FOTOFINDER has an upload concept, allowing the supplier to transfer the images he is selling via the portal or in a shop into the Fotofinder database only once.1. Incorporating the picture files
2. The Picture: Technical Data
3. File names
4. The FTP Upload
5. Image maintenance in the Editor
Depending on your technical connection you have to upload HiRes or LowRes files:
|HiRes files||size between DIN A4 and DIN A3 by 300dpi|
|LowRes flies||approximately 1.000 pixel on the largest angle|
Basic requirement for a connection between external databases and FOTOFINDER is a minimum bandwith (connection speed) of 2000 Kbit/s Upstream towards FOTOFINDER.
During the upload process, the FOTOFINDER system creates several versions of the submitted picture in various resolutions.
|Thumbnail||180 Pixel longest angle, for display in the searchresult|
|Layout||500 - 630 Pixel longest angle, for Preview display with description|
|Preview||600 Pixel longest angle, 72 dpi, available for download|
|Colour mode||always RGB, no CMYK|
|Filesize||HiRes max. 10 MB|
|Format||Only JPG's are imported into the database, file formats like TIFF, RAW, etc. are not processed.|
|Compression||Please compress files just as much as necessary to be sure not to exceed the maximum file size of 10 MB.|
For the administration of the database, the identification of pictures, and to avoid duplicates etc. the naming of pictures should be done systematically.
|Characters||Use alphabetic characters from A to Z and numbers|
|Decollator||As decollator you can use a hyphen (-) or an underscore (_)|
|Filenames||Max. allowed characters for filenames: 26 ( incl. '.jpg')|
The pictures are transferred to the import-server (http://import.fotofinder.net) by FTP. Therefore each contributing supplier receives a user name and password.
The pictures need to be transferred as single files (not within folders) into the "import" directory.
The import process starts automatically as soon as the first picture has been uploaded. First of all the quality check takes place, afterwards the additional versions of the pictures are generated and the IPTC header is read and stored. A successfully imported file will vanish from the FTP import folder. In case an error occurs the file concerned will be shifted into a new created folder named 'error'.
The following errors can occur:
|Duplicate||Exactly the same image is already imported.|
|IPTC_error||The IPTC header is corrupt. The file couldn't be read.|
|too_big||The file size does not meet the FOTOFINDER standards.|
|too_small||The file size does not meet the FOTOFINDER standards.|
Imported files are available within minutes through the FOTOFINDER portal. Potential delays may result from huge upload capacities. You will be informed by an automatically generated e-mail, if errors occured.
The metadata of all uploaded images can be edited in a web-based tool under:
Deletions as well as customer rights and country rights can be adminstrated here.
These technical advices are consistently checked on correctness and necessity. Continous asking about updates is adviced. The upload of huge amounts of images into FOTOFINDER or conversion from other archive systems often can be simplified by certain methods and programs. Please ask us, we will be happy to help.
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