How it works

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How It Works offers you a private photo and video space where photos taken by your friends and family members can be grouped into a common album that can be accessed privately via the web. Amalgram is a web application that is accessible via all your devices (Android and iOS). It allows you to create a multitude of albums and also to collect the photos and videos of your acquaintances and their comments. Each album includes a discussion forum for guest participants.

When travelling, your friends and family can connect to your album in real time to follow you on your journey and keep in touch with you.

In family, you can design an album where all members participate.

Event, be it a wedding or a birthday, Amalgram will assure you to collect the photos and videos taken by the participants and share them to the people you desire.

Planning an event? Create an album.

First, create your free user account on the site by clicking on the "Sign up for free" button.

Then, create your album either after the event, the day of the event, or a few weeks before, the choice is yours.

On the website, click on the "Create an album" button on the homepage.

  1. Some information must be entered: the name for the album, a small description (optional), the date of the event.

    You can also choose the visibility of your album:

    • Private so you and your guests are the only ones to see the album.
    • Public so the entire Amalgram community can access it (you can always choose to post photos privately).
    • Public with contribution, same as Public album, but you will allow the community to collaborate by adding photos to your album (ex: Photo Contest).

    When creating the album, you can immediately add your photos and videos and invite participants. You can do this later by saving the album in the first place and then returning to the album to make changes.

  2. Add as many photos as you like by clicking the "Search Photo and video on Your Computer" button. You can select multiple photos and videos at a time.

  3. Invite participants in private by entering their first name, last name and e-mail address.

    Save the album and write the invitation you want your participants to receive. They will receive this email and will be able to access the album via a button automatically inserted in the text.


… And after

You can then go back to a specific album to add photos and videos by clicking the "Add Photos/videos" button or invite new participants by clicking on the "Invite Participants" button.

All participants will be able to scroll through the album, add and like photos and videos, enter a comment and invite others. They can even intervene in the forum of the album by clicking on the button "Forum".

Then, you can manage the album by clicking on the "Manage Albums" button to modify the main photo of the album.

You can download a photo or a video by clicking the icon at the top of the detail page of a photo/video.

You can start a slide show by scrolling through all the photos and videos automatically using the icon at the top of the detail page of a photo.

The notifications:

  1. A notification e-mail is sent once a week to all participants to check the unseen changes regarding added photos and videos, added comments to photos and videos, added "I like" and the new guests who have accessed the album.
  2. A notification email is sent after each new entry in the album's forum allowing for more interactive communication.

Public albums:

Public and public albums with contributions do not require private invitations. The application generates a link that you can share (by e-mail, on your blog, on your newsletter, etc.). Public albums are accessible to the Amalgram community and anyone who clicks on the "Public Albums" link on the Amalgram main page.

Why use Amalgram as an individual ?

Because it is the easiest software to create and manage photo and video albums.

Because it does not require a bond of friendship and is independent of any social network.

Because it does not keep any personal information besides your first and last name and email address.

Because Amalgram performs all the functions you need in the simplest way.

  1. Create photo/video albums
  2. Add photos and videos
  3. Invite participants in private
  4. Communicate through the album forum
  5. Comment photos and videos (comments and "likes")
  6. Search, categorize and group albums and photos/videos

Because Amalgram makes it possible to share and preserve the memories on all occasions:

  • family celebrations (children's parties, family celebrations, 50th birthday, etc.)
  • holidays with friends and family
  • sport activities (golf tournaments, expeditions and group excursions, marathons, hockey tournaments, football, lacrosse, hiking, etc.)
  • group travel (cruises, organized trips, etc.)
  • clubs and associations activities
  • social events (marriages, baptisms, etc.)
  • school activities (group outings, proms, etc.)
  • naturalist expeditions (mycologists, ornithologists, etc.)
  • corporate events (Christmas parties, team building activities, congresses)

Why use Amalgram as an organization?

To create a collaborative space for an event (before, during and after).

To keep, index and sort all your photos and videos (various activities).

To integrate a dynamic photo space into a private or public website.

To promote and centralize communications with clients, members, or partners.

To promote activities through the creation design of public albums.

To create a private collaborative space to centralize information before, during and after an event: documents, procedures, html links, photos and videos.

In order to offer an additional service appreciated by customers, members or partners.

To display a banner ad to your clientele.

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