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« on: April 17, 2017, 05:36 »
I'm just getting a little frustrated with Adobe... I will submit a batch of images (this is happening only recently) and half of them will be rejected due to "lack of aesthetic or commercial appeal", and there's no way... they are good solid microstock images. So I wait a day and resubmit them with no changes made... accepted! I understand there are probably many reviewers with different tastes etc, but honestly, this has happened a few times now and I resent the waste of my time. Also when the images do go on sale, there have been sales almost immediately... anyone else experience this? It's like they feel they have to reject some to do their job or to keep the agency high-end. And the other agencies are accepting all of them with no issues.

« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 05:57 »
Post your images here, and let see if there is some unanimity. Would they have been accepted by all...
Re-submitting could have other (less cool with much more frustration) effects too....
« Last Edit: April 17, 2017, 07:33 by Oligo »

« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 07:41 »
Adobe don't want reality they want pretty pictures that's what I found.

So avoid subjects that are too gritty or mundane


« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 08:46 »
Same here: "lack of aesthetic or commercial appeal" - Very subjective.

Resubmit: Accepted.

It's a waste of time (and bandwidth) but you have to do it if you want to sell the stuff.

« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2017, 08:59 »
If they were reviewed by a bot, they would be rejected every time. Human touch is a horrible thing. Very inconsistent.

« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017, 13:19 »
Welcome to microstock. (or I am guessing stock sites in general).

If the bot was changing via machine learning or they changed the algorithm it could still happen. 

« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2017, 11:22 »
Adobe don't want reality they want pretty pictures that's what I found.

So avoid subjects that are too gritty or mundane

hmm If you submit a tomato isolated on white they will accept it without any problem


« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017, 20:32 »
Two days ago Fotolia/Adobe video clip refused: "lack of aesthetic or commercial appeal"

Today Pond5 same clip sold.

Need I say more?

« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2017, 13:35 »
90% of images that they reject from me for that reason sell with other agencies ---- many of them within 24 hrs of posted and keep selling.

I do not resubmit. Perhaps what sells well on one does not sell as well on another.  What sells on Adobe tends to be different than what sells on others. That can be said for every agency.  My best sellers vary for agency to agency.

It is frustrating.  The reason is very subjective and I doubt any reviewer is infallible on that. 


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