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« on: September 11, 2011, 12:14 »
Fotolia offers vectors at a price similar to an "M" or "L" sized JPG version, often about 6 credits, while "XL" and "XLL" sizes are priced 8 and 10 credits respectively. I have sent Fotolia Support an email asking them to clarify this matter, since I believe no vector should be cheaper than its XXL JPG counterpart.

This is also the case with the relatively new StockFresh, and since Stockfresh won't change their vector prices, I've decided to pull my port there. I am now waiting for a reply from Fotolia, and if they come up with some lame excuse as to why vectors should be cheaper, then I'll pull my port there as well. Besides, after the recent commission cuts and absence of proper sales, that won't hurt me much.

Is there anyone who shares my opinion?

« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2011, 13:45 »
I have only a small portion of my portfolio that is vectors, but I don't upload them to places that have crappy prices for vectors, or which sell complex vectors as part of a subscription. I just upload the JPEGs (iStock won't permit that but everywhere else will)

If you do very simple vectors, I don't think it's as big an issue. Once upon a time I'd have said that iStock was the place that had great vector pricing, but I pulled all of mine from there as soon as they said all independent content was getting dumped into Getty's subs outlets.

I may see if I can make some simpler vectors I'm willing to sell as subs and on those sites that price vectors lower than XXXL JPEGs, but right now other things have higher priorities.

« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2011, 15:22 »
If you submit SVG files to Fotolia, they'll be priced at 8 credits. At least they were last year. I'm not sure now because I left FT in January.


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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2011, 17:14 »
Reply from Fotolia:

Thanks for your email. We always appreciate feedback and suggestions from our members. A lot of thought goes into the pricing of files in Fotolia and there is a reason why a particular price is what it is, and there are no plans to adjust those particular prices at present.

Kind Regards

Fotolia EU

So that means I'll have to delete my vectors over there. :(


  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2011, 12:02 »
Funny, I registered at Fotolia on September 11th, 2010. Now, one year later, I'm about to get my first payout and delete my port. Wow.


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