I uploaded a new photo of the US Airways heritage A321 in perfect, snow-reflected winter light, over 2 years after I had the first photo of it accepted, and got rejected for similar. My first shot had terrible light, but I posted it because there were no pics of it.Means that you have a similar photo already in the database. Please upload only your best photos, try other angles, be creative. Similar refers to same registration, same angle/composition or same background, even if taken at different dates or in different phases of flight. The angle between uploads must differ by at least 45 degrees. However, if a new upload is of a significantly better quality, we may consider accepting it. Close up views and full or partial views of an a/c taken at the same angle, are generally considered similar.
For pictures taken at different airports 1 similar photo will be accepted. For further up-loads the usual criteria applies.
For cockpit shots do not upload photos of specific instruments or controls if they appear in another full cockpit image. We will only accept a certain number of cockpit or window shots taken in the same aircraft (normally no more than 3).
American Airlines (US Airways) Airbus A321-231 - N578UW, on AeroPX
American Airlines Airbus A321-231 - N578UW, on AeroPX
On appeal, I was told "The quality is hardly better than the photo currently in database." Hardly better? Guess that explains all the horribly-lit acceptances on the site. This is a pretty bad rule if you accept poorly-lit photos of an aircraft over one that's arguably the best-lit example in the database, just because it wasn't taken at a different airport or the angle wasn't more than 45 degrees from the first.