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Images not accepted because of blur, even though the blur was intentional

Community Beginner ,
Apr 02, 2024 Apr 02, 2024

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Hello!  This was my first time uploading to Adobe Stock, and I've encountered some issues with "image quality".

 

They are landscapes shot with a tilt-shift lens, making portions of the images very out of focus.  

They were the only ones not accepted and I'm guessing it was because of the blur.  Is there any way to explain to a human at AS that the blur is intentional or is everything only being reviewed by AI?

 

They're some of my strongest images and I'd love to give them a second chance. I've attached 3 of them as examples.

 

Thanks!
Dustin

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Community Expert , Apr 02, 2024 Apr 02, 2024

There is no way to contact the moderators and their decisions are final. Intentional or not, these images would not be considered suitable for stock.

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Community Expert , Apr 02, 2024 Apr 02, 2024

No B&W photos.  Customers want full color.

 

I can easily add blur and other filters myself -- when the project calls for it. 

 

Customers will complain and demand refunds if the purchased image fails to deliver what the customers need.   Adobe Stock has high standards.   Read your Stock Contributor User Guide.  Also compare your work with current Stock inventory before you submit. 

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Community Expert , Apr 02, 2024 Apr 02, 2024

The extreme blur and black & white conversions make these all rejectable. A normal blur, particularly in landscapes, where sharpness falls off gradually, is acceptable; but unnatural blur, such as you've introduced here, is not acceptable. Buyers can always introduce additional blur if they need to in their composites, but they can't unblur, so you're really limiting the commercial appeal of such images.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 02, 2024 Apr 02, 2024

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Oops... the third one I attached of the caves wasn't part of that bunch... but you get the idea 😉

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Apr 02, 2024 Apr 02, 2024

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There is no way to contact the moderators and their decisions are final. Intentional or not, these images would not be considered suitable for stock.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 02, 2024 Apr 02, 2024

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That's a drag, but thanks for letting me know.

 

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No B&W photos.  Customers want full color.

 

I can easily add blur and other filters myself -- when the project calls for it. 

 

Customers will complain and demand refunds if the purchased image fails to deliver what the customers need.   Adobe Stock has high standards.   Read your Stock Contributor User Guide.  Also compare your work with current Stock inventory before you submit. 

Hope that helps.

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Apr 02, 2024 Apr 02, 2024

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Thanks for the info, Nancy.  I appreciate it!

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The extreme blur and black & white conversions make these all rejectable. A normal blur, particularly in landscapes, where sharpness falls off gradually, is acceptable; but unnatural blur, such as you've introduced here, is not acceptable. Buyers can always introduce additional blur if they need to in their composites, but they can't unblur, so you're really limiting the commercial appeal of such images.

Jill C., Forum Volunteer

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Community Beginner ,
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Thanks 🙂

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Apr 02, 2024 Apr 02, 2024

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Were those accepted also bw?

 

 

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 02, 2024 Apr 02, 2024

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I just uploaded yesterday so they're all still under reivew.

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Apr 03, 2024 Apr 03, 2024

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You stated: “They were the only ones not accepted”, so we suppose countless other assets got accepted.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 03, 2024 Apr 03, 2024

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By that I mean that out of all the images that I submitted, the only ones that I have come back with an answer were these tilt-shift images that were not accepted.  The rest are still under review.

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Apr 03, 2024 Apr 03, 2024

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OK, are they also BW? Are they also tilt-shift-images? Both may be a problem.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Apr 05, 2024 Apr 05, 2024

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Hi @DustinRabin , 

Your photos colored and sharp lends flexibility that allows you to earn more from one image. If your file is in color and sharp it can be used by customers who desires blur, color, and black and white. Otherwise, limits your file to whatever effect you choose. Adobe wants you to maximize your sales while customers use the photo editors to achieve what they want.

Best wishes

Jacquelin

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Apr 06, 2024 Apr 06, 2024

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In my view there is too much blur in the first image. In the second it's beginning to look like something. In the caption you should write: "selective focus and/or shallow depth of field." 

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In my view there is too much blur in the first image. In the second it's beginning to look like something. In the caption you should write: "selective focus and/or shallow depth of field." 


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The description is irrelevant to the rejection.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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