Frequently Asked Questions
How can I make an account at iPhotoScrap.com?
You can register iPhotoScrap.com at the Signup page.
There is no cost to create an account. You can freely make accounts and scrap albums,
and post your own photos or scrap photos from other web sites.
At the registration, you will need to provide
your name, your email address, desired User ID, and
Your name is displayed only on your profile page. They may include lowercase and uppercase letters,
numbers, and spaces. You can choose a nickname rather than your real name if you want.
Your email address is used to send your password to you if you should forget it.
And if a comment is added to your photo by other users, its copy will be
sent to your email address.
Your user id is a unique identifier that you will use to login with. It may be up to 16 characters
long but a shorter one will be easier for you. It may consist of letters (of any language),
numbers, and underscores. User ID is case sensitive.
Your password is used to authenticate yourself when logging in. It is better to include letters,
numbers, and other characters for increased security. Passwords are case sensitive which means
if you use lowercase or uppercase letters, you must type them in exactly the same way when
How can I log-in/log-out iPhotoScrap.com?
You can log in iPhotoScrap.com at Login Page.
After login, you can also log out by clicking Logout.
For your convience, iPhotoScrap.com will maintain your login status for a week.
If you do not want, please don't forget to log out.
Is iPhotoScrap.com free?
Yes. iPhotoScrap.com is maintained by advertising and some other sponsoring facilities.
Does iPhotoScrap.com share users's personal information with anyone else?
No, iPhotoScrap.com does not sell or pubish personal information.
Is my Email address exposed to the public?
No, iPhotoScrap.com does not display your email address to other users.
Only you can see your email address at your profile page.
Your email address is used in the following two cases: (1) to send your password to you if you
should forget it; (2) to send a copy of comment added to your scrap by other users.
What should I do if I forgot the password?
If you have forgotten your password, you can use the
Password Reminder from. Type your email address and
click the "send my password" button. Your account(s) information including password
will be emailed to the address stored with your account (You should keep in mind not
to forget your your email address).
Can I change my email address, name, and/or password?
Yes. After login, you can use Account Update form to chane your
email address, your name, AND/OR, your password.
Can I change my User ID?
No. Rather you can make another account with your same email address. iPhotoScrap.com
allows you to make multiple accounts with same email address.
If you want to make another account, use the registration form.
What is a friend?
FRIEND is account-based relationship among users. You can give a friendship to another user at
your Profile Page (after login). Your friend can see your
"PRIVATE" photos. In other words, if you are a friend of
someone else, your can see his/her PRIVATE scraps. Using this friendship facility, you and your
friends can make a kind of community.
Can I make a fully private album that my friends can not persue?
No with your existing account.
But YES. Create a new account (even with your same email). And don't make friendship with
anyone else with your new User ID. Create an album and post your scraps. If you set them as
'PRIVATE', only you can see your scraps.
Album / Scrap / Upload|
What is a scrap?
A SCRAP means a photo directly posted or scrapped from other web site.
At the bottom of your own album, you can find "Upload" and "Scrap" form.
Using "Upload" form, you can post your own photos from your local drive.
Using "Scrap" form, you can post web images from another web pages.
If scrapping fails, you can also use "Upload" form giving direct image URL to scrap
What is a 'PRIVATE' scrap?
A PRIVATE photo will not be displayed to the public except album owner's friends.
At the time of upload, each photo or scrap is set to 'PUBLIC' (default).
You can toggle it to 'PRIVATE' at the thumbnails pages of each album (after login).
If you set a scrap as 'PRIVATE', only yourself and logged-in friends can view it.
What is an 'COPYRIGHTED' scrap?
A 'COPYRIGHTED' photo has been set as "copyrighted elsewhere"
since it has been claimed to be other's intellectual property. It can't be vewed for anyone
unless it is proved to be the poster's own property or to be public domain.
It will be deleted in the next database update if the owner do not prove the publicity.
What is an 'ADULT' scrap?
An 'ADULT' photo will not be displayed to the public
except the album's owner and members verified as an adult.
At the time of upload, each photo or scrap is set to 'NORMAL' (default).
You can toggle it to 'ADULT' at the thumbnails pages of each album (after login).
If you set a scrap as 'ADULT', you and adult-verified members can see it.
(Adult members can get verification from here.)
To protect minors from being exposed to adult materials, iPhotoScrap.com
may change your scrap's grade to 'ADULT', if it is inappropriate for minors or children.
How can I view other member's 'ADULT' scraps?
An 'ADULT' scrap will not be displayed to the public.
You should be verified as an adult to get privilege to see any adult scraps.
Click here to get the Adult Verification.
Why can't I add a comment?
Only logged-in users can add a comment to a scrap or album. After
login, try again.
If your are logged in but still can't add a comment, your comment message may
Can I add a comment message in HTML format?
Yes, but in a restricted manner.
Due to security and formatting problems, HTML elements such as
will not be allowed in the message. The other HTML elements are allowed.
When do my scraps appear in search result?
Uploading or scrapping includes indexing process for your photos.
If your photo is seen on iPhotoScrap.com, it can be searched with appropriate keywords.
iPhotoScrap was built on an IRMS system,
KRISTAL, which supports
dynamic maintenance of a record and its index simultaneously.
Which fields does iPhotoScrap.com search?
Each search targets the
Album Title, and
Tags fields for scraps and
Album Title and
Album Description fields for albums.
Does iPhotoScrap's search support boolean operators?
iPhotoScrap's search is based on Ranked Boolean retrieval model.
Therefore it supports Boolean operators such as
In addition iPhotoScrap's search supports proximity operators such as
WITHIN operator (/Wn) and
NEAR operator (/Nn).
- no operator
- If no operator is given among words, AND operator is
applied as default. For example,
'racing model' is equivalant to
'racing AND model'.
- The AND operator narrows search and retrieve records
containing all of the words it seperates. Space between words is regardes as
AND boolean operator. Thus
'Tamias sibiricus chipmunk' is equivalant to
'Tamias AND sibiricus AND chipmunk'.
The & can be used instead of
'Tamias AND sibiricus AND chipmunk' ==
'Tamias & sibiricus & chipmunk' ==
'Tamias sibiricus chipmunk'.
- The OR operator broadens search and retrieve records
containing any of the words it seperates.
The | can be used instead of
'Flamingo OR Flamingoes OR Flamingos' is equivalant to
'Flamingo | Flamingoes | Flamingos'.
- The NOT operator narrows search and retrieve records
that do not contain the term following it.
- The () operator groups words or phrases when combining
Boolean phrases and to show the order in which relationships should be considered.
'chipmunk OR (Tamias AND (sibiricus OR minimus))'.
- /Wn (within operator)
- The /Wn operator finds words within a specified
distance n in the order of occurrence. For example,
'racing /W3 model' retrieves records that contain
racing and model in the order
and within a three word distance. Any number greater than 0 can be used to determine
the proximity distance.
- /Nn (near operator)
- The /Nn operator finds words within a specified
radius n in any order. For example,
'racing /N10 model' retrieves records that contain
racing and model in any order
and within a ten word radius of one another. Any number greater than 0 can be used to
determine the proximity radius.( c.f.
(racing /N10 model) ==
((racing /W10 model) OR
(model /W10 racing)). However the first is about two times
faster than the latter.)
What is a TAG?
A TAG is a keyword or term associated with each photo or scrap. It is assigned by
iPhotoScrap.com users. Only logged-in user can add a tag to any scrap that she or he can view.
Providing tags may improve the search result for your scraps.
Can I add multiple tags at once?
Yes. You can enter several tags separated by seimicolons(;).
For example, "Model; Celebrity; Actress" will append
tags "Model", "Celebrity", and
"Actress" to the tag field. Spaces will be trimmed.
How can I contact album owner?
Currently you can leave a message by "Adding Comment" after login.
A copy of the comment will be sent to the album owner via email.
(We are now preparing another messaging interface. Please be patient.)
How can I contact iPhotoScrap.com?
Send a message to iPhotoScrap@@gmail.com.
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