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« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2010, 11:00 »
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Some of us are doing that now.  I upload new images to my web provider and then FTP to Shutterstock.  I remove what they reject, and then run a script that does an FTP to all the other sites.  Except for iStock of course, but that ceased to be a problem a couple of weeks ago.

But your website says that you are an experienced Systems Engineer, besides a photographer - great port and gorgeous models by the way.

Something which didn't require server-side programming would be easier for the general public.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2010, 11:02 by microstockphoto.co.uk »


« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2010, 11:33 »
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I'm also surprised they are closing, it was great for footage and helped me get a lot of files to the sites quickly, will take much more time to upload now.  Their prices were reasonable, for anyone making money doing this.

« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2010, 12:05 »
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never been there

jbarber873

« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2010, 12:21 »
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I'm also surprised they are closing, it was great for footage and helped me get a lot of files to the sites quickly, will take much more time to upload now.  Their prices were reasonable, for anyone making money doing this.

You mean there are people making money doing this? ;D

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« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2010, 13:34 »
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This stinks. Does Photoshelter support EPS (vector) illustrations? I can't seem to find anything about it on their site.  ???

the idea was good but credits were too expensive, compared to current cost of bandwidth
so I never actually used it - besides registering for free.


Now, the only similar alternative is Photoshelter [nofollow] *


They offer an FTP export option, priced by bandwidth usage instead of credits. It is possible to upload to every site which accepts FTP - basically, all sites except IS. It's working pretty well, I am using it when I have to upload too many files at a time, otherwise I countinue to use plain old FTP.

*for those using my link to photoshelter above, yes it's a referral but there's also a discount for you!

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2010, 13:53 »
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This stinks. Does Photoshelter support EPS (vector) illustrations? I can't seem to find anything about it on their site.  ???

the idea was good but credits were too expensive, compared to current cost of bandwidth
so I never actually used it - besides registering for free.


Now, the only similar alternative is Photoshelter *


They offer an FTP export option, priced by bandwidth usage instead of credits. It is possible to upload to every site which accepts FTP - basically, all sites except IS. It's working pretty well, I am using it when I have to upload too many files at a time, otherwise I countinue to use plain old FTP.

*for those using my link to photoshelter above, yes it's a referral but there's also a discount for you!



I tried uploading an .EPS right now and it s supported.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2010, 01:01 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2010, 14:45 »
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Wouldn't it be interesting if iStock had quietly bought them and shut them down to make it more difficult for their exclusives to jump ship?

My thoughts exactly. I'm not sure, but this isn't normal. iSyndica seemed pretty solid and well established. I used them every week, a few times a week! It made my life so simple, for so long.

I read someone saying the credits where too expensive! It's 1 cent per image! I always thought it was the perfect price!

I still think there is a conspiracy here. Some stock agency could have paid them to close it so it makes it harder to contribute to other agencies. Well well... what agency could that be, that has enough money for that and treats non-exclusives like ****!?

I'm downloading ProStockMaster to see if it helps at all. Anyone used it? Thoughts?

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2010, 14:54 »
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I'm downloading ProStockMaster to see if it helps at all. Anyone used it? Thoughts?

for what I know, ProStockMaster still requires to upload files directly from your computer to every site. So it doesn't help to save bandwidth, it's just a microstock-flavoured FTP client
« Last Edit: September 27, 2010, 15:19 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2010, 15:17 »
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I hate conspiracy theories, there are lots of possible reasons they are shutting down and I think it is probably better to ask them if you're curious.

jbarber873

« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2010, 17:49 »
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I'm downloading ProStockMaster to see if it helps at all. Anyone used it? Thoughts?

for what I know, ProStockMaster still requires to upload files directly from your computer to every site. So it doesn't help to save bandwidth, it's just a microstock-flavoured FTP client

I tried prostockmaster and found it to be amazingly buggy and amateurish. I had a problem and repeatedly tried to contact support. I thought they must have gone out of business because I never heard anything back. When isyndica came out i walked away from prostock, and even though isyndica is closing I would never go back to this program/company. A total theft of money.

« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2010, 18:52 »
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My sad goodbye to iSyndica: http://www.themicrostockblog.com/

« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2010, 20:15 »
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For me to , i really liked them , made my life much easier , and really don't understand why that happened.

« Reply #37 on: September 27, 2010, 20:47 »
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Conspiracy theories aside, it seems awfully sudden.  If it were financial difficulties, you would have thought they could have written a straightforward announcement to people who have been using their distribution service, explaining their predicament in an open and upfront manner, then announced some kind of increased pricing for the service.

Or they could have pulled an iStock, and just announced a price hike as if it was great for us, but we know how that went.

To just fold up shop seems unusual, must have been *really* unsusatinable.

« Reply #38 on: September 27, 2010, 21:09 »
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I'm downloading ProStockMaster to see if it helps at all. Anyone used it? Thoughts?

for what I know, ProStockMaster still requires to upload files directly from your computer to every site. So it doesn't help to save bandwidth, it's just a microstock-flavoured FTP client

I tried prostockmaster and found it to be amazingly buggy and amateurish. I had a problem and repeatedly tried to contact support. I thought they must have gone out of business because I never heard anything back. When isyndica came out i walked away from prostock, and even though isyndica is closing I would never go back to this program/company. A total theft of money.

I've recently started using ProStockMaster and haven't found any problems.  The don't charge for their software anymore, it's a free download so it's worth a try.  The only concern I have right now is the photo tracking data seems to be tied to which file a photo is in, so as you add more to a folder it could become very cumbersome to sort through several hundred or thousand

« Reply #39 on: September 28, 2010, 03:35 »
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PSM is excellent !! 

Been using it for a year now, alongside iSyndica, and no problems at all ! 
Highly recommended, especially as it's now free :)
 

« Reply #40 on: September 28, 2010, 03:38 »
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The only concern I have right now is the photo tracking data seems to be tied to which file a photo is in, so as you add more to a folder it could become very cumbersome to sort through several hundred or thousand

It's tied to the folder !!  Use a different one for each month of each year, and u won't have a problem ;)

« Reply #41 on: September 28, 2010, 09:00 »
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I have loads of files pending submission on iSyndica, specially for iStock. Now I'm going to have to check each image for each each agency and finish submitting them before they close! :(

jbarber873

« Reply #42 on: September 28, 2010, 11:04 »
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I'm downloading ProStockMaster to see if it helps at all. Anyone used it? Thoughts?

for what I know, ProStockMaster still requires to upload files directly from your computer to every site. So it doesn't help to save bandwidth, it's just a microstock-flavoured FTP client

I tried prostockmaster and found it to be amazingly buggy and amateurish. I had a problem and repeatedly tried to contact support. I thought they must have gone out of business because I never heard anything back. When isyndica came out i walked away from prostock, and even though isyndica is closing I would never go back to this program/company. A total theft of money.

I've recently started using ProStockMaster and haven't found any problems.  The don't charge for their software anymore, it's a free download so it's worth a try.  The only concern I have right now is the photo tracking data seems to be tied to which file a photo is in, so as you add more to a folder it could become very cumbersome to sort through several hundred or thousand

well free is what it's worth.

« Reply #43 on: September 28, 2010, 11:07 »
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I have loads of files pending submission on iSyndica, specially for iStock. Now I'm going to have to check each image for each each agency and finish submitting them before they close! :(

Me too , now before they close i have to upload 1000 of images

If wonder if it is ok  for sites with limits like veer or stockfresh to upload tons of images and than adding little by little as limit allows u

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #44 on: September 28, 2010, 11:30 »
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If wonder if it is ok  for sites with limits like veer or stockfresh to upload tons of images and than adding little by little as limit allows u

For Veer, it is ok. You can upload all and then submit a few at a time.
Stockfresh, I don't know as I am still waiting for application approval.
(Shutterstock has no limits but deletes your unsubmitted files after a few weeks).

« Reply #45 on: September 28, 2010, 21:08 »
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I have loads of files pending submission on iSyndica, specially for iStock. Now I'm going to have to check each image for each each agency and finish submitting them before they close! :(

Me too , now before they close i have to upload 1000 of images

If wonder if it is ok  for sites with limits like veer or stockfresh to upload tons of images and than adding little by little as limit allows u

I have about 300 to submit to veer but syndication is not working at the moment. I HOPE they fix this soon! Now I only have those files pending submission to Veer and about 35 to iStock.  I managed to finish the other agencies! :D

« Reply #46 on: September 28, 2010, 21:24 »
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snip
Me too , now before they close i have to upload 1000 of images

If wonder if it is ok  for sites with limits like veer or stockfresh to upload tons of images and than adding little by little as limit allows u

you can do that on canstock as well

« Reply #47 on: September 29, 2010, 03:27 »
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Hi all,
good news from an exclusive conversation with David Mail of ProStockMaster: Pixamba + PSM integration in 3-4 weeks!
Check it out:

http://www.mystockphoto.org/prostockmaster-pixamba-for-the-isyndica-orphans/

Ciao,
          Roberto

« Reply #48 on: September 29, 2010, 05:49 »
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thanks for the info!
nice blog by the way

ciao

« Reply #49 on: September 29, 2010, 06:10 »
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thanks for the info!
nice blog by the way

ciao
Thanks Diego :-)

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