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« on: July 18, 2014, 14:21 »
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I am interested in Stock Photography for a long time but sending to stock agencies was always a problem for me. I am registired to nearly 30 agencies so do the math:)

I used Filezilla first. Then I wrote a script for sending to multiple ftps from my pc for a long time. But it was almost taking a day to send 10 images to all agencies. (I have a poor internet connection)

Prostockmaster and Lightburner was a gift for me when it was free. As you know it turned to a paid service. And there is also Picworkflow which is also great. But yes they come with a montly cost.

One day I was so bored of sending my files so I decided to write a script. The idea was simple... I was already using Dropbox to store my images. If I could send my files to multiple ftps from Dropbox it would be great. So I made it happen. Because sending goes online it is very fast and I don't have to store my files at a server or some place so I could keep it free.   

Well I am not promising you a very professional service but it is safe. I don't store your images and information about your agencies' ftps.

So please try and give me some feedback so I can work on it to make a better service.

Please visit: http://www.stocksender.com/r
You can reach me from my facebook for questions and suggestions...
Hamide Şebnem Kken
https://www.facebook.com/hamidesebnemkoken


Ed

« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2014, 15:37 »
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I've done the same thing....though I work through Photoshelter.

I have a Photoshelter website.  I upload images to the website.  Once they are there, I simple select the images I want to FTP, and send them to all the sites that accept FTP.  The difference is that you are using Photoshelter's servers to perform the FTP - no resources from your computer are tied up.  You will receive an email when the FTP is complete.  It's a REALLY nice feature.

« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014, 09:34 »
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I didn't know Photoshelter had that facility...

Fun thing about my site is that I didn't have any intention to make a service. I am an old coder. I actually got the education and skip the industry 10 years ago. Anyway I hired a coder to make a service just for me so that I can easily send my files. Some problem happened and the software didn't work as I expected. Then I decided to make it myself. It was fun for me to write code after all these years. And when it worked I decided to open it to everyone. I am using it everyday but I didn't get much feedback from others. What can be the reason?

« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2014, 18:57 »
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Sounds a great idea. One upload to dropbox and then we use their bandwidth to send to all the agencies.

Only thing that concerns me is the security aspect. Forgive me, but it sounds too good to be true. Given the fact that uploading is a major headache for one and all, am I missing something?

I think the ideas great and you offering here is fantastic - so this has me confused. Would not the forum give this a universal thumbs up, and if not why not?

Cheers....

« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2014, 07:45 »
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I understand your concern which is mine too. I can't use any piece of software without thinking twice when I send my files.

I wrote a script which temporarily upload the files to the web site server with a 100 mb limit. When the script is executed it deletes them all. The data about the ftp servers are deleted immediately from my server. They are not stored a second. But you will receive them as merely my words I guess and I can understand. (but if some illegal things happen there is law and my name is Şebnem Kken which you can find me at www.sebnemkoken.com)

The site works too good to be true unfortunately :) so I couldn't stop myself to share it. But maybe I shared it at a very early phase. As I told I am an old coder and I am more like a photographer. I want to hire a professional software engineer to look to every aspect concerning about the security issues. But later... I don't have an intention now to create a big business. Just made the site as an affiliation center which would help me to host the site and maybe some extra cash for my equipments.  Anyway the reason for sharing it was to see if it has a future or not. So that I could invest more but here I understand that I need to guarentee the security issues and I will when I once tested the site professionally. But now I can't promise you more so sorry.

Thank you for your feedback.




« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2014, 08:23 »
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I need some guidance actually...

What should I do to prove that my site is secure? Are there any independent companies doing some tests? Does anyone have information about it? Can you help me?

And a little discussion subject... The services that you are using... How do you know that they are secure?

« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2014, 14:03 »
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Thanks for the reply- - I'm not doubting you at all - rather I thinks it's a great idea.

I can't remember off the top of my head if the FTP log in details for all the agencies are the same as the user name and passwords. If so, then security is high on the list, if not, then it doesn't seem to matter much to me?

Alas I'm aging and not a coder....I was hoping one of the younger guns could explain if I'm missing something...

Good luck with it anyway



« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2014, 14:09 »
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Great idea, but I have done the same one year before, with some analytic possibillities and earning statistics. mymicrostockupload.com for interested contributers.

« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2014, 18:03 »
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Nice service. I saw your site. I thought it was a paid service.

As I said I am not oferring a professional service but a free one.

There were already security precautions but I started working on detailed security issues. Hope can make a new start -up when everything is perfect.

« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2014, 18:08 »
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StockSender doesn't store any file and doesn't have exif or keywording functions. It is actually a simple ftp multiplier. It only sends the files to specified ftp servers. Like Filezilla's online version.

dbvirago

« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2014, 21:16 »
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I just use ftp software that has a scheduler function. Every morning when I start the computer, all files in a particular directory on my hard drive get uploaded in the background to all the sites I contribute to.

« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2014, 01:55 »
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How long does it take? I have a very poor internet connection and it takes almost 7-8 hours to send 10 files to 30 agencies if I send via my pc and traditional ftp software.

With StockSender it is circa 10 minutes.

« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2014, 02:03 »
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Actually I started the script as a cron job. It was (actually is with a little modification) possible to send to sites while you are offline. It searchs through the upload folder at your Dropbox and uploads to sites if there are images at the folder by checking periodically.

I didn't test with all possible problems so I posponed it.

« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2015, 21:17 »
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Seems this service down now? I used it 15-20 days before and it was working fine. Now there is 403 error after login. I found it good to upload to many agencies.  Has this been discontinued now?

Can someone suggest similar service from any other site.

« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2015, 05:24 »
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You get unlimited submissions to unlimited agencies via our Symbiostock PLUS service. The only thing you pay for is how much disk space you need.

However, if you have no intention of also launching an independent media store, you could upload files, distribute them, and use it exclusively as a distribution service for your stuff to keep your monthly cost low. One added benefit is you can edit metadata right in WordPress, and with Symbiostock 2.0 coming out soon, it has a number of upgrades implemented to the quick edit screen so you can quickly keyword everything.

Price starts at $5 for 5gb. Any questions about it, shoot them over.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2015, 22:13 by Robin@Symbiostock »

« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2015, 08:57 »
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Hello Dear Friends!

We are sadly announcing that we will no longer keep the service running. Site will be here but the app will not be available for everyone starting from 1 January 2016.

We will let some users who use our service regularly and let them use the service if they want (still free). But we won't be able to maintain the site because of the costs and time it requires for a better service.

Please e-mail us until 2016 if you want to use the system privately.

If you have any questions you can connect us via info@stocksender.com
« Last Edit: October 27, 2015, 09:01 by OZMedia »

Harvepino

« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2015, 03:46 »
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You get unlimited submissions to unlimited agencies via our Symbiostock PLUS service. The only thing you pay for is how much disk space you need.

However, if you have no intention of also launching an independent media store, you could upload files, distribute them, and use it exclusively as a distribution service for your stuff to keep your monthly cost low. One added benefit is you can edit metadata right in WordPress, and with Symbiostock 2.0 coming out soon, it has a number of upgrades implemented to the quick edit screen so you can quickly keyword everything.

Price starts at $5 for 5gb. Any questions about it, shoot them over.


This is misleading and was costing me a lot of time setting up the process and money I paid for membership. I was using Symbiostock for distribution only and was banned after couple of weeks with my account terminated for using too much bandwith. Please do not advertise Symbiostock as a distribution tool when you don't want people using it as distribution tool.


 

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