Thanks very much for your comments Andrew, and particularly on photos no one seemed to notice. Much appreciated.
Ha-ha! I know the feeling well. It's a funny world out there.
I think the thumbnails Panoramio adopts might be too small for certain shots. Because detail can often be hidden in thumbnails it tends to cause certain types of photos to gain an advantage over others. This could well be one such shot that demands a bigger thumbnail due to its texture and subtlety.
Might be a good idea if they were to increase the size of each thumbnail, now that they have reduced the number from 32 to 16 per page.
I agree, if you look at the thumbnails of other photo sharing sites like "Flicker" then these are minuscule.
I just had a look at Flicker. It's quiet remarkable. Their thumbnails whilst small, are actually much clearer than Panoramio's. That might be to do with the type of technique they use to reduce the size of the photo. I've noticed that there is a slight deterioration in the quality of the color in the Panoramio renditions as well, especially in the oranges. Orange comes out with a slightly brownish tinge.
Hi Andrew, I hadn't noticed the deterioration but now that you mentioned it I'll take a closer look. Flicker is actually a well worth site and superior in many ways, but it doesn't have the interaction between members as Panoramio does - you never really know if your photos are appreciated by others.
Hi Paul, Yes it's quiet evident in the shot I took of the 1000 Torii gate in Japan earlier this year. The orange in it was really vivid, but the Panoramio rendition of it really killed the color. It's strange because some of the other shots in Panoramio from other people of the same subject actually look closer to the original than mine.
That's interesting Andrew, from now on I'll definitely pay more attention to the shots I upload.
Fantastisch diese vielen verschiedenen sich teilweise überlagernden Schattenspiele!
Vergrößerung lohnt sich!
Nogmaals PRACHTIG!! Jan
Dank je wel Jan! Dat waardeer ik echt.
Vielen Dank schwUPPs, dass du dich die Mühe gemacht hast um meine Bilder so sorgfältig anzusehen.
Thank you very much Asier. I like this building too, it also has a very interesting interior design.
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