Old 04-27-2013, 01:16 PM   #1
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I don't like the "Bad Color: Not enough color depth or too much color saturation" rejection reason. It gives no clue as to whether the screener wants more color depth, or less saturation.

In regards to this recent rejection:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...46&key=6906990

The locomotive is well saturated, and sunlit; the scenery is not particularly colorful but that's kind of what snow-covered ground looks like. It was, in fact, the contrast in colorfulness between the background and locomotive that I thought made the photo interesting.

What should I change?
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:17 PM   #2
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Looks like the saturation contrast is too much; the train looks odd. I'd say reduce saturation. Even the rust looks saturated!

Yes, it is annoying that there rejection doesn't say which way to change it.
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The image seems to me to have a reddish cast to it, especially in the background.

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I don't like the "Bad Color: Not enough color depth or too much color saturation" rejection reason. It gives no clue as to whether the screener wants more color depth, or less saturation.

In regards to this recent rejection:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...46&key=6906990
If you want to be technical about it, they actually give you two clues about what they want. Yes, it's an either/or and that can be annoying, but in most cases, it should be fairly easy to decide which way to go. In your case, it's too much red as previously said. When you fix it and view them side by side, chances are you'll say, "Oh, OK. Now I see it."
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:09 PM   #5
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Color is too red.

Make the snow white and it should be right.
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:52 PM   #6
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Sometimes that "saturation" slider in PS is an evil, not a blessing. If you look at that photo for 30 seconds, close your eyes, and still see a big red square.........might be a bit too much. Agree on the strong overall red cast.


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Thanks for the feedback.

So far:Thanks for your help.
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