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Shelma1

« on: October 30, 2018, 08:08 »
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Can someone please tell me what size Adobe now requires for artboards? Since the maintenance they will no longer accept any of my eps files because the artboard is too small, according to their site. I've quadrupled the artboard size and still no go. (I've been uploading files to Fotolia with these artboard sizes since 2009.)

I've been back and forth with their support people for a couple of weeks now and they will not answer this question for some reason. I'm tired of talking to them and getting nowhere.

Thanks!


« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2018, 09:06 »
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I haven't uploaded in a month or so, so I don't know if it has changed. Most of mine are usually just letter size (8.5" x 11"). They do like larger jpeg files. I think between 15 MP and 40 MP.

Shelma1

« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2018, 09:32 »
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Hmmm. Odd. My artboards are around the same size. My jpgs are accepted, so their file size is fine.

« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2018, 09:34 »
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What size are you using?

Shelma1

« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2018, 09:40 »
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I sometimes do square, 9" x 9", and sometimes 8.5" x 11". I've made some 18" x 18" and still getting the same error message, but only since the 3-week "maintenance" when uploads were suspended.

Shutterstock accepts them just fine.

« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2018, 10:05 »
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Does it get rejected after review or not even go to review?

Shelma1

« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2018, 10:21 »
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It gets rejected during the upload process...never even makes it into the review queue. I get the little red x next to the vector, but the jpgs go through.

« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2018, 10:28 »
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Weird? I just uploaded one (EPS 8, letter sized artboard, and zipped together with the jpeg). It went to review like normal.

« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2018, 10:42 »
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I do not think this is the issue, as I use much lower dimension and it still accepts.
Try with FTP. else contact the support and ask them.


Shelma1

« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2018, 11:17 »
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Thanks, but I still dont understand why files that have been accepted for nine years are now rejected, and everyone else seems to have no issues. In inches...is 8.5 x 11 not large enough?

Shelma1

« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2018, 11:20 »
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So...I guess youre requiring either zipped folders or huge art boards if you use the drag and drop option. Is that correct?

« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2018, 11:40 »
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So...I guess youre requiring either zipped folders or huge art boards if you use the drag and drop option. Is that correct?

Does it work if you zip them?

« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2018, 14:32 »
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So...I guess youre requiring either zipped folders or huge art boards if you use the drag and drop option. Is that correct?

The requirement is the same whether using FTP or drag and drop. The error message is more immediate when using drag and drop however.

-Mat

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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2018, 17:16 »
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I noticed that issue a while ago. Problem was solved by just uploading files in a zip.
Apparently it did not like anything that wasn't vertical. Only had issues with horizontal images.  ???

« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2018, 18:27 »
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I've posted this before, but if you are on a Mac you can make a script:

Quote
set startFolder to quoted form of POSIX path of ((path to desktop) & "zip folder" as string)
set jpegList to paragraphs of (do shell script "find " & startFolder & " -type f -iname '*.jpg'")

repeat with aFile in jpegList
   set fileName to name of (info for POSIX file aFile)
   set baseName to text 1 through -5 of fileName
   set epsName to quoted form of (baseName & ".eps")
   set jpegName to quoted form of (baseName & ".jpg")
   set zipName to quoted form of (baseName & ".zip")
   do shell script "cd " & startFolder & ";zip" & space & zipName & space & epsName & space & jpegName
end repeat

You have to make a folder on your desktop called "zip folder", although can change the script if you want to call it something else. Throw all your jpegs and eps files you want to zip in there, run the script and it will spit out a combined zip file.

« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2018, 13:39 »
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I make artboards whatever size I feel like at the time and have never had any issues.
Anywhere from 8.5" x 11" to 11" x 17" or anything in-between. In micro stock, size doesn't matter; they are vectors after all.
The main thing is to make sure your jpg's are a minimum of 5000 pixels wide on the longest side.
Vertical or horizontal does not matter.
Are you sure you don't have other issues, like open paths?

Shelma1

« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2018, 14:13 »
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Thanks, everyone, for all your suggestions... I figured it out. :)

« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2018, 10:19 »
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And here is another script for Windows: http://fotobanky.cz/jak-snadno-zazipovat-ilustrace
It is in Czech, but you can use google translator, or just use the script...

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2018, 13:09 »
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Thanks, everyone, for all your suggestions... I figured it out. :)

What's the answer?


 

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