Thursday, January 19, 2012

Easy and fast: The new Panoramio photo uploader

Do you dream of a day when you can get started mapping and editing the titles, tags and comments for your photos while they’re being uploaded instead of waiting for all images to be imported? Have you ever wanted a mapping interface that would enable you to easily map all your photos on a single map, with an intuitive and modern design? Or would you like the ability to easily upload your photos from Picasa Web Albums and Google+ into Panoramio, and see them featured in the “Photos” layer of Google Earth, Google Maps, and other Google properties?

Today the Panoramio team is announcing a new uploader tool that makes all these things possible. This new uploader makes importing your favorite pictures into Panoramio faster than ever. Now you can easily tag and add titles and comments while your photos are uploading - all at the same time. In addition, viewing your photos on the map will help you remember where they were taken, and sharing them through Panoramio will enable visitors all over the world to enjoy your shots!





Panoramio photo uploader: Photo picker where importing from Picasa or Google+

Panoramio photo uploader: Editing title and adding tags or comments while photos are uploading.



Panoramio photo uploader: New map view enables you to drag and drop your photos to the location they were taken.

When designing this new uploader, our goal was to make the process of sharing photos as seamless as possible for our millions of users. Let us know what you think of the new tool in the Panoramio Forum or visit our Help Center to learn more about uploading photos to Panoramio.


Posted by Gerard Sanz, Panoramio Community Manager

Friday, January 6, 2012

Panoramio Contest: New Categories

Welcome to 2012!

We just released the result of the November Geotagged Photo Contest. The quality of the photos is astonishing. I could not resist comparing the photo from David Fontanelli with our Panoramio logo and I had to really think for a while how Miro Sabo managed to be at 7a.m. at Flue to take this amazing shot of the Matterhorn. I think he stayed in the hut that is located 10min from where he took the photo, but that is only my guess ;)

Since the contest was launched in March of 2008, the categories never changed and we thought it would be a good time for to change that, so I am announcing now that the Panoramio Geotagged Contest will have new categories monthly. We started this month with:

  • Landscapes: Show the beauty of nature from a wide perspective. 
  • Detailed nature: Animals, plants, trees... Show the nature in detail. 
  • Skylines: Skylines are the fingerprints of cities. Each of them is unique and can be captured in many different ways. 
  • Human Constructions: Churches, buildings, roads... Show the world that humans have build.
When you upload a picture at the beginning of the month you will be able to see the new categories for that month and you will have the whole month to try to capture 5 photos that you can submit to the contest during the whole month. Those photos will be voted the following month, and the results will be announced at the beginning of the 3rd. 

Feel free to suggest new categories!

Posted by Gerard Sanz, Panoramio Community Manager

Panoramio Contest of November 2011: Unusual Location

I am happy to announce the results of the Unusual Location category for the Panoramio contest of November 2011.

The First Prize is for a photo taken by Karen James in the UK. Scenery First prize

The Second Prizeis for a photo taken by www.mirosabo.com in Zermatt, Switzerland. Scenery First prize

Honorable Mentions are: Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

You can see all the winners in the results page for November 2011.

Posted by Gerard Sanz, Panoramio Community Manager

Panoramio Contest of November 2011: Travel

I am happy to announce the results of the Travel category for the Panoramio contest of November 2011.

The First Prize is for a photo taken by Sabine Dollinger in Australia. Scenery First prize

The Second Prizeis for a photo taken by José L. ESTALAYO in Spain. Scenery First prize

Honorable Mentions are: Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

You can see all the winners in the results page for November 2011.

Posted by Gerard Sanz, Panoramio Community Manager

Panoramio Contest of November 2011: Heritage

I am happy to announce the results of the Heritage category for the Panoramio contest of November 2011.

The First Prize is for a photo taken by grcav in the Netherlands. Scenery First prize

The Second Prizeis for a photo taken by Ahmet Bekir in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Scenery First prize

Honorable Mentions are: Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

You can see all the winners in the results page for November 2011.

Posted by Gerard Sanz, Panoramio Community Manager

Panoramio Contest of November 2011: Scenery

I am happy to announce the results of the Scenery category for the Panoramio contest of November 2011.

The First Prize for July is for a photo taken by Sang Kim in Yosemite. Scenery First prize

The Second Prize for July is for a photo taken by Henri Bertand in France. Scenery First prize

Honorable Mentions are: Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

You can see all the winners in the results page for November 2011.

Posted by Gerard Sanz, Panoramio Community Manager