Our official affiliated photo sharing site, Fotki.com has recently announced a wide ranging update to its website which introduces a range of new features including support for RSS feeds, improved address book, linking and GPS location information. dpreview.com has used Fotki to host its galleries for several years, we selected them because of their solid hosting reliability and wide ranging photo sharing features. Fotki is also having a special offer on their Premium membership, just $35 for an entire year, but act fast as this offer will expire on 21st September.

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Press Release:

Fotki Releases a Global Update and Announces a Special Price Offer

NEW YORK, NY — September 14, 2005Fotki. Inc., a company behind a popular online photo-sharing web portal, Fotki.com, has recently released a global site update that includes many rebuilt sections, modernized existing features, and up-to-date RSS news feed and GPS-related features. Just after the update, Fotki has announced a special fall offer for newcomers and free account users. A weeklong bid makes it possible buying a first-year full membership for only $35 thus saving 30% of the regular price.

The huge update is a result of a half-a-year creative work of Fotki R&D team. Among the updated sections is the Photo Albums section: new album layout and navigation created, and other new features introduced. Another update is made in the Links section: link adding using a bookmarklet (a small JavaScript program stored as a URL within a bookmark) and introduced, link tagging and link search by tags. New addition awaits our users in the Address Book section where the dynamic contact details and contact tagging are introduced. Fotki also offers: new layout and more convenient posting-comment options in the Photo Comments section.

Adjusting its services for today’s digital lifestyle, Fotki has implemented modern features like convenient RSS news feed, and cool album photo session location feature.

With RSS news feed option, any Fotki visitor can now subscribe to the feeds from any Fotki members’ What’s New pages he wants to get updates on and the feed will be coming in due time. Photo session location feature makes creating and viewing albums more exciting. It allows finding the spot where photos were taken on a variety of web maps: Google Earth, MSN Virtual Earth, Mapquest, NASA World Wind, and Google Maps, when viewing albums. Geographic coordinates indicating a locality where all of this album's photos were taken are added manually in the "Album Properties" form. For each photo, precise geographic coordinates indicating an exact place where it was taken can be added either manually or automatically: Fotki users, whose digital cameras are equipped with build-in GPS receivers or external GPS devices, will have the GPS info of the uploaded photos automatically read and added to photo’s data.

With new icons, headers and avatars, and user-oriented environment, Fotki web site has got fresh look and feel and became an even greater place to post and manage pictures for photo amateurs, while Fotki’s diverse feature and tool advantages attract professional photographers to this e-commerce area. Click here to read more about the update.