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Help – I Got an Image Rejected!

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All images at YAY goes through a quality control. Normally this is done within 24 hours, but not during weekends.

Sometimes your image(s) will fail the approval process and get rejected. When images are rejected you’ll get one or more reasons for why we couldn’t accept your image into our database.

It is important not to take the rejections personally. It might feel harsh to find several images rejected, and rejected sometimes for reasons you don’t understand. Our reviewers looks at thousands of images each day, so mistakes will happen. If you feel wrongly rejected, please e-mail us and we’ll look into it.

You can view the list of most common rejections and explanations here.

You should try to look at rejections as possibilities for learning and improving. Creating great stock photos is a challenging process. By taking time to understand your rejection, and then working on improving your technique you’ll be one step closer to create better stock photo! Often you’ll find tips and inspiration in different stock forum, discussion groups, and on photo/photoshop tutorial sites. If you have tips for great sites, share it with the rest of us in the comment-field!

At YAY we have full-time, permanent reviewers solely working us. This might cost a bit more than freelance reviewers, but we find it easier and more reliable in terms of consistency, quality and possibilities for improvement.

So, if you have any questions or feedback about the review process, please e-mail us and help us improve our process!

Linda :)

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Forum Closed

buy-stock-photo-virus-yaymicroWe decided to close the forum after several severe spam attacks (from web robots). We’ve not decided if we’ll try to improve the forum technology, or if we’ll aim for other ways of communication – such as blog comments, twitter, e-mail, and maybe open a chat room for more casual interaction.  Do you have any suggestions or preferences?

And a Thank You to the users who notified us of the spam attacks!

Cheers, Linda

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TGIF!

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Awwh!

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Largest Photograph in the World

glass eyeA team of photographers from the company 360systems Ltd from Hungary has recently published the largest photograph ever taken. The panoramic view of Budapest has a resolution of 71 gigapixels! The resolution of the image is 590508 x 120750 and it takes up a whopping 350 GB.

Photographing gigapixel images has become quite popular recently, with new world records set at high intervals. Large companies like Google, Microsoft and Sony have all sponsored teams who are doing gigapixel photography. Google has even worked with NASA in developing a motorized head which can easily be set up to photograph extremely large images.

The technique used for this kind of photography is basically to take a whole lot of images (often several thousand) and use a large computer to stitch the images together. The 71-gigapixel image was stitched together on a Dell Workstation over several days. The team took a total of over 20 000 images over several days to compile the image in the quality they wanted.

The amount of progress in the field of gigapixel photography, has also been noticed by scientists – which are now looking for ways to use the technology in different fields. Among other uses they are looking into the possibility of doing macro gigapixel photography.

Check out the following impressive images:
Budapest 71 Gigapixel
Corcovado 67 Gigapixels
Paris 26 Gigapixels
Prague 18 Gigapixels

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Now You Can Buy Stock Photos in Spanish and Dutch!

Already available in English and Chinese, this week we released two new languages, Spanish and Dutch. According to Wikipedia this makes our stock photo site available to near two billion people!

“Manage globally, sell locally” is a well-known and popular business  philosophy adapted by the us at YAY. A crucial localization goal for a stock photo agency as YayMicro has been to reach people in their native tongue. Research and experience suggest that people prefer to use a stock photo site in their own language.

We are proud to have the top three languages: Chinese, Spanish and English at our stock photo agency. In addition we have smaller languages as Dutch and Norwegian. YayMicro.com will release several more languages the next year, continuing our global expansion, but keeping the stock photo buying experience localized for the end-user.

Cheers from us at YayMicro!

New Options for Buying Stock Photos - Now You Can Buy Stock Photos from Image Agency YayMicro.com in Spanish and Dutch

New Options for Buying Stock Photos - Now You Can Buy Stock Photos from Image Agency YayMicro.com in Spanish and Dutch

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