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« on: September 29, 2010, 09:21 »
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hi i have few images had been rejected by shutterstock for reason:
Poor Lighting--Poor or uneven lighting, or shadows. White balance may be incorrect.


I can see the vignetting of images, i am not sure is it considered uneven lighting? it may not be isolated on pure white, but i do see it give a buyer choice to use it as natural background? or is it white balance is incorrect?

anyway to check white balance? how to tell it is correct? in the histogram it move to right side due to white background.

thank you.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2010, 10:49 by mtkang »


eggshell

« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2010, 09:41 »
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It's neither the subject or the white balance , the rejection is because of the uneven background lighting .
To be safe on this kind of images make sure all the background is pure 255 white . I usually begin retouching by applying drastic levels changes - that way you can easily detect slightly under/over exposed zones and otherwise invisible dust or texture . In your case the vignetting is considered as an underexposed background .

« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2010, 09:47 »
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i can make it whiter but i find it easier for a buyer if they want real isolated and yet they may need a natural background.

sc

« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2010, 09:59 »
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i can make it whiter but i find it easier for a buyer if they want real isolated and yet they may need a natural background.

I think you are still missing the point - it's too close to looking like you wanted to isolate it but failed. Either it needs to be all pure white
or all close to a light gray. Right now it doesn't look like a natural background.

« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2010, 10:10 »
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hi sc, do you mean a light gray background like that? this is version 1 but also got rejected by same reason.


just try to understand what a buyer really needs..


i can make it whiter but i find it easier for a buyer if they want real isolated and yet they may need a natural background.

I think you are still missing the point - it's too close to looking like you wanted to isolate it but failed. Either it needs to be all pure white
or all close to a light gray. Right now it doesn't look like a natural background.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2010, 10:49 by mtkang »

sc

« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2010, 10:18 »
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just try to understand what a buyer really needs..


That's what we are all trying to understand.
But if its isolated they can put it on any background they choose.


 

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