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« on: December 16, 2018, 14:13 »
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We're happy to announce the public Beta of our new web-based service of management, uploading and submission of any microstock content!

More information in our new blog: https://medium.com/microstock-plus/weve-launched-the-open-beta-52deb30f8b2

Frequently Asked Questions
« Last Edit: January 23, 2019, 22:46 by Niakris »


« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2018, 04:03 »
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Excellent news !!   :D 8)

« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2018, 15:16 »
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That's really cool!

2 questions:
- Will you continue to develob stocksubmitter, or will it be replaced by the new web based service?
- will there be a way to import configuration from stocksubmitter save files?

« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2018, 16:51 »
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Its great platform.

While i am entering keywords i cant see the image thumbnail. Will it be added?
Thanks.

« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2018, 01:47 »
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Thank you for the feedback everyone! :)

@sturmwarnung

1. Of course we will, this tool is an addition which can be used together with StockSubmitter or as a standalone platform whichever suits you better!

2. It is, in fact, already fully integrated with StockSubmitter!

To enable it, please go to the Agency settings in StockSubmitter, select Microstock.Plus and click "Enable". The settings will be synchronized automatically.
You can also enable synchronization of your local release database with the server using the corresponding checkbox on the Features tab in the program settings.

After that you can either upload your files directly to M+ (via website or FTP) and tag them there OR tag images in StockSubmitter, select Microstock.Plus uploading checkbox among the agencies you want to get your files submitted to and click Upload like you did before - the program will upload your content to M+ and launch the uploading process from M+ to the selected agencies.

So basically the system can suit any workflow :)

@MircoV

At this point we decided to use our resources for other core features and just integrate existing keywording platforms and they don't support showing thumbnails of the content you tag.
However, we have plans to implement our own perfect keywording tool in January (we've gathered lots of feedback from our users to know what it should be capable of) that will show the thumbnails of the content that's being tagged for sure :)

« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2018, 02:28 »
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Thank you Niakris.

Actually i am not talking about the keyword suggestion tool. I mean the regular place where we start to enter keywords. When selecting a photo i click on the edit icon then a screen appears for keywording and adding description. That screen doesnt has a thumbnail what makes keywording rather less practical ;).

Thank you.

Mirco

« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2018, 05:24 »
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Thank you Niakris.

Actually i am not talking about the keyword suggestion tool. I mean the regular place where we start to enter keywords. When selecting a photo i click on the edit icon then a screen appears for keywording and adding description. That screen doesnt has a thumbnail what makes keywording rather less practical ;).

Thank you.

Mirco

Oh, that's actually not that hard to implement :) I've added that to the to-do list and will implement this week, thanks for the idea!

« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2018, 12:03 »
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I can't sign in with my google account... Is that a known limitation as of now?

« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2018, 12:30 »
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Very cool, thanks for the information! I hope I find the time for testing soon.

« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2018, 12:52 »
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Sounds interesting. Is this limited to photos only or will it support videos, vectors, audio etc?

« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2018, 22:28 »
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Sounds interesting. Is this limited to photos only or will it support videos, vectors, audio etc?

You can submit any types of content :)

« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2018, 13:45 »
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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2018, 16:22 »
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Two questions: First, I sign in using my Stocksubmitter login and it says, "This service is under construction now and only those invited to the beta can use it. "
Did I misunderstand or am I doing something wrong?

Two, I've read the blog, and posts in various places and I'm still not sure I understand what it will do for me. I've been using Stocksubmitter for a long time, and am happy with it. Not sure what the new site does in addition Of course, if I could look at it, I might understand better.

Edit: Ok, actually three questions. If I enable it in Stocksubmitter, what does that do for me in addition to what is already being done?

Thanks

« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2018, 00:15 »
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Hi :)

1. As I wrote in the article, you need to enable the access for yourself first using a link from the article :)

2. Well basically at this point it's a way to save your bandwidth and time by just uploading the files to the service and telling it where should those files go - it will take care of the rest (uploading & submitting without requiring any of your attention or requiring to keep the program running). We're planning much more though - analytics, keyworders, etc.

3. It will allow you to upload files to M+ with a single extra click compared to the normal uploading with StockSubmitter. In addition, it will automatically synchronize your settings with the service. And if you opt for it - synchronize your releases with the server and keep them up to date on all your computers and on M+ automatically.

« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2018, 07:38 »
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PZF

« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2019, 06:04 »
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Am I right in understanding you need to sign up with Medium (?) in order to get this to work?

« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2019, 08:19 »
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Am I right in understanding you need to sign up with Medium (?) in order to get this to work?

Not really, just open the link in the first post and read the introduction article :)

« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2019, 13:05 »
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This is marvellous, I am excited to try it! Is it currently working with the Mac version of StockSubmitter? I don't see it in the agency list yet.

Thank you!

« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2019, 23:02 »
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This is marvellous, I am excited to try it! Is it currently working with the Mac version of StockSubmitter? I don't see it in the agency list yet.

Thank you!

Unfortunately, there is no integration with the Mac version of the program.
But you can use it directly.

Ink

« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2019, 05:27 »
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This service is looking great! Just a couple of questions.
1. Is there a way to add my pricing to Pond5 and creative market when it is working?
2. Will you add Canva as an agency?
Thanks
I look forward to using it soon

« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2019, 08:08 »
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This service is looking great! Just a couple of questions.
1. Is there a way to add my pricing to Pond5 and creative market when it is working?
2. Will you add Canva as an agency?
Thanks
I look forward to using it soon

Thank you! :)

1. Of course, just click the "Pricing configuration" button in the metadata editor panel.
2. We plan that, but cannot promise any dates yet.

« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2019, 13:15 »
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Great news and great work niakris!

« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2019, 10:42 »
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How do I remove a Directory (empty) in File Tree view ??   8)


« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2019, 21:27 »
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How do I remove a Directory (empty) in File Tree view ??   8)

At the moment you cannot, but it'll be implemented soon :)

« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2019, 10:10 »
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Traditional Sunday reports for the last 2 weeks:

Last week
This week

I apologize for forgetting to post the link last week :(

Ink

« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2019, 10:57 »
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EDIT: Looks like this is an Shutterstock issue. Sorry for the confusion

Just started using this. It seems great.
Although I noticed on one batch of images it said they were uploaded but 1 images was missing in Shutterstock.
Will this happen often? I will have to go through and check which image is missing.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2019, 11:39 by Ink »

« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2019, 20:39 »
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EDIT: Looks like this is an Shutterstock issue. Sorry for the confusion

Just started using this. It seems great.
Although I noticed on one batch of images it said they were uploaded but 1 images was missing in Shutterstock.
Will this happen often? I will have to go through and check which image is missing.

This happens sometimes due to Shutterstock ingestion system issues. Don't worry though, the system is watching such files and will re-upload them automatically if they do not appear at the website within a week.
If you want to re-upload earlier, you can select the file, assign 'ready' status for Shutterstock to it and re-upload it manually.

« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2019, 22:45 »
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We've written a F.A.Q. to help with the common questions about the service :)
https://medium.com/microstock-plus/frequently-asked-questions-about-microstock-206b14c6f7ea

« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2019, 21:31 »
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From FAQ :

How do I specify the batch name for iStock and Dissolve in M+?

I thought iStock was off limits ??  No longer allowed !?

« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2019, 00:24 »
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From FAQ :

How do I specify the batch name for iStock and Dissolve in M+?

I thought iStock was off limits ??  No longer allowed !?

Getty blocked our API keys to access their API.
If you happen to have working API keys you can specify them in settings and upload to ESP with SS/M+.
We cannot provide them nor do we encourage using this feature in any way.

« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2019, 22:05 »
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Ink

« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2019, 09:02 »
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I have been testing this recently. I have noticed that Pond5 continually misses some of my uploads. Uploaded 17 and 10 are available. etc
If i reupload the files pond5 tells me those file names have already been uploaded.
Anyone else with this issue?

« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2019, 16:48 »
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I have been testing this recently. I have noticed that Pond5 continually misses some of my uploads. Uploaded 17 and 10 are available. etc
If i reupload the files pond5 tells me those file names have already been uploaded.
Anyone else with this issue?

Write to the author.  He is incredibly involved and responsive.

« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2019, 00:48 »
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I have been testing this recently. I have noticed that Pond5 continually misses some of my uploads. Uploaded 17 and 10 are available. etc
If i reupload the files pond5 tells me those file names have already been uploaded.
Anyone else with this issue?

That's a classic Pond5 bug, their processing is slow and unstable in general.
If the system notices that an uploaded file didn't appear at the agency website within a week - it'll automatically re-upload it given you didn't remove it from M+.
So don't worry and let the system take care of your files :)

« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2019, 11:37 »
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« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2019, 10:06 »
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Hi, thanks for adding me to the beta users group. I've added the following agencies, Shutterstock, Dreamstime and Adobe. Upload 10 photos to each of the agencies all with titles, descriptions keywords and categories. The following is what happened when I checked each agency site.

Shutterstock - no keywords, no title, no categories
Dreamstime - no photos uploaded at.. this may be a known issue
Adobe - no titles, not all keywords included (example one photo had 30 keywords, but only 23 show up on the adobe site), but some keywords appeared that were not my keywords

Love the concept, the design and the friendly ease of use, and totally understand we are in beta

« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2019, 10:14 »
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Hi, thanks for adding me to the beta users group. I've added the following agencies, Shutterstock, Dreamstime and Adobe. Upload 10 photos to each of the agencies all with titles, descriptions keywords and categories. The following is what happened when I checked each agency site.

Shutterstock - no keywords, no title, no categories
Dreamstime - no photos uploaded at.. this may be a known issue
Adobe - no titles, not all keywords included (example one photo had 30 keywords, but only 23 show up on the adobe site), but some keywords appeared that were not my keywords

Love the concept, the design and the friendly ease of use, and totally understand we are in beta

Probably you've checked it too quickly.
Uploaded files will always lack metadata if the agency doesn't fill the fields automatically. It's the same as if you would upload files manually.
After uploading the files the system will check the agencies websites every 15 minutes or so to see if the files have appeared.
Once it finds the files there it will 'submit' them, filling all the fields and sending them for review.
So all you need to do is just to wait for the submission to happen (should have happened by now).

And of course some agencies are slow with processing the uploaded files (like DT) so if the files did not appear yet it means the website is still processing them and the system will submit them once they appear at the website.

« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2019, 10:23 »
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Boom, thanks for the speedy response, Shutterstock :) and Adobe are waiting for review, complete with titles, keywords and categories. Dreamstime well zzzzzz

« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2019, 09:53 »
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Hi, 24 hours later still no images on Dreamstime that I uploaded.

Bug - when typing in the title or description field and want to go back and add a word in what you have already typed, you can only type one character at a time, the cursor jumps to the end of the text after each character you type. Hope this makes sense.

Is there better performance with a certain browser?

« Reply #39 on: February 09, 2019, 10:00 »
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Hi, 24 hours later still no images on Dreamstime that I uploaded.

Bug - when typing in the title or description field and want to go back and add a word in what you have already typed, you can only type one character at a time, the cursor jumps to the end of the text after each character you type. Hope this makes sense.

Is there better performance with a certain browser?

1. The system will automatically re-upload files if they didn't appear on the agency website within a week. So just let it be :)
Alternatively, you can change their status to Ready for Dreamstime and re-upload manually.

2. It is a known Safari bug. We thought we've fixed it but it seems it still happens... Will think what we can do about it. It's kind of a 'blind debug' since modern versions of Safari don't work on any OS that can be installed on a regular PC.

« Reply #40 on: February 10, 2019, 04:14 »
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Thanks, Niakris, shifted to using Chrome and that text/title issue goes away.

One thing I've noticed is that the drop down for categories for DT doesn't seem to stay in alphabetical order.
Also entering my login details for Pond5 and the site is not saving the login info.


« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2019, 06:01 »
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Thanks, Niakris, shifted to using Chrome and that text/title issue goes away.

One thing I've noticed is that the drop down for categories for DT doesn't seem to stay in alphabetical order.
Also entering my login details for Pond5 and the site is not saving the login info.

DT: Will fix that, thanks for letting us know!
Pond5: Did you fill the FTP password field?

« Reply #42 on: February 10, 2019, 09:19 »
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What kind of files do you take? Only photos? Or also videos?

Can we also download our own files back down from the cloud? So would it also be an online backup?

It looks really interesting and might save me time or allow me to add more agencies.

PZF

« Reply #43 on: February 10, 2019, 12:21 »
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Connection error. Network send error.
Any idea what this means? I can't log in.....let alone upload...
:(

RAW

« Reply #44 on: February 10, 2019, 14:52 »
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Hi,

I purchased a Stock Submitter subscription. It is no longer available.

I am also unable to report the problem through your software. It just gives an error.

You should add your contact information to your website! There is no way of contacting you!

Please fix.

« Reply #45 on: February 10, 2019, 14:55 »
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Connection error. Network send error.
Any idea what this means? I can't log in.....let alone upload...
:(

They had a major database crash today. They are aware of it, and are in the process of fixing now.

« Reply #46 on: February 10, 2019, 14:55 »
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I purchased a Stock Submitter subscription. It is no longer available.

I am also unable to report the problem through your software. It just gives an error.

They had a major database crash today. They are aware of it, and are in the process of fixing now.

« Reply #47 on: February 10, 2019, 17:54 »
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@cobalt

We support all types of content - photos, vectors, videos.
We plan to add a feature to download your content back soon :)

@PZF, RAW

We had a major technical issue today.
Support Chat works now :)
Other ways to contact us are: Telegram Netherspite; e-mail mephisto123@gmail.com
Please contact me using one of those ways (or the built-in Support Chat) to let me know if you have any issues with your subscription.
I apologize for the inconvenience.

Ink

« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2019, 05:06 »
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Is it possible to arrange the file tree in alphabetical order? I can see this becoming an issue if I create lots of folders. Thanks

« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2019, 07:23 »
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Is it possible to arrange the file tree in alphabetical order? I can see this becoming an issue if I create lots of folders. Thanks

It was implemented already.
If you have issues with it please PM me your registration e-mail.


 

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