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28th Nov 2006, 09:24 am
Interesting article on photos both accepted and rejected by iStockphoto (http://notes.natbat.net/2006/11/27/istock/) and the reasons why.
28th Nov 2006, 10:45 am
I must admit, I've been meaning to submit some photos to iStock for a while now but just haven't had the time to do anything about it. It seems to me that they are now much more interested in professional photos and ones specifically designed for commecial use (naturally). Which means that it's increasingly difficult for the amateur photographer to get photos published. It also means, of course, that it's much more of an accolade when photos are accepted. When time allows, I will have a go but I'm not confident that my photos are the sort of thing they really want.
28th Nov 2006, 10:23 pm
I uploaded three images last year. Two were rejected and one was accepted, however they won't publish anything until you have three acceptable ones. I never got round to having another go, but I will eventually.
Here's the email I got from them:
. Unfortunately this image contains undue artifacts when viewed at full size. Artifacts are most commonly caused by over-compression but may be a result of other factors. Be sure your camera is at its highest quality setting and remember to also save your JPEGs at the highest possible quality (level 12).
For more information about over-compression or artifacting, please see: http://www.istockphoto.com/tutorial_2.3_noise.php
Butterfly: Please show us something different
The gull with artifacts was straight out the camera and was at highest quality, so obviously the Panasonic FZ20's onboard JPG compression is too high.
The butterfly was an excellent shot, but not original.
The spiders was (in my opinion) the worst of the three, but they accepted it!
I think it's excellent that the submissions are reviewed by humans, and the turn round time was quick.
I use istockphoto from time to time and have to admit, most of the photos are professional quality often done in studios. Great value for web designers though!
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