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« on: October 26, 2018, 18:40 »
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Okay.  So I have been trying out stock submitter and I like it, except that I can find no way to synchronize it with my agencies.   What I mean is.  How do I make it talk to the agencies and get the status of images I have submitted.  For example.  After I submit images and they are reviewed, how does SS know which images has been approved or rejected?  Do you have to manually change the status of each image individually for each agency in the program?  That's a lot of work.


« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2018, 22:56 »
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At this point the program doesn't automatically track the approval status of submitted images but we're planning to implement that in the future.

« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2018, 05:14 »
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while we're on the subject !   ;)

any chance of having a Blue dot for Accepted ??  it still shows Green !?

Rejected shows Red though ??

TIA   8)

« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2018, 09:48 »
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ฺBlue is reserved for multiple images selected with different statuses.

« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2018, 10:38 »
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Thanks for the reply.  It would be a really useful function, but I realize that this function is very complex.  My problem is that where one image might be approved at one agency, it might be rejected at another.  There is a function in the program to mark an image as approved, but is does not allow you to make this selection agency specific.  It just marks it as approved to all agencies.  The same goes for marking an image as rejected.  The program does provide for agency specific categorization for Ready, Uploading, Uploaded, and submitted, but only if the function was performed in the program, not if you made modification directly on the site.  So there is no way to reflect agency specific changes that are made manually on the site. 

I really like your program for keyword research and for FTP uploading.  At this point it lacks a little to be a database manager, but I can see you are working towards that goal.  Hopefully, my feedback will be helpful. 
« Last Edit: October 27, 2018, 10:43 by thenatureguy »

« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2018, 20:34 »
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ฺBlue is reserved for multiple images selected with different statuses.

Different shade of Blue perhaps ??  ;-)   or another colour altogether ?  :-)

« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2018, 20:41 »
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Thanks for the reply.  It would be a really useful function, but I realize that this function is very complex.  My problem is that where one image might be approved at one agency, it might be rejected at another.  There is a function in the program to mark an image as approved, but is does not allow you to make this selection agency specific.  It just marks it as approved to all agencies.  The same goes for marking an image as rejected.  The program does provide for agency specific categorization for Ready, Uploading, Uploaded, and submitted, but only if the function was performed in the program, not if you made modification directly on the site.  So there is no way to reflect agency specific changes that are made manually on the site. 

I really like your program for keyword research and for FTP uploading.  At this point it lacks a little to be a database manager, but I can see you are working towards that goal.  Hopefully, my feedback will be helpful.


Status by Agency !  at the top right, will show u on an individual agency basis !!  U can then set accordingly  ;)  Does this help ?  it's the way I do it  8)


« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2018, 21:09 »
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Thanks for the reply.  It would be a really useful function, but I realize that this function is very complex.  My problem is that where one image might be approved at one agency, it might be rejected at another.  There is a function in the program to mark an image as approved, but is does not allow you to make this selection agency specific.  It just marks it as approved to all agencies.  The same goes for marking an image as rejected.  The program does provide for agency specific categorization for Ready, Uploading, Uploaded, and submitted, but only if the function was performed in the program, not if you made modification directly on the site.  So there is no way to reflect agency specific changes that are made manually on the site. 

I really like your program for keyword research and for FTP uploading.  At this point it lacks a little to be a database manager, but I can see you are working towards that goal.  Hopefully, my feedback will be helpful.

You actually can set status by agency.
To do so, use small status icons in the upload/submission panel to the right from the agency names.

« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2018, 03:35 »
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Thanks for the reply.  It would be a really useful function, but I realize that this function is very complex.  My problem is that where one image might be approved at one agency, it might be rejected at another.  There is a function in the program to mark an image as approved, but is does not allow you to make this selection agency specific.  It just marks it as approved to all agencies.  The same goes for marking an image as rejected.  The program does provide for agency specific categorization for Ready, Uploading, Uploaded, and submitted, but only if the function was performed in the program, not if you made modification directly on the site.  So there is no way to reflect agency specific changes that are made manually on the site. 

I really like your program for keyword research and for FTP uploading.  At this point it lacks a little to be a database manager, but I can see you are working towards that goal.  Hopefully, my feedback will be helpful.


Status by Agency !  at the top right, will show u on an individual agency basis !!  U can then set accordingly  ;)  Does this help ?  it's the way I do it  8)

Unfortunately there is an issue with the status by agency: when you switch folder (I store my photos in multiple folders) the agency selected is randomly changed.

Example: If I am in folder 1 and select SS, then change to folder 2: status displayed are for AS (but SS is still displayed as the selected agency at the top right).

This bug make the feature confusing: you think the status are for agency selected at the top right, but it is the status for another agency
  :(

« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2018, 03:39 »
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Unfortunately there is an issue with the status by agency: when you switch folder (I store my photos in multiple folders) the agency selected is randomly changed.

Example: If I am in folder 1 and select SS, then change to folder 2: status displayed are for AS (but SS is still displayed as the selected agency at the top right).

This bug make the feature confusing: you think the status are for agency selected at the top right, but it is the status for another agency
  :(

We're aware of this bug and plan to fix it in the future.

« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2018, 11:19 »
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the approved / rejected status is a great feature that would be very useful to save many hours of work to us, but I fear it's not so easy to do, and all the agencies work differently.
It would be useful only for few of them, some are accepting 99% of pictures or don't sell a lot to care about their rejections.

For me the important to track are only 5:
Shutterstock, Fotolia, 123rf, Bigstock, Depositphoto


Probably to do that you have to make a database with all the IDs of submitted pictures per agency and then make a button to sync the status one by one on request, that we can press only when we are sure that they have been reviewed, because the review time is not auto predictable.

the sync process consists in checking each submitted image online one by one in each agency, so it's a very heavy job for stocksubmitter and has to be scheduled carefully to not spam too much the sites too.


 

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