flyboyseven
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### How Long Does It Take To Screen A Photo?

I am not talking about the length of the que our anything like that. I am talking about how long the screener is looking at the picture for. I have always wondered this. When my first photo was accepted it said in screening for 1:20 minutes. I had thought that it would only take 15-20 minutes, but obviously I was wrong.

Are there any screeners out there that would be willing to share?

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### RE: How Long Does It Take To Screen A Photo?

 Quoting Flyboyseven (Thread starter):When my first photo was accepted it said in screening for 1:20 minutes. I had thought that it would only take 15-20 minutes, but obviously I was wrong.

I'm admittedly not a screener, but it (obviously) doesn't actually take screeners an hour and twenty minutes to screen a single photograph. Photographs are taken in groups of a few hundred at a time, and while the upload stats page may say "Photo in screening", it doesn't necessarily mean that a screener is looking at that photo at that particular time. A few months ago, it was not uncommon to see a photo "currently in screening" for over a day.

My best guess (and a screener will know for sure) is that it takes about 30 seconds to screen a single photo.
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### RE: How Long Does It Take To Screen A Photo?

 Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 1): not uncommon to see a photo "currently in screening" for over a day

Remember, often times photos pass through multiple stages of screening. I'm guessing every time a photo is passed on, it sits in another queue before being picked up by the next screener.

[Edited 2007-09-24 01:23:04]
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flyboyseven
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### RE: How Long Does It Take To Screen A Photo?

That is what I was thinking.

Does anyone know how many screeners there are?

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### RE: How Long Does It Take To Screen A Photo?

I would hope that screening times vary depending on the photo... from under a second in obviously rejectable cases to quite a few minutes when it's a tight call.
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### RE: How Long Does It Take To Screen A Photo?

 Quoting Flyboyseven (Reply 3):Does anyone know how many screeners there are?

Yes, it really depends on photos, from seconds to a few minutes.

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### RE: How Long Does It Take To Screen A Photo?

Thanks, that is kind of what I thought.

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### RE: How Long Does It Take To Screen A Photo?

Hello

 Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 1): Photographs are taken in groups of a few hundred at a time

This is an incorrect statement. For me photographs are taken in batches of 10 or 20. I don't think any screener take batches of a few hundred. If they do they are screening thumbnails

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[Edited 2007-09-24 12:26:35]

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### RE: How Long Does It Take To Screen A Photo?

 Quoting Granite (Reply 7):This is an incorrect statement. For me photographs are taken in batches of 10 or 20. I don't think any screener take batches of a few hundred. If they do they are screening thumbnails

You misunderstood, I was referring to the photo upload page when it says something like "482 photos not screened yet 162 photos currently in screening."
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### RE: How Long Does It Take To Screen A Photo?

I had never really given a thought to this before but what Hongyin said was correct.

I did 20 earlier today, the most I ever select in a batch and these were for a first screening

I rejected 8, four with personals (two very poor, rejectable from a thumbnail though still checked properly),
I corrected the information on two, minor changes,
I passed on a comment to the next screener on three

That all took me 13 minutes

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