This message is for JG
This message is for JG
"Stupid rules" are there to make Adobe money. I think you may need to adjust your expectations of Adobe stock. They have no reason or plan to let you use Stock to make collections. Your question suggests you may think of it as some kind of gallery or portfolio. But no, it is a commercial service. Adobe take images because they think they can make money with them. So, can you see a commercial reason for people to need a wide choice of similar images of fire hydrants? I know the colours and streets are different, but how many images like this does the image buyer need? Also, if you submit a collection all at once you are sure to fail! You would need to submit a few, then allow Adobe time to see if there is a commercial interest. If the images are licensed many times, they may want more.
Thank you very much for taking time and for such detailed answer.
First of all I appologaes for my anger tone. I really had a different accpectation of the way Adobe
is conducting the business. Will try to ajust my postings in the future.
To add into what Test_Screen_Name says: images will also be marked "similar" when there is an abundant number of such pictures in the stock data base. So the pictures need to have a "wow" effect, they need to be outstanding to get accepted. But there is also a time factor. If you submit 20 sky pictures at once, you may be sure to get 18 refused as similar. If you submit them in the course of the time, they will slip through more easily. However, you should avoid spamming the portfolio with lower quality images of one kind, as this would inevitably trigger customer complaints and so action against your portfolio.
The foremost aim of Adobe stock is to offer the customers an abundant choice of high quality images of all kind. That you are able to submit is only secondary (even if it is an important part of getting a growing database of pictures...).
Thank you very much for taking time and explaining the mistakes by my own missleading of the Adobe concepts.
I appologes for using anger, inappropriate expration. Was just frastrated because of lack of understanding the Adobe business.
I REALLY appreciate the way you and Test_Screen_Name explained me my wrong view of Adobe.
I'm not a Master Photographer at all and not so artistic, but view, like you said, Adobe as a gullery site that united amateurs and professionals.
Good Luck and success !
Stock is a business and not a galley site. If you want gallery sites, there are a bunch out to post your pictures:
May be someone can complement this...