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I had a couple images refused for "technical difficutlies." I was wondering what the community thought. The one image I have had reproduced as a 24- x 36-inch canvas wrap and as one of my 22 x 44-inch Lne To The Heavens images without any loss of quality. The dove image is in sharp focus. I don't see the problem, unless an anti-hunter was reviewing the image.
AWB is not perfect and it's accuracy in rendering a scene is very dependent on the light and color in the image. Though I usually shoot in AWB mode, I almost always tweak the balance a bit in Light Room. Outdoor scenes frequently need a bit more yellow particularly if there are clouds or shady patches. Indoor scenes can get all messed up if there are a variety of lighting sources in the room, each with a different color temperature. If you care to know more about WB, just Google "Should you use auto white balance".
White balance has nothing to do with the resolution. And the DPI value is more than irrelevant.
You ask us to look at your pictures, but when we do, you tell us that you don't think that is the reason. In your opening statement you even think that the moderator refused your picture because he is an anti-hunter. May be you should be more humble and accepting the critics of one or tge other.
If you know the reason don't ask. If you want advice consider it. The people answering your request are very experienced and quite good at spotting oroblems. Nobody, however, pretends that she or he knows exacly why your picture got finally refused. But why not accepting "white balance", correcting that and resubmitting. That would be a try.
Well, since you've rejected my opinion, at least consider respecting the opinions of others here who have given similar input. And if you've decided that we're all wrong, just carry on submitting images like these and collecting rejection notices.
As @Jill_C said about logos and other identifiable marks, the waterfowl camo cloth is recognizable. I saw it demonstrated on Shark Tank. Also Realtree Advantage MAX-4 HD and is a registered trademark. So the logo must be removed. This is not optional. See screenshot from the Stock Contributor User Guide.
I don't see any problems with the 20-gauge shotgun other than the overall image color balance which can be corrected.
Hi @Verbbaitum ,
Most of the times auto-white balance does not give accurate result. It is better you manually set white balance, and in tricky situation custom white balance works like a gem. If you're going to use auto-white balance you'll need to do multiple shots and choose the closest one. The auto-white balance behaves as @Nancy OShea says.
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The first image is quite small and low resolution so it's difficult to tell if it's in sharp focus; it looks quite pixelated when I zoom in. It has a white balance issue - definitely too much magenta in the sky. The foreground appears over-saturated, while the background is too hazy.
Similarly, the second image is too low resolution to determine whether sharp focus was achieved. It also has a WB problem - too blue. Had it not been rejected for technical issues, it most surely would have been rejected for IP because the logo/model on the gun as well as the thing beneath it need to be scrubbed out.
If you desire useful feedback from the Community, it's recommended to upload full resolution images.
Zoom in to 100% and you will see how pixelated the images look. On the gun, I see text: "chambers", and on the camo thing I see "NTAGE MAX 4". Those are identifying marks that could help to identify a particular manufacturer or brand, and won't be accepted by Adobe Stock. The Moderator can only indicate one rejection reason, and they most frequently cite "technical issues". Had there been no technical issues, they would have cited IP instead.
I don't hunt, and you can't assume that the Adobe Moderators do either. They would probably read this as a logo/manufacturer's identifier.
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Hi @Verbbaitum ,
The landscape is a nice scene. However, you placed the focus at the wrong point, hence rendering the photo to be of poor quality. The section of the frame near the base is out of focus. Also, the photo is noisy.
The second image has a white balance issue. There is a blue cast. Note that the brown section of the gun handle is also looking slightly blue. That too is noisy - both chromatic and luminance. The depth of field is not sufficient and so the edges are not completely sharp. I believe you should have at least included the entire gun barrel and bird feet, hence, I'd say the composition needs improving.
Please zoom your files to between 100 and 200% to inspect for faults.
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Adobe moderators don't moderate pictures on what is represented, except if it is illegal. And white balance is a problem with the hunting image. At least it would not be technical difficulties. If Adobe moderators think that the picture does not generate sales, the refusal reason would be commercial appeal. The automatic white balance is often correct, but not always.
Hello @Verbbaitum , nice photos.
In your landscape, I believe that you made a mistake most photographers make. Your depth of field is too short. F/13 or higher should be used.
In your second phooto all identifiable markings on the bowl and on the shotgun must be removed. Also, the photo needs sharpening.