Hi Katie, thanks for posting this! One thing I can say as a designer who has multiple stores, each store has certain contractual requirements for their designers. One place may require us to name a file like: designer_type_name like sbeans_kit_plummuddled, while other require a different formula like: sbeans_plummud_kit. Some stores also require designers to include the anti-piracy graphic. Also, most store require that we keep our zip files below a certain size. One of my shops is 50MB and another is 40MB. So pretty much, though we can ask for exceptions to the rules, or even ask our bosses to change the rules, but we are ultimately bound to follow whatever our contract says. I can say as a scrapper that I love all of your suggestions, and I will be seeing about the best ways I can accomodate them at my various stores.
One more thing, I know Liz mentioned renaming a ton of files, get a free program called File Renamer. It allows you to change all the files in a folder in one fell swoop, including adding something to the beginning of each file name.
Thanks for mentioning copyrighting the items using the metadata/tags. That's one idea I had not thought of, and would certainly have some value when so many kits lately are being pirated.
Keep the tips coming ladies, I know I'm loving it!
Shannon Harris ~ Silly Beans Scraps
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