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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Hinfrance on January 03, 2014, 03:51:24 PM

Title: 500PX
Post by: Hinfrance on January 03, 2014, 03:51:24 PM
Well, I've spent a while today mucking about with this site. I have documented some of the problems I had a newbie in the what bemused me today thread.

This is pretty much the last straw. Here is a couple of screenshots merged to show the 500px thumbnail of one of my pictures superimposed onto the picture as it appears when viewed. Notice that the colours are nothing alike in the two views.

See for yourselves - HERE (

I got a 'flow' going by just clicking on a few of the proffered images at random. It says you can change this later, but gives absolutely no information about how that might be achieved. My 500px account is now officially 'resting'
Title: Re: 500PX
Post by: Andrew on January 04, 2014, 09:27:08 PM
mmmm - i must try and have a look at the colour issue - but it seems your stuff is appreciated, judging by those scores  :tup:

But ultimately, it is a horses for courses thing. I'm not a Flickr fan, and wasn't overly impressed with iPeternity either.

I still think if some one were to take some time out to develop of proper functioning 'tog' package in an 'out of the box' set up - that would ultimately be the easiest and cheapest way to do things.
Title: Re: 500PX
Post by: Hinfrance on January 05, 2014, 10:30:23 AM
I think the main problem with 500px is its operational obscurity. That and the fact that the scores seem to be driven by a certain amount of sycophancy.

There is, for example, no 'help' link, no getting started guide, other than a rather glib and shallow tour. I'll persevere with it from time to time and see if it clicks with me.

I have had at look at ipernity, it does seem rather superfluous. And I really don't have any significant issues with Flickr. Although it seems that Lightroom is having one of its funny five minutes and won't upload anything to it at the moment. Did I mention I had a wilful router? ;) Must get a new one.
Title: Re: 500PX
Post by: bones615 on January 05, 2014, 01:31:57 PM
I have a 500px and find it useful for sharing with family and friends, if I send them a link to Flickr they need an account and sign in to see it which most don't have. I have also noticed that I get feedback/comments when I upload far more than on Flickr which is nice.