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hi I would like a critique on this image that was rejected for quality issues

Community Beginner ,
Apr 19, 2023 Apr 19, 2023

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I submited the image 16:9 like this
IMG_6102 (5).JPG

here it is in 3:2 and in color before the B&W edit in lightroom
IMG_6102 (4).JPGIMG_6102 (3).JPG

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Community Expert , Apr 19, 2023 Apr 19, 2023

Black and white conversions are not accepted, and you would have needed a model release for the man on the sidewalk.

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Apr 19, 2023 Apr 19, 2023

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Black and white conversions are not accepted, and you would have needed a model release for the man on the sidewalk.

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Apr 19, 2023 Apr 19, 2023

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thank you, i did not know that B&W conversions are not accepted, it doesn't say that in the quality guidlines anywhere. the man on the side walk is very pixelated if you zoom into his face, I thought you only needed model release if he was identifiable.

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thank you, i did not know that B&W conversions are not accepted, it doesn't say that in the quality guidlines anywhere.

By @Roy R

It does say that in the guidelines. But a refusal is no problem. We all learned by refusals. The “Dining” flag would earn you an IP refusal, as would the logos on the cars. And I'm sorry, but the young man with the phone is recognizable. I suppose that Adobe would like to be on the secure side, so they would ask for a model release.

I also have the impression, that the colour picture is underexposed and soft on focus.

 

If you are new to stock, you should consider these resources: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/tutorials.html
Please read the contributor user manual for more information on Adobe stock contributions: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/user-guide.html
See here for rejection reasons: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/reasons-for-content-rejection.html
and especially quality and technical issues: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/quality-and-technical-issues.html

If you are a generative AI contributor, please look into these instructions and follow them by the letter: https://community.adobe.com/t5/stock-contributors-discussions/generative-ai-submission-guidelines/td...

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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The standard regarding model releases is that if a person could be expected to recognize himself in an image, you need a model release. This man would certainly spot himself in this image.

Jill C., Forum Volunteer

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I would recognize him if I knew him! 🙂

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Here's the Help page that lists the prohibition about black and white conversions:

https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/editing-dos-and-dont.html

Image adjustments

Do: Straighten horizon lines where appropriate.

Do: Adjust levels, curves, or brightness/contrast to ensure the best tonal range.

Don’t: Aggressively lighten shadows as this can introduce noise.

Don’t: Convert your image to black & white or duotone. Buyers want the maximum flexibility provided by the full color image. 

Do: Reduce noise if necessary—but don't overdo it, as you could create a soft image.

Do: Get to know sharpen tools and use them carefully—too much sharpening can bring out noise and unwanted texture. 

 

If you're relatively new at Adobe Stock, it's worthwhile rereading the Help pages. I know I studied them a LOT when I was starting out.

Jill C., Forum Volunteer

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thank you again, I am pretty new, I was studying this page https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/quality-and-technical-issues.html because its linked when they reject the image,the one you linked makes more sense. as to why my things are getting rejected.

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