Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:06AM
I was hoping for some critique on this image, which was rejected recently.
Any help would be appreciated:
The reason for rejection was:
This file includes content that may be subject to copyright or trademark protection. Certain use of this file creates risk of copyright/trademark infringement and we regret that it cannot be accepted, unless this content is removed from the file.
We found the overall composition of this file's lighting could be improved. Some of the technical aspects that can all limit the usefulness of a file are:
-Direct on-camera flash and/or flash fall-off (bright subject, dark background)
-Harsh lighting with blown-out highlights that lack details and/or distracting shadows
- Distracting lens flares
-Incorrect white balance
Thanks in advance
(Edited on 2013-02-21 03:06:58 by Pavle_)
Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:34AM
You need to ask scout if they believe this to be a recognizable design or in fact if the car (even though only a small percentage is actually visable) is recognizable as a well know brand - this might make it a possible trademark or copyright issue. I know, it seems crazy but certain products even with logos removed are recognizable as they are house hold names. I personally can't understand the rejection outside of this suggestion as I have no idea what the car is but to many car enthusiasts it's obvious.
Ask scout to be more clear - fingers crossed it's human error.
Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:07AM
I'd say Dean has it. I don't know what it is, but it's obviously something special, and someone who was into cars like that would recognise it immediately. I've had less recognisable shots of much less exotic machinery rejected in the past.
Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:46AM
Yep, sorry, we can't get anywhere near a car like that, even a partial view like this. Scout will uphold that rejection.
Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:03PM
Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:09PM
Thanks for that.
I have to admit, I am new here, so I'm not 100% sure I understand the logic.
I did a search for 'Lamborghini' prior to uploading my photograph and there are several images of wheels and bodywork that have been uploaded.
This image doesn't have any badges or identifying objects and has been rejected.
Would there be a reason the other images were passed and this wasn't? I'd just like to know for future reference to avoid rejections. Am happy to re-upload it as an editorial only picture if that's the case.
Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:28PM
Any such images you find in the main/creative collection are not supposed to be there.
iStock's acceptance standards have evolved continuously over the past 12+ years, and there are images which have been accepted in the past that we now no longer accept. There is a continual effort to purge such images from the collection but it's a long slow image-by-image process and things do get missed.
Also, Inspection errors do occur, so it's possible that more recently, some images may have been approved that shouldn't have been.
The bottom line is, for the main/creative collection, we cannot accept images of Lamborghini, Ferrari, and many other such exotic vehicles, even with no logos visible.
Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:33PM
Sure thing, that makes sense.
Thanks for the heads up.