August 4, 2006

New Feature: Critiki Has Photo Upload

Filed under: Critiki,Tiki — Humuhumu @ 4:47 pm
Tapa Punch Mug from Hilton Hawaiian Village, from the collection of Shani Thomson
Tapa Punch Mug from
Hilton Hawaiian Village,
from the collection of Shani Thomson

A huge improvement for Critiki: it now has built-in photo uploading. Critiki has a great archive of photos of locations, and images of collectibles; now it’s easier than ever before to add your own items to the archive. Each location now has a link to upload an image for that location; there are just a few restrictions: the photo must be one you took, it has to be at least 500 pixels wide or tall, and it’s gotta be free of people. Once the images are uploaded, they are held for review.

The images are the most effective part of Critiki — looking at a photograph or a postcard can transport you to a place you otherwise wouldn’t be able to see; scans of menus, matchbooks, swizzles and photos of mugs help complete the fantasy. There are a ton of fantastic images in there already, but there’s so much more that could be — please consider contributing from your own collection of images!

This is the first image added using the new system: it’s a Tapa Punch Mug from the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, and it comes from the collection of Shani Thomson.

2 Responses to “New Feature: Critiki Has Photo Upload”

  1. Humu Kon Tiki » Blog Archive » Lots of New Images of Tiki in Critiki Says:

    [...] Thanks to the new ability for anybody to add images to Critiki, there’s a lot of great new stuff to look at. A lot of this is a backlog of photos I’d taken recently, but about half of it is images submitted by tiki enthusiasts just like you. All told, 186 new images have been added to Critiki in the past few days, spanning across 31 different locations. [...]

  2. Humu Kon Tiki » Blog Archive » New Critiki feature: Nearest Locations Says:

    [...] I must take a moment to thank the many people who have been contributing their images to Critiki. I’ve been really pleased with the amount of photos coming in — I have new ones about every other day or so. It sure makes a location’s page come alive, and I really appreciate the efforts of those who take the time to share their photos through Critiki. Mahalo! [...]

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