QC speed in Stock photography discussion and contributor experience Posted December 29, 2019 · Edited December 29, 2019 by Steve Valentia Just tried another (single) image. Passed QC in approximately 20 seconds! So far, I've not had random wait times since I got 5 stars. 14 minutes ago, CAROL SAUNDERS said: Am wondering, I have a lowly 3 stars and there's no greyed out 2 stars. Assuming live news goes through straight away - confused.com😀 I doubt there will be any greyed out stars. Previously, it was only ever 3 stars, then jumped to 5. Live News should go through immediately, otherwise, it would be yesterday's news.