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Save time with the Desktop Uploader

  • 12 May 2020
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Save time with the Desktop Uploader
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Did you know we have a separate tool to upload photos to ShootProof? If you’ve solely been using the ‘Add Photos’ button in your browser to upload, stop right now and download the ShootProof Desktop Uploader! It’s quicker, more efficient, and you can even queue up multiple galleries so that when one finishes, the next gallery starts uploading right away. The Desktop Uploader works wonders if you have a slow or intermittent internet connection. Instead of stalling the upload, the Uploader will pause and resume the upload as soon as the connection is restored.

But the best part about the Uploader Tool? -- It’ll organize your galleries and sort the photos into albums based on how they’re organized on your computer. So, if you have a folder called “The Smith Wedding” on your computer, and in that folder, you have subfolders like “Getting Ready,” “Family Portraits,” etc, the Uploader Tool will automatically create albums within the ShootProof gallery. The albums will be named to match the subfolders and the photos will be sorted for you! It’s an awesome tool for larger galleries.

Download it in your account under Photos > Tools or at our Knowledge Base

 

For more help with this or other time-saving tips, contact our Support team at support@shootproof.com or 866-516-5130 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm ET. We’re here to help. 

Happy uploading!


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It’s a nice tool and works well. 

 

It still needs a few tweaks here and there. like an overwrite option, allowing you to replace images if you have made any changes locally. 

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@Richie That’s a great suggestion. We’ll cast your vote for this feature to be added. If you have any other suggestions, reach out to our support team at support@shootproof.com and we can log those as well!

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Can the desktop uploader be modified to allow us to select the specific album to upload images to, rather than whole galleries? (99% of my images are in one password protected gallery but in layered albumssub albums)

 

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@MikeMcSharry Great question. Uploading to a specific album isn’t quite possible yet with the Desktop Uploader, but be sure to vote on this feature over in the new Share your Ideas section! Here is the specific post for this idea: https://shootproof.community/share-your-ideas-31/make-gallery-albums-accessible-with-desktop-uploader-275 

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I love the uploader, but it is so hard to find to download. I had to reset my computer this weekend and searched where to re-download it from for near an hour. And even then, you have to hit just the right link. Please direct link the download location to more of the articles referencing it.   

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Definitely hasn't worked for me.
Only uploaded 1% overnight!!!
 

Takes about 10-20 minutes per image of I'm lucky

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Definitely hasn't worked for me.
Only uploaded 1% overnight!!!
 

Takes about 10-20 minutes per image of I'm lucky

@BeautyandGrace Oh that’s frustrating - there are a number of reasons why this could be happening (internet connection speeds, browser issues, etc.) but I’d recommend you reach out to the support team so that they can also check your Shootproof account to make sure it’s optimized and troubleshoot from there. Hopefully they can help you to improve this experience with the uploader! 

 - Edel 

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