Thursday, December 1, 2011

Batch It Up: A New Way To Your Photography Sharing

I'm having a very good day today, because I just learned about two new Apps that tailor to my interests and biggest hobbies of mine - movies (MovieGoer) and photography (Batch), and it's all about sharing.

Not that I haven't shared my photos and film reviews before, but with the new Apps it might have just become easier for me to do so, as well as - more visual, more involving, more ... engaging.

Of course current all-time favorites are - Instagram and Photosynth, but I'm open to explore other Apps.

Join me in learning about the new App called Batch, which is aimed at bringing back profligate photo sharing. It encourages users to take as many photos as they want, and to share them all...

According to the  CEO of photo-a-day site DailyBooth, Brian Pokorny, who recently spoke to All Things Digital (Wall Street Journal), "Batch makes photo sharing less about the past and more about real-time storytelling." (His own site, DailyBooth, is a relatively small photo-sharing site that’s especially popular with young users.)

Batch is the answer to Pokorny's personal frustration with the lack of the Apps available that would allow to 'mobilize' large batches of photos, keeping it looking and organized like an old fashioned photo album.

On Batch, users can create albums (“Batches”) and then continue to add to them as they snap more photos. Their friends can then tag along and see an event unfolding as it happens.

Each Batch is like a living photo album. There are also all the normal social features, like a feed of most-recent albums and a feed of new comments and uploads, with tight Facebook integration to alert friends about new photos being added, and to encourage them to join Batch.

Personally, I'm a bit intimidated by this App, but time will show. I'll just keep reading other people's reviews of their experiences with Batch to see if it's capable to serve the purpose it's aiming for.

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