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« on: January 23, 2007, 20:40 »
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Does IS accept illustrations as JPEGs, not vector?

Regards,
Adelaide


« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2007, 00:08 »
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Yes they do , at least I had some of them accepted  ;)

« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2007, 18:37 »
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Hey there, has anyone had any luck yet with submitting vector-created images as JPEGs/photos on IS?  (Rather than actually uploading the vector file itself?)

Sorry if this is redundant but the topic was a bit unspecific.  I'm also considering trying to scan my traditional media illustrations to upload as photos on IS as well...

« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2007, 21:50 »
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I tried one a few days ago and they said I should submit it as vector.

Maybe they did in the past, but apparently not now.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2007, 23:12 »
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Would be good to understand why they wouldn't accept vector illustrations as jpgs, or accept other types of artwork as jpgs...    Seems rather unfair to insist that the only way they'll sell your work is if you give up the working file.  - Even if the work could be of use, and still sell simply as a jpg.  ><
The more I hear, the more I like SS and the other sites...
 

vicu

« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2007, 10:58 »
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Hey there, has anyone had any luck yet with submitting vector-created images as JPEGs/photos on IS?  (Rather than actually uploading the vector file itself?)

Sorry if this is redundant but the topic was a bit unspecific.  I'm also considering trying to scan my traditional media illustrations to upload as photos on IS as well...

To the first part of your question, the answer is no. If your illo obviously began as a vector, they will reject it in the photo queue and request that you submit it through the proper vector queue. In addition to having no way of knowing whether you are doing it intentionally or simply confused, they tend to frown on attempts to bypass the (admittedly pain in the behind) technical requirements or application process of the vector world. (I know you are already approved, stockslave, but this is a common practice amongst frustrated applicants. ;) )

Traditional media illustrations are absolutely fine (though I see, as usual, the "so unfair" comments, unfounded in fact though they may be, have already begun). I have scans of my paintings and illustrations that have been accepted. For what its worth, the vectors outsell them many times over. The subject matter of my vectors is in wider demand, for sure, but I think designers like having elements to play with. If you are uncomfortable at the thought of that happening to your files, then vector illustration might not be for you. ;)
« Last Edit: February 09, 2007, 11:00 by vicu »

« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2007, 18:01 »
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Hey there, has anyone had any luck yet with submitting vector-created images as JPEGs/photos on IS?  (Rather than actually uploading the vector file itself?)

Sorry if this is redundant but the topic was a bit unspecific.  I'm also considering trying to scan my traditional media illustrations to upload as photos on IS as well...

To the first part of your question, the answer is no. If your illo obviously began as a vector, they will reject it in the photo queue and request that you submit it through the proper vector queue. In addition to having no way of knowing whether you are doing it intentionally or simply confused, they tend to frown on attempts to bypass the (admittedly pain in the behind) technical requirements or application process of the vector world. (I know you are already approved, stockslave, but this is a common practice amongst frustrated applicants. ;) )

Traditional media illustrations are absolutely fine (though I see, as usual, the "so unfair" comments, unfounded in fact though they may be, have already begun). I have scans of my paintings and illustrations that have been accepted. For what its worth, the vectors outsell them many times over. The subject matter of my vectors is in wider demand, for sure, but I think designers like having elements to play with. If you are uncomfortable at the thought of that happening to your files, then vector illustration might not be for you. ;)

Hey there, again you do have some good points Vicu, looking at things from IS's point of view.  "Unfair" may be the wrong word for me to use.  IS is of course a business, and for all intents and purposes, they are there to make money. 

It doesn't really matter if it takes me more and more and more of my own time to create each professional, artistic, and elaborate vector.  Compound the time by the number of vectors I'll have to upload into the giant vector pool in order to be noticed.  Of course, don't count the vectors I've produced upon IS's request that are of the best possible quality but rejected anyway because of any of a number of other reasons - (they suddenly no longer need "those" images, their exclusives have first dibs on selling those images, inspector#12345 doesn't feel it's suitable for stock, or whatever). 
And what about the reward for higher demands?  While the mark gets higher and higher for everyone, the payoff is the same.  Same percentage, harder and longer hours.

And on top of it, if I ask an honest question - why can't we submit vectors as jpegs if we choose to keep our working files (the way any professional person would guard their tools) or at least be compensated at a much more fair rate, for those working files!!! ...  it's frowned upon?  Of course it's frowned upon!  But let me remind people, it's not a criminal act to want to get fair treatment.  By the same token, if IS wants mainly to sell vectors to Designers, that's fine, they are within their right to do so - but then make it a known rule in their manual instead of being vague about it.

For my part, I just don't want to continue to kill myself trying to produce more and more when I am getting less and less pay.  Thus you are right, at least on IS, producing vectors is no longer for me, and thankfully there are other sites than IS.  :)  IS is fortunate in that they will have an endless supply of vector artists coming in with high hopes who will be able to contribute more than enough - and by the time they are 'ripe' - they'll either be exclusive and unable to work for anyone else, or they'll be fed up and drop out only to be replaced by someone else.  ...But me?  I'll be somewhere else, and happier for it.  :D

Cheers,


 

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