After Encyclopedia, the online giant information service, Fotopedia, the online photo sharing and organizing service, is finally available to the public. It has been in private beta for a couple of months and was revealed as a read-only preview last week with a “coming in a few days” promise.
Fotopedia – “images for humanity.” isn’t intended to compete with Flickr or Picasa, being instead focused more on the social aspect of photo sharing while also trying to be a useful resource, a Wikipedia for photos.
- You can upload your own albums with the Fotonauts desktop client.
- You can also collaborate on albums, adding photos from multiple users on Fotopedia or from other sources as long as these come under a Creative Commons license.
- Pictures can even be added from external sources like Flickr or Picasa, which will be kept in sync, updating the tags or images as necessary.
- Fotopedia also has a social aspect as users have their own profiles and will be able to follow other users or individual pages or albums.
- Albums from Fotopedia can also be made into widgets so they can be embedded into other sites or blogs.
- Allows Widgets creation & embedding to other social sites.