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December 8, 2007

A greasemonkey script for Imagekind

Filed under: photography,world wide web — takaita @ 13:03
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Imagekind is a place to order prints of artwork, including photographs. I do have an account at http://taka.imagekind.com/Nature, where prints of some of my photos are available. Imagekind is known for its high quality prints, although I have not tested this myself.

Frog (Rana temporaria)
Frog (Rana temporaria) Buy a print

To those offering artwork, the site displays some statistics, notably the number of views, sales and comments on each image. Nothing more. The problem is that the only way to get these statistics is to login, go to the admin pages and then open the page for each separate image. Because that is the only place to see them. That means a lot of work if one has a lot of images. Repetitive work like this cries out for an automated solution. So I created a Greasemonkey script to get the views and sales data, and display those on the gallery page. What the script does is to open each image page, parse the HTML, and look for the views and sales numbers. It will work as long as Imagekind does not change the HTML of the gallery and image pages in the admin section.

The good thing is that it does not only work for me, but it works for every one with an account on Imagekind. The script can be viewed, downloaded and installed from here.

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2 Comments »

  1. Hey Taka, I’m IK too. But I don’t understand somehting, perhaps you can help me. I clicked on your Greasemonky link above & I am afraid all I see is lots of “stuff”. Am I to Copy all & then place in a page of sorts? I just have no idea.

    Thanks for any help. I see that 1stAngel uses it too.
    Rich

    Comment by OutsideShooter — February 7, 2008 @ 02:05 | Reply

  2. 1. Download and install Firefox (http://www.mozilla.org)
    2. Install Greasemonkey (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/748)
    3. From the page with the script, you have to go to the “View script details” page (http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/15567), and then click on “Install this script”

    Comment by takaita — February 7, 2008 @ 06:29 | Reply


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