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« on: July 07, 2010, 13:40 »
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Sorry guys I've got bad brain fog so please stick with me.

I have all vector ai and eps files.

Most of the micro sites take various size jpgs right?

Is there a program (mac) that converts images to suit theses sites?

Or is there a lit somewhere....rather than having to visit each site?

Are there any that will just take the eps and create the jpgs for you?


LSD72

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2010, 22:36 »
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Whatever you used to create the vectors should be able to make them into Jpegs. Might have to look under "export as" or something like that. Can't remember about AI (should be about the same) as I have dove into Xara more for illustrations.

« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2010, 23:12 »
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Whatever you used to create the vectors should be able to make them into Jpegs. Might have to look under "export as" or something like that. Can't remember about AI (should be about the same) as I have dove into Xara more for illustrations.

Not on the right track here.

« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2010, 04:37 »
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Whatever you used to create the vectors should be able to make them into Jpegs. Might have to look under "export as" or something like that. Can't remember about AI (should be about the same) as I have dove into Xara more for illustrations.

Not on the right track here.

not the right track?  I think most people just use Adobe Illustrator (for example) to make the jpgs.  If they have to do a lot of jpg files, they create an action to make the various sizes.

« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2010, 04:50 »
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Yes you can do that with Photoshop, but I thought there was another application.
Perhaps I'm confused with uploading apps.

« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2010, 06:59 »
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I use Illustrator and export the jpeg directly from it using File>Export. You can also go to Save for web and devices but I don't use that. I only export one large jpeg and every agency(that I submit to, most of the top and middle tier and a few others) takes it.
Some want the eps and the jpeg zipped together(afaik, Fotolia, DP and Cutcaster).

« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2010, 07:38 »
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So you don't have to do all the sizes for each site? They just do their own?

« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2010, 07:27 »
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You mean the small, medium, etc? Yeah they do their own from the eps(or from the jpeg, depends on agency). Just be sure to make a big enough jpeg. Anything over 8Megapixels should be good I guess.

« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2010, 07:44 »
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Thanks Klauts
I never realized it was that easy.

donding

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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2010, 12:01 »
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I always save the large jpg at 4000 longest side. The small preview jpg I just leave the dimensions of the eps file.

« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2010, 12:13 »
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Cool.

donding

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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2010, 15:32 »
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I was trying to find the website that has all the specs for the different agencies but I can't find it so here is what I know.

BigStock    EPS (they generate the jpg)
Dreamstime  must upload the jpg then after it is approved you upload the EPS
Shutterstock  Eps+small jpg (same file name) and 1 large jpg (different file name)
Deposit photos  Eps+jpg zip file
CanStockPhotos Eps+jpg zip file
Veer Eps+jpg (same file name)

I've never uploaded vectors to iStock or Fotolia so you'll have to look on their website. I do know that you have to save the vector in EPS8 for iStock. Hope this helps with your original question.

« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2010, 15:42 »
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I was trying to find the website that has all the specs for the different agencies but I can't find it so here is what I know.

BigStock    EPS (they generate the jpg)
Dreamstime  must upload the jpg then after it is approved you upload the EPS
Shutterstock  Eps+small jpg (same file name) and 1 large jpg (different file name)
Deposit photos  Eps+jpg zip file
CanStockPhotos Eps+jpg zip file
Veer Eps+jpg (same file name)

I've never uploaded vectors to iStock or Fotolia so you'll have to look on their website. I do know that you have to save the vector in EPS8 for iStock. Hope this helps with your original question.

That looks about right. For DT, you don't have to wait for approval. You just have upload the jpeg first, then attach the eps as an additional format. For CanStock, you can just submit the eps, but you won't be able to use IPTC. For Shutterstock, you can use the larger jpeg as a preview as well. For FT, it's an eps with a JPEG preview inside a ZIP archive or an SVG file. for IS, a high res jpeg and an eps file.

donding

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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2010, 16:08 »
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I was trying to find the website that has all the specs for the different agencies but I can't find it so here is what I know.

BigStock    EPS (they generate the jpg)
Dreamstime  must upload the jpg then after it is approved you upload the EPS
Shutterstock  Eps+small jpg (same file name) and 1 large jpg (different file name)
Deposit photos  Eps+jpg zip file
CanStockPhotos Eps+jpg zip file
Veer Eps+jpg (same file name)

I've never uploaded vectors to iStock or Fotolia so you'll have to look on their website. I do know that you have to save the vector in EPS8 for iStock. Hope this helps with your original question.

That looks about right. For DT, you don't have to wait for approval. You just have upload the jpeg first, then attach the eps as an additional format. For CanStock, you can just submit the eps, but you won't be able to use IPTC. For Shutterstock, you can use the larger jpeg as a preview as well. For FT, it's an eps with a JPEG preview inside a ZIP archive or an SVG file. for IS, a high res jpeg and an eps file.
I usually wait for approval with Dreamstime.  I sometimes come back and upload the raw files for my photos as well. It just saves time I guess. I tried uploading them to Canstock but kept having problems with the site uploader so I gave up Canstock isn't a big enough earner for me to mess with them.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2010, 16:11 by donding »

« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2010, 23:14 »
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I was trying to find the website that has all the specs for the different agencies but I can't find it so here is what I know.

BigStock    EPS (they generate the jpg)
Dreamstime  must upload the jpg then after it is approved you upload the EPS
Shutterstock  Eps+small jpg (same file name) and 1 large jpg (different file name)
Deposit photos  Eps+jpg zip file
CanStockPhotos Eps+jpg zip file
Veer Eps+jpg (same file name)

I've never uploaded vectors to iStock or Fotolia so you'll have to look on their website. I do know that you have to save the vector in EPS8 for iStock. Hope this helps with your original question.

Thank you  donding, yes it is a great help

« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2010, 23:20 »
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Thank you cthoman!

Probably a silly question for everyone, but is there a way to know if it is worth contacting some of them or not when considering the content you are offering -eg I'm just cartoons... Hope the makes sense.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2010, 23:34 by Dennis Holmes »

« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2010, 23:40 »
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Thank you cthoman!

Probably a silly question for everyone, but is there a way to know if it is worth contacting some of them or not when considering the content you are offering -eg I'm just cartoons... Hope the makes sense.

They'll just take what they do want, reject what they don't. Contact is generally futile and a waste of your time.

« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2010, 00:44 »
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"Contact is generally futile and a waste of your time.'

What dose this mean?

LSD72

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« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2010, 01:36 »
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Pretty much Upload and see. Emailing support might not do anything since they are not the reviewers. If the reviewers give it their blessing...then it's in. If not...then it's rejected.

« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2010, 03:04 »
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Gotcha thank you!

« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2010, 04:33 »
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I was trying to find the website that has all the specs for the different agencies but I can't find it so here is what I know.

BigStock    EPS (they generate the jpg)
Dreamstime  must upload the jpg then after it is approved you upload the EPS
Shutterstock  Eps+small jpg (same file name) and 1 large jpg (different file name)
Deposit photos  Eps+jpg zip file
CanStockPhotos Eps+jpg zip file
Veer Eps+jpg (same file name)

I've never uploaded vectors to iStock or Fotolia so you'll have to look on their website. I do know that you have to save the vector in EPS8 for iStock. Hope this helps with your original question.

I uploaded huge batch of jpgs on Dreamstime few months ago , wanted to wait approval and upload eps files after , but they refused all because they had keyword "vector" attached.

Maybe its good to or remove that keyword from jpgs and put it later , or add eps files  before review , I don't know if that is common practice or I was just "lucky" that day.

« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2010, 04:48 »
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Can anyone advise on iStock and Fotolia please?
And any others missed.

donding

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« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2010, 09:02 »
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I was trying to find the website that has all the specs for the different agencies but I can't find it so here is what I know.

BigStock    EPS (they generate the jpg)
Dreamstime  must upload the jpg then after it is approved you upload the EPS
Shutterstock  Eps+small jpg (same file name) and 1 large jpg (different file name)
Deposit photos  Eps+jpg zip file
CanStockPhotos Eps+jpg zip file
Veer Eps+jpg (same file name)

I've never uploaded vectors to iStock or Fotolia so you'll have to look on their website. I do know that you have to save the vector in EPS8 for iStock. Hope this helps with your original question.

I uploaded huge batch of jpgs on Dreamstime few months ago , wanted to wait approval and upload eps files after , but they refused all because they had keyword "vector" attached.

Maybe its good to or remove that keyword from jpgs and put it later , or add eps files  before review , I don't know if that is common practice or I was just "lucky" that day.

They will reject for the word "vector" because the jpg isn't a vector file. Been there done that. You can upload both the .eps and .jpg at the same time, but I wouldn't put the keyword vector in there until they are approved because they are going to be reviewing the .jpg first as to determine rather it is accepted or not.

« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2010, 09:13 »
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Any others that take graphics?

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