38 Comments (Page 2)

Ginger Olansen 19 Feb 2018

The "new upload manager" was soooo fast and neater! Big improvement. There is one thing that confused me while entering new photos: my photos I display as a traditional art gallery, yet every picture I add gives me the option to change that for each photo. Is that an error? Just did not make sense to me? Thanks for the nice work though except for that one item.

ArtWanted.com Staff 20 Feb 2018

Ginger - Thanks for the feedback. The choice of gallery has always been something that you can choose to do when you upload your images, or change it after the fact. We can add something that auto-populates this value if you always select the same thing when you upload.

Eileen Hale 20 Feb 2018

I posted this early in the discussion, but it did not get a reply, so I'm reposting:

I would really like to see the visual "container" of the boxed-in areas kept, as it is/was in the old Control Panel. I am okay with the new icons, but without the contained areas I find it much more difficult to focus.

One of the ways a web page functions for me is to provide clear organization. The old version feels much more clearly organized and focused to me, and that makes it function better.

ArtWanted.com Staff 20 Feb 2018

Eileen - Thanks for your feedback. You are correct that the old site had a dark background with the content sections with a white background, so each section was sitting in a box. The new public site went away from the dark background and is just using a white background, so the content boxes are not as pronounced as they were before. However, most pages have clear boxes of the content or tables that define the content you are viewing/editing. It does look a little different, but you will find that the organization and structure is 99% the same as the old members site.

Eileen Hale 21 Feb 2018

Thanks for your response. There are a couple of things I still find confusing or fuzzy.

First - when the content sections and the background are both white, and there is no border to frame the section, the content boxes are not "not as pronounced" as before; they are invisible and undefined.

Second, I'm not sure what you mean when you say, "most pages have clear boxes of the content or tables that define the content you are viewing/editing." What are "most pages"? The pages attached to the Control Panel? Of these, a number of them are in table form, and others don't need boxing in (like the Upload Artwork section).

I guess my take on this is that the Control Panel is where I need clear, visible organization (emphasis on "visible"). The hidden organization and structure - the code and style sheets and so on - may be pretty much the same as the old members site was, but we are visual artists, visual beings, and visible organization and structure, which are crucial to me for one, seem rather lacking in this new site.

Ranefox 22 Feb 2018

I used the new upload via my cell phone. I also had difficulties with title even though I changed it, the image still defaulted to file name. NOT A GOOD THING...We title the image when we upload. Why would you default the file name is beyond me. Secondly, there was no way to view upload image to check sizes for future prints. Why is that? I had to view new image by opening portfolio. I should be able to view on phone, as was possible with previous uploader.

It also wasn't clear as to where the designated area was for my upload. I did not use the cloud storage in previous uploader, and wasn't sure until I saw that the image uploaded properly.

ArtWanted.com Staff 22 Feb 2018

Ranefox - Thanks for your feedback. We will do some additional testing on mobile to make sure it's a good upload experience. Here are few reply comments.

1. With the new control panel, you upload your images first, then add the details second. This is where you would add/replace the title of your image and add any details. 2. Print sizes are now calculated in the background without the need for the artist to choose them (faster experience). However, good feedback that we will review. 3. We will review mobile upload experience to see how it can be improved.

Joanie Holliday 27 Feb 2018

OK, Trying to be fair and giving it a good try... Only so far on the computer and will see how it shows up on my phone. Thank you.

ArtWanted.com Staff 01 Mar 2018

Per our scheduled release plan, the new members Control Panel is now the default experience to login and manage your portfolio. We hope that you can continue to give us feedback and suggestions to make it better.

If you get a little lost in the new Control Panel and want to jump back to the old members area, you can find the OLD MEMBERS AREA link at the top of every page under the CONTROL PANEL drop down.

manuel cadag 03 Mar 2018

Wow after 9 years, I just update my works today but unfortunately I can not see my new uploaded 10 images..I am lost..Can you please help me..This really confusing but I like the new design of this site.

Congrats and more success to all members here!

Manuel Cadag from Philippines

ArtWanted.com Staff 03 Mar 2018

Welcome back Manuel. We don't see that any new images have been posted to your portfolio in the last 24 hours, so please try again. You may want to upload one image at a time, until you can confirm it was received and you see it in your portfolio, then you can add more.

José Fortunato 09 Mar 2018

I am pleased with the new Members Area Control Panel. However we lost the statistic information concerning the daily,( monthly, etc) image hits. It will appear in the near future ? Thanks

ArtWanted.com Staff 09 Mar 2018

Jose - Thanks for your feedback. Thew new control panel does provide monthly/daily details as a summary of all your artwork, simply click on the month button under the charts (ie Mar for March). However, the monthly/daily totals for individual images is not live yet, but will be within the next 30 days.

José Fortunato 12 Mar 2018

Thanks so much. Regards

marie-claire gallet 19 Mar 2018

You have done a very good job ! Congrats !! However when uploading in a new image, I don't find the place where we can dispartch our pictures between the groups where we want to put it. It was really practical in the old version. Thank you to keep me informed !! Kind regards. Marie-Claire Gallet

ArtWanted.com Staff 19 Mar 2018

Marie-Claire - Thanks for your feedback. When we redesigned the new back office site, we realized that the page to edit your images was very long with too many options. We decided to break out this page into multiple tabs to remove the clutter and clean up the look of the edit image page.

If you are referring to where you put your images in your own sub-folders, this is now called Albums and you will find a list of your albums on the main IMAGE DETAILS tab toward the bottom. It's the same as it was before where you can select an existing album or create a new one.

If you are referring to adding your images to an Artist Group, this is now done on the GROUPS / WATERMARK tab. Simply click on that tab at the top, then choose the artist groups you want the image to be in and save it. We have included a screen shot below.

Billie Riholm 21 Mar 2018

I prefer the old member's area. I have some of my artwork listed on other sites and when it sells there l edit my listings on artwanted to take them off sale. On the old members area it showed clearly which art was listed for sale and which was not. The new member's area does not show the price part plus l can't find where to add prices in now for new artwork. If someone could direct me in these problems l would be much obliged!

ArtWanted.com Staff 21 Mar 2018

Billie - Thanks for your feedback. The new control panel works just like the old one where we do show you the image and price of the artwork when going to your manage portfolio page. See below:

To add/edit the sales information, click the EDIT button from the manage portfolio page for the image you want to edit, then click on the FOR SALE tab. This page shows all of your sales information and allows you to add/change/remove your sales details for that image. (see screen shot below)

Let us know if you have any other questions.

Billie Riholm 21 Mar 2018

Thank you! ??