Impressive height of palm! So beautiful photo! Me gusta! Saludos desde Vilnius! G.
¿Qué pasó Paty, se acabó el encanto por la fotografía? Aunque no lo creas me gasto un tiempo en ver tus fotos. Saludos.
Adoro o Chile, Paty! :)
Paty Santini Hace bastante tiempo que estamos retirados de Panoramio yo estoy retomandolo poco a poco también, así que nos vemos.
Todavia hay mucho por caminar, el camino de los pueblos no terminan nunca. Si no puede ser en Panoramio, en algún otro lugar será. En el, nos volveremos a encontrar, para mostrarle al mundo, las bellezas de tu patria y la mía. **Like 4.
Gracias Ricardo, eres muy amable. Saludos desde Santiago de Chile
Hola Christian, no he podido tomar fotos, pues me operaron de una cadera y estoy en recuperación. Espero volver luego a las pistas y salir a fotografiar la naturaleza..Un abrazo!
Hola André, vente a vivir acá, tienes amigos y aún es más barato que Brasil, país que a mi también me gusta mucho. Sabes donde quiero ir? a Bavaria... Um abraço
Hola Carlos, no he olvidado la fotografía, el motivo es que me operaron de una cadera y aún estoy en recuperación, pero espero volver luego a tomar fotos, me encanta y lo extraño. Tomar fotos desde el auto no es lo mismo que caminar y buscar la perspectiva exacta, además a mi me gusta la naturaleza, no la foto urbana. Miles de saludos.
Ha sido la alegría de este día. Espero que te recuperes pronto y bien. Parece que los viejos nos encariñamos fácilmente con las personas simpáticas. Un saludo cordial para tí y familia.
Since Google announced the closing of Panoramio we, the Panoramio founders, have got hundreds of messages from Panoramio users from all around the world that want to keep the Panoramio Community alive.
For 9 years Panoramio users have been carefully taking, selecting, sharing and manually geolocating 80 millions of photos for countless hours. They gave Google the right to display their photos in Earth and Maps. It is fair to ask Google to keep the Panoramio community alive in exchange.
Panoramio is not just a website, nor a tool like Google Reader, Panoramio is a group of people that care about good pictures and love to illustrate the World. Users have become friends at Panoramio, they have met personally all around the world. Today a user told us that she met her husband at Panoramio... read the reasons below the petition to know about the users. Panoramio is about people that shared tens of thousands of photos. They made a great effort that benefited Google.
Google offered users to migrate to Google Views. This new service looks great, but Views is not Panoramio and it never will be. Every community is unique by itself, like any group of people is different from any other one. Many Panoramio users don't feel that they fit into Google Views mainstream snapshots. You can’t force anyone to merge with a different group of people.
No reply was possible in the closing announcement in the Panoramio forum. Users don’t like the scary migration plan through Google Drive with two steps. Users got broken promises of keeping the site alive just few days ago. Some core features for the community are going to be lost (faves updates, comments…). No wonder why Panoramio users don’t want to migrate to Views, the migration as planned will kill the Panoramio Community. We wrote a detailed document “Open questions about the Panoramio migration” with our take.
Sign this petition to ask Google to keep the Panoramio Community alive.
I’ve been following some of the discussions on this forum regarding the future migration of Panoramio to Views, and I would like to expand on Evan’s statement with some context on how Panoramio and Views fit into the larger picture.
First, let me be clear that we will provide an easy way for you to migrate all your Panoramio photos, their metadata, and their viewcounts to Views. Your photos will be saved into public albums in Google+ and we will provide you a Google Drive storage bonus to cover the additional data usage. And, when we shut down Panoramio, if you do not wish to move your photos over to Views, you can simply download them and not migrate.
As the lead for Google Maps, a co-founder of Google Earth, and a passionate photographer, I’ve always had a great appreciation and love for the Panoramio community. The photos in Panoramio have helped countless people in Google Maps and Google Search to make decisions about where to travel. I believe Views is an important next step for us to grow the photography community to better serve the one billion people who use Google Maps every month.
I want everyone to understand why we made the very difficult decision to migrate Panoramio to Views. Our reasons fall into the following categories:
new requirements that mobile users have when using Google Maps
increased availability of affordable GPS-enabled cameras, primarily smartphones
technical limitations of old infrastructure
The world has gone mobile. Smartphone growth is incredible. Google Maps has now been installed on over one BILLION Android and iOS devices. People use our mobile apps to navigate, but also to make daily decisions about where to go (restaurants, hiking trails, hotels, and more). People need to see photos for these locations.
Sharing photos on Views and Google Maps is also about helping you create a beautiful photo map of all the places you go and helping you remember your experiences there (and perhaps even to help guide a friend). The more often you take photos, the better your map helps you. And, if you do professional work for clients, it’s about giving you more exposure to help you monetize your work and helping them maximize visibility for potential customers.
When Panoramio began, few people had smartphones and nobody shared photos from them. Now most of us have phones in our pockets with optics and image processing abilities that produce excellent photos. Talented photographers everywhere are turning to smartphones as “their other camera” producing amazing images that challenge people’s expectations of what’s possible. And, non-photographers with a little creativity are discovering they too can now create good photos with their phone. And, of course, all of these devices have GPS, making it easier than ever to add photos to a map. Billions of smart phones are the key to enabling Google Maps to provide you with accurate, comprehensive, and recent photos that help you make decisions about where to go or recognize the location when you get there.
Finally, Panoramio is built on old infrastructure that can no longer be maintained. We chose to rebuild it, and we did so in Views. This will enable us to provide more reliable services and far more features as the community grows.
So, let’s get specific about what we’re doing...
Here are the details about the migration to Views:
Curation tools to customize your profile, since we recognize that photographers want control over how their work is displayed. This will include something like the “Best” feature that Panoramio has today.
An easy-to-use migration flow to bring your full resolution Panoramio photos, metadata, and viewcounts into Views. If you’ve already exported Panoramio photos to Google+, you may have duplicates, but our album naming schema should make this easy for you to manage.
We will migrate your viewcounts!
For now, we suggest leaving your Panoramio photos where they are, but trying out Views for some new photos. When the migration flow is enabled, you’ll avoid more duplication and your viewcounts will be retained.
If you choose, your photos that remain on Panoramio un-migrated will continue to be seen on Google Earth and Google Maps (far beyond the migration) if they are associated with a Google account.
The following data and features will not be migrated:
Groups (which has not been popular in Panoramio)
Favorite photographers (though we’re considering similar features)
Comments (since we can’t move comments to Views for those who don’t migrate)
Thank you for being part of the Panoramio community and contributing your photos to help others explore the world. As we migrate to Views, which is a very new product, I assure you we will not do so until we believe the communities needs are met.
Vice President, Google Maps
Fascinating perspective and nice colours - Kind regards – Christos
Patricia Santini. Que la salud, la felicidad y la alegría
te acompañen a ti y los que te quieren.
Beautiful photo. Like+Fav. Greetings,
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