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Zooomr logo.png
Web address zooomr.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site
Photo sharing
Registration Free
Owner BlueBridge Technologies Group
Created by Kristopher Tate & Michael Van Veen
Alexa rank
positive decrease 415,678 (February 2015)[1]

Zooomr was a website for sharing digital photos.


Zooomr was created in 2005 by Kristopher Tate and Michael Van Veen of BlueBridge Technologies Group.[2][3]

On June 19, 2006, Thomas Hawk, a photographer and blogger from San Francisco, was recruited by Zooomr as its so called "Chief Evangelist." On July 17, 2006, Zooomr released Zooomr 2 which introduced SmartSets, improved geotagging of photos via TagMap, and many enhancements in speed, design and performance.[1] Features such as Notes and Portals were added to Zooomr[2] on August 22, 2006.

In 2012, the web site was updated for Zoomr's 7th anniversary, announcing an "official closed beta" of a new version of the site that would discard "older concepts that kept the previous version of Zooomr too technically deep from every day users". As of March 1st 2015, there has been no further visible update to the site.


The site was similar to other photo and image sharing sites of the time with a number of so-called Web 2.0 features such as tagging, Ajax, RSS, and GeoTagging. Zooomr has a multi-login capability via OpenID. Other features include LightBox, which resembles a slide show allowing users to append short audio commentary to individual photos, SmartSets, which are dynamically generated albums and PeopleTags, which allows users to add themselves inside photos and search for people inside photos. A feature known as "Zipline" adds a social-networking aspect to the site allowing users to send a message to one of their "contacts" or to see when a contact uploads photos.

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  1. ^ "Zooomr.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2015-02-17. 
  2. ^ BBC Profile - March 2007
  3. ^ ".NET" magazine article - December 2006

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