What is Spotted? - Spotted is an online picture forum where you can build collections of photos and share them with others. It's free and available to all online registered users.
What is a Photoblog? - A photoblog, short for photo web log, is your visual personal journal that is frequently updated and intended for general public consumption. You can share your memories and special events on the web with your family and friends.
Use the links below to learn the steps to getting started and uploading your photos into your collections.
Spotted is a community-based, user-contributed photo site. The site has two main sections, "We Spotted" and "You Spotted".
"We Spotted" features photos taken by the site's staff at events throughout the community. These event pictures are then uploaded into an event gallery created by the site staff.
"You Spotted" photos are user contributed and grouped by user created collections and galleries. Registered users are free to create collections which house galleries, which in turn house photos.
Here is a list of common spotted terms.
To join the Spotted community and start uploading your pictures, you need to register with your online newspaper. To register:
PLEASE NOTE - Until you've validated, you have 72 hours of temporary access
If you are already a registered user of the online newspaper, you can access Spotted once you login to the newspaper site. Click on the Spotted link on the newspaper's main page
To change your account's username
To change your account's avatar
A collection is a group of galleries that you define. To create a collection:
Since a collection is made of a group of galleries, it can only be deleted after removing all of its galleries or moving the galleries to another collection. To delete a collection:
As you develop collections, you may wish to change the name from the one originally created. To re-name a collection:
A gallery is a group of photos that you define. To create a gallery:
You may wish to delete galleries on occasion. To delete a gallery:
Galleries can be moved as desired. To move a gallery:
Galleries can be renamed as desired. To re-name a gallery:
Upload your digital images by doing the following:
You may wish to delete pictures that are not the same quality as others or to make room for more images. To delete a picture:
Exchanging pictures among galleries can be accomplished easily. To move pictures:
To change the existing photo captions:
Perfecting the order of your images is essential to telling a pictorial story. To reorder your pictures:
To rotate an existing photo:
To create a scrapbook:
To edit a scrapbook:
To delete a scrapbook:
One of the great features of Spotted is that it allows you to purchase the professional photos from the "We Spotted" section of the site.
To purchase a picture that the Spotted staff has taken: