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« on: April 05, 2022, 11:07 »
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Today I had my first image rejection at Pond5 ever and they rejected 61 of 61 images - with the following text:

"Our team has finished reviewing your recent uploads. Here are the results:
Items rejected (61)

Curator comments:
Hello, thank you for the uploads. Pond5 now has over 10 million photos in the collection, therefore we're scaling back on the amount of similar images we accept - due to the very high volume of similar content already in the library. Photos of commonplace things such as clouds, flowers, countryside etc are very saturated, so it is unlikely we will accept many more unless they are very unique or of an extremely high quality. If you have any questions please contact [email protected]. Thanks"


Anyone else got this too?
« Last Edit: April 05, 2022, 11:10 by JustAnImage »


« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2022, 12:08 »
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Whilst I shoot 99.9% video, I've got about 1000 images on P5 because it's the best platform to export Metadata CSV. However, in all the years I've never sold a single photo on that site.

Really hope they don't start saying the same about video though.

« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2022, 12:19 »
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Whilst I shoot 99.9% video, I've got about 1000 images on P5 because it's the best platform to export Metadata CSV. However, in all the years I've never sold a single photo on that site.

Really hope they don't start saying the same about video though.
I have about 2.000 videos and 23.000 images online at P5, but only sold about 20 images there with and RPD of about $4.
I contacted the support to see what they are saying about this... we will see :-)

SVH

« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2022, 13:29 »
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I think Uncle Pete is right in the end.

The agencies have enough for each subject. They don't need us anymore. They even don't want our photos anymore. The will reject everything and sit to see the cash coming in and pay you 10 cents or 33 cents or whatever minimum is appropriate. If they get any because a lot is free this days.
From a business perspective completely understable though (for the intermediate term that is).
« Last Edit: April 05, 2022, 15:15 by SVH »

« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2022, 14:25 »
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Today I had my first image rejection at Pond5...
....Anyone else got this too?

I haven't, but that's because I don't upload to Pond5 any more - they can't sell photos :) I know the photos they can't sell are saleable because Adobe Stock does just fine.

Lots of promises from them in 2020, but absolutely nothing in the end

« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2022, 01:45 »
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Ha! Weird. Because I never saw P5 rejecting something. My latest uploads to them date back from last week, and they all were accepted. As usual.
Apparently they have "enough" which I can understand for certain subjects. Makes no sense to have thousands of images of skies or flowers in their collection.

Anyhow, no need to bother, because image sales on P5 are very scarce. I few images a year, one every two months on average, that's all I get from them.
Commissions are fine (last year got a 20$ sale) but still... at these volumes it's a waste of energy to be bothered about their rejection policy.

« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2022, 09:56 »
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« Last Edit: April 06, 2022, 09:58 by uvox4 »

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2022, 13:22 »
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Today I had my first image rejection at Pond5 ever and they rejected 61 of 61 images - with the following text:

"Our team has finished reviewing your recent uploads. Here are the results:
Items rejected (61)

Curator comments:
Hello, thank you for the uploads. Pond5 now has over 10 million photos in the collection, therefore we're scaling back on the amount of similar images we accept - due to the very high volume of similar content already in the library. Photos of commonplace things such as clouds, flowers, countryside etc are very saturated, so it is unlikely we will accept many more unless they are very unique or of an extremely high quality. If you have any questions please contact [email protected]. Thanks"


Anyone else got this too?

I guess they noticed that they don't sell many images, so they aren't going to spend time trying. My only P5 sales have been through Wirestock, which makes the whole connection even stranger.


« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2022, 19:16 »
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Just to let you know, I got an answer from the Pond5 support:

My Text:
"Dear Pond5,
 
I just got my first image rejections on your site and all 61 images have been rejected (see email below)
 
My account name is: ###
 
Some of those images were surface textures, infrared motion maps, an old sign of a house number 8, an old window in a brick wall, etc.
Are those types of images forbidden no? Would this would mean most of my images would be rejected in the future?
 
I am a little confused right now maybe you can help me out.
 
Thanks, Michael"


Pond5 answer:
"Hello Michael,
 
Thank you for contacting our Support & Care Team!
 
Our Curators have determined that your submitted media does not meet our qualifications for acceptance. Pond5 strives to maintain a content marketplace full of high quality, risk-free media assets and as a result not everything that is submitted for review can be accepted. We only want to create a quality marketplace that our buyers can trust for their content licensing needs, and it may mean that your content does not meet our criteria for acceptance.
 
You should have received a message from the Curator regarding the files in question:
 
Hello, thank you for the uploads. Pond5 now has over 10 million photos in the collection, therefore we're scaling back on the amount of similar images we accept - due to the very high volume of similar content already in the library. Photos of commonplace things such as clouds, flowers, countryside etc are very saturated, so it is unlikely we will accept many more unless they are very unique or of an extremely high quality. If you have any questions please contact [email protected]. Thanks
 
Please understand that maintaining this high bar is in the interest of the entire community. We encourage you to continue to produce and upload the best content that conforms to our Contributor Guidelines.
 
We appreciate your understanding and hope to be reviewing more submissions from you soon!
 
Kind regards,"



I didn't expect to get an answer with any real information - but this is just a joke... of course I wrote them back, if they are willing to answer my question in any way ;-)

« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2022, 07:50 »
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I think Uncle Pete is right in the end.

The agencies have enough for each subject. They don't need us anymore. They even don't want our photos anymore. The will reject everything and sit to see the cash coming in and pay you 10 cents or 33 cents or whatever minimum is appropriate. If they get any because a lot is free this days.
From a business perspective completely understable though (for the intermediate term that is).

At least P5 is straight about the reason, and do not use other non relevant rejection reasons in taht situation like I suspect some other agencies to do.

wds

« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2022, 09:25 »
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P5 may feel that since they sell so few images, they want to scale back review resources etc.. as a way to keep their costs down perhaps?

« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2022, 12:11 »
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P5 may feel that since they sell so few images, they want to scale back review resources etc.. as a way to keep their costs down perhaps?
I never had the feeling real reviewing was taking place. They just accepted everything. Never had a rejection on P5.
So P5 actually starting critical content reviewing, not only in terms of quality but also evaluating subject saturation, would rather feel like raising the costs. 


SVH

« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2022, 12:15 »
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P5 may feel that since they sell so few images, they want to scale back review resources etc.. as a way to keep their costs down perhaps?

Another one bites the dust

SVH

« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2022, 12:18 »
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I think Uncle Pete is right in the end.

The agencies have enough for each subject. They don't need us anymore. They even don't want our photos anymore. The will reject everything and sit to see the cash coming in and pay you 10 cents or 33 cents or whatever minimum is appropriate. If they get any because a lot is free this days.
From a business perspective completely understable though (for the intermediate term that is).

At least P5 is straight about the reason, and do not use other non relevant rejection reasons in taht situation like I suspect some other agencies to do.

Agree, at least they are honest about it

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2022, 13:27 »
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April 2019:

Since we are primarily a footage marketplace, I don't believe we currently have any initiatives that specifically promote our photo library.

Please be advised that review times are mostly based off of contributor submissions, and some times of the year are busier than others (ie, the holidays, production seasons, etc). You can find some insights into our bestselling photo content here:
https://contributor.pond5.com/data-trends/photos/



 

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