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Title: Size of image of Fine Art America
Post by: Dragomir Nikolov on June 30, 2013, 21:31
I have noticed that Shutterstock sells our images also in double size of original image, which is called "Super". If your original image is 2700x2028, super size is - 5400x4056.

I would like to ask do you upload images in double size in Fine Art America? Probably quality of resized twice images is good than even Shutterstock offer them?
Title: Size of image of Fine Art America
Post by: jcpjr on June 30, 2013, 22:48
I'm not so concerned with size manipulation as I am with the MR's and the PR's on FAA. I've seen many images there that require releases on most other MS sites. Is it because they are Art? I've seen several Disney images sold that would require a release elsewhere. Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Size of image of Fine Art America
Post by: ShadySue on July 01, 2013, 03:11
I'm not so concerned with size manipulation as I am with the MR's and the PR's on FAA. I've seen many images there that require releases on most other MS sites. Is it because they are Art? I've seen several Disney images sold that would require a release elsewhere. Any thoughts?


I asked the same question and got this information:
http://www.microstockgroup.com/product-resale-forum/faa-the-largest-art-site-in-the-world/msg289049/#msg289049 (http://www.microstockgroup.com/product-resale-forum/faa-the-largest-art-site-in-the-world/msg289049/#msg289049)
I'm even more curious about the images which comprise historic photos of celebs, e.g. the Rat Pack or vintage sports stars, well or badly composited into montages and the seller looks about 30 in their author photo. Or indeed digital or analogue artworks clearly based on a classic photo of a celeb. Maybe they are all descendents of the original photographer.
Title: Re: Size of image of Fine Art America
Post by: Ron on July 01, 2013, 04:09
Off topic in the first comment. Thats quick, even for MSG.  ;)

I have the same question too, basically, how can SS blow up an image that big and still keep the quality in check.

As for FAA, I sometimes blow an image up to be able to sell at a higher price point, but only if the quality is still good. I never blow up more then 25%, which is stretching it already if you ask me.
Title: Re: Size of image of Fine Art America
Post by: KuriousKat on July 01, 2013, 04:28
FAA specifically ask you not to upsize images. See instructions on upload page for their image criteria.
Title: Re: Size of image of Fine Art America
Post by: Ron on July 01, 2013, 05:45
FAA specifically ask you not to upsize images. See instructions on upload page for their image criteria.
Yes, because it can degrade quality and because some people blow up a thumbnail to 10mp. If I blow up by 25% and do it in steps using Photoshop you hardly notice the quality difference. So its perfectly fine to interpolate if its done correctly.
Title: Size of image of Fine Art America
Post by: jcpjr on July 01, 2013, 08:29
Sorry for the hijack. Thanks for your reply Sue.