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 three main sections, "We Spotted" and "You Spotted" and "Community Galleries".
"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. An example might be the site staff covering a local high-school footbal game.
"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. An example of might be a users vacation pictures from the beach.
"Community Galleries" are themed galleries created by the site staff but are filled by user contributed photos. An example might be a gallery called "Pet Halloween Costumes" which is filled with pictures that users upload of their pets in Halloween costumes.
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 by clicking the "Sign In" link at the top right part of the page. Once you've signed in with your're username and password you are ready to go.
You can access your user page at a special url. Your gallery page is available by typing in username.spotted.domain.com.
If you have spaces in your username, you must add "+" in some browsers in place of the spaces.
To change your account's username
To change your account's avatar
A collection is a group of galleries that you define. There is a default collection created for you called "My Collection", but you can create as many colletions as you want to help categorize your photo content. To create another 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. Two default galleries called "My Gallery", and "Pictures of Me" have been created for you by already, but you can create as many galleries as you want to help organize your pictures. 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:
Spotted accepts photo email submissions from mobile devices or desktop email programs. Here's how to get your photos online:
You can add captions to your pictures 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: