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  1. Hello, I upload several videos film with the DJI mini 2 and all are rejected by noise or resolution and proportion. All the videos are film in 4K with 3840x2160. Frame rate 29.97 Video quality = 100Mbps Video Codec = H264 My videos are approved on other site, so I think that they are ok on terms of quality. Why the rejections here? 85848645_Drone17.mp4
  2. Can anybody tell me how many times they have received this with their uploads: Noise / Artifacts: Content contains noise, film grain, compression artifacts, pixelation, and/or posterization that detracts from the main subject. I uploaded 6 videos and all were rejected, yet I uploaded the same videos on competitor platforms, Pond5 and Adobe Stock and they were all accepted. I've added a screen shot of the video to this post, keep in mind the original video 2.7k so the screen shot wont be the same quality but as for the rejection who knows Any thoughts would be appreciated
  3. Yesterday, I submitted 20 photographs. All of them were rejected by Shutterstock for the exact same reason of Noise/Film Grain. Most of these photographs do not have noise/film grain, and some pictures of mine that were much worse than these have been approved in the past (take a look at my portfolio; you'll see what I'm talking about). These photographs were taken with different equipment, so there isn't something wrong with the camera I'm using. Is there a way to appeal? I have submitted photos before, and many have been rejected, therefore I'm familiar with this system. What happened today
  4. Hello there, I sent first 10 pictures, 4 commercials and 6 editorials. It is mix from Canon 7d, iphone 5 and Samsung 8. I use Lightroom for getting details back, boosting colors and reducing noise. I have got 4 commercials rejected because of focus, noise/grain. Still I am waiting for editorial ones. I am wondering: 1. Why commercial pictures have been checked first, is it always divided the checking up between commercial and editorials? 2. Because commercial pictures are going to be used for more "picky" clients (high resolutions posters, flyers etc) t
  5. Hi guys, I have read about the video rejections here a lot recently and wanted to share my latest experience as (I think) it further proves that the reviewers are not checking all the files sent for review. Sorry for the longer text. First, I want to say that I am very new to this. I have started just in October 2019 and 95% of my contributions is aerial footage from my drone - Mavic 2 Zoom. I know it's not a highly professional equipment/camera, just a very casual, consumer drone. However, even though it produces noise, I always denoise my footage (a lot) and am trying to do my best to
  6. We are entering the dark time of year where we be lucky to see a sunny day before March. But I still want to go outside and take photos. The thing I want to take photos of are mostly chickens (as practice for future wildlife). But, I haven't figured out how to take good photos of chickens with a slow shutter speed (they move too much). Which means, taking the choke off my ISO so that it can go high enough to get the right exposure. Which makes noise. So even if I get the composition and focus right, the image isn't technically good enough for my purpose (some stock, but mostly fo
  7. Oh dear, not this one again: Noise / Artifacts / Film Grain: Image contains excessive noise, film grain, compression artifacts, and/or posterization. I haven't had this rejection since I got my new camera and I was hoping you could help me see what the reviewer saw. ISO 400. I put the camera on a solid surface and used the remote shutter. So I think it's something I did wrong in the editing. The only thing I can see is the bit at the back where the wall starts, but maybe there is something really obvious that I'm missing because I haven't trained my eyes well enough yet? I k
  8. Hello. I uploaded like 40 pictures a few days ago, and yesterday they got approved. But at least 15 of them got rejected for having noise and I dont know why. They just dont have it or I can't see it. 5 of them were pictures of a river taken at ISO 250 with a Canon 80 D. Others were taken at ISO 800 or 1000, never more than that. Actually some of them were taken a month ago and I had already uploaded some of those, they are similar pictures taken in the same place at the same moment with the same camera parameters. They were accepted before but not now. I'm kinda new here (only 150 p
  9. I'm new to photography and have only been selling photos for a little less than a year. i have a new nikon d5600 which shoots pretty good photos in jpeg format but a good portion of my photos are declined for excessive noise,film grain and compression artifacts. I shoot in all my pictures on the fine setting because from what i understand shooting in raw means spending alot of time editing photos. should i start shooting in raw or keep shooting in jpeg to get more practice, or are there camera settings i'm missing that would stop this from happening?
  10. I recently bought a dji Inspire 1 drone because I want to add some aerial photography to my portfolio. All the clips I have uploaded have been accepted by other agencies, but I am having trouble getting the footage accepted by Shutterstock. A lot of what I have submitted has been rejected for noise and artifacts. When I watch the clips, I don't see anything unusual, but perhaps I don't know what to look for. Can anyone give me some advice on what to do/not do when shooting video with a drone? I would upload a sample clip, but they are all over the allowed limit. I appreciate any he
  11. Hello everyone! I'm currently trying to submit some new footage that I believe is perfect for stock sales. The content has a crisp, clear image, and is in 4K quality. However, when I try to upload the clip, it gets rejected for "Noise / Artifacts / Pixelation -- Clip contains excessive noise, compression artifacts, and pixelation " . But like I said, on my end the video is perfectly clear and crisp. There's no detectable noise, artifacts, or pixelation in the video, which leads me to believe that somehow my videos are getting compressed in a strange way when I upload the file. So what p
  12. Hello everyone! I'm currently trying to submit some new footage that I believe is perfect for stock sales. The content has a crisp, clear image, and is in 4K quality. However, when I try to upload the clip, it gets rejected for "Noise / Artifacts / Pixelation -- Clip contains excessive noise, compression artifacts, and pixelation " . But like I said, on my end the video is perfectly clear and crisp. There's no detectable noise, artifacts, or pixelation in the video, which leads me to believe that somehow my videos are getting compressed in a strange way when I upload the file. So what p
  13. Good day everyone, We all know that 'noise' is one of the major issues for high rejection. But today I'm seriously confused while reading this article https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/behind-scenes-look-sweet-funny-life-family-photographer. I am personally thankful to Carrie Yuan for her amazing photography but at the same time kind of lost and frustrated to see that many of her images are over iso 500 and one of the most highly regarded one has been taken in iso 2500. I would appreciate some comments from experts in regards to what am I missing out or haven't achieved yet!
  14. I can make picture that can be pass review without any problem but that wont be picture I wanted to upload. Is there possibility to pass review with mentioning issues like overexposed or too sharp or film grain as artistic intention ?? It kills my artistic freedom. Im sending you pictures that I want to pass as they LOOK now, call them invalid, I don't care, just accept them as they are! Is that manageable ??? ... or this is only for creative people with really expensive equipment ?? Please explain me, cause it is been driving me crazy, and I'm about to quit if I don't manage to understand yo
  15. Hello I received an email today saying Franzis Denoise projects professional is on offer for £30.00, regular price £111.20. I have read ephotozines review and there verdict overall was that it is very good. I was just wondering if anybody uses, or has had any experience with, Franzis Denoise projects professional and, if so what you think of it?
  16. Hi, I'm sure there's probably questions like this every day but I'm new to Shutterstock (and stock photography as a whole) so excuse my inevitable ignorance, but this is something I'd really like to get into and even make a small secondary income from. I've just submitted my trial batch of 10 and have had all 10 rejected. All on focus and poor lighting, 8 also on noise and 2 even on composition. I shot them all (bar one on a Canon compact) on a Canon 700D and intentionally had a shallow depth of field in a couple of the photos (is this allowed in stock photography?). I didn't play with t
  17. Hi, I'm sure there's probably questions like this every day but I'm new to Shutterstock (and stock photography as a whole) so excuse my inevitable ignorance, but this is something I'd really like to get into and even make a small secondary income from. I've just submitted my trial batch of 10 and have had all 10 rejected. All on focus and poor lighting, 8 also on noise and 2 even on composition. I shot them all (bar one on a Canon compact) on a Canon 700D and intentionally had a shallow depth of field in a couple of the photos (is this allowed in stock photography?). I didn't play with t
  18. Whole batch of photos rejected all for "Overuse--Image has excessive noise reduction and/or excessive sharpening effects applied" Here are 3 samples. The photo of the white street arrow has a lot of texture in the asphalt. The photo of the tire and leaves has a lot of texture on the tire edge and sidewall. Is the reviewer perhaps confusing texture for noise? As far as sharpening, I think any less sharp would be rejected for soft/out of focus. As for the photo of the leaves on tile floor, I can't see the problem at all. Opinions would be appreciated as to what I should look for in the
  19. Hi everybody, I've recently had this photo rejected and I would like your comments. I am a new Photographer and new to shutterstock as well. The reason for rejection was Lighting and Noise. I've checked the image in full size, but I am not good aneough yet to know where the noise is so discrepant at the point to be a problem. Anyway, I accept their rejection reason but I would like to understand to improve my technique. Thanks much in advance to those who take a moment to critique my photo. Have a great day!

    © Gustavo Rezende

  20. I'm not yet an accepted contributor and after having several photos rejected for the same "excessive noise" reason, I'm seeking some advice. I've attached one of the rejected images hereto and given the scene is sand, I can't see digital noise and am at a loss for what the reviewer was seeing. Can any of you shed light on what the reviewer may be seeing? Thanks, David
  21. Hello folks, I really appreciate if you can help me in this one! This and other imagens were rejected for noise or poorly I can't see the noise... maybe I've looking to much to the images: I tried to crop the darker areas, thought it would be more likely to have noise: Basket detail center of the frame
  22. I like some pictures processed in dxo codec pack ... imitation of the films 60-80 years ... there nice effect for some it with a grain .. but the reviewers here, they distinguish noise and grain or not waste time and choice "no grain"?
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