Posted Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:23AM
I have been getting rejections from a series that I would like to realize. Rejection reason is
"This image appears to be edited in a manner that has altered the context in which it was produced. This may include cropping, excessive processing, or the removal/addition of elements that can alter the accuracy or integrity of the composition or be deemed deceptive."
Used logo is for lighter backgrounds and is taken from the official website, addressed for developers, designers etc. Aspect ratio is not changed. Further I use the perspective feature in PS to locate the logo (Thanks Donald for pointing that out). I am a bit confused why this is deceptive.
Any comment is welcome.
Posted Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:16AM
It's not acceptable here to make up composites like this for editorial. Editorial shots must be as they come from the camera with only minimal adjustments of curves etc.
This post from Siromo in the editorial forum says it all
Posted Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:21AM
Ohh, I totally missed that one. I didn't know. I thought it was possible, seeing a lot of similar files in the editorial collection. Maybe the inspectors can paste this link when they reject, so that I don't have to spend hours preparing and uploading image after image.
Thank you for pointing this out.
Posted Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:30AM
You've probably already seen it but there's an updated Editorial manual here
The relevant lines are under "Unacceptable editing would include"
Posted Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:51AM
Posted By funky-data:
... Further I use the perspective feature in PS to locate the logo (Thanks Donald for pointing that out). I am a bit confused why this is deceptive.
Posted By funky-data:
Ohh, I totally missed that one. I didn't know. I thought it was possible,
In our sitemail exchange last week, before I even pointed out the compositing flaws, I told you:
"You have superimposed the logo on the keyboard. See the part of the rejection text which says "...the removal/addition of elements..." This type of manipulation is entirely forbidden in editorial. Editorial images must be things exactly as you found them. People cannot be directed, and pixels cannot be manipulated, aside from minor cropping and color/contrast corrections."
I'm not sure how I could have been any clearer.
(Edited on 2012-12-18 10:54:02 by donald_gruener)
Posted Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:47AM
You would have to have an actual keyboard with the Pinterest logo on it to get this photo accepted into the editorial collection. No editing.