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    This was rejected because Too much/Too little contrast.Can anyone give me some help on this one. LAX I saw your post with the histogram and this one is right in the middle and neither side is touching the side panels. Help.

    http://www.jetphotos.net/viewreject_b.php?id=1736825


    This one was accepted, why one and not the other?

    http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.p...6143567&nseq=0

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    Scott the AA is a borderline case that could stand some more contrast. The Singy is just lacking in contrast it is as simple as that.

    It only takes a couple of seconds to fix the problem.

    Good luck .. Jid

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    Jid, thanks for the reply. Is that all you did was bump up the contrast? Or were there other adjustments you made? Thanks for the help.


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    just bumped up the contrast by the looks of it. I generally bring up the brightness contrast bars in CS, and then add +2 or +4 to my images.

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    Yes it was contrast only Scott but I used a slight 'S' curve not the contrast control.

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    Thanks Brenden, it already was at a 10 when it got rejected. I'll bump it a little more. Jib, thanks, what portion of the curves line did you grab to bring up the contrast? And for future reference, what is a good amount of contrast to add. I know every picture is different, but what is general rule to go by? I had it up further before I submitted it but dropped it down a little because the sky looked to artificially blue. Thanks guys for the help.


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    Scott
    The rejected photo is for sure overprocessed........did you use shadow/highlight.
    It can clearly be seen around the tail and wing area, and I suspect in doing so you have also washed some detail from the aircraft.
    If you try a re edit have a look at decreasing the saturation.....it may help.
    We only have your edited photo to work with but all I did on this was contrast using curves, and then decreased the saturation.

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