We have revised the look and content of the reasons you see when images submitted to Bigstock are 'Returned To User' and sent back to your 'Edit & Submit area' for corrections.
We hope these explanations will clarify our decision, help you create better content, and improve your workflow.
Commercial Images: Metadata Issues
DESCRIPTION ISSUE: Descriptions must be relevant and accurate and describe only what is in this image. Descriptions must contain at least seven words and be in the form of a complete sentence.
KEYWORD ISSUE: There must be at least 7 Keywords that are relevant and accurately describe what is in this image and must be submitted in the English language with Western keyboard characters. Please correct and re-submit. * The word 'vector' should only be added in the description and Keyword list for true EPS files.
IN-APPROPRIATE KEYWORDS: The keywords ‘sexy’, ‘sexual’, or ‘sensual’ CANNOT be associated with images keyworded with any of the following: teen, teenager, child, children, childhood, childish, kid, etc. Please correct before re-submitting this image for review.
WRONG PHOTO CATEGORIES: The categories selected do not accurately reflect the subject of this image. Select only THE MOST appropriate categories if more than one applies.
WRONG ILLUSTRATION CATEGORIES: The categories selected do not accurately reflect the type of illustration. Always select the ‘Art-Illustration’ category when submitting illustrations. *When submitting vector/EPS files, be sure to select Vectors as a sub-category.
Editorial Images: Metadata Issues
MUST SUBMIT AS EDITORIAL: This image cannot be licensed for commercial use. Please re-submit as editorial by checking the ‘Editorial Use’ box and provide a proper dateline caption in the description field before submitting for review. Additional information on Bigstock’s Editorial Guidelines can be found here: All About Editorial Use Images
MISSING PROPER EDITORIAL CAPTION: Editorial Images must include a proper editorial caption in a dateline format in the Description Area that describes the event and Who, What, When, Where. Visit our Help Center for information on how to create an acceptable caption: Creating Editorial Captions
MISSING EDITORIAL DESIGNATION: Editorial images must be designated as Editorial by clicking the Editorial Usage box on the Info tab in the Edit & Submit area.
REQUIRES PROPERTY RELEASE: Commercial images taken on private property require a property release signed by the owner. If there is artwork or clearly visible tattoos, you must submit a property release stating that you are the legal copyright owner of the artwork. For details, see More about model and property releases and how to upload them
REQUIRES MODEL RELEASE: Every recognizable person in this image must have a signed release uploaded and linked accordingly. More about model and property releases and how to upload them
MISSING MODEL RELEASE DATA: Each release must contain printed names, signatures, and contact information for the Model, the Parent/Guardian (if applicable), and name and signature of the Witness. Please upload complete release(s) to the Release Section of your account before re-submitting this image for review.
REFERENCE IMAGE NEEDED: This illustration requires a reference image to be uploaded and linked for the elements used. Additional information can be found here or by contacting Bigstock Support: What Is A Reference Image
CREDENTIALS NEEDED: This image requires proof of credentials to be uploaded and linked before it can be reviewed. Additional information can be found here: CREDENTIALS-New Guideline for Submitting Editorial Content