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Rich Franco

11 Days Ago

5000+ Images!!!

Hello to All!

Just finished uploading a "few" images and now at 5005 images!

Last few days starting on March 4th and then about every other day or so, uploaded a bunch. 2 days uploaded 76 and then 79! NO ISSUEs at all! Total over 5 days, 245. The ONLY issue was the last day and the last few images, got the "Opps, only A-Z" message, even though no symbols other than letters and numbers. Re-typed them in and were accepted!

My "speed" here fluctuates from about mid-40's to mid-70's, so seems that is enough. Most images were uploaded when finished took about 35-55 seconds. NONE were rejected, but do have one that the thumbnail is a tiny box, but if you click on it, the image does come up. So that will be replaced.

Even snuck in, unintentionally, a 26.23 MB image, which was accepted. The system did choke on a 27.2 mb file and had to re-size that one.

ONLY used the "Multip[le Uploader" throughout this process, even when only uploading one image.

Hope this helps somebody and those that KNOW this stuff, might add any info they have, why this worked for me and others here have an issue.

Used Chrome for uploads and AOL was opened to copy and paste image info for images that were variations of each other....sunflowers, camellias,etc.

Rich

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Abbie Shores

11 Days Ago

Thanks, Rich

 

Rich Franco

11 Days Ago

Abbie,

Hope this helps somehow,

Rich

 

Jeff Folger

11 Days Ago

I have to ask, you are writing 1-2 paragraphs for each image and each description is unique to itself???

This is what each of mine are and I can usually find time to churn out 3-5 in a day because each image gets it's own story. Maybe you are doing it and you are just so fast and I'm slow. Don was talking in a different discussion about 200+ in a day... but i dont look to see what kind of description he or you have. I'm at work so I can't take the time...
Or do you have let's say five Daisy's and the description is yellow daisy in summer and repeat the 5 times done?
I'm just curious and in awe of 79 in a day...

 

VIVA Anderson

11 Days Ago

Thanks, Rich, for good news, success story,positivity..........5,000 Wow.............bonne chance.........V.

 

Don Northup

11 Days Ago

I can usually get 75-100 or so in an hour but the descriptions (a couple of paragraphs or so) are the same (or almost the same) on the images in the specific collections. The images in the collections are similar, and I intend on eventually spending a lot of time going back and making each description unique for Big G.

I put up almost 3000 images in the past 6 weeks or so and plan on sending up a few thousand more before tackling the unique descriptions. I would rather do them all at once as I like to stay in a rhythm. Descriptions are not that easy for me as I do not have places to describe and a lot of my stuff is abstract. I have a lot of certain subjects so those descriptions are all going to be similar anyway.

Keywords, unique titles, and descriptions are all added in a desktop microstock tool and Zoner Studio (I use it when I don't need to use Lightroom). The keywords are usually similar, and they always apply, but each image may have a different keyword or two as I add those when I am making the unique titles and then I batch in the rest.

I don't know why people are having issues with the multi-image uploader. The only thoughts that come to mind are these:

--> Slow upload speed

Check your speed here:

https://www.speedtest.net/

Download speed does not matter it's the upload speed that counts here. Personally, I get somewhere near 200Mbps down and 30Mbps up. If you are getting only 1 or 2Mbps up maybe the upload screen/session is timing out or whatever.

--> Some sort of popup blocker, setting, or program on your machine that is screwing up the process.

--> Taking too long to fill in titles, descriptions, and keywords.

I don't have any issues with the multi-image uploader on different browsers so it seems like something must be going on with the user's upload speed or their machine. I don't know though and I am not privy to any log files that FAA has to investigate the individual issues.

 

Well, that is a major milestone. Congratulations.

 

Rich Franco

11 Days Ago

Jeff,

Unlike most of your images, many of mine are the same, B&W,Topaz version and then the straight version. ALL the descriptions are the same and I add a number to the title on each one, which I HOPE is enough fro Uncle Google to see there is a difference!

Next to a root canal, this is about the same experience, when doing 3-4 hours of uploading. But like hitting your head against the wall, feels good when I stop!!! LOL!

Ms. V,

You know me, not shy about stating the good stuff or the weak stuff here.....this is very good to me!

Don,

Good stuff to learn! Do you think adding a new number to each title, is enough fro Google to not be "cornfused"....???

Rich

 

Don Northup

11 Days Ago

Rich,

Google does not like duplicate page titles. Not sure about adding the number...you may want to rethink that strategy.

Each title is a bit more unique on mine... If the images are similar then I add the color or style or something else into the title prior to uploading.

Google won't rank the pages as well without unique descriptions, especially with almost identical titles. It would help if we could set our own alt and title tags.

 

Mike Savad

11 Days Ago

i'm up to 3643 images so far. which includes over 440 colorized images. they all have unique stories. i have to pace myself or i'll build up too much stress. and if i get too stressed, hulk smash and break things. and i don't like that.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Edward Fielding

11 Days Ago

I go slow and easy. At most 10 in a day.

Lately even slower as each gets a special send off with a blog, a tweet a pin etc.

 

Lise Winne

11 Days Ago

I can't imagine uploading that many images. I'm a painter, not a photographer (though I dabble), and paintings take a long time to complete.

 

RD Erickson

11 Days Ago

Well, I have more images that Mike (LOL) but not many more. 2,836 here and 834 on my other premium abstract account. I have very seldom ever uploaded more than 4 or 5 in a day - but then my abstract art has pretty much stopped and I'm having a difficult time finding 'new things' to photograph. I'm beginning to find flowers and sunset/sunrises boring - even if they are still beautiful. In all the years I've been here - I think I've only had a problem uploading once or twice.

 

Abbie Shores

11 Days Ago

I upload about 5 a year lol

Edited.... Actually it works out at around 31 a year. Not too shabby

 

Rich Franco

11 Days Ago

Bill,

Yes, big deal for ME! I remember when I first hit 1000, back when the dinosaurs roamed the Earth...LOL!

Don,

Here's the issue, uploaded about 50 images of different Sunflowers, some blooming, some just getting ready to open,etc., almost impossible to use your "recipe" and try to add something different to each title,description,keyword group! Would still be typing as we speak! LOL! Not sure what a simple solution is. Same with my cars, will upload maybe 8 images of the same car, just different angles,B&W,Topaz,etc.

Mike,

Yeah, your stuff does take a lot more time than my stuff.

Edward,

WOW! 6022! No slouch! Nice bus.....

Lise,

Yes, apples and oranges here. As an example, I can go in my backyard and create 40-50 images in less than 1 hour! Usually less, then each image needs to be "touched", maybe another 15-30 minutes each and then upload! So, overall, this batch of images might have invested time of 15-24 hours, still at the end of the day(S), have 40-50 images!

Rich

 

Rich Franco

11 Days Ago

RD,

Still a good investment for me, gets me some "beer money"....LOL!

Abbie,

30+ NEW paintings a year, pretty damn GOOD! And you have other things that take some time from your day too, from what I've heard...LOL!

Rich

 

David King

11 Days Ago

I hit 1000 images last week, That would be an average of about 240/yr however about 800 of those images were uploaded in the last 2 1/2 years. I can't say from my experience however that more images = more sales.

 

Mike Savad

11 Days Ago

i find i make about 4 a week, either kind. mostly because i can easily distract myself with other things. photos usually don't take long, but i end up looking for more black and whites, or catching up on things that i didn't do when i was doing something else.

i can create images, but i'm more selective. on typical trips i shoot about 800 pictures a day, though if its photographically dense, its more like 400-500 an hour. though many are hdr. i don't post them all though. many are the same things from different angles, i only post more if i sell em.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Angie Tirado

11 Days Ago

I typically don't add more than about 25-50 images per year to my account. I typically will use the multi-uploader and don't have issues unless my internet is lagging. I cannot imagine posting that much work! I certainly don't shoot enough to even come close to that.

I also, will delete an image here and there for one reason or another. I am at 430 images now, and would like to clean my profile up even more. But I think about doing it way more than I actually do. I probably wouldn't have anything to show, if I did it as much as I would like to. LOL

 

Don Northup

11 Days Ago

I wish I did not need to upload so many. I started shooting seriously in 2003 and started with digital art shortly thereafter. Unfortunately, I did not start uploading here until 6 weeks ago or so.

 

Mike Savad

11 Days Ago

if i did the math its like 280 a year, but some of those are side by sides, so like 220 a year? something like that. it used to be more like 400 photos/hdr a year.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Ira Marcus

11 Days Ago

Congrats on your 5K milestone! In two years I have a little over 1000 images. When I first joined I wasn't putting on descriptions, because I didn't realize they mattered. I go back from time to time to add descriptions. When I started I would do 20 or so a day using the multiple image uploader. After I got my first few hundred up I started uploading once every few weeks doing 5 to 10 at a time. I could do 5 with the multiple uploader in about a half hour. Now I upload a lot less frequently and only do one or two at a time, using the individual image uploader. Had too many issues with the multiple uploader, but those issues might have been on my end with a slow internet speed.

 

Rich Franco

11 Days Ago

David,

If you have a "niche" like barns or cars or something, then the numbers do help. I uploaded a 100+ of flowers that probably will never see the light of day! But I enjoy shooting them and get better at that every time....

Mike,

Whatever you're doing, seems to be working for you!

Angie,

You have some nice images over at your place, Mi-Ki is sweet! We all move at our own pace! Maybe someday, you'll just pick up a camera and go "hunting"!

Don,

Great work over there! I'll be watching for you in my rear view mirror....LOL!

Ira,

You're probably where I was, in my first year or so. Then, as I got more time, began to work a little harder and then, sales sorta "inspired" me even MORE!!! LOL!

Rich

 

David King

11 Days Ago

"If you have a "niche" like barns or cars or something, then the numbers do help."

So when does that kick in, at 5000? I don't think I'll ever get there. I have more than 500 transportation related images now, I sold one last year. I don't foresee adding more than 300-500/yr, or none if the uploader doesn't work. lol

 

Rose Santuci-Sofranko

10 Days Ago

Wow, congrats! I'm still just under 2,000!

 

Rich Franco

10 Days Ago

David,

Can only relate to my images and quantity. Sales have improved based, I think on "volume" of choices I offer!

There is a woman artist here, that I often refer to as the Kween of KARS, that has over 14,000+ images of cars and I KNOW her sales are through the roof! I'm chasing her.....Of course, her images are amazing, but the "inventory" helps!

Rose SoFranco,

Slowly and surely wins the race!

Rich

 

Rose Santuci-Sofranko

10 Days Ago

LOL, I love when you type my last name like that to match your last name. Cute!

 

Rich Franco

10 Days Ago

Rose,

Oh, I'm a CUTIE alright!!! LOL!

Rich

 

Jack Torcello

7 Days Ago

Could Elon Musk build a stop on the Hyperloop at FAA Towers?
I could then spend the 6 hours saved uploading by making great art!!! :)

 

Rich Franco

7 Days Ago

Jack,

Will call and ask and let YOU know...

Rich

 

Cathy Lindsey

1 Day Ago

July last year I had about 1400. I had not uploaded in four years. I did not market my work at all. I was working really hard promoting my work when I had a life changing event and just stopped. I kept taking pictures... kept taking trips... but no uploads. Sales slowed down but would still have some sales come through. I am now at 6800. It has been a stress reliever for me and I have become addicted! I have neglected descriptions and need to work on that. My sales have increased... but I am selling all the older photos... none of the newer uploads! Hopefully in 5 years they will start selling!

 

Rich Franco

1 Day Ago

Cathy,

WOW! A LOT of work! Make sure that you're uploading images as GOOD as your older images and not just quantity! That might be a reason for less sales than your older stuff!

Rich

 

Cathy Lindsey

1 Day Ago

Rich,

I'm working on being creative and changing things up a bit. I've got some of my best work in those uploads... and I'm also working on more digital art. Hopefully it will pay off.

Cathy

 

Cuiava Laurentiu

1 Day Ago

I have 565 pictures
on average i loaded 2 images a day
in no day I uploaded more than 10 images
each picture has a dashing title but the description is not good
each picture has pins and twitter
I have 43,000 visits in 10 months
an average of 140 visits a day
god knows how many boots
sales are left to be expected

 

JC Findley

1 Day Ago

Congrats Rich! 5K is a LOT of images.

I am sitting on just over 4500 and 5K is my working goal for now. My original goal was to have more than Mike as I remember thinking WOW, 1200 is a LOT when he showed up. (As you said, dinosaurs were roaming then.)

I stay away from straight car shots because of you and JR. Yalls work is fantastic and I know I do not have the passion for the subject to compete. I might add a name I didn't know was DP and his stuff is just downright amazing as well. Yall control those islands and I have NO intention of trying to storm those beaches. (I tend to look at markets like the Pacific Command looked at Islands in WWII. Do I NEED that island for strategic purposes or should I just bypass it. A silly game I suppose but one that helps me focus. Being in Texas I NEED a strong beachhead at the very least in the bluebonnet market even if it is heavily defended. I will send every Marine I have against it or in other words will spend a month burning myself out on the subject. Now, an old abandoned truck IN bluebonnets, that is a car market I can attack.

I really shouldn’t type before I am fully caffeinated but one way or the other, congrats Rich.

 

Leslie Montgomery

1 Day Ago

WOW Rich that is an accomplishment! I thought I was doing pretty good at one a day and then promote promote promote. Sometimes I add 2 and occasionally 3 but that is it.

Do you add your work to groups at all? I can't imagine you belong to so many groups that you aren't sending multiple images to the same group at one time without upsetting the group admin.

 

Jeff Folger

1 Day Ago

@Leslie, due to a coding change a year or two back you as an admin have control over that. Once I set the limit per day. The artist can try to submit however many images they want but any submissions over the number I set as the group admin will be ignored.

So I can submit as many as I want to a group, assuming the admin has set a limit, they wont see more than the limit...

I hope this helps.

 

Leslie Montgomery

1 Day Ago

Yes Jeff, thank you. That does help. I have been worried that I am upsetting group admins if I over submit images but it is sometimes hard to keep track of where you shared what when you upload multiple images. It makes me feel safer to multi upload knowing this.

 

Rich Franco

1 Day Ago

Cathy,

You seem to know the "recipe"! Good Luck!

Cuiava,

Nice Paintings! Yeah, you need to work on the descriptions and keywords, for our friend, Mr. Google and also for any searches here. Maybe even the Bio, from what I understand about searches here on FAA....

JC,

I KNOW!!! When I first started, I think I was chasing Mike too! AND I know, I'll NEVER catch up to JR! Many great car people here, but my logic is to overwhelm them with QUANTITY! LOL!!! I know YOU will ACOMPLISH THAT MISSION!!! Good Luck!(stay away from cars)....LOL!

Leslie,

Great start! Not really a "group" kinda guy. I do send images to contests, but usually forget to vote and never ask others to vote, which I should do.When I get a "bucket" of images, mostly of the same subject, like cars or recently, sunflowers, I just sit here until I'm done! May take a few hours. AND I've got a HUGE backlog of images that I need to work on, 1,000 or more, and of course, then there's that LIFE thing that keeps getting in the WAY!!! LOL!

Jeff, great stuff over at your place!

Rich

 

Rich Franco

1 Day Ago

Here's my "recipe" for uploading a bunch of images at one sitting. I usually get a lot of the same images in a folder for upload, my "For Faa" folder on my desktop. When the folder gets bulging, I get ready.

If I am uploading a LOT of the same images, like "sunflowers" or 1957 Chevys, I will have a email that I create, with the "title,description and keywords" labled "Keywords" that I save for later, when I upload the same type of images. Each car has it's own keyword email that is saved and for example, sunflowers, will have a "general" keyword email and then I add the specific type of sunflower and also the LATIN name and family of that type of sunflower.

So then I open the "multiple uploader" and upload the file/image. ONCE that image is up, I then upload the next image and begin to cut and paste the title,keywords and description, as the new upload is working. Usually by the time the second upload is there, I've finished the first one and then proceed to the next upload, #3 and then fill in #2, and so forth! I have recently added a numerical to my titles, so 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 107, which I HOPe helps with Google to see this is slightly different than 1957 Chervolet Bel Air 106!

This goes pretty fast and as I posted above, have done 76 and 79 at one sitting....long sitting....LOL!

Then I save the new "keyword" email and will use it later, when I have more cars/sunflowers,etc., to upload.

Hope this helps....

Rich

 

Cathy Lindsey

1 Day Ago

Rich,

Thank you! I have got the keywords going on... usually use all 500 characters! Descriptions and BIO I need to work on...

Cathy

 

Rich Franco

1 Day Ago

Cathy,

Good Luck!

Rich

 

Steven Ross

2 Hours Ago

Congratulations!

 

Mary Bedy

1 Hour Ago

Good going, Rich.

At the moment, I have 7415. Like a lot of people, though, a lot of my images uploaded at the same time have the same description. I have a keywords worksheet for my ships and a keywords worksheet for my other images and when there's a series, it's a lot faster to cut and paste. Even so, sometimes I'll look for my work in the general search with a kind of unique keyword for that subject and I'm often mortified to figure out when it doesn't show up, I forgot that obvious keyword. One of these days I'll have to spend some time looking through them, but with over 7000 images now, that would take some dedication. Oh, well, we just keep chugging along.

 

Rich Franco

40 Minutes Ago

Mary,

WOW! I'm hoping maybe in a year from now, that many images! Have a TON of stuff to work on and that takes time too!

Rich

 

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