I have had some images rejected for being too simple. I sent a message stating that a good image is often simple and to the point conceptually which these images were. I also mentioned that these were high resolution images and that to combine them would create an absolutely HUGE image.
I got a response (thank you DT) stating that the image should be combined in a set.
Unfortunately you completely ignored my argument that to combine the images would create a gigantic image as the end result.
DT reviewers should be able to move outside the rules box and allow for certain images that don't fit within those rules exactly.
These images are good conceptual images and should not be disregarded simply because they don't fix exactly within those rules.
I think its foolish to reject a decent image just because it does not fit EXACTLY the parameters put forth. Some of the best images might not quite fit those parameters. The reviewers should be allowed some room for this situation.
I've had refusals for the same reason - not sure if mine were too simple conceptually or photographically tho!
It is frustrating when you can see the potential for sales from a simple normal everyday object or concept & there are few other "similars" available but the image is rejected for being "too simple". It happened to me recently.
It is particularly frustrating when you see approved images that do not even appear to fit the general photographic standard required, yet there they are on the database! There may well be a rather large disparity between the standards applied by different reviewers, which is great if your reviewer applies a lower standard........I don't plan to start combining rejected images. It would take time to do & the likelihood is the combined image will still be rejected for some other reason so I don't see it as a productive use of my time.
I started a new thread about the same issue and they closed it with an explanation that defends dreamstime and puts all the blame on me. that's really pathetic, sorry. This discussion boards are nothing democratic. I think DT consider themselves in war with contributors. They can't stand criticism and ideas opposing their actual situation. Really sad.
@Hypnocreative: I am sorry you feel we're putting the blame on you. We don't. I tried to explain as clearly as possible why your image might have been refused. The best way to get a clear answer is to reply to the refusal email. Without us seeing the images you are referring to, we can only make assumptions and debate forever and ever...
Once upon a time, I was thinking just like that, admins vs contributors etc...then I realised that buyers and many other people read these forums, so now I always mail to support whenever I find a bug, glitch or something I don't like. It's better to tell them in person, instead of announcing it.
Still, I agree with the personal taste of reviewers effecting the approval process. But it's inevitable. I'm trying to learn to live with that.