This happened to one of my most recent uploads too—for whatever reason, whether it was a bug in the system or a just an accidental mistake by the reviewer, the hi res image has been used instead of the actual preview I uploaded.
pairofdimez – You might want to send a ticket to support to see if they can change it for you.
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If I navigate to the Add-Ons section via the “Add-Ons” link on the blue background toward the top left of this page and then click on one of the item thumbnails, all pages break / 404 error.
First of all, wow, great job envato, Graphic River is looking awesome! It’s already proving to be extremely popular to authors and customers during the beta phase, can’t wait for it to go live.
I would just like to make an observation that, while low prices are great as far as business development for both envato and its authors, I would hope that the current beta pricing structure is thoroughly reviewed as there are some anomalies and concerns with the current pricing structure.
First of all, prices are too low. I agree and understand that prices need to be lower than competitors (which seems to be one of the attractions to the envato network) but I really think the current prices of files on Graphic River are undermining authors and their talent and the quality of their work.
For example, vector files on a leading competitor to Graphic River start out at 10 credits/dollars, whereas here, I have been surprised to see equivalent (if not better) files for only $1. That is way too low in my opinion. I gladly accept that files need to be cheap on envato, but I think they should be bumped-up in price.
Authors here are uploading quality files that can be sold elsewhere for $10, so why not sell them here for $4 – $6? That makes the author happy, and it still gives envato market advantage where price is concerned. It also immediately increases profit for both envato and the author.
A problem I see happening already is that, if you price files too low here, the time it takes authors to upload and sell on Graphic River, it may not be worth the time. 10 files sold on envato priced at $1, with 40% profit back to the author is $4. 10 files sold on a leading competitor’s Web site priced at $10, with 40% profit back is $40. That’s a huge difference in potential income. So, as a compromise, I would like to propose that in order to satisfy authors and ensure market penetration for envato, files are simply increased a little to how items are priced presently.
Secondly, I think there’s an argument that having prices too low devalues the work an author uploads. It creates the impression that this kind of work is easy, quick to produce, and should almost be free. I think there’s a fine line between low, fair-market prices and prices so low that they are practically devaluing the cost of quality work/files.
Finally, there are some instances of pricing inconsistency across Graphic River that I hope will be reviewed before the site comes out of beta. There are some extremely similar files (if not the same) that are priced differently. That creates unfair advantage to one file / one author. Secondly, it seems the price of packs are not high enough. For example, there are some files here containing one graphic, worth, say, $2, yet a pack of 10 or more are only worth $1 more! That does not appear logical. There should be a worthy increase in the price of a pack compared to a single file to make it attractive to the customer and to be fair to the author who has bothered to create and assemble a collection of files/work.
I would be interested to hear what other authors think as well as envato staff. But may I add that I appreciate the site is in beta and there are of course kinks to be ironed out. I just wanted to be sure pricing and consistent pricing was not something that was overlooked.
If enough people show an interest, perhaps we can change Collis’ mind, ha, ha. As a side note, you can convert most things from Fw > Ps pretty well. File > Save As > PSD . Fireworks FTW !
Are users allowed to upload and sell vector graphics in Fireworks PNG format?
Well said, Adrien. Enjoy your break.
Poor Adrien, I don’t think he’s quite got the hang of what a vacation is for.
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