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Adobe Stock / A Note Regarding Adobe Editorial Submissions
« on: September 09, 2021, 08:30 »
I recently had several editorial images rejected...not a big deal. The rejection I believe is likely because the photos were "news oriented" even though there weren't people in all of the ones rejected

However, the "Illustrative Editorial Guidelines" seem to be a bit contradictory. In one paragraph it is stated:

"We are looking for imagery intended to illustrate articles on current events and news, focused on conceptual imagery using real brands and products to convey strong ideas."

Then a few sentences later it states:

 "The most common cases for rejection from that collection are:

    - The file includes identifiable people.
    - The file is news or documentary editorial.
    - The file did not have a strong editorial concept."

It is a bit confusing: "We are looking for imagery intended to illustrate articles on current events and news" vs. "...common cases for rejection...- The file is news or documentary editorial"

Seems to say imagery for current events and news is wanted and then says news is reason for rejection?

Can we have some clarification?


Adobe Stock / Adobestock - Editorial with People Soon?
« on: May 24, 2021, 07:32 »
Illustrative editorial is great, but when can we expect to see acceptance of Editorial shots with people on Adobestock?

Pond5 / POND5 Free Collection?
« on: April 21, 2021, 08:22 »
I just got an email from POND5 about their new "free collection"....what's that about?

Print on Demand Forum / Fine Art America Payout
« on: November 24, 2020, 10:00 »
How soon after I get a sale notification on FAA should I expect to see the payout in my paypal account?


Adobe Stock / Expanding Editorial?
« on: October 17, 2020, 10:01 »
Any word on when Adobe will expand their editorial collections beyond "illustrative" and stills (i. e. footage)?

Adobe Stock / Payout Interval for Adobe
« on: June 09, 2020, 15:39 »
I just saw the following message on my Adobe page:

"To request payment you need at least $25 in available earnings. Additionally, you should not have other pending payouts, and 45 days must have passed since your first sale."

The "45 days since your first sale" part...does this mean that you can't get monthly payouts?

I wonder what would have happened if instead of royalty cuts to boost revenue, SS raised their prices? This is so contrary to the ingrained and  pervasive "race to the bottom" that all agencies are currently doing. Maybe, just maybe it would have worked. They would make more money and contributors would make more money. Contributors would be motivated to produce more and better content. Would they be so bold as to even try? Sure, the royalty cuts boost revenue, but as we all know, long term that is a dead end. SS, be bold!

Pond5 / POND5: How to see sale date
« on: April 17, 2020, 07:54 »
Is there a way to say when a sale occurred on POND5?

9 / Shutterstock "Losing" Model Releases?
« on: April 02, 2020, 17:06 »
I have had a number of submissions where I know I attached a model release and SS is claiming I did not....have other's seen that?

Adobe Stock / Videos XYZ/POND5 on Adobestock?
« on: March 28, 2020, 14:24 »
Just happened to notice on adobestock that there are a bunch of videos where the artist is "XYZ/Pond5" where XYZ can be many different names. Is this some agreement between Adobe and POND5?

11 / $1.50 for a video clip???
« on: March 10, 2020, 17:38 »
I got a $1.50 for a video clip is that possible???

Anyone know how to set up an email campaign on Fine Art America (premium members). They talk about it on the  site, but it is not clear how to set up and email campaign?

13 / Next Payout?
« on: February 24, 2020, 09:28 »
When is the next iStock payout?

Adobe Stock / Want to see only my editorial images
« on: February 15, 2020, 14:56 »
Is there a way for me to see only my editorial images in my portfolio?

I used bridge to embed meta-data in a video file. Both Adobestock and POND5 correctly interpreted the meta-data (descriptions and keywords). However, Shutterstock seemed to ignore the embedded meta-data. Anyone happen to know why? I doing something wrong?
I used Davinci Resolve to generate the file. This is on a PC platform.


Does anyone have any experience with joining FineArtAmerica using a business or corporate name vs. signing up as an individual?

Finally upgraded from my old lightroom 6 to  Lightroom Classic. It created a new catalog file which is about half the size?
Anyone know why the catalog file is so much smaller?

General - Stock Video / MP4 vs. MOV
« on: October 27, 2019, 14:00 »
Any opinion on whether it is better to use .MP4 or. MOV as a video file container format?

Everything I found online says they are about the same. MOV was developed by Apple way back and MP4 was developed later as a more general standard.

Wouldn't it make sense for agencies to boost prices of images with strong sales? Or maybe to give the option to the contributor to do so?

Adobe Stock / Setting Poster Frame on Videos - Adobestock
« on: March 08, 2019, 10:08 »
Is there a way to set or change the poster frame on a video file on Adobestock?

Adobe Stock / Proper Way to Ask AS about a video rejection?
« on: March 06, 2019, 08:47 »

Where is the proper link to enquire regarding a file rejection. In this case I did a number of green screen silhouettes and they were all rejected for "technical issues". A generic response, plus they were all accepted at SS. I need to know exactly what the perceived "technical issue" is so I can address it.


Adobe Stock / How to Change Keyword order on an Accepted file
« on: January 31, 2019, 09:39 »
With the Adobe interface, how does one change the order of the keywords after acceptance?
I know how to do it with the Fotolia interface, but can't see how to do it with the Adobe interface.

Adobe Stock / Spelling Error Correction
« on: December 06, 2018, 09:34 »
I use Lightroom to process my photos, then upload manually to AS. Occasionally a spelling error slips through. Lightroom has no spell checker (PC version).
This just happened to me and I had to generate a ticket on AS since it seems they don't allow editing of titles after a file has been approved.
Two questions:

1. I heard there is a Lightroom plugin for uploading to AS...does it have a spell checker? (I gave up requesting Adobe to add spell check to LR).
2. In general, what do others do to avoid this issue without adding a lot of overhead in the file generation/upload process?

I have always done my payouts via Fotolia website. I figured I'd try on Adobestock. However, I got a question which I have never gotten on
Specifically, it asks you to choose between "Are you a US tax resident" or not. What are the implications of the answer to this question?

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