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« Reply #75 on: May 07, 2011, 17:36 »
Why they just set up action like in photoshop for images which have clipping paths, then knock them out in new layer and then SaveAs PNG If it is the case from postings before lobotomy answers from kely Konjson who seams dont know nothing about anything?
Just how to fart and run around the tree...

« Reply #76 on: May 08, 2011, 00:47 »
For images that have clipping paths indeed. But I have no idea how many do - surely none of mine.


« Reply #77 on: May 09, 2011, 11:59 »
snipped from
Kelly's answer:

Please concentrate on which of all your files will work as PNGs. That's exciting news, and we'll be the first agency to have them.

I think Kelly needs to make a retraction about being the first agency to have PNGs...

Quoted from Bigstock FAQ's (which has been the case for YEARS, as I remember it):

Can I submit vector illustrations?
Yes. You can submit illustrations in AI, PDF, EPS, PNG and PSD format. Please preserve the editing capabilities in these files, since customers expect the ability to modify the files. (my bolding)

So, if that has somehow been missed in research - what about the problems inherent to pngs - like colour shifting...was that considered?

I'm not sure how this is such a great thing.  Seems to me it is good mainly for flat coloured vectors, 3D renders with alpha backgrounds, or green screened photographed objects.  I thought those were things that were often IS rejects.

Wow, that is just about as baffling to me as the interview statements and defense of same.

I wonder who's brain child this was  ::)
« Last Edit: May 09, 2011, 12:34 by Pixel-Pizzazz »

« Reply #78 on: May 14, 2011, 07:18 »
Found via istockphoto thread.

KKT's Foot-in-month Quote of the Day:
"Expansion has been tough for the company, though, because of a contributor payment system that the company judged financially unsustainable. A switch last year to a performance-based compensation scheme was painful, but in the end, only about 0.1 percent of the more than 100,000 contributors were dramatically affected, Thompson said.
Run that past me again...

"It didn't really affect most people," Thompson said. "Everyone sort of settled down."

And if we didn't, we were LOBOtomised.

Lies, damned lies, statistics and spin.

The quote "but in the end, only about 0.1 percent of the more than 100,000 contributors were dramatically affected" has since been edited out but you can still see the original version here.

Also for those who missed my blog update I'm posting my latest blog post again here, which I started writing after reading this thread. I honestly try and avoid writing about iStock, but they just keep giving me irresistible material.


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