You do not need to share images when someone shares yours. He shared yours purely to point out an issue :-)
If you sell an image we will refuse to print if the image shows.......
Blurriness not in keeping with the image (ie not meant to be there)
normal font signature (Arial, Times New Roman etc)
signature cropped half off the image
noticeable camera flash
We do not do quality control until you sell so, it is your responsibility to quality control your images carefully before uploading. You do this by zooming in a photo editor to 100% and then carefully going over the image, checking for the above defects
We require Adobe RGB or sRGB and do not accept CMYK or ProPhoto
but congrats on finding the paste up box, i'd say 30-40% of new members can't find that box or don't know how to do it without instruction.
i posted the image so you can see one of them, the site has a strict printing policy because of the 30 day money back. i try to warn new people if there will be printing problems, because if you have a 1000 things and none can print, it can be "discouraging". better to fix it early. in your case, because its generated, the only way to fix it, is to start again large. start at around 6200px so you can print the largest sizes then make the abstract. the edges should be smooth and not jagged, the lines should be straight and not blurry. up close it should look clear and not mutilated. i'm guessing you did this on a phone, the original was probably about 800px, and you enlarged it about 600 times or so. then save it at the highest jpg you can manage - a level 11 or 12. there is a lot of compression issues on yours, the colors are faded, and i see blocks.
The same message to you. One side is dark while the other is normal. The image is not clear in a lot of places and is in others
Here are some tips for you that we give people photographing their work. However, even if you scan, some will help
First off, all artwork should be photographed following these simple steps:
1. Use at least a 10-12 MP camera, with a manual focus lens not an auto focus. The higher the MP the camera, the larger the file we have to print from. If you want to offer large prints, you need to use a high MP camera.
2. Mount the camera to a tripod. If you don't have a tripod, use a stack of books, a table, anything. You just have to have the camera sitting on something, not hand held.
3. Shoot outdoors in natural light. Make sure you white balance your camera too, or the colours won't be right.
4. Export at the highest possible file size while staying under our less than 25 MB limit.
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it seems your link to that image was removed, but in general you should never post your full size image any where anyone can download it. but no its not, there is a crop mark on the bottom. its still fuzzy and i see a crumb or dirt or something on the far right side.
that's totally blurry. it was enlarged by a lot. you have to start large. nothing is in focus and its blocky blurry in spots. you can really see the damage starting near that green area by the branch. i'd say you enlarged it 4 times.
you want a better description. i can see its a tree on white, describe the tree, give us a story about the tree.
you need more tags, what kind of tree is it? is it the autumn, how many are there? etc. these are the words people will type to find you.
but you need a better version of that before you can begin.
This one is a photograph that I took years ago. The camera is 12 megapixels canon Powershot. I set the camera on the highest resolution 4000 x 3000 The only thing I did to the photo was fixing the lighting and contract with a editing software.
Ngan, sadly I don't think that one would sell either. Maybe the other settings on your camera are off? None of it seems in focus/sharp....don't give up tho! On your computer look it at 100% size to see if it is clear. We can see the blurriness with the "hi res" box on here, and so could the customers. Keep trying and you'll get it "just right".
when you take a picture, don't jab the button, squeeze it while your arms are braced. pay attention to the shutter speed as well. this looks like you may have been breathing heavy or hit the button too fast. always look at it close on your camera. and then before uploading here, the image up close should look clear and sharp.
here are one of my photos:
click the green box anywhere, and it should look sharp and in focus. i don't expect a smaller camera to pick up the thread count, but it should be clear enough to see what we are looking at.
compare that to your own stuff, things shot outside, usually are bright enough that shake doesn't happen - unless its very dark.
That's the only camera I have. I tried playing around with the settings for hours but still all the pictures turn out blurry. Maybe I have a defective camera I don't know. But for now, I'm just gonna do my art on the computer. I'm just going to use a software to create digital art. Here is my digital art and I hope it pass the quality inspection.
the settings won't help the blur i saw, you'll need a tripod if you can't hold it steady. the shutter would be best at 1/100th or better, if you can't hold still. the overall clarity can't be helped, but it could print if it didn't look like you had the hiccups when you shot it.
clean the lens. know that inside shots are hard to hold. when ever you can use a tripod. you won't get the same clarity as you would a new camera let alone a full frame camera.
the one you have above - that looks fine, it will print without problem, just don't enlarge it from there.
do you have a camera in your phone? maybe it has a better set up? they are usually stabilized.
think of how you find something in a search, what would you type in to find it.
lets say it was a pair of socks, in your mind you know you want short, pink socks with teddy bears on it. you wouldn't go to a search and type in socks, because it would show you any number of socks. you would look for exactly what you were looking for. all the people who remembered to put in those words would come up.
but maybe you are exact, and you want socks that are coral colored, or you want white teddy bears to match your toy named pookey bear, then you would look for coral colored socks with green stripes and white teddy bears. and there might not be any, because people didn't think to be that exact. however if one company remembered, then they may have the sale. that's why its important to list as many relevant words.
its not just a tree, its a trident maple. its not just a girl, its a teenage,teen,chinese. its not just a bird its a this type of bird, and color and action and etc.