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Hello, I am Margrit, (username May). Origin/Swiss Profession/Architect In Pano since 5.Jul 2007 A warm welcome to you all! ************************************* Welcome in my galleries! Thanks to all, who find it worthwile to visit my gallery and to comment photos. If ever my time allows, I'll get on Panoramio more often, discovering the beauty of our world through your wonderful photos. Thank you all so much! ************************************* Thank you all for the innumerable group invitations, but sorry, my schedule just doesn't allow to spend more time! ************************************* Du oder du, ich bin hin- und hergerissen. Gelernt haben wir 'Du', der neuere Duden sagt du oder auch richtig Du. So schreibe ich manchmal klein und manchmal gross, aber immer freundlich gemeint. :) Taking photos is one of my passions beside many other interests! Before digital photography I developed and copied my b/w photos in my darkroom. In and outside of my profession I studied art and did some painting (watercolors), as far as time allowed. Fortunately there is never an end in learning and I take every opportunity to learn and am grateful to all those contributing to it. ************************************* My second album is an addition to this gallery, often older photos or of my journeys. / In der folgenden Galerie sind hauptsächlich Fotos von meinen Reisen in der Schweiz, Spanien, England, Schottland, Wales und Irland. http://www.panoramio.com/user/swissmay2 ************************************* In the following gallery is a collection of the open air museum of mostly traditional farm houses in different regions of Switzerland and of interiors of past centuries and of markets - In dieser Galerie finden sich zur Hauptsache Fotos vom Freilichtmuseum Ballenberg, ein Überblick mit traditionellen Bauernhäusern aus verschiedenen Regionen der Schweiz mit Original-Einrichtungen und -Werkzeugen, Gotthelfmarkt, etc. http://www.panoramio.com/user/swissmay3 ************************************* and the last gallery in Panoramio is dedicated to black/white photos, an old passion of mine: http://www.panoramio.com/user/swissmay4 ************************************* Panoramio Member since 05.07.07

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So nice one... The decor of umbrellas are nicely snapped. LIKE 142

Many Many Greetings for you from Bangladesh.

Have fun in photography.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT


Please don't comment the photo, just read the text


I just read at the Forum :


Brian McClendon

at 6:56 mm - 19/09/2014


Folks,

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.

Thank you,

Brian McClendon Vice President, Google Maps

you take so many beautiful photos thanks for sharing andy c x

Bonita luz!!
L+F
Saludos desde Barcelona

Faszinierende Farben und hervorragende Berglandchaft mit dem fantastischen Vordergrund FL
Grüße, Heinrich

Begoña C

Hello Begoña, thank you so much 4 your compliment and the Like-708 & YS-352.
Best greetings, René

L; Nice work.
Panoramio is disappearing and here is the Google philosophy
This must be ironi...

Excellent composition, very beautiful picture!
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Best wishes from Cologne, Klaus

LIKE, Very very very nice nature :) Greetings from Kashan, Iran, Best regards, Moein :)

very nice foggy moode, greetings from Norway

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