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IQ on this site is not what it used to be

Discussion in 'Site information' started by datagov, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2012
    New York
    don't know what kind of compression is being used but IQ is just not as sharp as it used to be.
     
  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Attachments or embedded images?
     
  3. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2012
    New York
    embedded images
     
  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    This site does not alter embedded images at all.
     
  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Flickr is using more compression now. Maybe that is what you are noticing?
     
  6. nuclearboy

    nuclearboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    849
    Jan 28, 2011
    Ellicott City, MD
    Chris
    "IQ on this site is not what it used to be"

    From the title I assumed you thought the average members intelligence was dropping.
     
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  7. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    That was my first thought as well :D
     
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  8. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Mine, too.
     
  9. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror!

    938
    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
    Clint
    I do my best to bring everyone down a notch or two ;-)
     
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  10. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2012
    New York
    Attached photos used to look super sharp here. Maybe my eyes are bad, but the sharpness isn't what it used to be. IMHO.
     
  11. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I've not changed anything about the attachments recently.
     
  12. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
    Walter
    My IQ is definitely not what it used to be. :-O
     
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  13. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    I agree, there have been a lot of really terrible photos posted in the last few months. Maybe there should be like a site counsel that approves all photos before they are available for public viewing? :wtf:
     
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  14. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2012
    New York
    Where is the "not useful" symbol?
     
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  15. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    another reason why I have always hated that ambiguous meaningless shorthand that people on photo forums use.

    Datagov... explain what you mean and don't use lazy acronyms

    K
     
  16. MarkRyan

    MarkRyan Instagram: @MRSallee

    772
    May 3, 2013
    California
    I can't say if it's only a recent thing, but I have RECENTLY NOTICED that my embeds from Flickr seem to lose some pixel quality. Fine detail gets much softer.

    Compare, for example, this embed to this higher-quality version on Flickr. The detail in Sutro Tower is much sharper in the "lightbox" version.

    21643096466_172fefe763_b.

    And to be clear, it's nothing to do with the mu-43.com forum software -- it's in Flickr's compression algorithm. I don't know if anything's changed with Flickr, or if I just recently noticed it.
     
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  17. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm hosting through Google Photo, seems to be holding up when it comes to detail.

    guy_parking.
     
  18. svenkarma

    svenkarma Mu-43 Top Veteran

    566
    Feb 5, 2013
    mark evans
    I find that what my photos have lost in IQ they've gained in Emotional Intelligence.
     
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  19. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    just fired up a recently posted image with what i would regard as fine detail, in its 3 iterations (Aperture, Flickr and this site) on my 27inch imac

    If anything the original in Aperture looks softer... but thats maybe just scaling issues

    Screen Shot 2015-11-20 at 00.45.06.

    not seeing anything that is a deal breaker here... maybe I just have bad taste and lower standards :)

    K
     
  20. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    Kevin, I noticed the same issue a while back - the same pictures on Flickr look much better with lots more detail - especially foliage.