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Andrew Blaszczyk (2)
12-01-2005, 05:28 PM
I do realize there is a thread about this already but I was afraid no one would read it and I wouldn't get any help. The other thread was about the effects of digital zoom which was not the factor for my three rejections. I was wondering what I can do to change/fix this problem in the future? Thanks for any help.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=190487
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=190468
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=190519

VirginiaSouthern
12-01-2005, 06:04 PM
Did you do any post photo processing with say photoshop or the like? If so, might want to try saving it as a higher quality. High quality = bigger file = less compression.

Andrew Blaszczyk (2)
12-01-2005, 07:47 PM
I fixed all three up in photoshop i.e brightness/contrast/hue/saturation and I did save two of them at the highest quality.

VirginiaSouthern
12-02-2005, 12:29 AM
Hmmm...I'm stumped then.

ericb
12-02-2005, 11:58 PM
More info would be very helpful. It's hard to tell you what was done wrong when we don't know what you started with.
- Film or Digital? If digital; jpeg, tiff, or RAW format?
- Camera/Scanner Make and Model?
- What File size and pixel dimensions did you start with. Example: 7Mb 3024 X 2048.

ericb
12-13-2005, 01:10 AM
I guess the problem solved itself...

Andrew Blaszczyk (2)
12-13-2005, 02:59 AM
It was another way of saying oversharpened. Thanks for the help even though I never answered the question. My appologies. I lowered the Unsharp Mask from 80+ to 40's and the rejections stopped being "Too Much Compression" but became "Bad Cropping". :-P

ericb
12-16-2005, 04:16 PM
I've never submitted a photo to this site but I can see why you guys are having so much trouble with these rejection notices. It's so bad that there is a RP.net rejection help table (http://www.railpictures.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2427) to help decipher these cryptic messages.

I never heard of a "poor cropping" rejection message until I started reading these forums at railpictures.net. If the photo is composed properly in the first place, it shouldn't have to be cropped. In order to get a photo to fit the height and width requirements here, I would resize the width to either 1024px or 800px and let the height scale to whatever number of pixels is required to keep the same aspect ratio.

As far as "too much compression" goes... In a sane world it should mean that you applied too much JPEG compression to the digital image. I'm totally confused as to what it means here at RP.net :confused: ;)