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Author Topic: Is image spamming much of a problem on DT?  (Read 626 times)

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« on: October 09, 2018, 20:12 »
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I'm not someone who submits much in the way of similars. However, this morning on DT, I was surprised to find that my latest image was rejected for supposedly being identical or close to identical to another image that was already in my portfolio. I do admit that I did photograph the same subject from the same angle but with the second image, I walked back a fair few steps which revealed a number of additional elements in the background which were not included in the first image, allowing the viewer to see more of the environment.

Which begs the question - does DT have much of an image spamming problem? SS clearly does. There are pages and pages of nearly identical images on SS. Despite SS having anti-spam rules, I don't know how such contributors succeed in submitting hundreds of images like that.

As I mentioned before, I don't submit a lot of similars. I try and make sure most of my images are unique. Though just recently on SS, I discovered that having some similar images in my port can be a good thing. I admit I have two very similar images of a particular subject that were take some time apart. A few days ago, one of these images was sold in Brisbane, Australia via SS. Then the next day, the other similar image was also sold in Brisbane, Australia via SS. Most likely from the same buyer.

By the way, over half a year ago, I accidentally submitted an image to DT that was already in my portfolio. I had forgotten it was already in there. It was actually one of my first submissions to DT. And surprisingly, it was accepted. When I realised my mistake, I removed the second copy.

From this morning's discovery, I guess DT are implementing a more strict policy on similars and perhaps even a program that automatically detects similars?
« Last Edit: October 09, 2018, 20:14 by dragonblade »


« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 21:44 »
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That's interesting. The only agency that does that for me is 123RF. They only accept 2 or 3 of similar photos, but that has never happened to me in DT. Which is weird because I think they are the the ones that most uses bots to review.

« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 23:41 »
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Almost of them reject similars, even if differences--- depends on reviewers.  Sometimes FT reviewer chooses a different reason officially like exposure but since exposure same on accepted one, not the real reason. 

« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 00:40 »
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I've found DT quite strict on this in the past

« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 01:07 »
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This caught me by surprise. This is the first time this sort of thing has happened on DT for me.

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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2018, 01:19 »
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DT has a history of devising a bad policy and sticking to it for years before completely reversing it.
For ten years they rejected everything being vaguely similar (i.e. not similar at all), then they started to accept everything - except one photo in every batch, just to show they care. Maybe they're changing their mind again.


 

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