Are buyers allowed to edit illustrations submitted as AI files? I have been submitting my illustrations as jpg files. But I decided that I should change to ai format. Two of them were downloaded within an hour of submitting them with a payment of .27 cents each. This led me to wonder, can clients download illustrations, edit them or remove part of the content for their own designs?
I am concerned that I am doing all the work and someone else is reaping the benefits for a measly fee.
We allow customers to edit the non-editorial asset in any way they deem necessary. Note, however, the customers are not allowed to make modifications which will violate or infringe on the intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity, nor place the author or the model in a bad light or depict them in any way that might be deemed offensive.
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So, does submitting ai files make them more desirable? Or does it limit the clients who normally download files? I'm just trying to figure out what is the best choice for uploading for the best result. Are the clients with the largest downloading accounts with the cheapest buying plan the ones most apt to us ai files?
I would say making them ai files will make them more desirable. I personally wouldn't purchase an illustration that is not an ai so I can edit. I always recommend my students do the same.