Zooomr

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Zooomr
File:Zooomr logo.png
URL http://www.zooomr.com/
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Photo sharing
Registration Free
Owner BlueBridge Technologies Group
Created by Kristopher Tate

Zooomr is a website for sharing digital photos.

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History

Zooomr was created in 2005 by Kristopher Tate of BlueBridge Technologies Group. [1][2]

On June 19, 2006, Thomas Hawk, a well-known photographer and blogger from San Francisco, was recruited by Zooomr as its so called "Chief Evangelist." On July 17, 2006, Zooomr released[1] Zooomr 2 which introduced SmartSets, improved geotagging of photos via TagMap, and many enhancements in speed, design and performance. Features such as Notes and Portals were added to Zooomr[2] on August 22, 2006. Zooomr launched "Zooomr: Mark III" in May of 2007. The site was up for approximately 20 minutes before crashing due to a severe hardware failure[citation needed]. On June 3, 2007, Zooomr successfully launched "Mark III" with the help of Sun Microsystems and Zoho.[citation needed]

Features

The site is similar to other photo and image sharing sites with a number of so-called Web 2.0 features such as tagging, Ajax, RSS, and GeoTagging. Unusually, Zooomr has a multi-login capability, using a service called OpenID. Other features include LightBox, which resembles a slide show allowing users to append short audio commentary to individual photos, SmartSets, which are dynamically-generated albums and PeopleTags, which allows users to add themselves inside photos and search for people inside photos. A feature known as "Zipline" adds a social-networking aspect to the site allowing users to send a message to one of their "contacts" or to see when a contact uploads photos.

Recently added features include Notes, Portals, and an improved version of PeopleTags. They allow a user to draw boxes over sections of a photo in order to append a portion of text, to point out an individual in the photo, or to link to another photo.

Linux users have been reporting the inability to use the flash uploader since May 2008, thus being able of uploading only one picture at a time.[3] There is still another possibility for uploading pictures, using a Java bulk uploader [4].

Accounts

Zooomr has no limits on uploading, storing, and archiving photos.[3] There is however a "PRO" account option, which is free of advertising and allows users to see who "Faved" and commented on their photos with a feature called "Social Stream". One inconvenience when opening a free account on Zoomr is that the user is not given the option to delete it, or to unsubscribe from the website.

Licensing

Zooomr allows users to license their photos under the six regularly-used schemes provided by Creative Commons licensing. All photos are still posted under All Rights Reserved conditions, but users have the option of selecting a different license after uploading.

Additionally, as of January 5, 2008, photos can be searched based on the license attribute. [4]

Localisation

Zooomr is localized in 16 locales (Danish, Dutch, English (UK & US), Finnish, French, German, Han (Simplified & Traditional), Japanese, Mongolian, Polish, Portuguese (BR), Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish).

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References

External links

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