Photorem (Click link to return to main WIKI page)
*This page provides a general outline to assist in the organization of research topics related to your assigned Web 2.0 Application.
Web 2.0 Formatting Examples:
-Questions to consider: How was the application developed? How does the application work? Are there any ways to use this application alongside others?
<Bryan- I found an excellent website to communicate to PhotoRem http://www.netwebapp.com/view/PhotoRem I sent them a message about our project. I requested any historical data they feel comfortable sending us. >
<Bryan - I found another information site with some statistics and actual location etectera http://www.websiteoutlook.com/www.photorem.com >
• The developer and owner is Alberto Bulletti.
• Alberto Bulletti is also a web project manager and senior developer for many other companies internationally.
• He works remotely from Italy managing the different companies.
• PhotoRem is a personal project that Bulletti created and hand developed on his own.
• Right now the company is being managed from Italy but, Bulletti also lived in the United States for a few years, until recently when he returned to Italy.
• To contact Bulletti the follow website provides contact information: http://whois.domaintools.com/photorem.com.
• How did you come up with the idea for Photorem?
To answer to this question I have to explain a little bit who am I and
what I'm doing. Bulletti a senior web developer who worked in the United States for a Computer Company in medicine for a few years. Now he has his own studio/agency in his home country of Italy. He still works for few companies in the States and Europe though. Bulletti developed the first version of Photorem for medical purposes in an open source website (meaning it was a no-profit website) and after a while he developed the second version of Photorem (still being used for medical purposes) entitled VisualMD. (http://thevisualmd.com/myvisualmd). In the VisualMD version, the system is able to handle hospital files such as MRI, PET, and CT scan; completely from web, without using third party’s software to convert the hospital files. The version "VisualMD" of PhotoRem has been developed for about three years now, taking almost two years to develop, and allows medical professionals to upload, view, and edit hospital files. After VisualMD, about a year ago, Bulletti stated developing PhotoRem. He worked on the project for about a month since his latest version. Making PhotoRem a place for research purposes, to implement the older version and test the new web technologies coming up every day.
• How did you come up with the idea for Photorem?
The idea behind PhotoRem is to allow people to share and manage media files online without using external software like Photoshop or any other editing software to make a presentation.
• What was your inspiration?
Bulletti was inspired by Windows Paint because of the fact it is easy for most people to understand. Bulletti just went a step further to making it all online, to make it easier to share documents with other people.
• When did you release Photorem to the public?
Bulletti finished the current version of Photorem in August 2009 posting it up online for anyone to use in September. Since then, there have not been any upgrades to the system yet, but he plans on doing so since there will be more of a buzz about his website.
• Did you base your website off of another website, to improve the photo editing?
Bulletti openly admits that Photoshop online was main website he based a model for his website off of, but he says it was a definitely model and not just a copy. He hand built the website with all of his own coding. He also has a different set up for video use on his website.
• What was your main reason in creating Photorem?
The main reason Bulletti created Photorem was to research and test the capabilities of a LAMP
structure and of the graphic libraries GD.
• Do you have any help in managing Photorem?
• Do you have other versions of Photorem?
Alberto Bulletti is a very bust man having already three other websites that are up and active. The following are the URL links and description of the web page: http://www.medicando.com/it/register.php (The very first version, is not available in English), http://www.clinicover.com/us/register.php (The very first version in English), http://thevisualmd.com/myvisualmd (More recent version, not public, just for Pharmaceutical Medical Doctors) He also has one large project he is recently working on. It the latest and best version he has ever created, and it is an EMR (Electronic Medical Records). It is really big software, available hopefully by June 1st with much more features than PhotoRem.
• How big is your company in the USA?
Bulletti is the owner and main developer of a computer company in his home country of Italy named AdFenix.com, as well as owning another company (also in Italy) named InDebug.com. He still works as a Web Project Manager and senior developer for AnatomicalTravel, LLC New York City (http://www.thevisualmd.com, http://www.anatomicaltravel.com). Finally, he is a teacher’s assistance to Bologna University in Italy.
II. How Photorem Relates to other Applications
-Questions to consider: How does this application compare to the competitors? What are some unique uses of this specific application?
<Bryan Photorem is a photo editting and sharing website. Here is another link that gives a good definition about PhotoRem http://elgg.openschool.bc.ca/pg/pages/view/3490/ Here is another link >
<TORY: Photorem offers many different tools that can be used for photo editing. User photos can be shared in slideshows as well as single photos. The user can simply choose the pictures they want to displayed and away they go. Users can also share the picture they create on Twitter and Facebook. (http://www.killerstartups.com/Web-App-Tools/photorem-com-hosting-your-images-videos-online)
<Jada- Photorem accounts are free and only require you sign up and agree to the terms and conditions of the website.
<Jada- Photorem gives members unlimited storage for pictures, videos, and other media.
<Jada- The estimated worth of Photorem is $671.6 USD. There are about 300 daily page views and the ad revenue each day is about $0.92. http://www.websiteoutlook.com/www.photorem.com
<JOE- Photos can be shared by doing slideshows as well.
<JOE- Unlike other photo sharing websites photorem offers unlimited space
<JOE- Photorem allows you to use editing tools like zoom, annotate, paint, filter, crop, rotate, and resize
- Any short cuts to use Photorem easily?
Unfortunately I didn't do the manual for the application, to be honest
I'm afraid about my English, I can speak and understand everything but I'm not sooo correct in writing. I will try to describe you the usage of the application and some feature related
- Does Photorem get regular maintenance to update or fix any computer
- Not yet, PhotoRem has not been updated since August 2009, and I still
have few bugs (errors) in there, but I preferred to upgrade the entire application instead of bug fixing here and there day by day. The main reason why I didn't upgrade the app yet is because I'm working on few projects at the moment and I couldn't fix some visible errors you can find into PhotoRem. Is there a way to connect your Photorem to your Facebook or other
- The current version allowed you to connect with: Picasa (Google Images
Software) and YouTube (generic search and single accounts). The next version (upgrade soon), it will be connected with Twitter as well but not yet for Facebook. The reasone is because from Twitter you can redirect automatically the posts to facebook, so the easy approach it was to connect PhotoRem to twitter.
- How do you add Youtube videos, your own personal Videos, PowerPoint
Presentation, and music?
I would like to give you a brief explanation of Photorem usage: Photorem allowed you to create presentations. This is the first and most important part to let you organize your media. You can create as many presentation as you want and upload as many media as you need.
Into the presentations you can upload: images, videos, documents, MP3 and
hospital files (DICOM) of small size. You can also add to your presentations: YouTube Videos and Picasa images. After you created the presentations with your media inside, you can organize your media files (drag and drop the images in the right column), create a slideshow of the images, email them to your friends and most important, editing the assets. On top of these features, you can make a webcam span shot, save it in your presentation and email it to friends (the webcam snapshot is a very advanced component and currently in development for future upgrades, it allowed filters and it has a motion capture pretty accurate).
How to use PhotoRem in few steps: Create an account > login and create a new presentation (top menu) > select the presentation you created on the right column > start uploading media in your presentation > play with the media in your presentation Editing: PhotoRem allowed you to use some features of the graphic library GD2 installed in my server. In particular you can: rotate, scale, annotate, paint, zoom, crop and filter images. Some features are limited by the memory allocated from the server side (the server I'm using is a common hosting service, very cheap and with some memory limits). For this reason big images cannot be resized or painted. These limits can be fixed by using a virtual hosting and allocating more memory for the
execution of php.
- Is there possibly an owners manual, that we could get a hold of, to
present with and learn from?
III. Real World Application
-This section will include 3 Lesson Plans for each Elementary, Secondary, and Post Secondary levels. One out of the three needs to be STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) related.
-An additional section under this heading will provide information about how this application can be used in a Business/Industry Setting.
<Bryan- Most Publishing companies are using PhotoRem to edit pictures as a virtual reality picture.
<Bryan- Advertisements shown to you may be related to textual information, such as metadata and notes, associated with the photo you are seeing, or the search term you entered.
<Sarah- PhotoRem accounts cannot be canceled once one is made.
<Sarah- You can specify whether or not you want your photos to be accessible to the public, accessible to a select few, or private (only you can access them with your PhotoRem ID and password).
<Sarah- When you use PhotoRem, you are subject to the Italian Law and conditions.
I have to be onest, the only manual has been written in Italian and cause
I'm scary to make English mistakes (grammar), I didn't wrote an English version, so I thought maybe your wiki page can be the official english version of the manual or at least a quick tutorial.
- If you have any artifacts you could send to us, such as pens, letter
head, bourches, or a logo? -These things we would like to use for our
presentation on April 19 from 6-9 PM, you are more than welcomed to come or
Skype with us during that time.
We didn't do artifacts for PhotoRem but just digital documents. What I
can give you is: photorem logo, my personal company logo, and if you need, publish into PhotoRem a credit page with your names and the project.
- Is one of your goals with Photorem to make it advanced enough to be used
like a professional digital editing program?
Yes why not, the project itself is under construction, if we want to
consider it in this way, so I really would like to implement it more and more with new features
- If you were going to do that, how would you make it acceptable to the
For sure fixing some bugs, changing the design (the new version it will
be probably in white) and implementing the server side to allocate more memory.
- Are you wanting to make a program to be used by general public or certain
group of exclusive people?
One of the first version of PhotoRem, VisualMD ( http://thevisualmd.com/myvisualmd), is already for an exclusive public, in particular Medical Doctors related to some pharmaceutical companies, but PhotoRem itself it will be public (free registration) and there is no intention to limit the usage to someone. The Open Source mentality and in general the "CreativeCommons" (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/)
license is the base on my development. My actual profit is coming from online sponsors, based on the usage of the application.
- How are you supported by other countries, in a sense of how they use your
The only limit I saw in the usage of the app by people of other countries
is related to the Oriental characters, I mean that some Chinese and Korean terms and not understood by the system and the solution can be the installation of a special characters plug in in the server side. The system itself supports already the Chinese language but not for the media file names. I decide to develop the first version of PhotoRem in English (with some
difficulties for my knowledge of the English grammar), but the system is already multi language based, this means the app can be translated into another language without touching the code, simply enabling the Language
IV. Demonstration of Educational Value
• Did you plan on making the website for educational purposes?
Alberto Bulletti wants to create a program completely based on the idea of be educational for students to use or teachers to teach.
• How could we use Photorem, properly, as an educational tool?
Bulletti gave us advice on how he thinks the best way to use Photorem or any other website based for media purposes. To quote Bulletti, “I think the best usage can be educational, in particular the creation of presentations allowed you to maintain your assets (media) online and show, restyle, and organize them to avoid as much as possible the usage of third party software like image editors or similar.”
• Do you have workshops anywhere in the world, to educate people on how to
use Photorem to its full potential?
Bulletti offers workshops to help his fellow colleagues in understanding the version (VisualMD) to my colleagues in AnatomicalTravel. This is because the version VisualMD has different features inside like the ability to read and view hospital files, which is more advanced than anything else.
<TORY: The average load time of this website is 0sec. That is why it is among the 100% website that take longest to load because there are 37 links that direct to the Photorem home page. This could be a problem for teachers because if an entire class is on the application at once the system may be even slower. (http://dataopedia.com/photorem-com)
<TORY: Teachers can use this application for making their own photo slideshows or even share their own videos. Teachers may find this useful to their class because it could be a fun way to connect the class to the community. A teacher could use Photorem to make a slideshow of a class project or field trip.
<TORY: This is a good link that is promoting the use of Photorem for teachers.(http://www.edutecher.net/links.php?id=923)
V. How Photorem is used Internationally?
-Provide examples and/or information about how this application can be used in countries outside of the United States.
• What countries do you operate in and which company is the biggest?
He works in many parts of the world but he is only allowed to tell us of his position in AnatomicalTravel, LLC (http://www.thevisualmd.com). He cannot speak about others because they are pharmaceutical companies who want to remain anonymous.
• Are there any legal matters dealing with International Commerces?
PhotoRem is a LAMP software (no license for the development, Linux, Apache, MySql, PHP), and it is under CreativeCommons license. The software itself is not storing sensitive data and it tries to avoid, as much as possible, the limits or the restrictions of some states. In particular I'm trying to accomplish some filters and rules of countries like China.
• Do you have different websites or verisons of Photorem, for different countries?
There are other forms of Photorem, Bulletti informed us. VisualMD USA http://thevisualmd.com/myvisualmd, Italy and International English (http://www.clinicover.com/us/register.php, http://www.medicando.com/it/register.php), EMR English version (under construction) http://www.indebug.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60&Itemid=59
• Are there other language preferences for other countries?
Photorem is available in other languages but they still have limits for oriental languages but this is going to be fixed in the next upgrade.
• Do you want to go further in spreading your company to other countries?
When asking if he was wanting to spread the company to other countries he said, “For sure I would like to make PhotoRem multi language like few other web apps I did, but this will take more time than expected, just because first I would like to upgrade the
current version, I have not been in touch with the original page enough.”
• Do you have any current competitors, or other companies who you work
Bulletti also works for a few companies, the latest was AnatomicalTravel, LLC in New York City (http://www.anatomicaltravel.com). I quote Bulletti in saying, “I cannot consider other companies like
Photoshop my competitors, especially because the investment over PhotoRem was around 35euro for the first year (domain, hosting and database), instead of Adobe or others that just for the server side they use Akamai and private servers (3to5k per month).”
<INSERT RESEARCH POSTS>
<Bryan - I am adding a youtube blog it has 3 videos in it. Here is the link http://mexiledphotos.blogspot.com/2009/11/photorem.html>
<Sarah- For more information you can look at the PhotoRem website. http://www.photorem.com/privacy.php>
<TORY: (http://dataopedia.com/photorem-com) (http://www.edutecher.net/links.php?id=923) ([http://www.killerstartups.com/Web-App-Tools/photorem-com-hosting-your-images-videos-online|http://www.killerstartups.com/Web-App-Tools/photorem-com-hosting-your-images-videos-online])
<Megan- My reference is a personal email from the owner, Alberto Bulletti.>
Majority of information was provided by Alberto Bulletti himself, through emails and Skype.