Tom's iFotoz is a legacy site of my photographic works. The site is designed to allow you to view the work on any device using your Internet browser. You can also access iFotoZ by downloading the iTunes app or Google Play app designed for your smartphone or tablet. iFotoZ.mobi is a leaner version of iFotoZ. It is automatically selected when using an internet browser on your smartphone or tablet. iFotoZ.mobi can also be used should you have any viewing issues on your computer that could be caused by a slow internet connection or older computer equipment. New in version 5 of the site and version 3 of the apps is the ability to browse any list of images; cloud, search, bookmarks, gallery images.
The iFotoZ images are presented without watermarking for all who register. Registration is free, but you must first agree to a lengthy set of iFotoZ Terms & Conditions. Basically, you are agreeing to respect my creative endeavor by not copying or reproducing the site or its contents without explicit permission.
The work is presented in user customizable Slideshows of topical Galleries that are further collected into related Series such as Globe Trotting or Social Landscapes. The 100 plus Slideshows with music are the main events of this site! Slideshows are available from the Galleries tab. Clicking any View Slideshow button, starts a Slideshow that opens automatically in the browser window with images dissolving into each other and music playing in the background. I suggest you go to full screen mode by clicking the full screen icon on the right side of the dock at the bottom of your screen.
There are many ways to customize your Slideshow experience. You may hide of show the dock, view a Slideshow’s image thumbnails and jump to a particular image. You can now bookmark entire Slideshows as a favorite. Another new option is your ability to use your keyboard space bar to start and stop the Slideshow and the arrow keys to go forwards and backwards. Please take a few minutes when you first get to a Slideshow to become familiar with all of your options or use the About tab How To link for detailed feature explanations.
The site is organized to enable you to navigate to a specific gallery or series of your choice. You can search the site by image name, keyword, gallery, or series. An exciting search feature is the keyword Cloud tab that gives you an overview of all the images in the site. Most search results can then be sorted by various criteria such as creation date.
Registration creates your own permanent account so you can do things like bookmark favorite images. Those bookmarks remain a part of your user account so when you return they will still be there. There are many features that augment the user interface and allow you to navigate, save, manage, share, and order your favorite images. New in this version of Tom’s iFotoZ, users can create their own Slideshows from their bookmarked favorites!
Tom’s iFotoZ offers high quality prints, books, calendars etc. through competent online print services at very reasonable prices. Custom, archival, signed and even framed prints on fine art media are available upon request in sizes from 8 inches up to 27 feet (so far)!
You can comment and rate my work and even improve the site's usability by suggesting keywords and adding your own comments. So please do leave your comments and, yes, please do share your favorites with your friends.
Again, I hope you enjoy your visit to Tom’s iFotoZ. Please leave feedback and come back often!
|The Photographer. I started photographing in 1966 and began sharing my work on the internet in 1998. My goal for Tom's iFotoZ is to present my life's work to others in as enjoyable and accessible a format possible.|
|iFotoZ site architect and programmer. Vinod was brought on board this project because he is able to turn my vision for this site into a stable, working web space. Whatever I imagine to be possible, Vinod makes happen in an elegant way.|
Main Navigation Bar
- Slideshow Dock | Image Zoom Option | Bookmark | Share | Image Thumbnails | About | Playback Controller | Galleries | Background Manager | Music Controller | Toggle Full Screen Option | Show/Hide Dock | Image Details Buttons
Main Navigation Bar
Site welcome page contains the main navigation bar and a very slow changing Slideshow of recent images.
This is a drop down menu with two links; About and Contact Tom. The About page. It is organized into three areas; The Site, About Us, and How To. Any visitor, registered or not, can use tContact Tom button to contact me.
The Galleries tab is only available to registered users. If you have not yet registered, clicking on the Galleries tab opens the Registration page. If you are not yet logged in, clicking on the Galleries tab opens the Log in page. Once logged in, clicking on the Galleries page opens to an animated Series coverflow graphic on top of the page that contains the thumbnail of the first image of the last Gallery to be added to each Series. Double click a Series thumbnail to access the Series description, a Back link that takes you back to the animated coverflow graphic, a View Series Galleries link that will display all the Galleries in the Series below the animated Series coverflow graphic, and a View Series Slideshow link that will take you to that Series Slideshow. Note that the main event of the site is to view Slideshows of the images. Slideshows are available for Series or individual Galleries. This is one way to get to a Series Slideshow.
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Lists all the comments added by iFotoZ users. Comments are listed with the most recent at the top. Comments are added from the image details pages. In Slideshow mode clicking the Image Information Button [i] in the upper right corner of the player at any time pauses the current Slideshow and open a window that includes a link to the image details page for the current image. Clicking the View Images button on the Galleries Page will open The View Images page that lists all the images in the Gallery selected. Every Image listed will have a View Details button that will take you to the View Image Details Page of the image selected. This page will have many options, including Add A Comment.
Organizes the images according to user star ratings. Any user can see a listing of images that have been rated 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 stars or see all rated images. You can add the ratings of images that you like from the images details page.
Here is where I tell stories about the work. News can be ordered by title name or date.
One of the things I have always wanted to provide visitors, is a way to find images of interest. All images now have keywords associated with them. In fact, users can themselves recommend keywords for the images they see by going to the image details page. Anyway, the Cloud button sorts all the image keywords alphabetically. In addition the Cloud words grow bigger as more images share the same keyword. Each keyword is also followed by an exact count of the number of images sharing that keyword. Clicking on any keyword brings back a complete listing of all associated images. The listing includes an image thumbnail, image name, and the link to that images detail page.
This is a drop down menu with eight links; Profile, Order History, Bookmarks, My Cart, Send to Friends, Ask a Question, Change Password, and Change Email.
Login is enabled upon free registration and opens up access to the entire collection of very high resolution images organized into series and galleries slideshows with music. Login also gives you access to your account that will enable you to bookmark, share, comment, rate, and order images, posters, books, calendars, etc.
Registration is FREE! Registering creates your account and enables all the user capabilities of Tom's iFotoZ. The only condition of Registration is your agreement to a lengthy set of iFotoZ Terms & Conditions. Basically, you are agreeing to respect my creative endeavor by not copying or reproducing the site or its contents without explicit permission. Upon registration you will be sent an email that will validate your email and enable future logins.
• Slideshow Dock
The Slideshow dock can be hidden and revealed. When visable all of the options described below are available. Note that on the far left of the Dock is the name of the current Series or Gallery Slideshow you are viewing.