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« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2020, 14:43 »
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"Title must be descriptive of the subject matter and must be in English. Titles cannot contain special characters, spelling/grammar errors, or repeat words/phrases in excess,"

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happens when the   location, object,etc is itself a foreign word and the reviewer doesnt recognize it as such - mostly when it's a less common language (eg, Bulgarian, Bhutanese, Hindi, are my recent examples). re-submitting usually works

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lately getting 'similars' rejection for horizontal & vertical framing, even tho each a new image, not, eg, a horizontal cropped to vertical.  (someone needing a vertical  is not necessarily spending time looking for horizontals that can be cropped!)  whereas true similars often get accepted as shown by the spammy portfolios we've seen


« Reply #51 on: January 14, 2020, 15:23 »
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rejection for similar, of a specific train service i have never covered.  so i asked CS for reason. 

"Greetings,

Please be informed, as per Shutterstock improvised policy, any image of a particular content taken from various angles/poses/effect will be considered as similar content."



Clair Voyant

« Reply #52 on: January 14, 2020, 16:38 »
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34 interior images all property released...
14 accepted no problems
20 rejected for not using an acceptable release...

what a bunch of nonsense.


808

« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2020, 19:37 »
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I haven't had many rejections recently. I'm having the opposite experience it seems.

« Reply #54 on: April 18, 2020, 18:43 »
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I saw someone on here say that they submitted a beach scene and it got rejected for grain. They suspected it was the sand.

SS uses algos and they are too literal. I think in absence of being able to select images based on dynamic composition and interest due to just not enough eyes available, they algo them based on technical notions. It's really too bad because seems you wind up with a lot of technically sound garbage vs crafted imagery. 

« Reply #55 on: April 19, 2020, 22:13 »
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it's because its a picture of MY egg & toast! :) and THAT makes it special! :D

but in all seriousness... it is a bit annoying with ss having random rejections for no reason other than the east indian (or whatever 3rd world country) reviewer is too lazy to do the work, and since no one is 'looking' over them they just watching pizza while clicking 'reject' on their phone and get paid for that...


...also the review times is ridiculously fast, uploaded a batch, set my timer on the phone, it took 40 seconds and the review was done! ...

I wish mine did that. Sometimes it takes days, but just for a reminder, reviews used to be days and many days and everyone complained, because it was so important that their latest "stock photo" of some sliced vegetables, a handshake or girl with a headset, was so important, and they had to be online right away.  :)

I always said, what's so important about the next upload, except news and editorial of course, that a picture of an egg and toast, that hasn't been in someones portfolio for buyers since 15 years ago, just has to be there, right now, today? Really?

Yes, I'd like Editorial to be fast tracked and isolated food to be side tracked for a week at minimum. LOL

« Reply #56 on: April 19, 2020, 22:27 »
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They are doing some very stupid rejections. They rejected my maximum content saying similar, when they are totally different.

Frustrated with them.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #57 on: April 20, 2020, 07:34 »
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it's because its a picture of MY egg & toast! :) and THAT makes it special! :D

but in all seriousness... it is a bit annoying with ss having random rejections for no reason other than the east indian (or whatever 3rd world country) reviewer is too lazy to do the work, and since no one is 'looking' over them they just watching pizza while clicking 'reject' on their phone and get paid for that...


...also the review times is ridiculously fast, uploaded a batch, set my timer on the phone, it took 40 seconds and the review was done! ...

I wish mine did that. Sometimes it takes days, but just for a reminder, reviews used to be days and many days and everyone complained, because it was so important that their latest "stock photo" of some sliced vegetables, a handshake or girl with a headset, was so important, and they had to be online right away.  :)

I always said, what's so important about the next upload, except news and editorial of course, that a picture of an egg and toast, that hasn't been in someones portfolio for buyers since 15 years ago, just has to be there, right now, today? Really?

Yes, I'd like Editorial to be fast tracked and isolated food to be side tracked for a week at minimum. LOL

Of course, thanks for understand the Eggs and Toast and "My Children" (my photos) are always better than someone else's, they are perfect, they usually do no wrong, (unless caught with their hand in the cookie jar), even if the rest of the world doesn't agree.  ;D

I'm still thinking how much people wanted less similar accepted, how they wanted stricter reviews, because there's just too much  from "other people" that's terrible and that's getting passed. Now we're getting terrible rejections for absurd reasons, some irrelevant like "what's the random rejection going to be for now" and add to that, similar is so tight, that a high percentages of "similar" are possibly market variations.

Which reminds me?

"The devil doesn't come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns. He comes as everything you've ever wished for." ~ Tucker Max

More simple universal version:  "Be careful what you wish for, you may receive it." ~ W. W. Jacobs

Sold: Wow I need to make 20 more like this...  ;)



Shelma1

« Reply #58 on: April 20, 2020, 20:31 »
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Shutterstock the provider of stock photography, footage and music had to slow down its approval rates for submissions. This as more and more states and cities implement isolation and quarantine measures, including shelter-in-place orders.
The company recently slowed down the approval rate of those uploading images for sale on the site. And also the rate at which sellers can upload their images. It has also limited the volume of content contributors can submit weekly due to a reduction in review capacity. According to the new arrangement, contributors can submit up to 500 images and 100 videos in a 7-day period.

Clair Voyant

« Reply #59 on: April 20, 2020, 21:32 »
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Shutterstock the provider of stock photography, footage and music had to slow down its approval rates for submissions. This as more and more states and cities implement isolation and quarantine measures, including shelter-in-place orders.
The company recently slowed down the approval rate of those uploading images for sale on the site. And also the rate at which sellers can upload their images. It has also limited the volume of content contributors can submit weekly due to a reduction in review capacity. According to the new arrangement, contributors can submit up to 500 images and 100 videos in a 7-day period.


According to the new arrangement, contributors can submit up to 500 images and 100 videos in a 7-day period. And have them all rejected.

georgep7

« Reply #60 on: April 21, 2020, 04:45 »
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Assuming a regular one man band contributor uploading,100 videos per week with a 75% acceptance rate is yet a nice what? 3900 new clips per year? Isn't that already a good annual portfolio sum up? (Again) assuming no random editorial or whatever passes in front of the camera  uploads.

???

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #61 on: April 21, 2020, 06:18 »
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Shutterstock the provider of stock photography, footage and music had to slow down its approval rates for submissions. This as more and more states and cities implement isolation and quarantine measures, including shelter-in-place orders.
The company recently slowed down the approval rate of those uploading images for sale on the site. And also the rate at which sellers can upload their images. It has also limited the volume of content contributors can submit weekly due to a reduction in review capacity. According to the new arrangement, contributors can submit up to 500 images and 100 videos in a 7-day period.


According to the new arrangement, contributors can submit up to 500 images and 100 videos in a 7-day period. And have them all rejected.




« Reply #62 on: May 31, 2021, 07:49 »
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My rejection rate (video only is very high past few weeks) got worse.

Rejected for "similar content" when the "similar content" was rejected for noise.  Uploaded them all few days later and accepted.

Model releases always rejected now - it seems I can't use a template Model Release anymore.  Only the docusign model release even though there is still an option to upload a model release.

I did send an email to SS but only answer I get is "rejections are frustrating blah blah". 

« Reply #63 on: May 31, 2021, 18:40 »
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angela thats happening cause they use AI to reviews photos.this has been discussed to death here and in their forums
its not humans who review your content.although i believe some reviewers in the past rejected pics cause they were bored to check for technical errors or they had already a portolio and they didnt want to compete
but the truth is nowdays the contributors have to deal with some stupid ROBOT in one word .you said it your shelf they are rejected the first day they are approved the next without  any changes
and all that for 10 cents
you can continue and dont care or quit and move somewhere else
 ss is not the only agency out there


 

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