One thing you can do to insure that an image (photo) you upload has a clipping path that is obvious to the buyer is to also upload it in an additional format. Many don't realize that you can upload a photoshop .eps file with the path set as a clipping path. I've done it ,and that format has been purchased. See -
Quoted Message: When you save a clipping path into a jpg, it will be lost once you resize the file. That is why the clipping path will only be available for the original file size in wich is was uploaded.
This is just not true. I resize jpg's all day long and the clipping path is still there when I reopen the file. Other microstock sites retain the clipping path at all sizes. Apparently Dreamstime is stripping it out of smaller sizes. Why?
Resurrecting this thread with the same question that Red asks above, as yet unanswered. Has DT software changed? Is the clipping path now retained at all sizes?
I am asking this because in some cases it would be great to be able to offer both the clipping path, and the original shadow. Sometimes, while true isolation on white is necessary, the image would look much better with the original shadow underneath. If the clipping path was retained you could do both, and thus offer much better value for money.
This is coming up again now because I have just had a rejection for using 'isolated' as a keyword and in the description, which was true enough, but I also added a gradient underneath to add depth. I gather that at the moment DT is asking contributors to NOT use the word isolated unless it is totally true. I think this is a great idea and I am very willing to oblige – I am also a designer and understand the difference very well.
However, in this case can we please have the option of keeping the path at all sizes? Many competitor sites offer this option so it must be possible. I just want to offer images with pure white background but a lovely little shadow at all sizes. If I can do this only at largest size I am effetively offering a different picture, or forced to make an aesthetical choice which might not be right in cases.
Hi. 1,5 years since last post in this topic. Anything changed? There seems to be many different practises to include a clipping path: - add additional EPS - add additional PNG - but some just upload an JPG and describe it as including clipping path.
Maybe dt could put in the FAQ-section a short tutorial what is the best practise to include a clipping path?