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« Reply #50 on: February 28, 2016, 04:55 »
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Xpiks release 1.2 is out! http://ribtoks.github.io/xpiks/blog/2016/third-stable-release
Windows and OS X build are available, Linux build soon.

Actually this release was supposed to be later, but because of tons of users experiencing cannot find Exiftool on Mac problem, I decided that some features will slip into next Xpiks 1.3 release and this one will be publicly available ASAP.

Major features of this release:
  • switching between list and grid view options
  • ability to explicitly attach vectors to previews
  • automatic exiftool detection for OS X users
  • upload progress reporting in taskbar on Windows
  • ability to correctly upload vectors to Dreamstime (to the additional directory)
  • logs are now highlighted


« Reply #51 on: March 04, 2016, 02:38 »
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Xpiks now supports 32-bit Windows (starting from Windows 7) and RPM-based Linux (openSUSE, Fedora)! Download here http://ribtoks.github.io/xpiks/downloads/
« Last Edit: March 04, 2016, 02:48 by ribtoks »

« Reply #52 on: March 05, 2016, 11:13 »
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Screencasts how to use Xpiks:
- Introduction
- Keywords editing
- Using backups (.xpks files)

Please create a screencast for uploading vectors and can this tool upload videos too?

« Reply #53 on: March 05, 2016, 11:18 »
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Please create a screencast for uploading vectors and can this tool upload videos too?


"uploading vectors" is processed transparently for you. Almost no need to specific actions.

You either drag'n'drop vectors with previews to Xpiks (images with attached vectors looks like here http://pasteboard.co/20K3feor.png) or select in Xpiks Settings -> Behavior "attach vectors automatically" and Xpiks will search for vector with the same name as preview.

When you upload you have an option to create zip with vector and preview (in the Upload dialog in the Tab "Advanced").

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No, video is not supported yet.

« Reply #54 on: March 09, 2016, 08:36 »
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wonderful program!

« Reply #55 on: March 10, 2016, 09:55 »
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Nice program ;) Thanks ! Keep up the good work !

Would it be possible to limit the number of keywords at the "suggested keywords" stage ?
I saw that you can "Check warnings" but I think it would be more useful at the keywording stage.

« Reply #56 on: March 10, 2016, 10:15 »
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wonderful program!

Thank you! Glad you liked it.

« Reply #57 on: March 10, 2016, 10:15 »
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Nice program ;) Thanks ! Keep up the good work !

Would it be possible to limit the number of keywords at the "suggested keywords" stage ?
I saw that you can "Check warnings" but I think it would be more useful at the keywording stage.

Hi

Well, there's a counter so you will always see how many keywords you add when you use "Suggest" feature.

« Reply #58 on: March 12, 2016, 09:51 »
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I uploaded my images yesterday with xpiks for the first time. It really saved much time and thank you for that. I might be wrong but uploading time seemed longer comparison to fetch. Besides that i liked whole thing. Thumbs up!

« Reply #59 on: March 12, 2016, 11:34 »
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I uploaded my images yesterday with xpiks for the first time. It really saved much time and thank you for that. I might be wrong but uploading time seemed longer comparison to fetch. Besides that i liked whole thing. Thumbs up!

Hi. Glad you liked it. I didn't quite understand what do you mean by "uploading time seemed longer comparison to fetch". What fetch? Where?

« Reply #60 on: March 12, 2016, 17:26 »
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Hi. Glad you liked it. I didn't quite understand what do you mean by "uploading time seemed longer comparison to fetch". What fetch? Where?


Fetch is a file transfer software that supports ftp and sftp for Apple.

http://fetchsoftworks.com

« Reply #61 on: March 12, 2016, 17:30 »
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Fetch is a file transfer software that supports ftp and sftp for Apple.

http://fetchsoftworks.com


Ok, thank you. Will keep that in mind.

« Reply #62 on: May 07, 2016, 12:22 »
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Today I announce release of Xpiks 1.3! This is a very big release which introduces plenty of new features and bugfixes. Just take a look:

Major features of this release:
  • autocompletion for keywords in English
  • localization to 5 languages (Ukrainian, Spanish, Catalan, Russian, German) and 2 more ongoing (French and Portuguese)
  • keywords suggestion from iStock and Fotolia (in addition to Shutterstock and Local files)
  • brand new color theme for Xpiks
  • basic hotkeys support (Ctrl+A - Select All, Ctrl+E - Edit selected, Ctrl+S - Save selected, Ctrl+F
  • search/filter, Ctrl+Del - delete selected, Shift+Ctrl+U - Upload selected)
  • dozen of predefined FTP addresses of stocks
  • improvements for keywords suggestion algorithm
  • watching for removal of files, edited in Xpiks and appropriate notifications
  • unification and improvements of UI

Bugfixes:
  • annoying jumping scroll in keywords fields
  • incorrect warnings for non-existent properties
  • preliminary fix for paths with non-latin characters in Windows

Also Exiftool for Windows builds was updated to the latest one (10.16 at the moment) and this will first launch can last a bit longer, but all following will be as quick as before.


You might have already received an auto-update, but if not, welcome to Downloads page http://ribtoks.github.io/xpiks/downloads/


Please, support Xpiks in Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Xpiks-748703535265682/or by donation of any amount via PayPal (you can find Donate on the Downloads page)

« Reply #63 on: May 08, 2016, 08:05 »
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I got this error message after i downloaded: xpiks-qt cant be opened because it is from an unidentified developer."

Previous version was working with no error.

Edit: It was on my part. I fixed it.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2016, 08:11 by theendup »

« Reply #64 on: May 10, 2016, 06:32 »
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 I tried to upload files today using xpiks but they didn't arrive at the websites. At the end I uploaded them by myself.

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« Reply #65 on: May 10, 2016, 06:35 »
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I tried to upload files today using xpiks but they didn't arrive at the websites. At the end I uploaded them by myself.

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Hi

That's sad to hear. Can you please post the logs and give more details?
http://ribtoks.github.io/xpiks/blog/2015/how-to-report-an-error - this is how to get/see the logs

Details I need: operating system, xpiks version, which stock/s you were uploading to, did Xpiks fire any errors?

Also sometimes it takes some time for websites to process FTP queue so you have to wait a bit.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2016, 06:39 by ribtoks »

« Reply #66 on: May 10, 2016, 06:38 »
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No error. Latest xpiks version, latest Mac OS version. I managed to upload to DT but tried MostPhotos 3 times

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« Reply #67 on: May 10, 2016, 06:40 »
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I am new to MostPhotos but so far images where in library after uploading. Nothing there.

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« Reply #68 on: May 10, 2016, 06:46 »
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No error. Latest xpiks version, latest Mac OS version. I managed to upload to DT but tried MostPhotos 3 times

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Uploading in Xpiks is absolutely same for all stocks. If some of them worked and other didn't, we have to look for a problem outside of Xpiks scope of work.

Did you read how to upload to MostPhotos? Maybe they process files longer than usual today because of some internal reorganization etc. There're chances your photos will appear after a while.

Also in the MostPhotos FAQ it's said you have to upload vectors to specific folder
3) Upload it to the ftp, in the folder that is called vectorimages

Currently Xpiks does not upload files to "specific" folders. This will be addressed in future releases.

« Reply #69 on: May 10, 2016, 06:58 »
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Doesn't Xpiks keep images once added? When I close Xpiks the images are all gone. If I want to upload to more agencies I have to import them again. Am I doing something wrong?

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« Reply #70 on: May 10, 2016, 07:01 »
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Doesn't Xpiks keep images once added? When I close Xpiks the images are all gone. If I want to upload to more agencies I have to import them again. Am I doing something wrong?

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No, Xpiks does not keep images once added. Xpiks is not a file browser tool, but rather processing tool. You open something, process it, get rid of it.

You can access recently opened directories through File -> Recent directories.

« Reply #71 on: May 10, 2016, 07:15 »
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Thank you. What does file back up mean? It asks me if I want to back up my files. What happens if I click yes?

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« Reply #72 on: May 10, 2016, 07:18 »
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Thank you. What does file back up mean? It asks me if I want to back up my files. What happens if I click yes?

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When you write metadata to your images (Saving) there's an option not to overwrite the image you opened, but to create a copy of it with metadata written to the copy.
(Usually people don't use it and it will be removed from the interface in future releases)

« Reply #73 on: May 11, 2016, 03:34 »
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I tried to use Xpiks for Canstock  but when I try the connection it comes up as red. I have not used it for Canstock before. I used the password I use for logging in to Canstock website. But it comes up red when testing connection.

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« Reply #74 on: May 11, 2016, 03:36 »
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I tried to use Xpiks for Canstock  but when I try the connection it comes up as red. I have not used it for Canstock before. I used the password I use for logging in to Canstock website. But it comes up red when testing connection.

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Please read information in the CanStock of how to use FTP or ask their support.
Maybe you need to use other username, other password or other ftp address.


 

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