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« Reply #100 on: May 19, 2019, 10:44 »
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I really don't understand why you all you want to continue to upload vectors to Shutterstock
You lament, you whine, you cry
We made different petitions and they are be ignored
There are 50 pages of thread (2 threads) about it on the Shutterstock forum and every your request is just ignored.

Then you do exactly what they want and how they want

In the end, if you're not happy, you only have yourself to blame!

I guess if you have a new or growing portfolio, it kind of derails your plans. My growth is kind of stagnant the last couple years with all the competition, so it is pretty easy to just sit back and see what happens with this whole mess.

Yes, I understand of course.
But if we want our requests to have an effect, there is only one solution: stop uploading vectors to Shutterstock (for a while), hoping they will understand that they are losing the best contributors (because contributors who produce the most complex vectors are the most affected by this great innovation), and therefore money...
This kind of company only understands when you touch them where it hurts more: in the wallet....
But I see with difficulty the contributors acting in solidarity in order to obtain a result.
It is much easier to grumble and sign unnecessary petitions than to act in a truly concrete and effective way.

Personally I don't have too many problems with that since I produce very few vectors. In addition I sell them much more on other sites than on SS.


« Reply #101 on: May 19, 2019, 11:00 »
+3
I really don't understand why you all you want to continue to upload vectors to Shutterstock
You lament, you whine, you cry
We made different petitions and they are be ignored
There are 50 pages of thread (2 threads) about it on the Shutterstock forum and every your request is just ignored.

Then you do exactly what they want and how they want

In the end, if you're not happy, you only have yourself to blame!

I guess if you have a new or growing portfolio, it kind of derails your plans. My growth is kind of stagnant the last couple years with all the competition, so it is pretty easy to just sit back and see what happens with this whole mess.

Yes, I understand of course.
But if we want our requests to have an effect, there is only one solution: stop uploading vectors to Shutterstock (for a while), hoping they will understand that they are losing the best contributors (because contributors who produce the most complex vectors are the most affected by this great innovation), and therefore money...
This kind of company only understands when you touch them where it hurts more: in the wallet....
But I see with difficulty the contributors acting in solidarity in order to obtain a result.
It is much easier to grumble and sign unnecessary petitions than to act in a truly concrete and effective way.

Personally I don't have too many problems with that since I produce very few vectors. In addition I sell them much more on other sites than on SS.

Definitely. The only way they will listen is if you make them realize that we aren't a commodity and it is actually people they are doing business with that won't blindly follow along with whatever.

« Reply #102 on: May 19, 2019, 11:38 »
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But personally I don't sell so much vectors on Shutterstock, I sell a lot of more on VectorStock and Adobe.
If I have to choose, and they are pushing me (us) to choose, I will just stop to upload my vectors to Shutterstock.

I just tried to upload to Adobe and it said they require 15mb now. Maybe they are trying to get rid of silhouette and logo like illustrations? These types of vectors are my biggest seller though. More advanced illustrations don't sell near as well.

« Reply #103 on: May 19, 2019, 11:48 »
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But personally I don't sell so much vectors on Shutterstock, I sell a lot of more on VectorStock and Adobe.
If I have to choose, and they are pushing me (us) to choose, I will just stop to upload my vectors to Shutterstock.

I just tried to upload to Adobe and it said they require 15mb now. Maybe they are trying to get rid of silhouette and logo like illustrations? These types of vectors are my biggest seller though. More advanced illustrations don't sell near as well.

Adobe has always required a 15+ mp jpeg.

« Reply #104 on: May 19, 2019, 11:49 »
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In Illustrator, when you make a new document, you can choose Pixels for Units and specify a Width x Height that results in 4MP , for example, 2450x1650 (which equals 4042500 pixels).

Just making a document in illustrator with these dimensions results in a vector document of 147kb. Exporting a JPEG with a simple box in the middle of the artboard at 300dpi and supersampling results in a JPEG size of 215kb. So I am not sure what you are trying to say here. It appears that vector file size is determined by how complicate that drawing is.

« Reply #105 on: May 19, 2019, 11:50 »
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But personally I don't sell so much vectors on Shutterstock, I sell a lot of more on VectorStock and Adobe.
If I have to choose, and they are pushing me (us) to choose, I will just stop to upload my vectors to Shutterstock.

I just tried to upload to Adobe and it said they require 15mb now. Maybe they are trying to get rid of silhouette and logo like illustrations? These types of vectors are my biggest seller though. More advanced illustrations don't sell near as well.

Adobe has always required a 15+ mp jpeg.

This is the first time I have gotten this message and I have a 1,000 vectors on Adobe. Something is different.

« Reply #106 on: May 19, 2019, 11:52 »
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But personally I don't sell so much vectors on Shutterstock, I sell a lot of more on VectorStock and Adobe.
If I have to choose, and they are pushing me (us) to choose, I will just stop to upload my vectors to Shutterstock.

I just tried to upload to Adobe and it said they require 15mb now. Maybe they are trying to get rid of silhouette and logo like illustrations? These types of vectors are my biggest seller though. More advanced illustrations don't sell near as well.

Adobe has always required a 15+ mp jpeg.

So is shutterstock actually talking about the JPEG file size also?

« Reply #107 on: May 19, 2019, 11:58 »
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But personally I don't sell so much vectors on Shutterstock, I sell a lot of more on VectorStock and Adobe.
If I have to choose, and they are pushing me (us) to choose, I will just stop to upload my vectors to Shutterstock.

I just tried to upload to Adobe and it said they require 15mb now. Maybe they are trying to get rid of silhouette and logo like illustrations? These types of vectors are my biggest seller though. More advanced illustrations don't sell near as well.

Adobe has always required a 15+ mp jpeg.

I had a vector accepted at Adobe Friday that is EPS - 307kb and JPEG - 1.9 mb

« Reply #108 on: May 19, 2019, 12:19 »
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But personally I don't sell so much vectors on Shutterstock, I sell a lot of more on VectorStock and Adobe.
If I have to choose, and they are pushing me (us) to choose, I will just stop to upload my vectors to Shutterstock.

I just tried to upload to Adobe and it said they require 15mb now. Maybe they are trying to get rid of silhouette and logo like illustrations? These types of vectors are my biggest seller though. More advanced illustrations don't sell near as well.

Adobe has always required a 15+ mp jpeg.

This is the first time I have gotten this message and I have a 1,000 vectors on Adobe. Something is different.

Most people already made their jpegs around that size, so it would be easy not to notice. It's roughly 3000px x 5000px or 4000px x 4000px square. It's easy to get rejections there though if you have an image that is very narrow like 1000px x 5000px. The SS thing is different because they don't want jpegs to accompany the eps anymore.

« Reply #109 on: May 19, 2019, 12:24 »
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But personally I don't sell so much vectors on Shutterstock, I sell a lot of more on VectorStock and Adobe.
If I have to choose, and they are pushing me (us) to choose, I will just stop to upload my vectors to Shutterstock.

I just tried to upload to Adobe and it said they require 15mb now. Maybe they are trying to get rid of silhouette and logo like illustrations? These types of vectors are my biggest seller though. More advanced illustrations don't sell near as well.

Adobe has always required a 15+ mp jpeg.

This is the first time I have gotten this message and I have a 1,000 vectors on Adobe. Something is different.

Most people already made their jpegs around that size, so it would be easy not to notice. It's roughly 3000px x 5000px or 4000px x 4000px square. It's easy to get rejections there though if you have an image that is very narrow like 1000px x 5000px. The SS thing is different because they don't want jpegs to accompany the eps anymore.

yeah I finally figured this out for my files. All I did different was change the DPI to 300 from 7(which was default) without resampling. That worked.

« Reply #110 on: May 19, 2019, 12:48 »
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In Illustrator, when you make a new document, you can choose Pixels for Units and specify a Width x Height that results in 4MP , for example, 2450x1650 (which equals 4042500 pixels).

Just making a document in illustrator with these dimensions results in a vector document of 147kb. Exporting a JPEG with a simple box in the middle of the artboard at 300dpi and supersampling results in a JPEG size of 215kb. So I am not sure what you are trying to say here. It appears that vector file size is determined by how complicate that drawing is.

It's about dimensions, not file size. MP not MB.

https://www.shutterstock.com/contributorsupport/articles/en_US/kbat02/000006575

"With EPS files, the 4 MP requirement applies to the size of the bounding box around your artwork, not your artboard."


https://www.shutterstock.com/contributorsupport/articles/en_US/kbat02/Best-Practice-Recommendations-for-Saving-EPS-Files

Saving an EPS file with "Use Artborads" option

"When you save your EPS file with this setting, your bounding box will include the artboard, and if the artwork is smaller than your artboard, the resulting JPEG preview will contain the white space around the artwork. Please keep in mind, if you choose this option, your artboard will need to be at least 4 MP."

tupungato

  • Europe
« Reply #111 on: May 20, 2019, 03:20 »
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What is the current smartest way of including metadata in EPS created in Inkscape?

« Reply #112 on: May 20, 2019, 09:27 »
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Stop uploading like me. thus this rule will be eliminated.

« Reply #113 on: May 20, 2019, 15:08 »
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I can't upload vector anymore, I always got error message - there was problem with some of your content : We can't read what's in your file. Please re-save or re-export your file, and try uploading it again. I resaved and same problem  >:(

« Reply #114 on: May 20, 2019, 16:51 »
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I can't upload vector anymore, I always got error message - there was problem with some of your content : We can't read what's in your file. Please re-save or re-export your file, and try uploading it again. I resaved and same problem  >:(

What software you use?? (Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw...?)

dpimborough

« Reply #115 on: May 20, 2019, 16:52 »
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Here's an idea why don't you vector artists all get yourselves and your fellow artists to stop uploading (like we did with Fotolia and the dollar photo club)

And go on their facebook page & twitter and shout it to the world

SS would soon take notice of you then

« Reply #116 on: May 21, 2019, 02:13 »
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There are days and days that I repeat that
This is the only way!
But "between say it and do it, in middle there is the sea"*

*Italian proverb: tra il dire e il fare c di mezzo il mare


« Reply #117 on: May 21, 2019, 06:08 »
+8
I'm in on the boycott. If I ever want to upload there again, I'd rather this policy not be there.

Shelma1

« Reply #118 on: May 21, 2019, 08:51 »
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Yeah, I'm not uploading either. They need to feel some impact...obviously complaining gets you nowhere.

« Reply #119 on: May 21, 2019, 09:26 »
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I am not a great vector producer and I sell more on other sites.
So I will no more upload vectors on Shutterstock (not a big loss for them and for me btw)

--
For photos Shutterstock is still the best for me
Just waiting that they decided to put the minimum size to 100 Mpixels for photos

« Reply #120 on: May 21, 2019, 09:28 »
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Same here, I uploaded the first batch where as I mentioned above invested so much time. I am stopping it now till this thing changes.
Or if they have made their mind then I wish they ask their technical team to build a tool which auto scales the EPS and create jpg of them.

Its totally unproductive, useless invention which adding more pressure to the job.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #121 on: May 21, 2019, 16:50 »
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I haven't uploaded vectors in ages, but I wanted to upload a new illustration today. Only to see that they went ahead with their idiotic idea, making it impossible for me to upload my work. Alright, at least Adobe Stock accepts my work without hassle. Bye Shutterstock.

« Reply #122 on: May 22, 2019, 07:28 »
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The worst, is there is an technical issue right now ! I can't upload .eps even if I upload it the way they want, I got error message. Shutterstock supports know that issue and it's been 3 days and not fix. So I can't upload anyway ! wow !  :o

toyotoyo

  • japan/pixta/adobe/shutter/vector
« Reply #123 on: May 23, 2019, 10:25 »
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Hello design art buddies.

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« Reply #124 on: May 23, 2019, 12:52 »
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The ENTIRE POINT of a vector is that it is infinitely scaleable without loss of image integrity. You can open a vector file in a raster program like Photoshop at any size and dpi you wish it to be.

Here's a tip for Shutterstock: if your programmers can't figure out how to do what other stock agencies have been able to do for years, the problem isn't with your contributors. It's with your programmers.

I'm officially giving up on uploading vectors to Shutterstock until this issue is resolved.



 

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