Viewing Pbase Images

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Colin D, May 25, 2005.

  1. Colin D

    Colin D Guest

    When I view images in Pbase, which seems to be a popular site for
    posting one's pictures, I can view in 'small' and 'medium' modes, but I
    cannot seem to view in 'original' mode.

    I have tried three browsers, i.e. Opera (my default), FireFox, and,
    reluctantly, IE - but none of them will open an image at original size.

    Is it me, or does Pbase lock out that option?

    Colin D, May 25, 2005
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    Gordon Moat Guest

    One part the writer does have right is that ordinary people are
    considering images "less precious". There is a careless attitude towards
    taking photos with a direct digital camera. Obviously, not everyone does
    that, but it increasingly seems to be majority behaviour. The designer of
    the Nikon F6 called it "respect for the image", in that a photographer
    using film would think more before pressing the shutter button.

    If enough carelessness takes hold, then photography will become mundane,
    and less important. When the images hold little value, or not enough
    attention, then photography is essentially dead. In one way that is not so
    bad, since those who are serious, or professionals, might again be more
    valued for what they can accomplish with a creative vision.

    The technology has changed attitudes and approaches. With many companies
    not making much profit on the cameras (or even losing money), how will
    more capable camera phones affect the market. Soon the western world will
    have camera phones that match direct digital P&S cameras, and likely at
    very low prices due to service plan competition. I wonder how many
    companies will stop making cameras entirely.


    Gordon Moat
    A G Studio
    Gordon Moat, May 25, 2005
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  3. Colin D

    Colin D Guest

    Sorry, Gordon, you lost me there. I think you targeted the wrong post.

    Colin D, May 25, 2005
  4. (Colin D)
    I can get most images on Pbase in the original size on my Webtv, so you
    should be able to get them on a computer.

    AnOvercomer 02, May 25, 2005
  5. Colin D

    Gordon Moat Guest

    Yeah . . . . stupid old Netcrap (Netscape) technology news reader . . . oops.
    Gordon Moat, May 25, 2005
  6. Could original size actually mean size it was posted to the website at,
    rather than the original file? I can't imagine pbase could take all that
    many full-size photos, and I don't think the photographers would want it
    free to dl either.

    Duncan J Murray, May 26, 2005
  7. Colin D

    That_Rich Guest

    If you upload an image to PBase that is larger than 800 px on any side
    it will be down sampled to 800 px on the longest side as the default
    view. In order to view the image that was initially uploaded ( > 800
    px) then you click on original. If the photo initially uploaded is <
    800 px the original option will be grayed out.

    The first 100 or so photos I uploaded to PBase are /slightly/ over 800
    px so when they are viewed PBase downsamples them, and they look like
    hell. The originals, which are available by clicking 'original' are
    much cleaner.
    Guess I should have read the destructions better :(

    That_Rich, May 26, 2005
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