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« on: January 26, 2016, 15:29 »
Is it just me?......I would try and submit my best work but of all sites I have no clue how they judge pics it just me they're culling? I'm certainly not planning to look at their library with their sales potential I think I will continue to optimise my pics for Shuterstock ;-)

Hi Paul,

Its been noted that the acceptance rate for your uploaded items is currently 12%. While we constantly aim to help authors refine their skills through the review process, the fact remains too many of your account's submissions do not meet Photodune's current commercial acceptance standard.

The types of issues we have identified with your submitted items are:

Poor composition
Poor lighting and/or exposure issues.
Poor focus, too much noise reduction, etc
Subject with low commercial value. We will be particularly selective when it comes to travel photography (see link below)
For this reason, we are required to temporarily withhold your account's submission rights for a period of 14 days as a quality management measure, in good faith. Please understand this is by no means a personal judgement of your work, which does display artistic merit in its own right. During this time, we only encourage you to familiarize yourself with the current library, and its general commercial viability and quality levels as compared to your submissions overall.

« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2016, 15:33 »
Dump Photodune. Pain in the #*^ site!

« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2016, 15:38 »
Strange thing is the pics that do sneak through although often my worst  do OK and its an easy upload. I have no pride  ;).

« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2016, 17:01 »
I was the recipient of a somewhat similar communication a few weeks ago.  Not a complaint about quality, but about quantity and subject matter.  I do a lot of work with models, and generate quite a few images from each shoot.  The other agencies have been okay with my volume of work; even Dreamstime doesn't object any more.  But Envato was clear they didn't want them.  They even threatened to cut off my upload privileges, which I thought was excessive for a first communication on the subject.  In any event, they won't get any more people photos from me.  Their site, their rules.  And to be fair, it's mostly my non-model shots that sell there.

One amusing postscript: after getting told off, they sent me a survey asking me to evaluate the quality of their support and my level of satisfaction.  I told them the truth.

« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2016, 17:01 »
How can that be? They are a marketplace, a platform from which we sell images. They are not an agency so why are they bothering to inspect images at all?

Oh, it's the "have their cake and eat it too" syndrome.

« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2016, 07:14 »
Funnily enough they just inspected by final batch 6 from 20 accepted one very borderline rejected by most the other 5 location shots which I thought they didn't want........will take a break from their site may or may not return.

« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2016, 12:00 »
I'm having the same issue at their GraphicRiver site with my vectors. I actually have decent sales there with what they have accepted but about 6 months ago they started rejecting 90% of what I submitted. My work didn't suddenly take a quality dive, they're rejecting stuff that is equal to or sometimes better than the things they've accepted in the past. It makes no sense.

Their process for uploading vectors is too complex anyway. I wind up having to save 2 extra formats per image just for them in order to upload. I think I'm done after my next payout.


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