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« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2009, 06:19 »
Sean, my original post was based on the rules that apply in my jurisdiction (EU), so if its ok for you why isn't it ok for me?

Regarding your original post, how are we to know where you are from, as you (and the OP) are anonymous.

Why are Adobe's rules different for you?  Dunno.  Abuse outside of America?  More money to be made in the rest of the world?

We are all anonymous except to Leaf who can see the IP addresses. And that assumes that people don't attempt to cloak them.

We have no way of knowing that you are in fact the real Sean Locke, you could just have signed up with the name and provided a link to Sean Lockes portfolio. Its no guarantee of authenticity. ;-)


« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2009, 04:11 »
I could not find the ai format in SAVE AS for Inskape

« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2009, 17:23 »
I could not find the ai format in SAVE AS for Inskape
The Inkscape manual says you have to install Ghostscript to enable saving in .ai format from Inkscape. There are a couple of other details there so I suggest you have a look at the manual. Unfortunately with free open source programs documentation is often not as easy to access. It might be worth checking the Inkscape forum too.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2009, 17:54 by averil »


« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2009, 04:16 »
Dear averil

You know the procedure to activate ai in inkscape? or any reference in website that I could refer to?

« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2009, 05:31 »
I've had a look at Inkscape, installed Ghostscript which the manual says is needed for .ai export, but still .ai is not offered as a save option. Not sure what the problem is. My system is Intel x64 and this often has problems with 32 bit apps, mainly because file paths are not in the expected place.

Are you sure you need to export to .ai? I know tha istock only accepts vectors in eps format, compatible with Illustrator 8. Inkscape exports this format no worries. I don't know what other sites require for vectors but I would be surprised if any accepts only .ai files. Illustrator can import svg files, which are the native format for Inkscape, so given the difficulties I suggest you check that you really do need .ai format. I can't get it to work, and I found on the Inkscape developer forums recent comments that they are about to remove .ai export anyway. I know this isn't helpful but I can't see a real need for .ai files here.


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« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2009, 06:00 »
Adobe hates Europe. Prices are also higher in European countries!
It's true, I get my own back by only upgrading every second time the software does.
Of course, I guess if there was some must-have new feature, I'd be cutting off my nose ... but some of the must-have features are no use for stock.
@OP are you sure that you need Photoshop features which aren't in Elements, which is a whole lot cheaper - I got a full (latest) version with my scanner.


« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2009, 09:48 »
Dear Avril,

You are right stockwebsite will not only require AI format

« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2009, 18:00 »
Academic License does not allow commercial use either
The student licence (single computer installation, requires student card image to be sent to Adobe to get activation, non upgradeable pretty cheap) does not allow commercial use. It was introduced with CS3. The education licence (also available to staff as well as students,   allows use on two computers non simultaneously like the standard and is upgradeable using the ordinary upgrade licences once you stop being a student/staff member) allows commercial use. It's nearly twice the price of the student licence  here in Australia, but still much cheaper than the full versions.     I'm intermittently entitled to buy the education version depending on who I'm working for and my daughter is entitled to the student version which is cheaper than the upgrades so I enquired of Adobe what the regulations were. Just to make it more confusing, the former macromedia products like Flash have different licencing and last time I checked, which was for CS3, even on the higher priced education version they weren't supposed to be used for commercial purposes.

 My copy of photoshop started out life as the education CS version and then I upgraded it to the full version of CS2. I still use the education version of Illustrator CS2.



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