There are 2 main elements to consider for customers to view and purchase stock media. The Gallery Icon is public designed to view low resolution jpeg media. The download file is the High Resolution Media located on our server in a protected folder, not visible on the web. The Customer receives the download file after completing their credit card transaction.

There are 2 files to upload, Gallery Icon & High Resolution Media with 3 steps to complete.

Gallery Icon
is 500 x 500 pixels - 72 dpi - RGB - Save as Jpeg. 500 pixels is the maximum for either the width or height.
High Resolution Media
is much larger file in megabytes (mb/mg) and the actual working file for the designer/producer.
Current file types include: gif, jpg, png, tif, au, avi, aif, mid, mp3, mpg, mov, ra, ram, rar, swf, wav, wma, wmv
.
For file formats not viewable within a web browser, the system provides a link for customers to download the other file formats to be viewed locally in the associated application - meaning you are able to upload most media such as images, animation, flash, video, audio files to the Server. In the future we will upgrade the Gallery to view Quicktime.

Tip
*
Here is a file naming tip to keep you organized!
Gallery Icon: FlowerIcon.jpg
Download under 2 mg: FlowerLow.jpg
Download under 32: FlowerHigh.jpg
Download over 32: FlowerHighest.jpg
Step One | Upload Gallery Icon This is a low resolution jpeg file that customers see on the website. Click on "Media Manager" pick an existing Category or create a New Category. "Add New Media" will appear after you select a Category. Browse, find file on your computer, open and fill in "Media Properties"

System Name
is your actual filename and the system does not accept spaces, duplicate file names or odd characters.
Display Name is what the customers see, you can also fill in Author, Copyright, Keywords and Description.
Keywords
are followed with ; semi colons after a word. Example- sky;sunset;illustration;one moment;bird

Check one "Media Type" Royalty Free, Rights Managed, NA

Select a "Product Type"

Royalty Free Download under 2 mg
Royalty Free Download under 32 mg
Royalty Free Download over 32 mg

Rights Managed Download under 2 mg
Rights Managed Download under 32 mg
Rights Managed Download over 32 mg
Rights Managed Option * Check Rights Managed under "Media Type" and it uses our Licence Calculator.
Rights Managed Option * Check NA under "Media Type" set your price and skip our Licence Calculator.

Limited Editions & Fine Art
- Work cannot be re-sold in RF/RM categories, unless permission is received from the buyer. Upload a Gallery Icon with a Download file for the buyer to preview prior to delivery, set price and shipping costs.

Then SUBMIT to save (located at bottom of page.) The Gallery Icon is now live.

Step Two | Upload High Resolution Media (located on top - right.) Browse, locate the high res file on your computer, open and then Select the category directory the file should go into and SUBMIT.

Step Three |  Instant Download? Check Instant Download Box (located on the bottom-right column) to change the status by checking the correct box beside the Product Type. A window will pop up, Browse, locate the high res file you uploaded earlier. Select the category directory where the file is located. Click on SAVE button.

Then SUBMIT (located at bottom of page) to save all changes. This links all the info and the 2 files together. You must enable Instant Download Link for Customers to be able to download.


Tip *   If you cannot find your High Res file click on "Home" to see all Categories. You only need to upload High Resolution Media once and can link the same high res file multiple times for separate Categories.

Please Note
*
 Media for download to Customers must be available as high resolution and print ready for applications such as Consumer & Trade Magazines, Brochures, Postcards, CD/DVD, Packaging, Newspapers, Advertising, Collateral, Web, etc.
Current file types include: gif, jpg, png, tif, au, avi, aif, mid, mp3, mpg, mov, ra, ram, rar, swf, wav, wma, wmv
.
For file formats not viewable within a web browser, the system provides a link for customers to download the other file formats to be viewed locally in the associated application. You can upload images, animation, video, audio to the server. Files for download are "zipped" by our system for faster download time.

Tip *
 
Lost your Login?   Returning Login   Login anytime here   Alternative Login   Click here.
80% return for sales with payments sent quarterly. For other payment arrangements Contact Us.

Tip *  
Rights Managed with Licence Calculator Media is hidden until Rights are available again.
To use preset pricing based on usage with our Licence Calculator check "Media Type" as Rights Managed
If you find a problem or discrepancy in prices let us know.

Tip
*
Rights Managed NO Licence Calculator Media is hidden until Rights are available again.
To set your own price and bypass our Licence Calculator check "Media Type" as NA.

Tip * IPTC metadata & Keywords: Additional search capabilities include IPTC metadata. Metadata is a great way to protect, store portable text based information with your files and can include, copyright info, your website, caption, credits, keywords, description, creation date, location, source information, special instructions. We strongly urge you to take advantage of metadata for descriptive information embedded inside your digital files.

Tip
*
To add IPTC data to your files in Photoshop go to "File Info" form where you can insert and edit your data for Jpeg images. Traditional keywords are also available followed with ; semi colons after the word. Example illustration;people;blue;natural moment;sun;birds;

Tip
* Example of high resolution image Over 32 mg - Preferred
13.3 x 13.3 inches equals 4000 x 4000 pixels at 300 dpi. File size around 45.5 mg or more when open.
55.5 x 55.5 inches equals 4000 x 4000 pixels at 72 dpi. File size around 45.5 mg or more when open.

Tip *
Keep files organized!
Gallery Icon: FlowerIcon.jpg
Download under 2 mg: FlowerLow.jpg
Download under 32: FlowerHigh.jpg
Download over 32: FlowerHighest.jpg

Tip * Big files take more time to upload, if work was made in cmyk to reduce file size you can change image mode to rgb. Please be patient during peak visitor hours Monday - Friday.

help@creativesource.ca or call 416-535-1068 or let us do it for you and send your high res files by disc or via our ftp site.
Ask us for ftp address.