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Clairedelune 05-08-2009 01:17 AM

To cry or to laugh?
Tired of not knowing what really think about your own photos? Not sure if you should trust what other members are writing about them?
Not a problem anymore! <a target="_blank" href="">ACQUINE</a> is your answer!
It will say if your photo is below average or highly rated!

What is ACQUINE? "Aesthetic Quality Inference Engine" is a "machine-learning based online system of computer-based prediction of aesthetic quality for color natural photographic pictures." Incredible, but true! ;)

Well... I'll admit... it can be depressive at times! :)) One of my photos having been chosen as a favorite by many members is actually... below average having received a mere 19.9/100 !!!! But it could be worse. One of the <a target="_blank" href="!Capa%2C_D-Day1.jpg">D-Day landings</a> by Robert Capa has been rated as a 1.5/100. :)))

Well... I prefer to laugh!


danielswalsh 05-08-2009 01:29 AM

Re: To cry or to laugh?
Hey Claire;

Funny site... out of curiosity I went through an assortment of my shots. This one got <a href="">76.7/100</a> while this one only got <a href="">15.5/100</a>.

Wonder what algorithms they use?
- Dan

delnaja 05-08-2009 02:14 AM

Re: To cry or to laugh?
thanks for the link Claire. A great fun indeed when we saw the result on some photos of most talented photographers : )
By the way, as you mentionned Robert Capa, here is a link (in French) that could interest you : <a href="">Les valises de Capa</a>

stego 05-08-2009 03:40 AM

Re: To cry or to laugh?
Admitting that the guys are really good technically and academically, it proves that we are still very far from having a machine with aesthetic sensibility. :D

Many of the posts of mine that I have tested are above 80/100 which makes me very proud (LOL), but some of those with more points were well below 50 and one of them 19.4.


thea0211 05-08-2009 07:12 AM

Re: To cry or to laugh?
claire, this is well funny, thank you!

the 'lowest' rating (or at least as far as my patience went to check them out ;o))) ) i could get for one of my TE gallery instances was <a href="" target=_blank>4.6/100 for this one</a> (can't blame them though, it has a lousy finishing here) and <a href="" target=_blank>7.3/100 for this one</a>

what (i think) i figured out is that the machine simply loves blue color cast since i got <a href="" target=_blank>96.7/100 for this one</a> and <a href="" target=_blank>98/100 for this one</a> (!) and also very much likes strong golden cast given by golden hour like <a href="" target=_blank>in this one (95.6/100)</a> or simply 'unattended' white balance like in <a href="" target=_blank>this one (94.5/100)</a>

... still love my extremely subjective (trying hard to be) human 'rating mode' a lot better ;o)))


jrj 05-08-2009 10:15 AM

Re: To cry or to laugh?
Super fun link - thank's for that Claire.

Really a "must" for many at TE. haha...

One of my long time favorites at TE: <a href=""target="_blank"></a> gets no less than incredible 13,4/100

Real fun ;-)

adelune 05-09-2009 12:24 PM

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adelune 05-09-2009 12:28 PM

Re: To cry or to laugh?

in french...

jonathan_hart 05-09-2009 10:21 PM

Re: To cry or to laugh?
I played a little bit with this "thing"
googled "capa"
selected four different URLs of the same shot "D-Day Landings"
here the result for the same photo
with your 1.5/100
impressive software ^^

fkostas 05-10-2009 04:01 AM

Re: To cry or to laugh?
It's not accurate. My TanMan got 17.2. Should have been about a 3.

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