So I found out today that DA has removed the option for artists to choose the resolution at which their work can be viewed. DA automatically resizes the pics based on... um... I have no idea. `Rahll
has already explained in his most recent Journal why this is a bad idea, and apparently more than a few high-profile artists are leaving because of this decision.
I don't know what went into it, whose call it was, or whether this is going to be something that will be re-offered for "premium" members exclusively. All I can say is that it was a bad decision. A really, really bad decision.
I personally can't see myself submitting my work to a place that auto-resizes my work. I have my resolution set very high so that viewers can see the texture of the media I use to create my artwork; it's a very important part of the overall effect I'm going for, and if jpeg compression smooths it out, it's like going over my pictures with a giant Blur tool.
Please, DA, don't do things like this. I might have to go back to the bitter, cynical, ranting version of `GH-MoNGo
who the higher-ups don't like very much.
Stay classy, folks.