Old 06-30-2008, 09:52 PM   #1
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I just started shooting digital pictures, and use a D70 Nikon camera. I use Picasa as my software to upload pix from my camera. Since I started sending pictures to railpictures.net, I have been getting rejections. People have liked my pictures, especially of trains, but I know I can do better after what I have been dealing with. Any constructive pointers are welcome. Here are two examples of my shots that were rejected. Some more will come soon.
One of them; I didn't understand what they said about the pixal requirements; whick I said 800 and 600. Thank you.

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Old 06-30-2008, 10:39 PM   #2
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Welcome to RP.net. Filesize with a D70 should be fine? Its probably your editing in Picasa thats scaling down your images too small or compressing your jpgs which can cause image quality rejections.

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Old 06-30-2008, 10:49 PM   #3
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He said he was using a Nikon D70 lol
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:05 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum jlev. Can you post links to the rejections so we're able to see what they were rejected for?
From the attachments, the photos appear grossly oversharpened. You would be a lot better off using either the software supplied with the camera or a free program like Irfanview to process your photos.
http://www.irfanview.com

The D-70 is a very capable camera and you should get some good results with it.
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:43 PM   #5
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For the MN Comet V shot, here is what the railpictures.net photoscreeners said:Reason(s) for Rejection:
- Bad Cropping (Edges): There are visible scan edges, slide frames, etc. in the uploaded image.
- Too Much Noise/Grain: Noise is the digital equivalent of grain.
- Size (Small): Photo does not meet the minimum pixel size requirements.
- Poor Image Quality

For the NJT PL42AC, the screens said: - Bad Cropping (Edges): There are visible scan edges, slide frames, etc. in the uploaded image.
- Size (Small): Photo does not meet the minimum pixel size requirements.

I think Picasa is a good program, and as of now, I'm going to stay with it. I am actually fiddling around with the sharpen mechanisms.

I actually upload my pictures using Picasa? Could I still use Irfan as well as Picasa. I would use Irfanview ONLY to process my photos.

Yes, the D70 is a great camera, and I have had good results; even the ones that haven't been published. I have gone into My Pictures, clicked on the photo(s) that I wanted to send, go to attributes, and put the width at 800, and height at 600.
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:05 AM   #6
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Why are you reducing the size of your images so much?
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:57 AM   #7
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He said he was using a Nikon D70 lol
Is this an annoying "my equipment is better than your equipment" post, or am I taking it the wrong way?
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Is this an annoying "my equipment is better than your equipment" post, or am I taking it the wrong way?
You're taking it the wrong way. First poster said he was using that kind of camera. Second poster asked him what kind of camera he was using. Third poster said, he said he's using this type of camera."
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You're taking it the wrong way. First poster said he was using that kind of camera. Second poster asked him what kind of camera he was using. Third poster said, he said he's using this type of camera."
My mistake. Sorry! I guess it's time to check those reading comprehension skills.
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Is this an annoying "my equipment is better than your equipment" post, or am I taking it the wrong way?
Next thing I know someone will be knocking my Kodak 110 Instamatic. Man those lil cubie bulbs are gettin hard to find
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Next thing I know someone will be knocking my Kodak 110 Instamatic. Man those lil cubie bulbs are gettin hard to find
A pre FlipFlash 110... wow...
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