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Author Topic: Any alternative to Prostockmaster ? NO lightburner service needed.  (Read 11089 times)

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« on: June 24, 2013, 09:06 »
As you know the Prostockmaster can now be used after paying subscription for Lightburner (which I find an absolute nonsense as these are two separate programs and not everybody needs the buggy Lightburner).
I've done some research and I have not found a program which allows you to set keywords in order (needed e.g. for Fotolia that treats first keywords preferentially).

Do you know any ?
I tried Xnview, cushystock, stockphotoexpress but none of them is good for my needs.

« Last Edit: June 24, 2013, 09:12 by niserin »

« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 13:09 »
It is possible to put keywords in order in Cushystock.
Click on the word once to select it and then you can move it up or down with the blue arrows.
After rearranging sometimes the keywords jumped back to their original position when starting Cushystock again.
To avoid that I select the whole list and with Ctr-X and Ctrl-V I cut and paste the list. Strange enough then it works ok.
You can copy all the keywords from one image to another with 'copy to keyboard' and 'paste from keyboard' and then, when needed, remove the wrong ones and add new ones.

You can also choose between  ;  and  ,  as keyword separator and between the Shutterstock and Dreamstime database for the keyword generator.

For uploading I am not sure if this is possible today. The software is  no longer supported.
I have a legal key, but although the software says it is registered ,it acts like it is unregistered. It is not  possible to upload more then none image at a time and I cant use the ftp upload function properly anymore, so I use Filezilla instead.
(It is also possibly that this is only a software problem that I got after installing Windows 7. I had no problems in the past using WinXP.)

« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 14:55 »
I cant believe there is not more on here about this, a shame to loose prostock master, but the light burner fee's are ridiculous, especially as Light burner is crap!!!! FTP much more reliable...  Bye bye prostock, you were good......... ( i would gladly pay a more realistic price for Prostock but never light burner.....

« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 19:15 »
I use an FTP client (Cyberduck),  create a window via bookmarks for each agency, drag the files into each window and walk away. For me it's frankly no more work than Lightburner was and more reliable.

« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2013, 05:36 »
Uploading is not a problem. FTP does it better than Lightburner. We are speaking about Prostockmaster and alternatives to it.

« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2013, 04:34 »
I'm also really disappointed that ProStockMaster won't work without Lightburner....what a bummer! :'(

« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2013, 15:00 »
What is about  "Stock submitter"?

I never use this program, but it looks good!

« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2013, 15:07 »
I also use Stock submitter. Works great (except at the moment with 123rf), and I wish I had discovered it earlier, I could have so many more images online if I had not wasted so much time with individual site uploading.

« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2013, 15:14 »
For Keywording is "Image Keyworder" a nice alternative. However, this program does no uoloads

« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2013, 06:04 »
stockuploader v2.0 will have these features.. i am developing it right now and the release will be in about one month if all goes to plan..

best regards


« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2014, 20:35 »
You can try Easy Stock. No recurring fees, just buy the app once (29.99 euros) and upload all you want for as long as you want....
Also, no uploading images or data to third partus servers; material goes straight to agencies.

You can see a complete demo of how it works at this address:
https://www.udemy.com/easystockuploader [nofollow]

You can download Easy Stock from the Mac App store:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/easy-stock/id916152396?l=en&mt=12 [nofollow]


« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2014, 08:22 »
I use StockSubmitter and it's a lifesaver; you can keyword, add model releases, upload AND submit your images. the whole thing works perfectly! I typically will kw and add releases to a full shoot (45-100 images), save the changes and submit in batches of 10-15 images; I just press go and my images are submitted and pending for approval in a few minutes to 10 agencies.
Definitely give it a try, especially since your first 33 images are free every month.


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