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What To Do?

Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:04 pm

Hi everybody,

I got this shot rejected for dirty with a personal message saying where the dust spot is:


I cloned out the dust spot, reworked the shot from the original with the same workflow, reuploaded it with a comment to the screeners and was surprised to see the improved version rejected for grainy, soft and common:


Now does it make sense to sharpen and reupload this shot? There are obviously a few screeners within the crew who consider this shot as perfectly acceptable ... On a side note, I would have expected at least a personal comment if previous decisions by screeners are overruled.

Frank Unterspann - Hamburg, Germany
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RE: What To Do?

Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:45 pm


The main handicap here is "common" IMO. If you have a look to the site overall statitics


You'll se that F-WWOW is by far the aircraft with more pics on database. It means that a pic needs to be of an extra good quality to be accepted. Yours is a pic of a good quality (if it were mine, it will be for sure the star of my collection), but not such a level to rise above the standard required for this aircraft.

On the other hand, maybe the dustspot was the first thing the screener noticed on first rejection and didn't go further on screening process, hence the first rejection.

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RE: What To Do?

Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:46 pm

Quoting FUAirliner (Thread starter):
There are obviously a few screeners within the crew who consider this shot as perfectly acceptable

Not necessarily, I think what happened is the first screener rejected the image immediately after he saw the dustspot and did not check for other issues. I have to say this aircraft is far too common and the quality is lacking here.

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RE: What To Do?

Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:01 pm

OK, thanks for your comments, Stil and Tim. I will leave this picture for my personal collection/other databases.

As a suggestion for the screening process, perhaps it is possible to check all reasons that apply at the first time. A rejection for dirty together with a personal comment clearly deliveres the message "Remove the dust spot and it'll be acceptable" to me. Especially with "easy-to-fix" rejections like dirty, soft or level this would be very helpful for us photographers.
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