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New Here ,
Jul 07, 2023 Jul 07, 2023

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Please tell me the reason for the rejection of my photos ? 

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Participant ,
Jul 07, 2023 Jul 07, 2023

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Well. For starters, the red color of the strawberry is not the proper red :
). Or maybe your fingernail is not trendy enough : )? Who knows? The
reviewer had a bad day. No point trying to figure it out. To my surprise
Shutterstock accepted 19 out of the 20 that Adobe rejected 17 of. It just
became nuts lately. I am not uploading here fot now. Not until they come to
their senses. I won't waste your time. Not sure if I helped much.

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Community Expert ,
Jul 07, 2023 Jul 07, 2023

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Are these photos or Generative AI?
IMG-5302.jpg - everything is quite blurry, and the texture of the background is quite odd. The leaves don't look like strawberry leaves.

IMG-5305.jpg  - the cake is very blurred, with an odd texture and color 

Jill C., Forum Volunteer

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Jul 07, 2023 Jul 07, 2023

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@EzyRider_II,

Please stop hijacking other contributor's topics with irrelevant remarks about you and your personal experiences.  It's off topic and rude to the original poster.

 

Adobe Stock is not other services.  Acceptance standards here are higher than Shutterstock's. And the royalty fees are higher too. If you can't make a go of it here, try something else. The ownness for your successes & failures falls squarely on you and nobody else. 

 

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

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Jul 07, 2023 Jul 07, 2023

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I could surely "make a go" of it. Ranked in the top 10000 for weeks. The
issue is - and you can try to protect recent reviews all you want - that
something has changed lately. Never before did they reject more than 40%
for me of any batch! And now it's 80-90%! Simple as that. But rest assured,
I won't post here no more. Have a satisfying forum discussion.
Cheers.

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Jul 07, 2023 Jul 07, 2023

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Never before did they reject more than 40%for me of any batch! And now it's 80-90%!
By @EzyRider_II

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Maybe you're in a rut, doing the same old things you've always been doing.  It happens to all of us. 

 

It helps to step back and take time to recharge our creative juices.  I go museum hopping to gain new inspiration.  When I come back, I usually have many fresh ideas that I hadn't considered before.  Find whatever gives you inspiration and run with it.

 

 

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

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Jul 07, 2023 Jul 07, 2023

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Thanks, but I only (!) submit maybe 20% to 30% of the photos that the other 4 sites accepted hands down (and you can't say that Alamy accepts garbage!) and also sell! I am pretty selective as it is and don't try to submit snapshots! I copy a batch to the "storage space" at Adobe to submit later. let it sit there for a week or two and I usually remove about a good half or more, where I may have any doubt that Adobe might find it questionable. so I trim it to the absolute minimum beforehand. anyhow. it's is what it is. not that I miss out on a lot. my sales of old photos is steady. I just won't submit new. but that shouldn't influence others! go for it and submit by all means! and have better luck than me (and as I am reading here, many others) lately. good luck to all. I sincerely mean it. but I can't help it, just having a sad feeling that with the AI generated images it's the end of traditional/real photography. no need for it for commercial purposes any more. cheers!  

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Jul 07, 2023 Jul 07, 2023

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There should have been a reason given with the rejection.  Quality Issues, Intellectual Property, etc.  What was listed?


George F, Fine Art Landscape Photographer

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Jul 07, 2023 Jul 07, 2023

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@Karine29504546k9kc,

Assuming these are actual photographs from a camera, I think you need to work on lighting & increasing your depth of field to improve overall focus.  Customers searching for strawberries want well lit and properly focused strawberries.

https://photographylife.com/what-is-depth-of-field

 

It often helps to see what Adobe Stock accepts.  Compare yours with current Stock inventory.

https://stock.adobe.com/search?k=strawberry

 

Hope that helps.  Good luck with your next submission.

 

 

 

 

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

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Jul 08, 2023 Jul 08, 2023

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I assume they have been rejected for quality issues. It's a nice collection, but there are a few problems with the images.

5276: Missing contrasts, slightly washed out colours, compression artefacts. It's great for an iPhone picture, but when you look at 100%, you see the issues.

5302: Same issues, but in addition, the focus is bad.

5305: Yellowish light reflections would suggest that you used the wrong artificial lighting. In addition, the focus is not good. Looks somehow to me like a slight camera shake.

5295: A bit more contrast, a bit more saturation and it may pass.

5294:

Abambo_0-1688801692270.png

If you look here at the finger, you see colour clipping. And the phone's processing probably eliminated the fingerprint's fine structure as noise.

 

 

 

 

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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