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« on: May 13, 2008, 07:54 »
Hi all.
These frustrating rejections happen there : "Color Profiles--Your image contains both RGB and CMYK color profiles. Please resubmit your vector with only 1 color profile". The problem seems to be complex as seen on SS forum, and depends on software version used to convert into eps, and to read eps.
Is there anybody who knows how to get rid off that ?
I am still searching...
(and waiting a raise for illustrations there too  :-\ ).


« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008, 07:57 »
There's a topic about it on shutterstock where you can find a few tips. Also this vid might be helpful:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUOok8Prjco" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUOok8Prjco</a>


« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008, 07:58 »

added the video in the thread

« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008, 08:10 »
Thank you for your answer !
but it is in fact the thread I was referring to.
Just hoped there was hope outside SS !   :D

In fact, I'm not sure the video solves the problem, as said on SS forum. I'm watching it now. (and hope to understand all that is said, because i'm not so much at ease with spoken english).


« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2008, 08:16 »
I'm also having problem with this. Recently I've been really careful with the colors that I'm using and the rejections are almost gone.

« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2008, 10:22 »
I bet the  reviewer's problem is the color management policies in AI that have options available for mismatching color profiles. That's why some people get the warning box, some don't.

p.s.: You actually have options to ignore, convert or preserve color profiles of opened (or imported) files, but this is not a solution. I'm wouldn't accept changing global AI policies each time. Those options are there for a reason. And when working outside of the microstock world it is pure nonsense to convert CMYK working profiles (or swatches) into RGB automatically (or the opposite).
p.p.s.: As someone else mentioned in the SS forums: it has to be a jerking issue with someone downloading vectors, seeing the warning and panicking like hell broke loose. There's actually plenty of options to convert CMYK colors to RGB, straight from the beginning. In CS3 you even have an automated action (under edit/edit colors) to convert all selected elements to RGB colorspace (or vice versa).
p.p.p.s.: For f**k's sake. It's an issue with the their repro and printing studios, not submitters. Hell, even iStock doesn't complain about it as far as I know. If they're not able to convert graphics to working/printing color profiles, they shouldn't do their job in the first place.

One problem I've noticed in CS3 is that the chosen color profiles don't get embedded in AI8 EPS formats. Can't say why, but this could be why the issue occurs. If that can be called an issue.

« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2008, 11:35 »
@domencolja : thanx, I totally agree with all that you've said.
The question is : Is this really an issue ?

domencolja, you should post this on the SS forum  ;)

« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2008, 23:58 »
I have just had the same "Color Profiles--Your image contains both RGB and CMYK color please resubmit .
This is the first time for me  have to get my head around it.
have a good day


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