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Author Topic: Easiest reviews of the big 4: iStockphoto.com  (Read 2720 times)

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« on: July 22, 2011, 05:29 »
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Remember the day when IS had the pickiest reviewers? My current observation is they seem to accept almost anything i submit. They are propably desperate for new material (?)

In the other hand, SS, DT, FT are getting more and more difficult to submit to. I used to have a 90%+ acceptance ratio, but now its more like 50% (I haven't got the courage to check out my numbers...)

This is how the tables turn...

(Bottom line: the sites should accept almost anything that is technically good enough. Let the customers vote with their clicks and buys and weed out the non-selling crap after it has been online for a couple of years. It's getting really frustrating to submit decent images and get them rejected because they are "too similar" oor "limited commercial value" or something else)


« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2011, 05:32 »
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You can add 123RF to that list of high rejection sites . . . .
« Last Edit: July 22, 2011, 05:34 by etienjones »

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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2011, 05:52 »
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Remember the day when IS had the pickiest reviewers? My current observation is they seem to accept almost anything i submit. They are propably desperate for new material (?)

In the other hand, SS, DT, FT are getting more and more difficult to submit to. I used to have a 90%+ acceptance ratio, but now its more like 50% (I haven't got the courage to check out my numbers...)

This is how the tables turn...

(Bottom line: the sites should accept almost anything that is technically good enough. Let the customers vote with their clicks and buys and weed out the non-selling crap after it has been online for a couple of years. It's getting really frustrating to submit decent images and get them rejected because they are "too similar" oor "limited commercial value" or something else)
If you're independent, why not spread your similars over the different agencies? Just a thought, and not one I've ever tried.

« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2011, 06:30 »
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Yes. there has been an obvious reversal in the rejection patterns on the top four agencies - fotolia and iStock have got easier the other two tougher. I wonder if an influx of former exclusives to SS and DT has made them more picky.

« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2011, 12:09 »
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Clearly we all need to just suck it up and cope, but I do find the LCV rejections for things with a very strong sales record to be very frustrating. They clearly don't know what sells and what doesn't.


« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2011, 13:17 »
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You've gotta be kidding.  100% acceptance on SS, FT, DT recently.  Haven't sent anything to IS for a while so tried 3 of the better ones  - 2 rejected so far and not holding my breath about the 3rd.  I'd post them only can't be arsed signing up somewhere just to show a 100% version.


 

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