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« Reply #250 on: December 20, 2019, 21:22 »
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And here's an example of the mismatched status, I have 3 photos that I accidentally skipped over a while back and just realized the other day that they weren't uploaded. I know I'd gone through and marked the rest of the photos as Submitted, but I'm pretty sure I didn't mark these. I do apologize if this is a false alarm and if I did mark it as Submitted myself, but would appreciate if you could check this: 5de1f68afefbf874f30224e8, 5de1f67afefbf874f30224e2, 5dd20afc2bf8ca2069393fea. Bigstock is one the agencies that shows these as submitted, but they weren't. I had to submit them manually today myself.


« Reply #251 on: December 21, 2019, 19:13 »
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Hi, Niakris,
Maybe it's just me but after entering metadata of a photo the "Save and close" button is overlapped by "Live chat" button. Either I have to slow down my hand or I keep hitting the chat and it gets annoying. Yes, I use mouse to hit buttons.
Can you please move one of them out of the way of the other? TIA

« Reply #252 on: December 26, 2019, 15:43 »
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How can it work without changing file names after submitting? Is there some options?
It is hard to keep the track which file is accepted or rejected after changing names of the files.

« Reply #253 on: December 28, 2019, 16:44 »
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@SvetlanaSF

It's not considered cheating or something like that, don't worry.
However, the slight inconvenience that comes in a 'package' with that is that you would have to mark files as submitted manually if you don't want the system to re-upload them again.
We're not planning to try and improve the experience on that part for those who's using the free subscription at the cost of those who's using a paid one, I hope that's understandable.

As of Bigstock, could you provide a bit more information: were those three files completely ready to be submitted except for the categories or did they have that custom identifying keyword we're using for submission when you have submitted them manually?

@Opalescence

Yeah we're aware of that and planning to find a solution.

@viktorcvetkovic

The program will keep your original filenames if you use only Latin characters, digits and underscores in them :)

« Reply #254 on: December 29, 2019, 03:05 »
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@viktorcvetkovic

The program will keep your original filenames if you use only Latin characters, digits and underscores in them :)

Are you sure? My file names are always changed despite using Latin characters, digits, and underscores (I upload videos only).
Example: My latest upload: 06_regie.mov becomes: 5e073b888f9ab82daa580520.mov on SS
« Last Edit: December 29, 2019, 04:41 by alijaber »

« Reply #255 on: December 30, 2019, 18:48 »
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@viktorcvetkovic

The program will keep your original filenames if you use only Latin characters, digits and underscores in them :)

Are you sure? My file names are always changed despite using Latin characters, digits, and underscores (I upload videos only).
Example: My latest upload: 06_regie.mov becomes: 5e073b888f9ab82daa580520.mov on SS

Oh right if you're using M+ the names will be always changed but it's not a big problem: you can just copy those names into the "search" field on M+ to see your files :)

« Reply #256 on: December 30, 2019, 19:53 »
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@SvetlanaSF
It's not considered cheating or something like that, don't worry.
However, the slight inconvenience that comes in a 'package' with that is that you would have to mark files as submitted manually if you don't want the system to re-upload them again.
Ok, good then! Thank you, I'll try to remember it.
@SvetlanaSF
As of Bigstock, could you provide a bit more information: were those three files completely ready to be submitted except for the categories or did they have that custom identifying keyword we're using for submission when you have submitted them manually?
For that one, I'm not sure, unfortunately. I don't believe I needed to do anything, just submit the photos. But I wouldn't bet my life on it. Also, I'm not sure what you mean about the custom keyword. Can you please clarify?

« Reply #257 on: December 31, 2019, 00:43 »
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@SvetlanaSF
It's not considered cheating or something like that, don't worry.
However, the slight inconvenience that comes in a 'package' with that is that you would have to mark files as submitted manually if you don't want the system to re-upload them again.
Ok, good then! Thank you, I'll try to remember it.
@SvetlanaSF
As of Bigstock, could you provide a bit more information: were those three files completely ready to be submitted except for the categories or did they have that custom identifying keyword we're using for submission when you have submitted them manually?
For that one, I'm not sure, unfortunately. I don't believe I needed to do anything, just submit the photos. But I wouldn't bet my life on it. Also, I'm not sure what you mean about the custom keyword. Can you please clarify?

The keyword that we're using to identify a file at the Bigstock unfinished section, normally it's starting with 'zzz' and contains of random set of lowercase Latin letters.

« Reply #258 on: December 31, 2019, 12:50 »
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I just checked and there is no custom keyword in these photos. There is also one new file on BS pending submission, without that custom keyword (5e0acb3f1bf529301d7ecf27) that is marked as Submitted in the app. I'm unable to submit it myself on BS as well. When I try, I get an error saying that the original is no longer there. Not sure which side the problem originated on.

« Reply #259 on: December 31, 2019, 22:59 »
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I just checked and there is no custom keyword in these photos. There is also one new file on BS pending submission, without that custom keyword (5e0acb3f1bf529301d7ecf27) that is marked as Submitted in the app. I'm unable to submit it myself on BS as well. When I try, I get an error saying that the original is no longer there. Not sure which side the problem originated on.


If there's no identifying keyword then probably the system has attempted to submit this file already and BS didn't let it through for some reason.
Due to the agency specifics automatic submission won't be possible after that and you would only be able to complete the submission manually (or not, if their system bugs out like in your example).

« Reply #260 on: January 02, 2020, 17:56 »
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Shouldn't these files not be marked as Submitted in the app then? That's what I was referring to when I mentioned the status mismatch. Unsubmitted files aside, I can't trust the submitted status either...

« Reply #261 on: January 06, 2020, 10:50 »
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Shouldn't these files not be marked as Submitted in the app then? That's what I was referring to when I mentioned the status mismatch. Unsubmitted files aside, I can't trust the submitted status either...

If the program says that the files have been submitted successfully it means that the agency website replied with a success to the submission request. There is no way for the program to know it wasn't really successful especially considering there's no way to identify the file after removing the identifying keyword :(
We're planning to implement the approval tracking feature for M+ though, it should help.

« Reply #262 on: January 08, 2020, 00:33 »
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Ok, I see. That makes sense and I agree, approval tracking would be helpful!

« Reply #263 on: January 08, 2020, 00:51 »
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Different question: how do supertags and other metadata get applied on Alamy? I noticed that as of late many of my photos get submitted without the supertags and other metadata from the Optional tab, like categories, people and property in the image. I can't see any pattern for when this information does/does not get populated as it's all available and filled out in the microstock app

« Reply #264 on: January 09, 2020, 15:25 »
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Different question: how do supertags and other metadata get applied on Alamy? I noticed that as of late many of my photos get submitted without the supertags and other metadata from the Optional tab, like categories, people and property in the image. I can't see any pattern for when this information does/does not get populated as it's all available and filled out in the microstock app

It's caused by their modifications that sometimes prevent SS/M+ from reading all the newly published files.
As you may know, they have a QC (some kind of a review) BEFORE images can be submitted with all the metadata. And this QC can take a long time.
After the QC images will be on sale but without all the extra metadata you've mentioned. And if their website won't provide the correct list of those unfinished files (which it doesn't sometimes) - M+/SS won't be able to complete the submission.
There's not much we can do about it, you can either complete it manually or re-upload.

« Reply #265 on: January 10, 2020, 05:31 »
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We've decided to start this year with a really good news for our users! We were discussing an option to download your files back from M+ for a while and finally came up with the best way to implement that.
From now on you can download your JPEG files back (both photos and previews for vectors/videos). Any JPEGs you download will contain a full copy of the information from the M+ database, including metadata and uploading/submission statuses in a format fully compatible with StockSubmitter. It allows to completely synchronize information between M+ and StockSubmitter.
Soon we'll add an option to download EPS and MOV files along with your JPEGs and an option to download a whole folder in a ZIP archive.

To try out the new feature you can select the files you want to download and click the corresponding icon above.


« Reply #266 on: January 10, 2020, 12:40 »
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It's caused by their modifications that sometimes prevent SS/M+ from reading all the newly published files.
As you may know, they have a QC (some kind of a review) BEFORE images can be submitted with all the metadata. And this QC can take a long time.
After the QC images will be on sale but without all the extra metadata you've mentioned. And if their website won't provide the correct list of those unfinished files (which it doesn't sometimes) - M+/SS won't be able to complete the submission.
There's not much we can do about it, you can either complete it manually or re-upload.
Ok, thanks for the explanation. I didn't realize that your submission process didn't apply this metadata prior to QC.
And great news about the ability to download the files. Thank you!

« Reply #267 on: January 11, 2020, 00:55 »
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Ok, thanks for the explanation. I didn't realize that your submission process didn't apply this metadata prior to QC.

Unfortunately, their system doesn't allow to specify metadata before QC :(
They're reading only standard fields (title, description, keywords) and putting files for QC. You cannot edit them and fill anything else until they pass it.

« Reply #268 on: January 18, 2020, 01:23 »
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« Reply #269 on: February 07, 2020, 05:45 »
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All the fresh Microstock+ news in a single article :)
I like the new improvements!  :) Noticed some already while working.

A quick question: Is there a way to upload a file to the same agency repeatedly? First I made a mistake in description, corrected it, then pressed the upload to checked agency for second time. No idea if it worked because for some files I corrected the descriptions manually in the agency, yes, I'm chaotic.

Also is it possible to reupload in case I want them to reconsider the rejection? The rejections in SS for example seem very random recently.

TIA

« Reply #270 on: February 07, 2020, 05:55 »
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Prices?

« Reply #271 on: February 07, 2020, 07:47 »
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All the fresh Microstock+ news in a single article :)
I like the new improvements!  :) Noticed some already while working.

A quick question: Is there a way to upload a file to the same agency repeatedly? First I made a mistake in description, corrected it, then pressed the upload to checked agency for second time. No idea if it worked because for some files I corrected the descriptions manually in the agency, yes, I'm chaotic.

Also is it possible to reupload in case I want them to reconsider the rejection? The rejections in SS for example seem very random recently.

TIA

If you've uploaded a file and then altered its metadata in M+ BEFORE the submission happened (before the status has changed to Submitted) - M+ will use the updated metadata when submitting the file, don't worry.
If the file has been submitted already then you will have to remove it from the agency manually; then change its status for this agency to Ready in M+ and then re-launch the uploading again.

@Artist

The service itself is free, uploads are unlimited.
The only limited feature is the automatic submission (when the service is automatically filling all the fields on the agency website and sends files for review) - you can submit up to 33 files per month to every agency on the Free subscription plan.
If you need to submit more you can purchase one of our paid subscription plans or submit the rest of the files manually after the service has uploaded them.
You can see the list of the available plans by clicking your account balance in the top right corner of any M+ page, then click "Choose a Package" button.

« Reply #272 on: February 24, 2020, 11:34 »
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Thanks! The more I learn how to use M+ the more I like it! :)

« Reply #273 on: March 08, 2020, 10:40 »
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« Reply #274 on: March 15, 2020, 15:51 »
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newbielink:https://medium.com/microstock-plus/meet-the-spring-with-the-m-news-6f345ab4874 [nonactive]
Hi Niakris,

I used today for the first time M+ everything went fine i did the tagging etc, then uploaded/sent the files and the page went blank saying Not Found. I'm using Mac, what to do with that?

Thanks


 

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