Faiz Dib Posted November 8, 2022 Share Posted November 8, 2022 Hello, I just registered on Alamy and I submitted to their quality control these 3 photos (links below) which were all rejected for « soft or lacking definition". I know that the "entrance exam" at Alamy isn't so easy and I may be fooling myself but I control my photos displayed at 100% in Photoshop and frankly I don't see how to enhance the sharpness of these photos without over sharpening them, or I urgently need to change my glasses! Once again I may be fooling myself but maybe there's a more technical reason why my photos were rejected for « soft or lacking definition", let me explain! I'm on a Mac with a 27' Retina 5K screen. When I open a photo in Photoshop, its display at 100% matches the resolution of my screen. To be sure I made a test with a photo of the same resolution as my screen, which is 5120x2880 px, displayed at 100% it occupies the whole screen. On the other hand, in a basic image viewer such as Preview or in a web browser, the 100% display in these softwares corresponds almost to the 200% display of Photoshop, and consequently the photo is blurred. I conclude that Photoshop supports 5k but not necessarily all softwares and depending of the screen resolution and the software used, the display of a photo at 100% will not be the same. Following this reasoning, if this is the case for Alamy's reviewers, a photo that for me is 100% sharp in Photoshop will not be so for them, because "their" 100% will perhaps correspond to 200% of my screen. I hope I'm making myself clear! I am not a specialist and maybe my reasoning is wrong. Please give me your opinion on this question! I’m French and I did my best to express myself in English, please be indulgent! Sorry but the "Insert image from URL" button did not work for me, below are the links to my photos: https://ibb.co/2gfc9Lqhttps://ibb.co/0cHvByT https://ibb.co/hD491t8 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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