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« on: June 21, 2006, 18:05 »
I thought I would dabble with vector graphics as I can't face preparing photographs for Alamy this week.

Does any one know what other sites beside SS, PSM, 123 and iStock accept them in eps format?

I think I will be leaving iStock until last as I think you have to apply with a batch of images.

« Last Edit: June 22, 2006, 02:09 by fintastique »

« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2006, 04:01 »
allright, first for the dumb question.  Who is PSM?

I think you got them all.

You can however convert them into a massivly large jpg file, and submit them as a graphic design.  I did that with my converted vectors and they have been selling well at sites like dreamstime and bigstock.

« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2006, 06:46 »
sorry typo/anagram  I meant spm

Pleasing results so far 123 and spm accepted my first batch (but then again not the pickest)

Still waiting for Shutterstock

Thanks for the tip regarding making a very big JPEG for the others which explains why some sites seem to be showing vector like images.

« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2006, 10:04 »
Crestock and Gimmestock accept vector graphics.

123RF doesn't allow the upload of high-res JPEGs together with the EPS files, so I still upload only JPEGs, which have a much broader public.


« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2006, 10:24 »

Yes I notice that 123 extracts a jpeg from the eps file which looks pretty crap.

Stockphotmedia insists on a zipped file so i have actually uploaded files of only 2-10 k.

Thanks for the info, signed up with gimmestock but gave up on them weeks ago never signed up with Crestock may give them a go.

So do you find that the JPEGS sell better than the eps files? and do SS accept them as JPEGs when their origin as a eps file is obvious?

Anyway will see what shutterstock think.

I suppose none of the agencies are happy submitting both types of file. As eps does have the advantage on SS there there aren't as many so it would take longer to get buried in the new images.

Thanks again

« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2006, 22:29 »

I've been successfully selling JPEGs from my vector images, but so far I haven't sold any vector file (ok, SPM, Crestock and Gimmestock don't count much as good sales anyway, and I failed my first submission to IS so I am working on more sophisticated files to try again).

123RF still accepts graphics as JPEGs.  DT said once they start accepting vectors we will be allowed to replace existing rasters, but I don't know if they'll accept any.  I see sometimes raster graphics in IS, but they may be old submissions. 


PS: I forgot to mention, I'm not at SS, so I can't tell. Do they pay more for vectors?
« Last Edit: June 23, 2006, 22:32 by madelaide »


« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2006, 02:14 »
I always upload both the eps and the jpeg files to SS and IS. They accept them both. The eps files sell about five times more on SS than on IS, but I get more per sale on IS so the money works out more or less equal.
EPS sales on 123 are going through the roof! I upload both jpeg and eps there, but the jpeg in general don't sell as well. Gimmeestock accept eps, but they don't sell much of anything!

« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2006, 04:24 »
Well I passed the written test at iStock but haven't sent any files as I have only one which is rather complex a cartoon skyscraper (still looks like it was drawn by an eight year old) so I will try harder. If you fail the test how long is the wait at iStock? I presume illustrations are part of the 30 image/week limit?

I saw the high selling costs of complex of illustrations at iStock but still being an non-exclusive newbie I will only see 20%  :'(

Shutterstock still haven't got back to me obviously a different review process than images.

« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2006, 22:26 »

When you say you upload the EPS and JPEG and EPS you mean in a zip file, right?  I suppose they don't accept raster graphics at IS, and a buyer finding them would be luck, because they would be tagged as photos. 

All other sites that I upload vectors accept the EPS+AI+JPEG zip, iStock also.  I'm not at SS.


I have passed the test too, the problem were my sample files, they considered them too simple. I could have submitted new images immediately if I had them, I'm working on that.  I don't know however if there is any problem if I fail the second attempt, so I'm working on more elaborate images.  I believe the quota is 30 files per week for all kinds of uploads - which is not a problem for me, as on a good week I can produce 5 images...

« Last Edit: June 24, 2006, 22:29 by madelaide »

« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2006, 02:33 »
Well I have been "drawing away" and finally got some accepted at Shutterstock ;D

Can someone take a peak and let me know if there are any that might pass the iStock test

StockXpert have rejected everything so far "please upload better illustrations" or "not looking for such images" for the ones that took a while longer :'(

replies from 123rf and SPM have been encouraging and still waiting for the other sites.

One question how many "overly simple vectors" do folks tend to group on the same page to get them accepted 4, 6 10 ??
« Last Edit: June 27, 2006, 03:14 by fintastique »

« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2006, 04:09 »
hmm i can't really say as i have very little experience with vectors.

I liked the flag ones though.. i would think that they might sell well.

« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2006, 11:10 »
I get a lot of those "not looking for such images" at StockXpert.  I even stopped submitting illustrations.  Recently however I tried one of my stationery items and it was accepted, so I submitted another.

These were the illustrations that I submitted to iStock and they found too simple:

So I have been working on others such as these letterheads above.  I'm still working on them, though, I want to submit good stuff not to miss this second chance (I wonder if there is a thrid chance?).  I'm unable however to make some extraordinary work I see on iStock.  Some of the vector designers there really rock!


« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2006, 12:02 »
Glad to see I'm not the only "artist" that StockXpert don't appreciate.

I might try my london skyline pic with Istock as the Union Jack is certainly not a simple thing to draw, (The French flag is much easier)

Was there a cooling off period after your first iStock illustrations rejection?


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