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Interactive Hotspot Image Tagging

Published 07/26/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

ImageSpike is an image tagging tool that encourages viewer engagement. Users can apply individual tags to parts of an image, highlighting a person, link or other item. These tags, which are called “interactive hotspots,” encourage the viewer to learn more about the content of the photo and possibly click a link or take further action. Users can tell a story within a single image by applying a few interactive hotspots in the right places. Social network sharing tools are also available through ImageSpike. Users can add an icon that sits over the image and lets viewers click to instantly share the image on their Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Digg, Picasa, Google Plus or Flickr profile.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

ImageSpike has taken photo tagging to a new level. The application provides a common service in a unique way. Many users have discovered ImageSpike and fallen in love with the simple way it can enhance photos and make them far more powerful marketing tools. The application has received mentions on many websites as well as overall positive reviews from users.

What are the differences to other apps?

The concept of tagging has been used on the web for a long time. Tagging has a lot of potential if used properly, as is proven by ImageSpike. The application applies the tagging concept and adds a heavy dose of modern appeal to it. Users can place an interactive hotspot directly on the image to encourage viewers to learn more, click a link or take action. The user can share more details and tell a story with a single image thanks to ImageSpike’s innovative tagging system.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

ImageSpike manages to make the tagging process easy as well as accurate. The user can upload an image or access one on the web and click directly on the spot that needs an interactive hotspot. Guidelines appear to help the user properly position the hotspot while a small pop up box asks for a label and URL. The process takes very little time and almost no effort to learn.

How does the registration process work?

New users can click the black “Login” button in the upper, right corner of the ImageSpike homepage to begin. The next page includes a “Register Now” button. Users may find that the registration button directs them to a broken link. If this happens, the user should try to contact ImageSpike to discuss an account. New users can also click the blue “Build Your First Image Free” button on the homepage. The next step asks the user to upload an image or enter an image URL. After applying interactive hotspots to an image, the user is asked to supply an email address to access it later.

What does it cost to use the application?

ImageSpike invites all new visitors to upload and edit their first image at no cost. This includes adding multiple interactive hotspots and retrieving the code needed to post the image online. The site hints at fees associated with creating new tagged images, but does not provide any further information regarding subscription price or individual photo costs. New users may also have difficulty registering due to a broken link.

Who would you recommend the application to?

ImageSpike is a great photo resource for anyone sharing images on the web. Professionals and businesses will find plenty to love with the application’s unique tagging system. Casual users can also use ImageSpike’s free photo editing tool to enhance a single photograph. The application’s website currently contains a few flaws but has a lot of potential. The application itself can help users improve customer engagement and get more mileage out of each photograph posted to a website.

  • Apply interactive hotspots to images
  • Link to websites, people or places through hotspots
  • Tell a story within a single photograph
  • Add social network sharing tools on an image
  • Encourage viewers to share or click a link with images

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