FAQ

Joining Photinuum

Is there a cost to joining Photinuum?
No there is no cost, but you need a user account.

How do I set up a User account?
Click on the “Join” link on the home page and follow the instructions.

Do I need to submit personal information?
In order to be able to post pictures you must be a registered member. The minimum requirement is an email address. Whether you post your real name or location is at your discretion.

Will my information be private?
Yes. Your email will be used only to alert you on important information pertaining to Photinuum and to remind you of forgotten usernames and passwords.

Will other users be able to see my profile page?
Only registered members of Photinuum will be able to view other members’ profile pages and photos. Non-members will only be able to view photos.

Do I need a user account to participate in a challenge or comment on a photo?
Yes.

Uploading Photos

What type of camera can I use?
Any type of camera can be used for images. Whether it is a professional DSLR or a point and shoot or a phone camera, there is no rule. What is more important is the file type that you use for your photos.

What types of files can I upload for photos onto Photinuum?
You can upload any photo image with the following file format: png, gif, or jpeg.

Is there a limit to the number of photos I can upload?
No. You can upload as many photos as you wish.

What is the size limit for uploading a photo?
Photos with a size up to 25MB will be accepted. Keep in mind that the larger the photo the longer the time will be needed for it to upload.

What are tags?
Tags are like keywords or labels that you add to a photo to make it easier for another User to find later on. For example, if you have an image of a person drinking coffee in a coffee shop you can use the words “coffee”, “mug”, “coffee shop”, “aroma”, “warmth”, “flavour”. It will be the User who uploads the photo who will decide what tag words they want to use to describe the photo.

What do I do if I see a photo that is inappropriate?
Photinuum does not support photos that, for example, promote discrimination, hatred, violence, abuse and pornagraphy. Photos of concern will be removed. Users will have the option to report any inappropriate images by clicking on the “Report Abuse” link for a particular photo.

Can I upload a copyrighted photo to add to a challenge?
No. Copyrighted photos that belong to third parties will be removed unless permission has been granted from the copyright owners. Photinuum promotes uniqueness and originality.

Can I download photos from Photinuum?
Once photos are uploaded they will be optimized for size. If downloaded from the site, they will not possess the original size prior to uploading.

Photo Challenges

What is a Photinuum photo challenge?
Refer to the ‘about’ link on this page.

Can there be more than one challenge for the same theme?
Absolutely! There will be no limit to the number of challenges for any given theme.

Friends and Groups

How can I become friends with another user on Photinuum?
Click on the “Add as a Friend” link next to their profile photo. The prospective Friend will receive an email for their approval. You can also search for a Friend using the search engine.

How many friends can I have?
There is no limit to how many friends you can add to their profile.

How can I start a group or join an existing group?
Go to the pull down menu on the top navigation bar. From there you can search for or join an existing group, or create a new group for photo challenges representing a special interest.

Other

Is there a mobile application for Photinuum?
No. There is no mobile support at this time.

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