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« on: June 19, 2017, 04:59 »
I draw very simple black and white cartoon images made in Photoshop and auto vectorized in Inkscape. I have only problem with Bigstock, because EPS under 50 KB is automatically rejected by system as error 2-2-8. Most of my cartoons is much smaller than 50 KB. I already contacted the BS support, they send it to technical department and nothing happened. I guess they will not change the system because of me.

Simplicity is part of the style, I don't want to change the style just because of some system settings. Size of many of my EPS is about 15 KB, so there is missing a lot. One of options is to group several of them together, but its a lot of additional work just for one website, and also the amount of images to sell will be reduced a lot.

I guess there are not many other artist producing such simple images, but maybe there is someone here. Do you experience same problem with some of your vectors? How do you solve this?
Thanks in advance for any reaction.

« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 05:30 »
It'd be insane to do all that extra work for one agency, especially a low performing one such as BS. I wouldn't bother.

« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 07:31 »
My main concern are future images, if there is some way how to do new images little different to achieve larger EPS.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2017, 15:35 by cosus »

« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 08:25 »
My main concern are future images, if there is some way how to do new images little different to achieve larger EPS.

Anyway I do it for few months only with few houndreds of images online and few houndreds of sell so far, but the pool results on this website don't work for me. BS with less than half of my images online (mostly because of the size limitation), earns already more than all other agencies except big 3 and dreamstime together. With all images online it could in theory almost equall fotolia/Adobe. Don't know why it works like this for me.

I don't know how you manage to get such a small file size. Mine are always more than 200-300 kb, even with only 2 expanded strokes. Maybe it's because of color swatches that are incorporated into the EPS file. So you could try adding some to get above the file size minimum.

« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2017, 02:34 »
I don't know, probably my images are even simpler than yours.

Anyway I added more useless nodes and images were accepted. So its the solution, even its nonsense.

Thanks again.

« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2017, 09:23 »
Yeah, I assume it's the program. I just saved a blank document as an Illustrator 8 eps and it was over 1 MB. Completed files aren't much larger though, so I guess most of it is default data within Illustrator.


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