PHOTO: Boy with tablet. Noise.

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antagonist74
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloads
Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:33AM
Hi there ... again!
I have another rejection, that i do not really understand ... The full text here:

We regret to inform you that we cannot accept your submission, entitled Boys with tablet pc for addition to the iStockphoto library for the following reasons:

The following keywords used for this file do not appear to be fully relevant to the subject.

{[ IPad 3, Ipad 2]}

stock-photo-23197119-boys-with-tablet-pc

This file contains artifacting when viewed at full size. This technical issue is commonly created by the quality settings in-camera, in post-processing, in RAW settings or scanner settings. Artifacting can also be introduced into an image from the result of other factors such as excessive level adjustments.

A little bit more about compression: The JPEG file format uses a lossy compression method. In order to make the file smaller, information is thrown away, or lost. The quality setting that most image editing programs and digital cameras have when saving JPEGs determines how much information is lost. At a certain point with lower quality settings the removal of information during the compression process can become visible in the form of compression artifacts (places in the image where too much detail has been lost). Too much JPEG compression can become visible either in the form of a general loss of detail, or grainy/patterned areas (especially in flat spaces, such as skies).

Compression artifacting can be introduced by the camera and/or by your image editing software at lower quality settings. Also, re-sizing, re-sampling, and re-saving can all degrade the quality of a JPEG image, so one should be careful about re-saving JPEGs. If for example, a photo was re-saved 4 times (even at a quality of 12 or Best) the image quality will become worse each time as pixel information is thrown out each time the file is saved. With this in mind, it is obviously best to start with the cleanest image possible. You may want to double-check your camera settings to make sure it is saving at the highest quality. If you continue to have issues you may try shooting in RAW/NEF mode, export to TIFF and then save as JPEG at the highest possible quality (level 12) with minimal or no post processing effects. Sometimes even trying a new RAW converter could be beneficial.

Noise (pixels of varying color where there shouldn?t be) is most commonly created by digital cameras, especially in darker shadows or under low-light conditions and exacerbates the compression issues mentioned above. You might want to double-check to make sure that your camera?s ISO/ASA setting is at the lowest number (usually 100). In digital cameras, higher numbers (200 or 400) will always result in more noise (just as with film). If you require further explanation regarding this rejection, please submit a ticket to Scout (http://www.istockphoto.com/contact_ticket.php)

For more information about iStock Standards, please see:
http://www.istockphoto.com/tutorial_2.3_noise.php

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Model release missing fields:

+Full parent name

Please correct issue before resubmitting image. Thank you!

First : Why is teh tag "ipad" not relevant??? It was suggested by istock! And obviously it coul be an ipad or an other tablet pc.
Second: The model-release contains the full parent name. Only the autograph is shortend like "M. Name". But do i really need a model release fot this picture???

Thrid: Where are the artifacts??? Mostly the image is blurred. The focus is on the edge of the ipad.
Linkt to full size -> Boy with tablet pc http://mmphotographie.de/_zeugs/ipad/tabletpc-02.jpg

By the way ... what du you guys think about these images from the same series. Could there be some problems, too???


Boy with tablet pc 2

Boy with tablet pc 3

Boy with tablet pc 4



+++ hyperlinking doesn't seem to work for me sad +++

(Edited on 2013-02-21 02:39:03 by antagonist74)

(Edited on 2013-02-21 02:40:55 by antagonist74)

KJ - fixed links

(Edited on 2013-02-21 12:33:11 by kelvinjay)
Dean Mitchell
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Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:07AM

The image rejected wasn't rejected for the keywords ipad, those keywords were just removed. It's worth noting istock will allow several wrong keywords, they simply remove the words and add the image to your portfolio if it's good enough. Istock suggest the word ipad as ipad images can be licensed as editorial files. The disambiguation needs to be done by you, branding isn't allowed in standard RF licensed images. If the image isn't editorial then remove anything that makes the ipad look like an ipad, i.e the buttons. That way you won't have copyright issues either.


The MR is puzzling as you do not need one for this image. However make sure the parents name hasn't been abbreviated. Rewrite it if it has.


The only possible artifacting issue could be a very slight (and I mean slight) banding in the blue of the jeans. Look at the out of focus right leg, the seam of the jeans and the bottom edge have a tiny amount of banding. You may know this is due to over saturation of a prime colour in dark areas and normally when shot with high ISO settings on your camera. Try blurring it, which will soften the banding and resubmit. Banding is a pain but give it a go - you have been unlucky with this shot as the artifacting doesn't take away what a nice shot it is or in fact it's sales potential.


There are issues with all of the other three too.


pc2: purple fringing around the ipad. Isolate the affected area and desaturate red or magenta to get rid of the red edge on the ipad. Don't sharpen your images either - istock will reject for that.


pc3: same as above


pc4: again the same although there isn't a problem with fringing but it is way too sharp. I would also add that you don't need to smooth the kids skin this much. Try to keep detail in the models skin. This style of editing makes people look plastic. A simple cleaning of imperfections is enough. Don't know if this would result in a rejection but it would put some buyers off buying it.


Hope this helps


Dean


 


 


 
antagonist74
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Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:16AM

Sometimes i think, i have to process my images once for the other microstock-agencies and a second time for istock
Other agencies reject images because of a lack of sharpness, istock rejects because of too much sharpness ...
Dean Mitchell
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Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:03AM

No need to process them twice. Always work to istock standards as they have been tougher then most in the past and make the tweaks for the other agencies accordingly. All you do then is save the same file twice locally.


Dean
antagonist74
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Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:34AM
I had problem with posting links to my images now several times. Is that a known bug??? I insert the hyperlinks and after saving the post they are gone, most oh the time ...
pixzzle
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Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:27PM
Well, it can't be an Ipad and an Ipad 2 and an Ipad 3, pick one; and anyway, as a rule I think you should only use brand-name keywords on editorial images.
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