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« on: August 20, 2007, 18:38 »
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My rejections in FT are low and the ones they don't accept are generally because of the subject (sunsets, for instance).

However this weekend I submitted a series of illustrations, all the same except for colors. My workflow was the same in all of them: I edited the colors, generated the TIFF, generated the JPEG, entered IPTC data.  One of the four images was rejected due to technical qualities:

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We regret to inform you that photo 4098590 was not accepted. Photographs submitted to Fotolia are available for sale and must meet high technical standards. Your image did not meet our technical qualifications.

The image contains one or more technical problems:
    * Blurry or out of focus
    * Over/Under exposure
    * Framing problem
    * Over or under saturated colors
    * Problems with contrast
    * Noise or Pixelation
    * Quality of routing
    * Interpolation problem

I emailed support asking if they could explain what was wrong.  Their answer was simply:

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We apologize for the inconvenience. Our editors approve or decline images following the Fotolia guidelines.

So, I still have no idea why it was rejected.  The "Academia" forum isn't much helpful, as images can not be zoomed it, so any unclear technical problem would not be seen.

Any experiences with resubmitting?

Regards,
Adelaide


« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2007, 22:42 »
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I usually resubmit the shot isn't trivial. Given the usual vagueness of FT rejections, I downsize to IS 'Large' size (5+MP) if needed/possible and resubmit after a few days. I'm going by my gut, but I think that more than half the time the image is accepted.

Now if it sells, that's another story ...
« Last Edit: August 20, 2007, 22:44 by sharply_done »

« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2007, 01:29 »
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For the first time ever I had 8 photos rejected by FT out of 15!!!!!!!!!!  I have never had this happen before. they must have a new reviewer or something. I have only had about 50 rejections out of my 2000+ photos submited here...so to get 8 in a row is very strange....I could possibly agree with one of them...but the rest???????????

Tom

« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2007, 07:08 »
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For the first time ever I had 8 photos rejected by FT out of 15!!!!!!!!!!  I have never had this happen before. they must have a new reviewer or something. I have only had about 50 rejections out of my 2000+ photos submited here...so to get 8 in a row is very strange....I could possibly agree with one of them...but the rest???????????

Tom
Almost the same thing just happened to me - 8/10 rejected for being "too similar". I got a laugh out of it though - the 2 that were selected were the only real similar ones of the bunch!

« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2007, 09:39 »
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I would just resubmit if you have a strong feeling about the photo.  Good chance it will get accepted a second time if the quality is there!

« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2007, 11:03 »
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Yup seeing weird rejections with Fotolia too... they must have hired someone (or several of them) with little experience... yet (hope this will improve soon).
Had an image of Notre Dame de Paris cathedral (daylight, fragment, garden view) rejected for "no property release"! Duuudes... check out when it was built.... Having said that it happens with every agency once in a while. They hire someone new, they decide to change their standards and some reviewers would take it wrong (like noise issues with Shutterstock a while ago when they were mistaking pixels on their monitors for noise:))
It's kinda disappointing that they sent you this standard general reply meaning basically "bugger off". But again they are not the only ones to do it. Some agencies don't reply at all - i guess they get way too many notes of the kind, and most of them don't make much sense. So, when some real problem comes up they just ignore it like the rest.
My advice would be - sit on those images for a month, then look at them again. If you still think - wow these are nice, they should have been accepted - then resubmit.


 

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