Detailed list of Village.Photos services and features
Village.Photos Services and Features
Village.Photos is part of a family of photography hosting services created and managed
by MarketAmp. Village.Photos acts as the primary
hosting platform for several other websites, including the
Snap the Planet photography community and ShutterForge
Photography Website Hosting.
Village.Photos does have an API (SOAP) available if you're interested in integration
your website or platform with our image hosting services.
Village.Photos is primarily an Image Host. We provide space for users to
store photos on the internet, and a variety of methods to share those photos with
Providing that service, while making it fast and easy, is our primary focus - our
mission. While we will provide additional related features to image hosting, such
as social media features, image hosting will always be the most important aspect
of our service.
Another focus is helping our members be discovered. Therefore our site is highly
Search Engine Optmized, and feeds to multiple search engines. You have final control
over the meta tags and meta description that is coded into each album and image.
Unless you choose otherwise, in most cases your images and content will be indexed
by Google within a few days.
We provide blogging features as well - which can be a great boost to your content,
and search engine indexing.Our authoring features are in their early stages, but
many more features are coming soon.
While we constantly work to improve our service, this list may not be comprehsive,
but will include significant features you may be looking for.
- Drag and drop uploading from HTML5 compliant browers or devices
- Unique visitor view tracking on each image.
- Customizable background color for profile page, as well as each album page
- Fast. Google indexing reports average page load time while spidering of under 200ms
- Share/Publish your photos to Facebook with ease.
- Original image files are stored intact, without change. For optimal viewing, a scaled,
compressed version of the image is used for web display. In most cases, even on
large hi definition monitors, you won't be able to tell the difference.
- Support for very large image files - up to 40MB
- Auto-scaling, customizable photo albums
- Batch image resizing.
- Manage all album photos quickly in one place - name, description, tags, purchase
availability and other settings for all album images on the "Manage Album Images"
- Direct Linking - URL's provided for directly embedding your image on other sites.
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO) control of member content
- Semantically correct page structure for SEO purposes
- A variety of album and image security settings - Public, Private, Password Protected,
and Mature Content.
- Member avatars - use your own, or your Facebook profile picture if you connect using
- Meta tag controls - set your own meta description and keywords for each album
- Mobile Browser Friendly - we test and optimze every feature of our site to work
on mobile browsers, both phones and tablets
- Facebook Connect - we're integrated with Facebook as a reviewed and verified application,
for easy one-click login
Service Levels and General Limitations
During the initial launch period of Village.Photos, begininning October 31st, 2014,
we are not restricting storage, direct linking, or bandwidth.
After the launch period ends, approximately 3 months from October 31st, 2014, we
will put in place certain storage limits. We do not anticipate usage (bandwidth
restrictions), except in the cases where usage appears to be excessive, abusive
or malicious. These limits are purely put in place to keep performance high for
For users who have created their account during the initial launch period, and added
a significant amount of content, future restrictions will not trigger any content
to be removed.
We reserve the right to remove any content that we consider inappropriate for the
general public. The final decision remains completely in our hands, although in
most cases we won't take such action without communication with the user first.
In most cases, making an album private, or password-protected, will be sufficient.