on 2 Oct 2021, 16:01:
Last year, I had a credit subtracted because someone loaded the same copy of a pic that was 10% larger in resolution. If you want to delete my pic as I told the moderator in a PM at the time, that's fine, but I shouldn't have had a subtracted credit because of it.
Now the games have changed as I had a picture deleted this week with a credit subtracted because someone uploaded the same pic with a resolution of 650 x 813, while my pic submitted four years ago was 2000 x 2500. This is strike two, moderators. Explain yourself.
For others to understand: you sent me the pic via PM. Closing your case publicly is good for transparency and for others to learn. The resolution was not a problem this time. The dynamic ratio was. Highlights (parts of the photo with highest brightness) were so strong that lots of detail got lost. I made new upload that - hopefully - gives the photo justice. Have a look how much more image information in highlights can be found now. It also seemed to me that your version was photoshopped in order to hide some water drops. https://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/17811
My offer about providing you some stills to upload and thus earn credits is still valid. That's why I mentioned PM.
Subtracting a credit might feel unfair, but we clearly state that highest quality version stays online. It is also a good way how to motivate users to make highest quality uploads. There are many online movie galleries. What makes MovieStillsDB special is quality.