I'm new to Adobe Stock so please forgive me if the following comments aren't something new.
I've just had two images rejected for unspecified Quality Issues. One is taken on a misty morning and the other is an image of a beach taken using intentional camera movement. Both taken on a Nikon Z7II at base 64 ISO (so no noise) and accurately focussed (well the misty morning one is - who can tell with ICM), though granted anything with mist will inevitably look a little soft. But isn't that the point?
Would I be correct in assuming that it's a poorly trained algorithm that automatically rejects such images?
Il faudrait que vous nous montriez ces images
It will be helpful to share the images in question in future posts as we need to see what you are referencing to give you any sort of feedback. Lucky for me, I have access to check and have done so. Your two most recent rejections were appropriate in my opinion.
One was completely abstract with motion blue. I get the artistic approach you were going for, but it doesn't work with this image in my opinion, at least not for commercial stock sales. You need to ask yourself who would buy that image and what would they use it for?
The other file of the misty morning could have gone either way. I could see it being approved, but I can understand the refusal too. It's "okay" but with common subjects such as trees near a pond, "okay" isn't good enough. The level of competition you are up against is too vast. For an image like this, there must be a solid "WOW!" factor to get approved and most importantly to be seen and sold by customers.
I wish you the best of luck with your future uploads,
Thanks Mat. Despite reading the guidelines I'm still learning as to what is acceptable so your feedback is appreciated.
While intentional blur might be marketable for gallery, for stock, having sharp images will allow you greater sales potential. Sometime people would like to take out elements from you files, or your files being used for other purposes than background or framed art. Filters and editing can be added to sharp images that are close to reality which is not possible with special effect.
If you upload your files here, those of us who do not have access to them will be able to give better comments.
Thanks for the feedback
Mist is challenging for many reasons. Water droplets cause light photons to bounce & scatter in unpredictable ways which can lead to over or under exposed regions, loss of colors, contrast (lights/shadows) & details. This is deemed deleterious to Stock imagery.
When desired, professional photographers often apply mist to select areas in post-editing with Photoshop or Lightroom where they can control it. See free mist & fog brushes below for Photoshop.