bre16
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First Uploads

Sun May 13, 2012 2:04 pm

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...g/ready/h1336916610.8817eka330.jpg

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
 
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RE: First Uploads

Sun May 13, 2012 2:10 pm

Hi Ben,

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.
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dazbo5
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RE: First Uploads

Sun May 13, 2012 2:30 pm

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
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RE: First Uploads

Sun May 13, 2012 3:19 pm

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
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RE: First Uploads

Sun May 13, 2012 4:07 pm

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?  
 
bre16
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RE: First Uploads

Sun May 13, 2012 4:46 pm

Yes I had realised it was pretty much worthless and I stated that in the post above but would a foggy day induce the reduction in quality?

'Any others?'
Is there any way of storing photos in the site outside of the upload queue, I don't have a flickr/or similar account to put them

[Edited 2012-05-13 09:48:21]
 
MaximLezin
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RE: First Uploads

Sun May 13, 2012 5:23 pm

Quoting BRE16 (Reply 5):
but would a foggy day induce the reduction in quality?

Not if it is all done to taste. With fog, be creative.  
 
vposbic
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RE: First Uploads

Sun May 13, 2012 8:16 pm

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!  
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bre16
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RE: First Uploads

Mon May 14, 2012 4:14 pm

Thanks for the feedback, I think I've got enough now, I don't need anyone else telling me the quality isn't good enough, I've already said it was taken thorugh glass and then cropped

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