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Managing Files on Your Picture Host

ftp_128.pngIf you have chosen to host pictures on your own FTP site, you can manage the pictures on your host using the built in FTP Host Browser.  

 

When you host your own pictures, you also have the option to take advantage of our automatic metadata tagging of images.  When searches are performed on the web, it can be difficult to find pictures of the right items since a picture isn't searchable.  To solve this problem, metadata tags were added to pictures.  Metadata tags are simply a way to describe the picture in text so search engines can find it.  For example, if you had a purple pair of sneakers from the 1970's for sale, you could add metadata tags of "purple", "sneakers" and "1970's" and it may actually help someone find your picture.   SixBit has automated this process by giving you the option to include your item specifics values as metadata in the pictures you upload to your site.  This should provide many identifiable properties of your picture to help users find your item when searching on the web.

How Do I...

 

All picture host changes are made on the FTP Host Browser window shown here.

 

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To view and modify files on your FTP host:

  1. From the Application menu, select Manage|Uploaded Pictures to open the FTP Browser window. Blue_Browse_Right.gifShow me the Application menu.

  2. A list of files/folders on your host will appear.  Double-click any folder name to open it.

  3. The name of the current folder is shown at the top.  Use the parent folder icon to the right of it to go back to the parent folder.

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  4. Use the Add Folder icon to create a new folder.

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To rename files on your FTP host:

  1. From the Application menu, select Manage|Uploaded Pictures to open the FTP Browser window. Blue_Browse_Right.gifShow me the Application menu.

  2. A list of files/folders on your host will appear.  Select the file you want to rename and click the Rename icon in the toolbar.

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  3. Enter the new name on the window that appears and click OK.

 

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To add metadata tags to your uploaded images:

  1. Open the SixBit Options window.     How?

  2. Select the Pictures tab.
  3. Check the "Add item specifics as metadata when hosting your own images." box.  As images are uploaded for future listings, the metadata tags will be added.