Posted Tue May 28, 2013 5:11AM
I've added some simple contributor-related enhancements to search result pages, lightbox pages and portfolio pages.
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.
There are a few other things it would be nice to have, but any changes will wait until after the updates iStock are going to make to collections in the near future.
If you use the Chrome browser, you can install the script from the Chrome store here:
If you use FireFox and have GreaseMonkey installed, you can install the script from:
If you don't know what GreaseMonkey is, you should read Kelvin's informative thread.
OK then, v0.2.0 intentionally changes the loupe. Quite a few things are different compared to the standard iStock loupe:
- the loupe image doesn't disappear off the bottom of the screen when you're near the bottom of the browser window;
- the loupe is offset from the file your mouse is over, so you can easily move from one image to the next;
- rather than wait to load all the image details before showing you the loupe, the loupe image appears as quickly as possible and then the image details are loaded.
There are also a couple of more minor changes:
- the Royalty button isn't enabled if you don't have any files on the current results screen;
- the editorial icon is the old red icon, so it's easier to spot;
- the "Only on iStock" text is replaced with the old exclusive crown icon.
v1.0.0 of the script fixes some things relating to the latest version of FireFox, and some other things relating to the recent changes to iStock site pages.
There's one major new feature - you can now zoom images without leaving the search results/portfolio/lightbox page.
When you mouseover an image to view it in the loupe:
...you can now press '1', '2' or '3' on your keyboard to switch the loupe to zoom-a-bit, zoom-more, or zoom-lots (to use the technical terms).
Move the zoomed view by moving the pointer inside the little thumbnail.
Go back to the unzoomed view by just moving the mouse off the thumbnail then back on again.
(Zooming only works for photos and illustrations. Obviously.)
v1.0.3 of the script fixes a problem where the file details in the loupe might not load, even though the image does.
It also adds icons under each image to:
- add that file to a lightbox
- if you're in a lightbox view, remove that file from this lightbox:
Also there's a new option to let you keep using the standard iStock loupe rather than my loupe. Because, I don't know, maybe you're a crazy person.
That option should be somewhere down at the bottom of your preferences page.
v1.0.5 adds features useful if you've ever wished you could see the loupe for more than one image at a time.
White flags now appear to the left of images in the search grid:
If you click one of those flags, the flag turns red and the loupe-sized thumbnail appears in a sidebar on the left:
Click another flag and another large thumbnail is added to the sidebar:
Add as many as you like. Click the red flags and that image is removed from the sidebar and the flag turns white.
If you've never wanted to do something like this and can't imagine why you ever would, you can turn off the flags from your Preferences page:
(Edited on 2013-10-05 15:33:17 by theasis)
Posted Tue May 28, 2013 5:13AM
Posted Tue May 28, 2013 5:33AM
Great! As always!
Posted Tue May 28, 2013 6:26AM
Brilliant - thanks Martin!
Posted Tue May 28, 2013 6:36AM
Posted Tue May 28, 2013 6:55AM
Super nice Thanks .....
Posted Tue May 28, 2013 9:38AM
Awesome - thank you!
Posted Tue May 28, 2013 9:58AM
You're the best. thanks.
Posted Wed May 29, 2013 8:47AM
That's wonderful - as always!
Posted Wed May 29, 2013 10:44AM
Oh yes, this is really great
Posted Wed May 29, 2013 11:20AM
very cool, thank you!
Posted Wed May 29, 2013 11:24AM
Posted By ilbusca:
Great! As always!
Thank a lot
Posted Wed May 29, 2013 11:42AM
Posted Wed May 29, 2013 12:22PM
Can't wait to try this... Thanks!
Posted Wed May 29, 2013 1:42PM
Fantastic! The total royalty button is very handy!
Posted Thu May 30, 2013 12:59AM
Posted Thu May 30, 2013 3:11AM
Again, great script ; is there any way it can not use the coloured background when browsing your own portfolio?
Posted Thu May 30, 2013 3:25AM
I was wondering the same...
Posted Thu May 30, 2013 4:00AM
Posted By evilclown:
is there any way it can not use the coloured background when browsing your own portfolio?
Jeez...give 'em an inch...
Actually, this is something I want too. But it's surprisingly non-trivial. (It's easy in the easy case, but there are lots of less easy cases.) And it would still colour the background for, for example, lightboxes containing all my images.
I think the real solution is "don't use the coloured background when all the search results belong to me". I'll see about adding that.
Posted Thu May 30, 2013 4:44AM
- if all the search results belong to you (for example, looking at your own portfolio, or lightboxes containing only your files, or searches for which you have cornered the market) then the image results don't have the highlight background but the "xx files are yours" text is highlighted.