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ribtoks:
Hi everybody

I'm a programmer and microstocker at the same time and today I'm pleased to present my piece of free and open source software. It's named Xpiks (Cross-platform Image Keywoarding Software) - keywording and uploading tool for microstock photographers and illustrators. It was written from scratch with aim to make it more usefull, convenient and quicker than existing tools.

Program is available for OS X, Windows and Linux.

Main features:


* keywording capabilities as well as setting additional XMP/IPTC metadata (title, description, author)
* uploading images to Stock Agencies' FTP hosts (keeping encrypted list of credentials)
* keywords suggestion based on Shutterstock API or local library
* search through loaded images by any metadata (keywords, description, title)
* ability to upload vector (eps/ai) files with images with same name (useful for illustrators)
* automatically zip vectors and previews if needed
* checks for potential problems before upload (insufficient resolution, missing metadata etc.)
* spell checking
Main website

UPD.

Facebook page

Tutorial part 1
Tutorial part 2
Tips and Tricks

Any feedback would highly appreciated would it be good or bad. In case you've found any bugs or misfunction, please, check out this page (http://ribtoks.github.io/xpiks/blog/2015/how-to-report-an-error) on how to report it.

If you have any questions please, ask them in the Support section on the Xpiks Website, because it's hard to keep track of all forums. I will definitely respond within 24 hours (due to the difference in time zones).

I'm developing Xpiks only in my free time and anybody is welcome to join the development on Github (https://github.com/Ribtoks/xpiks). Any help would be highly appreciated - see Contributors Guidelines file in the repository.

If you liked program or found it useful for your needs, you can support development sending any amount of money to my Skrill account kushnirtv at gmail dot com

ribtoks:
There's a new release of Xpiks available. Visit the downloads page http://ribtoks.github.io/xpiks/downloads/ to grab it.

Improvements:

* Keywords Suggestion from the local library
* New dialogs for single item editing
* Advanced filtering support
* Improved scrolling support
* Improved warnings checking
Fixes:

* focus stealing while scrolling
* upload percentage for windows issue

fotoVoyager:
Can you use this application to 'stamp' metadata like title, description and keywords back into the exif/iptc fields of the image itself? When I save the image from within Xpiks it puts a .xpks file next to it - presumably this is some kind of sidecar file that contains the metadata I added?

ribtoks:

--- Quote from: fotoVoyager on November 09, 2015, 13:26 ---Can you use this application to 'stamp' metadata like title, description and keywords back into the exif/iptc fields of the image itself? When I save the image from within Xpiks it puts a .xpks file next to it - presumably this is some kind of sidecar file that contains the metadata I added?

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Hi

.xpks file is just the backup. Title, description and keywords are written to the exif/iptc fields of the image itself. Backup is useful if you made some edits and then somehow exited the program without saving or blackout or etc. Afterwards you can restore everything from the backup.

You can always turn off/on creation of the backups in Settings ->  Behavior -> Create backups for items

stockyme:
Thank you for sharing this wonderful software. I am using stocksubmitter already but am not quite happy with it so I will surly try this one now :)

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