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Hi everybody,

I’m happy to let you know that you can now upload your videos and images using FTPS rather than FTP! FTPS is a more secure option that still allows efficient upload speeds. 

If you’re already familiar with uploading images and videos using FTP, you’ll find FTPS is very similar. Most of the same applications will work, but logging in is a bit different. We’ve outlined how to log in to FTPS in this updated post.

Though our old FTP is still available, I encourage you to make the switch to FTPS now. In the coming months, we will email out a notice and take down the FTP, leaving only FTPS for video and bulk image upload. 

Thanks,

Kate

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On 7/28/2020 at 6:53 PM, Kate Shutterstock said:

Hi everybody,

I’m happy to let you know that you can now upload your videos and images using FTPS rather than FTP! FTPS is a more secure option that still allows efficient upload speeds. 

If you’re already familiar with uploading images and videos using FTP, you’ll find FTPS is very similar. Most of the same applications will work, but logging in is a bit different. We’ve outlined how to log in to FTPS in this updated post.

Though our old FTP is still available, I encourage you to make the switch to FTPS now. In the coming months, we will email out a notice and take down the FTP, leaving only FTPS for video and bulk image upload. 

Thanks,

Kate

what are the advantages of this Protocol over the old one?

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13 hours ago, Evgeny Drablenkov said:

what are the advantages of this Protocol over the old one?

It's security. When you upload via FTP, your username and password are transferred via plan text through the internet. This is crazy nowadays as anybody who can see them if they are in the same network as you (e.g. if you connected to free WiFi anywhere). I wrote about that long time ago.

Resolutions to this security hole could be: using SFTP (less advanced than FTPS), using FTPS (like Shutterstock) or using separate credentials for FTP upload (as Adobe stock / Fotolia does). So it's a rather good change.

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I have no idea why so many people are downvoting this announcement. It's a good thing, and something we've been asking for for a long time.

If you don't want to upload anymore, then don't upload anymore. Easy as that.

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 @Kate Shutterstock, is your FTP upload down now? I uploaded a video with MicrostockPlus on Friday and it's still not showing up on your end. They have confirmed the transmission showed no errors on their end.
Then today I attempted to reupload it myself, however I'm unable to connect to your FTP host. Below are the messages I'm seeing in FileZilla:
ftps.shutterstock.com
Status:          Connecting to 52.200.220.67:21...
Error:            Connection timed out after 20 seconds of inactivity
Error:            Could not connect to server
Error:            Connection timed out after 20 seconds of inactivity
Error:            Could not connect to server
Status:          Waiting to retry...

I've tried connecting both with my username and my email address, to no avail.

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Hello! Please make it possible to specify catalog before submitting files for review. So it would be more convenient to sort the files and monitor the statistics for the series.

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I've had a lot of problems uploading videos with ftps these days: filezilla loaded it 100%, but instead of saying that it was a satisfactory shipment, filezilla kept waiting for a while and restarted the shipment. This happened about 20 times with a single video file and multiple times.

The solution: keep using ftp.

So, until ftps is well implemented, please continue to keep ftp.

 

Regards

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On 8/2/2020 at 2:52 PM, Milo J said:

I have no idea why so many people are downvoting this announcement. It's a good thing, and something we've been asking for for a long time.

If you don't want to upload anymore, then don't upload anymore. Easy as that.

+1

I disabled my portfolio - but I believe it's important to give credit where credit's due.

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On 8/2/2020 at 11:52 PM, Milo J said:

I have no idea why so many people are downvoting this announcement. It's a good thing, and something we've been asking for for a long time.

...

One good think with one bad realization. The speed is half of the speed on other (FTP) sites. On other sites there is different web login and ftp(s) login passwords so why do not make it here too?

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4 hours ago, Jeremy Lopez Foppiani said:

If my file name has parentheses at the end (like "sequence (1) .mp4") the transfer fails.

Is it a rule that should not have parentheses or a system failure? It happens in ftp and ftps.

If you check the ftp header you will see this note:

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 NOTE:
 - Filenames may contain only alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9), spaces, commas, hyphens, periods, @ signs, and underlines.

 

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