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Title: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: danhowl on August 27, 2021, 06:35
Today I got 8 email Image Not Selected messages on images that were uploaded and on the site for more than 4 yrs. Is this a glitch or is this a re-editing of content? 3 of the images were from set with dozens of downloads and about 30 similar images. Anyone else get these?
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on August 27, 2021, 07:23
I got four.  Bizarre.

“ Our agency applies a pre-established set of criteria, against which each image is checked. In order to maximize your sales we maintain the right to select all images included in the database.

Unfortunately, the image you have submitted was not selected. If you can fix the reason(s) mentioned below please re-upload the file. In this case, use the following ID when filling in the file details for your next submission, in order to obtain a priority review. ”
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: Mantis on August 27, 2021, 11:19
Same here.  Standard reject reason for shots taken and submitted 10 years ago.
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: DiscreetDuck on August 27, 2021, 14:15
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Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: danhowl on August 31, 2021, 07:53
"Thank you for contacting Dreamstime.
We often perform routine reviews of the existing database and we may remove files that are already online but no longer meet criteria or have copyright issues.
I hope this clarifies why you have older files refused now.
Let me know if you have other questions or require further assistance."

Not sure exactly what they mean. There are still a dozen other files from same shoot that have totaled 35 downloads.

It's not like I really care. Dreamstime has never been a producer for me.
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on August 31, 2021, 08:45
Ok, how stupid is this?  This image (and a few others):
https://depositphotos.com/95429902/stock-photo-gymnast-cute-girl-balancing-on.html

“Due to child protection laws and internet watchdogs rules we can no longer keep such images online as they are considered inappropriate or interpretable.
We are in the process of removing all such imagery from our online database.
Thank you for your understanding.”
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: For Real on August 31, 2021, 09:01
Just when you think the MS companies cannot do anything stupider they somehow find a why! Why not take all the cat and dog images off lines as well --due to animal protection laws...

Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: dbvirago on August 31, 2021, 10:38
I've been trying to turn those emails off for years with no luck. Have them marked to go straight to spam folder so I never see them.
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: Charlene on August 31, 2021, 11:19
Shutterstock is also having new policy to stop contributor for using keyword like "diabetic" or "handicapped parking" because it sounds inappropriate.

They want you to use "a person with diabetes" or "accessible parking" now.

Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: Firn on August 31, 2021, 12:37
Shutterstock is also having new policy to stop contributor for using keyword like "diabetic" or "handicapped parking" because it sounds inappropriate.

They want you to use "a person with diabetes" or "accessible parking" now.
I didn't have any problems getting images with the word "diabetic" in keywords and title approved on SS just last week.
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: leremy on September 01, 2021, 01:51
Shutterstock is also having new policy to stop contributor for using keyword like "diabetic" or "handicapped parking" because it sounds inappropriate.

They want you to use "a person with diabetes" or "accessible parking" now.
I didn't have any problems getting images with the word "diabetic" in keywords and title approved on SS just last week.

They said they this guideline will be starting on 14 Sept 2021.
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on September 03, 2021, 08:04
Another 8 rejected.  How moronic.
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: Mantis on September 03, 2021, 08:37
Another 8 rejected.  How moronic.

I also had eight killed today and another dozen over the last week or so.  Stupid.  One is a businessman with a noose around his neck.  Inappropriate.
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: beanstock on September 04, 2021, 21:35
I also had numerous images deleted since June.  This is a response I received about an image of mine of a child sticking their tongue out.
   
"The image became unacceptable in light of new child policy regulations. In short we have to remove and no longer accept any images that may be deemed by regulators as inappropriate. This includes this kind of images where children stick their tongues out. While we consider them innocent there are people out there who don’t so we must prevent any inappropriate usage and the only way to do this is to systematically remove everything we had online and no longer accept such images."

Seems like that could apply to almost any subject  :-\
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on September 05, 2021, 07:30
Exactly.  Any image can be used inappropriately.  They’re taking the lazy way out.  Instead of doing their job to police usage. 
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: Pixart on September 17, 2021, 11:22
I had a gymnast removed too!  They better not touch my dancers!
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: For Real on September 17, 2021, 12:42
they removed one of my images with my daughter and our dog both sticking their tongues out!  So does DT think with a porn mindset all the time?
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: marthamarks on September 17, 2021, 14:34
Sooooo happy that the only living things I "shoot" are plants, wild birds, and assorted other wild critters.
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: cascoly on September 17, 2021, 18:06
Sooooo happy that the only living things I "shoot" are plants, wild birds, and assorted other wild critters.

Looks like they've put Mrs. Grundy in charge -- on the subject of interpreting birds & bees -- i have images of bluebirds mating  , and insects in the act of pollinating! wonder i f they're now endangered
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: cascoly on September 17, 2021, 18:49
Shutterstock is also having new policy to stop contributor for using keyword like "diabetic" or "handicapped parking" because it sounds inappropriate.

They want you to use "a person with diabetes" or "accessible parking" now.
I didn't have any problems getting images with the word "diabetic" in keywords and title approved on SS just last week.

and who's going to search on "a person with diabetes"!
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: marthamarks on September 17, 2021, 21:38
Sooooo happy that the only living things I "shoot" are plants, wild birds, and assorted other wild critters.

Looks like they've put Mrs. Grundy in charge -- on the subject of interpreting birds & bees -- i have images of bluebirds mating  , and insects in the act of pollinating! wonder i f they're now endangered

I also have very nice photos of mating birds (Golden-fronted Woodpeckers and Northern Shoveler ducks come quickly to mind) that were rejected by several of the stock sites.

These are "normal scenes" that you find in every tree or marsh in springtime.

Kinda puritanical, ain't it?
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: cascoly on September 18, 2021, 13:01
Sooooo happy that the only living things I "shoot" are plants, wild birds, and assorted other wild critters.

Looks like they've put Mrs. Grundy in charge -- on the subject of interpreting birds & bees -- i have images of bluebirds mating  , and insects in the act of pollinating! wonder i f they're now endangered

I also have very nice photos of mating birds (Golden-fronted Woodpeckers and Northern Shoveler ducks come quickly to mind) that were rejected by several of the stock sites.

These are "normal scenes" that you find in every tree or marsh in springtime.

Kinda puritanical, ain't it?

.. or they expected a personal release for such private moments
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: Uncle Pete on September 20, 2021, 12:45
Shutterstock is also having new policy to stop contributor for using keyword like "diabetic" or "handicapped parking" because it sounds inappropriate.

They want you to use "a person with diabetes" or "accessible parking" now.

This is what politically correct word policing does. But you see, we're more in tune and have better understanding of sensitive issues now. Just keep changing what things are called or how we're supposed to speak and think, to keep us all guessing. Making the world a better place?

Will this mean that where I park for "Senior Citizen Only" will have to be changed to Enabled Elderly, since I'm not Handicapped. Oh that's right, there are no handicaps anymore, just challenges, and special access. Does Diabetic hint of fat. (or in polite terms large people). I thought it was as simple as a medical condition, kids have it, old folks who aren't large have the condition.

Oh I get it... we won't be able to say cholesterol either, just LDL challenged.  ;D Hi my name is Pete and I'm LDL challenged. Group session in unison: "hello Pete" Then I go on to confess to my fat eating, saturated and trans fats transgressions. I had an all egg yolk omelet on Saturday, I feel so guilty. But Lipitor is in the pill box, one every night.

Meanwhile someone needs to make the ADA "aware" and wake them up, that it's not right to say Diabetes.
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: Firn on October 01, 2021, 06:08
Now it hit me too.  Reason: "Image may be inappropriate for stock" 
What's inappropriate about this? Sure, I know some people don't like muzzles on dogs, but I also don't like eggplants, no reason to forbid photos of them. In many European countries dogs have to wear muzzles in places like public transportations. It's a law - so what's inappropriate about showing a dog with a muzzle?

And what exactly is Dreamstime's plan here? Remove all photos in the database related to certain everyday topics so their customers have to go somewhere else if they need photos of these topics?  :o
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: danhowl on October 01, 2021, 06:15
Now it hit me too.  Reason: "Image may be inappropriate for stock" 


What exactly is Dreamstime's plan here? Remove all photos in the database related to certain everyday topics so their customers have to go somewhere else if they need photos of these topics?  :o

I got another one today. Seems like they are doing it is batches Or maybe it was an end-of-the-month quota.
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: Mantis on October 01, 2021, 07:14
Now it hit me too.  Reason: "Image may be inappropriate for stock" 


What exactly is Dreamstime's plan here? Remove all photos in the database related to certain everyday topics so their customers have to go somewhere else if they need photos of these topics?  :o

I got another one today. Seems like they are doing it is batches Or maybe it was an end-of-the-month quota.

Same here. Ones that sell are being removed. My last one was a piggy bank looking at a noose.  That sold fairly frequently.  Have no idea what WOKE or virtue signaling message that brings to qualify for removal.  Violence? S_H_I_T, it's reality in an inferential context.
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on October 15, 2021, 07:25
More idiocy from DT this morning.  25 rejections for images in this series:

https://depositphotos.com/33238481/stock-photo-thanksgiving-pilgrim-and-indian-are.html

Children wearing costumes. 
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: For Real on October 15, 2021, 07:27
DT must have a lot of mentally deranged buyers  :(
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: IF on October 15, 2021, 07:52
The same here, last week 2-3 images, I said OK, they don't need them anymore. This week another huge bunch of images, all kids doing gymnastics or playing on the beach.
And the reason? Not a Stock image.
So, I assume, they don't want images with kids anymore.

And yes, all were good sellers. They are not even listed in refused images or deactivated images, they are just lost in Nirvana.
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: Mantis on October 15, 2021, 07:52
More idiocy from DT this morning.  25 rejections for images in this series:

https://depositphotos.com/33238481/stock-photo-thanksgiving-pilgrim-and-indian-are.html

Children wearing costumes.


LOL that is simply stupid.
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: IF on October 15, 2021, 07:55
Now it hit me too.  Reason: "Image may be inappropriate for stock" 
What's inappropriate about this? Sure, I know some people don't like muzzles on dogs, but I also don't like eggplants, no reason to forbid photos of them. In many European countries dogs have to wear muzzles in places like public transportations. It's a law - so what's inappropriate about showing a dog with a muzzle?

And what exactly is Dreamstime's plan here? Remove all photos in the database related to certain everyday topics so their customers have to go somewhere else if they need photos of these topics?  :o

Can confirm, in Europe muzzle in public transports is a law, even in some parks or outside areas.
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on October 19, 2021, 11:26
“ Unfortunately we can no longer keep online images with Caucasian white people wearing American Indian attire (or any other type of native people). This is now considere cultural appropriation so images, even with children, need to be removed.”

Watch out, anyone wearing sombreros!
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: Uncle Pete on October 19, 2021, 13:05
“ Unfortunately we can no longer keep online images with Caucasian white people wearing American Indian attire (or any other type of native people). This is now considere cultural appropriation so images, even with children, need to be removed.”

Watch out, anyone wearing sombreros!

Holy cow, no one can wear a costume anymore, or anything.

Tell the Minnesota Vikings their mascot and team is "cultural appropriation" and inappropriate. I always thought they were an insult to Nordic heritage anyway.  ;) And as someone of Italian heritage, I'm offended by anyone dressing like a gangster and carrying a Tommy Gun, plus, my other half being Transylvanian, I want you all to stop with the Vampire disrespect!

You may not dress in a cape and wear fake fangs, I'm terribly offended. Besides Vlad Teps wasn't even Transylvanian in the first place!

Hey can we still dress like Columbus or Custer?  ::)
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: For Real on October 19, 2021, 14:20
 "Unfortunately we can no longer keep online images with Caucasian white people wearing American Indian attire (or any other type of native people). This is now considere cultural appropriation so images, even with children, need to be removed.”

My neighbor is 25% native American and looks pure Caucasian white male. He is member of his tribe here as well. So he cannot wear his tribe clothing anymore? 
Title: Re: Image Not Selected message on image that was uploaded 4 yrs ago
Post by: For Real on October 19, 2021, 14:22
DT= Deep Thr*@%    8)