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Matylda Laurence

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  1. my thoughts are that this trend for AI rejections will make many like me not upload again in expectation of larger returns for my efforts...shame really ...
  2. due to the constant noise focus and chromatic rejections then the price drop I lost total motivation and didn't even bother to upload again...happy now that no longer stressed and shouting at what I instinctively knew to be a faceless bot...now getting accepted on DT and AS and just made a first sale on AS after a recent upload...no more stress and feel my world is turning again and things moving forward...here on SS am trying to get to a payout but oh so slow ...
  3. morning news ... https://www.insideimaging.com.au/2020/shutterstocks-reverse-robin-hood-sees-share-price-soar/
  4. Just had my first image sale on AS for 33p started uploading on 23rd May (the sold image I uploaded a few days ago) since the drop on SS...and agree uploading process and keywording is no problem at all...reviews are getting faster too. So onward and upwards now have 102 accepted many of which were rejected by SS and as they are become live on AS am removing from SS...didn't want to but 10cents is derisory ... no sales yet on DT but very happy with acceptance rate and the fact they take editorials...😀
  5. Hi Sari don't mind not having a spider day although have plenty of corn spiders checking out my bathroom...but thanks Sue Rae for that will be useful am sure...tongue in cheek maybe " what can peeps buy for 10 cents " enjoy your day
  6. Hi If you go to your landing page where the map and number of downloads are recorded on my computer there are 3 links just above this number which says level
  7. well done nice feeling...not one that I have enjoyed for some time now...
  8. thanks Steve for posting this...yes music perfect for the sequencing and great tie-in with the spectacles on the gallery frontage too...beautiful place to live me thinks best Matylda
  9. had to give you a laugh emoji Steve..needed cheering up...have been shot down so often about rediculous review decisions for months and what ever I tried came to zero acceptance after having most accepted for past few years...now being accepted on AS and DT who seem to have their own preferred style of image needs and share between the two and then remove from SS one by one just leaving here a core of mostly editorials from my iPhone...and reaching my next payout will be a challenge that I am willing to accept as the constant rejections here for every conceivable reason has beaten me down...but as you say hey pennies make pounds ! IMHO
  10. hi welcome to the forum thread of reviewing and its outcomes...yes the effort to eventually get an image accepted is now the hardest thing to do and the second or maybe now the first kickback is having to accept the bottom price line which is not clear at all. I have had so many rejected for noise and focus and any other abberation that can be listed by the bot and chucked out in seconds so needless to say am not uploading here but to AS and DT and although slower review am getting images accepted that I have deleted from SS portfolio...still selling oddments at various prices as need to try and reach my payout threshold...
  11. ah just had to visualize this and couldn't stop laughing but share your frustration...you made the AI go dizzy too much for it to think about...
  12. Hi Chris recently tried a test to upload 4 images from my iPhone which in the past was never a problem for noise and focus but within seconds reviews and rejected so not going to bother anymore...am selling some above the 10 cents had a 1.32 and 1.11 and as they are from the iPhone and didn't cost me money to take them in the first instance am leaving these sort to reach my threshold and see what happens. As someone also said AS have accepted some that I deleted on SS which were good sellers but the long review time is frustrating but have to accept. DT a bit faster but am concentrating on AS first then what they don't accept am trying on DT - I get the feeling SS is also cherry picking what they want or there are faulty bots or angry reviewers IMHO ... just as a side issue there might be a new strategy since the new CO took over and bigger things are afoot...just my thoughts though
  13. hi John just as a try out loaded up 3 from my iPhone today of feet in a long queue set apart by the yellow space markers in a well known store...as I took them just infront of me and deliberately took the bottom of the legs with shopping etc seems current and a fresh take on the news articles we are seeing at the mo...like you the content was of interest...news on the run so to speak...and reviewed in couple of hours by the AI bot and chucked out for focus noise artifacts...so that is my final offering for a 10cents return rather water the garden hey ho and will remove more of my best images for AS and DT...feel you frustration
  14. Hi Candia there are some recent OP threads giving instructions sorry to hear that bad news just not worth the effort ... I have moved my best images to AS and DT and taken them down from SS ...
  15. Hi if you have time you will find many other OP threads regarding this problem of focus noise and grain issues...the AI does not like fog rain mist or anything that might make a photo creative or a real time image...a constant problem IMHO
  16. hi Brett thanks for the heads up on reviewers...I have not uploaded since the constant noise focus and anything else they can find on my images these past few months...just think the system is broken especially when the July news letter of SS wants invites our work and then...hey ho more rejects using the same lens and style as for the past few years...I would rather they just said they are looking for something else ... so will not upload for a while and keep adding to AS and DT now...for a bottom line of 10 cents it hardly seems worth the fight would though like to reach my payout level this year !!
  17. many thanks for your nice comment...and will take your advice re AS as I do have time to keyword and title as am doing this as a sort of top up extra? I tend to take phone images and videos (which I am still learning to do) as a reporter observer angle as to what might be trending and what I think might be useful as I tend to read online newspaper but particularly look at adverts and media selling that comes into my timelines...it is as you say worth a try doing it that way. Had 5 rejected on DT and 1 on AS as after the debacle here on SS am sorting out what they might take as commercial...so thank you again for taking time to comment...
  18. Hi ya I gave up after 3 years as sold nothing at all on that site..so am trying AS and DT (1st lot accepted) and taken my best commercial images off here as 10 cents is too low although had a OD for $1.32 (taken on my iPhone) yesterday after 2 at 10 cents ...am just leaving my editorials here though as need to reach my next payout level which I think will take a long time...
  19. Understand totally John the review process is so flawed now and on top too the price drop does nothing to inspire me to upload my best images here...in fact am removing many that have been regular sales as 10 cents is too low...will leave the iPhone stuff and editorials for now ( sold 2 now for 10 cents) and get to my payout level and see if anything good is forthcoming...btw have had my first upload to DT and AS accepted and will be interesting if they will pass images consistently rejected here for multiple reasons...wish they would actually hit the button ... "not what we want" then at least it saves me time uploading again...
  20. such a relief not really worth the effort of rejection then acceptance just for this small offering...
  21. Hi Brian if I understood you correctly about the cow ID tag I worked here in the UK in the dairy industry for years and yes we tagged all the cows infact all livestock for traceability through a government agricultural agency...loved working with cows and sheep sometimes more than people ha ha have a good day...weather here now in England just perfect
  22. thank you Sharkshock that is useful to know 😄
  23. yes it is as am sure many are doing the same as me still as there is nothing to do here with current situation happy to wait and see...think I will now think of something else to do this week have a good day best Matylda
  24. Hi Ken this review nonsense has been building for some weeks now and I have just uploaded a small batch of images to Adobe and am waiting review. Also it is as if the tap is turned off again with just one sub a few days ago. Although I do appreciate the advertising world is undergoing much change due to world events the silence of the SS team and now these new price offerings do little to add confidence in a better revenue stream. That I would accept but for months of reading the forum something has been amiss for a long time which might suggest a bigger change at SS than even we can imagine now also with a new CEO. These are just my musings but the constant rejections with such nonsensical reasons to me is the loudest shout that things are going wrong on many counts. In my mind as a professional business person, customer care is all because as has already been said without the contributors work SS have very little to offer in the way of new and exciting media for the news and creative industry as a whole. IMHO
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