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Ron

« Reply #75 on: August 18, 2013, 10:09 »
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Does anybody know if the "Reprocess" will only affect the graphic part of the image (creating the different sizes, applying watermark etc) or will it also change some or all database values (release status, exclusivity, pricing etc)?
It will change it to what you set on the template


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« Reply #76 on: August 18, 2013, 10:12 »
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Does anybody know if the "Reprocess" will only affect the graphic part of the image (creating the different sizes, applying watermark etc) or will it also change some or all database values (release status, exclusivity, pricing etc)?

You can try it out on one image.  If you do, please let us know what you find out.

« Reply #77 on: August 18, 2013, 10:18 »
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Does anybody know if the "Reprocess" will only affect the graphic part of the image (creating the different sizes, applying watermark etc) or will it also change some or all database values (release status, exclusivity, pricing etc)?

You can try it out on one image.  If you do, please let us know what you find out.

I just tried it and it did NOT apply the default settings but it kept all custom database values like release status, image categories etc.

Just to be sure, I'll try it again with two images.

« Reply #78 on: August 18, 2013, 10:21 »
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Same result. A "Reprocess" will leave the data parts untouched.

« Reply #79 on: August 18, 2013, 10:33 »
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I can't figure out a way to bulk add that there is a release for a number of images. If anyone knows a way please let me know, if not, this is a VERY important feature request.

To add to this. I marked an image as Model Released in the administration area but cannot find it anywhere on the client side. I've looked at people on a few other Sym sites and and again could not find any MR info showing. Any ideas?
« Last Edit: August 18, 2013, 10:48 by DonLand »

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« Reply #80 on: August 18, 2013, 11:05 »
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I can't figure out a way to bulk add that there is a release for a number of images. If anyone knows a way please let me know, if not, this is a VERY important feature request.

I don't see that Symbiostock does anything at this time with the release information, so I am not sure why you would want to do this, but you can do this via a query in the database.

Something like the following:

UPDATE wp_postmeta SET meta_value = 'Yes' WHERE meta_key = 'symbiostock_model_released' AND post_id IN ( <list of image IDs>);

For example, if the image ID's are 5, 10, 18, 200, then you would have:

UPDATE wp_postmeta SET meta_value = 'Yes' WHERE meta_key = 'symbiostock_model_released' AND post_id IN ( 5, 10, 18, 200 );

If it is a property release, then you can replace 'symbiostock_model_released' with 'symbiostock_property_released'.

You can find the post / image ID in a variety of ways.  Here is one:

Go to the image page, right click on the page and choose "View page source".  Search for the word "minipic".  If the lines immediately above it look like they describe the image, then that is the post / image ID.

I would suggest trying it on one image first.

As always, I would recommend making a backup of your database before you make any changes.

« Reply #81 on: August 18, 2013, 11:57 »
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Thanks Shazam for taking the time to explain the search, but alas I think that is way too complicated to use daily. We need an easy search mechanism on the administration side of things to keep things easy and moving along.

So my first request is to show MR info with the images as clients NEED to know.

PS Where do you enter this Database search info, certainly NOT the "Search Images" in the Dashboard's Royalty Free Images tab.

« Reply #82 on: August 18, 2013, 12:01 »
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I can't figure out a way to bulk add that there is a release for a number of images. If anyone knows a way please let me know, if not, this is a VERY important feature request.

To add to this. I marked an image as Model Released in the administration area but cannot find it anywhere on the client side. I've looked at people on a few other Sym sites and and again could not find any MR info showing. Any ideas?

I second that request. The release status needs to be available on the frontend image page. This goes hand in hand with the ability to offer Non-RF licensing.

« Reply #83 on: August 18, 2013, 12:42 »
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Same result. A "Reprocess" will leave the data parts untouched.

This has been my understanding. Reprocessing images only affects the image and watermark. In another thread, I was pleased to learn that you can change your watermark and reprocess the images and have the new watermark show up on all the ones you reprocess. I was previously told that the new watermark would only show on newly uploaded images.

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« Reply #84 on: August 18, 2013, 12:43 »
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Thanks Shazam for taking the time to explain the search, but alas I think that is way too complicated to use daily. We need an easy search mechanism on the administration side of things to keep things easy and moving along.

I understand the need for a simpler way of modifying batches of images, but at this time there isn't one.

In addition, when someone posts a question, there is no way to know their technical expertise (or lack thereof).  So I provided the info for those that have the technical knowledge (whether it would be you or someone else that reads this thread later).

PS Where do you enter this Database search info, certainly NOT the "Search Images" in the Dashboard's Royalty Free Images tab.

You would enter the statement in your MySQL database (which is usually available from your hosting service via a phpMyAdmin front end application).

« Reply #85 on: August 18, 2013, 14:02 »
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I dont think thats true. All you need to do is upload a new watermark and process all images again. Its a one click process.

This is good to know, too. I was previously told that only newly uploaded images would have the new watermark, and we were stuck with the old watermark on already-uploaded images. But that was many versions ago. I would love to change my watermark, have the same issue as Martha.

That's what I understood too. It would be wonderful to be able to change the watermark on all existing images without having to redo their pages.

I haven't tried it yet. Been too engaged with redoing for SEO. But if the watermark-switch is do-able, I'll probably take a stab at it soon.

« Reply #86 on: August 18, 2013, 14:12 »
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Thanks Shazam for taking the time to explain the search, but alas I think that is way too complicated to use daily. We need an easy search mechanism on the administration side of things to keep things easy and moving along.

I understand the need for a simpler way of modifying batches of images, but at this time there isn't one.

In addition, when someone posts a question, there is no way to know their technical expertise (or lack thereof).  So I provided the info for those that have the technical knowledge (whether it would be you or someone else that reads this thread later).

PS Where do you enter this Database search info, certainly NOT the "Search Images" in the Dashboard's Royalty Free Images tab.

You would enter the statement in your MySQL database (which is usually available from your hosting service via a phpMyAdmin front end application).

Ah, thanks for explaining that. Certainly a bit more convoluted than it needs to be for the average user here.

Ron

« Reply #87 on: August 18, 2013, 14:32 »
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I dont think thats true. All you need to do is upload a new watermark and process all images again. Its a one click process.

This is good to know, too. I was previously told that only newly uploaded images would have the new watermark, and we were stuck with the old watermark on already-uploaded images. But that was many versions ago. I would love to change my watermark, have the same issue as Martha.

That's what I understood too. It would be wonderful to be able to change the watermark on all existing images without having to redo their pages.

I haven't tried it yet. Been too engaged with redoing for SEO. But if the watermark-switch is do-able, I'll probably take a stab at it soon.
As far as I know thats already possible, I said that in the other thread as well. Just try it on two images and check it out.

« Reply #88 on: August 19, 2013, 08:56 »
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I'd like the links to increase from the current 10 to at least 20 other sites.
While at it I'd like the option for the networked images to come in as a single group so it looks like a single large site like it appears on the Global Symbiostock Search Engine site rather than split into 10 or (hopefully) more individual sites.

« Reply #89 on: August 19, 2013, 09:01 »
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I'd like the links to increase from the current 10 to at least 20 other sites.
While at it I'd like the option for the networked images to come in as a single group so it looks like a single large site like it appears on the Global Symbiostock Search Engine site rather than split into 10 or (hopefully) more individual sites.

Actually, that is possible already and maybe something to think about doing on every SYS site.
We could throw out all existing network partners and only add/keep symbiostock.info there. This would list the search results of all SYS sites (with networking enabled) in only one block instead of up to 10.
Doesn't that make a lot more sense than having multiple blocks with possibly repeating search results?

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« Reply #90 on: August 19, 2013, 09:09 »
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I'd like the links to increase from the current 10 to at least 20 other sites.
While at it I'd like the option for the networked images to come in as a single group so it looks like a single large site like it appears on the Global Symbiostock Search Engine site rather than split into 10 or (hopefully) more individual sites.

Actually, that is possible already and maybe something to think about doing on every SYS site.
We could throw out all existing network partners and only add/keep symbiostock.info there. This would list the search results of all SYS sites (with networking enabled) in only one block instead of up to 10.
Doesn't that make a lot more sense than having multiple blocks with possibly repeating search results?

I wonder how that would affect SEO (if at all).

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« Reply #91 on: August 19, 2013, 09:10 »
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I'd like the links to increase from the current 10 to at least 20 other sites.
While at it I'd like the option for the networked images to come in as a single group so it looks like a single large site like it appears on the Global Symbiostock Search Engine site rather than split into 10 or (hopefully) more individual sites.

I have also thought about doing something like that.

« Reply #92 on: August 19, 2013, 09:21 »
+1
SEO effect would drop down dead

« Reply #93 on: August 19, 2013, 09:28 »
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I dont think thats true. All you need to do is upload a new watermark and process all images again. Its a one click process.

This is good to know, too. I was previously told that only newly uploaded images would have the new watermark, and we were stuck with the old watermark on already-uploaded images. But that was many versions ago. I would love to change my watermark, have the same issue as Martha.

That's what I understood too. It would be wonderful to be able to change the watermark on all existing images without having to redo their pages.

I haven't tried it yet. Been too engaged with redoing for SEO. But if the watermark-switch is do-able, I'll probably take a stab at it soon.
As far as I know thats already possible, I said that in the other thread as well. Just try it on two images and check it out.

I will try it out and see. That would be immensely helpful if it's possible. Thanks, Ron!

« Reply #94 on: August 19, 2013, 09:32 »
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Actually, that is possible already and maybe something to think about doing on every SYS site.
We could throw out all existing network partners and only add/keep symbiostock.info there. This would list the search results of all SYS sites (with networking enabled) in only one block instead of up to 10.
Doesn't that make a lot more sense than having multiple blocks with possibly repeating search results?

Not to me - I like being able to choose who I partner with and although I do use symbiostock.info I would not want it to be the only other result than my own

« Reply #95 on: August 19, 2013, 10:43 »
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I'm conflicted on this issue. It would be nice for potential buyers to be able to see all offerings in the SYS that fit a certain search term.

But only if that didn't mess up our SEO. No way, Jose, do I want that after all this work of Yoast-ifying my portfolio!

And also... it's aggravating if you're looking for a photograph of (say) a duck. You enter "duck" in the search and find yourself swamped with illustrations of little yellow duckies. They certainly are cute, and lots of people will buy them, but if you're looking for a photo of an actual, living duck, they aren't going to be what you wanted. And vice versa, of course.

My compromise is to build my personal network of photographers doing work similar to mine. And then in the footer, to provide a link to the global search network. Seems to work.

« Reply #96 on: August 19, 2013, 11:04 »
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Originally I put the image into the description, then Ajt released his plug in so I have used that now to put it above the Exclusive box

cascoly

  • Photography, travel & online games at cascoly.com

« Reply #97 on: August 19, 2013, 17:43 »
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I'd like the links to increase from the current 10 to at least 20 other sites.
While at it I'd like the option for the networked images to come in as a single group so it looks like a single large site like it appears on the Global Symbiostock Search Engine site rather than split into 10 or (hopefully) more individual sites.

Actually, that is possible already and maybe something to think about doing on every SYS site.
We could throw out all existing network partners and only add/keep symbiostock.info there. This would list the search results of all SYS sites (with networking enabled) in only one block instead of up to 10.
Doesn't that make a lot more sense than having multiple blocks with possibly repeating search results?

eventually that might be a good idea, but right now, even with a small total # of images, the problem is how tio display the results:  1500 images for birds, 700 for india, eg -- with the network, buyers see a few  images from each site that qualifies, but without something like that, some sites may not get shown

i'm testing various ways to choose among mass quantities of images by applying different weighting factors - eg, find the sites that concentrate on this particular keyword combination (that gives big & small sites a more equal footing, rather than just showing the site with the most)   right now I store # of uses of each keyword that each site uses, to speed the search on particular keywords.  With the new weighted search feature.   you can  see a list of each site sorted by how common that keyword is on their site.  combining this for 2 or more keywords should find most relevant images

another way would be to search all sites & just show 4-5 from each with link for more, but this wont be possible with 100s of sites; so again some heuristic is needed to pick which images to show first

« Last Edit: August 19, 2013, 19:27 by cascoly »

« Reply #98 on: March 10, 2014, 18:34 »
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Suggestions related to buyer's cart:
1. I would like to have an icon "add to cart" for any picture in a search result, as there is a button "zoom" when I do mouse hover.
2. Possibility to select a different size when a picture is in the cart. (as in fotolia)
3. When I zoom a picture, I would like to have, again, a button "add to cart", as there is a button "go to picture page".

Is it possible?

cascoly

  • Photography, travel & online games at cascoly.com

« Reply #99 on: March 10, 2014, 20:47 »
+1
Suggestions related to buyer's cart:
1. I would like to have an icon "add to cart" for any picture in a search result, as there is a button "zoom" when I do mouse hover.
2. Possibility to select a different size when a picture is in the cart. (as in fotolia)
3. When I zoom a picture, I would like to have, again, a button "add to cart", as there is a button "go to picture page".

Is it possible?

when you click on any image from a search result, there's a chance to buy the image at any size


 

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