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helix7

« on: April 15, 2008, 20:19 »
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I've gotten this rejection twice this week, both times on images that were part of a series:

"We regret to inform you that we cannot accept your submission ... for addition to the iStockphoto library for the following reasons:

Please provide a focused description for this file. Aim to include how it was created, its subject, location and any valuable technical information regarding the file. Thank you."

These images were a set of icons, where the first 4 sets were accepted and this 5th was rejected, and a set of vector price tags, also with others in the set accepted previously.

Maybe it's just me, but this seems like a silly, random rejection, without any real reason behind it. It's not an issue of too many in the same series, because we're talking about icons here, and people submit dozens of similar icon sets at a time. And because they're icons, the quality and style are the same as those previously accepted. So what's the deal?




« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2008, 20:21 »
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I've had that once before, too - I think they suspect you of plagiarism or theft, and want you to verify that the work is indeed wholly yours.

Edit: Thinking about this further, it was BigStock who gave me a 'soft rejection' like this, not IS.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2008, 20:44 by sharply_done »

DanP68

« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2008, 20:21 »
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Now THAT is really strange.  How would he prove that the work is his?

bittersweet

« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2008, 20:40 »
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That is not the standard source material/derivative message, so I'm going to ask the obvious question: what exactly does your description say? Does it state what is in the image?

The reason I ask is that i've been hearing from some of my CN who have gotten in the habit of writing cute/humorous but not entirely accurately descriptive descriptions. :D There seems to be a movement of late to break those bad habits. I'm thinking it must have to do with some upcoming search functionality.

Could any of that possibly pertain to your image?

jsnover

« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2008, 20:46 »
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Now THAT is really strange.  How would he prove that the work is his?
Not strange - go check the vector forum for lots of threads on this.

As noted above, I don't think this is the rejection for derivative artwork, but you "prove" your work is your own by uploading a reference/source image  (vector uploads have a few more steps than photos).

You can upload a scan of a sketch you did; you can make screen grabs along the way if the image was created entirely online; you can upload the reference photo from which you started - which has to be your own.

DanP68

« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2008, 20:50 »
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It's really sad that so much thievery is taking place.  I understand their concerns.

« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2008, 21:19 »
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Please provide a focused description for this file. Aim to include how it was created, its subject, location and any valuable technical information regarding the file. Thank you.

Had I received this, I would imagine they meant my description was too vague.

Regards,
Adelaide

helix7

« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2008, 22:12 »
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I usually just write a quick sentence about the image. More of an extended title really. I guess I need to go more in-depth with the descriptions.

The thing is, these are part of a set, and in one case I uploaded 4 previous icon sets with identical descriptions. 4 passed, then this 5th one got rejected.

And it's not derivative work, so there's no source image, no plagarism, etc. It must be the description not being detailed enough.

Thanks for the help, everyone.




 

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