I've been searching for a while but couldn't find a thread specifically for this problem, so here goes:
I was planning to make a big sketchbook dump today (over 50 images) after a few months of inactivity, and usually that takes about 1 hour. But now I found out that I have to fill in the copyright info Šnd select a 'Category', 'SubCategory', 'Genre', and 'Media' before I'm allowed to upload one image. With over 50 images to upload this gets really annoying. I've been searching for some comments about this, and people seem to be frustrated with the mandatoryness of this all as well (link, link)
Also a problem is that my sketchbook pages often don't fit into one subcategory or media (for example I have both drawings from imagination and from observation on one page), but that is of minor importance to me than the first issue.
A couple of suggestions that have been made:
- the possibility to create a (few) preset(s), so you don't need to fill out everything again for the same type of image
- just not have putting in the copyright and category info mandatory
- save your last choices in a cookie, so that for the next uploadable image it already fills in the last used settings
I do not intend to be disrespectful to the community and all the people putting in the hard work to make the art world a bit safer and better, I really think this new way of attaching (with information included) is a wonderful solution to all the problems the new orphan works bill would create, but I'd just like to give my input on how this mandatoryness is in my opinion not an improvement.
For now I'll just paste as many images as possible together in photoshop, so I won't have to upload them all separately, but this ofcourse takes more time as well, and is not what I would prefer.