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How To Get Your Photos To Anet Database?  
User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7191 posts, RR: 86
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5642 times:
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I haven't attempted to get any of my photos uploaded into the database yet, but is there any tricks to the trait?

I don't use any professional software to edit them, but I use a Canon 300D and a Konica Minolta Z5 to shoot.

Thanks!

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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5623 times:

Quoting FXramper (Thread starter):
but is there any tricks to the trait?

No "tricks of the trade", just take a decent picture to start with, and compare it to what you see in the db already.


User currently offlineCallMeCapt From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5612 times:

You will never get a photo on the database without editing software to adjust your colours, contrast and most importantly, sharpness.
I suggest getting yourself a copy of some decent photo editing software. Something basic will be enough for now. Photoshop is the program of choice but you can also get some other software from Corel. Early versions sell for around $100 on ebay.
Don't use Microsoft Paint.
Practise first. I'll repeat Jeff's statement by saying there are no shortcuts in getting a photo on the dbase. We all worked hard for months at a time before we got one on here.
A lot of trial and error and more than a few rejections will give you a first accepted photo.
Goran



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User currently offlineFlyfisher1976 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 804 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5588 times:

Quoting FXramper (Thread starter):
I use a Canon 300D

My 300D came with a copy of Photoshop Elements...don't they all?


User currently offlineUnattendedBag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5570 times:

Quoting CallMeCapt (Reply 2):
You will never get a photo on the database without editing software

If only to resize the photo.

Quoting Flyfisher1976 (Reply 3):
My 300D came with a copy of Photoshop Elements...don't they all?

Not all cameras come with a copy of Photoshop Elements. I would however recommend Elements as a base software package for editing photos. It is what I use and I have been mildly successful with my uploads.



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User currently offlineCallMeCapt From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5532 times:

Quoting UnattendedBag (Reply 4):
If only to resize the photo.

If anyone can get a photo past the screeners onto this database WITHOUT post processing, ie. adjusting color casts, color saturation, contrast, etc...I'll chauffer them around sydney airport for a day in a rent-a-limo



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User currently offlinePipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1594 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5515 times:
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Quoting CallMeCapt (Reply 5):
.I'll chauffer them around sydney airport for a day in a rent-a-limo

Okay, tell me when to come!


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Uploaded a bit more than a year ago, taken with a Canon 2 Mpixel Digital Ixus Camera Big grin No editing

But I got LOADS of rejections before getting them on the db, because I had no idea how to edit a picture... But you can learn so much things in just a few months, since I got my Canon 10D.

With a 300D I'm sure you can get some good pics!



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User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5456 times:

Elements is a great starting point, that software does everything you could want for photographs. Get a good book on elements and photography basics and you'll find some real enjoyment, not just from uploading here.


James



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User currently offlineCallMeCapt From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5388 times:

Quoting PipoA380 (Reply 6):
Okay, tell me when to come!

A year ago, standards were a little more relaxed than they are now.



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User currently offlineFlyfisher1976 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 804 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5369 times:

Quoting UnattendedBag (Reply 4):
I would however recommend Elements as a base software package for editing photos. It is what I use and I have been mildly successful with my uploads.

Photoshop Elements is really all you need to post process photos for acceptance on this site. By following the recommended workflows(i.e.Fergul's) , you should be able to get shots accepted with a little skill (and some luck  Wink )
The only thing that I miss not having with the free version of Photoshop Elements is the measure and shadow/highlight tools. However, this can be worked around by using the grid in place of the measure tool, and the dodge tool instead of shadow/highlight.

IMO investing in anything more than Photoshop Elements is a waste of money if your primary use is to post-process for submitting photos here. It has all the tools you need...
Good luck!


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7191 posts, RR: 86
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5319 times:
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Quoting Flyfisher1976 (Reply 3):

My 300D came with a copy of Photoshop Elements...don't they all?

I did get a copy of it and I have another photo editing piece of software that I don't use. What am I looking for to edit? I think I take some pretty good pics without edit...

Here is one.



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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7191 posts, RR: 86
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5316 times:
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Here is one more, I was on DFW Skylink waiting for my LGW flight and I caught a DL 752 and AA 752 crossing paths...suggestions for edit?



User currently offlinePipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1594 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5296 times:
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Quoting FXramper (Reply 11):

Sure need to see these pictures fullsize before we can tell if there's anything to do. Post them here and I'll see if I can help.

Best regards



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User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5294 times:

Quoting CallMeCapt (Reply 5):
If anyone can get a photo past the screeners onto this database WITHOUT post processing

Good morning mate...

But you didn't say anything about dates!  Big grin  Big grin

Philippe is a right winner but remind him the flight ticket is not included in the limo ride!

Cheers

Enrique


User currently offlineFlyfisher1976 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 804 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5253 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 10):
I think I take some pretty good pics without edit...

Yes very good shots indeed, but any shots submitted here require some basic post-processing to meet anet standards. In terms of the two examples above, neither is going to be anet material due to quality issues. In the future be sure to post full-size (or bigger than 1024 wide) for accurate quality assesment and tips for improvement...as mentioned above. Your best bet for post-processing is Fergul's workflow. You can find a link to it on the upload page. It is specifically geared towards Photoshop.
Good luck!


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