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« on: July 17, 2019, 10:13 »
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Hello friends. Does anyone have experience with uploading files in Adobe Stock one time as an raster illustration and once more as a vector. In Shutterstock where the two sections are divided this was allowed. There are also separate sections for both things in Adobe Stock, but the site rules do not say anything about it. People looking for illustrations look for them in the illustrations section where the vectors are not displayed. And people searching for vectors look in a section where the illustrations are hidden. In the last weeks, Adobe has closed the accounts of many people without warning for a similar content and that's why I'm a little scared and I do not want to risk and I'm looking for a some information here.


« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2019, 10:26 »
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Hello friends. Does anyone have experience with uploading files in Adobe Stock one time as an raster illustration and once more as a vector. In Shutterstock where the two sections are divided this was allowed. There are also separate sections for both things in Adobe Stock, but the site rules do not say anything about it. People looking for illustrations look for them in the illustrations section where the vectors are not displayed. And people searching for vectors look in a section where the illustrations are hidden. In the last weeks, Adobe has closed the accounts of many people without warning for a similar content and that's why I'm a little scared and I do not want to risk and I'm looking for a some information here.

This is strictly prohibited. Only submit the vector version.

thanks,

-Mat

« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2019, 10:37 »
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Hello friends. Does anyone have experience with uploading files in Adobe Stock one time as an raster illustration and once more as a vector. In Shutterstock where the two sections are divided this was allowed. There are also separate sections for both things in Adobe Stock, but the site rules do not say anything about it. People looking for illustrations look for them in the illustrations section where the vectors are not displayed. And people searching for vectors look in a section where the illustrations are hidden. In the last weeks, Adobe has closed the accounts of many people without warning for a similar content and that's why I'm a little scared and I do not want to risk and I'm looking for a some information here.

This is strictly prohibited. Only submit the vector version.

thanks,

-Mat

Thanks for the quick and clear answer to my question Mat.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2019, 14:58 »
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Hello friends. Does anyone have experience with uploading files in Adobe Stock one time as an raster illustration and once more as a vector. In Shutterstock where the two sections are divided this was allowed. There are also separate sections for both things in Adobe Stock, but the site rules do not say anything about it. People looking for illustrations look for them in the illustrations section where the vectors are not displayed. And people searching for vectors look in a section where the illustrations are hidden. In the last weeks, Adobe has closed the accounts of many people without warning for a similar content and that's why I'm a little scared and I do not want to risk and I'm looking for a some information here.

This is strictly prohibited. Only submit the vector version.

thanks,

-Mat

Help Mat, what do I do now. Uploaded a raster in 2014 (for example), it got some downloads, and now I've decided it was good enough to make a vector. So I want to upload that version. Do I delete the raster, lose the views and sales, possibly search rank, or what?


« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2019, 17:32 »
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Help Mat, what do I do now. Uploaded a raster in 2014 (for example), it got some downloads, and now I've decided it was good enough to make a vector. So I want to upload that version. Do I delete the raster, lose the views and sales, possibly search rank, or what?

Just make it different. If it's a vector, it should be pretty easy to make an alt version that would not be a considered a duplicate.

« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2019, 06:35 »
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lol

« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2019, 08:04 »
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When I do a vector version of an older illustration, I add variations, such as a black outline or stencil version.

Here's an example.  One extra with no gradients, and a black outline version.


 

« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2019, 12:50 »
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Hello friends. Does anyone have experience with uploading files in Adobe Stock one time as an raster illustration and once more as a vector. In Shutterstock where the two sections are divided this was allowed. There are also separate sections for both things in Adobe Stock, but the site rules do not say anything about it. People looking for illustrations look for them in the illustrations section where the vectors are not displayed. And people searching for vectors look in a section where the illustrations are hidden. In the last weeks, Adobe has closed the accounts of many people without warning for a similar content and that's why I'm a little scared and I do not want to risk and I'm looking for a some information here.

This is strictly prohibited. Only submit the vector version.

thanks,

-Mat

Help Mat, what do I do now. Uploaded a raster in 2014 (for example), it got some downloads, and now I've decided it was good enough to make a vector. So I want to upload that version. Do I delete the raster, lose the views and sales, possibly search rank, or what?

Yes, if you intend to upload a duplicate copy in a different format you need to first delete the existing file. If as others have suggested, you make some changes to the file you should be OK. It can be a fine line though...just be careful not to spam. At the end of the day, our moderation team is very reasonable.

-Mat

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2019, 11:00 »
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Can someone tell me, is every Vector also available to be downloaded as a Raster on Adobe?  I'm trying to add some new files and I don't want to have duplicates. Also some of the old rasters have sales, and the new version will be a vector, does that hurt the image rank?

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2019, 10:58 »
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Can someone tell me, is every Vector also available to be downloaded as a Raster on Adobe?  I'm trying to add some new files and I don't want to have duplicates. Also some of the old rasters have sales, and the new version will be a vector, does that hurt the image rank?

Wow I thought I was the only person here who didn't know the answer. Anyone know? I'm going to search right now, but I thought that would be easy and get a fast reply?

is every Vector also available to be downloaded as a Raster on Adobe?

Shelma1

« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2019, 13:24 »
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Shutterstock used to encourage this, and afaik they havent changed their policy, but maybe green reviewers would see them as similars now with their supposed crackdown. There were a few times they rejected my vectors as being identical to rasters when they allow it.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2019, 11:30 »
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Shutterstock used to encourage this, and afaik they havent changed their policy, but maybe green reviewers would see them as similars now with their supposed crackdown. There were a few times they rejected my vectors as being identical to rasters when they allow it.

Thank You, I searched and didn't find anything about whether vectors were available as rasters, doesn't mean it's not there...  ;)

So from what I can guess, they might be considered a similar, even though they are different formats? AS must assume that anyone who downloads a vector has a way to convert it to a simple JPEG file or GIF.

« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2019, 13:24 »
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Shutterstock used to encourage this, and afaik they havent changed their policy, but maybe green reviewers would see them as similars now with their supposed crackdown. There were a few times they rejected my vectors as being identical to rasters when they allow it.
I have experienced the same thing. There's a certain point over summer when I think they hire new reviewers to train and reviews get absolutely insane. Just utterly inconsistent and bizarre.

Shelma1

« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2019, 16:42 »
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Shutterstock used to encourage this, and afaik they havent changed their policy, but maybe green reviewers would see them as similars now with their supposed crackdown. There were a few times they rejected my vectors as being identical to rasters when they allow it.

Thank You, I searched and didn't find anything about whether vectors were available as rasters, doesn't mean it's not there...  ;)

So from what I can guess, they might be considered a similar, even though they are different formats? AS must assume that anyone who downloads a vector has a way to convert it to a simple JPEG file or GIF.

Its best to upload both versions at the same time. But theres no guarantee a reviewer will be familiar with their rule about being able to sell both raster and vector versions of the same illo. Unfortunately a few reviewers have accepted my raster, then rejected the vector, and of course vectors generally sell much better.

« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2019, 02:59 »
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Hi all

I'm still confused about this. In the upload guide Adobe says you can either submit a stand-alone vector, or a zip file with a JPG preview at 15MP minimum.   This does not seem like a preview quality!  The old Fotolia preview was about 1MP.

I searched a keyword and tried "all", "vector" and "Illustration", and noticed that the illustrations appeared more frequently and higher up than the vectors. Someone here said vectors sell better, but perhaps it varies depending on the subject...

The best solution seems to be to make different versions as vectors. 



« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2019, 03:01 »
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When I do a vector version of an older illustration, I add variations, such as a black outline or stencil version.

Here's an example.  One extra with no gradients, and a black outline version.


Hi
Could you tell me how you upload the variations?  Are they separate eps files zipped as one upload?
Thanks ;D

« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2019, 05:06 »
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The problem with this is when you search for a raster illustration vectors don't come up in the search results, even though they should, as they all have raster versions available.

It's not spamming if contributors want to be included in raster illustration category.


 

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