Summary: This article outlines the requirements for photos of isolated objects.
Please refer to the following guidelines when submitting photos of isolated objects.
- High-quality photos of isolated objects are acceptable.
- Photos of isolated objects must be properly and cleanly isolated.
- Isolated objects in the photo must not have overly soft or rough edges.
- Isolated objects in the photo must not have edges that don’t match the subject/background or fit with the overall image depth of field.
- Photos must not contain any erasing artifacts, leftover background areas / spots, or background coloration as a result of the isolation.
- Do not submit isolated objects of images with a short depth of field, that result in a softer object with mismatched sharp edges.
- Subtle and naturally occurring shadows are acceptable (e.g for objects photographed on a white background).
- Acceptable methods of isolating objects include:
- High-quality background removal/erasing (e.g. clipping path)
- Objects photographed on white background and isolated by lighting
- High quality keyed photos (e.g. originally shot on greenscreen)
- Images with multiple isolated elements should be separated and submitted individually as full resolution photos.
- An exception may be made if the image is intended as a composite / collage, where all the elements are related and work well together to create a single cohesive image and concept. If so, the image must also follow the additional requirements for photo composites.