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Author Topic: How to submit a stitched panorama to iStock  (Read 5057 times)

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« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2010, 13:44 »
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If you wipe the exif, they will have other excuses to reject - their infamous "artifacts" or "overprocessed" reason for example. Those just make me shrug. It's either extremely unqualified people who are not able to tell what artifacts are if they bit them from behind, or people driven by conflict of interest since they have photos of similar subjects in their portfolios. Both cases are indications of amazingly unprofessional environment. I was asking agency owners years ago - don't you think it's a conflict of interest to allow reviewers to have their own portfolios on the site? The answer was always - nah, it's fine...
I had a couple of submissions recently returned for the need of extra model release (a small part of the back of they guys head was visible), so we went ahead and added the release, now they rejected those images for "use of direct flash". Needless to say, no direct flash was used, not even close!
I am sure there are many talented and knowledgeable people with good work ethics working as reviewers on Istock, but there are also way too many unprofessional people in my opinion.


« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2010, 13:57 »
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I just had a series of photos rejected with the following message...
* PENTAX K100D native resolution = 3008 x 2008. Your file is 2704 x 2801. As part of iStock standards, we only accept files at their native resolution. *
This was an isolation photo.  All I did was crop off the excessive white space on the left and right edges.

As mentioned, sounds like you're using the crop tool incorrectly.  Not IS's fault.

« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2010, 12:15 »
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I have a couple of large stitched images on IS and they do pretty well.  They're collections of similar objects, assembled from individual photos, with no special attention paid to EXIF or any other image tags or attributes.  I submitted them a few months ago and they were accepted right away.

I'd say - give up, once and for all, trying to understand why something like this is rejected, unless it's for an obvious image quality issue - otherwise you're just wasting your own time and increasing your frustration.  Just wait a few weeks and submit it again.  And again.  
« Last Edit: December 10, 2010, 12:33 by stockastic »

« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2010, 13:20 »
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I have a couple of large stitched images on IS and they do pretty well.  They're collections of similar objects, assembled from individual photos, with no special attention paid to EXIF or any other image tags or attributes.  I submitted them a few months ago and they were accepted right away. 

My stitched panoramas have all been accepted, but I recently had a rejection for a collection of small pieces of antique jewelry.  They wanted each photo individually.   ::)

Make up your minds, IS!!!


 

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