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Pixagogo Photos in Google Images

Pixagogo public gallery albums and all other albums that are published on other webpages and blogs by Pixagogo users are actively indexed by Google.

If you're looking for a public Pixagogo photo of, why not, Paris, just type "Pixagogo+Paris" in Google images and you'll immediately find that great album!

April 21, 2005 in Tips & Tricks | Permalink | TrackBack

Pixagogo Cameras

Pixagogo extracts the EXIF information of every digital photo that is uploaded to our servers. 

Based on the EXIF we made a ranking of the cameras used by the Pixagogo users, in order of appearance:

  1. SONY CYBERSHOT
  2. SONY DSC-P72
  3. NIKON D70
  4. CANON PowerShot A75
  5. CANON PowerShot A70
  6. CANON EOS 10D
  7. NIKON D100
  8. Minolta DiMAGE A1
  9. CANON EOS 300D DIGITAL
  10. CANON DIGITAL IXUS 400
  11. CANON PowerShot A80
  12. CANON EOS DIGITAL REBEL
  13. FUJIFILM-FinePix S5000
  14. SONY DSC-F828
  15. SONY DSC-P10
  16. CANON PowerShot G3
  17. SONY DSC-P8
  18. CANON PowerShot S40
  19. CANON PowerShot G5
  20. NIKON E5000

You can view the EXIF info of your digital photos in your Pixagogo timeline or on the album lay-out page  (simply click on the little "i" underneath your photos).  Details of other user's digital photos can viewed by clicking on the "info" link on the slide show pages.

February 14, 2005 in Tips & Tricks | Permalink | TrackBack

Archiving Digital Photogaphy

"Are you one of the countless people that believe that your hard drive, CD’s or other digital media are permanently safe for storing your memories for the long term? Are you concerned? Do you secretly prey for mercy from the digital gods or would you like to learn more? Well let me enlighten you now. You are in a world of hurt baby. That dreaded click of death, the latest greatest virus or the always popular disk error is lurking around the corner just waiting to pounce if you don’t get wise to your world and learn the proper way to archive your digital photos... Your precious memories."

Interesting Article on archiving digital photos on blogcritics.org

If you use Pixagogo, you already have an on line backup service for all your digital photos, as they are all stored safely and securely in the original file format, in two copies on two separate servers.

Pixagogo automatically organises your digital photos on a timeline where all of your digital photos are shown based on the date shot or the date uploaded.

So you can always find and get your original photos back. You never know...

 

February 4, 2005 in Tips & Tricks | Permalink | TrackBack

Upload digital photos

If you want to share those nice megapixel photos of your exotic holiday, that great party, your children or even of the car you're selling, then emailing your photos will not be an option. Unless you’re willing to resize your photos and send a lot of emails ;-). If you are a web guru, you can of course build a website and upload photos to your own web page. For most people this is simply too complicated and for the others just not an acceptable day-to-day solution.

Pixagogo Photo Upload: simple and fast

Pixagogo offers an easy way to upload your photos to our secure data center and share these photos with friends and family, simply by sharing album links. By sharing these compact private album links instead of photos you by-pass e-mail technology limits and you avoid having to resize your photos. That means that viewers will be able to see your photos in all their full-resolution glory and have them printed if they like.

Uploading your photos means getting the digital photos from your hard drive or digital camera into your online photo albums on Pixagogo. Your digital photos must be saved in a popular file type such as JPEG (".jpg"). They very probably are already. To view a list of file types that Pixagogo supports, please click here.

You can upload your photos from within the Pixagogo web site. This is probably fine if you just have a few photos to upload. Otherwise it is a much better idea to download the free Pixagogo upload tool. Pixagogo Uploader is the fastest and most convenient way to upload your photos to your online photo albums. It can even keep going in the background while you are away or working on other items. You will be sharing your photos in minutes.

January 18, 2005 in Tips & Tricks | Permalink | TrackBack

Direct Photo Linking

You can create a direct link to add a Pixagogo photo or photo link to your website or email:

  1. Select a photo in your photo time line or on the album layout page and click "photo link".
  2. Copy the custom HTML code or URL.
  3. Paste it into the HTML of your website where you want the album link to appear, or into an HTML email (e.g., in the signature section).

Pixagogo direct photo link

Now view your web page: you should see the Pixagogo Photo! Please ensure that the HTML code on your web page exactly matches the code below. Some HTML editors may add, delete, or change some characters in your code. If this is the case, please change the code on your web page to exactly match the code in the template. If you want, you can create multiple photo links. Just repeat the steps above.

January 17, 2005 in Tips & Tricks | Permalink | TrackBack

Direct Album Linking

Did you know that you can direct link to your Pixagogo online photo albums on your website or weblog?

You can! And we made it really easy for you!

If you want to add a Pixagogo album link to your website, email or blog, you simply select one of your online photo albums on the album overview page and hit the "album link" button on the toolbar.

Pixagogo will automatically generate custom HTML code for 6 different album link templates.

Just copy the custom HTML code and paste it into the HTML of your website where you want the album link to appear, or into an HTML email (e.g., in the signature section). Now view your web page: you should see the Pixagogo album link!

Example of a Pixagogo direct album link:

Powered by Pixagogo

January 12, 2005 in Tips & Tricks | Permalink | TrackBack

Windows XP Service Pack 2

One of the top 10 reasons to install Windows XP Service Pack 2, according to Microsoft, is to "Reduce annoying pop-ups". 

Unfortunately, the pop-up blocker for Internet Explorer that comes with Service Pack 2 prevents the Pixagogo full screen slide show from working properly.

The first time you try to view your photos in the Pixagogo photo viewer, Internet Explorer blocks the Pixagogo photo viewer and the Internet Explorer Information Bar appears when a pop-up is blocked.

Allow pop-ups on http://www.pixagogo.com

When you click the Information Bar, you'll have access to the pop-up blocker settings that let you view the pop-up or configure other options.  If you select "always allow pop-ups from this site..." your photo viewer will appear properly. 

We hate commerical pop-ups as much (or maybe more?) than you do... so we will never add commercial pop-ups to your online photo albums.

In addition, Internet Explorer with Service Pack 2 upgrade does not allow for slide shows covering 100% of your screen. With standard security settings (medium) you get a "full screen slide show" that hardly looks like the "full screen" you were used to before you "upgraded" to service pack 2:

Please take the following three steps to restore your full screen slide show without Title bar on top and Status bar at the bottom of your screen:

Step 1:   Select "Tools" on your Internet Explorer toolbar and then hit "Internet Options".

Step 2: Activate the "Security Tab" and slect "Trusted Sites". Now you can adapt the security level for the Trusted sites zone to Low and then hit the "Apply" button to save your changes.

Step 3: Please click on the "Sites..." button to add http://www.pixagogo.com and/or the international site you are using to the list of Trusted sites. Make sure that you hit the "Add" button and then you click "OK" to close this window.

full screen slide show after adding http://www.pixagogo.com to the Trusted Sites zone

Next time you try to view your photos in full screen, you will have a nice full screen photo, without the Windows Title and Status bar.

When you click the Information Bar, you'll have access to the pop-up blocker settings that let you view the pop-up or configure other options.

December 3, 2004 in Tips & Tricks | Permalink | TrackBack

Bookmark Pixagogo Albums

There are three ways you can do something like "remember" an album you liked:

First: in the Internet Explorer "Favorites" menu, select "Add to Favorites...". This keeps the album link (which is just an URL after all) available in the Favorites menu of Internet Explorer. Other browsers have similar features (Netscape calls it "Bookmarks"). Limitation: this way you keep the shortcut on the computer you're working on. If you switch computers, the link is gone.

Better: Pixagogo will remember an album link for you in your account data if you want. In any Pixagogo album, under the Extras tab you'll find the option "Add to my bookmarks". When you're logged in, you have the list of Bookmarks you kept that way. Limitation: this is still just an URL to an album that may be chaged or deleted by someone else.

Third: For those really important pictures: use the "Adopt Album" feature in any Pixagogo album, under the Extras tab. This will make a copy of the album and all photos into your account. Now you can even modify this new album (with a different album link!) at will, eliminating photos and changing layouts. This is a fairly heavy operation that may take a few minutes - to be used with moderation! Also, the publisher of the album has the option of disabling this feature for individual albums.

November 29, 2004 in Tips & Tricks | Permalink | TrackBack

Best kept secret in Pixagogo: the album statistics page

The little white square icon on the top left of a typical Pixagogo album. Maybe you've never noticed thus far. Maybe you're among our users who have secretly longed for such a feature.

It's true, the album statistics page may be among our best kept secrets. And it's a pity: the information it reveals provides a glimpse into the online life of the album: how many visits it has received thus far, how those visits have been spread in time, and what the daily visit frequency looks like.

It can tell you how soon people look at an album after you've shared it (answer: in general **really** soon after). It gives you an idea how far it spreads, what its "staying power" is. When published among other albums, you'll discern people's preferences by comparing the stats of albums.

Tip: make sure you have an attractive cover photo on your albums. It makes all the difference to visitors of a gallery (the Pixagogo Public Gallery, for instance). By default it's the first picture of an album, but in the Album Layout section of Pixagogo, any picture can be designated as a cover photo.

November 24, 2004 in Tips & Tricks | Permalink | TrackBack

Backup your Photos

You definitely do not want to lose your digital photos. 

Think about it... were are your digital memories stored today?  On your laptop, your PC, on your company's network or at best on a CDrom or DVD. 

Yet there are so many ways to lose your digital photos: your computer crashes, your laptop gets stolen or you cannot find that [expletive deleted] DVD.  Are you sure you'll still be able to read data off a DVD, 15 years from now? Do you really like to manage thousands of digital photos in endless folders, on built-in or external disks, network servers and DVDs?

If you use Pixagogo, you already have an on line backup service for all your digital photos, as they are all stored safely and securely in the original file format, in two copies on two separate servers.

Pixagogo automatically organises your digital photos on a timeline where all of your digital photos are shown based on the date shot or the date uploaded.

So you can always find and get your original photos back. You never know...

Additionally, Pixagogo does not limit the number of digital photos or on line photo albums you can store. As we have the infrastructure to support it, we welcome you to store and share as many digital photos as you want. We prefer spending money on servers rather than pushy advertising: we know that if you are satisfied, you will tell others.

Free trial!

November 23, 2004 in Tips & Tricks | Permalink | TrackBack