but the information about each file, must be inserted one by one in the csv file, making the process equally slow, right?
and what about the files already uploaded and on queue? if the csv file must be upload first and then the images, i would have to delete all the others images already on queue.
even if categories and model releases we're auto filled with the csv file, i still would have to submit one-by-one, waiting for the page to load for each photo, at least about 30min to 1h to submit that weekly percentage of photos, depending on internet speed.
In other microstock websites, i complete a batch of 50 photos in 1min to 3 min. i have a weekly submission percentage of more or less 250 files, in 10min approx, i would have the submission process done for that week.
there are already websites completing the submission process for us, model releases and all that.
It may require some initial work to fill in the csv but you would solve the image info for hundreds of images like this. This is an option that is working very well for users who submit large volumes.
You can also try to import the image info directly from the EXIF/IPTC. Our system usually supports the data import and many use this.
Also, you do have a bulk submit option in your upload section - there should be a link to activate it. This way you can submit more images at once instead of submitting it one by one. The FTP and multi-upload are also another option. For image info, if you do not wish to add it yourself, you can sue the keymaster program although the info import or the csv would quickly solve this.
Batch editing would be fine. Although this needs a whole new implementation of editing, I believe this could be fine done in parallel with the actual system. Allowing to batch attach releases and/or assign categories would be more than enough for the start. Since computer software and web sites implemented more and more batch editing, I really miss the possibility where isn't implemented. Also batch-check 'agree the terms and conditions' would be fine: if I don't agree, I can't continue ( :D ) Anyway I agree with the next 1000 files if I read and agree with the first one. Checking each file better annoys the users rather than remembers of the terms...
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actually reviewers should take care most of the submission process.
Submission proccess takes a good amount of time and i think dreamstime should minimize that process to the submitters. keywording, and price should be done by the submitters, after that the reviewer should add the categories, and even be able to add the model/property release, because usually file and folder match the name of the shoot. There's other microstock websites out there, that take care of that and dreamstime should follow.
i'm a designer and rarelly i do a search by category, usually i narrow my search by words.
I beg to differ, Dreamstime should lead, not follow. Editors will not add that info for you, there is a reason why stock photography is mostly a crowd-sourcing model these days. Contributors outnumber by far the number of editors. Did you look at the number of files we get monthly? Almost 800,000 images in the last 30 days It's impossible for the review team to undertake such volume, don't you agree? Having said these, we're working on ways of improving submissions so feedback is welcome.
I agree that's hard work, but dreamstime should simply and automate the process. there's other microstock websites that are doing a better job in this process. Submission process is faster and less complicated.
last week or so, dreamstime added a pop up message when we select if the rejected photo goes to the free section of the site, it's one more click to worry. more time wasted.
One thing that should happen is that the system should remember the last selections made on the previous photo and paste them on the next, that would eliminate 3 or 4 clicks each time. Also a good thing to add is the bottom buttons on the top of the page as well. We have to scroll down to reach them. More time gained there as well.
ok, after submitting only 4 files I am ready to stop uploading and to delete my account :( the submission and editing interface is really inconvenient, would be great to have a batch editing feature! really hard to submit my entire portfolio...
Quoted Message: I beg to differ, Dreamstime should lead, not follow. Editors will not add that info for you, there is a reason why stock photography is mostly a crowd-sourcing model these days. Contributors outnumber by far the number of editors. Did you look at the number of files we get monthly? Almost 800,000 images in the last 30 days It's impossible for the review team to undertake such volume, don't you agree? Having said these, we're working on ways of improving submissions so feedback is welcome.
Instead of making games you should improve submissions (for example batch editor...)
Batch editing can simplify the process for us. When all keywords and titles are already coded in files, all we need is to choose right categories. And how easier it would be with multiple files option as most of leading stocks do now. DT seems to be one of the last not to introduce this option in their web-interface. Unfortunately.