JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5445 times:
Firstly, your images will need to meet the strict criteria set by A.net, i.e. sufficient and competent post-capture processing in a program such as Photoshop.
This involves firstly doing any necessary cropping and levelling, followed by correction of any colour/contrast issues, sharpening and finally re-sizing to within A.net's acceptable limits. Before you even attempt any of this you need to evaluate your image and see if it's good enough to even bother with processing. Any blur, focus issue, foreign object intrusion, etc., however slight, will always lead to an instant rejection regardless of how accurate your processing is. Best thing you can do is read the rules on the site and have a look through some images to see how high you need to aim - and unfortunately the bar is set very high and it often takes many months (if not years) to finally figure out exactly what the site is looking for. So many times in this forum we have new folks asking for critical advice (which is fine) and a lot of the time these folks can't initially see the difference between their (unacceptable) images and those already on here. The more naive sometimes even argue when their images are quite obviously sub-standard. It just takes time.
Once you have an acceptable image (everyone here can help with that if you display a link) it's simply a case of following the Photo Upload FAQ and off you go!