What I have learned

The most important thing I have learned from submitting images for the past few years is probably the most simple tip I can pass on to anyone. I never upload an image the same day that I create it. Whether it is a photograph or an illustration, I always wait until the next day and take another look at it with "Fresh eyes" You will be surprised at the tiny details you miss after working on an image for any length of time. So, wait, zoom to 100%, inspect, then upload. Like many of you, I have had an image rejected and discovered that the reviewer was exactly right, there was a bit of purple fringing or a pixelated line somewhere. In the long run, it really is a time saver. Get it right the first time and you won't need to resubmit the image after that "Duh" moment when you realize, "I should have seen that!"

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March 01, 2011

Joezachs

Unfortunately I am not good at post production treatment. So once rejected, it goes straight to the dustbin.
Sigh.... wish I had some one who could fix that purple fringing, pixelated line, chromatic abberations....etc. . . . . for me.

September 20, 2010

Littlemacproductions

You are so right! Now I wish I had your control.. I so often upload then upload then delete then upload.... argh! A viscious cycle!

September 12, 2010

Themalni

That's right, I agree that a fresh eye can show you something you missed. I have experiences it myself. Thanks for sharing your thougths!

August 23, 2010

Irisangel

@yanzappa... That is a great proverb.

August 23, 2010

Damiansynnott

Great tip.

August 23, 2010

Yanzappa

Very right. A Bulgarian proverb says - "Measure thrice, cut once"

August 22, 2010

Marilynv

So true, you're definitely right! I know this from personal experience!! Nice article.

August 22, 2010

Eclecticelegance

Very true!

August 18, 2010

Heathse

You're so right!

August 18, 2010

Scottysally2

I've been learning this as I'm going along. Don't know how many I have chucked in the recycle bin lately! Good advice. :)

August 18, 2010

Antoinettew

This is how it works for me too.

August 18, 2010

Stiven

I agree. It is also very useful if you spend some extra time in key-wording.

August 17, 2010

Georgeskyrillos

"Useful" clicked!

August 17, 2010

Ncn18

..you`re soooo damn right...the same what I do....its much better than to zoom the image on 100% for 10 times to check it...on the next day you`ll see this with "other eyes"...and often I throw out an image what I liked a day before:-)...thats life...maybe the image what I throw away had could be an "editors choice"...:-)

August 17, 2010

Sassolinoviola

Good advice! Absolutely right!!!
Thank you!

August 17, 2010

Maigi

Good advice! Thanks!

August 17, 2010

Elianehaykal

Common sense and useful advice :)

August 17, 2010

Alionaz

I do the same and my acceptance ratio is upper

August 17, 2010

Ninuscha

Thanks for sharing!

August 17, 2010

Littledesire

You're absolutely right!

August 17, 2010

Mariaam

A very good advice!

August 17, 2010

Georgeskyrillos

So very true!

August 17, 2010

Meryll

Simple but true... A good advice.

August 16, 2010

Egomezta

I agree with you, I do the same....

August 16, 2010

Mani33

Yep I also do that! Thanks for reminding! ;)

August 16, 2010

smartview27

My math teacher used to give this advice. Thanks.

August 16, 2010

Rigsby8131

Good advice. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes
Chris

August 16, 2010

Rosedarc

You're right, it' not easy to be patient sometimes, but it is often wiser.

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