iStock Browser Scripts

Displaying 1 to 6 of 6 matches.
kelvinjay
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusive
Posted Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:25AM
iStock Browser Scripts - Oveview

The iStock website has several pages that may be altered or improved by the use of 3rd party browser scripts. Once installed and enabled, these scripts can affect the appearance of a web page in your browser, by adding or removing data and changing functions.

Quick Links

The following links will take you to the specific parts of this thread:


Caution

Although we've never seen reports of any serious negative consequences caused by running a 3rd party script, some caution is advised. The browser scripts are created and maintained by 3rd party developers. iStock does not provide any official support for them. Please do not contact iStock Support with any script related issues.

Anyone who installs a 3rd party script does so entirely at their own risk. Reasonable efforts are made by the developers to test the scripts on a variety of browsers and set ups. Any issues should be reported in the relevant thread for the specific script.

Chrome and Firefox are the two main browsers that can make use of these 3rd party scripts. Other browsers may have some limited ability to run the scripts, but we do not recommend their use. As always, we do recommend that you run the latest version of any browser to reduce the chances of encountering any problems. Please see the TERMS OF USE for more details.



(Edited on 2013-03-21 08:05:43 by kelvinjay)
kelvinjay
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusive
Posted Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:25AM
Current Scripts

Listed below are links to some useful scripts. If you encounter any issue installing a script, please refer to the installation guides below for Chrome and Firefox. If you have an issue with how the script works on your browser after installation, please check the dedicated forum thread for that particular script and ask any questions there.

Click the links to see more details and visit the script's own thread:

My_uploads page enhancements
Allows the user to customise the contributor my_uploads page, letting them see details of the most recent 20 sales for any file, change thumbnail size. The script will add details of the most recent sale to the bottom bar too, viewable from any iStock page. Plus much more.

Lightbox manager
This script makes several usability improvements to make managing of lightboxes easier. Mass selection of files to be added or removed from lightboxes is now possible. Fast creation of new lightboxes. Ability to see which files are already contained within a lightbox and you can easily add files posted in the forums to lightboxes directly too.

Search Results, Lightbox & Portfolio page enhancer
Files that are owned by you are highlighted with yellow, so it's easy to spot your own files in the search results.
Also, the number of your files on this page of the results is shown above the set of thumbnails. Up at the top-right is a Royalty button. Click that and it will add per-file data showing the royalty earned by that file, and the total royalty earned by all of your files on this page.

Bottom tool bar customiser
Allows the user to customise the colour of the bottom tool bar and move it to the top if desired. Also allows the user to add a few extra icons such as links to the uploads and preferences pages.

Forum Google search
Adds a small search box to the top of any forum page. It uses the power of Google to search the forums for any given search terms and then presents them as the results of a Google search.

Forum highlight / mute button
Allows users to see posts by admins, inspectors and moderators highlighted, to make them stand out from other posts, which can be handy in long discussion threads. Also functions as a mute button which can hide posts by any specific forum poster that you may not wish to read.

Interactive Stats Graphs
This script enables users of the Chrome browser to see their sales data over definable periods. It shows the last 12 months of royalty and number-of-downloads data at 7 day intervals. You can see the relative sales performance of files in the various collections too.



(Edited on 2013-07-24 08:47:24 by kelvinjay)
kelvinjay
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusive
Posted Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:26AM
Chrome Installation Guide

Users of the Google Chrome browser can easily use 3rd party browser scripts without needing to install any other software. Another advantage of running the scripts on Chrome is that if you install the scripts from the Chrome Web Store itself, the scripts will automatically update in future when the developer makes improvements or changes.

Installing a script

First, have a read through the list of Current Scripts and decide what you'd like to add.

Then just visit the iStock Scripts on the Chrome Web Store page.

Click on the blue Add To Chrome link:

screen130319-194005

You will see another box asking you to confirm this:

screen130319-194107

Click on Add and that's it - the script is now installed.

You can manage your browser scripts in Chrome from the browser's Extensions page.



(Edited on 2013-03-19 14:24:12 by kelvinjay)
kelvinjay
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusive
Posted Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:26AM
Firefox Installation Guide

To run a 3rd party script on the Firefox browser, you will first need to install Greasemonkey. Greasemonkey is a free add-on for the FireFox browser which lets you run user-scripts that manipulate specific web pages after they have loaded. Greasemonkey and the scripts run locally on your computer and do not share your login details with anyone. It's a bit of a faff to install Greasemonkey, but you should only have to do it once.

Installing Greasemonkey

Click this link - Greasemonkey

On the page linked above there is an option to +Add to Firefox.

screen130319-182240

Click on that option and you should see this pop up box.

screen130319-182410

Click on the Allow button.

Another box may pop up informing you that you should install add-ons only from authors you trust.

You will see a little countdown clock followed by a button marked Install Now, click on that.

screen130319-182606

Once that's done you will be told that you need to restart Firefox, click on the button to make that happen.

You should now have Greasemonkey installed in your Firefox browser.


Installing a script

Once you have Greasemonkey installed in Firefox, you can then install the scripts.

To install a script, click on the link for that script

e.g. http://www.theasis.co.uk/iStock/istock_forum_search.user.js

A dialogue box will then pop-up.

screen130319-181212

The "Install" button will be disabled for a couple of seconds. After a couple of seconds click the "Install" button and the script will install itself. If all goes well you should get a message letting you know...

GM

That's it, the script should now be installed.



(Edited on 2013-03-19 14:26:34 by kelvinjay)
kelvinjay
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusive
Posted Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:26AM
Script Creators' Submission Guidelines

To share a script on the iStock forums, developers agree to do the following:
  • Create a new thread here explaining in detail what the script does and how.
  • Make the script available through the Chrome Web Store - so all future updates happen automatically.
  • Ensure the script runs well on both Chrome and Firefox without crashes or serious malfunctions.
  • Maintain the script and ensure it functions again following any site changes within 30 days.

We are looking to improve the end user experience through the use of these 3rd party scripts. One thing we are keen to try and avoid is end users being stuck with old scripts that may not function if a developer decides they do not want to maintain a particular script any more.

We appreciate that people may not want to maintain these things forever, so if anyone has an old script that they are no longer maintaining, that they don't mind others working on and developing again, please let me know. If anyone requires any clarifications about developing or posting browser scripts, please sitemail me.



(Edited on 2013-03-19 12:01:01 by kelvinjay)
kelvinjay
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusive
Posted Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:26AM
Reserved



(Edited on 2013-03-18 15:47:53 by kelvinjay)
This thread has been locked.
Displaying 1 to 6 of 6 matches.
Not a member?Join