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« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2008, 07:54 »
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That's a pretty specialized type of image, a great image, but specialized because of it's proportions. Why not try Panoramic Images for, yes, your panoramas. You can deduce that that is what they specialize in.

Banners are indeed a great use for panoramas... and banners are all over the web


graficallyminded

« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2008, 08:58 »
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The fotolia rejections are definitely getting out of hand.  I've had close to 80%-90% rejected in the last few weeks.  Categorizing and re-ordering keywords on Fotolia is cumbersome enough - but what is going to motivate me to spend the most time on a site where everything gets rejected?  I don't get it.  Rejections were never this bad. 

Are we going to hear anything from Fotolia about what's going on lately?  Is there anything on their blog?  Did they up their standards or something?  I am personally considering not uploading anything new to them for a while - that's about 75-100 fresh images a week that are being approved and selling well on other micros.

« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2008, 10:29 »
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The fotolia rejections are definitely getting out of hand.  I've had close to 80%-90% rejected in the last few weeks.  Categorizing and re-ordering keywords on Fotolia is cumbersome enough - but what is going to motivate me to spend the most time on a site where everything gets rejected?  I don't get it.  Rejections were never this bad. 

Are we going to hear anything from Fotolia about what's going on lately?  Is there anything on their blog?  Did they up their standards or something?  I am personally considering not uploading anything new to them for a while - that's about 75-100 fresh images a week that are being approved and selling well on other micros.

can we see some of your rejections, before make colective conclusions?

« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2008, 13:08 »
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fotoKmyst

« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2008, 14:07 »
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my only guess would be ---
from seeing the 3 shots (thanks! for showing us)...

OVER- saturation. or as they say, over-processing.

good shots though! 8)

« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2008, 14:42 »
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Stu99, if those are simmilar to already aproved, than why complaining? Their policy is not to accept simmilar. You can always avoid it by clever uploading few days after...

« Reply #31 on: June 29, 2008, 15:15 »
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« Reply #32 on: June 29, 2008, 16:46 »
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« Reply #33 on: June 29, 2008, 22:32 »
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Haven't had a problem. 8 of 8 accepted on last try. 38 of 38 on try before that. Each attempt with the same subject.  If you do not like the rejections try contacting support for an answer.  If you don't like the answers you can always leave the site and go to another. This did give me an idea for some subjects. Boots and towels.

« Reply #34 on: June 29, 2008, 23:24 »
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me too... rejections rejections... why? hmmmm

graficallyminded

« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2008, 13:21 »
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I really like Fotolia, and do a lot of sales with them on a regular basis.  I've been with them for almost 3 years now.  I just wish approvals were back the way they used to be.  If anything, my work has gotten better than before.  Back in the day I got more approvals from my old point and shoot :)

« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2008, 14:21 »
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I'm finding the same as you.  They take almost anything that I send. I've had 5 refusals in the last 100. 
The only one that I have problems with  is IStock they refuse about 1 in every 5.

Haven't had a problem. 8 of 8 accepted on last try. 38 of 38 on try before that. Each attempt with the same subject.  If you do not like the rejections try contacting support for an answer.  If you don't like the answers you can always leave the site and go to another. This did give me an idea for some subjects. Boots and towels.

« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2008, 14:26 »
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me too... rejections rejections... why? hmmmm

Do you think it could be the subject matter, rather than the quality of the photos?

« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2008, 07:50 »
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Gawd! - so many rejections.

If it continues like this it will be off putting for uploading any more  :-\

« Reply #39 on: July 08, 2008, 08:11 »
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I agree that Fotolia rejections went crazy and ridiculously unreasonable. In the past I found their rejections completely random, but they were seldom. Now they reject more than half. Anyway, I don't care too much because they are among my worst sellers (although it is still annoying that I waste my time for uploading/categorizing).

« Reply #40 on: July 08, 2008, 08:25 »
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today: from 9 images: 6 accepted, 2 rejected as SIMILAR, 1 1 rejected as TYPE of ...


« Reply #41 on: July 08, 2008, 09:55 »
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StockXpert just pass in front of Fotolia on the earning rating poll. Good news because I really like StockXpert

tan510jomast

« Reply #42 on: July 08, 2008, 10:01 »
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StockXpert just pass in front of Fotolia on the earning rating poll. Good news because I really like StockXpert

Yes, I have to agree with you Vonkara. StockXpert is my best seller, along with BigStock. even though i don't have too many images on both StockXpert and BigStock.
As a newbie contributor, that is truly encouraging. As for Fotolia,
who has the most and was my first site, zilch!

« Reply #43 on: July 08, 2008, 10:59 »
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Funny how fast it can change in microstock. Few months ago Fotolia accepted almost everything and I had the worst acceptance rate at StockXpert (50- 60%). For 2-3 month StockXpert accept all my images (100%) and Fotolia only  about 30%. It's a good think, I like StockXpert and I don't like FT. Maybe with less images and many unhappy users Fotolia will be in trouble.

« Reply #44 on: July 08, 2008, 11:24 »
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FT parsimonious approach irks me too. StockXpert's rates are much better.

« Reply #45 on: July 08, 2008, 12:58 »
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Parsimonious is a mild word.

I contacted FT several times following up on their rejections. NOT ONCE did I get a reply that was anything but "FT reviewers follow standards... blah blah blah... due to high volume can't address your individual request". That's just bad taste. 

In my book, FT is really starting to get a bad rep.

« Reply #46 on: July 08, 2008, 14:47 »
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This weeks batch 49/70 (70%) accepted.

« Reply #47 on: July 08, 2008, 15:27 »
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in an attempt to see if their rejections had anything to do with mass uploading, I submitted 1 image a day for 30 days. Results: 2 out of 30 accepted. Prior to the rejection flurry, my acceptance was 92%. I am now going to upload 1 image a month until they come back around or go under...way too much effort for that ratio.
On a positive note, June was my BME with them regarding sales. The irony is that 75% of the photos shot down over the last 30 days are from the same shoots that are selling very well there. Crack babies at the reviewer helm I guess...just don't get it.

Roadrunner

  • Roadrunner
« Reply #48 on: July 09, 2008, 13:45 »
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Could be they just don't want any more images.  I gave up trying to upload to FT two months agao.  May be I'll try small uploads once every three months till they get real reviewers.  Who knows.

« Reply #49 on: July 09, 2008, 13:49 »
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it seems that they reject at least half of the images submitted.

8864102     07-09-2008 08:09 pm     Fotolia - Photograph selected     New Message     
8864101    07-09-2008 08:09 pm    Fotolia - Photograph Declined - Similar Photograph    New Message    
8864100    07-09-2008 08:09 pm    Fotolia - Photograph selected    New Message    
8864099    07-09-2008 08:09 pm    Fotolia - Photograph Declined - Type of photograph    New Message    
8863818    07-09-2008 07:48 pm    Fotolia - Photograph Declined - Type of photograph    New Message    
8863817    07-09-2008 07:48 pm    Fotolia - Photograph Declined - Type of photograph    New Message    
8863814    07-09-2008 07:48 pm    Fotolia - Photograph selected    New Message    
8857996    07-09-2008 04:46 pm    Fotolia - Photograph Declined - Similar Photograph    New Message    
8857992    07-09-2008 04:46 pm    Fotolia - Photograph selected    New Message    
8857852    07-09-2008 04:44 pm    Fotolia - Photograph selected    New Message    


 

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