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« on: February 05, 2012, 20:02 »
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The long awaited Ktools Photostore 4 has a live demo now - it's pre-beta but seems to be moving fairly quickly now.

Public front end is here: http://www.ktoolsdemos.net/ps4demo/

The management area can be found at: http://www.ktoolsdemos.net/ps4demo/manager/
username: demo
password: demo

This is a complete redo of Photostore, and seems like a remarkable jump.


PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2012, 22:32 »
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Not sure if it's supposed to be this way but it looks like the CSS is missing. It's a white page with a bunch of links. if this is intentional they should have waited until they had the GUI sorted out.

« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2012, 23:12 »
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It has a finished front end - worked great for me earlier.

« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 00:05 »
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Not sure if it's supposed to be this way but it looks like the CSS is missing. It's a white page with a bunch of links. if this is intentional they should have waited until they had the GUI sorted out.

I had the same problem when I first looked at it, but it seems to be working now.

It looks decent. It probably could be a little slicker looking aesthetically. What are the "wow" features supposed to be for the new version?

« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012, 00:17 »
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The design is pretty basic, but it's all smarty template based, so it will be way easier to change the design and easier to upgrade the code functions.

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012, 20:29 »
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Yes, the GUI is working now and is a major improvement over the circa year 2000 interface of v3. Would be nice to see some side by side info of what's remarkable in 4 compared to 3.

« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012, 23:06 »
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Where do you see something like "images that have been downloaded"?

Oh, great.  I logged in as demo, and now I can't see the main site.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2012, 23:09 by sjlocke »

« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2012, 14:51 »
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Is there any word when this version will be available for purchase?

« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2012, 02:14 »
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Is there any word when this version will be available for purchase?


We hope to have PhotoStore 4 released in May. There is no set release date at this time however we are currently doing beta testing and will set a release date when we get those results back. PhotoStore 4 is a free upgrade for all PhotoStore 3 users. So if you buy version 3 you will have access to version 4 when it is released.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Thanks

That's their reply, so let's hope *Jon* is right
I really like the demo version!

« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2012, 03:44 »
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Is there any word when this version will be available for purchase?


We hope to have PhotoStore 4 released in May. There is no set release date at this time however we are currently doing beta testing and will set a release date when we get those results back. PhotoStore 4 is a free upgrade for all PhotoStore 3 users. So if you buy version 3 you will have access to version 4 when it is released.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Thanks

That's their reply, so let's hope *Jon* is right
I really like the demo version!

thanks for the update.  I'm looking forward to this as well.  I currently still using photodeck but would like to move things to my own server.

« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2012, 17:36 »
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They are announcing this right now on their facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/Ktools.net):

"After 6 years in development, 3200+ files, 411,000+ lines of code and almost 10,000 hours of work... PhotoStore 4 releases tomorrow."

 It's a massive project, and I've never see a product with so many options for configuration.

« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2012, 18:59 »
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Maybe I should buy today for $249 and upgrade tomorrow... any rumours about what they will be charging for V.4?

« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2012, 19:04 »
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Maybe I should buy today for $249 and upgrade tomorrow... any rumours about what they will be charging for V.4?

The new one is a whole new build (as far as I know), so I would wait to buy it. I don't think you can upgrade.

« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2012, 21:11 »
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I was referring to this quote.  Is Kapreski one of us or is s/he from Ktools?

Is there any word when this version will be available for purchase?


We hope to have PhotoStore 4 released in May. There is no set release date at this time however we are currently doing beta testing and will set a release date when we get those results back. PhotoStore 4 is a free upgrade for all PhotoStore 3 users. So if you buy version 3 you will have access to version 4 when it is released.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Thanks

That's their reply, so let's hope *Jon* is right
I really like the demo version!

« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2012, 21:26 »
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I still really haven't gotten any info on why 4 is better. There was so much stuff to fix in 3 that, to be honest, it would be a nightmare to start over from scratch.

lisafx

« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2012, 12:54 »
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I still really haven't gotten any info on why 4 is better. There was so much stuff to fix in 3 that, to be honest, it would be a nightmare to start over from scratch.

Yeah.  I don't do coding so had to hire someone to make the changes and customize my site.  I am not making enough money to justify the cost of having to do all that over again. 

« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2012, 15:17 »
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Ktools says "Visit your Ktools.net member account and click on "Version History/Upgrades". Those who are within their upgrade period will be able to download the full version of PhotoStore 4. If you need assistance or have questions please open a support ticket in your Ktools.net account. Website updates, PhotoStore 4 manual and more (bug fixes) to follow in the coming weeks."

« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2012, 13:48 »
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Cory, Lisa - anyone do you have an affiliate code, I might buy V4.

« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2012, 17:18 »
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If you decide to buy, here's my affiliate link: http://www.ktools.net/?aff=9741

It will be one of several you'll probably have to choose from.  ;)

« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2012, 11:53 »
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I still really haven't gotten any info on why 4 is better. There was so much stuff to fix in 3 that, to be honest, it would be a nightmare to start over from scratch.

There are some main things and a lot of little things that could make someone want to use version 4 over version 3.

Some of the main differences are.
  • A more modern look
  • Ability for advanced pricing, and what I mean by that is say for example you have a 5 x 7 print, you can price it differently per media if you wanted to
  • Ability to do packages now like for example a sheet of wallets, 2 - 4 x7 prints, 5 - 5 x 7 prints, and a collection of downloads
  • Ability to do collections of media for download (sold all together for one price), example sell an entire gallery
  • Ability for different types of memberships other than month or yearly like in version 3. Now you can create memberships for just about anything
  • Credit base system (version 3 was only currency based), in version 4 you can do credit based, currency, or both
  • Permission system, for example you can assign prints that only certain members will see
  • Support for more than just "photos", with pro version you can sell just about anything from audio to zips
  • Multi folder storage of media. Now you can store media in various folders, etc.. By default the store is setup to manage folders for you, but you can turn it off and manage your own like give folders names, etc..
  • Multi currency, users can now select their currency to view prices on your store
  • True multi language abilities. Now the language can change on stuff entered in the database and not just static text like in version 3
  • A lot more payment gateway options, plus it is now easier to add additional gateways
  • Pricing options, prints, products, etc.. can now have true options to choose from like paper types, color, etc.. (what ever you want to create)
  • and a ton more.....

Some little things can be like for example, ability to have larger thumbs and samples in version 4. Ability to select from a list of watermarks (no longer have to upload to change it). Ability to do discount pricing, example buy 4 get one free, etc...


 

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