Old 08-22-2016, 01:04 PM   #1
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I am very glad to notice that RP has finally relaxed their rules concerning the size of the photos that they are accepting in the database.

Below are two examples of (very nice) photos from John and Kevin that have been posted recently.

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I hope this will continue like this in the future.
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Old 08-22-2016, 01:47 PM   #2
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I am very glad to notice that RP has finally relaxed their rules concerning the size of the photos that they are accepting in the database.
It is nice to see they accepted John's 2:1 shot. Kevin's, however, is a 5:4, which has been within RP's range for some time now.
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Old 08-22-2016, 03:39 PM   #3
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It is nice to see they accepted John's 2:1 shot. Kevin's, however, is a 5:4, which has been within RP's range for some time now.
Rp's acceptance of 5:4 shots is hit and miss. I've had some accepted but I've also had some rejected for wrong size (don't remember what the exact rejection term is)... for that reason I try to avoid uploading 5:4 crops anymore.
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To clarify: RP routinely accepts in the 3:2 to 4:3 range. Once you go outside that range, your chances of acceptance go down, as the shot is, in my guess at the screener's internal conscious/subconscious thinking, more likely to look "off." But I have seen shots in the 4:3 to 5:4 range accepted many times. Including some of mine! Which is a definitive statement as the content of those shots certainly wasn't well above the norm.

More square than 5:4? I don't recall seeing one ever.

More narrow than 3:2? I have pushed it toward 5:3 once or twice and have seen the occasional/rare success by others. John's shot is the first I recall seeing beyond 5:3, and in fact all the way to 2:1!
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When I submitted the above shot, in the remarks section I acknowledged that the proportions were outside the norm but were appropriate for the image. I noticed it sat as number one in the queue for a long time, so obviously they needed to think about it. I agree it reflects some flexibility on the part of RP. With regard to 5x4 (or as an old B&W photog I would say 8x10) proportions, I have submitted many simply because that was the size of the print file I was working with. I think in the very beginning I had one rejected, but I appealed based on the fact that many B&W photographs were cropped to 8x10, because that was the size of the paper they were printed on. It got in on appeal. After that I can't remember one being rejected due to the 8x10 proportions. I use 10x7 or 10x8 interchangeably, depending on what best fits the image. The reality is that the crop proportions should be whatever best fits the image. However, for internet posting I realize the proportions of the screen influence how well certain crops show. For example my 10x5 picture does not thumbnail well, and to really needs to be larger to show well. But if you go wider than 1200 pixels, I think there are problems with many screens.
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I have been submitting 16x9 or 1.78:1 for a while now.

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Image © Dennis A. Livesey
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