Hi All –
This past weekend we pushed a release live on Veer that includes enhancements on both the customer and contributor sides of the site. For customers:
- New contextual FAQs to aid customers across the site
- Search enhancements to improve performance
- New search sort option: “Price: Highest to Lowest”
- A new “Free” landing page aggregating our free content like images and illustrations of the week, wallpapers, screensavers and moreFor contributors:
- New footer on contributor pages with shortcuts to key areas of the site
- Updated vector upload workflow:
We’ve altered the vector upload workflow so that we can support offering customers a full-slate of rasterized JPEGs in addition to your .EPS vector. This was something many of you, and many of our customers, have been waiting for.
This means that your original .EPS vector file and a full suite of JPEG sizes from XS to XXL will be presented together to the customer on a single product detail page.
This is important - customers will now have the option to pick the file format and size that works best for them.
To support this, the new vector upload requirements are as follows:
We have moved away from the automated preview generation tool that caused wonky previews for some of you.
As the best quality vector previews come straight from the source - you - we are now requiring you to supply a high-res JPEG for each .EPS vector. We know this requires a workflow change, but this is needed to ensure very high quality customer facing previews and JPEG derivatives.
- The JPEG version must have the same file name as the .EPS vector (eg: mycoolvector.jpg, mycoolvector.eps)
- The longest side of the JPEG version must be at least 4900pixels. We recommend
5400pixels or more to ensure very high quality previews and JPEG derivatives.
- IPTC metadata continues to be read from the JPEG file (if embedded)
- Our team will regenerate new previews and JPEG derivatives from all existing vector content currently on the site. We’re midway through that process now.
Our own Shawn Haskell has prepared a screencast walking through the best way to output a JPEG from Illustrator, and how to upload it onto our site – take a look: http://ideas.veer.com/post/11306