I just have released v1.2.3 which fixes 123rf issues related to upload and statistics.
This version also fixes statistics representation for LuckyOliver.
Please follow the instruction http://www.prostockmaster.com/upgrade.htm to upgrade your software.
123rf guys have completely revamped their web site.
I have to issues an updated version of ProStockMaster to follow their changes. Hopefully, everything will be ready in one week – stay tuned.
Meanwhile, please do NOT try uploading to 123rf with the current software version – it is just a time waste, no files will be uploaded to 123rf web.
I will update this record when the upgrade will be available. Those of you who use ProStockMaster v1.2.1 or above will also get an automatic alert that the new version is available on our web – please follow the upgrade instructions.
As I wrote in my previous similar post regarding ShutterStock, I am working with some sites on implementing a stable API (interface) ProStockMaster – The Site. When this work will be completed we will hopefully never face this failures again. However, these things always take [much] more time that it was planned
UPDATE: The issue is fixed. The new version 1.2.2 is available for download. You can upgrade your software by following the upgrade notes listed here: http://www.prostockmaster.com/upgrade.htm
I also fixed a minor issue with some gibberish which was sometimes inserted in the generated keywords list and made the version update verification procedure a bit more reliable.
In short, get the new version and enjoy!
Due to the recent changes at ShutterStock web site there is a new issue with ShutterStock uploads. At the moment the files uploaded with ProStockMaster do not appear on the web site, so please do not upload your work to ShutterStock until the fix is available.
This issue will be fixed during the next few days. Hope the update version will be ready for download before the weekend. Those of you who use version 1.2.1 will be informed automatically on ProStockMaster’ start that the new update is available. If you have an older version please go to “Help->Software Updates…” menu and verify periodically if the update is already available.
I am negotiating with the few sites to establish and use a dedicated stable API that will eliminate such unpleasant situations in the future (some of them already have such API). As usual, these things take time. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding
UPDATE: iStockPhoto uploads are fixed, Fotolia staistics is tuned. All these in the latest release 1.2.1
Either upgrade http://www.prostockmaster.com/upgrade.htm or download http://www.prostockmaster.com/download.php to get the all latest fixes and changes.
Recently I was informed about a problem with iStockPhoto uploads. I am going to issues the fix in the next 24h – please stay tuned. If you have any question / suggestion please email me at support(at)prostockmaster(dot)com
And thanks to Martin who pointed me out to that problem!
So far only one problem was reported:
the application fails to install on non-English Mac OS X showing the message “Application failed: null”. This is due to the Sun’ bug discussed e.g. here: http://forum.java.sun.com/thread.jspa?threadID=444943&messageID=2622985
The same problem can be found on Windows with non-English locale running Java 1.4, but there is the fast fix – just upgrade your Java to version 1.5.
Java 1.5 Virtual Machine for Windows has this issue solved, but Mac’s Java 1.5 still has the bug.
The problem has been isolated and fixed and I will include it in the service pack, which hopefully will be released at the next week. The service pack will also include some new stuff, but this is a subject for the separate thread
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The Mac packaging is updated!
Now Mac version is packaged with native Mac bundler and finally ProStockMaster on Mac is delivered and installed like any other native Mac application.
I like Mac look & feel: http://www.prostockmaster.com/images/mac_main_screen.jpg – really cool Mac-native GUI.
First, we have switched from the email delivery to convenient HTTP download. You can download the software at http://www.prostockmaster.com/quick_download.php
Second, we have got a nice review in http://www.stockphotographer.info/ by Perry Corell
and I would agree with every word. Well, probably excluding the ‘CD’-related stuff, which has nothing to do with the security – just an issue that shall be solved (we have multiple reports on that, however we have problems to reproduce this behavior)
And the third and the last point is that more and more people request their evaluation copies.
And meanwhile, we started to prepare the Beta release which will include some additional functionality.
What will be there, you ask? Expect some nice surprises!
I have been asked multiple times a question like:
> Is it secure to enter my site’ user name and password into your application?
It’s a good question. Since you login to an Internet stock photo site with your user name and password, ProStockMaster shall know these parameters in order to login and properly upload images to your account on selected site. This is the only way the application can securely access your personal account on that site and upload images there.
If you are familiar with any FTP client, like Smart FTP or cuteFTP, it is exactly the same process.
The client asks for your credentials and then uploads your files on your behalf to some FTP site. ProStockMaster follows this approach and uses your credentials for proper login into a stock site and upload your work to your personal account. There is no other use for your credentials.
ProStockMaster hides and encrypts your sensitive information storing it locally, thus providing reasonable (however, not an “unbreakable”) level of security for your personal data. This level of security is comparable with the level of security you would expect to get from a typical FTP client or from your favorite web browser.
Just wanted to say thank you for all your great feedback we are getting via our ‘support’ email account.
I am so proud that you guys really like ProStockMaster application and find it nice and useful.
Thank you all who wrote us kindly words for our support services, we will continue to do our best providing you with even better software and better service.
Your words have a great value for us, please keep telling us what’s going on!
We have fixed some annoying problems discovered in Alpha version user interface and have added a few minor features.