How reviews work
- Stock Contributor User guide
- Why contribute to Adobe Stock
- Create and manage your account
- Legal guidelines
- Content requirements
- Photo and illustration requirements
- Vector requirements
- Video requirements
- Generative AI requirements
- PNG files with transparency requirements
- Illustrative editorial requirements
- Motion graphics templates requirements
- Design template requirements
- Premium and 3D collections
- Diverse and Inclusive content guidelines
- Prepare and upload your content
- Describe your content effectively
- Review process
- Payment and taxes
Learn about the criteria we use when reviewing your submissions to Adobe Stock.
Assets are reviewed manually in the order received. The wait time varies based on the number of assets pending in the queue. Currently, the queue is significant which may result in a longer than usual wait time of up to 6 weeks. Upload limits have been put in place to reduce the number of pending files and reduce the wait time for review. Until then, your patience is greatly appreciated.
A trained moderation team reviews each photo, video, illustration, and vector file to see if it’s right for our collection. The team follows strict but fair quality assurance guidelines, and they provide rejection reasons as a courtesy. As noted in your Contributor Agreement, Adobe Stock may reject or accept content at our discretion.
Review criteria and timelines
The team evaluates content based on several criteria, including:
- Legal standards
- Technical qualities
- Title and keyword accuracy
- Commercial value
- Aesthetic properties
- Uniqueness, both in relation to other content you’ve submitted and content already in our collection
The following images would be rejected for the reasons noted below:
lack of commercial value
image is over-saturated
What should you do if your content is rejected?
While we accept many files, even the most experienced stock contributors have some files rejected. Don't take it personally and, whenever possible, use rejection as an opportunity to learn more about your content and assess what works best.
If you receive a rejection, look at your file and decide whether it’s worth adjusting. You can resubmit a rejected file with a modified filename after you make corrections.