About the General Photo Critique Forum

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This forum is intended as a place where photographs may be presented to the photo.net community for critique. It is NOT a Q&A forum. There are other image critique sites out there but I feel that it is important that photo.net have a relatively unrestricted general photo critique forum.

Image size should be limited to ~80k and under. If you think a small version of your masterpiece just does not have the same impact, then provide a link to a larger version.

All images should meet a minimum technical standard. Poorly scanned images will be deleted as a meaningful critique is impossible with a very low quality image. Do not submit "snapshots". This means no pictures of your new grandson posted "because he just so cute." Images should be representative of your best work, not a throw away shot that is "sort of interesting". If you are an aspiring pornographer please post you images to alt.sex.binaries, they will be deleted if posted here. Artistic nudes are acceptable. Note that "artistic" is not easy to define but chances are that if your image would be likely to be published in "Hustler" it's not "artistic".

This forum currently does not support image uploading. This means that you must host your image elsewhere and provide an inline link to it in your post.

How to post an image.

Step one: Upload your image to your website or a free hosting service. If you have a website you should be familiar with uploading files to your directories.

Step two: Figure out the address of your image. It should be at the same address as your webpage. Let's say my webpage is at http://www.myisp.com/~joe/index.html and that I uploaded an image named dog1.jpg. My image should be at http://www.myisp.com/~joe/dog1.jpg. I test this by typing "http://www.myisp.com/~joe/dog1.jpg" into my browser and pressing enter. I should now see my image in my browser window.

Step three: Post your message and image to the General Photo Critique forum. The first line of your post should be the link to your image. It should look like:
<img src="http://www.myisp.com/~joe/dog1.jpg">
Replace the red text with the address of your image.(The part that you figured out in step two). Include any information you want such as a caption or tech data on your camera.

There are many sites that offer free hosting of images. Use a search engine to find them.

Questions belong in the General Q&A, they will be deleted if posted here.

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