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Just opened an account and photo was rejected. Looking for critiques

New Here ,
Oct 25, 2022 Oct 25, 2022

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I'm new to Adobe stock and uploaded a few images to see if what I have would be acceptable for downloads.  I received my first rejection and was wondering what could be the specific issues on this one.  For those who have been doing this for some time, can you let me know what might be wrong with this one?

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Community Expert , Oct 25, 2022 Oct 25, 2022

Hello,

It's the quality.  Taken with a smartphone camera, the quality results are generally not good for stock.

Here is a cropped version:

PXL_20220719_142344375 (1).jpg

You have JPEG compression artifacts.

Have a read of this. It's a brief guide on image quality:
https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/quality-and-technical-issues.html

Adobe Stock tutorials:
https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/tutorials.html

and how to create better photos:
https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/how-to/tips-stock-image-acceptance.html?set=stock--fundamentals--adobe-stock-contributor

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Community Expert , Oct 25, 2022 Oct 25, 2022

While mobile phone cameras can sometimes achieve images of acceptable quality, the small sensor, lack of features and in-camera processing more often than not just aren't up to the task. Always zoom in to between 100-200% to inspect your images before uploading. In this example, which looks ok zoomed out on a small screen, the flaws become quite apparent when you start zooming in. 

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Hello,

It's the quality.  Taken with a smartphone camera, the quality results are generally not good for stock.

Here is a cropped version:

PXL_20220719_142344375 (1).jpg

You have JPEG compression artifacts.

Have a read of this. It's a brief guide on image quality:
https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/quality-and-technical-issues.html

Adobe Stock tutorials:
https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/tutorials.html

and how to create better photos:
https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/how-to/tips-stock-image-acceptance.html?set=stock--fundamentals--adobe...

 

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Thank you very much.

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You're welcome.

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Welcome aboard.

Basicaly, the biggest problem is the focus. It is not sharp.

Next is the exposure of highlights and shadows. Overexposed and underexposed.

As far as composition goes, you have too much space around the bird. Crop in and only leave space in the direction that the bird is facing.

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While mobile phone cameras can sometimes achieve images of acceptable quality, the small sensor, lack of features and in-camera processing more often than not just aren't up to the task. Always zoom in to between 100-200% to inspect your images before uploading. In this example, which looks ok zoomed out on a small screen, the flaws become quite apparent when you start zooming in. 

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If you are new to stock, you should consider these resources: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/tutorials.html
Please read the contributor user manual for more information on Adobe stock contributions: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/user-guide.html
See here for rejection reasons: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/reasons-for-content-rejection.html
and especially quality and technical issues: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/quality-and-technical-issues.html

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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