I thought I could get away with it. They looked ok in the preview. I submitted them without post-processing. Now I have over 100 images rejected for things that would have been fixed in post-processing: noise, color, composition, etc. So..
View files at 100%. Always. Don't try to speed through it. If you think it needs cropping, it does. Take the minute to do it. If the contrast looks okay but not perfect, go ahead and adjust it.
I can relate to this issue because that happened to me when I first joined had several pictures denied for the same reason and now I am very critical with all my pictures and always look at 100%. I also do not shoot pictures I know for a fact will not be good enough for me to upload onto Dreamstime such as shooting through glass at the zoo.
I feel your pain. I had a few not too long ago that I should have checked more carefully before submitting - got 10 that had dust problems and could have been easily prevented from getting rejected had I just preview more carefully. Let it be a learning experience. :) Your porfolio is great btw.
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