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tab62

« on: April 04, 2011, 10:32 »
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Good morning Monday morning Stock Folks,

Lately, when I use the Pen Tool to truly isolate my objects on white background I have been getting rejected with the following message from the editor-

'Image appears to have been over-filtered or has had an unwanted filter
applied to it. "


Yet, if I don't use the pen tool on the exact shot it gets approved by this company. I do not use any filters whatsoever on my pics since that is a no no for microstock photos at least one's that I applied the filter when I first started submitting pics.


Should I email the editor and explain my steps of processing the photo or just leave it alone? Obvious I don't want to bug the editors but just confused on why I am getting this rejection yet in other stock companies these exact pics where I used the pen tool are being accepted.


Thanks.


Tom


steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 10:43 »
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Tom

I use the Pen tool as well - for certain types of object. For hard edges this can work well, but it can be difficult to do well. I try to get the background white in the shot rather than after the fact. Can you post a full sized image so we can have a look? It could be that the site doesn't like the extract and this is the reason they give?

Steve

tab62

« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011, 11:04 »
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 Hi Steve,

Thanks for the fast reply. It appears that this particular site doesn't like this type objects- Coins to be exact. I've told that they have very little 'Commercial Value' thus put under the microscope of the editors. I love to collect coins thus a hobby of mind but I will have to pass on submitting pics of them since they don't sell very well or even get accepted.


I hope to have my personal website on line soon thus will send link of full photo soon unless you have a place where I upload to show my reject pic?


Thanks.


Tom

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  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011, 14:44 »
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Looking forward to seeing them. I have had no trouble selling pictures of coins - both stacks of them as well as individual macro isolated images. Using a pen tool is hard for that as they have little protrusions on the rim. I took this one on a white background, used magic wand to select most of the white to get a mask and then carefully painted out the bits where there had been a shadow. It sold for 36c today on Shutterstock which works out that I earned about 60c per hour for this one shot...



Steve

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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 15:27 »
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Dropbox is a handy place to store images, kind of like an external hard drive. You can set up images in a way that gies them a public link so they can be displayed on message boards and in emails.

Wikipedia says - Dropbox is a Web-based file hosting service that uses cloud computing to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization.

An account at Dropbox allows you to display images easily and sync your files online and across your computers automatically. You can do a lot of other cool things there and it is easy to set up. Here is a link, (note: with my referral number in it) for signing up for a free account. http://db.tt/2qWukVB Make sure and take the tour on the site of the features.

tab62

« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2011, 15:32 »
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awesome 1964 (90% silver) dime! Great shot!


I have dropbox account- I thought for anyone to view my pic that they also have to have a drop bob account?

red

« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2011, 15:38 »
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Nope. Just put the image in your Public folder, click and hold on the name (at least on a Mac) and you will get a menu with a public link designation. Paste that link where you want it and it will be accessible by the public and show in forum posts. Try it.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2011, 15:48 by cuppacoffee »

tab62

« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2011, 16:08 »
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Super I will try this tonight!

Thanks.


Tom


 

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