Crop Factor, can ruin sales.
Hi, I would like to share something with DT which I guess will be very useful for everyone on DT, I don't know if this subject is already covered, if yes, sorry for my ignorance, but anyways I'm continuing to write this at least newbies might get benefited.
Well recently I was doing a freelance project for two of client and we are searching images in DT, my client liked so many images here on DT, but was it his bad luck or the contributors bad luck, the client and his creative manager rejected 80 images out of 100 selected in the light box. The reason the image is excellent, but BAD CROPPING, even I dint notice it while creating the light box. The client wanted around 40 portrait image and he settled down for just 5 out of the selected 20. Its huge loss for the DT Community. So i suggest contributors to take special care while cropping the image, leave the freedom to the designer to crop out the image as per his requirement. I know we crop the images so it look good and perfect, but what is good for us is not good for buyers, so please take spacial care and leave enough room around the subject. Do always think what the buyer is looking for. And remember the bottom line, WHAT IS GOOD FOR US MAY NOT BE GOOD FOR BUYERS AND DESIGNER, after all we are here in DT to sell images not showcase our creativity.
Hope this helps
Well here are two image my client was eager to buy, and finally had to reject for poor cropping.