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BigStock, 123rf, Dreamstime, Fotolia improvements in v1.7.3

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This release fixes login and upload of stock photos to Bigstock and 123rf . It also fixes  Dreamstime and Fotloia microstock sales statistics. We took off Stockxpert microstock site due to their merge with iStockphoto.

CanStockPhoto – sales stats for every stock image at your fingertips, better security and reliability

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ProStockMaster microstock software v1.7.2 now works with CanStockPhoto via our proprietary PSM API. From now on all microstock contributors can track their microstock sales and download stats for every stock photograph or an illustration submitted to CanStockPhoto with ProStockmaster microstock tool.
All data is transferred over HTTPS, which significantly improves the communication security between the microstock photography agency and the stock photographer’s computer.

Many thanks to Duncan Enman, CEO of CanStockPhoto and his great team for making this possible.

Today: moving the web site to a different hosting provider

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Today we are moving the web to a different hosting provider. During the next 24 hours some of PSM services such as keywords suggestion can work sporadically or do not work at all. Hopefully, all the transfer will go smooth and we will be up and running again very soon. The DNS change propagation takes 24-48 hours (less in North America, more for the rest of the word), so maximum in 48 hours all the changes will be adopted by DNS servers worldwide and you will be able to work with the site and with ProStockMaster as usual.

We do this change because we are continuously looking to improve our services and add more web and application features and we need an infrastructure which can support them all.
Sorry for the inconvenience

Faster ProStockMaster, the microstock software for a stock photographer

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We have just released a new Windows package with no embedded Java.
It is a much smaller download – just about 6 MB instead of 19 MB, and it works with your pre-installed Java.

You must have an installed Java on your machine in order to run PSM with this installation! If you are not sure if you got any Java, go to Windows “Start” menu, select “Run” and type in “cmd”.
A DOS-style shell window opens. Type in

java -version

on the command prompt. If you get something like this


java version “1.6.0_12”
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_12-b04)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 11.2-b01, mixed mode, sharing)

it means that you have some Java installed. It is highly recommended to upgrade your Java to the latest version using MS Windows Control Panel prior to starting the application. The minimum required JVM version is 1.5.12.

Since modern Java 6 on Windows is faster than the previous JVM version we bundle with PSM, with the new packaging and with the latest JVM ProStockMaster will run faster! Also, many GUI-related issues are fixed in Java 6, so various skins work faster and behave more stable in JVM 6.

The new PSM packaging also fixes some weird but relatively rare problems with Windows Vista 32-bit/64-bit pre-installed JVMs. If PSM refuses to start on your Windows machine with the bundled Java try this ‘unbundled’ installation package.

Note that ProStockMaster version did not change. It is the same v1.6.0 we have released last month.

If you wish to ‘upgrade’ your existing 1.6 installation with the new packaging, taking the advantage of faster PSM with your latest JVM just get the the setup file and install PSM in the same folder where the previous version resides.

Actually, it’s a ‘back to future’ packaging since we have started the distribution this way. Then we switched to bundled JVM to avoid support issues related to improper Java installations and JVM functioning. Now we came back to that, bring you now both the ‘bundled’ and the ‘unbundled’ packages, so you can choose the package that works better for you.

Installation packages: Worldwide | North America

Introducing a new license type: Basic License ($29.99)

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We introduce a new license type: the Basic License ($29.99) , which gives a stock contributor an unlimited set of features for 3 months. The Basic license can not be renewed / upgraded.

The license previously known as “Unlimited” is now called “Pro”. Pro license has no expiration period.
The support and software upgrades services for Pro license can be renewed for $39.99 annually.

Microstock photography for Linux

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I am happy to say that we keep pioneering the stock photography software market by introducing ProStockMaster for Linux. Since the latest v1.5.1, the first in the world desktop software for a contributing stock photographer is available for the Linux photographers too!
Linux is now just another part in our standard delivery packages and the Linux binaries can be downloaded at our download page – along with Windows and Mac installation packages.

Linux user can easily keyword their stock photos using built-in keywords suggestion tools, upload all stock images at once to the top microstock sites and track their sell statistics per a stock photography agency.

v1.5 of microstock contributors’ tool is released!

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Both Windows and Mac OS X versions of our microstock contribution tool are available for download from our web site.
We are still working on the documentation set and sites changes following the new release.

Using this opportunity, I would like to thank all the volunteering beta-testers that participated in v1.5 tests. Derek, Terry, Les, Arik, Bob, Sergei, Tomash, Alex, Nick, Francis, Ricky, Andy, Xavier and all the rest of ProStockMaster supporters in Europe, Americas, Australia, Asia – thank you all guys for the great work and wonderful feedback. Together we did it again – an innovative and unique product designed and developed specifically for stock photographers.

v1.5 Beta released!

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Yesterday we have released v1.5 Beta for Mac OS X. Windows version has been released a few days ago and the feedback I receive is very complimentary meanwhile.

So far so good. It’s the time to get more things done.
While we are collecting the feedback and fixing issues in v1.5 it is a good time to fill in another hole, starting the new project: explanations and documentation for v1.5.
As a beginning, I am thinking of making a few online “how-to” lessons that will be used later as a base for the online guide for PSM.

I believe that we have created a very powerful microstock tool which can boost your revenues to another level while saving hours of your worktime working with multiple online stock photography agencies. However, all these is correct only if the photographer knows how to get the most out of our software.

I really want to show what you can do with PSM v1.5. In this blog the things will probably come in the “back” order, from the most complex stuff to the simplest things, just because I am very keen to show here the most interesting stuff first. We will put all the “how-to”-s in the right order on our web later on, taking the reader step-by-step from the simplest operations to the more complex stuff.

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