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HudsonNights
December 16th, 2004, 07:15 PM
i am looking for a solution to sell photos, something like istockphoto.com
i was wondering if there is a mod for photopost to do so?

or if there is something in the works?

Michael P
December 16th, 2004, 07:25 PM
We're working on a photo printing service, but don't have a system for selling photos (yet).

HudsonNights
December 16th, 2004, 08:24 PM
i have found ktools.net, but there software does not do everything i wish it to do, could you please keep me informed about that if you do start to work on it.

thank again
kev

criscokid
January 7th, 2005, 01:01 PM
PrintButton is photo printing and selling solution... "PrintButton" bolts on sophisticated e-commerce and print ordering facilities. For more information visit www.printbutton.com

cognaccola
January 8th, 2005, 06:58 PM
Hello,

I've noticed this older post.

www.vitaya.info. Paypal integration into Photopost PHP.

It is very easy to install and gives possibility to work with subscriptions or one time payments for users who want to register.

It actually is not ment to sell photos but more of payed access for member.

dkmulford
February 12th, 2005, 06:45 PM
Your vitaya link didn't work. You sure this is the correct address? I'd like to see the Paypal integration.

DM



Hello,

I've noticed this older post.

www.vitaya.info. Paypal integration into Photopost PHP.

It is very easy to install and gives possibility to work with subscriptions or one time payments for users who want to register.

It actually is not ment to sell photos but more of payed access for member.

cognaccola
February 12th, 2005, 10:23 PM
Redoing some stuff on the site. Maybe we should make an announcement then everybody knows, hehe. Yeah it works great but ONLY on pp standalone for those who don't wanna go vb yet (anyway we got recurring billing vb does not yet). Ok, folks hope ppl can find this link so I don't have to reply every post :d, Next week vitaya will be back online.

scubapr5
April 24th, 2005, 10:42 PM
Anything in the works for being able to sale printed photos for our members/users?

I think this will work out great and alot of members would use it if we can sell printed photo for a good price.

Michael P
May 17th, 2005, 10:47 PM
I can't find a single photo printing service that takes photos from an external cart - shutterfly closed down the C4P program. Anyone know of anyone offering this kind of service? Sounds like several who started out doing it no longer offer this and expect you to upload your photos onto their servers into your own albums first.

criscokid
May 18th, 2005, 03:06 AM
With PrintButton (http://www.printbutton.com/) photos only get uploaded after the order has been placed.

kevinrstruck
May 20th, 2005, 11:58 AM
Ktools seems nice but it would not work witih PP, at least I do not think it will, also, it is not setup to allow your users to add photos and sell them and then track that. It is setup more for a one person stock photo type site.

PRINTBUTTON is nice but only for those in the UK. I would think the cost of shipping the finished product internationally would eat at your profits. Looks easy to setup though and those in the UK might find it to be a great option.

This type of thing is something my users have been asking for since I opened shop about three years ago. It would be a huge selling point for PP and any company willing to partner with PP could see a big bump in sales being the sole printing partner.

I hope it is something the PP guys can figure out!

kevinrstruck
May 20th, 2005, 12:24 PM
Michael - Have you checked out:

http://www.millerslab.com

They may be able to help you out...

codfather
August 23rd, 2005, 05:41 AM
Yes anything like this would be very useful. So printbutton does not integrate with PP?

kevinrstruck
August 23rd, 2005, 09:21 AM
I think this is no longer a PP future feature. It seems like the idea has died.

Michael P
August 23rd, 2005, 03:14 PM
Well, the code is all there; its still an issue of finding companies willing to take orders via our software.

codfather
August 31st, 2005, 07:05 AM
I'm sure there must be a company out there - it could be very good business for them and greatly enhance your potential userbase. I'll certainly keep my eye out...

K

jtreadway
January 20th, 2006, 04:04 PM
Digibug just came out with an API very similar to C4P, but with a specific emphasis on selling your photos. We have created a contribution to Gallery for printing (and one for Coppermine too) and would like to work with someone to create one for PhotoPost as soon as possible. It would allow PhotoPost admins to set their own prices and control their profits. You can learn about it at www.digibug.com/digibugapi/. It's similar to C4P (API-wise), but you control branding, pricing, products, etc. Much more powerful and flexible.

John (jtreadway at digibug) - please contact me!
Disclosure note - "shameless plug"

kevinrstruck
January 20th, 2006, 04:11 PM
So, this is a type of plugin or something? Can you explain how it works?

This is something that I have been waiting for for a couple years. It would be great if it works.

I would love to see it happen.

boatdesign
January 21st, 2006, 02:00 AM
Awesome news John!

I think if I were using photopost to sell my photos, I would want the full-size version for optimal printing at the largest purchasable size (8 x 10, 11 x 14, 12 x 18 @254, 300, xxx? dpi?) and would want these protected unless the user purchased them as prints (so people couldn't just download the high resolution versions and print them themselves)

jtreadway
January 29th, 2006, 10:49 PM
It's fairly straightforward. An HTML form post to our server would contain thumbnail and hi-res image URLs along with information that identifies you and the pricing for the photos. It's documented at www.digibug.com/digibugapi/

Check it out or email jtreadway $AT$ digibug

John

criscokid
January 30th, 2006, 04:56 AM
Well, the code is all there; its still an issue of finding companies willing to take orders via our software.
From the Photopost 5.3 release announcement:
Order Photos. This functionality has been removed and is no longer supported.

My understanding of this is due to Photopost not being able to find companies willing to take orders via Photopost?

If this is the case can we please at least have a 'manual purchase photo' process? What I mean is that the site owner has the ability to sell photos from his Photopost site but is the one responsible for dealing with their preferred shop or online photo company to fulfill the order and post it to the customer.

dustinto
March 14th, 2006, 08:45 PM
I would like this.

It would just need to send all the users info along with the picture to an email address.

Bill Thebert
April 30th, 2006, 10:40 PM
I don't need integration with an online photo printing service (e.g., smugmug, shutterfly, etc.). I'm perfectly content to manage my own supply chain, procure prints from my own sources, etc.

I still need, however, a built-in PRINT SALES facility within PhotoPost. My requirements/desires for such an interface would include:

1) Allow me to specify WHICH photos are available for sale. (Not all posted images are currently offered in printed form.)

2) Allow me to specify WHICH print sizes are available -- on a gallery-by-gallery basis, plus with override ability at the individual image level. (Not all images are able to be printed at all sizes -- owing to both aspect ratio and resolution constraints.)

3) Allow me to specify PRICING for each available print size -- on a gallery-by-gallery basis, plus with override ability at the individual image level.

4) Integration with an online payment processor (PayPal comes to mind). I don't necessarily need item-by-item integration with a PayPal-provided shopping cart; although that wouldn't be a problem if it happens to be the easiest way to solve the problem. I would, however, like to see feedback FROM the PayPal process to the PhotoPost database -- marking each order as properly paid. (Much like vBulletin databases are updated as a result of a successful PayPal transaction.)

5) Provide me an administrative back-end to view a summary of orders, and to mark orders as fulfilled/shipped or not. (Or better yet, a specific ship date.) Allow me to view just pending orders, or just completed orders. Allow me to locate an order by customer name (fuzzy search -- customer name CONTAINS "xyz").

Things offered by other online printing facilities (e.g., smugmug) which I definitely DO NOT need or desire:

1) The ability for users/customers to custom CROP images. If such facility is offered, I must be allowed to TURN IT OFF. I do not wish customers to be able to re-compose my work, or to crop out my copyright information.

2) The ability for a customer to select a print surface (e.g., glossy vs. matte vs. lustre). Nice, but not necessary. And should be able to TURN THIS OPTION OFF if I do not elect to offer a choice.

If such an interface exists, but is simply not being released owing to a lack of compatible online print providers, then perhaps it could be easily re-tooled for those of use who have our own print sources.

I would, in fact, be willing to HIRE the development/creation of such an interface/add-on to PhotoPost, if someone can convince me that they're up to the task.

torralaq
May 7th, 2006, 08:24 PM
if you get this worked out, as I would like the same thing myself.

Bill Thebert
May 30th, 2006, 04:06 PM
Any prospect of this happening?

Any suggested add-on providers that can accomodate this?

Or should I start looking for some other (non-PhotoPost) solution?

ppdigital
May 30th, 2006, 06:05 PM
Just to let you guys know, I use PhotoStore on www.pixelperfectstock.com and I'm extremely happy with the script and support from Ktools.

Another turnkey ecommerce script you might want to consider to sell photos is:
www.lightboxphoto.com

I haven't had any personal experience with lightboxphoto, but it looks very good and I've seen many positive reviews on hotscripts.com

Hope this helps!