Photrain is a photo sharing site made for those who like trains and the railways in general.
The goal of Photrain is not to be another photo sharing site related to the railway theme, but rather to take precedence over the difference of others, promoting an active participation by users and visitors. It is for them that the site was made and it is through their interactions that it will grow.
Photrain will be the first site for sharing high-quality railway photos, without the presence of screeners or moderators that accept/reject photos.
Anyone is free to sign up and start sharing photos. But in addition, it will be the users themselves who will "moderate" the site and decide which photos have the best quality and which will have more prominence. For this to be possible, a rules-based algorithm has been developed that gives primacy to the user's interaction with the various photos shared on the site.
From these rules, it is possible to guarantee the active interaction of the community with the site, in addition to allowing the best photos to be highlighted. All these operations are performed without any interaction of moderators or site administrators.In addition we ask all users to:
If you do not want to be subjected to the limitations imposed, you can purchase a Premium account which removes the limitation of the 10 slots, leaving you with unlimited slots, and allows you to load photos with 4K resolution (3840 pixels wide).
Photrain only accepts photos related with the railways theme, including photos of vehicles and train compositions. Photos of station buildings, signage and other types of infrastructure should not be shared on the site.
All the site navigation works based on tags - user-defined words that identify the photos. When uploading a photo, the user must identify the operator, class and vehicle ID. All this information will be converted into tags so that later the user can, for example, view all the photos of the CP 1413 locomotive in one go. These are called the obligatory tags and it is through these that the rolling stock database will be built. There is also a optional field to insert free tags that will also be indexed on the site and shown in the list of the most used tags, depending on their use over time.
Yes, Photrain allows geotagging of photos. This non-mandatory process is done manually by the user, selecting the location of your photo on the map available on the upload page. All locations are saved and displayed both on the photo page and on the general map of the site. It's also a great feature for those looking for the best spot.
You can see your best photos (photos with more likes), your map and still the most used tags for you.
In this first release, Photrain does not yet allow the creation of albums or groups. However, it is a functionality that will be implemented in the future.
Photos can be shared directly on social networks and on forums (BBCode) or web pages (HTML).
Photrain allows you to navigate through photos using shortcut keys. The supported keys are the following:
-> (right arrow): next photo;
<- (left arrow): previous photo;
L (L key): like/upvote;
D (D key): dislike/downvote;
Z (Z key): zoom;
S (S key): skip photo (upvote page only).
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