Have you ever cast a vote in thumbnail view?

Started Apr 22, 2014 | Polls thread
Brian in Montana
Brian in Montana Regular Member • Posts: 442
Re: Not really...

mschf wrote:

Brian in Montana wrote:

No. Voting based solely on the thumbnail disregards 80-90% of the "quality" of the photo.

That depends. Some topics require a magnified look-see, most don't. Often the thumbnail is enough to tell you that an entry is crap, no matter how "quality" it is technically.

Respectfully, I have not observed this in the challenges I have looked through or voted on (though this is only a few dozen at this point). In all cases I am familiar with, objective measures such as focus, DOF and inclusion/exclusion of distracting elements cannot be discerned with any certainty by looking at the thumbnail. I can see where a general idea of the composition, shading and color are evident, but I would never feel as though I did a very good job of judging without looking at my "winners" closely, if only to distinguish between the best and the not-quite-best. To each their own.


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