Thursday, September 29, 2011

Panoramio Groups: Update


We have been busy lately fixing bugs and adding small features to the recently-launched Panoramio Groups. We want to mention some of these features because we think that they can make your usage of Groups much more fun and effective.

Categories: As a group owner, you are now able to put your group into a category, out of a predefined set such as Photography Techniques, Places and Regions, or Nature (it’s in the Group Settings page). When browsing groups in the Groups Directory, you can ask to filter by category.

Pre-approved invitations: For groups that are related to some real-time event, for example a Panomeeting, the fact that new members have to be approved by a moderator can be annoying. You can turn on “pre-approved invitations” (from the Group Settings page, click on “pre-approved invitations”). You will get a “secret” URL and a QR code that you can give to the Panomeeting participants (just send it by email, or print it in the meeting posters). Participants can follow the URL and will become a group member automatically, without needing moderator approval. Other users can follow the normal invitation process.

Multiple group owners: If you are the owner of a large group you may have found that there’s just too much to do. Since the beginning, you could convert members to moderators, but sometimes this isn’t enough. From now on you will also be able to convert moderators to owners (in the Groups Members page, select Manage group members, then click on the “+ Owner” buttons, like you did for converting members to moderators). If there is at least one more owner in the group, you can “resign” and become a moderator -- so if you created a group but now don’t have time for it, you can “transfer” the group by converting a moderator to an owner, and then resigning.

We hope that you’ll like these improvements. Have fun with Groups, and please keep the feedback coming!


Posted by Roger Trias i Sanz, Panoramio Software Engineer

Friday, September 2, 2011

Panoramio Contest of June 2011: Unusual Location

And for the category I like the most:

The First Prize is for a photo taken by americatramp.the2nd in Canada. Unusual Location First prize

The Second Prize is for a photo taken by patanoin Turkey. Unusual Location Second prize

Honorable mentions go to:

You can see all the winners of this month in the results page for June 2011.

Posted by Gerard Sanz, Panoramio Community Manager

Panoramio Contest of June 2011: Heritage

Here we go with the Heritage category for the contest of June 2011.

The First Prize is for a photo taken by Paul Appleby in the UK. Heritage First prize

The Second Prize is for a photo taken by Darko.Onosimoskiin Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Heritage Second prize

Honorable mentions go to:

You can see all the winners of this month in the results page for June 2011.

Posted by Gerard Sanz, Panoramio Community Manager

Panoramio Contest of June 2011: Travel

These are the winners of the Travel category for the contest of June 2011.

The First Prize is for a photo taken by giorgio pizzocaro in Italy. Travel First prize

The Second Prize is for a photo taken by Jesus Miguel Ballero…in Spain. Travel Second prize

Honorable mentions go to:

You can see all the winners of this month in the results page for June 2011.

Posted by Gerard Sanz, Panoramio Community Manager

Panoramio Contest of June 2011: Scenery

I am happy to announce the results of the Scenery category for the contest of June 2011

 The First Prize is for a photo taken by Б.Ярцев in Russia. Scenery First prize

 The Second Prize is for a photo taken by scavo in the Netherlands. Scenery Second prize

 Honorable mentions go to:


You can see all the winners of this month in the results page for June 2011.

Posted by Gerard Sanz, Panoramio Community Manager