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« on: March 06, 2007, 17:51 »

How Many Credits we are charging:

This will soon be changed too. We realize the larger files and native (non JPG) files are typically worth more to the user. We are (again) just trying to see how things are working and watch the upload process etc for a couple weeks.

We also are quickly implementing a way for you to REPLACE an older JPG with a newer vector file. We fully understand that many of you uploaded JPGs when you really wanted to upload vectors... so you will be able to replace those old JPGs with your full native files. Coming soon.

Our plan for how much to charge was based on file size. Something along these lines:

EPS and AI:
0MB - 3MB = 2 credits
3MB - 5MB = 3 credits
5MB + = 4 credits

PSD/PDF File size:
0MB - 5MB = 2 credits
5MB - 10MB = 3 credits
10MB - 20MB = 5 credits
20MB - 40MB = 7 credits
40MB + = 10 credits

One thing there though is that it encourages artists to balloon their files with unnecessary layers and empty effects channels etc to sell the file for more.

« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2007, 18:07 »

Is that an image extension for something other than a standard PDF file?

« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2007, 18:44 »
 :o .PSD files are good for me since everything I make is in Photoshop.
I doubt I will upload anything there for awhile though. They are slow selling and I have had 27 submissions in review for over a week now.  :-\
« Last Edit: March 06, 2007, 18:55 by Kngkyle »

« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2007, 07:40 »
I think size of the eps file is a bad way to price files either do it like DT and StockXpert a flat fee which will net the illustrator $4 or $2.50 respectfully or iStock how complex the file looks. An eps file or equivalent should sell for more as the buyer can scale it up and can use elements from it.

99% of my illustrations are less than 3 meg, just because the file size is realitively small doesn't mean it took ten minutes to make.

I am not going to bother with an unwieldy upload process and slow sales for $1.

Unfortunately even though BigStock has a similar number of images as DT they can't compare in quality or sales so I am not holding my breath for them to increase their prices it may mean people just upload their rejects their.

« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2007, 08:20 »
Doesn't make sense to have different size prices for vector files since these types of files can be reduced or enlarged without losing resolution.

« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2007, 15:18 »
Is anyone selling many vectors on BigStock?

My rasters do well enough there for me to get a payday every few months. Would it be worth my time to upload 200 or so vectors there?

« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2007, 18:33 »
I haven't uploaded any vector files there.  I haven't read anything in their forum about how good or bad vectors are selling.



« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2007, 22:36 »
that is a stupid pricing structure. A clean vector file will smaller than one unnecesarily bloated with a lot of extra points. Good griefl

« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2007, 17:44 »
Mabe I miss something but when I try upload Ill 8.0 eps format my files are unknown format, only ai files but that not good idea.
Previews are rasterized in RGB colors and that is bad because its not real colors???
Who will buy radioactive flags or anything.
If I am buyer Ill never buy my illustrations or any else because they looks awfully from RGB prew in ai format.
Whats you're opinion?
Forget this if they accepting ill 8. eps format


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