Please select your home edition
Edition
Upffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW LEADERBOARD

Catch shoot upload and earn

by Obelia McCormack 14 Mar 2020 16:51 PDT
Offshore fishing © John Daffy

Recreational fisherfolk who come across great waterway scenes or who land superb catches against stunning backgrounds, can now make money from doing what they probably would anyway - taking a few photos on their mobile phones.

An Australian designed and developed photography app - PicTrax has been engineered to create a unique Australia-wide catalogue of great mobile phone shots.

Postcard-style waterways shots and seascapes are expected to be a major section of the PicTrax app given the widespread appeal which trophy fish photographed in impressive locations inherently have.

The person taking the photo has the choice of whether or not to remain anonymous.

The free PicTrax app which is available on Android and Apple platforms, also geographically pins the photo to the event's location and interfaces with directions on how to travel to it. The amateur or professional mobile phone snapper who uploads the photo to the app, then earns money in direct proportion to the photo's popularity.

The popularity is determined by the number of votes it receives from people who view it. Once the photo reaches a minimum threshold, the credits earned can be taken by the photographer in cash.

The app also holds the photo as a personal, places and catches diary for the person who took the photos. It also can be shared with family and friends. Even if the phone is lost, the photographs and their pinned locations, remain intact on PixTrax.

The app was conceived and created by Brisbane-based Obelia McCormack who self-funded its development.

"The app brings an unrivalled level of individuality to the photos allowing the mobile phone photographer to use it for one-off events, to create a major social following, or any level in between," Obelia said.

"PicTrax also has a 19-point, easy-to-read chart comparing its features with those of Instagram, Google Maps, Pinterest, Trip Advisor, Facebook and YouTube."

"The nearest of them has only 10 of PicTrax's 19 dynamic features and the rest, while perhaps great for other purposes, are not even close to the design direction of PicTrax," Obelia said.

"We're always using are smartphones to snap the places and events we want to remember."

"PicTrax is primarily about the impressive views, outlooks and landscapes as well as the events held there. It's not about a photo of a meal or a 21st birthday. That's a keen difference between PicTrax and other apps - it's scenery and happenings, rather than people pulling funny faces."

"We're actually already building our own, unique, photographic libraries."

"PixTrax provides a platform to share those libraries as a source of information for others as well as ourselves, and for the smartphone photographers to be financially rewarded for doing so."

"The app's website, www.pictrax.com also includes tutorials to show how it's done, but a key objective was to make the technology incredibly user-friendly and simple to use. We've been able to achieve that."

"As well as being designed for the amateur snapper, PicTrax also provides opportunity for budding professional photographers, to publish a portfolio URL and create an avenue for image sales."

PicTrax users are required to agree to the PicTrax Terms of Service, which among other things, requires users to declare they have the legal rights to take, upload and display their photos.

The app and further details can be accessed at www.pictrax.com.

Related Articles

Allen's New Pro-Sailing Glove
A professional half finger sailing glove with reinforced Amara on palm and fingers A professional half finger sailing glove with reinforced Amara on palm and fingers to protect your hands when pulling rope. Posted today at 11:00 am
52 Super Series fleet set to line up in Menorca
The five day event has drawn a fleet of 11 TP52s Knock on effects of travel restrictions mean that 52 Super Series leaders and winners of the Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week, Takasghi Okura's Sled team will have a number of crew line-up changes to contend when they seek to win 2nd regatta. Posted today at 10:01 am
Global Solo Challenge: Pasquale, gentleman sailor
Pasquale De Gregorio embodies a dream, that of racing the most extreme solo race Pasquale De Gregorio is one of the closest sailors to all lovers of the sea and sailing. Pasquale is an example, he had to conquer the sea, he was not born near it, it was love at first sight, which lasted a lifetime. Posted today at 9:42 am
SSL Sailing Team SA wins SSL Gold Cup Test Event 1
The SSL Gold Cup was created to promote and position sailing as a spectator sport SSL Sailing Team South Africa wins the SSL Gold Cup Test Event 1, Grandson Switzerland. Posted today at 6:02 am
Snipe Western Hemisphere Championship day 4
Diaz and Brotons stay alive Ominous skies and an impending forecast kept all Snipe competitors ashore for most of the day with AP over H raised early in the morning. Posted today at 5:25 am
Entries open for The Race Around
15 places in solo, 15 places in double and five wildcards The Race Around's organisers 5 Ocean Sports Marketing and their US counterpart Manuka Sports Event Management are delighted to officially open registration, publish the event's preliminary Notice of Race and welcome three new commercial partners. Posted on 24 Sep
Henri-Lloyd Ocean Bottle
The award-winning Ocean Bottle keeps cold drinks cold, and hot drinks hot We are proud to introduce a new collaboration with Ocean Bottle. The award-winning Ocean Bottle keeps cold drinks cold, and hot drinks hot. Made from double-wall vacuum-insulated stainless steel and recycled content. Posted on 24 Sep
Paris 2024 : The Numbers Are In
The continual push towards data-driven performance analytics Each Olympic cycle brings something unique. Classes are introduced and discontinued, formats evolve and new stars arise through incredible dedication, hard work, and smarter training practices. Posted on 24 Sep
First GLOBE40 teams meeting in Paris
15 teams were represented on Thursday Fifteen teams were represented on Thursday 23 September in Paris for the first GLOBE40 project exchange meeting with the organization; projects officially registered or in advanced preparation Posted on 24 Sep
2021 Hempel Mixed Two Person Offshore Worlds Leg 3
Title to be decided on final sprint to Venice The outcome of the 2021 Hempel Mixed Two Person Offshore World Championship will be decided at the finish line in Venice on Friday 24 September. Posted on 24 Sep
Lloyd Stevenson Catalyst 45 728x90px3 BOTTOMC-Tech 2021 SnuffAir 728x90 BOTTOMCoast Guard Foundation FOOTER 1