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« on: September 04, 2014, 08:45 »
Just clicked onto one of my images today that was only uploaded as a vector file and see that the customer is now being given the option to download as a JPG as well.


« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2014, 09:09 »
Interesting. I wonder if they plan to do that with existing files or just new ones. Do you have a link to your file I couldn't find one that had that?

« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2014, 09:17 »

I always suspected they never offered this option because it gave them an advantage in bragging rights about how many images they have. And for that reason I doubt they'll completely get rid of the solo jpg files any time soon. It would mean a huge dip in the total number of images they have.

But, it's still nice to see the integration of jpg and vector options on one file. I think this is something SS really needs to continue working on, giving buyers more options and flexibility with vector purchases. And I still think they have a long way to go to catch up to what other companies are offering, especially in terms of editable text in vectors, alternative formats like AI, PSD, etc.


« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2014, 09:40 »
Have they made an announcement? If not, you may be part of the test audience.

« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2014, 09:52 »
See screen shot...


« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2014, 10:05 »
According to them they're still in the early stages of the test, so it looks like you're in the test group (as am I).

« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2014, 10:06 »
Looks like they're just using the jpg preview uploaded with the vector as the jpg file version. Which is fine, except that not everyone uploads high-res previews with vectors. Mine are typically around 2400x2400, but some older ones are far smaller.

Guess I'll have to get into the habit of uploading larger previews.

« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2014, 10:10 »
I saw this with my vectors the whole of last week. It then disappeared for a couple of days earlier this week and is back again.


« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2014, 10:12 »
They said they'll make a formal announcement with specs, etc. if the test works out. Not sure how they'd handle older, smaller jpg previews. I always output mine large because I got in the habit when I submitted to Veer.

« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2014, 10:51 »
Because SS allows you to upload a jpg file separate from the vector, I use the opportunity to add more effects that might lead to rasterization if used in the vector. Since I use Inkscape for my vectors, there is not a lot of effects that I can safely use on my vectors. So, I try to give the jpg some additional effects.


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