Obviously my comment was made assuming that they are actually trying to do something about this.
It could of course also be the other way round: there is no interest at Envato to do anything whatsoever about this. Sit it out and wait for the vector flood to die down and return back to normal.
First of all it’s less cost in terms of financial and human capital.
And secondly it’s a proven strategy – in fact “sitting it out” is probably the most successful strategy ever
Thinking about it I may actually be more inclined to believe that rather than that Envato is not capable of organising their staff.
It also explains the persistent radio silence on anything that’s not totally trivial
Hmm, when I thought this was the Xmas craze I figured: “live with it and sit it out”.
3 months later and it’s actually worse!
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m happy with my personal track record and the possibilities Envato has given me to sell my products. Thumbs up!
We are talking about organising a review team to handle a bigger volume of files. We are not sending anyone to the moon here. This is a very basic and simple business operation: more volume = more staff. Or re-organise exisitng staff. Results are very easily measured.
3 months to get that sorted? And it’s getting worse?
In my company I’d be fired for gross incompetence and negligence.
But forbidding? I think its also a bit strong reaction.
That depends. Some of the party streets in popular holiday locations turn into an absolute nightmare with hundreds of people distributing masses of these on every square metre. What remains is chaos with people being pushed around every step they take and the pavement covered in thrown away flyers – it becomes a permanent garbage trap…
All of the above is good advice, however they miss 1 point: with IDD you will only sell to designers. Include a .PSD version and you can also sell to hobbyists, DIYs, small businesses etc who are not trained designers.
IDD and AI may be the correct tools by definition, but most mortals can’t use them
... your flyers are not up to current Miami Beach standards: hard rejected!
You can use “add-ons” on your designs like brushes to create new designs. You cannot use images etc which are already complete works. For those you would need the extended license.
Hi, many thanks for that link. That was actually one of the first ones I read, too, when I had banding problems in PS.
However I have also read other articles where it says that you work under 16 bit but once you are done with all the work you flatten your image, and then you convert back to 8 bit, and that there would not be a great loss of image quality.
I just wondered if anyone had any thoughts on that.
Aha! Actually it seems this was changed. It used to be 600MB – looks like they upped it to 1GB:
“For files over 500MB we recommend uploading via FTP. The maximum file size allowed is 1GB.”
Still, question remains: how much quality do I lose when converting a flattened 16-bit background back to 8-bit?
The upload limit per item is 600MB!
hi, many thanks for the tip!
I have already applied all of these techniques.
I think my basic problem is that a 16-bit A4 image at 300dpi is around 70 MB in size. I don’t think there is anything that can be done to reduce this it unless I compressed image.
So the question really is: how much print quality will I use if I go down to it 8bit? On-screen I cannot see any difference between the two flattened files: 16-bit and 8-bit.
So I’m wondering how much difference there may be in terms of Print quality?