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Send Your Best Images into Photo Battle

photobattle.me is a fun little web application that pits two submitted photographs against each other and asks the visitor to vote on which photo they think is better. Of course it’s entirely subjective, and photos can be of different types and flavors, but it’s an interesting way to see what the general public thinks of your work compared to other photos.

You can submit up to 9 of your photographs into photobattle, and the 10 most successful photographs are displayed on a scoreboard.

The app was built using Rails by Canada-based developer Kyle Fox. Fox also works for Fotojournal, a newly launched photoblogging service that we covered recently.

If any of your photographs make the top 10 list, leave a comment letting us know!


Thanks for the tip Noah!


 
  • http://www.amberture.com AquaAmber

    Feels like cheating but here I am at the top of the pile! This is a great site – lets you instantly get a feel if that “wow, this is a great picture” is all in your head or not. Thanks for the link!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/aquaamber/4525859505/

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Haha. Hope you enjoyed your brief moment at the top :-)

    Hopefully it'll get voted back up there.

  • happywaffle

    Is it just me or is there no way to actually get information about a photo, its subject, or who took it? Not even on the leaderboard page? This site leaves a lot to be desired as a way for photographers to get credit for their great work.

  • chrisgaglardi

    Thanks for the link.

    My photo seen here (http://www.chrisgaglardi.com/images/landscape/2…) just made it to the bottom of the top ten :)

  • chrisgaglardi

    It looks like they leave the exif intact so you could try that.

  • happywaffle

    Sure, but the average visitor isn't going to bother with that. I'd like to see who took a great picture and find out where I can see more, and this site just presents them with no attribution whatsoever. And I say this as a non-photographer who has no personal interest in uploading to the site.

  • chrisgaglardi

    Yeah, you're pretty much limited to an ugly watermark right now, but the ability to click through to a profile or something would be great.

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    It just launched, and looks like it's still a work in progress. I'm guessing these things will be added to it shortly.

  • happywaffle

    That's true, I'll give it the benefit of the doubt for the time being.

  • http://kylefox.ca Kyle Fox

    You're right, there's currently no way to get info about a photo. It's on my TODO list though! I'll definitely be adding user profile pages (and similar stuff) in the very near future.

  • happywaffle

    That's great to hear and thanks for responding. You don't need to go all social-networking on us; even a simple (optional) link to the picture's Flickr page would be great. I *do* like the minimalist design quite a bit.

  • http://kylefox.ca Kyle Fox

    Yeah, I definitely want to keep it minimal, because as you've pointed out that's what (hopefully) makes PhotoBattle appealing.

    My plan is to simply add a “Name” and “URL” field so that you can funnel people to whatever site you wish (your Flickr, Twitter, blog, etc).

  • http://kylefox.ca Kyle Fox

    Cool! I really love that photo. It came up a few times for me.

  • chrisgaglardi

    Thanks for the compliment. It was taken on vacation in Maui.

    Also thanks for creating this fun new site! I really love the idea.

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  • http://kylefox.ca Kyle Fox

    You can now get credit when your photos appear on the Scoreboard by clicking the “Your Profile” link in the header and entering your name and website address.

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  • http://www.flickr.com/richieul richielazer

    now a picture of me is in the top

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