Just my two cents in the whole similarity discussion: not a proposal, just a reflection about it and some possible practical ways out of it. It's just that lately I noticed 2 batches of similar images can be very different regarding their similarity ;-)The hardest thing won’t be applying this to future submissions, but to get rid of the ‘historic’ similar uploads…Here we go ;-)1.Are there duplicates in this batch of “similar images”?YES → limit number of duplicates to... continue reading
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Very often, good images are refused based on similarity issues. Contributors submit technically perfect(and usually sellable) images and get frustrated when they are refused.Imagine a boy laughing photographed. One image should be enough, not ten of them. No matter if the photographer moved 2 meters to the left, the concept is still the same.Similar images in Dreamstime's acceptance represent the content that fits a single concept, has small variations in composition OR model expression.... continue reading
As we all know, the ever-growing database reached a point where each serious contributor must analyse his/her portfolio and see what sells and what doesn't. We wanted to get Big and we got Big together, offering a vast variety of quality imagery. Let's finetune now and be more selective as to get the best download per image ratio, as well as the best time per download.There are a lot of benefits from being selective, I'll just name a few:-It is better to have a level 5 image... continue reading
Continuing my blog series of Rhetoric, let us analise the second form of relation between the visual elements of an image, the Similarity.SIMILARITYSimilarity is about using similar visual elements yet not identicalin the image.Those visual elemenst can be added, suppressed, substituted or exchanged.Similarity can happen in two ways, form and content.SIMILARITY ADDITION FORM - RHYMEThe Addition of Similarity in its form is called Rhyme and is the repetition of elements with... continue reading
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