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08/29/2012 12:37:57 AM · #1
Hi guys,

I just got my first ribbon ever! I am so incredibly excited!!! I was shrieking and jumping up and down, literally xD

I also got asked to submit validation. Should I be concerned, or is this fairly standard if you are in the top 10?

Thank you
08/29/2012 12:39:16 AM · #2
The top 5 always have to submit for validation.
08/29/2012 12:39:51 AM · #3
You receive a validation request when you reach top 5, so don't worry :)
08/29/2012 12:41:17 AM · #4
*wipes away sweat*

Phewww. Okay, thank you guys!
08/29/2012 12:58:33 AM · #5
Just send your original without doing ANYTHING to it. When I sent in my first submission for validation I didn't know that you don't save for web. I kept getting told, no this is not your original and didn't know why. Eventually I sent it without doing that, but not because I was 'educated', just because I was desperate and trying everything. I'm lucky I didn't get a DQ, but at least I was given a few days grace to try to sort things out.
08/29/2012 10:49:42 AM · #6
Hopefully, you shot in RAW and don't end up getting caught out by the MS image transfer software gremlin.....
08/29/2012 11:56:24 AM · #7
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Hopefully, you shot in RAW and don't end up getting caught out by the MS image transfer software gremlin.....


I didn't shoot RAW :(
08/29/2012 12:02:39 PM · #8
It's still the original unedited shot though... I didn't know I had to shoot in RAW for dpc. Oh god if I get dqed for this I'm going to be upset :(
08/29/2012 12:05:31 PM · #9
you don't have to shoot RAW. just send them the original.
08/29/2012 12:09:01 PM · #10
Okay. God I'm nervous now. How long does validation take? I sent the original soon as I got the email.
08/29/2012 12:13:44 PM · #11
Originally posted by CrazyDiamond:

It's still the original unedited shot though... I didn't know I had to shoot in RAW for dpc. Oh god if I get dqed for this I'm going to be upset :(

You don't have to shoot RAW, but if you shoot jpeg, then you have to manually transfer the files from your card/camera instead of using the OS's transfer software. If you let your computer download the files, it alters them slightly, rendering the files altered just from the transfer software.
08/29/2012 12:14:06 PM · #12
Originally posted by CrazyDiamond:

Okay. God I'm nervous now. How long does validation take? I sent the original soon as I got the email.

It varies from a couple of days to a week.
08/29/2012 12:15:30 PM · #13
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Originally posted by CrazyDiamond:

It's still the original unedited shot though... I didn't know I had to shoot in RAW for dpc. Oh god if I get dqed for this I'm going to be upset :(

You don't have to shoot RAW, but if you shoot jpeg, then you have to manually transfer the files from your card/camera instead of using the OS's transfer software. If you let your computer download the files, it alters them slightly, rendering the files altered just from the transfer software.


Oh god... I always open Canon's software to transfer shots, is that going to be acceptable?
08/29/2012 12:22:22 PM · #14
Originally posted by CrazyDiamond:

Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Originally posted by CrazyDiamond:

It's still the original unedited shot though... I didn't know I had to shoot in RAW for dpc. Oh god if I get dqed for this I'm going to be upset :(

You don't have to shoot RAW, but if you shoot jpeg, then you have to manually transfer the files from your card/camera instead of using the OS's transfer software. If you let your computer download the files, it alters them slightly, rendering the files altered just from the transfer software.


Oh god... I always open Canon's software to transfer shots, is that going to be acceptable?


I use Canon's ZoomBrowser to download photos and I pass validation.
08/29/2012 12:26:47 PM · #15
I think not,I used to shoot jpeg and it must be straight from the card.
I know that if it goes threw Lightroom it is not any use.
Think you need to drag the file from card to mail and send.
08/29/2012 12:27:49 PM · #16
Ok I must be wrong sorry.
08/29/2012 12:29:29 PM · #17
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Originally posted by CrazyDiamond:

Okay. God I'm nervous now. How long does validation take? I sent the original soon as I got the email.

It varies from a couple of days to a week.


If the file has EXIF issues, the site council are pretty fast in responding. Just be sure to check your spam folder for emails from SC.
08/29/2012 12:47:01 PM · #18
Originally posted by bassbone:

Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Originally posted by CrazyDiamond:

Okay. God I'm nervous now. How long does validation take? I sent the original soon as I got the email.

It varies from a couple of days to a week.


If the file has EXIF issues, the site council are pretty fast in responding. Just be sure to check your spam folder for emails from SC.


Okay cheers. I just checked and the software I use to transfer from camera to computer is called:

Digital Photo Professional

Version 3.5.1 (3.5.1.0)

Copyright Canon Inc. 2004-2008
All Rights Reserved
08/29/2012 12:56:34 PM · #19
Hmm, I should think they can extract the EXIF data from what I sent them, I just used this site: //www.findexif.com/ and it was able to pull the EXIF data from the image.
08/29/2012 01:01:41 PM · #20
Originally posted by CrazyDiamond:

Hmm, I should think they can extract the EXIF data from what I sent them, I just used this site: //www.findexif.com/ and it was able to pull the EXIF data from the image.

Yes, they'll do that... I sent mine too and now is waiting time.... rrrrr, but we should be fine ;-)
08/29/2012 01:03:09 PM · #21
Originally posted by CrazyDiamond:

Hmm, I should think they can extract the EXIF data from what I sent them, I just used this site: //www.findexif.com/ and it was able to pull the EXIF data from the image.

It's not just a question of if the EXIF data can be read, but whether it indicates that the image is a completely unedited/unaltered original, exactly the same as it was recorded on the card by the camera.

I always recommend using a card reader, and dragging the files from the card to the hard drive using the computer's operating system.

I also never erase the image from the card until I have burned a backup to CD/DVD, which ensures there is always an untouched copy in (at least) two places (optical disc and hard drive).
08/29/2012 01:11:00 PM · #22
Originally posted by CrazyDiamond:

Oh god... I always open Canon's software to transfer shots, is that going to be acceptable?

It's fine. Don't worry about it.
08/29/2012 07:38:59 PM · #23
Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by CrazyDiamond:

Oh god... I always open Canon's software to transfer shots, is that going to be acceptable?

It's fine. Don't worry about it.


Okay, thanks Shannon.

Unfortunately I don't have a card reader, might be time to get one lol.
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