Galina and Alexei (Ikarushka) Premium user United States Chicago, Illinois

Trying to master or improve Fotki

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8:51 AM

"My featured media"

I could not find in "My account" how to add this option to my "About Me" page - like Gypsy has it on her page:

6:11 PM

Spam in Journal comments

I have got really tired of removing spam from my longest Journal "What's new". Consequently, I had to change this journal's settings to allow only Fotki members to post comments in that journal. This is sad, since some of my friends, who used to post comments in that journal, don't have Fotki account . If anyone knows a better fix for this problem, I'd appreciate this info.

4:09 PM


Fotki Badge

It looks like with a bigger size (90 here) resolution is bad :(

12:11 PM

Exif info displayed by Fotki

1. На всякий случай расскажу про одну (недокументированную) возможность Фоток: если, пользуяь соответствующим софтом, в EXIF-е какой-либо фотки заполнить поля Title, Description или Copyright holder, то Фотки эту информацию прочтут и автоматически вставят в соотвествующие поля под фотографией (keyword тоже читаются - в tags). Мы это делаем в программе Adobe Bridge (правда после этого приходится фотку пропускать через Фотошоп, без чего почему-то Фотки эти поля у нас не читают), но многие другие фотоархиваторы тоже это позволяют.

2. Чтобы показать EXIF, нужно в My Account, Albums ( ) открыть опцию "Show camera model to".
Это можно сделать и отдельно для одного альбома. Для этого при просмотре списка альбомов надо пойти на "edit properties ", "Advanced Properties" и открыть "Show camera model to".

1:02 PM

Tagging issues

Tired of Fotki's frustrating bulk tagging, posted in the following discussion:

Here is a reply to that post:
napomo [Premium Member] 11/02/07 3:06 PM

I am not sure if I understand you right.
I agree that removing doesn't work properly with bulk tagging - that needs to be improved.
But there IS the option to select groups of pics in an album and to assign (additional) tags. You just select them by checking the lil selection box and then click bulk tagging.

Galina: so, this box is not just for Edit or Delete!

It looks, however, that they are not reading these forums. Should probably post in their blog:

BTW, here is one of the numerous notes there:

2. Tagging Bug

It has been observed that if a photo is "tagged", that photo is now made available via Fotki's search engine. The same photo found via the search engine can be right clicked on and saved whether or not you the original owner of the photo disabled right-click in your album. I personally don't care about this. If I want to keep my pictures that secure, they wouldn't be online in the first place. However, I have heard a lot of people and friends almost have a heart attack because their once protected pictures are being made available to the world for free. On the otherhand, those who call themselves "Taggers", no relation to the tagging I am refering to here, now have a free resource to photos that they can grab without the owners consent. This is a serious security issue. Any idea when or if there is a plan to fix this?

Fotki's reply: We'll investigate it and let you know about the results.

By Fotki ( Wednesday, September 27, 2006 8:37 AM)
not all Fotki members have time to tag their photos. And we do want the photos deserving to be tagged and to be reachable through Fotki search to have tags. We do this kind of work on a regular basis: One of Fotki team members does this every day.

For example, GaryGS1 was pleased we had tagged his albums :)

By napomo ( Friday, October 6, 2006 11:46 AM)
Maybe it helps if Fotki would take care for a fast and perfect picture display as top priority and then list the suggestions and conduct a poll for the ranking of the most desired changes. Till that is done everything else can wait and after that one step at a time.

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