I have only been here this year, not very active I have to say:) After observing a few months of my sales, I noticed that my JPEG version of illustration sold more than the additional format (eps.) (although my sales not so many), even with set of faces, buyer do buy them in JPEG format. So my question is, the illusration in DT do generate sale often in JPEG format as well as the additional format? if we just upload the illustration in the JPEG version, will it hurt our sales in long run? At other sites that I upload illustration, mostly sales are on the additional format (eps), but in DT, I found that that is not the case. Do designers buying here prefer JPEG more than EPS?
I personally use to save my file in .jpg because of techniques. Eps maybe more useful to use in many dimensions but in a vector format effects are limited for designer like me. I do not start my work from a vector program.
Especially for who uses to hand-draw and paint his illustration directly with his mouse or pen tablet. For instance if I draw in Flah, then export in Photoshop to finish my art-work to paint it, then I could not save in eps with the same effect because it is like to generate another art-work different from the original.
Sometime when a buyer asks for an additional format I am afraid to disappoint him with additional format because it will be a bit different to the original.
Looking Forward to Know what you think! Sorry for my mistakes in english!!!
My entire portfolio is vector based artwork. These files are general patterns and figures. I save these files as jpegs and EPS for download. I am surprised by how many EPS files I sell (almost 50%). These can give my earnings a big jump.
I think users will download jpeg versions if they don't need a big file or need to change any colors. EPS downloads are likely to be users that are scaling up to larger formats or want to use my artwork as an element and will alter and change color.
My style of illustration would be a challenge in Illustrator so they're all jpegs. I'm working on creating some new files in a new style for vector output. I've had the same 70 jpeg images for about 4 years - time to get busy!