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« on: October 23, 2017, 05:28 »
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... then please search for photos in SS with, "Christmas basket with red apples and pomegranates decorated with fir branches" phrase.


« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 06:10 »
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That's insane.  :o Gotta be wasted energy on the artist's side, as well as wasted server space.

« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 06:10 »
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Someone left the camera on High Speed and uploaded the entire memory card.  ;D

« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 06:26 »
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We should flood the Shutterstock mailbox with lamentations for things like that!

« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2017, 06:38 »
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What if somebody puts screen image with this 'movie frames' into their page in fb?

« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2017, 07:23 »
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I think some people too literally took the - more photos - more potential sales.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2017, 08:02 »
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Insane.

« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2017, 08:50 »
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I think some people too literally took the - more photos - more potential sales.
Yes, Shutterstock

Semmick Photo

« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2017, 09:05 »
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I thought they were clamping down on similar image abuse?

This is just insane.

When I send in two similar shots, one gets rejected. How does stuff like this get past reviewers?

This has to be a person letting this through, because an automated process would cop on.

Semmick Photo

« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2017, 09:11 »
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It is a bit of a habit for that person

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That whole portfolio is just large series of similar images 50-100 per serie

Semmick Photo

« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2017, 09:15 »
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« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2017, 09:40 »
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It seems that we all compete with a robot. And SS inspectors are on its side.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2017, 10:28 by photorobot »

« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2017, 10:11 »
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I think some people too literally took the - more photos - more potential sales.
Yes, Shutterstock

Since it's the hosting space they are paying, makes me wonder, maybe we are missing something here?

« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2017, 10:27 »
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I think some people too literally took the - more photos - more potential sales.
Yes, Shutterstock

Since it's the hosting space they are paying, makes me wonder, maybe we are missing something here?
Probably

angelawaye

  • Eat, Sleep, Keyword. Repeat

« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2017, 10:38 »
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Wow that is insane!

Shelma1

« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2017, 13:55 »
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Uploading 50 similars at a time pushes all the competition out of the first page of most recent. This is happening a lot with vectors, too.

I think the folks who were using the same keyword 50 times (until we complained enough for SS to put a stop to it) are now flooding the site with 50-100 almost identical images to squash other contributors from gaining any traction.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2017, 05:57 by Shelma1 »

« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2017, 14:36 »
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Seems to me the important point here is that this stuff can't possibly be coming in through the official inspection process.  Someone is getting it in through a back door.


« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2017, 15:23 »
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Shutterstock answered me:

"Thank you for reaching out too us. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Our Contributors are in charge of what they upload to our website. There is no restriction for uploading similar images, as they may have some difference that we may not be able to view right away.
As i stated we will take your comment into consideration. Thank you."

 


Semmick Photo

« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2017, 15:42 »
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Hmm, so no restrictions any more on sending in similar images.

Shelma1

« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2017, 15:57 »
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Interesting that some people knew that before we did...and they purposely upload the exact number that takes over the entire page.

Quasarphoto

  • there are no problems only solutions

« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2017, 16:08 »
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https://www.shutterstock.com/g/trong%20nguyen

If you would think the apples are the worst...
 

« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2017, 17:31 »
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https://www.shutterstock.com/g/trong%20nguyen

If you would think the apples are the worst...

And this guy has 658 pages of the same kind of repetitive crap.

« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2017, 20:35 »
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And this guy has 658 pages of the same kind of repetitive crap.

Ugghh going through the first several pages is giving me a headache. I had to quit before I started throwing things against a wall in frustration.

Quasarphoto

  • there are no problems only solutions

« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2017, 20:47 »
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Shutterstock answered me:

"Thank you for reaching out too us. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Our Contributors are in charge of what they upload to our website. There is no restriction for uploading similar images, as they may have some difference that we may not be able to view right away.
As i stated we will take your comment into consideration. Thank you."

 

You really got that answer from them? Again, hold my beer...

« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2017, 23:28 »
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Shutterstock answered me:

"Thank you for reaching out too us. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Our Contributors are in charge of what they upload to our website. There is no restriction for uploading similar images, as they may have some difference that we may not be able to view right away.
As i stated we will take your comment into consideration. Thank you."

 

No restriction on similars? What is this about then?
https://www.shutterstock.com/contributorsupport/articles/kbat02/000012339

StockPhotosArt.com

« Reply #25 on: October 24, 2017, 01:59 »
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Shutterstock answered me:

"Thank you for reaching out too us. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Our Contributors are in charge of what they upload to our website. There is no restriction for uploading similar images, as they may have some difference that we may not be able to view right away.
As i stated we will take your comment into consideration. Thank you."

 

I'm getting a bit confused with that answer because the search "Christmas basket with red apples and pomegranates decorated with fir branches" now only shows two images.

So, it seems that what was written in that reply is not true after all.

« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2017, 02:06 »
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I'm getting a bit confused with that answer because the search "Christmas basket with red apples and pomegranates decorated with fir branches" now only shows two images.

Perhaps the contributor in question might be reading this forum.


« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2017, 03:51 »
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"Thank you for reaching out too us." Any one using that phrase needs locking up for crimes against language particularly when they don't know the difference between to and too.

« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2017, 04:15 »
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Shutterstock answered me:

"Thank you for reaching out too us. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Our Contributors are in charge of what they upload to our website. There is no restriction for uploading similar images, as they may have some difference that we may not be able to view right away.
As i stated we will take your comment into consideration. Thank you."

 

I'm getting a bit confused with that answer because the search "Christmas basket with red apples and pomegranates decorated with fir branches" now only shows two images.

So, it seems that what was written in that reply is not true after all.

"we will take your comment into consideration"

Probably they did ;)

« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2017, 04:21 »
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"Our Contributors are in charge of what they upload to our website." I think some overpaid underling strayed off message....SS are in Charge of what They accept on their web site...thats how they are able to say they have all those millions of high quality images ;-)

ShadySue

« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2017, 06:12 »
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"Thank you for reaching out too us." Any one using that phrase needs locking up for crimes against language particularly when they don't know the difference between to and too.
I actually hate that use of 'reaching out to us'.
The allusion is presumably to 'reaching out for help', like if you're drowning in a pond and someone holds out a pole for you to reach out and grab*.
The should say 'contacting us' or more informally 'getting in touch'.

*Though I guess you could say that by informing them of a problem, you're reaching out to them with a pole for them to grab.
 ::)

« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2017, 06:38 »
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"Thank you for reaching out too us." Any one using that phrase needs locking up for crimes against language particularly when they don't know the difference between to and too.
I actually hate that use of 'reaching out to us'.
The allusion is presumably to 'reaching out for help', like if you're drowning in a pond and someone holds out a pole for you to reach out and grab*.
The should say 'contacting us' or more informally 'getting in touch'.

*Though I guess you could say that by informing them of a problem, you're reaching out to them with a pole for them to grab.
 ::)
Luckily I no longer work in corporate speak world but so many annoying phrases like that its not reaching out it's simply contacting them.

« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2017, 07:48 »
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This is the part that got me, "... as they may have some difference that we may not be able to view right away".

Say what?  They might have hidden differences that will be revealed in the future?  After having too much to drink?  Buyers will see a difference that is invisible to the reviewer's eye?  I agree with the bit about contributors submitting whatever they want but this part makes no sense.

« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2017, 08:55 »
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Reaching out makes me puke

 ;D

« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2017, 17:16 »
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Shutterstock answered me:

"Thank you for reaching out too us. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Our Contributors are in charge of what they upload to our website. There is no restriction for uploading similar images, as they may have some difference that we may not be able to view right away.
As i stated we will take your comment into consideration. Thank you."

 

I'm getting a bit confused with that answer because the search "Christmas basket with red apples and pomegranates decorated with fir branches" now only shows two images.

So, it seems that what was written in that reply is not true after all.

Click on one of them and then show similar https://www.shutterstock.com/search/similar/514912189

Hard to tell if something small moved, or if the crop is minutely different. All these identical images don't make for better sales, they drive customers away.

« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2017, 17:24 »
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lol. Someone shooting timelapses and then uploading each frame?

« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2017, 00:07 »
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They simply don't care Guys and they are Not going to do a thing about it. it's been going On for years already. let it go Or get serious.  I'll support whatever.


« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2017, 00:35 »
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lol. Someone shooting timelapses and then uploading each frame?

Yes, time lapses of sill-life :D

« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2017, 20:30 »
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This is the part that got me, "... as they may have some difference that we may not be able to view right away".

Say what?  They might have hidden differences that will be revealed in the future?  After having too much to drink?  Buyers will see a difference that is invisible to the reviewer's eye?  I agree with the bit about contributors submitting whatever they want but this part makes no sense.

Unless it is the proprietary computer vision technology with AI trying to justify it's review process, do you think contributor support is human?

« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2017, 23:56 »
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Similars don't matter unless they mess up the search.

« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2017, 02:33 »
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Similars don't matter unless they mess up the search.
They do but really they shouldn't need to would be simple to avoid it.

« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2017, 15:44 »
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""Thank you for reaching out too us. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Our Contributors are in charge of what they upload to our website. There is no restriction for uploading similar images, as they may have some difference that we may not be able to view right away.
As i stated we will take your comment into consideration. Thank you."

What you should do is write back "I will Take your comment into consideration"
I was just looking at a Pic from someone On SS that was approved that is By Far the worst Photo I've yet to see in all my Micro experiences, and I reviewed for 3 years in the beginning and thought I had seen It all, Sometimes back then it was entertainment.. This was so over the top, the review staff had to be 100% drunk to approve this, Not so Much the subject which was super bad the destroyed chunks of Pixels from super Poor WB and noise was something I could not duplicate if I tried. Truly a benchmark Image of where this is going. I have a very old habit of searching to see what folks are doing.....WOW is the only word I can come up with....Embarrassing is another. I and a few friends spent Years trying to help folks do better.....FOR WHAT????????!!!!!!!!!!!!! it has gone in reverse and honestly I don't even think they know it. What a shame.

« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2017, 16:55 »
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It is a bit of a habit for that person

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That whole portfolio is just large series of similar images 50-100 per serie

strange this kind of folio come always from russia ukraine or country exussr....so strange.cheating to have profit is one of the basis of their economy i'm not surprised they apply this to micro stock.

Quasarphoto

  • there are no problems only solutions

« Reply #43 on: October 26, 2017, 20:42 »
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It is a bit of a habit for that person

More

More

That whole portfolio is just large series of similar images 50-100 per serie

strange this kind of folio come always from russia ukraine or country exussr....so strange.cheating to have profit is one of the basis of their economy i'm not surprised they apply this to micro stock.
Don't get pumped too much about the Russians,  here is a guy from the good ol' US pumping out 65K of crap. https://www.shutterstock.com/g/trong%20nguyen. Any thoughts about that?

« Reply #44 on: October 27, 2017, 00:59 »
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Don't get pumped too much about the Russians,  here is a guy from the good ol' US pumping out 65K of crap. https://www.shutterstock.com/g/trong%20nguyen. Any thoughts about that?

I tried to take a look but the page doesn't exist anymore. Was it mostly similars or did it have some variety as well?

« Reply #45 on: October 27, 2017, 01:08 »
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It is a bit of a habit for that person

More

More

That whole portfolio is just large series of similar images 50-100 per serie

strange this kind of folio come always from russia ukraine or country exussr....so strange.cheating to have profit is one of the basis of their economy i'm not surprised they apply this to micro stock.

I did not know that USA was an ex URSS country
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/jeremynathan

Quasarphoto

  • there are no problems only solutions

« Reply #46 on: October 27, 2017, 05:32 »
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Don't get pumped too much about the Russians,  here is a guy from the good ol' US pumping out 65K of crap. https://www.shutterstock.com/g/trong%20nguyen. Any thoughts about that?

I tried to take a look but the page doesn't exist anymore. Was it mostly similars or did it have some variety as well?
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/trong%20nguyen


Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #47 on: October 30, 2017, 12:41 »
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Similars don't matter unless they mess up the search.

That's the way I see it. Only makes the agency look bad, doesn't hurt me any. I doubt that it makes these people more money, just makes them work much harder for what little they will get. Diminishing returns...


 

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