In the past, Fotolia accepted vector illustrations only in SVG format (most of the other microstock agencies require EPS format – version Illustrator 8). But now you can sell your vectors in EPS or AI formats (version Illustrator 10, but 8 should be good enough too), that is a big improvement! The pricing system is also changed – the price depends on the complexity of the artwork.
How to upload
Prepare the file in EPS or AI format version Illustrator 10 (or older), JPG preview with resolution at least 4MPx (2400×1600 pixels) or better, zip it together into one zip archive and upload.
There are now 3 different price levels according to the complexity of the vector file:
- Basic – vector files with basic forms and effects (shadows, reflexions…).
- Detailed – vectors representing a concrete subject (not a symbol or a standalone element) with several details and effects.
- Elaborate – vectors representing a complete scene with a lot of detailed elements, effects and with a real creative touch.
Prices for non-exclusive vectors are:
|Ranking||Designer Royalty (%)||Vector||Extended Vector|
|White||30||4 – 6 – 8||40|
|Bronze||32||4 – 6 – 8||80|
|Silver||34||4 – 6 – 8||160|
|Gold||36||4 – 6 – 8||240|
|Emerald||38||8 – 12 – 16||400|
|Sapphire||40||12 – 18 – 24||400|
|Ruby||42||16 – 24 – 32||400|
|Diamond||44||20 – 30 – 40||400|