Fotopedia Heritage lets you join community-based photo library

Aug 23, 2010
Tech

Fotopedia Heritage is a stunning collection of more than 20,000 photographs of 3,000 points of interest. Heritage is part of Fotopedia, the first community-based photo encyclopedia. Everybody can contribute, it’s easy and free! Highlights: You can keep a log of your Favorite Destinations, one button brings up a map, complete with pushpins of famous landmarks. […]

Fotopedia Heritage is a stunning collection of more than 20,000 photographs of 3,000 points of interest. Heritage is part of Fotopedia, the first community-based photo encyclopedia. Everybody can contribute, it’s easy and free!

Highlights: You can keep a log of your Favorite Destinations, one button brings up a map, complete with pushpins of famous landmarks. All the photos have been submitted by the community. The photos are breathtaking. An information button displays more about the location of the picture as well as links to Tripadvisor, Fotopedia and a link to share with others on Twitter, Facebook or through email.All it takes to submit your photographs is to sign up with Fotopedia. Your photograph will then be rated by the community for its relevance and quality.

The drawbacks of the app is that it doesn’t have a button for all of the continents on the main page. It always starts you at Palmyra, and then you can flip through the pictures or click on the home button, but that will only take you to either Asia or South America. I find the best way to look for a place is by clicking on the globe. That will bring up a map where you can then zoom out and look for your destination. It would also be nice to have a search button somewhere on the app. That would allow the app to be more interactive and less of an information source. Because the app is tied into Flickr, it’s hard to fathom where the 20,000 images are from.

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I do like that the photographers are recognized on this site. When you sign up with Fotopedia to be a photographer, they give you a nice page to showcase your photos. In the app, there is a CC button (Creative Common license) on the bottom of the picture. If you press this button, it will redirect you to the photographer’s profile page. This is a nice page that Fotopedia gives all of the contributing photographers. You can see more of the photographer’s work or contact them. It’s always good to give props to those who deserve it!

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Nick Nebelsky

Nick Nebelsky is President of Ideation at Intense Media, an idea development company. He is also a freelance writer of mobile media.

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