I sent my first photo to Adobe. The response was rejection and reason user rights violation.
Even though the photo was taken my grandfather, I have herited it and some >20.000 more.
He was a professional photographer. I have lawyer document of ownership of the negatives and rights for the photos:
But you don't ask enough questions while people post the photos, right?
Wsnt to add, that the photosd I aimed to add here in Adobe are from the 30ties up.
It may be that Adobe doesn't prefer oldies?
Whether Adobe prefers old photos isn't really the issue here. They do not use one reason to disguise another. Though it may be impossible to use some older photos, for example because it's impossible to get model release. Please give the exact rejection code. Are there people in the photographs? Are there photographer's stamps? Are there identifiable products or buildings? It may help if you can share the rejected photo.
Here the details:
File ID: 328508118
Here name/description of the photo:
Valve shoe factory in the early 30ties in Helsinki. Photographer: Mauno mannelin. (c) Johannes Moisio
Reason: Intellectual property refusal.
This doesn't apply to photos, that are 80+ years old!
If there is an Intellectual Property refusal, you need to resubmit with an IP release. The reviewers are NOT experts in judging the age of photographs, so it's up to you to show you have the right to upload. It's the same as if someone uploads a photo of a painting, that they painted themselves. Copyright can extend up to 100 years, so don't make any assumptions about that. Submitting guidelines: https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/stock/contributor/help/upload-a-model-or-property-release.html
You may run into model release issues next, I don't know. This could be a complete stopper. There is no time limit on model release. Many old photos simply cannot be used.