Before I start, today is Vancouver’s 125th Birthday so Happy Birthday to our beautiful Vancouver the city that many great Sci-Fi TV shows such as Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Stargate, and X-Files were filmed here. City of coffee, sushi, and natural beauty.
Anahita ™ Photos is now a Birth release
This is perhaps my most favorite app in the collection of Anahita social applications. I do take a lot of pictures (Glamour, Dance, Music, and Drama) and I’ve always been inspired by platforms such as flickr, tumbler, and WordPress. One of my major pet peeves is that a lot of photo sharing services and applications out there are not really built for the visual artists who put a lot of time and effort into every individual work that they produce and instead geared towards people who upload batches of poorly shot vacation pictures into their albums.
Anahita Photos is developed as a photo blogging and sharing social application for those who share their stories using pictures rather than words. In this application every image receives individual respect and attention.
Anahita Photos is very versatile and it can be installed on both people and group profiles. Owners and authors can adjust the privacy settings per photograph, and it seamlessly integrates with the Anahita social networking engine. In the birth release of this social applications we have done quite a bit of optimization and usability enhancements based on the feedback we have received from the Anahitapolis members and our own observations. The following are the summary of some of the improvements:
Improved Multiple Photo Upload Workflow
We have improved the entire process of uploading multiple images and adding them to an existing or new album. The photo uploader is also now aware of the file size upload limit which is set by the website admin in the back-end.
Select and upload a set of images files.
After a batch of photos are uploaded you can create a new album to which all the newly uploaded photos will be added.
Or simply select an existing album. After the photos are added to an album, then you are forwarded to the album page. It is also possible not to add the photos to any albums and skip this process all together.
The Photo Stream
The photo stream renders as a blog view. Photo titles and descriptions can be edited at this view. Simply click on the title or description positions and they’ll turn into editable fields. We have increased the width of the images displayed on this page to 620 pix so they look quite prominent. All the pagination is done in AJAX. The list of albums on the right column is sorted based on the last update time so every time that you add a photo to an album, the album moves to the top of the list.
The Photo View
Every photo can be commented on (and tagged in the future releases). You can edit the title or description field by simply clicking on them. They’ll turn into editable fields. A photo can belong to more than one album. The albums are listed on the right column.
List of albums is displayed as a growing grid.
The Album View
The album view layout has been redesigned to make better use of the space. In this view you can also edit the album’s title and description by simply clicking those fields to make them editable.
By clicking the “View Slideshow” link you can view the images within an album in a light box and navigate back and forth using the arrow keys on your keyboard.
You can change the cover an album by simply dragging and dropping one of the thumbnails over the album cover area.
You can also select multiple images and remove them from an album.
To edit the album’s title just simply click on the title field and it becomes editable.
To edit the album’s description just simply click on the description field and it becomes editable.
Where can we download it?
Our Premium Tribe members can download the Anahita ™ Photos from this page.
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