Intellectual Property rejection

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Nov 21, 2016

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220_F_127457290_rQ4RbfcO58IFtnGInpyCJPqYoHQrCqkt.jpg   OK I am mystified:  This image was rejected as an intellectual property violation.  It was shot on public land, I inquired of our guide and he indicated no release was needed, and I only showed the front of the ATV to avoid logos/branding etc.  Was it a key word perhaps?  If so what was it.  And a suggestion:  Where there are easily fixed issues like an unacceptable key word, a process to amend the image or keywords rather than outright rejection (and inability to reload thereafter) seems like a good idea.

Thanks - Bob

Hi Bob,

I checked the full resolution copy of this file and you can clearly read "Kawasaki" on the dash. Try cloning it out and resubmitting. I hope that helps.

-Mat

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Intellectual Property rejection

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220_F_127457290_rQ4RbfcO58IFtnGInpyCJPqYoHQrCqkt.jpg   OK I am mystified:  This image was rejected as an intellectual property violation.  It was shot on public land, I inquired of our guide and he indicated no release was needed, and I only showed the front of the ATV to avoid logos/branding etc.  Was it a key word perhaps?  If so what was it.  And a suggestion:  Where there are easily fixed issues like an unacceptable key word, a process to amend the image or keywords rather than outright rejection (and inability to reload thereafter) seems like a good idea.

Thanks - Bob

Hi Bob,

I checked the full resolution copy of this file and you can clearly read "Kawasaki" on the dash. Try cloning it out and resubmitting. I hope that helps.

-Mat

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The rejections seem to be completely random at times, as if the same algorithm that's choosing the keywords is choosing the approval/rejections.  

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Nov 22, 2016

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I hear you. Had another one rejected which was shot across a park, showing only the sides of 2 buildings, the few small signs were scrubbed. The key words were all pretty generic - city and country, "parks" and the like. I don't have a clue about the "intellectual property issue on that one but let it slide.

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I think that if you knew anything about quads (which I don't) you could work out quite easily which brabd this one is.

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Yeah, and unfortunately Adobe hasnt done anything really to support their contributors.  Mat will chime in, but he's not doing the reviews, so you're pretty much left to wonder.  Ive started to realize that they're not looking for "photography", which I guess is why its stock photography. I've had ones rejected for out of focus because im using a 1.8 for depth of field...uhh, ok.   So i've started just looking for bland pictures from my own library.   I do finally have a total of 2 views for my 35 pics....yay?    And funny enough, they're 2 of my black and whites which they really dont accept much of, go figure

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The more I've read about the review/rejection process the more it reminds me of Wikipedia. If you've ever tangled with the moderators there you know what I mean.

Here, there seems to be a cadre of invisible, poorly-trained grunts doing all the work, making arbitrary and capricious decisions based upon guidelines that Adobe put in place basically to cover its legal *ss first, and only as an afterthought implement some poorly-defined aesthetic guidelines which are not explained to the people doing the screening,  and which are interpreted and implemented differently depending on which individual screener checks your uploads.

There seems to be no recourse other than to complain here, which does little except get a cheery reply from Mat.

All that said, I've had photos rejected for "out of focus" when THE ENTIRE IMAGE WAS CLEARLY OUT OF FOCUS.

It's called color and light and shape, folks, which was pretty much what I though photography was all about.

Maybe the moderators simply know nothing about photography and are just minimum-wage worker bees. Beginning to think that's the case...

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What I found to be my biggest problem, was my expectations.   What I thought I was teaming up with was the Adobe who brought us the most widely used, most powerful photo editing program out there, Photoshop, instead I was teaming up with the Adobe that brought us the most flawed, exploited, most hated extension by administrators, Flash.   The people or program (I actually think the thing that approves the pictures is the same program used to auto generate the keywords) used to approve the pictures certainly dont know photography.  I had a picture rejected because of focus when it was a picture using a 1.8 aperture for depth of field.    Hopefully none of the buyers stumble across this forum to find out this really isnt about good photography, but simply stock images.    I've changed my focus to putting up plain pictures that would fit the stock category.   I am happy to say I have made a whopping sale of $.71....granted that's $.71 more then i'd of made otherwise, but considering i have to have like 55 sales to even be able to withdraw it, I guess thats a start.   So in the end, if you're expecting a world class partnership youre going to be sorely disappointed, they're certainly not committed to a working relationship with its contributors.

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Sorely disappointed. I have three times the rejections from Adobe Stock than from other companies. A rejection from another company is always a surprise and an "oops" or a learning experience. Adobe rejections are pretty much expected and it has only become to mean that I have to resubmit it. Chances are high it will be accepted then. Crazy. Twice the work. Starting to think it isn't worth it.

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I think this horse is about beaten to death, but if you want to sense the full irony of Adobe's upload approval and the depth-of-field/out-of-focus rejection issue, check out the pho bowl image used as an example on the "Stock Keywording Tips" page under the "Think Like a Buyer" heading here: Stock Keywording Tips | Creative Cloud blog by Adobe

Shorter Adobe: "Don't do as we do, do as we say you must, without us ever explaining it anywhere".

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Haha, in that blog I could see every one of those pictures being rejected for Intellectual property refusal for the iPhone, Out of Focus for the pho, artifacts problem for dad and daughter holding hands and swimming pic

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