PicTrax Tutorials

Like an image

You may apply up to 5 likes to any image – even your own!

When you apply one or more likes – this process is referred to as a ‘Like Action’.

If 5 people apply 5 likes each to your image, your image will have accumulated 25 ‘likes’ through the application of 5 ‘Like Actions’.

If the current like action value is 2c (AUD) you will have accumulated 10c credit. Check the current ‘Like Action Value’

Access the Detail View of any image by tapping on the on-map thumbnail of that image.

Go to step 2

Tap and hold the heart icon to apply up to 5 likes to the image. The notification  bubble will show the number of likes your action has applied.

Tapping the heart icon again will remove the likes your action has applied.

This action has been completed.

  • Liking an image for the first time will apply one ‘Like Action’ which affects earnings.
  • The number of unique ‘Like Actions’ received will increase accumulated rewards credits by the current ‘Like Action’ value, on the other hand, the accumulated number of ‘likes’ will increase an image’s placement in popularity filters.
  • Removal and re-application of likes will not increase ‘Like Actions’ or financial credits.
  • The removal of likes will not remove the credit applied to the uploading user’s account, however it will remove the image from being returned when using the ‘Pix I Like’ filter.

Upload an image

Uploading an image to PicTrax is a very simple process.

You may upload images to you public profile, so that other PicTrax users globally may see whet you’ve seen, learn from your experience, and navigate to that location.

Alternatively you may upload to your private profile to; keep track of their own travels in a private capacity; keep track of location based subject matter such as film and photography locations, and any site you’d like to return to in the future.

Hit the upload button (centrally positioned blue plus button). This will take to straight to your gallery where you may select an image from one of your folders.

Tap on the image to select it.

Go to step 2

PicTrax will look for GPS meta data in the image file and if GPS metadata exists, the image will be pinned at that location.

If there is no GPS meta data the map will show the world map and you will have to navigate to the capture point on the map provided, and tap the appropriate place to map-pin the image.

Check that the image has been pinned correctly – either automatically or manually. If incorrect, adjust the pin by navigating to the correct location tapping once on the map to pin the image.

Confirm that this has been done correctly by tapping the button to move to the next step.

Go to step 3

You will be asked if you have copyrights to the image, whether the place the image was taken was on private property or publicly accessible, and whether you’d like the image to be publicly viewable.

Note: The first two questions need to be answered in accordance with PicTrax regulations before the image will be permitted to be uploaded.  As stipulated in the PicTrax Terms and Conditions, PicTrax users are obligated to have copyrights to any image they upload to this platform, and obligated not to upload pictures taken from private property. Please ensure your uploaded images are taken from a publicly and legally accessible location.

You will also be asked to select an accessibility option and be given the opportunity to include a comment about the location.  

The accessibility and comments fields may be edited post upload.

Go to step 4

When the upload form is complete, hit the upload button.

Depending on the size of the image and the data speed environment you are in, this process may take seconds, but in some instances may take a minute or two, or fail if your signal strength is too weak.

When the image has uploaded you will be shown an editable version of detail view. Here you can check the accuracy of your content. Navigate away or upload another image.

At any time when viewing the detail view of one of your images, you will be able to modify several aspects of the entry including; comments; accessibility; public to private status; private to public status; and deletion of any of your images.

This process has now been completed

As PicTrax will go to your gallery – which may contain several thousand images, we advise either ‘favouriting’ an image (which will place the image in an easily accessible ‘favourites’ album), or moving the images you’d like to upload to a newly created folder for easy retrieval. 

We recommend the Snapseed app for image editing prior to upload, as this application leaves the location metadata intact through the editing process.

Many other apps such as Lightroom will strip the metadata.  Most other social media applications also remove the GPS metadata, so uploading images that have been published and subsequently retrieved from these platforms will most likely result in having to manually position images on the map during the upload process.

Try to upload in high data environments for optimal performance.

Collect an image

Users may ‘Collect’ both their own and other users’ images. This function will assist in holiday planning, event planning, film or photography shoot location scouting etc. In fact collections can be made for any purpose you desire such as ‘favourite dive sites’, ‘road trip destinations’, ‘bucket list destinations’, ‘NZ family holiday must-dos’… the list goes on.

Imagine you are planning a self-drive trip to New Zealand.

There are many places you would like to see, such as Hobbiton, Rotorua, and Milford Sound to name just a few destinations.

You can save pix of all your intended destinations to a collection – then access this collection to plan appropriate lengths of stay in particular regions due to the number of sites to visit, then get directions to those sites when you are there.

Access the Detail View of any image you would like to collect and tap on the ‘Collect’ bookmark icon.

Go to step 2

A window will open showing all existing collections as well as the option to create a new collection.

Tap on the collection you wish to add the image to and hit ‘done’.

This action has now been completed.

Make your image private or public

Once you have uploaded an image to either public or private profile, it is a very simple process to alternate between them. You may change an image’s public/private status as many times as you like.

Access the Detail View of any image you have uploaded.

Your images will be available from your profile and also from Feed View. The small white dot in the bottom corner of the thumbnail identifies your images in Feed View.

Go to step 2

When in Detail View, access the vertical ellipsis menu – this menu is only present on images that you have uploaded to PicTrax. You will find this menu in the top right corner of the image.

Tap on the ellipsis menu and select ‘public’ from the drop down options – to make the image public, or ‘private’ to make the image private.

Tap away from the menu to close the drop down box.

This action has now been completed.

Delete an image

Access the Detail View of any image you have uploaded.

Your images will be available from your profile and also from Feed View. The small white dot in the bottom corner of the thumbnail identifies your images in Feed View.

Go to step 2

When in Detail View, access the vertical ellipsis menu – this menu is only present on images that you have uploaded to PicTrax. You will find this menu in the top right corner of the image.

Tap on the ellipsis menu and select ‘delete’ from the drop down options.

Your image has now been deleted.

NOTE: This cannot be reversed.

Done

Report an image

Open the image in detail view.

In the menu below the image, select the alert icon (triangle with an exclamation point).

Go to step 2

Select the most appropriate category for reporting from the provided options:

  • Inappropriate or explicit content
  • Inaccurate for the location
  • Publisher doesn’t own copyrights
  • Low quality, low resolution or bad composition

When you have made a selection, tap ‘OK’.

Go to step 3

An email will be created – using your device’s default email application – identifying the image, which you may send to us with any supporting comments.

PicTrax staff may contact you for further information if necessary.

NOTE: Nuisance and unfounded reporting may see the reporting user’s account disabled.

This completes this process

Using search and filter

Open feed view. In this view you will see a map above and thumbnail selection below.

Between these two elements you will find a white strip that contains the word ‘SHOWING’, a location and a magnifying glass, ‘search’ icon.

Tap anywhere in this bar.

Go to step 2

Enter a location in the search field and select one of the filter options to refine your search, then hit the ‘Search’ button to retrieve your desired results

This completes this process