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  • Freelance Photgrapher based in Melbourne Australia

« on: October 29, 2013, 19:15 »

Thanks to this forum I fell upon this piece of software and have been testing it out over the past couple of days. I found it a little confusing at first, mainly because I wasnt expecting it to be able to upload and submit.  It is a very powerful and fully featured product. I find uploads very reliable and I dont get the image failing on uploads I was seeing previously. Im not sure I trust the categorizing enough to submit and I find the submitting hit and miss. For example I uploaded 10 images to all my libraries (10 of them). They 95% uploaded but maybe only 25% actually submitted. All randomly across libraries. one did all and the others maybe 1 or 2. The application then crashed which probably upset the submission process.

Does anyone have any tips? Im thinking Ill not submit as it causes confusion. Just let the software upload. Mind you if I work out the right hand side of the software for categorising then it might be better. Seems risky letting it submit for you though.


« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013, 02:36 »
Once you pass through some issues with submission it will work most of the time flawlessly for you, saving you lots of time.
This is basicly the main feature of the StockSubmitter and the reason it was made.

In your case I think the crash could mess things a bit, especially if you keyworded images before the crash. When  the crash occurs, your changes made to metadata may be not saved.
Please first make sure images have their metadata filled correctly and then let  the program run for a while with submission checkboxes turned on for the agencies you have uploaded images to.
Submission may be delayed after the upload because agencies usually need some time to process images uploaded by FTP.

Few agencies get images submitted right in the upload process (istockphoto, vectorstock, bigstockphoto in HTTP mode)
Colourbox does not need submit at all.
123rf needs only to start processing which StockSubmitter does if you have submission checkbox enabled for 123rf.
Most of the other agencies either upload-only for StockSubmitter or require delayed submission.

If you keep having problems with submitting images, don't hesitate to message me via Skype (landofrain). I can help you with any specific submit issue.

« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2013, 03:27 »
Once you learn which sites stocksubmitter works well with, you can reliably submit to those sites with the software and the rest of the sites you can manually submit.

I use stock submitter to auto submit to shutterstock, fotolia, depositphotos, canstock, 123rf (once the release issue is fixed)

The other sites I just use regular FTP


  • Freelance Photgrapher based in Melbourne Australia

« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2013, 18:13 »
Thanks for the tips guys. Yes its a little daunting at first and I guess the trick as you say, is working out which librariers work best.

What I was finding with othe rmethods I was getting 33% of my uploads were getting lines thru the images. Which meant I had to manually reupload those. Taking ages and very annoying.


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