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Yuri_Arcurs:

--- Quote from: Whiz on October 13, 2010, 16:24 ---I decided to use Ktools to create my own microstock site just for curiosities sake. It was fairly easy to implement, but the mysql stuff did spook me a little. Anyway, I was just wondering what you all think of it. I have tested the payment system with Paypal Sandbox, and it seems that everything is working properly. Here is the link if you want to take a look: http://rfstocks.com/

Also, sometimes the site seems slow. Then again, maybe it's just me.

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You Rock. Great work!

I am working on a similar idea. :)

Whiz:

--- Quote from: Yuri_Arcurs on January 16, 2011, 16:05 ---
--- Quote from: Whiz on October 13, 2010, 16:24 ---I decided to use Ktools to create my own microstock site just for curiosities sake. It was fairly easy to implement, but the mysql stuff did spook me a little. Anyway, I was just wondering what you all think of it. I have tested the payment system with Paypal Sandbox, and it seems that everything is working properly. Here is the link if you want to take a look: http://rfstocks.com/

Also, sometimes the site seems slow. Then again, maybe it's just me.

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You Rock. Great work!

I am working on a similar idea. :)

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Thanks.  :)

QR8Design:

--- Quote from: alias on October 21, 2010, 13:22 ---jfmphoto

Feature suggestion - search. Users add keywords for each image. Also field for 5 priority keywords. Keywords also picked up from metadata. Then users can opt in to being part of the search.

Then you create a landing page with its own url and identity which is the search engine for all images in all the opted-in portfolios you host. Users encouraged to promote the search via social media etc. Results of search from all the different portfolios.

All of the portfolios together are more useful and more likely to be found by buyers then any of the portfolios alone.

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We provide a global search on our system, if you go to http://avidimages.com and use the search - it searches all the client sites. We also offer a free plan up to 100 images :)

Interestingly we started with a ktools store about 6 years ago but quickly found it to be a massive pain to set up the way we wanted, so we wrote our own (we produce quite abit of photography in our design agency).
Soon after alot of buddying photographers wanted one but each time they were turned off by the cost attached to building and hosting such a system. A few of these sites down the line we decided to build a low cost system which requires no technical knowledge to run (photogs usually like doing photography, not html) and avidimages.com is the result.

Elenathewise:

--- Quote from: RacePhoto on January 15, 2011, 23:05 ---
--- Quote from: Elenathewise on January 15, 2011, 22:49 ---Well, here is ours:
www.elenaphoto.com/store
Also on KTools. My computer genius husband had to fix some bugs in their software:-), but other than that seems to work fine.

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Now what's the inside tip, what did Hubby have to fix? :)


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One of the bugs was in the shopping cart, if you add several items to it including enhanced license the total wasn't what it's supposed to be - one of the items was getting counted twice. We reported that to the Ktools, they said they'll fix in next release.
Another one was not really a bug but a "feature" - it's the way the search gets done, by default their search includes a partial match, for example, if you type "ice" in the search, you'll get images with "office" which doesn't make sense and unacceptable from my point of view. So we fixed that now it shows only full word match.
Stuff like that.

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