User's Most Popular Photos Based on the Comments/Likes to Uploaded Photos Ratio


This title might be a bit confusing at first, but we’ll explain it in the article. But, in short, there’s a gallery of 100 great photos, which is the main message.

Enjoy the photos!

So where did these photos come from? We love numbers and wanted to show you some popular photos. But instead of taking the ones with the most comments and likes we tried a different approach. Because if someone has uploaded a lot of photos, chances are this user has a lot of comments and likes. Additionally, we wanted to show only one photo for each user (and some of you power users have plenty of great photos within the most popular photos section). So we took the amount of photos into account – let’s say someone has received 100 comments on 10 photos while someone else has received 100 comments on 1,000 photos: then the first user has more comments per photo on average, which we favored. This calculation method brought us another problem: the relationship between comments and likes. Right now there are around 150,000 photo comments and 2,000,000 likes – so, for every 13 likes there is one comment. So, this is the formula we based our query on: we took everyone who has uploaded at least 36 photos (one roll), sorted the list by comments/likes (with every comment counting for 13 likes), picked the top 100 and for each of these took the most popular photo.

And here are the users (linking to the very photo): pith, ecchymoses, pamelaklaffke, vas_vas, warning, juznobsrvr, fernandobiagioni, cherry_red_balloon, a_lion, escudero, adamo-75, jillpossible, rikkib, nuc, zeitfenster, thycursed, zenline, geltona, bensozia, nakolb, elede, myloveletter, lindamaria, chippo, xpunklovex, misharashik, oneira1927, jeabzz, les_parisiens, lomocrea, baijiu89, chuo104, renaishashin, folkypaul, ponysoap, satomi, larahacefotos, 5thdimension, hannaheartless, j-easy, vgzalez, unsceneart, minty_, blackbyrd, fish300, phiphu, loloswan, lavisionmd, born-to-ruin, rav_bunneh, bccbarbosa, susielomovitz, lomoteddy, ryojin, fleurs_du_mal, t0m7, star-pixie, sovulia, sandkorn, manneken, miaumiau-wildekatze, metzgor, kirri-joy, mikahsupageek, feliciahernandez, javihacefotos, xjimmyleungx, eskimofriend, daitita, eloisee, brittany, holga_120mm, andyroadz, paperlullaby, kjrunia, lomo_the_nations, atria007, torium, jbrown363, lovekarma, zero1photo, cymbaline, berndsaller, wrkrparasite, falsedigital, trece, lazara, maneke, myriam-l, elijahwood, holgajen, wuxiong, machete, ebolatheelectricmonk, drehoh177, xdavil2, lightblue, regaliz, remi-boiteux and tawan.

Please note: these are not the most popular users (as if one could measure such a thing) – it’s more like the users with the highest comments/likes to uploaded photos ratio.

written by recurving on 2010-11-08 #news #photos #comments #popular #likes


  1. eatcpcks
    eatcpcks ·

    Congrats to all that loved users:D

  2. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    beautiful! could me most popular photos though!!!

  3. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

    wow, a great collection! My favorites are 10, 25 and 96!

  4. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·

    OH, congrats! It's an honor to be thre betwen all thoso amazing photos. Thanks a lot!

  5. rav_bunneh
    rav_bunneh ·

    These photos are really the heart of Lomography. :3

  6. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    cool idea, none for me or you though mephisto, upload way too much

  7. marshall4480
    marshall4480 ·

    Sweet photos you guys.

  8. recurving
    recurving ·

    @kylethefrench: yes, this is the downside – people who upload so many (great) photos have a bit of a disadvantage here… but we are thinking of ways to present great photos for different user groups, newcomers, heavy uploaders, veterans, … :)

  9. manneken
    manneken ·

    wooow! what a surprise! It's an honor to be between all these amazing photos! thanks! ;)

  10. metzgor
    metzgor ·

    yeah manneken, you're right! i'm really proud too and congrats too all!

  11. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    woop woop !

  12. renaishashin
    renaishashin ·

    Very nice gallery~ congrats to all~

  13. ecchymoses
    ecchymoses ·

    such a surprise and such an honor! <3! congrats and thanks to all!

  14. disdis
    disdis ·

    i love statistics!!!!

  15. jbrown363
    jbrown363 ·

    Wow thanks! I love picture 7, probably the coolest picture i have ever seen

  16. stouf
    stouf ·

    As a scientist (my ass) I just love this calculation ! It's like when you calculate concentration: If the volume increases, the concentration decreases if you have the same amount of molecules. So it's a true calculation of quality. Big uploaders (including my silly ass) are diluting the quality in a too large volume ! Ahahaha ! I really love this ! Again again again !!! : )

  17. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    That's a great gallery of pictures, congrats to the 100 lomographers! And the calculation is fair, it's always good to see "new" pictures and users! :)) And i agree with @stouf, we (including me of course, or @mephisto19 and @kylethefrench) the big uploaders are diluting... sometimes "less is more"!! But I can't stop shooting, scanning and uploading... I'm too addicted.... ;)))

  18. trece
    trece ·

    Thank you so much for this. I'm so happy to be here with lot of big artists. There are incredible pics.

  19. zenline
    zenline ·

    OMG !! I didn't expect to see one of my photos in this gallery, what a honor to be a part of it while I begin ! Congrats and thanks to all :))

  20. kvboyle
    kvboyle ·

    Congrats to all, gorgeous, gorgeous pictures. I like a new way of finding great shots! And to @vicuna (and @stouf, @mephisto19 etc etc, in fact all the big uploaders out there) don't stop!!!!!

  21. vgzalez
    vgzalez ·

    Wow. I'm just amazed I'm among those 100. Thanks to everyone doing it possible with their comments, likes, and advices. I feel really honored. I'll try to go on showing you good photos to like!! LOMO ON!!!

  22. recurving
    recurving ·

    @vicuna, @stouf and @mephisto19: as @kvboyle says: don't stop uploading! i can see a gallery of the most popular heavy uploaders photos… or most popular recent uploads by people who have been around for quite a while…

  23. paramir
    paramir ·

    congratulations to all the loved ones!

  24. leela_dark
    leela_dark ·

    endless wooooooooooow for these amazing photos! congrats to all!

  25. recurving
    recurving ·

    (and in case some haven't tried this yet: click "show all photos" above the gallery, wait until it is loaded and scroll and scroll and scroll – only recommended on quite fast connections though as it loads all at once)

  26. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    @recurving "heavy uploaders" needs a nicer name, but i'd love to see that feature... still my one album per day thingy going on and now over 49k... think i can make the 50k this year....

  27. takezzo
    takezzo ·

    very very nice.

  28. remi-boiteux
    remi-boiteux ·

    feels gooooood !

  29. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    That' s a marvelous collection. Congratulations to all and myself, heiheihei...

  30. coca
    coca ·

    great selection!!! congrats to all

  31. freezedudul
    freezedudul ·

    congratulation! awesome photos! :D

  32. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    awesome gallery! :D

  33. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    so awesome, their awesome is awesome! congrats everybody!

  34. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    congrats to all :) Hello Heavy uploaders ;p

  35. mcrstar
    mcrstar ·

    good photos =) congrats!

  36. recurving
    recurving ·

    There will be a follow up post to this coming later today – just did the queries for the photos, expect even more great photos!

  37. bethangallagher
    bethangallagher ·

    These pictures are amazing!

  38. photohuggers
    photohuggers ·

    Really amazing collection of photos, congrats to everyone!!!

  39. bravopires
    bravopires ·

    amazing shots!

  40. i_am_four-eyes
    i_am_four-eyes ·

    Fantastic gallery ! Congrats to all ! : )

  41. disdis
    disdis ·

    congrats to all! amazing shots!

  42. stickyvinny
    stickyvinny ·

    Some really amazing photos here!! :D

  43. masha_njam
    masha_njam ·


  44. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    100% lomo

  45. andy17
    andy17 ·

    Fantastic photos!

  46. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Some truly gorgeous images amongst those, congrats I am going to have to find time to sit and add likes and comments to them all!!

  47. myriam-l
    myriam-l ·

    I was away for a few days, and now I just found one of my picture here, thank you very much, I'm very proud. And congrats to all !

  48. warning
    warning ·

    it's art. Very proud to be among all those wonderful photos. Well done guys!.

  49. born-to-ruin
    born-to-ruin ·

    I've only just found out that my pic is in with this lot! I am honored!!! Rad!!!!

  50. anfernan
    anfernan ·

    i'm one of them! :D

  51. lightblue
    lightblue ·

    wow! one of my pic is one of the most liked/comment! :D thank you guys! and cool article :)

  52. berndsaller
    berndsaller ·

    thx ;-)

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