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wds

« on: August 07, 2022, 08:13 »
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I just noticed that Adobe is offering "png" files.
A few questions:

 - Is their offering png files something new or something that's been there previously?

 - Is there a way to specifically search for png files?

 - Do png files display on the site in such a way that it is obvious where the "transparency" is?


« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2022, 13:39 »
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Where did you see that? All I can find is this page: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/kb/adobe-stock-known-issues.html saying they don't offer PNG files. They don't appear as an option when I search.

« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2022, 13:39 »
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https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/kb/adobe-stock-known-issues.html

This is pretty recent and says they don't have PNG files - why did you think they did?

wds

« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2022, 17:15 »
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When I go to the upload page I see the attached image on the upload page. (this is of course just part of the upload page).
« Last Edit: August 07, 2022, 17:26 by wds »

« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2022, 17:28 »
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That's funny - I had uploaded something earlier and never even noticed that :)

I have some PNGs that I had done for other sites, so I just uploaded one as a test to see how it goes.

wds

« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2022, 17:37 »
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Yes I uploaded a png as well to "try it out". But I am curious about the questions I asked....although it sounds like the question about whether this is new has been answered.

« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2022, 22:18 »
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As the person who posts a lot about stock industry and company news, it must be new if Jo Ann didnt know about it!

Chinni

« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2022, 00:46 »
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Is it comes under Photos or Illustrations?


wds

« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2022, 13:55 »
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Mat, should we attach any special keywords to png files we upload (e.g. "png")?

Will buyers be able to explicitly search for png files?
« Last Edit: August 08, 2022, 14:12 by wds »

« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2022, 14:07 »
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Matt, should we attach any special keywords to png files we upload (e.g. "png")?

Will buyers be able to explicitly search for png files?

I would add "transparent" as a keyword. No need to add the file type. This will be in a filter customers can use.

Thanks for the question,

Mat

« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2022, 15:04 »
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Hello Mat, question, if I already have an approved photo in my portfolio that is jpg, can I upload the same photo in a png version with a transparent background?

« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2022, 18:03 »
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Hello Mat, question, if I already have an approved photo in my portfolio that is jpg, can I upload the same photo in a png version with a transparent background?

Yes, as long as you have isolated the object in the image and added transparency to the PNG. Do not simply convert a jpg to png and upload a duplicate file in an alternate format.

Thanks for the question,

Mat Hayward
« Last Edit: August 08, 2022, 18:46 by MatHayward »

k_t_g

  • A little of this. A little of that.
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2022, 23:45 »
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I know a lot of customers/clients have been asking for the feature for quite a while. So great its been finally offered. No doubt that other MS sites are going to try and add this feature. Not sure why they never thought of doing this before.

« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2022, 00:01 »
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I know a lot of customers/clients have been asking for the feature for quite a while. So great its been finally offered. No doubt that other MS sites are going to try and add this feature. Not sure why they never thought of doing this before.

I'm not sure what you mean. Offering PNGs to customers is not a new idea; Dreamstime has allowed them for years as one of the additional file formats that can be uploaded. Haven't other agencies as well?

« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2022, 10:40 »
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So the first of my PNG files was approved this morning, but it's puzzling that while it shows as PNG for the format when viewed from the contributor side of the site, when I do a keyword search on the buyer side, the file type shows as JPEG, so while it might get purchased anyway, the reason for uploading it (and arguably a large part of the value to a buyer) is invisible.

Is this just a temporary glitch?

If Mat wants to take a look, the file number is 521901724

Another rather odd anomaly. I had two PNG files approved this morning, both illustrations (I have uploaded some isolated photos too, but those are still in the queue), both of which appear on the buyer side as JPEGs.

If I turn on the "isolated" checkbox in a search, the umbrella image (521901724) shows in a search but the wildflowers in a vase (522096417) does not.

It's not keywords as the wildflowers in a vase has the isolated keyword and umbrellas does not (both have the transparent keyword). I can't see any obvious reason these two PNGs would behave differently in a search
« Last Edit: August 09, 2022, 10:55 by Jo Ann Snover »

« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2022, 14:49 »
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So the first of my PNG files was approved this morning, but it's puzzling that while it shows as PNG for the format when viewed from the contributor side of the site, when I do a keyword search on the buyer side, the file type shows as JPEG, so while it might get purchased anyway, the reason for uploading it (and arguably a large part of the value to a buyer) is invisible.

Is this just a temporary glitch?

If Mat wants to take a look, the file number is 521901724

Another rather odd anomaly. I had two PNG files approved this morning, both illustrations (I have uploaded some isolated photos too, but those are still in the queue), both of which appear on the buyer side as JPEGs.

If I turn on the "isolated" checkbox in a search, the umbrella image (521901724) shows in a search but the wildflowers in a vase (522096417) does not.

It's not keywords as the wildflowers in a vase has the isolated keyword and umbrellas does not (both have the transparent keyword). I can't see any obvious reason these two PNGs would behave differently in a search

Thanks for the report, Jo Ann,

This isn't a glitch per se, nor does it fall into the "it's not a bug, it's a feature" category. We are in an early phase to gather content before the product is made available to the public. Currently, as you noted, PNG uploads appear as JPG images in public facing search, and they are displayed as PNG files in the contributor portal.

Once this phase is complete, the switch will be flipped and the files uploaded now as PNG will be available as PNG downloads (and JPG downloads fyi) in the public facing site. I don't have an exact date for that but I expect it will be within the next couple of months.

As far as the search result variation, I'll need to look into that further.

Thanks again,

Mat Hayward

« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2022, 06:38 »
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...This is early days for the CFC...
What is the CFC?

« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2022, 10:09 »
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...This is early days for the CFC...
What is the CFC?

CFC = Call For Content

In this case, the content we are calling for are PNG files with transparent backgrounds.

Thanks!

Mat

« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2022, 12:33 »
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So I did some cut outs (PNG) files for other sites, but for Adobe I put cut-out on white background (Adobe wasn't accepting PNG files at the time) and uploaded it as jpeg file.  If I understand correctly, it's OK for me to upload this same image now as PNG file (with transparent background) since now there will be two identical images, one as jpeg, and one as PNG (with transparent background)?

« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2022, 13:41 »
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So I did some cut outs (PNG) files for other sites, but for Adobe I put cut-out on white background (Adobe wasn't accepting PNG files at the time) and uploaded it as jpeg file.  If I understand correctly, it's OK for me to upload this same image now as PNG file (with transparent background) since now there will be two identical images, one as jpeg, and one as PNG (with transparent background)?

Yes, this is fine for isolated content that is already online in your portfolio. Do not continue to upload JPG and PNG submissions of the same images moving forward however. Stick to only the PNG as those will be available for JPG download to customers that prefer those.

Thanks,

Mat Hayward

« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2022, 20:16 »
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Hello. How will PNG files with white objects be displayed? For example snowflakes.

« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2022, 01:52 »
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From where in the adobe stock search can I filter just png content?

« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2022, 10:05 »
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From where in the adobe stock search can I filter just png content?

The feature is not availalble yet. We are building the collection right now so when the feature is released there will be a robust selection available.

-Mat Hayward

« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2022, 10:06 »
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Hello. How will PNG files with white objects be displayed? For example snowflakes.

Content will not be differentiated based on color. The background will be white.

Thanks,

Mat Hayward


 

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