Folks, I'm having most of my pictures kicked back. I uploaded over 20 pictures, and Johan rejected them all. I'm not placing blame on him, but rather that I'm doing something wrong. I have a very old Ricoh camera that belonged to my grandfather. I don't think it's the camera, as I've had pictures accepted before that its been used.
I have a Canon FB630U scanner. I'm scanning them at 400 DPI into Photoshop, and then I size it down to 300 DPI when I resize the picture.
This is the rejection notice I got:
The image quality of these photos are low. It could be caused by the scanner you are using, the way you scanned your photos, the 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 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 "Great Shots" section linked to from the frontpage of Airliners.net.
Can you look at the pictures (I've put them at http://www.planesite.net/ricoh/) and tell me what I'm doing wrong?