Experiences with chromatic aberrations of compact cameras
Hello dear dreamstime members,
one reason of refusals are chromatic aberrations in the photographies. You all know this subject CA. I am using a compact camera - of course I am saving money for better one non-compact camera, but this needs lots of time - and I had the luck that some few of my images where accepted. I have taken a little bit naivly photographies of different subjects and I had CAs. At first I didn't know what does this mean and then I have informed myself on the internet. After I have found some images with this CA I have taken again a look on my images on 100 percent. Then I saw the colored CAs of the images. After I have made another different searches on the net about this compact camera phenomen and after I had discussed with a camera dealer, I have known that every compact camera has the problem with CAs. Of course - including me - some people are not able to buy an exepensive camera (beginning with ca. 500 eur or 700 dollars). So they have to fight with CAs. I have photoshop elements 8 and there is a good forum of adobe. I had the luck that one of the admins has answered my question about CAs. They have told me, that I have to change the saturation of this part of the image - first you have to select the colored CA -. And it worked! It was a great feeling, when I saw that the CA was away. I had the feeling that I cannot upload images, because they are having CAs but now I get the power to photograph in spring different items and I will try to get them accepted from Dreamstime. Saturation was the magic word and I am really glad, that there are such a lot of helpful people in message boards and forums. Of course sometimes I am fighting with the English language and I am using google translator sometimes to translate images or I am writing with mistakes. But at the end I get the answer and it doesn't matter that I am from Germany on this stage. For the other German people Saturation = Sättigung. Now I am still saving money for a better cam, I hope it will be come soon. But this is a good alternative until I will get the new one.
Have a nice day!
Photo credits: Martina Ledermann.