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Fotopedia's Mission

Fotopedia is breathing new life into photos by building a photo encyclopedia that lets photographers and photo enthusiasts collaborate and enrich images to be useful for the whole world wide web.

Fotopedia and its community are building:

  • an encyclopedia for humanity;
  • the largest photo distribution network, which will provide an effective avenue for photographers to promote their premium content;
  • a consumer-friendly interface that makes it easy for anyone to create a page about subjects that matter to them – from butterflies to the Taj Mahal.

A word from Jean-Marie Hullot

“After traveling the world, I wanted to share my photos with others. Flickr and other photo sites give you exposure for only a brief window in time, and adding photos to wikipedia proved too complicated for the average user. This sparked the idea for a ‘wikipedia of photos’ – that combines the permanence and community collaboration of wikipedia with the ease of use of consumer desktop applications.” - Jean-Marie Hullot, one of the founders of Fotopedia, former CTO of NeXT Software and Apple’s Application Division.

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