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« on: October 16, 2009, 10:17 »
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Hello,

I just got a photo accepted in FT, and a few minutes later it was suddenly rejected (overabundant category). It was a landscape of a beautiful lake, no pictures of that place yet in Fotolia.....

Is that normal or should I contact them?

Simone


« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2009, 19:50 »
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In my experience is useless to contact FT about rejections.  But it doesn't hurt trying, perhaps they will give you a decent explanation.

« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2009, 20:36 »
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I would just forget about it. Other sites will likely accept the image. Its hit and miss. Your time will be better spent shooting new images than trying to convince the various agencies to reconsider a rejection.

Regards,

RacePhoto

« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2009, 01:34 »
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You have just met up with Sybil the reviewer. Probably related to Bret Favre.  ;D

Attila the reviewer would have just rejected everything you uploaded in one slash.


KB

« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2009, 09:58 »
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You have just met up with Sybil the reviewer. Probably related to Bret Favre.  ;D

Attila the reviewer would have just rejected everything you uploaded in one slash.


LOL!

Regarding Fotolia support, I would say contacting them for most anything is a waste of time.

I recently asked a simple, one-sentence question.

I received two responses (I can't say they aren't responsive!).

One said "yes", the other "no", and the reasons given by each clearly showed that neither person even understood the question I was asking!  :o

« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2009, 14:27 »
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sales are up dramatically at FT -  already 2x BME and no El's - so i decided to submit a few more -- i'd stopped last spring after getting silly rejections.  had a decent response in acceptance, s sent some more and gt silliest rejection i've ever seen -- "no model release" for a picture of a MOUNTAIN - blue sky, barren landscape

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KB

« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2009, 14:35 »
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 :D

Clearly a mistake.

The reviewer meant to reject for no property release instead.

 ;D

« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2009, 15:50 »
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welcome to the forum...and welcome to the wonderful world of Fotolia, where questioning will get you banned and approvals are run by the monkey house at the zoo....all that being said, I've had 2 cashouts this month. Fortunately, a modest port from the last 3 years provides a consistant (and growing) payout. It may be too late to begin working with them as they are no longer accepting new material  :P

« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2009, 16:28 »
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I think they work with face recognition software and if the photo has a face is just goes through.  Cheaper than paying reviewers 5 cents per inspection.  If no face is recognized it goes to a reviewer who is also an industry expert on commercial value.   ;) 


 

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