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jsnover says

I’m new here, but not to uploading images to stock sites, and I think I either misunderstand the system for uploading model and property releases when FTP ’ing images to the site, or it’s just not a workable system for someone with many existing files that reuse the same releases.

If I understand the system, I would need to make multiple copies of the same release (for the property releases I have hundreds of files using one of three releases) where I would have to name each copy to match the name of the image file I’m uploading.

If that’s the case, it has to change – it’s just not feasible to spend that much time copying and renaming files. I can upload files that require no releases in the interim.

If I’ve got the wrong end of the stick, can someone tell where in the UI I can assign one or more releases to an image?

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etienjones says

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The way it works, at least for me, is to upload all images that uses one particular MR/PR while providing that Release in the Release Folder. That Release will be attached to all of the images in that FTP session. In effect, you have to upload all the images that go with one particular Release and provide that Release . . . . in one FTP session.

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jsnover says

Thanks – that’s not ideal, but it’s better than having to rename the release files. Have you ever had a rejection for an unneeded release being attached?

If I had a series of images with 1 to 4 people in each shot with one property release for the location, I wouldn’t mind doing the whole series as a group and then the files with only 2 people or 3 would just have an extra model release or two.

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etienjones says
jsnover said
Thanks – that’s not ideal, but it’s better than having to rename the release files. Have you ever had a rejection for an unneeded release being attached? If I had a series of images with 1 to 4 people in each shot with one property release for the location, I wouldn’t mind doing the whole series as a group and then the files with only 2 people or 3 would just have an extra model release or two.

I have never had a rejection for an unneeded release, I start a FTP session with only the images that need a particular release, add the release, then log out. Then continue with other images after logging in again.

I will say though, that I don’t have any images that need more than one release so am not sure what would happen in the example you gave.

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jsnover said
I’m new here, but not to uploading images to stock sites, and I think I either misunderstand the system for uploading model and property releases when FTP ’ing images to the site, or it’s just not a workable system for someone with many existing files that reuse the same releases.

If I understand the system, I would need to make multiple copies of the same release (for the property releases I have hundreds of files using one of three releases) where I would have to name each copy to match the name of the image file I’m uploading.

If that’s the case, it has to change – it’s just not feasible to spend that much time copying and renaming files. I can upload files that require no releases in the interim.

If I’ve got the wrong end of the stick, can someone tell where in the UI I can assign one or more releases to an image?

Hello jsnover, welcome to PhotoDune! We are really excited to have you on board :) We appreciate your questions and understand that our process can at times be challenging. I’m hoping I can clear this up for you, if not please feel free to contact me directly via my profile.

When you are uploading files via ftp, it is best for you to upload your images into specific folder/photo shoots as outlined in our ftp upload instructions.

“Upload model or property release forms to /bulk_import/photos/model_releases/. A release form attached to a batch will be attached to each photograph in the import. We recommend uploading in batches based on common release forms (eg. by photo shoot) so that the release forms attached are relevant to most or all of the images in the batch. You should then proceed to step 4 to process the photos from the shoot.”

(Pulled from here – http://photodune.net/wiki//selling/upload-instructions/photodune-ftp-upload/)

Concerning your question about having a release attached to a photo where there may not be a model, that will not be a problem.

So to sum it up, if you have a photo/photos in a folder that requires a MR or a PR then you will simply make sure that the release is in the model_releases folder within the same directory as that photo/photos.

I hope this helps, and as I stated before, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly if you need further assistance :0

-Josh

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jsnover says

Thanks for the information. I’m trainable – I think I can make this work :) Once I see how the first batch of 100 fare with inspection, I’ll resume uploads – it always seems best to work out the kinks with a small set first.

And thanks for the welcome – it’s good to be here.

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jarenwicklund says

How can I find my MRs to apply them to my photo? I put them in the right folder thru ftp but i cannot see where they go. Navigating a new site…

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jarenwicklund said
How can I find my MRs to apply them to my photo? I put them in the right folder thru ftp but i cannot see where they go. Navigating a new site…
Hi jarenwicklund! So this can be a bit confusing, but as long as you put your MRs in the model_releases folder then they will actually be attached to all of the images in that photoshoot.

You wont actually need to do anything on your end for that.

Let me know if I can help further :)

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jarenwicklund says

I’ve uploaded to a dozen different sites but I’ve seen it done this way before. Let me see if I got this correct… I ftp my same shoot photos of same model in one upload in the bulk /photos folder. When that is done, I upload my zipped MR to the bulk/photos/releases folder. When I go to edit, I just choose one photo as the main file and choose the corresponding zipped MR to that?

I followed step by step the upload /ftp upload process as written but it’s very confusing. Is there a way I can just upload my MRs separately and place them somewhere so I can choose to apply them to a corresponding photo later?

I’m baffled by the process. I’m just not seeing something here :) Try, try again!

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JoshuaSprague Envato team says
jarenwicklund said
I’ve uploaded to a dozen different sites but I’ve seen it done this way before. Let me see if I got this correct… I ftp my same shoot photos of same model in one upload in the bulk /photos folder. When that is done, I upload my zipped MR to the bulk/photos/releases folder. When I go to edit, I just choose one photo as the main file and choose the corresponding zipped MR to that?

I followed step by step the upload /ftp upload process as written but it’s very confusing. Is there a way I can just upload my MRs separately and place them somewhere so I can choose to apply them to a corresponding photo later?

I’m baffled by the process. I’m just not seeing something here :) Try, try again!

Hello again Jaren! Ok let let me see if I can shed some light on this one. If you are uploading photos via the FTP and you are adding them to the /bulk_import/photos/ folder, then you are on the right track.

Now lets say you have 10 photos, 2 have 4 models, and 2 have 1 model and 6 have 2 models, then all you would need to do is add the model releases (not zipped) for all of the models in that shoot into the /bulk_import/photos/model_releases/ folder. Now when you go to your PD dashboard and process your images, all of the model releases in that folder will be attached to all the images in the parent folder (where you had the 10 images)

Does that make sense? So basically, add all model releases (not zipped) into the /bulk_import/photos/model_releases/ to cover all models in the “photos” folder

You don’t actually see them, but they are attached and will satisfy the requirements.

Please let me know if you need a different/more coherent explanation ;)

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