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« on: July 02, 2014, 02:32 »
G'day folks,

How is everyone going with reviews at FT? I've just joined them and they're rejecting more of my stuff than all the other agencies I deal with put together! The rejection emails are so vague - "the image has one or more of the following (20-something) problems". How are you supposed to fix anything up when that's all the information you're given?

What's more, they don't accept editorial images. I don't see how I'm ever going to build up a decent sized port with them. I only joined because they're considered "big four", but they're more like "big pain in the butt" so far... even the category chooser is hard work. I don't see myself staying with them for long... I suppose I'll submit the rest of my port and give it a few months to see if there's any interest, but I'm not getting my hopes up. Dreamstime next for me... let's hope they're a bit easier to deal with.

« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2014, 04:03 »
It's the agency where I have less pictures online. I actually think their picky selection makes sense, it's my best looking port across all agencies. They are accepting more stuff since D-day though.

« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2014, 07:05 »
For whatever reason my acceptance rate at fotolia is in line or better than other agencies - wonder if there is some Euro cultural bias? You are right rejection reasons are useless but then I forget rejections and move on

« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2014, 16:59 »
Funny thing is, I'm getting almost 100% acceptance at SS and FT seem to be - more or less - accepting only the images that SS are rejecting! In other news, I had my first sale at FT overnight and am now a whopping 1.4 credits richer :)

« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2014, 20:30 »
Run the other way is my advice. Have you opted out of their Dollar Photo Club Scheme where they charge for credit packs but pay subscription rates to you? My advice based on personal, direct experience is that Fotolia is right at the bottom with Deposit Photos as the most unethical, sneaky, greedy agencies out there. You can trust them zilch.


  • Carl Stewart, CS Productions
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2014, 05:44 »
I agree with Mantis.  FT is a bottom-feeder and not to be trusted.  I once had a port there.  Not any more.


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