have done it again, but as it is I want to quit while I'm ahead.[/quote:ooeavv70]
"A box without hinges, key, or lid,
Yet golden treasure inside is hid."[/quote:ooeavv70]
Goo goo goo joob!
I was willing to take over the pxleyes site....and run as is, I'm so heartbroken, PXL have developed my skills and made me a better designer. I took all the ups and downs.
P.S I did contact the needed person but I did not receive any answer
Other possible alternatives...
[url=http://www.worth1000.com/:14c5eo1s]Worth1000[[/url:14c5eo1s] is the mother of contest sites. "Arenas" for photoshop, photography, writing, multi-media, illustration and even music are either busy, or slow enough to win...just don't drama up their forums
[url=http://www.dpchallenge.com/index.php:14c5eo1s]DPchallenge[/url:14c5eo1s] is more a 'purist' oriented photography site that lets new/free members enter sparingly (25 bucks a year opens a lot of doors) I just recently joined and think I'll like it. Friendly, established family that welcomes questions, suggestions and any chance to share in knowledge and inspiration...and the quality of work is top notch...
Yahoo's photo-hosting site "Flickr" is huge, and has recently gotten into the contest game through a secondary "affiliate" called [url=http://www.flickrawards.com/:14c5eo1s]flickrawards[/url:14c5eo1s]. Interesting, perpetually revolving contests of maybe 50 themes, limited to the first six submissions. The winner then takes on the last five winners of the same previous contests... Strange system that gives you unanticipated and unique options... So far it's been fun (and free, and being new, evolving_)
If nowhere else, will see some of you on deviantart... Good eye-
Hello, I'm from Ukraine, came to this site by accident, a little fond of photography but have a desire to evolve in this direction. With your permission, I hope to find inspiration here and the right advice.
To remove EXIF data in Photoshop for Mac (Should work with PCs too, whatever the respective commands are...):
Copying the image contents and pasting into a freshly created empty document gives you a copy of the file without the EXIF data:
Command N, hit return or OK,
Then you're done.
Not all these views come from registered members or lurkers. Many people come to the page via an image search elsewhere, like google or image directories. It's not a certainty these people are even into photography They look at the image and that's it.
I have to admit that a piece which has received a lot of praise for days seems to deserve a higher vote, whether I agree with the comments or not...and conversely, one that has been problematic or criticized right off the bat, battle a black eye reputation by the time to vote... I know I should be more objective and above such opinions, but they do wield some influence on my judgment.
I'm used to having the comments hidden until/unless you vote... Doing so opens them up to be viewed as you've already scored the piece and any influence comes too late. It forces you to vote blind...and it seems a good. logical way to do it... I do like the ability to adjust around real time critiques, but it has some drawbacks as well.
Some themes naturally play into the hands and lens of those who happen to live near a place where that particular subject matter is common... 'Modern Architecture' for example, is difficult if not impossible for one who lives in a small town or the country, and impressive landscapes are just as hard for the big city dweller to find... That's just the way it goes. We'll each have an advantage over each other at different times.
-and yet, if the theme is a "Light Fixture", and you live in the lighting center of the world, having access to spectacular subjects few will ever match, doesn't mean your picture will be any better than theirs... A blurry, poorly lit snapshot of a breath taking chandelier ought not win out over a clever, wonderfully executed shot of a boring old desk-lamp... Rating the object, rather than the construction of the photograph of it, should never take precedence. If you live in a big city, you should have some amazing images of towering structures and that needs to be taken into consideration...
- Take a picture of a piece of art work...and think about the reaction generated. - Is the viewer struck by the art, the subject matter, or your unique presentation of it? ...Do you want the focus to be solely on the object, or at least some given to the photo, your photo...your style and methods of displaying it?
An image meant to convey the clearest reality and truth of it's object, intentionally letting the fact it is a photo remain unnoticed, is journalism...the making of as clinical a record of an item or event as possible. The name of the photographer is inconsequential... An image meant to invoke a heightened feeling or different train of thought, is art. It is intended to create an impression and inevitably reveals part of the personality of the one who took it... Both approaches are fine and serve a purpose, but mixing them up just stirs up confusion either way...
- It's something I try to keep in mind when judging other people's work, and it's easier said than done sometimes... Ultimately, it should level the field, and "Rain" means in the context of your environment...be it the Amazon, or the Sahara. It's what you do with what you have, not what you have that is the bottom line...
Care to post some recent work that isn't a submission to a contest? (or was inspired by one, but didn't make the cut) - Careful not to give any clues that might ruin your anonymity if a contest is going on now...
The Box Without Us
[quote="kyricom":3obhs6y7][quote:3obhs6y7]with this torrent of light come floods and disaster[/quote:3obhs6y7]
Well, yes. I certainly don't mean to be insensitive to that. Mother Nature can certainly show we humans who's boss. I hope everyone is ok. But, that IS a very dramatic picture![/quote:3obhs6y7]
Kyricom, do I have to tell you that I was joking? But I tell you what; I'll trade thunderbolts for some healthy chunks of good old ice. And yes, I think there is something awesome about this picture. I just wish I was its author, emerging as the photographer of the year, and having everybody here p.....g themselves laughing...! Be well, Mark