Last week I have submitted 6 files, 5 of them refused with the same template reason "
- Poor execution, please pay more attention to the details. For illustrations, please look for: poorly traced/auto-traced and scanned images, noise and innacurate texturing on 3D renders, too simplistic works, faceted curves, aliased/jagged lines, open paths (vectors), noise/distorted pixels on various textures and images used within the illustration, moiree due to downsampling. For collages, please improve the technical execution (distorted pixels, noise, blendings, etc) in order to best serve the concept of the image."
Its OK, I could correct the issues if I understand which one. Is it noise? Pixel distortion? Poor execution? Innacurate texturing on 3D renders? Too simplistic? Faceted curves? Open paths? Which one? And have in mind that i have cheked the images at least 30 times at 100%, 200%...
But the strangest thing is that another big agency with high quality requirements approved them without a problem
28. Illustration is too simple - this illustration contains few elements or the subject is too simplistically represented. Adding more elements or improving the existing ones in terms of creativity and overall appeal will increase the sale potential of your image. Please note that long series of subjects like alphabet letters, world flags, web buttons and other such illustrations will not be accepted separately but only in sets. Please do not resubmit your work unless you improve it according to the above mentioned.
Here is another one "Images that contain single logos that are not in a larger editorial context can no longer be accepted". My concerns are ... larger editorial from which point of view ? From the US market point of view or somewhere else ?
From the point of view of DT, they don't want editorials of single logo's, easy. Imagine how many people now think "I know I will photograph the Apple sign at a store, the golden Mcdonalds arches, Google, Facebook and other social media signs. The picture needs to be bigger and better and have a larger editorial context not just the logo. Pretty sure there is enough on DT now.
Canon L 28-300, Canon L 24-70, 50mm prime f/1.4, 2 x Canon 580EX II F...
And another one:"Image subject is too specific or niche-oriented. The primary goal of a stock image is to be generic and match as many usage types as possible. Your image is not generic enough and will not generate significant sales."No need to be upset,all these reasons make us the best in stock, more creative and have more success in sales(is how it must).Just smile and go on:)Cheers:)