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  1. I am submitting an image of a bridge called "Cedar Ford Covered Bridge." It is being rejected for copyright violation in the description/keywords. I assume it is because of the word "ford," which in this context is river crossing, not an auto maker. So either a bot is automatically kicking it out, or a reviewer doesn't understand what fording a river means. Any suggestions? Yes, I know I can just leave "ford" out of it, so no need to suggest that. Thanks. I would love to keep it in since that is, in fact, the covered bridge's actual name.
  2. Dear Shutterstock contributors, I am kind of new to Shutterstock. I have only 10 successful uploads to it. However, for the first time a photo of mine got rejected 8 times because of the title. I tried many different things, all spelled correctly (im not the best in english but I do my best when I upload, I even check the spelling in google), and nothing worked so far. Can someone give me an advice. I would appreciate it greatly! Thanks in advance. Stamen
  3. I have created a vector of the ancient philosopher, Aristotle, because I need it for an educational project. The original drawing was from an compilation of ancient statues of him. I actually took parts of him, like his eyes, from people I know, but the whole thing is what I imagine he looked like. (I am creating a course on Logic and Aristotle's Triangle.) Shutterstock has many pictures of his statue and sketches, etc. of him, and they are not editorial. I have submitted pictures of ancient Greek statues and have had them accepted before. And I included my original sketch as a reference document. But I was rejected for intellectual property. I could submit it as editorial. What would you do? Wait for a new reviewer or just accept that restriction? Thanks for any advice. (And yes, I am a beginner illustrator. I'll get better....)
  4. Informational text ''FACE SHILED'' from a photo in the attachment, yes or no? Its not a logo in my opinion, will it be accepted or I need to remove it?
  5. 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 UPDATE: I was informed that I can try to re-submit the same videos again if I think they were rejected in error. Which would mean re-uploading through FTP yet again, Looks like Im cancelling my account
  6. I recently used shutterstock's new beta feature for model releases but they are rejecting that model release by saying that it doesn't meet their requirements.
  7. My illustration of DeLorean time machine rejected TWO times immediately after submitting with reason of Editorial Designation even when its designated correctly. I wonder if SS staff ever see this post, please @Kate Shutterstock @Alex Shutterstock
  8. I got a rejection for the attached photo as below. Focus: The main subject is out of focus or is not in focus due to camera shake, motion blur, overuse of noise reduction, or technical limitations of the equipment used (e.g. autofocus searching, camera sensor quality, etc). From my views, I think the main subject is the white paper umbrella with a peacock and it's in focus. However, it is true that if someone follows the perspective of umbrellas towards the tower, other umbrellas are out of focus. Hence, my questions are: Is it okay if I resubmit the photo because of the visual centre may be the white umbrella and it's in focus? If I got a second chance to shoot the same scene, is there any suggestion that I could make it in focus? (I was thinking about Focus Stacking or maybe narrow aperture) I was using 1/200s, 60mm, F6.3, ISO 100. Any constructive suggestions are welcomed. Many thanks in advance.
  9. Hi guys, I need some advice: I've been uploading to Shutterstock for a long time, and whilst I used to get quite a few rejections in the past, my images have consistantly been approved in the past couple of years. However as of recently, I'm getting a lot of rejections for focus and I'm not sure whether it's something I'm doing wrong during the actual shoot, or during post-processing, and wondering whether there's anything you can recommend. I've attached 4 example images (at 75% of original size) which were all rejected for focus. Taken with a Nikon D3300 in RAW format / modes A & P and post-processed in LR (I usually apply 70 sharpening and ~30 noise reduction). Please let me know if you need any further details. Stragely enough, when I submitted a bunch of photos from the same trip about 6 months ago, most of them were approved. Thanks in advance, Nicole
  10. Today I uploaded 3 images about jhu covid 19 map. But two of them got rejected and the other one was approved (which kinda pretty similar to the rejected images). I read the article about Non-Licensable Content and for me it seems that those 2 photos really don't violate the restrictions. All the photos were submitted under editorial section btw. Can someone explain what's happening here?
  11. Why this vector got rejection? The rejection reason Sensitive Information. Can anyone tell me where is the problem?
  12. Hello partners. I have a question about a rejection. "The metadata contains potentially unacceptable or offensive language." Tittle: Two hands in discussion pose with USA and China flags overprinted on black background. World conflict Keywords: aggression, aggressive, america, american, anger, arguing, battle, business, china, chinese, combat, commercial, communication, communism, concept, conflict, confrontation, countries, crisis, disagreement, dispute, economic, economy, fight, fighting, finance, financial, finger, fist, flag, government, hand, hands, illustration, international, negotiation, point, pointing, policy, politic, political, power, relation, relationship, trade, united states, us, usa, war, world
  13. Dear fellow photographers, my image has been rejected because they say it's out of focus... does it look out of focus to you? I used a tamron 90mm with VR off, a tripod and delayed exposure mode, so I'm no sure what is wrong here. Maybe because I used f/57 instead of something like f/22? Please help! (click on the image)
  14. The majority of my contributions lately are getting rejected for nonsense. I've had whole batches rejected do to "transfer error" which was stupid as all images worked fine in multiple programs. Now I just had my resubmitted images rejected due to missing reference. Non of my contributions use reference of anykind and do not violate their own rules. Everything down to the textures is handmade by me. Clearly SS does not have it together right now. Either their AI is bad or they've been hiring bad batches of reviewers. I intend to make an account on Adobe and put my backlog there to see if they are any better. Of anyone from SS reads this, it is advised you either fix your AI or fire any reviewers you hired in the last month as they are wasting time and money, both yours and mine. PS also getting rejections for similar content on images that share nothing in common except that they feature assisted labor but with different poses and figures.
  15. 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 is very strange, though. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Attached are some of the images I submitted. These are previews of the images, so the actual quality of the files is much higher than what you see. The preview also makes them slightly blurry. The black and white image was taken with a film camera, so there may be some film grain, but without the film grain, the photo would look digital, which isn't what I'm going for.
  16. So I uploaded some 3d render illustrations that all of them had a blurred object at the back of the main focused object. I got rejection due to "Illustration has rasterization issues such as blurriness and/or artifacting.". How can I solve this problem? The blurred object must be blurred.
  17. 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) than editorial (mostly newspapers, blogs or websites) are harder to be approved? Is it a good way start to upload a picture as a commercial and if is rejected, upload as a editorial and have higher chances to be approved? I read this opinion somewhere, is it right? 3. Is it worthy to fix it up a rejected picture, or is it waste of time? I read some people upload them again and again even without any changes and they have been approved (sometimes even with a 4th attempt). Is it depends of the person who checked this up? Also I can try to fix it up, like with noise (again), focus or to use more tricky movements like cut the part of focus or resize it and make it smaller. If I can ask do you have a lot of rejections? Do you upload them again as they were or work on them again? Do you have any methods for them for fix it up? When do you upload rejected pictures? Straight away? Or is it better to wait and how long? The last question is, right now I want to be approved as a contributor. That's why is sent 10 first pictures. Is it harder to get in and after all uploads are going easier? I mean after approval rejections ale will be not so often? How many pictures I have to get to be approved, just one? I am sorry for maybe silly questions, but I am new here I and am trying to understand it.
  18. I am resubmitting my already accepted pictures after filter them imitating watercolor paintings. When I submit more than one at the same time, they are all rejected with : - Property release missing - Reference missing - Keywords - Model release missing - Artwork property release missing And the last rejection blasted my mind with "Digital Conversion quality: Content has quality issues caused by the scanning/digitalization process (e.g. visible debris, stretching, distortion, etc)". I don't want to criticized the review but the review doesn't take in consideration nor see what a read "WATER COLOR PAINTING" looks like. Do you have any such rejection experience to share ?
  19. Hi! So, I have a vector that keeps being rejected. A similar one, with one difference was accepted. The rejections keep being "Linked Images / Bitmaps / Raster Effects: Vectors containing linked images, bitmaps, and/or raster effects are not acceptable." I use Inkscape and when to View-> Outlines to see what was going on because there aren't any images in my vector. There is a green line showing a clipping path that I created from different colored rectangles to get a different shape. Could that be an issue? Does SS not accept clipping sets?
  20. A vector I created in Affinity Designer is continuously getting rejected by SS with reason Linked Images / Bitmaps / Raster Effects. It's a pure flat vector and I exported it with rasterise nothing selected. All other major stock sites have accepted the vector! Not sure why SS is rejecting the file. Anyone have similar with EPS exported from Affinity Designer?
  21. seems like recently I have had most every thing rejected. I by no means claim that all are perfect but do enlarge on a 32" Hd tv to make sure before submitting I have a 2020 computer and up to date Photo editors. My cameras are older but have been well taken care of. I follow all rules tag and put in proper categories to be fair I submitted one took with my Samsung j3 $129 phone it was accepted so I checked cameras all the lenses all is good. took pictures same spot same setting and was accepted. Is Shutterstock trying to run off the people like my self that only submit a couple times a month.
  22. Hi! I got this rejection. Its all vector designed by me. Although this Crab has been approved in my other artwork on shutterstock. But this is not approved. I had uploaded 26 items. 10 got approved and 16 are not approved with same rejection reason. Kindly guide me what is issue. Thank you
  23. I have a couple of questions. I might have missed something, I'm quite new in the game so apologise if it's all clear for someone else... Why did this title get rejected? "Seamless toilet paper texture. Asset for computer graphics or image editing. Repeating pattern." I have no idea how to else describe it? This image I've tried more than once. When they didn't reject it for visible trademark any more it got rejected for QR code. Edit: I got told that it might be the barcodes that's the issue. Or rudely told that the image is shit as well. But at least I'm trying! Can someone please help me out or give me some pointers on how to proceed... I don't know what to write or change since I get automatically rejected all the time... For reasons that apparently I don't understand.
  24. I have recently 20 or more picture rejected, reason, not on focus, or trademark rights possible , where is not visible trademark, and focus is good. Another stock like: Alamy, Adobe, Depositphotos accepted this pictures with no problems. Today second one rejected because model release form not in standard. On the picture is my son, 16 - old, model release form is from shutterstock, and it's signed by me and my wife. This some about composition, when I make picture I decide some times creativity is good, but shutterstock employees don't know that. Every think must be borring and straight. I like this stock less and less
  25. I am getting from time to time rejected items with explanation: Focus: The main subject of this image is not in focus. Great, sometimes you can say that subject is not sharp as it can or should be. However, most of the time I can not accept reason because image is sharp enough almost from corner to corer and sharper then other images which are accepted. I believe moderators does not have same criteria or at least my files does not have same criteria all the time. Take a look at file below which is most recent rejected because lack of focus. Same files are accepted elsewhere, and most important: I see at 100% view that images are sharp, more then enough sharp to be accepted on stock site.
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