We are always looking for great content – from images, vectors, audio clips and even footage! If you love taking photos or designing quirky icons, why not upload them on the 123RF library (registration is free!) and possibly get monetary benefits?
The moment you all have been waiting for: Part 2 of our “Getting Your Photos Accepted On 123RF” series! We will be focusing on the quality of the content that comes our way and what gets approved or not. So if you ever get frustrated of having your photos rejected once again, this will give you some tips to comply with before you click that “submit” button!
*For those who are new to this, welcome to the contributors circle! Here’s part 1 of this series to check out too:
PART 2 : QUALITY
To serve our buyers better, we always make sure our contents are good in quality.
Orientation is one of the most common rejection reasons. Do you check your images before and after each upload? Make sure you rotate them to the correct orientation.
- Typographical Error
The second most common mistake is typo. Images with typo error has no commercial value even if the illustration is done perfectly. Double check the spelling if your content contains texts.
- Smooth Edges
When isolating a subject on white background or trying to swap the existing background with another, the edges of the cut-out needs to be clean and smooth. Images that are poorly cropped-out are not acceptable.
- Clean Editing
Touch up away brands or logos? Makes sure the edits are clean.
- Excessive Noise
Your awesome shots got rejected? Have you viewed your images at 100% or full size? Noise and grains may be present in your picture, especially the dark areas. We do not accept images with too much of noise.
- Keep It Sharp!
Having shaky hands when panning or trying to take movement shots? You will need to view your images at full size for this too. The subject of your image must be sharp and focused.
- Color Matters
Did you know different color exudes different mood and temperature? Red makes us feel hot and danger, while blue gives you a feeling of cool and calm.
Same goes to vivid colours; as you can see images on top looks fresher and more attractive. Therefore, we encourage more vibrant coloured images.
- Proper Lighting
Under or overexposed images are not acceptable. Be sure to use the right lighting to capture a good exposure.
Here are some samples of different exposures:
Good exposure Underexposure Overexposure
Good exposure – maximum detail can be seen in both bright and dark areas.
Underexposure – poor lighting, dull and can’t see the details or subject clearly
Overexposure – too much lighting and loss of highlight details
- Cropping / Framing
Be patient and spend some time till you find the best angle of your subject. You may also try to give it some space & depth and lead the eye of the viewer to the focus point.
- Background & Foreground
Do not let distracting and unsightly objects ruin your image composition. Keep them away for picture perfect!
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