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photo.net Rating System

You can use our system to rate photos along two dimensions: Aesthetics and Originality.


1 = Ugly; 7 = Beautiful.

Reasons for a rating closer to 7:

  • looks good
  • attracts/holds attention
  • interesting composition
  • great use of color
  • (if photojournalism) drama, humor, impact
  • (if sports) peak moment, struggle of athlete


1 = Hackneyed/Boring; 7 = Amazingly Unusual.

It is original if you haven't seen anything like it before or if you wouldn't have thought of this approach to the subject.

Can't Decide?

Can't reduce your reaction to a photograph to just two numbers? Leave a text comment instead.