Old 04-11-2006, 12:00 AM   #1
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I need a little advice if this photo can be salvagable. It was rejected for bad cropping and poor image quality.
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Old 04-11-2006, 12:08 AM   #2
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Alot of dead empty space to the right leads the eye away from the locomotive and focuses in on the signal and cement factory. Overall the photo is good, I see what you are trying to convey and what you are trying to show the screeners and viewers out there.
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I was trying to make this photo a little different than just cropping it to make it a standard wedgie shot. This is why I left the cement factory in the frame. Thanks for your reply.
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Old 04-11-2006, 02:25 AM   #4
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I appealed the shot, and the admin. told me that the image quality would have to improve. Is there any way to improve image quality using a photo editing program? Thanks,
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Old 04-11-2006, 10:21 AM   #5
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The problem is, with just the loco in the picture, it is a roster shot. You have really nice lighting for the roster shot, but roster shots are not wedgies, you don't see enough of the side of the loco. You would have needed to shoot more from the side of the loco. If you did on another image, submit that instead. If not, remember to shoot multiple angles when you have a still subject next time.
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The quality of the photo appears to have degraded, as if you over worked it in your editing software.

I had to go back to see the cement plant. The plant is too far away to get any sense of it. I would say, even the signal is pretty far back to make any difference in this photo.
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sam i think that the poor image quality canot be fixed by any program. as i before get apic rejected for poor image quality then i sharpened it and it was rejected again for poor image quality and the screener told me that sharpening the image canot delete the poor quality.im agree with ddavies as you should catch the pic more from the side of the loco as its considered aroster shot.
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Well, actually I did catch the engine from the side for a roster shot, but it got rejected on screening and on appeal. First it was rejected for too dark, http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=233723 then when I lighen it, poor image quality. http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=233815
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Quote:
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Well, actually I did catch the engine from the side for a roster shot, but it got rejected on screening and on appeal. First it was rejected for too dark, http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=233723 then when I lighen it, poor image quality. http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=233815
Well, the second shot was also rejected for too much compression, which is really evident in this shot. It almost looks like you tried to crop down a scan of a print.


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If the original image from the camera is poor, nothing you can do will fix it.

When I transfer my pics from camera to computer, I save those originals as the digital negative, so to speak. Then, when I edit, I save the pic as a .tiff file, edit from that, keep it stashed for future use-then, when I'm done editing completely, save back as a jpeg at the highest quality (!!) and then upload it.

Editing from a .tiff doesn't degrade over repeated saves.

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If the original image from the camera is poor, nothing you can do will fix it.

When I transfer my pics from camera to computer, I save those originals as the digital negative, so to speak. Then, when I edit, I save the pic as a .tiff file, edit from that, keep it stashed for future use-then, when I'm done editing completely, save back as a jpeg at the highest quality (!!) and then upload it.

Editing from a .tiff doesn't degrade over repeated saves.

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Wow! Thanks Rich! I now see where the quality meter is and this whole time I have been saving at 90 quality! Thanks everyone for your help!
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