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Actually, your photo is on Thinkstock, with many other editorial.
Sorted by "popularity", it's about in the middle of the list.
Maybe it was sold in May, so you have not still it listed  in your download stats.
But it's odd that in 1 month it appeared in so many sites.

I aggree with 99.9% of the rejections. I can even tell upfront when a photo will be rejected by SS, ........

Just an example of a 0.01%

maybe I now understand where's the misunderstanding.
Your port in SS is all illustrations. You have not experienced, I think, mass rejections on illustrations. I have half port made by illustrations too, and no issues with them.
But try to upload some photos: you'll get them all rejected for stupid reasons. Again, and again, for months.
Then go to the SS main page, make a search for a wide category, say "landscape", choose "photos", "new" then see yourself where the bar is, if it is raised or not.
Then you'll understand why some people is angry.

1.  Rather than subscribe to conspiracy theories, isn't it more plausible that some submissions are borderline in terms of what they are looking for?
2. Funny that folks have a sense of entitlement to have work accepted in certain sites but are happy to accept they are not "good enough" for the "in danger of being lost in their own alimentary canal" sites.

1) No.
2) It's not entitlement. It's trying to build a portfolio.

I don't think they don't want microstockers. They don't want microstock photos.
It's just a different market, requires different products.

I'm more optimistic. From a buyer's point of view, I think, 8 pages only of "curated" images give no many choices. If someone is searching for, i.e. "ship in the windstorm", he finds nothing in curated, while in the wider searchable database he can find three wonderful, state-of-the-art, inimitable images.  ;D
Not to mention a "salty dog" search: astounding results in the normal galleries, nothing in curated  8)

OK, I discovered that mine was not a "curated mail". I received the same mail as peresanz, and in crated my images are searchable, but not present in the "curated section", which is only 8 pages long, while in "discover art" there are, now, 1127 pages.
So, it seems there are 3 levels for images: not featured, promoted and curated

It's more bullying than reviewing :)

Usually I don't resubmit, but I tried to get one particular series of images accepted, just to play.

- submission 1: rejected for poor lighting
- submission 2, less contrast: too much noise reduction
- submission 3, less noise reduction: rejected for noise
- submission 4, after some acrobacies in post production: rejected for poor lighting, lighting problem, noise and composition ... Jackpot!

And this with images taken in a sunny day, late afternoon, sun behind my shoulders, tripod, ISO 100, f/11, manual focus and exposition using live view.

The point is, not only one waste time and images, but after a mass rejection, SS can send a warning, and after three can suspend the contributor's portfolio. So now a lot of people can be fired out from SS at any moment.

Well, I received the "curated mail" today, and now can see my images searching them by keywords and in "discover art".
It seems images are indexed very fast: I uploaded 2 images 1 hour ago, and can see them searching by keyword.



Yure: Crated's rep earlier in the thread suggested 15-20 images for curation (off the top of my head, certainly more than 5).

Thankyou, I didn't noticed!

Let's prepare some more images ... :)

I'm a "newbye".  Uploaded five pieces two days ago, and have no news.

Site Related / Re: A big cheers for ...
« on: May 22, 2014, 04:07 »

Rational, precise, informed. A distinguisged voice in the forum.

OK, I discovered that a portfolio link is not necessary :)

I sent my first 5 images to crated, and this is the gallery:


Is it mandatory linking a portfolio when signing in?

Print on Demand Forum / Re: Crated
« on: May 12, 2014, 05:04 »
About application: is a portfolio link mandatory?

Dreamstime.com / Re: Lack of Sales on DT for March
« on: March 26, 2014, 05:32 »
Yesterday 0.49 was added to my earnings in Dreamstime, but it doesn't show which file was sold. Is this from partner program, and if yes is there a way to see where and how it was sold?

Me too. A .33 earning added to the total "earning balance" in the main page, but no new files in the sold list or in the statistic.

Shutterstock.com / Re: SS SOD sales
« on: March 20, 2014, 03:18 »
In February I had my first two SODs, now in March nothing (up to now).

Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutter goes down again?
« on: March 19, 2014, 10:31 »
SS works for me

Panthermedia.net / Re: What about Panthermedia?
« on: February 25, 2014, 05:14 »
I started uploading there in May 2013.
- uploading is not straightforward, quite clumsy compared to other low earners sites
- a very high rejection rate forced me to upload no more than 2 images per day, so I'll stay a life iin order to make a decent portfolio

so I stopped, after a couple of months and 32 images uploaded. Since then, I had 2 sales, 0.23 euro each.

Some news from IS forum. Lobo posted a few minutes ago:

"We've reduced the number of affected contributors from 25k down to a little over 9k. We've completed all the calculations and will be sending out notification emails out to all the affected contributors later today.

Rather than perform one single recoupment we have established a 6 month recoupment schedule. The email we are sending will contain the total amount that will be recouped as well as the monthly recoupment amount. We will not be providing an individual file breakdown."


Print on Demand Forum / Logos and products on POD sites
« on: February 13, 2014, 03:42 »
I'm a bit confused about the use of some images in POD sites like, say, Zazzle.
I have some images of a Harley Davidson motorcycle: I assume I can use them in stock sites as editorial, because commercial use is excluded. On Zazzle, anyway, I can see many images of motorcycles, cars and other products, with design, logos and so on, well visible. Isn't this a commercial use?

iStockPhoto.com / Re: PP started for December - finally!
« on: January 29, 2014, 13:58 »
PP up to the 16th of the month now. looks normal so far. What I noticed: I had regular sales all month, but no sales at all between december 24th and dec 29th like the site was closed. Anyone else the same pattern?

No. I had only 9 Istock (non PP sales), 2 of them on Dec 26th.

About PP sales, it seems to me strange that I have 9 sales in the first 8 days of December and none at all after.

Pond5 / Re: Pond 5 sales dried up
« on: January 29, 2014, 07:48 »
I have now something more than 300 images there, and 13 videos. Had a single sale last year,  and nothing more.
Maybe I keep my prices for the pictures too high: from 8 to 16 dollars.

DepositPhotos / Re: DepositPhotos login issue: anyone?
« on: January 26, 2014, 09:11 »
For me too.  :)

DepositPhotos / Re: DepositPhotos login issue: anyone?
« on: January 18, 2014, 17:09 »
So, it seems the bug is on the DP side. Luckily, most of us can use different browsers.

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