Meet the new uploader and its whole folder synchronization

Meet the new uploader and its whole folder synchronization

A new uploader for the new year!

Uploading new images and videos is critical to your workflow, so we've invested some time in improving the uploader in your admin space.

On the surface, it doesn't look much different from the old one. But under the hood, we've replaced old third-party technology by more modern and robust in-house code. This has allowed us to make it more user-friendly and time-saving when uploading large amounts of files. We're all for saving time!

Failed upload, no stress

The reliability of the Internet has gone a long way in the past ten years, but it's not perfect. Connections can fail at hundreds of points between your computer and our cloud storage. It doesn't happen often, but sometimes the resiliency put into the transfer protocols isn't enough, and some files in a batch don't upload.

When one or several files fail to upload, you can know retry their upload in a single click, even before the batch is complete. No stress, assuming of course the network error was just a little one-off glitch.

The big one: synchronize a folder and its sub-folders (BETA)

This will be a game changer for members who regularly create many galleries and sub-galleries (like for large events), or when moving a whole collection or media library to PhotoDeck.

Folder sync The new folder synchronization feature lets you pick a folder on your computer (or on your network), and synchronize it with a gallery on PhotoDeck so that:

  • a sub-gallery is created for each new subfolder,
  • files not yet on PhotoDeck are uploaded,
  • files updated on your computer are replaced on PhotoDeck,
  • and the rest is left alone.

This will also be a great help to re-upload a single gallery while skipping what has already been uploaded, or to recover from a botched upload.

This new feature relies on technologies that are browser-dependent, and the most powerful (in the case of Chrome and Edge) are brand new. So for now we're keeping it in BETA status, and recommend you don't synchronize more than a few thousand files at a time!

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