Have you played with the slideshow yet? What about the waterflow mode? And the Grid?
These are three different ways of enjoying the pics that an user shares on his or her profile on VisualizeUs. Or your own posted pictures!
If you visit any user profile, you’ll find a little-grey flag, just above the profile banner, that features three different symbols:
- The first one looks like a “play” and it represents the Slideshow mode. It’s perfect if you want to relax and simply enjoy pictures! Don’t have to do anything, pics will slide automatically. We really love this feature! And It’s new!
- The second one is the Waterflow. This mode will show the images like a puzzle, with their original size.
- The third one is the Grid and It’s the classic one that will appear if you don’t select any other mode. This way, you will have access to other kind of information: similar users, most used tags, etc.
Hope you enjoy using this feature! And tell us all about it!
As you surely have noticed, we’re unveiling the secret of VisualizeUs’ features these days.
Now we want you to know better the main view and how you can use it to enjoy pics quicker.
For example, you are in “Popular” tag and see exactly 24 pictures. If you put the cursor on one of these, a kind of pop-up appears with a several icons:
- The heart: You can like this picture on VisualizeUs, and edit it with your own tags. It will appear in your profile, as usual.
- Zoom: It opens the pic in its original size. Then, just press the ESC key, and you will be back to the main view again!
- Flag: This is very useful to maintain the NSFW content out of the website. If you see a picture that can be considered ofenssive, use this icon and we will moderate it.
Down below, you’ll see how many likes the picture has made and how many comments.
Tell us! Do you like this feature? Do you use it often?
If you want to bring friends to VisualizeUs we’ve created a feature that will make possible to enjoy the experience with them.
It’s easy. If you visit any tag, on the right side bar, you’ll see a link with “Find your friends”. Once there, you only have to connect your social network accounts (if you haven’t done it yet) and all of your friends will be featured with an “invite” button beside. And if your contacts are already on VisualizeUs, the button beside is “follow” and will be shown in another column.
The social networks you can bring your friends from are: Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter and Flickr.
Tell us, have you used this feature yet? :)
We’re getting ready for Halloween on purpose! Our users are sharing a lot of funny pictures for this season and we don’t want you to miss any of them!
Specially for the ocassion we’ve created a Halloween channel which contains all the pics tagged in “Halloween”, “Halloween Costumes”, “Halloween Pets”, “Halloween Costumes for kids” and many many more…
Have fun sharing and preparing all your stuff! That’s what it’s all about!
Here are some examples to get your Halloween ON! :)
We want to introduce you to one of the nicest (and favourited) features on VisualizeUs: The (fantastic!) Color Browsing. This one represents a whole new way to discover fresh images on VisualizeUs.
The idea is simple: you can navigate through colors. Everytime you upload an image, we calculate and tag the main colors. And to do that, you just follow this easy proccess:
1. Explore the different colors just under the pic you’re watching.
2. Click in the color you like the most, and you’ll see a selection of pics which are tagged with that one.
3. Once there, you can keep discovering new colors playing with the palette on the right sidebar block.
Let’s talk about channels!
Finding the pics you like can get a little messy without any organisation. As we don’t want you to miss anything, we’ve created “Most Popular Pictures“. And it’s so important to us that we’ve set it at the top of the page!
So, what happens when you click it? A roll-over menu opens displaying popular pictures, channels and fresh pictures. Fancy a tour? :)
Popular pictures show images that have been shared a lot by users on VisualizeUs without any filter tag.
In Channels you get to see all pictures tagged as the name of the channel, or synonymous. For example, if you open the photography channel, you’ll see all pictures tagged with “photography”, “pictures”, “images”, etc. There are 10 channels that we’ve selected for you: Photography, Design, Illustration, Fine Art, Nature, Street Art, Typography, Fashion, Quotes and Crafts.
And Fresh pictures show recently favourited pictures by the community.
The rest is up to you! Find, share and enjoy your time on VisualizeUs.
Today we’re telling you a little bit more about one of our favourites features on VisualizeUs: The Shuffle!
The Shuffle is a button set in the top of the page. It’s very useful when you’re not feeling very proactive or just want the inspiration to come more easily.
So sit back and relax and let the Shuffle do the work! Just pushing the button you will get a random image selected from our popular pictures.
That selection is based on popular channels and most used colours, so the quality is assured! And to get the best experience, we recommend you to take a look on the right side of the page, where you can find related images, more information about the user who found the picture or who liked this before.
We want to know you’re opinion. What do you think about the Shuffle? :)
If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter you may have noticed that we’re publishing a little bit more. We’re starting a new path in which we want our community to grow by sharing your beautiful images and getting more visibility.
We’re not only putting effort on this matter, we also want you to know more about the different features you can play with on VisualizeUs: Channels, the Shuffle feature, the Dashboard or the recently improved Safety Filter. So in following posts we’re going to explain how they work and how you can use them to get the best experience in our web.
About Facebook and Twitter, feel free to interact with us, send us pictures you want to see posted or comment anytime! And as usual, your opinion, suggestions or critics are welcomed! We truly believe that only with your feedback, we get better everyday!
As some of you have noticed lately, since our last migration the DuplicateHunter™ stopped working. He was somehow losing his manners and was doing some nasty stuff during the hunt, so we decided to send him on vacation till we could have a couple of serious human-machine talks with him ;)
For those of you who couldn’t remember him, on VisualizeUs he’s the one in charge of finding and hunting any duplicate image that got bookmarked, so we can have a pleasant image browsing without finding one time and another the same pics (here’s a more tech explanation about his work).
So I’m glad to announce that finally he’s back! He has a lot of catch-up to do (you know, post vacation syndrome) but he’s working full time with the same mission as we do: to give you the best experience when browsing and collecting your favorite pictures on the net.
So Antonio and me (and of course the DuplicateHunter™) want to wish you a very special Merry Christmas. We hope you enjoy these special dates with your beloved ones and have tons of fun ;)
And just to end, here’s the proof that the DuplicateHunter™ is back!
Recently I was looking for some website to play chess online (don’t ask…) without having to sign up, but signing up was mandatory in all the sites I found. The thing is, I just remembered how I hated to have to sign up on a site just to use it. And not to talk, the worst case of all, the sites rules by invitation only. I can’t remembered how many times I’ve left some new-awesome-hype service without test it just because of this.
So, thinking about that I realized how in my mind, subconsciously, I haven’t take that into account for the service I was running. I’ve just presumed that you have to sign up in order to use it. Just like “in all other places”.
From a couple of days back, you can use your Facebook and Twitter account to sign in on VisualizeUs, painless way! Also you can connect your VisualizeUs account with Facebook or Twitter to share your favorite findings with your social friends. There’re some screenshots at the end of this post ;)
So we can say, chess makes you reflect. Enjoy!