FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: WHY DO WE ASK FOR YOUR EMAIL?
For simplicity we ask for emails, so if in the future you wish to post /sell photos. The emails are used to payout any money owing to the users that sell photos.
Q: WHY DOES iPOLPO ASK TO TRACK LOCATION?
Location tracking is a requirement from Apple and Google anytime an app uses a map within their platform. Anyone who does not wish to have this feature is able to deactivate this in their settings and continue to browse iPOLPO.
Q: MY PHOTOS ARE NOT UPLOADING BECAUSE I HAVE NO GEOTAG DATA, HOW DO I FIX THIS?
Each DSLR camera and smartphone have a slightly different way to enable geotag photo feature, please YouTube a “How to geotag my photos” and enter your camera/smartphone model. There are also some great apps to help geotag after you have already taken the photo… Photoshop, MAPic app, GeoTagr, GeotagMyPic to name a few. For DSLR cameras there are after-market accessories available to purchase and attach to your camera, please Google “GPS receiver” and type in your camera model to find ones best suited for you.
Q: HOW MUCH DOES iPOLPO COST?
iPOLPO is FREE to sign-up, offers unlimited FREE uploads for all your photos to share or sell. We get take a percentage only if YOU make a sale- there's no start up cost for you to try iPOLPO. NO START UP COSTS and NO FEE TO UPLOAD.
Q: WHY WOULD I USE YOUR iPOLPO APP, THERE ARE OTHER APPS (LIKE INSTAGRAM) THAT HAVE GEOTAG OPTION?
iPOLPO is the only app that uses the combined data of PLACE and TIME to sort photos. This combination makes uploading and finding photos instant. TIME AND LOCATION is a language that is understood world-wide (no language barriers like hashtags). Time and Location make connecting your photos to a global market instant and automatic.
Also, because iPOLPO IS MONETIZED YOU GET PAID FOR YOUR PHOTOS IN USD DIRECT TO YOUR EMAIL VIA PAYPAL (not just share them for useless “hearts” or “likes”).
Q: I AM A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER WITH MY OWN WEBSITE – HOW COULD I BENEFIT FROM iPOLPO?
iPOLPO is a great additional free-to use platform that makes your photos available for a price YOU choose to your clients IMMEDIATELY upon upload. iPOLPO is the only photo-market app, that has in-app purchase feature (NO CC INPUT) this convenience is great for your buyers!
As example, lets say you photo a running race... with POLPO, you choose a price for your photos in one click, drag&drop upload all your images and the runners can then find/ buy their shots on iPOLPO by the time they reach the finish line! Instant photo purchase, right from their smartphones. We are not saying switch to iPOLPO but we are suggesting you add it to your photo-selling options to reach your clients faster.
Q: Why does iPOLPO take such a significant cut of the photo selling price?
A: iPOLPO takes a small cut of the photo selling price (less than 10%), the remaining amount goes to Apple/Google play who take a 30%. At iPOLPO we feel, that the quick and easy availability by smartphone users to instantly purchase your photos ‘in app’ will increase photo sales opportunities significantly.
Q: As the photographer do I retain the copyright for the photos I upload to iPOLPO?
A: Yes, you retain the copyright however, you are granting a non-exclusive license to any purchaser PLEASE SEE FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Q: Will my photos remain on iPOLPO indefinitely?
A: No, as per our Terms and Conditions, the photos will be eventually removed as the intent of the site is to promote TIME-SENSITIVE PHOTOS.
Q: Can up upload photos from any venue to iPOLPO?
A: It is important for any photographer to ensure they are operating within the guidelines put forth by the particular venue. Please read about your rights as a photographer HERE.