Nudity & women in pornographic poses/lingerie in my "safe search" is getting real OLD...

Community Beginner ,
Aug 25, 2022 Aug 25, 2022

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I'm curious if Adobe actually screens their images, which would make having a "safe search" button purposeful. You might as well remove it, because I can tell you, it ain't working. If you need our help, even though we have work to do and aren't getting paid to make Adobe appear professional, it would be nice to have a button on each image enabling us to report inappropriate imagery to you, so that you can then flag these images. I'm sure I am not the first person to say something, so please, since we are paying for your service, please listen to us and do something about it. I know some women don't mind exploiting themselves, but I'd rather not see it since, being a woman, I think women are worth so much more than their bodies.

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Aug 26, 2022 Aug 26, 2022

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Hi @Cyndi25639385sikt,
I appreciate your concerns, you are not alone and our Search team is continually improving and updating what is included or excluded in safe search.

 

If you can provide details, either here or send it to me in a private message I can forward this to the appropriate team for review.

EBQ

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Aug 26, 2022 Aug 26, 2022

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I looked up "beauty black background" to find a beauty shot for a salon, specifically a salon hairstyle with a dark background. I see several images of women in sexual poses wearing strings and one photo of completely exposed breasts. If that's specific enough for Adobe. All you have to do is a search for beauty images and there you go. It's been going on for years and other people have made complaints. I've even seen a couple in sexual position with hardly a scrap of "clothing" before. I also did a chat with a rep and got the usual, sorry, we'll look into it. I know that Adobe may have limited employees at this time, but if there is way to prevent these images from even being uploaded in the first place, that would be easier for you to deal with. I understand that I do not know the process by which Adobe gets images from stock photographers, but IMO, they shouldn't be able to upload anything without it being approved first. If this is not doable, then there needs to be a way for us to flag images so they are immediately removed from safe search. 

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Aug 26, 2022 Aug 26, 2022

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I've forwarded your complaint to the appropriate team for review.

EBQ

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Aug 26, 2022 Aug 26, 2022

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I understand that I do not know the process by which Adobe gets images from stock photographers, but IMO, they shouldn't be able to upload anything without it being approved first. If this is not doable, then there needs to be a way for us to flag images so they are immediately removed from safe search. 


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I do not know how it worked before Adobe took over Fotolia, but Adobe is checking images before they are open for sale in the database. I suppose that this is also the moment where the moderator needs to set the "safe search" flag. (As a side note: there is also a check that the model is not underage, and the photographer needs to submit a model release.)

https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/the-review-process.html

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Aug 27, 2022 Aug 27, 2022

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Okay, if each and every photo is being seen and approved for sale before release, then whoever is responsible for marking them as "safe search" is not doing their job. So that narrows it down and makes the solution simple. Whoever is responsible for screening the images, when they see "sexual" or "no clothing", that's a clue to remove it from the safe search list. 

FYI, I just did another test with the word "murder" and the word "pornography" in the so-called safe search. Yeah, those aren't being filtered, either. There's really no excuse if an Adobe human employee truly screens each and every photo. You can't miss the images I've seen, if you are looking at them before you approve them.

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Aug 27, 2022 Aug 27, 2022

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You can also add "r.a.p.e." to the list. The mark just keeps getting lower for what people think is work-place professional or decent for children to see. I understand most designers won't be looking up these words, but a child might. And if you have junk like this pop up in benign searches, it makes it more of a problem. Hilarous, I just had to retype this post because the word "r.a.p.e." is not permitted in this community, but it's "okay" to have the graphic images of this topic and sexist and pornographic imagery in your database. Incredible.

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