Few months ago, I wrote about Fotolia API and I made a promise that I will do something with this excellent feature. Unfortunately my daily job doesnâ€™t like me and my free time is rare just like a snow in the middle of the summer.
Today I found that I donâ€™t need to do anything with this because Fotolia programmers were worthy and they made something for us. They call it MyFotolia Space. It is a service (based on Fotolia API) made for all contributors who will help you to create your own space for presenting your content in a customized environment. You can select a template, change the banner, select which photos and galleries are displayed on your Myfotolia homepage, and implement Google Analytics to track your visitors… Fotolia has prepared everything so that you can display and advertise your own photo galleries for your relatives and customers. Here is a simple example for you to review: http://my.fotolia.com/mangia/
Why should I use this feature?
Well if you still donâ€™t get it, the point is to promote your own portfolio and to collect potential buyers and send them directly to your images. So, this is an excellent advertising place for all your work. Place your link in forum signatures, present them on forums, chat rooms, etc. (Beware, some of these ideas are sometimes treated like a SPAM).
It is easy to create your own gallery when images are already online. You can change colors and arrange your own photo page. Also, you can upload your own banner.
How does it work?
MyFotolia is very easy to set up:
- Go on my Fotolia Sign up Page
- Just pick a name for your Myfotolia and enter your fotolia login and password info
- Customize your Myfotolia (images, galleries, template, banners, description etcâ€¦)
- Promote your Myfotolia by promoting your own fotolia url http://my.fotolia.com/YOU
Unfortunately, I found some bugs and I will inform programmers about them. When you go to My Settings and you want to change something, be careful because default language is a German and before you press “Save my details” you’ll need to change it to your language… If you want German as you default language then ignore this warning.
Also, module for creating galleries doesn’t work and it is impossible to use it.