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Post Sat Nov 11, 2023 12:52 pm   Reply with quote         


Hello. For the past 3 or 4 contests, when I try to download the source photo, I get this error message:

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Page Not Found

Over the years, we have re-organized the photoshop contest web site and the
page that you are looking for is not valid or may no longer exist.

Use the navigation above and below to find the content that you were seeking
or click on our logo in the top left hand corner of this window to view
the photoshop contest home page..

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Did something change? What might I be doing wrong?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!




Tawiskaro

Location: New York

Post Sat Nov 11, 2023 11:17 pm   Reply with quote         


I never download. I always copy and paste from the Advantage calendar. Not sure how it works without Advantage. Management should have a look.



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monopoid

Location: up the hill

Post Sun Nov 12, 2023 12:39 pm   Reply with quote         


same prob




Post Sun Nov 12, 2023 6:16 pm   Reply with quote         


Tawiskaro wrote:
I never download. I always copy and paste from the Advantage calendar. Not sure how it works without Advantage. Management should have a look.



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I don't have Advantage, so I'm not sure. If I try to copy and paste from the "Contests" page, it's smaller than the original should be. Gets pixelated and makes my chops look ghetto.




vokaris
Site Moderator

Post Sat Nov 18, 2023 12:21 am   Reply with quote         


It's a bug in the site, I hope the owners can have it fixed.

Long story short: the link to the source image for non-advantage users has not been set up correctly on these 'broken' contests.

Long story:

The code to set up contests is very old and runs by itself. When new sources are voted in, the image with most votes gets assigned to the next available contest (about 6 months in advance) and generates a few sizes with random file names for each image, e.g. for the 'Blue Piggy Bank' contest there are

A thumbnail
https://photoshopcontest.com/images/queue/thumbs/3664538379f4f0844c2babc628ec807f1a67abf399491.jpg

A full size source (1280 x 960 pixels) for advantage users
https://photoshopcontest.com/images/queue/fullsize/29059379f4f0844c2babc628ec807f1a67abf364770269.jpg

A reduced size source (800 x 600 pixels) for non-advantage users
https://photoshopcontest.com/images/queue/large/3664538379f4f0844c2babc628ec807f1a67abf399491.jpg

An odd size (475 x 356 pixels) that is shown if you click on the source thumbnail from an entry page, not from the contest page
https://photoshopcontest.com/original/display.html?image=/images/queue/3664538379f4f0844c2babc628ec807f1a67abf399491.jpg

When we fail to feed the source queue for a long time, we end up with days where there is no new source to assign to the next future contest. The old code doesn't account for this and we end up with 'broken' contests that don't have a source or a title. The only workaround so far has been to email the owners a new source image, and they edit the code for the broken contests to point to these manually added sources.

From what I can see, there have been a few patched broken contests recently - Scooter, Sharp Rocks, Shattered Glass, Shiny Thumb.

For the Scooter Contest there are

An oversized (475 x 356 pixels) thumbnail
https://photoshopcontest.com/images/queue/thumbs/Scooter-thumb.jpg

A full size source (1280 x 960 pixels) for advantage users
https://photoshopcontest.com/images/queue/fullsize/Scooter-large.jpg

A broken link for non-advantage users
https://photoshopcontest.com/images/queue/large/Scooter-thumb.jpg
There is no image saved at this address, so PSC defaults to the error message page. If set up correctly, the link should have been pointing to an 800x600 version of the source image.

Solution:

Option 1 - try manually entering the address .../queue/fullsize/[Contest Name]-large.jpg

Option 2 - use reverse image search to find the original on the Interwebs, 99% of the source images come from libraries of free stock images.


Warning:

There are A LOT of broken contest coming up in a few months, for which even the workaround images have not been set up. I emailed rajan (the owner) a lot of sources to fill in the gaps, but I haven't heard back.




Post Mon Nov 20, 2023 3:07 pm   Reply with quote         


Wow. Thanks volkaris ... that is one the most helpful and detailed answers I could have received. Much obliged!




Post Tue Nov 21, 2023 3:41 pm            


Batman is investigating this possible spam




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