Uploading with the PhotoShelter Desktop Uploader app

 
The PhotoShelter Desktop Uploader is a desktop app that allows you to send images to Libris without using your web browser. This standalone application generally provides a more stable method when uploading large numbers of images and provides tools like transfer stats, bandwidth throttling, file queuing and pause/resume capability. 

Installing the software

Some versions of the PhotoShelter Desktop Uploader app require installation of a Java 6 Runtime Environment (JRE). Many newer computers have Java pre-installed. To check what version of Java you have, click here.

Mac OS X 10.9+ - Mavericks, Yosemite

Apple's Java 7 Runtime Environment (JRE) for Mac OS X 10.9 is built in. Manual Java installation is not required. 

Download the PhotoShelter Desktop Uploader app for Mac OS X 10.9+ - Mavericks, Yosemite
version 2.5.2

 

If you already have an earlier version of the PhotoShelter Desktop Uploader installed, replace it with the new version:

    1. Find the PhotoShelter Desktop Uploader application on your computer.
    2. Drag it to the trash.
    3. Open the new disk image download.
    4. Drag the new Uploader to the old location.

Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.8 (Legacy)

A current version of Apple's Java 6 Runtime Environment (JRE) for Mac OS X is required. Download here

Download the PhotoShelter Desktop Uploader for Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.8 (Legacy)
version 2.5.0

 

If you already have an earlier version of the PhotoShelter Desktop Uploader installed, replace it with the new version:

    1. Find the PhotoShelter  Desktop Uploader application on your computer.
    2. Drag it to the trash.
    3. Open the new disk image download.
    4. Drag the new Uploader to the old location.

Microsoft Windows

Version 2.5.2 does not require a separate Java Runtime and will run on Microsoft Windows Vista, 7 and 8. It does require a Windows patch for x86 or x64 architectures. 

Download the PhotoShelter Desktop Uploader for Windows
version 2.5.2

If you already have an earlier version of the PhotoShelter Uploader installed, replace it with the new version by simply double-clicking the installer.

Linux

The latest Java 6 Runtime Environment (JRE) is required and available for free as part of Oracle Java.  Download here. 

Download the PhotoShelter Desktop Uploader for Linux
version 2.5.0

If you already have an earlier version of the PhotoShelter Desktop Uploader installed, replace it with the new version:

    1. Remove "PhotoShelterUploadTool" directory
    2. After the removal is complete, untar the downloaded archive.

 

Using the PhotoShelter Desktop Uploader app

1. Open the PhotoShelter Desktop Uploader on your desktop and sign in using your single PhotoShelter email and password. 

2. Note the two sides of the PhotoShelter Uploader. The left side represents your computer's file structure, while the right side displays the Collections and Galleries in your Libris Library. If you are a contributor to more than one Library, use the Switch button to select the Libris Library or PhotoShelter Photographer account you would like to load to.

3. Using the drop-down menu at the top of the left side, locate the images you'd like to upload.

3. Once your selected images appear in the left window pane of the Uploader app, select all images you want uploaded to your account.

Note that you can either:
  • Upload one or more folders from your desktop into a Collection in your Libris Library (great for bulk uploads),
    or
  • Upload one or more images from your desktop into a Gallery in your Libris Library.

4. In the right window pane, there should be a list of all Collections and Galleries in your account. Select the destination Gallery for your images or the destination Collection for your folders, or create new ones by clicking the +Gallery or +Collection buttons. 

The green Transfer button will activate only once this is correctly selected.



Above: Individual images are selected in the left pane for upload into a Gallery in the right pane. 


Above: In this bulk upload, entire folders are selected in the left pane, for upload into a nested Collection in the right pane. Galleries will automatically be created in that Collection with the names of the folders from the left pane. 

6. Click the green Transfer button on the menu bar to activate the upload. 

 7. The upload will begin immediately but can be stopped or paused by clicking on the corresponding buttons in the navigation bar.

When the upload is complete, you'll see a pop-up window indicating that the uploads have been completed. 

If you do not see the uploaded images or Galleries in your Libris Library, simply refresh your browser. 

 

Preferences

Click Prefs in the top toolbar to change your upload settings. 

 

Depending on your role in Libris, your settings will affect your uploads slightly differently.

  

If "Ignore already uploaded files" is ON (checked):

  • Admin/Editor: the uploader will check the gallery you're uploading to for any existing files with identical filenames as those in your upload. It will skip uploading any duplicates to that gallery.
  • Contributor: the uploader will check the entire Library for any existing files with identical filenames as those in your upload. It will skip uploading any duplicates entirely. It is recommended that you turn this setting OFF (unchecked) to prevent unintentional upload skipping.

 

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