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« on: November 17, 2008, 14:19 »
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When I upload my SVG file, size 277kb, I get this message in the end "fall.svg Unable to upload file". When I upload it using flash plugin the process goes normally, and file is uploaded, but it doesn't appear in my files. The same with ftp. I already have few svg files uploaded, but I never had this problem. What I did wrong?


« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2008, 14:50 »
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Yes, they are not very communicative with their error messages, aren't they?

I had this problem for 2 reasons:
- filename too long or with unwanted characters, I don't knoww hich one it was, but after I shortened my filename it worked,

- file contained text elements which were not expanded. After I expanded them to paths, it worked.

In both cases the error message was the same as you got.

« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2008, 15:10 »
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Hmm.... I have 4 files with very simple shaper, and no fonts. So I am curious what's wrong....

« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2008, 15:35 »
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How did you create the files? Could it be a problem with line endings (DOS/UNIX convention)?

« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2008, 16:01 »
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To be honest, I uploaded only 4 vectors before, last spring. So I don't remember how I did it then, but now I did next:
I made them in AI and saved as:
SVG profile 1.1
fonts: SVG
Images location: Embed
CSS properties: Presentation attribute
Decimal places: 3
Encoding: Unicode (UTF-8)
Output fewer <tspan> elements is checked

My files don't contain any fonts or open paths, don't contain transparency. Contain only simple shapes, gradients and simple fills

« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2008, 16:19 »
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I did it. I checked "preserve illustrator editing capabilities"

« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2008, 16:32 »
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No...three uploaded, and one left.... One file I cannot upload. ... Am I chatting with myself here??

solved. I checked fonts: adobe CEF
« Last Edit: November 17, 2008, 16:49 by whitechild »

« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2008, 03:37 »
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Glad it worked for you - I was running out of ideas myself. I wish they could make their error messages a bit more meaningful.

« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2008, 04:23 »
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I did a bit of an experiment with svg files a couple of months ago on fotolia. I uploaded all my files as svg for 3 months (files created within that period) to see if it made a difference in sales, and the answer is NO!

I realise that you get more if the file is downloaded as a vector but the extra time and effort needed to convert the files and manually keyword out ways the benefits. I am quite surprised that it didnt help boost sales but I guess that maybe people are confused about the SVG format or are just not interested in needing an editable file.

If the svg format/fotolia support IPTC data in the future I might reconsider uploading svg's

« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2008, 18:45 »
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I did a bit of an experiment with svg files a couple of months ago on fotolia. I uploaded all my files as svg for 3 months (files created within that period) to see if it made a difference in sales, and the answer is NO!

I realise that you get more if the file is downloaded as a vector but the extra time and effort needed to convert the files and manually keyword out ways the benefits. I am quite surprised that it didnt help boost sales but I guess that maybe people are confused about the SVG format or are just not interested in needing an editable file.

If the svg format/fotolia support IPTC data in the future I might reconsider uploading svg's

Interesting. I have been uploading all my vectors to FO as svgs, and you are right, it is a pain. However, about 12% of my sales have been the $2.59 for the vector format, and it seems like the percentage is increasing. But I don't know though if the extra money is worth the extra time.

A question: Did you notice any difference in acceptance/rejection rates for the svgs?

helix7

« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2008, 00:58 »
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I did a bit of an experiment with svg files a couple of months ago on fotolia. I uploaded all my files as svg for 3 months (files created within that period) to see if it made a difference in sales, and the answer is NO!...

I was doing the same thing, and actually saw a boost in sales so I've kept at it with SVGs. Now of course I can't say for certain that the boost is all because of the SVGs, but the timing does coincide with then I switched over to the SVGs at Fotolia. And I've worked them into my uploading/keywording workflow pretty well, so it doesn't take much more time to upload SVGs. I usually have a few browser windows open during uploads, so I just do the Fotolia SVG upload in one window and then just copy/paste the keywords from another open window. It all adds maybe 20-30 seconds to my whole process to save out an SVG and paste the keywords.


« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2008, 02:45 »
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A question: Did you notice any difference in acceptance/rejection rates for the svgs?
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No I didnt notice any change in acceptance rate....its about 95% jpeg or SVG file.


 

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