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« on: September 30, 2017, 16:05 »
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To be honest i never use MicrostockSubmitter before (any program), so maybe im wrong in the way it works.

I just want to know if the program send images filling keywords and titles without open explorer (send it programmatically) or it just open somekind of explorer and interacts with it.

If the case is the first one, i also want to know how to send images programmatically because i have some programation background and im so interested in it.

Thank you for your help  ;D


« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 01:14 »
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Hi
I'm coding a little bit. I use python programming with some specifics libraries that send pictures to almost all agencies via ftp simultaneously.
Python is free, easy to learn, lot of documentation and many community members.
If you have time, learn it.

« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 07:04 »
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Hi
I'm coding a little bit. I use python programming with some specifics libraries that send pictures to almost all agencies via ftp simultaneously.
Python is free, easy to learn, lot of documentation and many community members.
If you have time, learn it.

Dear Thomas

Thank you so much for your reply, im actually interested in know if it is posible programmatically, in one hand, to check full list of images uploaded to the server (those ones who are ready to add metadata and send), currently you can only see first or last 40 images by using browser and when you upload vectors most of them was improperly uploaded as raw images (here my biggest interest in seeing the complete list).

And, in the other hand; to send metadata and images without using browser (programmatically).

Thank you.

Quasarphoto

« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2017, 09:38 »
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What do you mean by 'programatically'? To upload batches, not one by one? Filezilla is free and works with all agencies which have ftp upload. All the data will be transmitted , keywords, description, title; but I noticed that just about all the agencies have glitches in the reader and not all the data will be read. Therefore needs to be double-checked when submitting. There's no automatic submission, you still need to grind through that part file by file. The only logical review is Alamy, first they approve-or not the file then you submit, avoiding unnecessary work like with the rest of the agencies.

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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2017, 10:18 »
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I wrote a couple of reviews and descriptions of it. I use it all the time - saves me a lot of time and effort.

Steve

http://www.backyardsilver.com/2017/02/stock-submitter-istock-esp-new-alamy-supertags/

« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2017, 10:38 »
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StockSubmitter will do everything programmatically, without the need to open the browser and fill the fields or send the images for review.

« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2017, 00:59 »
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There is a Dropbox sync service available at dropstock.io that I really rate - I only need to upload once to Dropbox and then it gets synced through FTP and their content delivery network so its very efficient once you have multiple agencies set up.

It is free for now.


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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2017, 07:01 »
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Thank you to all of you for your replies  8)

I think there's a lot of confusion in what I want, may i ask the question incorrectly...

I have no problem with upload process, i dont want to fill metadata using browser, i just want a program that send images (images that was previously upload by FTP or browser) programmatically and not using browser.

So my question is, what is the method to send images (that was previously upload, fill title, keywords and send it) without using browser; like a program who check the full list of images upload (but not sended) to my account, identify it by name, and put metadata based on file name and send it programmatically...

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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2017, 07:52 »
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It still isn't clear. Are you saying that you have uploaded 10 images, say to the Shutterstock website and you need some program to log into Shutterstock and add in metadata to the images that are already on their site and submit the images for review?

If that is the question, then Stock Submitter can do all that, although it starts at the upload process itself rather than expecting you to have done that via some other system or approach.

I find the biggest advantage of Stock Submitter is that step in the process - all the other free systems can be set up to upload images to multiple sites. As far as I know, Stock Submitter is the only one that takes that really important step of logging onto each site in turn and entering the specific information that each site requires to accept the image as a submission. For iStock and Alamy, that is quite complex, and the program does it without any need for manual involvement. As you can tell, I'm definitely sold on this system!

Steve

« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2017, 09:29 »
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It still isn't clear. Are you saying that you have uploaded 10 images, say to the Shutterstock website and you need some program to log into Shutterstock and add in metadata to the images that are already on their site and submit the images for review?

Thank you Steve, yes this is my question.

Actually i want to know what kind of procedure is used to do that, i dont want whole MicrostockSubmiter source code but just to know the procedure to do it.

Browser Submiter uses webbrowser and works as an intermediary, you put the metadata, press submit and then info is sending, image is sended with this metadata asociated, i want to know how to send it directly.

« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2017, 11:00 »
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StockSubmitter doesn't use a browser (well, it does but only to authenticate on those websites that require you to pass a captcha test to log in).
The whole submission process is done by sending requests to the agencies servers and parsing their responses, no browser is involved here.

« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2017, 17:27 »
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my files are all sent with programs I wrote.

you need to add the metadata using programs like exiftool or similar. then keywords, titles, and descriptions will appear on the site if you fill the proper fields. when you send the file, if the metadata is filled properly, it will be prefilled on the site.

I do the model release forms by hand.

« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2017, 08:49 »
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StockSubmitter doesn't use a browser (well, it does but only to authenticate on those websites that require you to pass a captcha test to log in).
The whole submission process is done by sending requests to the agencies servers and parsing their responses, no browser is involved here.

So, how to send request to agencies without using browser? how to do it programmatically?

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« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2017, 09:31 »
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It sounds like you are not asking about Stock Submitter, but how to develop your own programs for doing something similar? Perhaps someone will be able to answer that, but I doubt if the developer of Stock Submitter would be willing to share how he developed his application?

Perhaps we are still missing the point of the question?

Steve

« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2017, 09:58 »
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It sounds like you are not asking about Stock Submitter, but how to develop your own programs for doing something similar? Perhaps someone will be able to answer that, but I doubt if the developer of Stock Submitter would be willing to share how he developed his application?

Perhaps we are still missing the point of the question?

Steve

Yes Steve, well i have some programation background and as i say before, i dont want to whole source code, but just want to know the method used to send it programmatically, if somebody with programing background can tell me i would be grateful.

Regards.

« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2017, 04:35 »
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It sounds like you are not asking about Stock Submitter, but how to develop your own programs for doing something similar? Perhaps someone will be able to answer that, but I doubt if the developer of Stock Submitter would be willing to share how he developed his application?

Perhaps we are still missing the point of the question?

Steve

Yes Steve, well i have some programation background and as i say before, i dont want to whole source code, but just want to know the method used to send it programmatically, if somebody with programing background can tell me i would be grateful.

Regards.

You need to manually send HTTP requests and parse answers like browser would do, imitating the user actions.
You need to implement that individually for every agency.

« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2017, 06:04 »
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I developed my own Java program for automatic keywording and submiting images to stock agencies.

For keywording I used shutterstock site and JSoup HTTP requests for retrieving images and then choosing image from which you take the keywords. Basically I made my own browser with search field which only retrieves the thumbnails.

For sending them to agencies - you can use FTP service, very easy to program and all the agencies have FTP server.

« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2017, 09:26 »
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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2017, 10:21 »
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It sounds like you are not asking about Stock Submitter, but how to develop your own programs for doing something similar? Perhaps someone will be able to answer that, but I doubt if the developer of Stock Submitter would be willing to share how he developed his application?

Perhaps we are still missing the point of the question?

Steve

Yes Steve, well i have some programation background and as i say before, i dont want to whole source code, but just want to know the method used to send it programmatically, if somebody with programing background can tell me i would be grateful.

Regards.

You need to manually send HTTP requests and parse answers like browser would do, imitating the user actions.
You need to implement that individually for every agency.

Thank you for your answer Niakris, i will research about it  :)
« Last Edit: October 06, 2017, 18:52 by Mrblues101 »


 

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