Recently I have 4 out of 5 photos in batch declined for the one and only only reason.
I'll publish the answer in a little while. (Just wanna find out if I'm the only blind here.)
Thanks for patience. And, please, do publish your guess(es). A single word will do.
SIMILAR IMAGES(S) ALREADY SUBMITTED
So fast I am amased and confused.... Yep.... How do you know?
I see at least 2 more different pic.
Actually, I think they hide under this sign then they just don't like the theme.
It has happened to me too, so now I just pick my favorite shot and only submit that one.
I see... but I don't think it right way though... There shoud be variations.
I did the same thing as you (and for the same reason) on other site for about a month or so. And they change their mind, they take everything )))) I feed them now... After your comment I guessed that many photographers had been doing the same thing then... Probably...
No fair! That was more than one word!
As far as their rejection goes, I understand losing b, c, and d, but surely it would be handy to have e too.
The fact is I often don't understand the logic behind the selection process too.
Here is another example of SIMILAR...
In my veiw b is the best one, a is good - agree. Often they don't like cuts, so I thought c and e might be excluded. In result just 1/5 close. But hey, aren't a and e really very similar...))))
It could be that each image in your batch is being reviewed by a different person. I have no idea how Adobe Stock works, but that seems like a possibility.
If so, SIMILAR thing wouldn't be exising. Thus I don't think that it were different people.
I think criteria of SIMILAR is so vague and diluted, that rewiers often have no idea what to do.
Or may be it was diluted intentionally to have a space for sales and marketing trends to be introduced and used as a selection tool. Yet hardly to believe it is true. Too sofisticated. Or may be not.
Look at these 6 risotto photos - they all were accepted. No wonder italian cuisine is very popular nowadays.
You're making me hungry...
It is good. I feel I am on the right path.