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Author Topic: Uploading illustrations - EPS or JPG?  (Read 2908 times)

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« on: March 05, 2008, 15:45 »
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I've just joined Zymmetrical yesterday and learned that I can submit my illustrations in either EPS or JPG format but not both. I guess EPS would be the more convenient format for the buyers to use but I'm not quite sure ... how did you guys decide?
(And could anyone please tell me how long - on average - it takes for submissions to get reviewed on Zymmetrical?)


« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008, 15:55 »
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Submit the EPS as one file and the JPG as another file? Like what you have to do for Shutterstock if you want both.

« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008, 17:36 »
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Thanks for the reply, Kngkyle!
I had the same thought but I think I read somewhere in the Zymmetrical wiki/forums that it isn't allowed to upload both files ... I'm not 100% sure though, I can't seem to find the information anymore.  ??? (I have a hard time navigating that wiki ...)


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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008, 18:00 »
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Sorry for the confusion, we are actually changing gears due to having unexpected success with selling flat JPG graphics, and are re-tooling for the following setup:

If you have an .EPS and a .JPG, -and- the JPG has embedded IPTC keywords, make sure both the files have the same base filename ("123-blue-spheres.eps" and "123-blue-spheres.jpg"). This will allow us to extract the keywords and apply to both. If you have just .EPS graphics, or just JPG graphics, and no keywords.. that's fine too, but it may slow down review times.

Upon approval, both the .EPS and the .JPG will receive their own inventory name on the site.  In a nutshell - some clients want .EPS, some want .JPG - we offer each variation as a separate purchasable file, and not as simply an alternate download option.   

This way, the artists can adjust their prices as they see fit- obviously a flat JPG is of less value than the same design in EPS, so if you want to play with the price spread, that's your choice and we'd love to see how it pans out for you. The trick is, for clients at the entry-level of graphics, JPG is the only option they can work with, so you may find the actual value for the buck to be really in the eye of the beholder.

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