Please suggest a better resolution. What can I do ?

Explorer ,
Aug 16, 2022 Aug 16, 2022

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Hi,

 

I've been a contributor since November 2021. I've uploaded many photos and mostly accepted but recently I've uploaded some monument photos which were rejected due to some technical reasons that I can't understand.

 

There are some photos that get rejected multiple times. The photos are of the same monument (same camera settings & same color gradings) with different angles which was approved before, but I can't understand what technical issues found and why these photos were rejected that have the same features of those images approved before.

(Note : There is a lens flare in rejected photos (I have properly added some tags and captions related to "lens flare"). (DSC00888 & DSC00890)

 

And there are some photos that were accepted before. Live link and original files inserted (DSC00912 & DSC00894)

https://stock.adobe.com/in/stock-photo/id/520386463

https://stock.adobe.com/in/stock-photo/id/520386463?asset_id=520386457

 

I've found some live photos of other contributors which also contain lens flare on the main subject. Live link attached.

https://stock.adobe.com/in/images/carved-stone-towers-at-the-ancient-ruins-of-angkor-wat/409269850?p...

https://stock.adobe.com/in/images/milan-cathedral-with-sunlight-in-lombardy-italy/490390522?prev_url...

https://stock.adobe.com/in/images/woman-skateboarding-through-building-with-pillars/508261426?prev_u...

https://stock.adobe.com/in/images/foreman-using-digital-tablet-at-sunny-construction-site/490417936?...

 

I have a live photo stock collection of a monument. and I think my new rejected photos have better quality as compared to my live photo collection.

https://stock.adobe.com/collections/YSF4BBOFtCZv1vQQhfiIWPmHEj0oosc9

 

I've totally lost my confidence about new planned photoshoots and edits after this happening.  I can't understand what Adobe wants from his contributors. Please suggest a better resolution. What can I do ?

 

Apologize for bad English 🙂

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Community Expert ,
Aug 16, 2022 Aug 16, 2022

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The purple lens flare is a defect and not accepted on technical grounds.  I defer to Adobe Stock Contributor User Guide below.

https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/photography-illustrations.html

 

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Some older images were grandfathered in from Fotolia, before Adobe Stock acquired them.

 

Photographers and equipment are improving each year.  Also there are more Contributors today than there were 5 years ago.  The competition is stronger and the standards bar keeps rising. That's to be expected.

 

Examine all images at 100-300% magnification.  Repair all defects if you can in Photoshop or Lightroom.  Discard the images you cannot repair.  Submit only your finest work to Stock.

 

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

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Enthusiast ,
Aug 16, 2022 Aug 16, 2022

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The truth is, we will never know the exact thoughts of the Adobe Stock Reviewers.  @Nancy OShea is right, that photographers and equipment are getting better all the time and pushing the bar higher for quality.  I have photos in my portfolio that I don't think would be accepted today.

 

I can confirm that the four photos you posted have quality issues.  At 100% view the details are soft on all four photos.  There are blown out highlights.  And they would benefit from geometric corrections.  I also didn't find the light very pleasing to the eye.  I hope this at least helps confirm the rejection weren't without basis.  Don't let that discourage you though!  I like to turn rejections into opportunities for learning.

 

I genuinely wish you good luck!

 


George F, Fine Art Landscape Photographer

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Participant ,
Aug 17, 2022 Aug 17, 2022

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Absolutely agree with Nancy and Georges. The community of contributors is growing. So it is normal that the requirements increase. The images lack cotraste, it would perhaps also straighten the perspectives. In my opinion, a buyer interested in this monument will want either an "architect's" photo in which case the details and perspectives have to be worked on, or a "tourist" photo and in this case to make the images more alive, it is not a dead nature 🙂

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