Can I use an iphone older than iphone 11?

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I submitted 38 photos, they took 2. One was from my  Leica, one from iphone 6SE. All others had technical issues. I'm guessing it was because it was from an old iphone. The photos were mostly over 10 MP and over 3MB. Thanks very much!

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 10, 2021 Dec 10, 2021

Mobile phone photographs are not rejected just because they're from phone cameras, but because they frequently lack the technical quality to be accepted to Adobe Stock. I have had some images from my iPhone 8 accepted. The quality you are able to achieve from a phone camera usually depends on available lighting. If the light is great, and you can hold steady enough to get sharp focus, and you know how to compose properly, you can achieve nice photos. Keep in mind that most will still require som

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 13, 2021 Dec 13, 2021

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Commercial value is one such thing on Adobe Stock. Stock is all about commercialisation. How can they be used is a big thing to consider!

The tractor shot probably can be rejected for IP. Ford on the tractor is a problem!(Probably.)

Another thing about smartphone cameras in general is that they have small sensors, so it can make it difficult to enlarge without showing some of the defects. If you enlarge your shots to say 200% you get to see JPEG compression artifacts. 

It doesn't matter i

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 13, 2021 Dec 13, 2021

Each of these images is underexposed and suffer from soft focus. That could be camera motion since it is difficult to hold a phone camera steady enough, or could be that your phone camera just doesn't focus well. 

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Mobile phone photographs are not rejected just because they're from phone cameras, but because they frequently lack the technical quality to be accepted to Adobe Stock. I have had some images from my iPhone 8 accepted. The quality you are able to achieve from a phone camera usually depends on available lighting. If the light is great, and you can hold steady enough to get sharp focus, and you know how to compose properly, you can achieve nice photos. Keep in mind that most will still require some basic edits before uploading to Adobe Stock. Zoom in to every image between 100-200% and look for sharp focus, underexposure, overexposure, chromatic aberration, compression artifacts, etc. 

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Dec 12, 2021 Dec 12, 2021

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Thanks very much! I really appreciate your experienced feedback! 

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Dec 13, 2021 Dec 13, 2021

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In other words, unless the light conditions are perferct, any mobile it's a waste of time

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 14, 2021 Dec 14, 2021

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Yes, but that may also be true with other cameras. We are fighting here with the limits of the technology and small sensor cameras reach their limits earlier.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Post a couple of examples here.  It's hard to say anything constructive without seeing the rejected image (full size).

 

It could be the camera or your technique.  But we can't say without seeing the image.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Community Beginner ,
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Thanks so much for responding. Technical issues may be the real issue, or do they sometimes say that instead of "no commercial value".  I've had my fair share rejected for the latter reason,  though I have had one rejected by Adobe for "no commercial value" which was accepted by another  stock company, and has sold 76 times there, which I thought was funny. 

 

I guess these examples could have noise or lighting issues.

Thanks so much for your time! 

 

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At least the first also has an IP problem. look at the "Ford" name. You need to photoshop that out.

 

Phone pictures generally pose several problems due to the technology and the in-phone processing. The small sensors absolutely need a excellent shooting conditions. Best is to shoot raw if that is possible and postprocess manually. 

 

Commercial value is an appreciation of the moderator and is not bound to some specific defects but the moderator thinks that the picture does not fit into the stock database. Having sales on one portal is not a guarantee that it will sell on the other portal too. My bestseller here is not the bestseller elsewhere.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Each of these images is underexposed and suffer from soft focus. That could be camera motion since it is difficult to hold a phone camera steady enough, or could be that your phone camera just doesn't focus well. 

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Hello,

Commercial value is one such thing on Adobe Stock. Stock is all about commercialisation. How can they be used is a big thing to consider!

The tractor shot probably can be rejected for IP. Ford on the tractor is a problem!(Probably.)

Another thing about smartphone cameras in general is that they have small sensors, so it can make it difficult to enlarge without showing some of the defects. If you enlarge your shots to say 200% you get to see JPEG compression artifacts. 

It doesn't matter if the phone is iPhone or any Android device. They all have small sensors, so the problem is the same. The photos can look great on a small screen, but on a large screen, or printed large, not so much.

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Community Beginner ,
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Hi Everybody!

 

Thanks everyone so much, I did not except to get so much help! 

 

I read all the replies and I think the answer is to go back to using my Leica. I had not submitted iPhone photos before and I thought I'd give it a go. Everyone's replies also helped me understand other aspects 😉 of stock photography. 

 

Thanks again and Merry Christmas to all,

 

Harrison

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