I’ve been sat here in front of the screen, finding it hard to deal with the bitter taste of rejection. Bowled over and grateful to the Stock Xchng community for sharing an unending supply of wonderful photos for banners, designs, cd covers, I suddenly got the idea to contribute a few photos. Not that they’re particularly good but might have been useful to someone writing about baking cakes or puddings. Or eggs.
So last night I logged in and uploaded the high res versions of a bowl of eggs and the ingredients for a cake. An hour later I forced myself to stop hitting refresh and close the window.
Bright and early this morning I logged on again, clicked through the recently added photos looking for my
masterpieces photos, only to be disappointed once more. “Maybe they’ve got a backlog” I told myself. “Maybe you ought to get a life” an evil little voice on my should replied.
By this evening dejection had settled in. But it suddenly occurred to me to check the forum, maybe this “huge backlog” was being discussed there.
“It can take from 1-12 hours for pictures to be approved.” Oh woe is me! They’ve rejected my photos! Sobbing quietly I set about making supper, kicking the bin petulantly as I passed.
One bowl of yummy leek and potato soup later and I ambled back to the computer. Then it hit me, I wonder if I’ve broken any rules? Maybe the file size was too large? Badly cropped? Too much noise? I had been laughing rather loudly to this week’s Just a Minute while uploading the files.
I headed over to the Upload Rules section.
Remove copyrighted content
SXC does not allow photos that contain logos and trademarks (apart from a few images where it can’t be avoided). Before uploading please edit these out from your photos.
Oh dear. Every packet bears a brand name. Even the eggs are stamped. So they’ve not been rejected for poor quality, it’s all those trademarks and logos. Innit?