UPDATE: Dec 6 07 - We picked 2 people, then 1 more, then 1 more today, and may pick up to one more. We will contact you if interested. Thank you to everyone for your interest.
Visitors upload photos of new and antique coin-operated machines at K L O V .com.
The quality of these photos varies a lot. Almost always there are other items or a room in the background of the photo. Before we can put them online, they need to be cropped in Photoshop or equivalent. Please crop our photos. Don’t apply for this job if you are not familiar with image cropping/editing and can choose straight line tools in Photoshop when it is necessary and curved and other tools when necessary. If the photo is a straight on photo of a machine and it is at an angle, rotate a few degrees in one direct to straighten it out. Darken or lighten or ‘auto levels’ the image as needed.
This job is to crop 50 images. We actually have over 2000 of them to do right now and more available, so this job is largely a test. We have never outsourced image cropping through a site like this before. If we are happy with the first 50, there is probably more work to do. We may award this contract to more than one person, since there is a lot to do.
For bidding, please let me know a price, and if RAC allows you to attach anything to the bid, please return two or more of the 12 samples images showing your editing skills.
UPDATE NOV 20, 2007 2:02pm PST: WE HAD AN ERROR ON THIS LISTING. THE JOB TITLE SAID CROP '100' IMAGES, AND THE DESCRIPTION SAID '50'. SOME BIDDERS HAVE MENTIONED 50, SOME 100, AND SOME NO #. I WILL RECONFIRM PRICING ON EXISTING BIDS THAT WE HAVE INTEREST IN TO DETERMINE IF YOU WERE BIDDING ON 50 OR 100 IMAGES. THANK YOU.
UPDATE NOV 22, 2007 1:10PM PST: Some coders included .psd files with their samples they sent me, many did not. I think a photoshop .psd file in addition to the .jpg given back to us will be important, as .jpg doesn't allow for transparent (removed) backgrounds (only white) and the .psd would allow us much more flexibility in the future. I doubt this is a problem for most of you, but I'm mentioning it now. New bidders should confirm they can supply .psd files, and I'll send a message to some of the existing coders to make sure they are ok with it before I accept any bids. Thanks for your help and patience.
We will either give you a web address where you can check out photos or let you ftp them (we’ll figure that out). After you edit the photos, you will either visit our web page or ftp site again and check back in the photos.
Crop out the backgrounds off of the images. Often an image needs to be rotated a little bit before it is cropped (for example: in the attachment, ‘LEDStorm’ needs to be turned a little before it is cropped).
Often a photo does not show the complete machine. That is ok. Just crop out the junk and keep as much of the machine as possible. Sometimes a foreign object blocks some of the machine. If the blocking object only gets in the way a little bit, it can stay in the photo to keep the shape correct??"use your judgement??"whatever looks beter.
Sometimes a photo may only be 10k in size, sometimes 6 MB. It varies a lot.
Photos should be saved in the original resolution (which varies) as we want you to upload the highest quality photo possible. For jpg compression, use ‘very high’ even though it looks about the same as ‘high’ quality. The photos are usually in color, sometimes (for older machines) they are in black and white.
Minor color/brightness correction (ie: autolevels in photoshop or otherwise as needed).
1. Please do not bid on this project unless you have completed at least 5 projects on RAC and/or a similar leading site.
2. Do not add anything ‘hidden’ to any of the photos.
3. No visible/invisible display of name/copyright other than ours.
4. Anonymous project: Don’t list us as a client on your website. If work is being done for one of our clients or individual sites, don’t list them either.
5. If work is done for one of our portfolio sites or clients, do not contact them directly unless we ask you to.
6. If applicable, please let us know if you are able to give us a URL where we may test the application while it is being developed.
How to get a good rating:
We will try to be very clear with our requirements. Let us know if we left something out or if you don’t understand something. Please take initiative. Let us know how we can make the project better.
Mistakes or sloppy work cause us a lot of trouble..and we notice. Many people start out cropping with care and then get worse as they try to get faster and faster. If this is you, please don’t apply for this work.
Quality of work is the most important thing to us. It is more important than speed. We are very picky. If that means you have to bid a little higher for a successful project, please do so. If this project is below your experience, please pick someone else who is less demanding??"otherwise it will be an unpleasant experience for both of us. If you like to finish 95% of a project and then don’t finish it because you get bored??"please do not bid.
1) cropped images as above, nothing more, nothing less (please don't crop the legs off of pinball machines!)
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
Photos cropped on Windows, Mac, or Linux. You should have a quality editor such as Photoshop. Straight lines on machines should be edited in the right mode (click starting point, click ending point, not free hand drawing on straight lines!)