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Here you can see a list of the new features that have been implemented into ePHOTOzine and read more about each of them.
|ePHOTOzine Mobile - Forums|
If you use your mobile to access ePHOTOzine forums but find that its slow and bulky, you will be pleased to hear that we have created ePHOTOzine mobile, a mobile friendly version of ePHOTOzine. You can access ePHOTOzine mobile by pointing your phone's web browser to:
Currently the only section available on mobile is the forums, but we plan to bring more and more into it in the future.
The forums have been upgraded to V5 New features include:
- images in forums (e2 feature)
Add images in forums posts to illustrate a point.
- hide member's posts
Click to hide posts by specific members.
- float user bar (BETA idea)
A bar that appears at the bottom of the page with profile info and section extras such as forums and gallery comment box
- quicker editing of posts
You are no longer taking to a new page to edit a comment.
- improved bbcode editor
Add smilies, wrap text in quotes, add images (e2 feature) and simplified links
- unread posts (posts that have been added since your last log out)
Jumps straight to posts that have been added since you last logged out.
- Forum Post medal
Indicates how many forum posts you've made.
The blog section has been totally revamped. Previously an e2 only feature, blogs have now been opened up for everyone, and a photo upload option has been added for e2 members so they can now illustrate their blogs. Use blogs as a photo diary spot, or to tell other members your news or share your views, please don't use them to ask questions, that's what forums are for.
|Here's your Christmas present from the ePHOTOzine team.|
We may not have wrapped a present and put it under your tree but that doesn't mean we've forgotten about you!
From today (25th December) until the 31st December we're giving our members e2 Membership absolutely free. That means for one week you get larger photo uploads, the ability to let others modify your work, the chance to create an exhibition plus many, many more treats!
See what e2 features you can use.
If you are an existing e2 member, you will receive an extra week on top of your subscription.
We hope you enjoy the gift.
Have a great Christmas,
|Improved Classified Ads Section|
We have just completed an upgrade to the Classified Ads section of ePHOTOzine. Here are some of the improvements that this upgrade includes:
* Add an image to a classified ad
* Highlight your ads in yellow to make them stand out
* Upgrade a live classified ad with an image, highlight or extend the date
* 'My Classifieds' in portfolios so others can see your ads
* Search classified ads
* Order classified ads by price
* Extended classified ad descriptions
* Improved design and usability
* Added restrictions to prevent scammers from posting ads
So check out the Classified Ads section and feel free to add a classified ad!
|Revamped Book Reviews Section|
The book reviews section has been redesigned in the new V5 format. New features include an improved search, order by title, relevance, rating and date, plus an option to leave comments.
You can also browse by author or by publisher.
We introduced a new feature a few weeks ago and forgot to announce it here, so for those who don't visit the forums we now have a Guest Editor each week who volunteers to look through the gallery and award pictures that he/she thinks are outstanding hie or her GEA. The feature is being discussed here: Guest Editor
If you feel the EC HCs could be a better selection, now's your chance to show us why. Let's see your pick of the crop.
|Compact Camera Users Group|
We've created a new group for compact camera users where beginners are welcome to join and post photos taken with their compacts. Details here Compact Camera Users
We have upgraded the downloads section! In this upgrade we:
So come and check it out!
|New Gallery Categories|
We have added 2 new categories to the gallery:
- Night / Low Light
- Still Life
If you have any photos you feel fall under these categories, you can re-categorise them by doing the following:
1. Click on the photo in your portfolio
2. Click '[EDIT]'
3. Change the categories
4. Save the changes you made.
|Special Interest Groups|
We have added a feature using the Members Meetings area to bring together members who enjoy shooting certain subjects so that their images and ideas can be discussed in a group format. There's a forum thread discussing the idea here. ePHOTOzine Groups
|Pro Portfolios Improvements|
We have just completed the upgrade of the Pro Portfolios Section. Along with improved usability and performance, we have also included the following new additions to the section:
- Editable portfolios
- Easier multiple photo uploading with unlimited uploads
- Search portfolios
We have upgraded the poll section to the new style. There is also a new option for you to suggest a poll.
|Featured & Related in Forums & Photos|
Some of you have already noticed. We have added a couple of additions to the photo and forum pages.
We display featured news, reviews, techniques, articles, buyers guides, etc. On many occasions this displays relevant links to techniques and articles that might be related to the photo/forum.
A little late to announce but as the feature has become a regular part of the site we will formally announce it now.
We now have a Critique Buddy Challenge - created to give anyone interested in a photo challenge and opportunity to share and receive detailed opinions. Full details here Critique Buddy Challenge FAQ
The FAQ section of the site has been given some attention lately. We have improved the search facility and have added a feature which allows you to mark FAQs as helpful.
We have just added icons and links onto all news, reviews, techniques, buyers guides and articles that will make it quicker and easier for you to share the page through your favourite sites such as twitter, facebook, digg and many more.
You can find these links near the bottom of the article. Just click the icon and follow the instructions.
We have redesigned the glossary section to allow more detailed explanations and image. We have also improved our search and you can also suggest terms to help build up our glossary. We also have a related terms section as well to help you explore the term and others like it.
|New Gallery Category added|
Due to member demand we've added a Street Photography category in the gallery. Please remember to select this category when uploading street photos. And if you have any existing photos in your folios please go through and reassign them to this new category or it will look empty.
|Junior Awarded Photos on Portfolio|
We have now included photos that have won the Junior Award to the portfolios along side the HC and PA awarded photos.
|Highly Commended Photos in Portfolio|
We have changed the portfolios slightly so we now feature photos that have received highly commended awards along with the premier award photos.
|Revamped Exhibitions section|
We have redesigned the exhibitions section and brought all the venues up to date with a new address format and links to Google Maps. You can now search for exhibitions and venues near your home by postcode (providing you have put your correct postcode in your profile contact details (hidden from public view)). This is also useful if you are going on holiday and intend looking up galleries or exhibitions.
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|Directory and Exhibition Upgrades|
Directory Ease of Use
We have improved the directories for ease of use both browsing and adding. We hope you contribute your listing!
A search has been added and you can now search by the address, postcode, listing name and the products that the listing may offer just to name but a few. Try it!
New Directory List
We have changed the directories home page to show you which new directories have joined the ePHOTOzine group.
Exhibition Ease of Use
We have spent some time to improve the layout and how you add an exhibition in order to make it easy to use and enjoy.
We now have a map which makes it easier to see what is coming up and what is going and where it is!
A search has now been put in to help you find exhibitions. You can search by address or postcode as well as the exhibition title itself.
We thought that the restriction of one photo was a little limited for an exhibition so we now allow 4 in order for you to see what is coming up!
We now keep those past exhibitions around so you can comment of what you thought of them.
We now allow notifications for exhibitions so you can keep up with your mates about upcoming exhibitions and talk about what you thought about it afterwards.
|Homepage Whats Hot Slideshow and Video fo the Week|
We have added a couple of new additions to the homepage today.
What's Hot Slideshow
There is a nice slideshow on the homepage now which features our picks for the hottest news, reviews, articles, techniques, videos, etc on ephotozine and ephotozine.tv
Video of the Week
Further down the homepage you will find the Video of the Week from ephotozine.tv
|Premier Gallery and Highly Commended Upgrades|
Due to recent circumstances, we have changed the Editor's Choice gallery to the new Premier Gallery. Instead of Pete browsing through all the photos on the site and giving his editor's choice award, we have assembled a team of photography professionals to do this. These pros will give out the Premier Awards to the best photos on ePHOTOzine and the Highly Commended Award to photos that are nearly good enough to receive the Premier Award. Editors within the photo industry will then choose photo of the week based on the Premier Awarded photos (such as Will Cheung, Dan Lezano etc).
The current Premier Award Team Members are:
Many other Pro photographers are on the way in the coming days and weeks.
Photos that have received Editor's Choice Awards in the past will still display the Editor's Choice Award. However, from this point onwards, they will be replaced with the Premier Award.
We appreciate changes are not always welcome, but thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding of this new system.
|Pro Critique Notification|
We have now added a pro critique notification for all you e2 people our there who submit photos for our Pro Critique Team. It works in the same way as the modification notifications do. i.e sending via your default notification method. It is on automatically but you can turn it off in your "My Settings". For all you non e2 wanting things like this sign up now for as little as £3.50 from our e2 signup form
We have now set up private messages notifications for all private messages sent to you excluding ones for notifications. If you wish to turn this option off then please go to your "my settings" to do so.
For those of you with e2 you can now order your photos by percentage on the my statistics page. Showing you how many people viewed your picture and how many of them voted.
You can now see your best picture by percentage.
For those of you without e2 and would like features such as this
visit our e2 signup page
|Pro Photography Tips|
We have added a new series of articles under the Techniques drop down called Pro Photography Tips. Pro Photography Tips area contains great tips provided by pro photographers to help improve your photography.
View our Pro Photography Tips
|Photo Map Gallery|
We have a new gallery. The Photo Map Gallery. You can now tag your photos with the location you took it and see them on the map. To help you out we have a quick way of helping you tag your pictures here at Geo Tag my Photos. You can find this at the bottom of your user bar in your portfolios. For more about this feature look at Pete's forum thread - Major new ePHOTOzine feature - PHOTO MAPS here
|Share This in the Forums|
We have just added the Share This button to forum topics. What does this mean to you? Well, if your saavy and like to share things you find online on social network and social bookmarking sites, then this little button makes it quick and easy to do so.
So, if you find a forum topic that you think is rather useful or just want to share with others online, click Share This!
|Paint Shop Pro Tutorial set|
We have just added one of our most ambitious tutorial sets yet. It's a series of 10 step by step techniques taking you through all the stages of modifying a VW Caravanette. You can follow this and use it on your own car pics.
We look forward to seeing your results in the gallery.
Please spread the word by linking to these guides in other forums/newsgroups etc. The more visitors we get to this work, the more we can improve things in the future
We have launched a new feature that allows e2 members to create virtual exhibitions on ePHOTOzine (Members' exhibitions).
The creator of the exhibition can add contributors so others can upload to the exhibition creating a joint effort.
Exhibitions can be viewed by anyone and are open for 30 days.
The feature also has a new slide show mode to show the photos in the order the exhibition creator chooses.
Click our Members' Exhibitions to check it out.
|New Forum Search|
We have made a new forum search which should make it a lot easier to find those topics and posts that you are looking for!
We have added an archive of previous ePHOTOzine newsletters so subscribed users can read back on older newsletters.
You must be subscribed to the newsletter to use the archive.
Click here to view the newsletter archive and subscribe to the newsletter
|New Forum Category!|
We have added a new category for all you members lucky enough to be caught in the lime light. Tell your success stories
|Photo Location Comments|
The long awaited upgrade of comments on Photo Locations has been added today. You can now add your comments on all your favourite photography locations.
Check out the Photo Locations section which is under the Reviews drop down menu.
|Newsletter Text Version|
You can now get the newsletter in text version. To do this please go to your settings page and change the newsletter option.
Photos now have unique views so this will show how many people are viewing your pictures!. You will register 1 unique view every 24 hours on each image you visit.
|Has Modifications Indicator|
Has Modifications Indicator added. If a photo has modifications a small gold M will be below it instead of the standard grey one. Go check out all the modifications posted in the modifications gallery!
|My Statistics Upgrade|
We now have added the number of comments to the My Statistics Page for all you e2 members. There is also the option to order by comments so you can see which photo has caused most discussion!
|2 Blog Upgrades|
We have added a couple of upgrades to the members' blogs area:
1. You can now choose to have a blog entry only viewable to ePHOTOzine members.
2. We have added a RSS feed for Latest Blog Posts sitewide.
|Challenge Gallery Upgrades|
We have made some more slight modifications to this section. The first being when you create a challenge a small list will appear of other challenges with similar names that may be more appropriate.
The other upgrade that has been done. Is that when you go to your recent activity. You will notice that the challenges number is now linked. This will take you to a section where you will be able to view your photos in 3 sections. The first Closed Challenge Winners are photos that have won now closed challenges. These are challenges that have gone past their closed date.
The second is the Currently Winning Challenges. These are challenges that you are winning but all could change as the challenge is not yet over. The third and final one is all the other entries that you have.
|Disable Site PM's|
A new feature for all you e2 members out there. If you no longer wish to be sent messages about competitions,freebies and other important goings on then we have a setting now that can be found on your My Settings Page. Enjoy!.
|Upgrade to the Insert Links Button.|
We have made a slight upgrade to the Insert Links button. When you insert a link the box still appears but if you don't highlight anything to link then it will just add the word 'link'.
Also if you accidentally click Insert Link and then 'Cancel' nothing will be inserted.
Hope that helps all you linkers out there!.
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|Hide Blog Entry from Search Engines|
We have added an option when adding/editing blog entries to hide the entry from search engines (ie: Google, Yahoo, etc).
This may take a couple of days to take affect for any past blog entries as it relies on the Search Engines to come back and see the change.
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