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User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54
Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3834 times:

Hi all!
Tarq has redone the upload FAQ http://www.airliners.net/faq/ adn the rejection messages have been reworked also. Most important thing is that badscan isnt badscan anymore but instead of it its badquality. And theres a new one BADMANIPULATION.
For those who never get rejections Big grin but are still interested in the new messages, here they are:
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  • BADBLURY

  • The photos were blurry or unsharp.
    This might be caused by motion blur from trying to track a fast moving
    object or inadequate post-processing of the raw image. Look carefully
    at your original picture/slide. If it is sharper than the uploaded file,
    you might try using a photo manipulating program like Photo Shop or
    Paint Shop Pro to sharpen the images, using the Unsharp Mask, Adaptive
    Unsharp, or Sharpen tools. Most scanners and digital cameras will not provide a very sharp
    image without such post-scan manipulation. Digital camera output without any form of post processing is
    generally not of an acceptable standard for airliners.net without some form
    of post-processing. If the original image is not sharper, this might be
    caused by the camera, the light conditions when you shot the photos, object
    out of focus, improper photo manipulations or any combination thereof. If
    you have uploaded a shot that is towards the limits of your digicam's
    resolution then try scaling the image to a smaller size to give an
    impression of greater sharpness.

    If you think you have been able to improve the quality of the photos,
    please re-upload them. Note that we are still very interested in having
    these photos in our database, we only ask that you try to improve the
    quality of the digital version of your photos.

  • BADQUALITY

  • The image quality of these photos is low. This may be the result of several
    perceived problems happening simultaneously, such as grain, blur, lighting,
    contrast or color defects, which would lead us to believe that a fresh scan
    (in the case of a non-digital image) or a complete rework starting with the
    original camera file (in the case of a digitally taken image)would be necessary,
    rather than a simple adjustment to the uploaded file.

    It could be caused by the scanner you are using, the way you scanned your
    photos, the (digital) camera, the light conditions when you shot the photos,
    object out of focus, improper photo manipulations or any combination
    thereof. Most of the time, the cause is either a bad scanner or that the
    scanner wasn't used properly. If you think this might be the cause, please
    read the documentation for your scanner and find the best DPI and color
    settings. Generally a higher DPI and color setting will make a higher
    quality image but only to a certain degree and it differs between different
    brands of scanners. Try many different settings until you find the best
    combination. If you are using an old or low quality scanner you might
    consider investing in a new or borrow one from your friend/workplace/school.
    If you are using a digital camera, check camera settings, please be aware
    also that ,unprocessed, digital camera output is generally not
    of acceptable quality for airliners.net. If you are using a lower quality digital
    camera with a resolution below 3 Megapixel you might consider investing in a
    camera with higher resolution or borrow one from your friend/workplace/school.

    A frequent source of this problem is when the photograph was taken under
    poor weather conditions without appropriate corrective measures (such as
    exposure). Note that making acceptable photographs in poor weather
    conditions or at night is quite difficult, and you should perhaps try to
    achieve a good level of expertise and a few successful uploads of good
    weather photographs before attempting much more difficult poor weather
    or night photography.

    If you think you have been able to improve the quality of the photos,
    please re-upload them. Note that we are still very interested in
    having these photos in our database, we only ask that you try to improve
    the quality of the digital version of your photos. You can find examples
    of photos with a high quality scanning in out "Editor's Choice"
    section linked to from the front page of Airliners.net.

  • BADPHOTOG

  • Something about your upload or the attached information leads us to believe
    that you may not be the actual photographer of this photograph. You may get
    this message especially if the photograph appears to be a "high
    production-value" photograph, such as air to air shots requiring significant
    airline cooperation and expense. You must have photographed the photos
    yourself to add them to Airliners.Net. This is very important due to the
    copyright issues involved. If you want to upload photos taken by friends, or
    relatives like for example your father or grandma
    mail us and we'll let you know what to do. To upload photos you do not own
    the copyrights to is a violation of international copyright laws and may
    cause huge fines or jail depending on severity and country. If you are
    the photographer, please indicate this in your remarks.

  • BADSIZE

  • The size of the photos are too small. Please scan your photos about 1024
    pixels wide and 768 pixels high for landscape format photos, or 800
    pixels high (the longer side) for portrait format photos
    (with a high DPI and color depthsetting) and re-upload them.
    Note that the minimum acceptable width (for landscape-format pictures)
    is 800 pixels across. Another reason might be that your photo has a very
    unusal size like for example square dimensions or a site ratio way below 3:2.

  • BADINFO

  • Some of the info you submitted together with the photos was either
    missing, incorrect, irrelevant or in the wrong format and we were
    unable to correct it. A common reason for this message is where the
    registration appears to have been legible on your original picture,
    and the registration was not typed into the appropriate box on the
    upload form. In the case that this reason was the only one given in
    the rejection E-Mail please re-upload the photos and pay high attention to
    supplying correct info. If there have been other reasons also please correct them
    before reuploading the photo with the correct information attached.
    You will find more info on this issue in the Upload-FAQ.

    You may also receive this message if some of the info you submitted
    together with the photos was either written in a non-English
    language, misspelled or used capital and lower-case letters in all
    the wrong places. Please re-upload the photo and pay high attention
    to spelling and whether to use caps or lower-case. (General rule:
    Never use all capital letters).

  • BADMOTIV

  • The photos were of low esthetic qualities - bad angle, included
    window reflections (for shots taken through glass such as terminal windows),
    pictured just a part of an aircraft (with no motivation, like a special
    sticker, damage etc., for doing so), out of focus, distracting or
    obstructing objects in the foreground or similar (this is especially true
    for gate shots which are very difficult to get accepted due to their common
    nature and the large amount of ancilliary equipment which usually surrounds
    the aircraft) or did not picture an aircraft or anything sufficiently
    related to aviation at all. Finally, you might read this because your camera
    displays the date in the lower right corner of the image. If so, please
    disable that feature in the future.

  • BADDIRTY

  • The scan looks dirty. This may be caused by a dirty scanner,
    slide or image sensor. For a flatbed scanner, use lintless
    cloth and window cleaner or other appropriate glass-cleaning
    product to clean the scan bed. For film/slide scanners, try
    using compressed air to blow out any dust. For digital cameras
    follow the cleaning instructions in the manual of your camera.
    This message may
    also appear if there was dirt or scratches on the slide or
    negative. Always try to clean away small particles with a very
    light brush or compressed air before scanning. If you are using
    a digital camera it may happen that the image sensor is dirty.
    Please refer to the owners manual for proper cleaning of the image
    sensor. Dirt that finds its way into the final image can often be
    repaired by using the cloning tool available in most photo
    manipulation software.

  • BADEXPOSURE

  • These photos appear to have been either overexposed (too bright) or
    underexposed (too dark). This could be a scanning problem or a
    problem with the original photos. Check your original photo, if
    it appears to be correctly exposed then please change the settings
    on your scanner or use a photo manipulating tool to adjust the brightness
    of the photos. If the photo is a digital shot then you will probably be
    unable to improve the shot to an acceptable standard.
    If you think you have been able to improve the quality of the photos, please
    re-upload them. Note that we are still very interested in having these
    photos in our database, we only ask that you try to improve the quality
    of the digital version of your photos.

  • BADCOPYRIGHT

  • Please do not add any text or graphics to your photos. A small copyright
    notice (your name & e-mail) in a corner is acceptable but remove any other
    text or graphics from your photos (Including URLs). If you prefer to add
    such a copyright notice onto your pictures please make sure that they are
    not visible on the thumbnail. This can be checked on confirmation page of
    the upload progress where you can see the thumbnail of your picture as it
    will appear when your picture gets added to the database. Furtermore make
    sure you dont include any Urls or parts of them in the field for the
    photographer name or the remark field. You will find more info in the
    Upload-FAQ. In the case that this reason was the only one given in
    the rejection E-Mail please re-upload them. If there have been other reasons
    also please correct them before reuploading the photo with the correct information attached.

  • BADCOLOR

  • There is a problem with the color in your photos. You could get this
    rejection message for one of two reasons. Either there is a strong color
    cast that makes you photo look too red/blue/yellow etc. or you seem to be
    using a low color depth in your photos.

    Please check the settings on your scanner (High DPI and color depth) to
    ensure you are using 16 bit colors or higher. You might also experience
    problems with poor colors if you use a too high compression level when
    saving your jpeg files. You should also have your monitor and video card
    properly set up for 24 bit color or higher (usually called "true color").
    Windows users can easily check this by right clicking on the desktop and
    looking in display settings.

    Color casts can be caused by the light at the time you took the photos, or
    any problem with color settings when you scanned or edited them. You can
    usually fix these photos by simply adjusting the red/green/blue settings in
    your photo editing program. Try comparing the colors in your photo(s) to
    some of those already on Airliners.net.

    If you are scanning very old pictures, particularly (but not limited to) E-6
    slides more than 20 or so years old, there may be a very strong color shift.
    Some of the more recent scanning and photo manipulation software have
    specific functions designed to restore the colors of old pictures.

    If you are scanning prints on a flatbed scanner, this may be the result of
    "corrections" frequently made at the photo lab. These "corrections" are
    especially harsh on aviation photography. In this case we strongly
    recommend that you either change photo labs, or ask your lab to develop
    your pictures without using any color correction (some labs will do this
    if requested).

    If you are using a digital camera the badcolours can also be a result of a
    inproper setting of the white balance in your camera. The way to check and
    change this is usually described in the owners manual.

    If you think you have been able to improve the quality of the photos, please
    re-upload them. Note that we are still very interested in having these
    photos in our database, we only ask that you try to improve the quality of
    the digital version of your photos.

  • BADCONTRAST

  • The photos seem to have been scanned with a too high or too low contrast
    setting. Please change the settings on your scanner or use a photo
    manipulating tool to improve the contrast. (High contrast = dark areas
    are very dark and light areas are very light.). In case of a digital camera
    you might also check the menus of the camera for your contrast settings.
    This is usually described in the owners manual. A more sophisticated (and
    possibly more effective method is to adjust the black-point and
    white-point of the image, where you manually define which areas of the
    image should be absolute black and white, and let the software adjust the
    rest of the image accordingly. You could also get this message under
    certain lighting conditions, such as heavily clouded days, where the
    aircraft does not stand out sufficiently from the background.
    If you have managed to rectify the problem, please re-upload your photos.

  • BADERROR

  • An error occurred then trying to process these photos. This could
    possibly be caused by an incorrect or not unique enough filename or a server problem.
    Note that our scripts cannot process files whose names include
    "jpg" or "jpeg" in the main filename (before the dot). Example:
    747jpg.jpg would not work. Furthermore, the filename needs to be
    shorter than 50 characters and reasonably original (1.jpg would be
    a bad filename). If your filename seems OK then it's probably our
    problem and we ask that you accept our apologies and please try to
    upload the shot again.

  • BADDOUBLE

  • These photos have already been added to the database or you have
    uploaded other photos that look very much like these. Please read more
    on this issue in the Upload-FAQ.

    Note: You could also get rejection message if there are photos very similar
    to these that have passed the first screening and are waiting for the
    second, final, screening. Also, generally if you submit a number shots of
    an aircraft taken at the same time, only the best 1 or 2 will be selected
    and rest may have been rejected as doubles. You can better control
    which ones we accept by only uploading the 1 or 2 best shots from a
    sequence of photographs of the same aircraft.

    Please check the database carefully for already existing photos of this aircraft
    before uploading new photos and retain from reuploading photos which where rejected
    with baddouble. Continous reuploading might result in a temporary ban from the site.

  • BADPEOPLE

  • You need permission from the people pictured on the photo to be
    allowed to publish it. Generally we do not accept photos with
    people on them as our database is primarily for airliners. There
    are some exceptions though. The rule essentially is that the
    primary subject of the photo must be the aircraft, not the
    person. If the person is clearly recognizable (facing the camera),
    clear mention that permission was given by that person must be
    stated in your remarks. The only exception of this rule are people
    of common interest like for example Sir Richard Branson or Michael O'Leary.

  • BADPERSONAL

  • Please read the personal message from the screener below.

  • BADBORDERS

  • Please remove the borders that partly or in full surrounds these photos.
    These borders can be caused by rotating the picture in order to get
    it leveled and afterwards not checking the corners and cutting them off in a proper
    way. Another source of the problem can be the sharpening of the picture. In this cases
    just make the canavas size smaller as final step of your processing.

  • BADCENTERED

  • Either part of the aircraft is not visible on these photos or the
    aircraft is fully visible but not centered in the frame. If the aircraft is
    fully visible but not centered, you might try to crop the photo
    so that the aircraft is centered. Whilst motivated close-up
    shots are acceptable, you might be getting this rejection for a shot
    where an aircraft is substantially pictured but a small amount of
    the wingtip, tail or nose is cut off. In this case you should re-crop
    the original photo to either include the whole aircraft or crop in
    tighter.

  • BADANGLE

  • The angle of the camera does not seem to be straight compared
    to the horizon. In the future, make sure you always hold the
    camera absolutely level. This particularly applies to pictures
    of aircraft on the ground. For shots of aircraft in flight where
    the ground is visible (take-offs and landings in particular),
    the general rule is that the camera should be level with the
    horizon and the aircraft be at an angle. There may be
    exceptions to this rule if the composition of the picture is
    unique and having a level horizon would detract from the
    aesthetic value of the picture (such cases will be rare).
    A good method for checking if the photo is leveled is to check
    the verticals in the photo (if there are any) for really being vertical.

    Such problems can often be fixed by carefully rotating and
    cropping the picture. If you think you have been able to
    improve the photos, please re-upload them. Note that we are
    still very interested in having these photos in our database,
    we only ask that you try to improve the quality of the digital
    version of your photos.

  • BADCATEGORY

  • Either you select the wrong categories or you neglected to
    select the categories that this photo should have been added
    to. It is very important that all photos are added to the
    correct categories. In the case that this reason was the only one given in
    the rejection E-Mail please re-upload the photos, making sure
    you select the correct categories. If there have been other
    reasons also please correct them before reuploading the photo
    with the correct categories selected.
    If you are unsure which categories applies, read the Read Me link situated beside
    each category button on the upload page. Note that several
    categories, such as special or hybrid color schemes, are
    ONLY for airliners and NOT for SINGLE PROPS, HELICOPTERS, OR MILTARY.

  • BADGRAINY

  • These photos are too grainy. Try using your photo software's
    feature to reduce. Adobe PhotoShop has a special feature on
    reducing grain. Grain is often caused by too much sharpening,
    flat, uniform areas (such as the sky) are particularly prone
    to becoming grainy if too much sharpening is applied. Certain
    films, particularly high-speed films (anything higher than
    100 ASA) have more visible grain and poorer color performance
    than slower films (100 ASA or lower)

  • BADDISTANCE

  • The aircraft pictured in these photos are too far in the distance.
    In the future, try getting close to the aircraft or use more zoom.

  • BADCOMPRESSION

  • Too much JPEG compression. If your photo is wider than 1600
    pixels or higher than 1600 pixels it will be downsized and
    that might lower the picture quality. Keep the width on
    exactly 1024 and save with minimum JPEG compression and the
    quality will be at it's best. Do not worry about long download
    times for low compression files, our scripts will automatically
    optimize compression without loss in picture quality. Always
    save your photos with the lowest possible compression. As a
    general reference, the size of a JPEG file without any
    compression, of 1024 pixels by 700, will be somewhere in the
    range of 400-700 KB, depending on the composition and color
    range.

  • BADJAGGED

  • The transition between solid lines on these photos give a very
    jagged impression or the photograph appears to be generally
    oversharpened. This is generally most evident on solid lines
    such as wing leading edges, particularly if several lines are
    close together, such as gaps between the wing and flaps,
    cheat lines spaced closely together, or the aircraft titles
    and registration. Try increasing the scan DPI and/or
    eliminating any JPEG compression, then try sharpening the
    picture less aggressively. You might also try using a smoothing
    filter, or selective use of masks to avoid excessive sharpening
    or areas where jagged lines may occur. A good airliners.net
    image should be sharpened to just before the point where the
    titles and edges of the aircraft start to turn jagged.

  • BADSOFT

  • The photos were soft. This doesnt mean they are blurry (like motion
    blur). It means that they could need this extra kick of sharpness.
    This target can be reached by using the sharpen function of your
    Photoediting program. For example in Photoshop try the Adaptive Unsharp
    mask. But be carfule not to oversharpen your pictures. Oversharpening can be
    idetified by jaggies. This is when a line that should have straight borders
    has borders that look like stairs. Most scanners will not provide a very
    sharp image without such post-scan manipulation. Raw digital camera output
    is generally not of an acceptable standard for airliners.net without some
    form of post-processing.
    If you think you have been able to improve the Sharpness of the photos,
    please upload them again. Note that we are still very interested in having
    these photos in our database, we only ask that you try to improve the
    sharpness of the digital version of your photos.

  • BADDARK

  • The image looks overall too dark. That can be caused by incorrect scanner
    (exposure, brightness, contrast, etc.) or camera (exposure, ISO speed,
    etc.) settings, or more likely because you took the photo under difficult
    light conditions (against the sun, overcast, rain, late afternoon, night,
    etc.). Please avoid shooting under difficult light conditions/poor weather
    if you are not used to it, or try to improve the image by enhancing it with
    Photo/Paint Shop or similar manipulation tools. Remember not to over-enhance
    the image loosing its original appearance.

  • BADCOMMON

  • There are a large number of pictures of the aircraft you
    photographed already on the database. In such cases, the
    standards for acceptance are higher than for planes of which
    we have fewer or no photographs on the database. In this
    case, we will only accept pictures which are of very high
    quality, or otherwise of an unusual nature. If you recieved
    a secondary rejection reason, in addition to this one,
    this is the area in which the screener felt the image failed.

    Please understand that this is not a judgement on your
    abilities, as your picture may be of a technical quality
    which may be, on the whole, acceptable. However, due to
    the common nature of the aircraft photographed, the highest
    standard is applied to avoid substantial duplication.

    Please check the database carefully for already existing photos of this aircraft
    before uploading new photos and retain from reuploading photos which where rejected
    with baddouble. Continous reuploading might result in a temporary ban from the site.

  • BADREUPLOAD

  • The photo you uploaded seems to have no changes
    compared to the version that was already rejected. If you don not
    agree with the screeners decision please be so kind and don not
    reupload this picture again. Instead use the appeal link which is
    included in you confirmation e-mail further down to move this rejected
    picture into the queue of the site admin who will have the final decision
    about acceptance or rejection of this picture. If the picture was
    already appealed by you and rejected by the administrator please be
    so kind and don not reupload it again without trying to improve it.
    Continous reuploading might result in a temporary ban from the site.

  • BADMANIPULATION

  • The picture appears to have been manipulated in post-processing beyond
    what is acceptable for submission to airlines.net, or the manipulation
    that has been done is noticable or of low quality. Examples of these
    problems include noticable cloning such as removal of objects from the
    image, addition of objects to photographs, deliberate blurring of objects
    or faces, excessive sharpening or blurring of the overaell image
    (e.g. smart-blur, gausian blur, etc), or introduction of colour casts.

    Manipulation of images should be limited to rotating to correct
    horizontals and verticals, cropping, colour and level corrections,
    and some careful sharpening. Cloning should only be used to remove
    minor imperfections such as dust marks and scratches.
    --

    Peter


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    User currently offlineTZ From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2003, 1085 posts, RR: 53
    Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3777 times:
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    Thanks very much for the info Peter.

    Just noticed one thing - in the "BADREUPLOAD" text, there are three occurences of "don not" when I suspect it was intended to say "do not".

    Otherwise, it looks good!

    Tamsin



    TZ Aviation - Aeropuerto de los Banditos Team Images
    User currently offlineJoakimE From Sweden, joined Nov 2001, 408 posts, RR: 7
    Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3731 times:

    Oooh, brilliant, can't wait to try some of those out  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
    Seems like it's gonna be a bit easier to find any problems with the picture with these new ones  Smile


    User currently offlinePH-OTO From Netherlands, joined Mar 2002, 434 posts, RR: 31
    Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3683 times:

    Aah, that's what they look like! How interesting!  Big grin

    Martin



    Look very closely between the lines of this message, and you will see the captain beating up the jumpseater
    User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
    Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3610 times:

    Relating to baddouble, badcommon...


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    Photo © Olli Hyytiäinen
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    Photo © Arttu Laaksonen



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    Photo © Lauri Huima
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    Photo © Janne Laukkonen



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    Photo © Jussi Kettunen



    Great photos, all of them, but all taken at the same angle and on the same day. Would not some of these fall within baddouble or badcommon?

    Again, they are all great shots.

    Andy



    What's another word for thesaurus?
    User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3588 times:

    Aha... the old baddouble, badcommon chestnut!

    baddouble essentially applies when a single photographer uploads several pictures of the same subject. Therefore none of the above are baddouble.

    badcommon applies when we have a large number of pictures of the same subject in the database. We have only 13 pictures of that Airbus in the database, so badcommon wouldn't normally apply either. However, there is a common sense issue involved here (and screener discretion), so if many more people upload more almost identical looking pictures of that Airbus, there will become a point when we reject badcommon, because we're starting to use that reason when we get too many same-old pictures of the same subject from different photographers.

    Andy


    User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
    Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3592 times:

    Dripstick, I think you missed one of my posts:

    http://www.airliners.net/discussions/aviation_photography/read.main/103581/6/

    I uploaded a pic of one of those planes as a test. Well, I wonder why it got rejected as a "badcommon". Big grin

    Anyway, I couldn't be less interested to upload exactly the same pic which is online already five-six times.

     Big grin

    -Joge



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