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I uploaded 41 photographs in the same batch. One of them got rejected so I got this message: "One or More Images Failed QC. This means the remaining images have been rejected without being assessed. "

It doesn't make sense to me. It means I have to upload the whole thing again (except for that one photo) and go thru the whole process again. And if by any chance there's another photo out of the 40 I upload that doesn't pass QC, I will have to go thru the process again, and so on, and so on, and so on...

Am I gonna have to upload one photo at a time?!

Is there a way around this that I'm not aware of (I'm pretty new on this site)

This is the only stock photo site I know where this happens.

Has this happened to you?

Thank You.

 

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They are the rules. Search the forum for QC fail and you'll find plenty of threads discussing this and explaining why Alamy applies this policy. Alamy relies on contributors doing the 100% QC  in return for 50% commission.

 

Mark

 

 

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The 100% rejection policy has been here for years, and we all work with it. It makes sure we check all our submissions fully. Think about how many Alamy get per day - if they've already for an error in a batch it's not logical - or profitable - for them to spend more manpower checking a batch which the submitter has not done thoroughly. It's happened to me and only myself to blame when it occurred. It's in l the guidelines and FAQs.

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Its not as bad as you think. Just find out why that one photo failed, and correct if possible, and check all the others for the same reason. View them at 100% etc. Then try again. Its interesting sometimes to discover failure reasons that you may not have spotted.

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8 hours ago, danielmckay said:

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And if by any chance there's another photo out of the 40 I upload that doesn't pass QC, I will have to go thru the process again, and so on, and so on, and so on...

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Not quite, you'll be banned for a while before that.

And if your standing is lowered, so will the bar:  you'll be banned sooner.

So beware, try not to fail too often.

 

Here's the official explanation.

 

wim

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Most of us have learned to enlarge our photos on our computers to 100%. That’s how Alamy looks at them. That’s when you scroll from side to side, up and down. Look for dust bunnies in the sky, chromatic aberration (red,green, purple or whatever color along edges of things). Or whether it has a color cast. (Too blue, too amber, muddy looking blue skies, etc)

We look to see if the image still looks sharp at 100%. If it doesn’t, or we waffle whether it is sharp or not, we reject it. I had trouble with that myself for awhile, erring on the side of “sharp enough” when it wasn’t.

The biggest mistake is when you get a fail to not go back over every single image in the submission to ferret out other images that aren’t good enough.

Alamy has to answer to their customer base, and they need to trust us to do our part in a professional way.

It hurts to fail. At least for me. So I do everything I can to not feel that pain again.

Betty

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All of what others have advised. I would also recommend you re-examine your image captions and tagging before you get many more in your collection. For example image MEX3A3 caption is not really accurate and many keywords are also incorrect or irrelevant. This can damage your ranking. Hope this helps, and wish you well for your next submission.

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Yes, your keywords are going to make it unlikely you will do well here. You should only be putting what is actually in the photo.

 

Paulette

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MEWPNX also have some keywords that doesn't belong there like: art, bolt cutters, nails and so on.

 

Alamy is also fast accepting images (24 hour), like other sites takes many days.

 
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3 hours ago, NYCat said:

Yes, your keywords are going to make it unlikely you will do well here. You should only be putting what is actually in the photo.

 

Paulette

Seconded.

Take a look at MEXN80 for example. It’s a photo of peaches,  but you have tags carrots, banana, corn, green, Latin, vegetables, spicy, street photography, pepper, plantain etc. 

This may be a case of not deselecting an image when you add keywords, and is easily done. I’d take the advice of going through all your images now before your collection grows and editing severely. I waited to do this after I had several thousand images, and it’s a lot of work!

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3 hours ago, Sally said:

Seconded.

Take a look at MEXN80 for example. It’s a photo of peaches,  but you have tags carrots, banana, corn, green, Latin, vegetables, spicy, street photography, pepper, plantain etc. 

This may be a case of not deselecting an image when you add keywords, and is easily done. I’d take the advice of going through all your images now before your collection grows and editing severely. I waited to do this after I had several thousand images, and it’s a lot of work!

 

Yes, it looks like you maybe using auto-keywording software. It's not doing you any favours, e.g. MEWPGY. They are actually Pozi-drive screwdriver bits, not bolt-cutters, jump leads, nails, towing cables, shovels, etc. etc.

 

Mark

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And instead of uploading 41 images do them in smaller batches to begin with.

 

Say 5 to 10.  Wait for them to pass QC then add the next batch.  Saves having to upload the 40 good ones over again.

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It was the same when I was working in chemistry - QC checked a percentage of the data and if it wasn't compliant with all the data recording regulations the study was rejected. The assumption is that if the randomly selected data (or photos) are not compliant then the other 90% will also be non-compliant. We once had a study that lasted 430 days that was rejected and had to be re-done due to data non-compliance (fortunately it was another group that was non-compliant - I wouldn't have fancied explaining that to the great powers)

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Disappointing to see no response from the O.P. danielmckay to the helpful comments from other members.

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1 hour ago, John Walker said:

Disappointing to see no response from the O.P. danielmckay to the helpful comments from other members.

Disappointing yes, but, I'm afraid, absolutely typical of amateurs playing at photography. Or as I prefer to regard them, 'pretend professionals'. The one thing they can't take is constructive criticism. What they do and how they work is always right. They give up after a while because they can't up their game to any reasonable standard but in the meantime they are a pain in the posterior. 

Pete Davis

www.pete-davis-photography.com

http://peteslandscape.blogspot.co.uk/

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Yes, uploading and hoping for "love" hearts on 500px and flickr is a different game to uploading images to a professional agency. Its too bad as there is so much advice from photographers at every level on here, freely given to their competitors. 

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