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08/28/2019 10:15:13 AM · #1
So I'm trying to upload my image and it's WAY smaller than it usually is - am I doing something wrong? Or is everyone's entry going to be way smaller because the one side is 240 pixels? I'm sure I'm just overthinking this....
08/28/2019 10:21:59 AM · #2
You can have an image that is 1200*240, either vertical or horizontal. It's a strange aspect ratio but that's what's about this challenge. Have a look at the 160px challenge
08/28/2019 10:22:45 AM · #3
You're not doing anything wrong.
The 240 pixel restriction will definitely make the file smaller regardless of the other export settings.
08/28/2019 12:51:52 PM · #4
Correct! It's simple to figure that out. ;-)
08/28/2019 01:58:56 PM · #5
Great! Thank you so much!
09/04/2019 03:29:45 AM · #6
I've just skimmed through the 240 pixel entries and am loving the diversity of the entries. Looking forward to voting later!
09/04/2019 10:04:52 AM · #7
After reviewing the entries I noticed some are not of the ratio 240 x 1200 (or 1200 x 240). Then I looked at the rules and it only states one edge must be 240. It does not state that the other edge must be 1200. Is this intentional or an oversight?
09/04/2019 10:12:38 AM · #8
I took it to be intentional. The challenge basically allows the photographer to determine how they use the space to best effect. It is for the voter to determine whether they have achieved that!
09/04/2019 11:26:17 AM · #9
Agreed. I believe the intent here is 240x1200, not to just shrink it.

Just started voting, some very strong images in this one.
09/04/2019 12:52:57 PM · #10
I disagree.

Please note the NOTE in the challenge description: 'Note: this is NOT specifically a panoramic challenge."

It would be just as valid to have a square image of 240x240 pixels, in my opinion.

As long as one edge is exactly 240 pixels, it meets the challenge requirements.

09/04/2019 01:13:49 PM · #11
I took it to mean 240x1200 also as the previous 160 challenge was more about the extreme aspect ratio, not about making little thumbnail sized square images to vote on.

Originally posted by Ken:

Agreed. I believe the intent here is 240x1200, not to just shrink it.

Just started voting, some very strong images in this one.
09/04/2019 01:36:57 PM · #12
Originally posted by RKT:

I took it to mean 240x1200 also as the previous 160 challenge was more about the extreme aspect ratio, not about making little thumbnail sized square images to vote on.

Originally posted by Ken:

Agreed. I believe the intent here is 240x1200, not to just shrink it.

Just started voting, some very strong images in this one.


Agreed. I believe the intent was 240 x 1200, same ratio as the previous 160 challenge.
09/04/2019 01:41:02 PM · #13
Originally posted by RKT:

I took it to mean 240x1200 also as the previous 160 challenge was more about the extreme aspect ratio, not about making little thumbnail sized square images to vote on.

From the challenge description:
Some scenes lend themselves to a high-aspect-ratio crop. Show us something that does.
09/04/2019 02:28:49 PM · #14
Well, how I have a 5.5 I will never know. I have a tiny thumbnail of a photo. I seem to have that all wrong then! =(

Do you do a crop of 240 (say lengthways), not image size then?
09/04/2019 02:36:21 PM · #15
I say that anything with one side exactly 240 pixels met the challenge topic and is, of course, not a DNMC.

No matter what the other side is.

Vote what you like.

09/04/2019 04:00:34 PM · #16
From the description, "This was first run as "160 Pixels" but now we have gone from 800px to 1200px, hence the 240px to maintain the ratio."

The first challenge was 160 x 800. For this challenge, what I did was enter 240 X 1200 in the crop dimension dialog you see at the top left when the cropping tool is on in photoshop. The cropping overlay/window will then appear at the extreme aspect ratio. : )

Originally posted by JulietNN:

Well, how I have a 5.5 I will never know. I have a tiny thumbnail of a photo. I seem to have that all wrong then! =(

Do you do a crop of 240 (say lengthways), not image size then?
09/04/2019 10:01:08 PM · #17
Originally posted by RKT:

From the description, "This was first run as "160 Pixels" but now we have gone from 800px to 1200px, hence the 240px to maintain the ratio."

The first challenge was 160 x 800. For this challenge, what I did was enter 240 X 1200 in the crop dimension dialog you see at the top left when the cropping tool is on in photoshop. The cropping overlay/window will then appear at the extreme aspect ratio. : )

Originally posted by JulietNN:

Well, how I have a 5.5 I will never know. I have a tiny thumbnail of a photo. I seem to have that all wrong then! =(

Do you do a crop of 240 (say lengthways), not image size then?


Yeah, I am blonde and stupid =P ! I have a thumbnail, gone to 5.3 now. I did it as the tallest or fattest it could be was 240. Did that as image size and then the image size correspond with 400 or so odd. It is my fault, for not knowing, I could do 240 by 1200. I do not know how to do that.(In fact still not sure how to do that, I take it is a crop from your description, not sure how to unlink the image size though to correspond without it being automatic, I need a tutorial!!! =P =) So my bad =(

Message edited by author 2019-09-04 22:04:21.
09/04/2019 10:18:37 PM · #18
Originally posted by JulietNN:

Originally posted by RKT:

From the description, "This was first run as "160 Pixels" but now we have gone from 800px to 1200px, hence the 240px to maintain the ratio."

The first challenge was 160 x 800. For this challenge, what I did was enter 240 X 1200 in the crop dimension dialog you see at the top left when the cropping tool is on in photoshop. The cropping overlay/window will then appear at the extreme aspect ratio. : )

Originally posted by JulietNN:

Well, how I have a 5.5 I will never know. I have a tiny thumbnail of a photo. I seem to have that all wrong then! =(

Do you do a crop of 240 (say lengthways), not image size then?


Yeah, I am blonde and stupid =P ! I have a thumbnail, gone to 5.3 now. I did it as the tallest or fattest it could be was 240. Did that as image size and then the image size correspond with 400 or so odd. It is my fault, for not knowing, I could do 240 by 1200. I do not know how to do that.(In fact still not sure how to do that, I take it is a crop from your description, not sure how to unlink the image size though to correspond without it being automatic, I need a tutorial!!! =P =) So my bad =(

When you CROP in PS or LR the tool opens a dialogue along the top bar. In that dialogue, you may specify the ratio to which you wish to crop, in this case by typing in 1200 & 240. There's a little back 'n forth arrow you can use to reverse the order if it comes out tall instead of wide (or VV). Then you just drag your image around inside the crop window until it looks good and, as they say, wahla :-)
09/04/2019 11:41:21 PM · #19
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by JulietNN:

Originally posted by RKT:

From the description, "This was first run as "160 Pixels" but now we have gone from 800px to 1200px, hence the 240px to maintain the ratio."

The first challenge was 160 x 800. For this challenge, what I did was enter 240 X 1200 in the crop dimension dialog you see at the top left when the cropping tool is on in photoshop. The cropping overlay/window will then appear at the extreme aspect ratio. : )

Originally posted by JulietNN:

Well, how I have a 5.5 I will never know. I have a tiny thumbnail of a photo. I seem to have that all wrong then! =(

Do you do a crop of 240 (say lengthways), not image size then?


Yeah, I am blonde and stupid =P ! I have a thumbnail, gone to 5.3 now. I did it as the tallest or fattest it could be was 240. Did that as image size and then the image size correspond with 400 or so odd. It is my fault, for not knowing, I could do 240 by 1200. I do not know how to do that.(In fact still not sure how to do that, I take it is a crop from your description, not sure how to unlink the image size though to correspond without it being automatic, I need a tutorial!!! =P =) So my bad =(

When you CROP in PS or LR the tool opens a dialogue along the top bar. In that dialogue, you may specify the ratio to which you wish to crop, in this case by typing in 1200 & 240. There's a little back 'n forth arrow you can use to reverse the order if it comes out tall instead of wide (or VV). Then you just drag your image around inside the crop window until it looks good and, as they say, wahla :-)


Learn something new everyday!!!! I am now at 5.00 But in honesty it doesn't matter, I learnt something ! and that is what this website is about!!!!!!!!
09/04/2019 11:52:53 PM · #20
There are some good photos indeed in this challenge, mine is not one of them....but then again I didnít really try.. so you get what you put in.

I would prefer if we never have this challenge again though, I am very used to the 1200px by far!
09/05/2019 12:11:30 AM · #21
I did 1,200/240=5

Then set the crop tool to 5:1

Message edited by author 2019-09-05 00:29:39.
09/05/2019 03:06:06 AM · #22
3 DQ
09/05/2019 03:37:09 AM · #23
Originally posted by GeorgesBogaert:

3 DQ


?
09/05/2019 06:15:39 AM · #24
Originally posted by Tiberius:

Originally posted by GeorgesBogaert:

3 DQ


?


I suspect he is referring to the following:
"One dimension of your photo, either height or width, must be exactly 240 pixels, otherwise it will be disqualified" with either being the important word here
09/05/2019 06:21:40 AM · #25
Originally posted by P-A-U-L:

Originally posted by Tiberius:

Originally posted by GeorgesBogaert:

3 DQ


?


I suspect he is referring to the following:
"One dimension of your photo, either height or width, must be exactly 240 pixels, otherwise it will be disqualified" with either being the important word here


I see that there are already 3 images disqualified
The extra rule flag was very clear in this challenge. It seems many people struggle with resizing images.
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