Why was my content rejected for Watermark/ Personal Branding/Timestamp?

Personal logos, stamps, and signatures are not accepted

If your content was rejected with "Images cannot contain signatures, watermarks, personal logos, or time stamps", it is most likely because of one of the following issues:

Your image contains personal branding which may include, but is not limited to:

  • Your name, signature, copyright or watermark
  • Your company name, watermark, logo or graphic

Your photograph contains a date code / timestamp that was automatically generated from your camera.

Here are some examples of images that contain unacceptable branding or timestamps:

We Recommend

  • Do not embed your own watermark, website name, or copyright notice in your content. We protect your content with our own watermark, which is applied when your content is accepted to our site.
  • Check your camera settings and turn off any date / timestamp embedding options