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Chris Finney
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« on: December 09, 2018, 05:39:30 am »

I refer to "SITE STANDARDS THAT APPLY TO ALL PHOTOS - Level: The horizon must be level and verticals should appear so. The image should be straightened where necessary.

Am I alone in finding scant regard to this requirement on many photographs which appear to be routinely accepted by our screeners? Levels are very easy to correct these days using a multitude of free editing programs.

Any thoughts?

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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2018, 10:34:33 am »

I would be happy that just Level Horizon is "problem" to be fixed. Huh
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 11:57:58 am »

We do delete quite a lot for "not straight".
But we do find that there are some which intuitively seem not straight but we cannot be sure (and for a few it's an optical illusion). Buildings can be misleading when the lens has a fairly wide angle (not talking about fish-eye of course, which is not permitted at all).

That said, it is clear that one or two members have particular difficulty - probably using mobile phones - and did not discover the ability to straighten, despite multiple deletions and explanations.  Perhaps we should be less tolerant.

Chris, would you kindly pick a handful of fairly recent ones (but not from the last few days as Admin colleagues may not have reached them yet) - and email the URLs or ref numbers to webmaster@shipspotting.com .  That will help me review this.

"Only one on site" photos are kept, though we do ask the member to replace, if possible.
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 01:17:45 pm »

This can be a strange one. Sometimes the horizon is obviously not level, but I have edited some photographs, where the software says the horizon is level, but still it just doesn't "look right".
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2018, 07:57:54 pm »

Just to add to the mix...
Verticals are always vertical, but the horizon may not be horizontal...

Regards, Brian.
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