I have a question regarding Adobe Stock review guideline. I submitted couple street photography photos that I took in Paris. The content is about Chinese community and the covered passages in Paris. The subject that in the photos are random street people. All of my photos are rejected because "International Property Refusal".
There are a general explanation about what it means in terms of International Property Refusal, but no specific indication of how each photo violates the International's Property. Has anyone have similar experience? Do you know who can I reach to find out the detail reason of the refusal? Can you fix it (option of obtaining model release is non attainable at this point) and resubmit it ? I attach a screenshot of the photos and the explanation. Please advise. Thank you.
It’s Intellectual Property... logos — I see a bunch of them in your miniature pictures, even, without seeing the full sized pictures. And Adobe is chasing logos, even if they are quite small...
There may be also from case to case different objects that trigger IP resusals: iPhones, even without logo, Coca Cola bottles, the Eifel Tower at night etc etc.
See here for more information: Reasons content is rejected at Adobe Stock
The moderator could have, however, also refused your pictures on a missing model release. Every person to be recognized in a picture needs to sign a model release, which is for « street images » absolutely an exclusion condition.
So probably none of your pictures can be saved.
This is, btw, the best place to get information about the refusal triggers. And everyone has gone through this « learning curve » of stock photography. Just to say, other stock providers are also picky about model releases and IP. Adobe is the most critical on quality, however, wich is a good thing for customers. And even than, there are from time to time pictures with defects that customers download.
So yes, moderation is tough, but it should be that way, if you want to sell quality images that the buyer can use for any use he wants (IP refusals, model releases).
Thank you so much for your response. In regard with the model release, since all of the photos I took were using candid street photography approach, I didn't have the model release.
You mentioned in the post that « street images » is absolutely an exclusion condition, can you advise how to do so when I submit the photo? I didn't find this option when I submit the photo.
You can’t upload images of people without a model release form here on Adobe. So street photography is no-go ..
A follow up question. Do I still need a model release if the photos are for editorial purpose if I want to submit to Adobe Stock? The guideline from Alamy Stock indicates that no model released is needed for editorial purpose. I wonder if this is the case in Adobe Stock? In addition, I didn't see the option of "editorial use" when I submit the photo to Adobe Stock, any advice or thoughts?
Yes, you do need a model release. Adobe Stock will not accept editorial submissions.
Thank you so much for the confirmation.
A follow up question. Do I still need a model release if the photos are for editorial purpose if I want to submit to Adobe Stock?
You can't submit for editorial use with Adobe Stock. Adobe Stock partners with Reuters so you would need to work for Reuters to submit your stuff to stock (and I suppose that is done automatically ...).
As for any other case you need a model release, your street photography pictures will not be accepted.
Any picture with people (faces mostly, the back is very often a lesser problem) on needs a model release. « Street photography » takes street images with all kind of people on, where you won’t get a model release. So street photography is mostly a nogo for stock. There is no workaround.