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« on: October 01, 2016, 09:22 »
I uploaded 8 photos in two batches on Thursday within a few minutes of each other. Three of them were reviewed right away (within an hour of uploading) - two from the first batch, one accepted, one rejected - one from the second batch was also accepted. At the same time I indexed a bunch that had been sitting there for a couple of months, and they were accepted.

What's odd is that I still have five images from Thursday sitting there. Is it normal for a batch of images  uploaded together to have some acted on almost immediately while others sit for days? These are straight-forward images, no need for releases and no logos or other issues that might hold them up.

Anyone else have the same experience?

I also noticed that the X size of some of the images - both those accepted and those still pending - is set at 30 instead of 60 like the rest of them. Not sure how this happened. Wondering if the move to the Adobe site is messing things up? (EDIT: I was able to change the one that was accepted to 60 on the Fotolia site, but I guess I'll have to wait until the pending images are accepted to change them. It seems that if you upload through Adobe it's set automatically to 60 (or whatever your maximum is, I guess), but you still need to change it if you upload via Fotolia).

Overall, I like Fotolia much better now that Adobe has taken over, but just curious about what's happening behind the scenes. Any thoughts?

« Last Edit: October 01, 2016, 09:28 by wordplanet »

« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2016, 11:49 »
Yes, they don't get all reviewed at the same time, some a day after upload, some a few days later, it's weird system, but it's normal...

« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2017, 01:15 »
Usually review time on Adobe Fotolia is max 2 days for me. Often in less than 24 hours.

Now one batch of images pending more than 4 days. Another batch uploaded later was already reviewed. Just me, or anyone else have this little problem?

Don't be mad at me, just asking.  ???

« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2017, 01:40 »
I upload images in batches of ten and most get reviewed within a couple of days but a few often sit in pending for a few more days.
There doesn't seem to be any logic to which images take longer to review but as my acceptance rate is so high there I am not complaining.

« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2017, 18:46 »
you said: "There doesn't seem to be any logic to which images take longer to review"

if you submit certain media types, they might take longer to review.

- anything that has a release form might go to a different reviewer with a longer review time

- some categories might go to a different reviewer and longer review time, such as anything where they think you might need a release form even if you didn't provide one. for example, if your category is People or Buildings, they might assume you need additional examination in case a release is required

- if they pre-process the media to check for unstable video, levels, incomplete metadata, bitrates, codecs, etc, your individual media submissions might get flagged and delayed

« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2017, 19:19 »
In my case images are usually all photos of nature and landscapes.


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