This is actually my third attempt at upload, the others I knew wouldn't be accepted after reading the rejection guide.
The quality on this one doesn't look great I know but I want to know if there is anything I can do to improve it, and which categories the rejection reasons would be
airkas1 From Netherlands, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 3914 posts, RR: 56 Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 390 times:
The most obvious are:
- Contrast. The photo needs a significant boost in that.
- Size. The ratio is all wrong for A.net, your long side is 1024 pixels (which is fine), but the 618 isn't. Try setting your photoshop to a 3:2 or 4:3 ratio and you can;t really go wrong anymore with the size.
dazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2745 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 389 times:
I would also add noise and centre to the rejection list too.
I wouldn't let this put you off uploading Ben, but you need to pay closer attention to the editing in photoshop guide. The quality criteria is quite strict here so it's a steep learning curve to get your photos accepted. Was that shot taken through a window? That probably explains the low contrast. Taking photos through windows is never easy.
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BRE16 From UK - England, joined May 2012, 22 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 383 times:
Thanks for replying, I'll work through the photoshop guide but two things first:
Centred... I take it you mean too much space ABOVE the aircraft?
Size...How do I get the picture the right dimensions without stretching it?
I am aware the quality is probably beyond saving to make it good enough for this site, it was taken through a window then heavily cropped (that's how the dimensions ended up wrong) but I want to practice editing and I want to know when you crop, can keep the ratio?
MaximLezin From Canada, joined Jun 2011, 360 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 376 times:
Hi! Well first and for most, I can tell that this shot either was taken with a foggy camera lens, or through a window. This obviously has played a significant role in the poor quality. Having said that, all the issues stated by the other guys are also accurate. I dont think this one has much of a chance in the first place. Do you have some others?
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vposbic From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 63 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 352 times:
To get the correct aspect ratio in Photoshop, choose the "Rectangular Marquee" tool and in the top menu, set the "Style" to "Fixed Ratio" from the drop-down menu, and enter the dimensions. For example, Width: 3, Height: 2. Draw your rectangle around where you want to crop, center it correctly, then click "Image" --> "Crop". Finally, "Image" --> "Image Size" and select your pixel width (i.e. 1600, 1200, 1024, etc), and since you set the ratio, the height will be automatically adjusted.
As to your image's quality, I'm still a novice, but the overall quality is not there, either due to a large crop, or the camera quality. I'm not sure this one is salvageable. However, I will say that you are doing the right thing by asking for help and reading as much as you can. The Editing Guide and Rejection Guide are extremely useful for first-time uploaders, but it will take some time to get the hang of it. Don't get discouraged! It usually takes people quite a few tries before they get their first acceptance. Good luck!