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« on: December 17, 2009, 12:06 »
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Eyemypics checks your portfolio in TinEye, so you don't need to do it manually for each photo yourself.

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don't enter your user name or password into any program or website or you are not 100% sure of.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2009, 14:27 by leaf »


« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2009, 12:07 »
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Very cool. Thanks!

« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2009, 12:13 »
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Sounds great until I read this:

Run main.exe (or main.py). Select the stock. Enter your username and password for it.

I'm not sure about that . . . . . . . . .

« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2009, 12:15 »
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Sounds great until I read this:

Run main.exe (or main.py). Select the stock. Enter your username and password for it.

I'm not sure about that . . . . . . . . .

Shouldn't a software program like these be able to scan my portfolio with just my user name? I don't like putting my password in things I don't know much about.

« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2009, 12:43 »
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I recommend refraining from giving your passwords to programs that you know nothing about.

« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2009, 13:00 »
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Sounds great until I read this:

Run main.exe (or main.py). Select the stock. Enter your username and password for it.

I'm not sure about that . . . . . . . . .

Shouldn't a software program like these be able to scan my portfolio with just my user name? I don't like putting my password in things I don't know much about.

Yes it should, all tineye needs is the URL of the image, and that is easy to get from the open portfolio.

« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2009, 13:10 »
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Perhaps this thread should be removed until the application can be verified?  Someone is bound to just click on the link and give them their account details.

« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2009, 13:18 »
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I just did it. After I gave my password, nothing happened and the DOS window closed. I did it again. The password is not echoed, nor **** was echoed. Window closed, no trace of any application.
I opened the Task Manager and spotted an active process (no application) that I don't know. Killed it. Then changed my iStock password immediately.

I don't know whether the script made a payout request automatically, but my amount was still there and I asked payout immediately. It stinks. Leaf better remove the link, especially since the OP is a new user without portfolio links, and he has... err... "ru" in his nick.  ;)

He can have left crap in my system. Im shutting down this PC and will use my PayPal password first on another PC, then all the other passwords. Not again please... This is the second time in a week I'll have to lose half a day.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2009, 13:35 by FD-amateur »

« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2009, 13:29 »
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I'd say lock it. Remove the link and keep the thread as a warning.

vonkara

« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2009, 13:34 »
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 :D Newbie hacker?

vonkara

« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2009, 13:53 »
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:D Newbie hacker?

If I ever encounter one of them, I'll rip his guts out with my bare hands and pepper it with pure Polonium.
Haha, I'll do something similar to those who make rip off publicities. Maybe you know Shamwow...? Here is how it should be made

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm03Dgu_yXA[/youtube]

« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2009, 14:00 »
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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2009, 14:29 »
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I'd say lock it. Remove the link and keep the thread as a warning.

done

« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2009, 05:46 »
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Seriously guys, calm down. Do you panic the same when you start your Firefox or, god forbid IE? Beware, it stores and sends your passwords over the internet.  ;D   

First things first, eyemypics does not store your passwords or sends it anywhere except the corresponding microstock itself.
Look at the source code, use your firewall to check, be a tech-savvy, do not start a holy war.

As leaf mentioned above, there may not even be a need to login to get the large enough thumbnails for the TinEye.
I'll take a look at it and will keep you posted.

Let me give you some history on eyemypics. It started as quick and dirty python script, automating the search through TinEye. Clicking each photo one by one is no fun. The easiest way to access the portfolio were to login to the website and get it there, so here it goes. If there is an easier way to do that, that's where the community help gets appreciated.

« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2009, 05:51 »
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As leaf mentioned above, there may not even be a need to login to get the large enough thumbnails for the TinEye.
I'll take a look at it and will keep you posted.

Let me give you some history on eyemypics. It started as quick and dirty python script, automating the search through TinEye. Clicking each photo one by one is no fun. The easiest way to access the portfolio were to login to the website and get it there, so here it goes. If there is an easier way to do that, that's where the community help gets appreciated.


For iStock the script now goes through the "MyUploads" page after login. I'd prefer if it goes via my public portfolio, e.g. http://www.istockphoto.com/file_search.php?action=file&userID=1537218

I have looked through the source code yesterday and couldn't see anything harmful at first sight. But I'd still feel more comfortable if I don't need to give passwords for features that don't actually require them.  ;)

PS: Forgot to mention that I'd love this tool if you can adapt it to work without passwords. Looks like a cool way to find more images in Action.  :)

« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2009, 05:58 »
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As leaf mentioned above, there may not even be a need to login to get the large enough thumbnails for the TinEye.
I'll take a look at it and will keep you posted.

Let me give you some history on eyemypics. It started as quick and dirty python script, automating the search through TinEye. Clicking each photo one by one is no fun. The easiest way to access the portfolio were to login to the website and get it there, so here it goes. If there is an easier way to do that, that's where the community help gets appreciated.


For iStock the script now goes through the "MyUploads" page after login. I'd prefer if it goes via my public portfolio, e.g. http://www.istockphoto.com/file_search.php?action=file&userID=1537218

I have looked through the source code yesterday and couldn't see anything harmful at first sight. But I'd still feel more comfortable if I don't need to give passwords for features that don't actually require them.  ;)

PS: Forgot to mention that I'd love this tool if you can adapt it to work without passwords. Looks like a cool way to find more images in Action.  :)


Diddo.  I think I could find this tool quite helpful, but won't be using it if it requires me to enter my password.

« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2009, 06:02 »
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ok

« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2009, 06:09 »
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Here is the short introduction to the internet safety, just to compensate the moral damaged done in all these topics above  ;)

If the source code for the program is available, you can go and check it yourself. Not everyone is a programmer, so let's skip that part.

Be sure you use a firewall. Outpost, Kerio, there are dozens of them. I use Comodo Firewall as it is free for personal use.

Properly set up firewall will track all incoming and outgoing connections and warn you if, let's say eyemypics tries to send something (and it will as it will try to login to the microstock). Your firewall warns you that the application xxx sends something to the x.x.x.x. ip address. Go to http://ip-lookup.net or a similar web service to check who owns that web site. Based on that information you decide to allow or block the the access i your firewall.

« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2009, 09:21 »
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Ok, new version is out.
It uses your public portfolio instead, so you don't need to enter your password anymore.

http://code.google.com/p/eyemypics/

« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2009, 09:45 »
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had to fix a silly typo in url.   

v.1.1.1  should be fine now

« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2009, 09:46 »
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Its  a bit complicate to use!

Where to put my username...!?
There is several places...

I am getting nothing as result... :(

Do we need to download zip. exe file and why?
« Last Edit: December 18, 2009, 09:49 by borg »

« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2009, 11:25 »
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Download eyemypics-1.1.1-win32.zip, unzip it and run main.exe.
It will open a console window and show you the list of stocks ("Make your choice:").
Type the number of stock you want to use and press enter.
Then you'll be asked for the username ("Username (userid for Fotolia)"), type it in and press enter.
It takes 3-10 sec, depending on your internet speed, to get the number of pages in your portfolio and you will see "N pages in your portfolio" line.
A few more seconds (depending on the size of the portfolio) and it will tell "Found X photos".
Then you'll see a progress bar, which is self explanatory.
Once a photo found to be used somewhere outside of microstock sites, it will be shown in a new window of your browser.

« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2009, 11:29 »
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I'm not sure what do you mean by 'nothing as result...'   :)
Does it tell you anything about number of pages, photos, does it show the progress bar?


Its  a bit complicate to use!

Where to put my username...!?
There is several places...

I am getting nothing as result... :(

Do we need to download zip. exe file and why?


« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2009, 12:46 »
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I've just had a go with it.  I used Istock to try it with and came up with 101 results.  They have started to open in windows but none of them are my images. All the results  come from the same portfolio of another member whos username is nothing like mine.

« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2009, 12:49 »
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Had the same results....one of mine and a bunch from someone elses


 

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