Hey everyone, haven't posted in a bit! I've been to busy, but a recent injury freed up some time in my life. Horrible way to come onto free time, but it goes that way sometimes!
Anyways here's the backstory:
I notice at a lot of the open entry sports events I attend (sporting events where anyone can enter), photographers take a ton of pictures and sell them back to the participants. My girlfriend likes photography, and it seemed like a good way to help her earn some extra money while attending college. So, I offered to help her get setup online. The only pre-made places I found take huge commissions, and most just take everything and leave you nothing! No way was I going to stand for that, especially since I work in Drupal, only the awesomest open source CMS ever!
Amongst Drupal's many shortcomings appears to be massive image importation. Now, you can use image Fupload, which is buggy and long unsupported and loses track of it's own steps. There is also the stock image import... which kind of works... except I can't use image cache nor CCK or anything fun, it's all handled separately. This all also doesn't really tie into selling the images either, and ESPECIALLY doesn't tie in to organizing them one bit either!
What I'd like to be able to do:
1- Set two parameters in advance for image importing, such as Taxonomy term (Event Name) and base price to use for the uploaded images ($2 an image)
2- Select an FTP Directory which has all the images in it already for import.
3- Click go, and have it process through all the images, pulling them into the ubercart "product" content type with all of the correct information.
4- Users can then purchase the full size original image for just $2
Anyone got any ideas or ways to make this work? Right now what I've been playing with gets me a portion of the way there and then just sort of falls apart. It also doesn't fall into the realm of user friendly by any shade of the imagination.
Thanks in advance,