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Request For New FTP Upload Facility  
User currently offlineA380-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3456 times:

Hi everyone,

Ok...what I would really like...and what would really help me to upload shots more efficiently is a facility that would allow me to 'pre-upload' shots to the airliners.net server by FTP in batch mode. I could then, at a later time, use the regular upload pages but, rather than browsing for the shot on my local machine, be able to specify shots previously uploaded to an FTP holding area (ideally one such area per photographer) allowing me to enter the details for each shot without waiting for each shot to upload.

For photographers with slower connections this would be really useful...so how about it Johan?

Keep up the good work.
Dean Barnes

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User currently offlineA380-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3398 times:

Hi everyone...sorry for pushing this to the top again but I can't believe no-one else could benefit from this facility...

Does anyone have anything to add?


User currently offlineEDIpic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3393 times:

Good idea Dean.

Presuming that the FTP settings are simple to tune.
Behind firewalls: it can be awkward.
If it's a system that works anywhere, go for it.



User currently offlineJared From United States of America, joined May 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3394 times:

Heh, http://www.shutterfly.com is a photo site but they have a browser plugin where you can drag all the files you want to upload into the browser window then submit them all at once.

I also think this would be a helpful addition to the site.

Any sort of batch-uploading kind of thing.

User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3373 times:

We would need to be careful with a system like this. We could have users preparing massive uploads then hitting the "go" button, leaving the scripts to upload continuously. This would lead to.......

a) Massive numbers of possibly meaningless(?) photos for the admins to sort through and

b) Huge bandwidth problems preventing us from using the site.

I'm sure that it would benefit some of the real dedicated uploaders, but it would also encourage the casual user to upload masses.

Remember that while you are filling out the upload page info in between each uploaded file, the bandwidth to A.net is available to others to use.


User currently offlineNight Hawk From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3362 times:

I agree with Craigy. As nice an idea as it is, some restrictions would need to be in place if it were to be implemented, mainly the number of images that can be uploaded at any one time, say 10 maximum, If im not wrong, most images that ppl upload to here are in the vicinity of 150-200k in size each so you'd be uploading around 1.5-2 Mb of images in one go, on a 33.6 modem like Im on (unfortunately) this will take 10-15 mins to upload. No one person should be allowed to have more than 10 images in this ftp server at one time or they are limited to x number of images per day to control the bandwith.

Its a nice idea but at the moment it isnt a priority, the upload que is more important at the moment, leave Johan to work that one out first then move onto something else, maybe this idea.



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