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« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2010, 14:34 »

The latest one is "quality". Which is ridiculous. Which is why I started all this:) If they say "we don't need this at this time", well it's their call. But my quality I am pretty sure about.

so far as i know, there are three different declined messages. one for either "quality", "technical", or "type". if you received the "quality" message, it doesn't mean that it failed on technical grounds. it seems to be their catchall for stylistic rejection. i'm sure you've never received the "technical" rejection for this is where focus, noise, contrast, saturation, etc. are listed as the problems.

anyways, let us know how chad is responding to this!

« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2010, 15:52 »
Hi Elena,
Many people pointed out the same problem, yet, some of them keep saying that Fotolia's rejections are not insane. I think your rank at FT tells us clearly that something is wrong there,  but what....that's a hard question.

« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2010, 18:02 »
Very Interesting
« Last Edit: April 15, 2010, 18:03 by willie »

« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2010, 14:12 »
 ;D ;D
« Last Edit: April 15, 2010, 18:03 by willie »


« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2010, 12:59 »
hi elena:

sorry this is happening to you too at ft. great portfolio and track record so i'm sure it's a rogue reviewer on the loose.

but, i'm kind of curious as to what declined message are you getting? is it the ubiquitous "not up to our aesthetic standard" that they give to the rest of us, or is it "your photographic work is excellent, but not needed, blah, blah blah?"

The latest one is "quality". Which is ridiculous. Which is why I started all this:) If they say "we don't need this at this time", well it's their call. But my quality I am pretty sure about.

FT is weird. Their 'quality' rejection means 'we don't think this image will sell'.

« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2010, 16:24 »
first sorry about my bad english
i have similar problems with fotolia, im just new at stockfotografy and i nearly finished my first series produced for stock, while those pics have 99% acceptance by all agencies... 12 in total, fotolia rejected 99%. they needed 2 weeks to review... in this time those fotos sold very well on toher agencies.
I dont't think i will upload the rest of the series to fotolia, is not worth the time spend for the upload... and these serie is only 100pics


« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2010, 08:11 »
 Some days everything is approved, somedays nothing is approved. There is no pattern that I can see, except maybe a reviewer that is bipolar. I recently started uploading videos, and got a new rejection- "none conformity" ( spelled that way!) The rejection goes on to talk about added type in the video ( there is none) and other things that have nothing to do with what is uploaded. In the past, FT has sold well for my print, but even that is slowing down.
Great portfolio, by the way. They should give you a free pass, you've earned it.
Keep us posted on what Chad says, which I predict will have to do with the vast numbers of files they get, how the reviewers have to make judgements, blah blah blah.

« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2010, 09:33 »
They don't seem to like niche/location photography, which is pretty stupid since that is some of my best-selling stuff and there are lots of under-represented areas there. I guess they think the travel market is irrelevant and it's their call. Presumably people wanting travel images shop at the other sites

« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2010, 05:58 »
Elena did you hear back about this?


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