Please check the comments of your submission if it was declined!We provide mini-critiques with some advice and notes about the wallpaper.
What can I submit?
Anything that enhances your desktop experience, the pony way. Generally, our folder categories will give you a clue into what we accept.
Mature content is accepted, but only if it is properly marked. There is no separate folder for such content; you can submit it to the folder that fits best.
My submission wasn't accepted. Why?
In general, your submission is most likely not of a high enough quality. A simple vector attatched to a two-tone background may be of good enough quality for yourself, but not for the group.
The same applies to non-wallpapers - Rainmeter skins, browser themes, cursors, etc. If they're badly done, look rushed, or incomplete, they will not be accepted.
Our most common rejected submissions include the following:
Lack of Depth: Does your wallpaper look flat? A vector sitting in front of a background with nothing but a flat or gradient colour will get you nowhere here. In exceptional cases this can be overlooked, but not often.
Lack of Composition: Knowing certain adages like empty space and the rule-of-thirds will help your composition considerably.
Lack of Effort: It's obvious even to the untrained eye when there is a lack of effort. Quality over quantity is what we look for; the latter on its own won't help.
Colours: While occasionally planting a giant rainbow of colours can work, understanding and applying colour theory gives you a considerable advantage.
Incorrect Dimensions: No one likes a wallpaper that you have to stretch to fit on the desktop. More info on proper dimensions below.
Failure to Credit Others: If you use a vector, drawing, stock image, or other resource made by another artist, you must credit them.
We only take submissions that follow standard monitor resolutions. If you want to know what these are, Wikipedia has a list: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_… . The most common resolutions are 1920x1080 and 1920x1200, so we'd prefer if you created wallpapers in those dimensions. Wallpapers with resolutions smaller than 1280x720 will not be accepted.
Questions, comments, concerns?
Don't hesitate to contact the staff at Equestria Digital if there's an issue. Unless the issue is you lack of ability to cook. We can't help you with that.
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