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by Jakester » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:48 pm

Will there be a Mac OS X version of the Bulk loader?

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by mvs » Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:52 pm

Jakester wrote:Will there be a Mac OS X version of the Bulk loader?


Hi Jakester, sorry not very soon. I'm playing with the idea of a Lightroom Plugin though, which would be cross platform.

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MBPost now supported

by mvs » Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:53 pm

Hi all,

After a long hiatus I've uploaded a new version (1.0.0.6), which adds support for MBPost.com. In the file menu you can toggle a checkbox that will send your uploads there instead of Summitpost.org.

Also put some things in place for Gabriele's bulk detacher. The button is there but it doesn't work yet.

Thx,
--Michael

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Re: MBPost now supported

by visentin » Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:42 pm

mvs wrote:Hi all,
After a long hiatus I've uploaded a new version (1.0.0.6), which adds support for MBPost.com


Thanks, super ! I'll pass the information to MBPost if it's not done yet. Yes, it's regularly spammed but since few monthes we have a couple of good elves who do a good work.
True, MBPost needs above all more members, but who says more content will increase the chances to attract more cyclers.
And I'm tempted to say that the use of such bulk uploader is more pertinent on MBPost than SP for the reasons you mentionned (quality, etc etc ) as members tend to post whole series of pictures trails shots. The most pictures, the most albums, pages, etc so I think it will be all benefit for this site.

mvs wrote:Really, I want to see more Mountain, Area, Route, Trip Report pages. The people making that valuable content are investing a lot of time and I want to support that.
Thanks for all the suggestions and for using the program!
--Michael


I fully understand all the concerns you raised. Thanks again for all your efforts and I'll keep you informed of my next tries !
Eric

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Bulk Detacher

by mvs » Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:59 pm

At long last, Gabriele's feature request is in. I've uploaded version 1.0.0.7, which includes a Bulk Detacher feature. Simple paste the URL of the Summitpost search query you use to look at the objects you wish to detach into the text box on the Delete/Detach pane, and then multi-select those items you'd like to detach.

Gabriele, thanks for your patience, I'm sorry this took so ridiculously long! :)
--Michael

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Version 1.0.0.8 released

by mvs » Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:06 pm

Version 1.0.0.8 is released. It supports international characters, things like umlauts and accent marks. You can get it at the usual place here.

Special thanks to Selinunte01 for finding this issue!
--Michael

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by mvs » Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:17 am

Who hoo! I am on a roll (well, for me and the 2-3 people who care :lol:).

Version 1.0.0.9 is released. It supports something I wanted for a long time: Metadata in the JPEG file is read as title and description. This is consistent with a modern workflow for photographic post production: you work in an application such as Adobe Lightroom or Picasa, setting your title/description metadata directly into the file.

Now, when you drag a file with this information into the Summitpost Bulk Uploader, it is read automatically as title and description. You can, of course further customize the text from this point.

As usual, you can get the Summitpost Bulk Uploader by following the instructions here.

--Michael

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by mvs » Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:25 pm

sjarelkwint wrote:You're doing a great job, summer climbing season is over?


Yep! I have a little bit of "hobby time" again. :D

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by MoapaPk » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:49 pm

I agree DMT, that the general SP submission process is pretty arcane. I keep saying that I'll never submit another SP page, then I forget what a pain-in-the-@$$ it is, and discover all over again.

At least with the bulk uploader, I can get the photo titles and captions read from the jpg itself. I still have to put that info in the jpg, but it's a nice bit of documentation that stays with the photo file. At least I can see the photo while I put in the tags.

For the stuff you do, your practice of just embedding links in a message is fine with me.

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by mvs » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:49 pm

DMT, Moapa, thanks guys for the validation. You don't know how much it does for me. Programmers ARE lazy, especially me, but you guys and the handful of other folks out there who use this tool give me a lot of energy.

Hey DMT, you keep talking about phpbb, where is this gold mine of trip reports you write so easily? I just wanna read them. Can you put me on your list? You have a way with words and I want to enjoy.

Also, here are some other things I can do and want to do:

* Enter a page id (mountain, tr, whatever) and get a text list of all the pictures attached ready to insert as images in a page, along with captions pulled from the image pages. Kind of like what you get after finishing a bulk upload, only "on demand."

* A great idea from DMT: enter your TR in bulletin board format (you know, [url] and [img] and all that kind of stuff) and I'll convert it to html...images included. Simply paste n' go).

--Michael

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Version 1.0.0.10 released

by mvs » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:50 pm

Version 1.0.0.10 of the Bulk Uploader is released. It has a fix for that annoying bug where you get a messagebox telling you that some images couldn't be uploaded. Even though they were.

I also added a log file to diagnose any other strange web errors that might occur.

As usual, you can get the Summitpost Bulk Uploader from the article page here.

Thanks all,
--Michael

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by mvs » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:12 am

FortMental wrote:Just to keep things in perspective....loading an image to a google site (assuming you have an account) is a far bigger pain in the ass than using the bulk uploader. MVS did what google couldn't!?


Thanks, but it depends on the site! Well Google owns Picasa, right? That has a bulk uploader. Flickr has a dozen bulk uploaders. Heck, you can even bulk upload to Facebook from Lightroom. In general there is a rich constellation of tools like that scattered around.

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by neghafi » Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:30 pm

Thanks MVS
I guess you should be a programmer and so be familiar with open source programs.
Some guys here may not rely on a blackbox and putting their password to it.
I thought if possible to provide the source code so that people can compile it themselves it'd be much more better, specially you said this is not an official tool.
Just like other open source projects, other people may help to develop next generation of it, or port it to other platforms (*nix, mac, ...) or scripting languages (java, perl,...)

Anyway thanks for sharing and this is just a raw idea.

(hint: if anyone probably wants to be sure about password safety, can use a sand-box)

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by WouterB » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:00 pm

Without the bulk uploader, I'd NEVER have come round to writing a trip report about my [url]=http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/573944/toubkal-10-11-2009.htmltoubkal trip[/url].

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by mvs » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:11 pm

Hi Neghafi,

For sure, I think I mentioned the open source idea somewhere earlier in the thread or on another thread. I dropped that idea (for now) just because the elves were very cautious of the technology being used to spam the site. So, I've plugged in various controls for them. For example, they can (simply by editing one page) ban a particular user from using the tool. They can (or I can) force an upgrade to patch a security hole.

As an open source tool, that minimal protection would be very easily set aside. Of course a motivated "hacker" could side-step things whether they have the source or not, but it shouldn't be incredibly easy for them.

Recently, the Elves have relaxed their earlier stance regarding this tool. For almost a year, it was kind of a "black market" tool anyway. But they saw that the world didn't come to an end, people are using it responsibly, and so it was okay to let the tool go on the front page. I appreciate their trust and understand why they move conservatively. Therefore, I wouldn't make the tool open source without serious consideration, in a way that allows them to preserve some of the protections currently programmed into the tool despite outside changes.

I'm looking into a Mac port via Silverlight, but it's just in the planning stages. Obviously, what the tool does isn't rocket science. In fact it started as a Python script that just took a day or two to make. So as a programmer yourself you could easily improve on it, even without the source.

All the best,
--Michael
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