Panoramio is about sharing photos and it's a community-driven site.
You can use a Favorites list to keep track of favorite photos or favorite photographers. When you mark photos or photographers as favorites, links appear on your personal (Your Photos) page so you can easily return to them.
To add a photo to your Favorites list:
To add a photographer to your Favorites:
On the Your photos page, the items you selected appear under Favorites. You'll receive an email when any of your favorite photographers add a new photo.
To remove a favorite:
To disable notifications about new photos from a favorite photographer, refer to Enabling and disabling email alerts.
Panoramio doesn't yet have the ability to search by name. To find the photos of a particular Panoramio photographer:
As a Panoramio user, you'll automatically receive a daily email when one of these events occurs:
You will receive only one email daily, with both types of information.
To disable emails, do one of the following:
Despite in Panoramio we encourage open communications, there are some situations where Private Messaging can be handy. You may need to ask permission to another user to use his photo in your magazine, you may want to discuss a non-Panoramio related topic with another user, you may want to ask details about a Panomeeting, etc.
To use, copy, print, or download a photo from Panoramio, you must get explicit permission from the photographer. To contact a photographer to ask for permission, you can use Private Messaging. The owner of the photo will receive an email and can contact you back. If you want the photographer to contact you directly via email feel free to add this information in the message as Panoramio does not disclose email addresses of its users.
Private messaging is only enabled from within Panoramio and only Panoramio users can send messages to other Panoramio users. The feature is enabled by default. In case you want to change this configuration:
Spam in Private Messaging is not tolerated. The spam policy for Private Messaging is the same as the spam policy in comments.
To suggest a change to a photo, add a comment explaining the change that you suggest. The author will get an email with your comment.
Panoramio community members exchange a lot of information in the Panoramio forum. The forum is a place where you can ask questions, share tips, report bugs, or make feature suggestions.
Here are some suggestions for helping to fix problems in Panoramio.
|Problem||What can you do?|
|Incorrect information in Google Earth or Google Maps, such as incorrect street, town, and so on||Please see the help center for Google Earth or Google Maps.|
|Incorrect location for someone else's photo||
It may happen that while browsing photos from Panoramio in the Panoramio map or in Google Earth, you find a photo that is not well mapped. It could be that the Photographer position (the place the photographer took the photo) is not correct, the place associated to the photo is not the one that the photo is about, or the Indoor check-box is incorrectly selected. In most cases this is a mistake in the mapping process that can be corrected by suggesting a proper location, place, or indoorness attribute to the photographer.
To suggest a change in any of the location attributes you will need to:
After a suggestion has been sent the owner of the photo needs to Accept or Reject the suggestion for it to be effective. After 3 suggestions on the same photo, the owner of the photo can block the photo from receiving suggestions if he is convinced that the photo is correctly located. In this case the message Misplaced? Suggest new location is replaced by Position locked.
When a suggestion has been sent to the owner of the photo, no other suggestions can be made until the owner of the photo has accepted or rejected the suggestion. During this time the message Misplaced? Suggest new location is replaced by Position disputed.
If a user has a photo in Panoramio and he is inactive in the community, suggestions from active and trusted users will be automatically accepted. This is to avoid having photos wrongly positioned in the map forever without the owner taking action on it. The definition of an inactive user and an active and trusted user is decided by Panoramio based on the user's activity pattern.
|An inappropriate or offensive photo||Under Flag photo, click inappropriate or offensive. If a number of different users flag a photo, the Panoramio administrator will review the photo and take further action. You can flag a photo only once; repeated clicks are ignored.
Because thousands of Panoramio users participate in community moderation, inappropriate photos are quickly identified and removed.
|An offensive photo title||Check the Acceptance Policy for titles and comments. If the photo title is not acceptable, flag the photo as Inappropriate or offensive and the Panoramio administrator will review it.|
|Photos that are acceptable according to the Panoramio policy, but that you don't like||Just upload your own great photos to Panoramio! If the good photos become more popular than the photos you don't like, they'll also be more visible.|
If another Panoramio member suggests that you change the location of one of your photos, you'll get an email. Follow the link in the email to Panoramio, where you can choose to move the photo to the suggested location or keep it where it is.
Until you respond to the suggestion:
When you accept or reject the suggestion:
Because information exchange with Google Earth does not happen instantly:
If you respond quickly, the photo might simply be removed from the Panoramio map for a short period of time.