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Nov 05, 2023 Nov 05, 2023

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Hi, this image has been rejected because Adobe says that I have uploaded similar images before. That is incorrect, I have never uploaded a photo like this before. What should I do to avoid these constant unexplained rejections?

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Community Expert , Nov 05, 2023 Nov 05, 2023

First of all, did Adobe say that you have uploaded similar images before? Normally, you get the reason "similar image" which also may mean they have too many similar images in the database. Not just in your portfolio. 

Also, I believe the image has "quality issues". It is too warm and the image is too soft. 

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Community Expert , Nov 05, 2023 Nov 05, 2023

Similar images just mean similar images in their database. 

E.g:

"Wood Pile" Images – Browse 103,087 Stock Photos, Vectors, and Video | Adobe Stock

 

Secondly as pointed out, this image has quality problems, for example - exposure!

 

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Community Expert , Nov 05, 2023 Nov 05, 2023

Stock stopped accepting backgrounds because they have more than they can sell.  That's probably why yours was rejected as "too similar."

 

Stock customers don't need backgrounds nearly as much as they need commercial quality foreground images that they can use in projects. 

 

If you're not sure what to submit, see this list for inspiration ideas.

https://community.adobe.com/t5/stock-contributors-discussions/how-to-make-money-from-adobe-stock/m-p/12440353#M36091

 

Hope that helps.

 

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First of all, did Adobe say that you have uploaded similar images before? Normally, you get the reason "similar image" which also may mean they have too many similar images in the database. Not just in your portfolio. 

Also, I believe the image has "quality issues". It is too warm and the image is too soft. 

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Similar images just mean similar images in their database. 

E.g:

"Wood Pile" Images – Browse 103,087 Stock Photos, Vectors, and Video | Adobe Stock

 

Secondly as pointed out, this image has quality problems, for example - exposure!

 

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Stock stopped accepting backgrounds because they have more than they can sell.  That's probably why yours was rejected as "too similar."

 

Stock customers don't need backgrounds nearly as much as they need commercial quality foreground images that they can use in projects. 

 

If you're not sure what to submit, see this list for inspiration ideas.

https://community.adobe.com/t5/stock-contributors-discussions/how-to-make-money-from-adobe-stock/m-p...

 

Hope that helps.

 

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

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Stock stopped accepting backgrounds because they have more than they can sell.  That's probably why yours was rejected as "too similar."


I'm not seeing this to be the case myself. I've had at least 5 backgrounds accepted over the past two weeks and actually sold one just today. I'm always careful to label them as "Graphic Resources" and I include 'graphic resource' and 'graphic asset' in my keywords. I'll include 'wallpaper' and 'background' as well, but I list them near the end of my keyword list, as there could be many other uses for the given asset other than just a background.

Granted, there are so many avenues available to obtain backgrounds and wallpapers for free that it's not worth spending a whole lot of time on them. And from an AI point of view, it doesn't require a whole lot of imagination on my part to prompt variations of an "abstract background in pastel colors" or whatever. But it does appear they haven't shut them out completely provided they stand out in one aspect or another.

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Were yours ABSTRACT?

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
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Very much so. 

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Yours must have been unique & more commercially appealing than what they normally receive.

 

 

 

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
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Granted, there are so many avenues available to obtain backgrounds and wallpapers for free that it's not worth spending a whole lot of time on them.


By @daniellei4510

When I do commercial work, I appreciate the security it brings to licence from a stock provider. I do not licence from a free site. I did, however, once for an internal communication. I loved the picture, and it fitted the message, and the risk of getting a copyright violation strike is null. When producing an ad for the outside world, the situation is different.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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I've not heard that Adobe no longer accepts backgrounds. I continue to upload them from time to time, and they are accepted. In fact, I just checked and they accepted one today.

Jill C., Forum Volunteer

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What should I do to avoid these constant unexplained rejections?

By @Melisa Dupre

For assets that are abundantly in the database, you really need to submit exceptional well pictures. Something above the average. Your “Wooden Background” is not part of this. As others have mentioned, there are several technical issues, and even if those are corrected, you will probably get a refusal, either for commercial appeal or for similar images (in the database).

 

The only point that may surprise novice contributors is that the similar refusal is also “misused” to mark similar assets in the database. Adobe could update the text shown with the refusal.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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