Up Against the Wall

Oh my! Op ed time again. (insert grin here)

I noted today that there is a new Truth Hair Flickr contest going on. Now I have some Truth hair that I have purchased and some that I have won. I like them both very much. I kinda have a thing with Flickr contests; sometimes they work and sometimes not. It doesn't really matter if "I" win you understand; it matters that I can see why the person that did win -- did. I am guessing that if you have been around long enough, you know what I mean. There have been times when I thought, "by golly she did a great job - - good for her". There was a time LONG ago when the winners were so obviously "not winners" there was an outcry and I actually got a new and special prize *wink*. Ah well.

This thought has nothing to do with that and I wish the participants well; fame, glory and all that jazz. What bothers me really is that the minimum size that can be entered in the contest is 2048 x 2048. Now that is four times the size that can be currently uploaded to SL for vendors. It is also a size that is ONLY available to those that pay for Flickr "pro". This leaves out a lot of very talented photographer - bloggers (maybe you; certainly me). There is so much "resistance if futile" stuff going on these days with Google Plus, Facebook and the like that adding one more "you must be a Flickr pro" somehow bothered me a lot when I read that.

Edit: This size info appears to be incorrect (I didn't test the new info for myself). So check the comments on this post for more details.  I am guessing that Flickr resizes to standard sizes and for me in the past that has always been 1024 when it was say 1800. So, sorry for the dra-ma and good luck to everyone in the contest.

And here is a second thing since I am on a roll here. I have noted that many bloggers are turning off comments. I have wanted to thank them for posting on a hunt I wondered about and didn't do or compliment them on a great photo etc -- and I couldn't. Blogging in part  -- in my mind anyway -- is an INTERCOMMUNICATIONAL recreation. If you want to simply type into the void, you never really need to post anything at all.

HMMM.

Edit: Please see Dolly's comment on this. Some folks may be able to post that 2048 x 2048 photo without Pro, so that is good news.


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    # by Dolly Baroque - May 16, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    it is a larger format than usual, but I was able to upload without Flickr Pro. I think the size limits are a reasonable monthly limit, not individual photos.

    Hope that's good news!

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    # by Chic Aeon - May 17, 2013 at 7:32 AM

    Thanks. That is good to know.

    Whenever I try any size over 1024 (like 2000 x 1500 say) the largest pohoto it shrinks it down to 1024 on the shortest size (so 1500 x 1024 ish). Not sure why.

    Maybe because my account is SO old; maybe because I did at one time have Flickr pro and it REALLY wants me to return.

    That is very good news though for most folks. Thanks VERY much for posting that.

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    # by Chic Aeon - May 17, 2013 at 7:46 AM

    Thinking on it some more, I am not sure I have ever tried to upload a photo with the MINIMUM dimension of 2048, so that might actually work even for me :D.

    I wasn't planning on entering the contest anyway, just (from my past experience) thought it was unfair to leave out so many folks. Happy to know I was wrong about that.