A friend who is a test subscriber asked my about a vector file she downloaded (#244148789), she couldn't understand how to edit it. I had a look and it is a nightmare: the text isn’t editable, the artboard size is bizarrely small—2.65mm x 1.76mm—which means that it will unlikely print properly. The layers are named in an Asian language I don’t recognize. Just to turn layer visibility on or off takes forever.
If anyone downloads this with the intent of using it to edit for their own purposes, and don't have some experience with Adobe Illustrator, they're going to be frustrated.
Maybe I'm missing something here—is there some benefit to offering extremely complex vector files at such a small size? AFAIK this will just cause issues with a RIP if ever used in print.
Is there no quality control when people submit files?
We regret yours, and you friend's experience, and thank you for your feedback. In case you or your friend comes across any more of this sort please feel free to let us know. There are still many works on the website that Adobe inherited from Fotolia that the moderators are going through to eliminate images that are not up to standard. I'll ask MatHayward to please take a look at #244148789 photos, royalty-free images, graphics, vectors & videos | Adobe Stock . He will advise you further.
Thanks Jaquelin, I think I encountered this same issue in vectors from Fotolia before as well. I have since resized the artwork in Adobe Illustrator to almost letter-format size. This however increases file size from around 13 to about 130MB—so I guess the purpose for the ridiculous artboard format was to keep the image size to a minimum.