To start with, all images uploaded to Picfair must be photographic in the true sense of the word, and therefore we do not accept any of the following ( including photographs of them):
- CGI images
- Illustrations or drawings
Filters and edits:
Editing images is a major part of any photographer’s journey and we encourage photographers to enhance their images and upload them to the platform. However, we ask that the context of any edits remains true to the original photograph.
What we mean by this, is that we happily accept photographs with filters and edits applied which compliment the original photograph (such as contrast, colour and exposure enhancements made in software and apps like VSCO, Photoshop and Lightroom). However, we don’t accept images that have been edited significantly to the extent they no longer represent a likeness to the original photograph. We also don’t accept images with filters applied that transform the shot into what could be considered a graphic image, digital illustration, or render the scene to look like a drawing or painting.
We have this policy in place to help you make more sales – we understand that photography is subjective and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, from an image sales point of view, we know from experience that buyers prefer photographs that have minimal edits and look as close to the original image taken as possible.
Here are some examples of the types of filters and edits that we do not accept: