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I doubt anything will get done. They are too focused on numbers (not quality). I wonder if anyone is brave enough to submit a blank white or black photo and see if it gets accepted ...
Those "Happy Runny Nose Day" on facet backgrounds are bad enough, but how about nearly 2700 gradients - no text no nothing!https://www.shutterstock.com/g/PixelartGallery?searchterm=colorful+abstract+gradient&search_source=base_gallery&language=en&sort=newest&safe=trueBased on the image numbers, this rubbish was uploaded late January/early February. This is current policy or practice - I'd love to know if they intend this or if they're just asleep at the wheel.
Quote from: Sean Locke Photography on March 19, 2017, 21:02I posted on Jon's FB feed, and he said "We are working on it.". So, I guess it isn't going unnoticed.Meanwhile at Shutterstock: 1.269.450 new stock images added this week When I started, I think it was around 50K/week.
I posted on Jon's FB feed, and he said "We are working on it.". So, I guess it isn't going unnoticed.
SS or any other agency takes microstock as a business and we photographers/designer take it as a art...
Quote from: LDV81 on March 19, 2017, 21:52Quote from: Sean Locke Photography on March 19, 2017, 21:02I posted on Jon's FB feed, and he said "We are working on it.". So, I guess it isn't going unnoticed.Meanwhile at Shutterstock: 1.269.450 new stock images added this week When I started, I think it was around 50K/week.If SS filters and exclude the spam images, they will be left from 1.269.450 to around 60.000 -100k a week and that will not be good to display to the investors.SS or any other agency takes microstock as a business and we photographers/designer take it as a art, so no agency cares about it.
I've just had a crazy idea. Probably wouldn't be possible with today's technology, but all the elements of it are currently possible... so might work in the future.At present, if you want an image of a lady, with blonde hair, sat at a table drinking a cup of coffee... you either have to draw/paint it, photograph it, or use computer graphics. What if you could have a program that will automatically generate a high resolution image with completely random colors for every single pixel. That would result in billions of quintillions of images or something, so not very feasible. 99.99999999999999% of those images would be completely unusable, but if you had every possible combination of colors in every possible combination of pixels... somewhere in there would be a pixel perfect picture of Bruce Willis riding a blue whale, Mars crashing into the Earth, and a blonde lady sat at a table drinking a cup of coffee.So Google can recognise items, and faces and all that kind of jazz... so what if you had an element to the program that would automatically eliminate the results that don't contain recognisable objects or that don't contain a lady with blonde hair and coffee? So the storage power, the processing power and the object recognition software aren't there yet, but say in 25, 50, 100 years It's not outside the realms of possibility that I could go into Photoshop CC 2067, go to 'file', 'generate new image' and enter the terms, "lady, blonde, table, coffee", and I'm presented with hundreds of photo-realistic images to choose from. You could then click on the green dress to say you like it, alt-click on her bag to say you don't like it... and you're presented with a a different bunch of hundreds of images to choose from.Maybe a basic version of that is what these guys are doing with their gradient backgrounds. Maybe this is an old idea and I'm late to the party. Maybe everyone has had this thought at some point. Anyway, I should name the concept anyway, just in case, for my legacy and all that. Something classy, understated, elegant. How about "Robo-Image 3000XL Max"? Or Photorealistic Image Generation Software (PIGS).
That's nothing. Click "next page" at the bottom to see more than 400 of the same icon with slightly different color backgrounds. All uploaded and approved at the same time.https://www.shutterstock.com/search?searchterm=World%20health%20day&sort=newest&image_type=all&search_source=base_landing_page&language=en&page=2
black is the new colorfulhttps://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/colorful-abstract-background-572030401?src=03_bhvnrwEYlmQ9YihrgHg-1-14hahaand then the similar images, all the same black gradient, unbelievable that this gets through without help on the inside, or it has to be a machinewhich reviewer lets through a black image with the title colorful ?
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