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« on: February 24, 2023, 03:59 »
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Has anyone noticed that Shutterstock appears to be approving every image lately and very quickly? I did an experiment with grainy images SS would never have approved in the recent past but they too sailed through. I wonder if there's a catch...


« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2023, 04:39 »
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For me some images get approved almost instantly, some take a few hours right now. They don't approve images as a whole batch anymore. Haven't donbe that in a while, I guess part is AI reviewed, or at least AI pre-sorted, part human reviewed, thus the different review times.

The images that take longer to get reviewed get reviewes within 2-3 days around the weekend and mondays, then around 1-2 days Tuesday and Wednesday and a couple of hours on Thursday and Friday. There always seems to be a backlog from the weekend where not many reviewers seem to work. At least that's how it has been  for me for the couple of past weeks.

« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2023, 04:46 »
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For me some images get approved almost instantly, some take a few hours right now. They don't approve images as a whole batch anymore. Haven't donbe that in a while, I guess part is AI reviewed, or at least AI pre-sorted, part human reviewed, thus the different review times.


So it seems to be working differently for different accounts. I've had absolutely no delay in approvals this week. And most images get approved instantly. Zero rejections too. I find it weird because I always had some of my images rejected before and some that I submitted would definitely have been rejected. I'm not complaining but it does make me wonder if SS is doing something nasty behind the scenes...

« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2023, 04:58 »
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This has been happeing to me for about two months. If I submit in the morning time, from Tuesday to Friday, the review takes usually less than an hour. I thought it was strange. It doesnt help me much though, my new images dont sell. I guess they are lost between thousands of others, which are approved immediately, just like mine.

« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2023, 07:56 »
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Has anyone noticed that Shutterstock appears to be approving every image lately and very quickly? I did an experiment with grainy images SS would never have approved in the recent past but they too sailed through. I wonder if there's a catch...

I think its still just batch approve/not approve on a random basis.

Just had 120 images all rejected for focus.  Images taken different times of year on 4 different cameras in different lighting conditions all of which have had others accepted from the same shoots.  The only thing they had in common were they were submitted at the same time.

What i have noticed is far more rejections on weekends and Mondays - again queue size?

Im still firmly convinced if the queue is busy or similar they just dump everything in the submission batch for the same reason just to shrink it.

That said i just had a drone video of a mountain rejected for intellectual property.

Edit:- just looked and the previous batch of 80 all got approved within a few hours with no rejections at all.  So it does look like batch accept/rejects.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2023, 08:08 by gnirtS »

« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2023, 08:39 »
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Are you suggesting that Shutterstock doesn't have a dartboard they use to pick the rejection reason, with treble 20 being the only 'accepted' area?  8)

« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2023, 08:57 »
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Are you suggesting that Shutterstock doesn't have a dartboard they use to pick the rejection reason, with treble 20 being the only 'accepted' area?  8)

I used to think that.

But now i think the dartboard has been replaced by an AI controlled virtual dartboard.


 

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