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« on: November 11, 2010, 11:59 »
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Hey All :)

I'm getting ready to launch picWorkflow for public use in a couple of days and would like to get a broader view of what else might need improving/fixing/changing before I take it live.

I'm inviting anyone from Microstock Group to register at picWorkflow.com using the invite-code "microstockgroup" for a free bonus 100 credits ($1), good for distribution of your files (at 1c per file) to any of the supported agencies, or your own custom FTP destinations.

I'm really after your feedback on what's missing and what could be improved, would be delighted to find out what you think :)
Cheers
Bob


« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2010, 20:38 »
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Bob,

Sounds cool! Do you support vectors?

Thanks,
Eli

« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2010, 20:53 »
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Yep, vectors and footage are supported, although both require a jpeg preview file to accompany it for it to import to the workspace.

The site tries to determine whether the preview file should also be uploaded to the agency when distributed, but I probably haven't caught all the different requirements, if you get a preview file popping up on an agency where it shouldn't be, please let me know so I can update the specs :)

It'll quite happily store Raw files alongside jpegs too, but no mechanism for distributing those to the few agencies which accept them 'yet' (and again they might be distributed when they shouldn't be, I'm not sure I have every single file-type setup there).

« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2010, 23:11 »
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Bob,
ISyndica was excellent and this is also great. The site is actually a lot faster than iSyndica, which is useful for people with slow internet connections. It's nice that I only have to upload my stuff just one time again and I can see easily what images have been sent where. It would be great if you could incorporate analytics in to this oneday. Great job though Bob.

« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2010, 00:29 »
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Thanks Komar :)
Analytics is the most important tool to be added. It's a lot of work to be don, but I'll be building on the base of the picNiche toolbar, and have it import the data into the picWorkflow account so everything can be connected right :)

« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2010, 02:05 »
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I don't see Istockphoto as one of the destinations?  The ability to upload to Istock was my main reason to join Isyndica - will it be added to PicWorkflow soon ?

« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2010, 02:12 »
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Yes, iStock will be on pretty soon. Their lack of FTP support and refusal to issue an API key to any service who also supports other agencies (actually was told by two of their staff that they havn't issued a single new api key in almost 2 years) means they'll need a bunch of custom handlers so they're sat at the bottom of the list for now, but they'll be on as soon as the ftp-based agencies are running smoothly :)

« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2010, 10:19 »
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Nice work Bob - looking forward to seeing the final product!

« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2010, 04:15 »
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Official launch in these days... to celebrate picWorkflow, Bob kindly offers 2000 credits for a contest on MyStockPhoto, check it out!

http://www.mystockphoto.org/introducing-picworkflow-tools-for-stock-photographers-contest/

Cheers,
         Roberto
 

« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2010, 06:25 »
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Loosk good, I ll test it with footage first:)

« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2010, 06:48 »
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Loosk good, I ll test it with footage first:)

Thanks :)
Although it works with footage uploads, metadata is not (yet) transferred for video files. Mainly because most agencies do not read from .mov metadata (and it's a PITA to write too), however I added a metadata export tool to the process page so you can easily create a text-file (tsv/csv) of your metadata for those agencies who accept uploaded metadata in a separate file at submission time :) It's a little extra step for now, but as soon as I can figure out a reliable way to send video-metadata to agencies I will :)

« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2010, 07:04 »
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Sounds good, I ll test that in few hours :)

« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2010, 09:31 »
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Nice work, Bob, I'm starting to test your site tomorrow!
Hope you can add automatic picture resize for each microstock site, like in isyndica.

« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2010, 09:43 »
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Nice work, Bob, I'm starting to test your site tomorrow!
Hope you can add automatic picture resize for each microstock site, like in isyndica.

It's on the list :) Only a few items down so shouldn't be long :)

« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2010, 05:13 »
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I had tried it, quite nice tool.

i had written some simple steps by steps of how to upload it..http://wp.me/pPDGb-39

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