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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.
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 careful not to oversharpen your pictures. Oversharpening can be
identified 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.
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