What type of image files can I upload?

If you are not able to upload an image file it may be that you are trying to upload a file that is not an accepted web friendly type of file. The only type of image files that can be uploaded and will render well are those formats that end in jpeg (or jpg), tiff, or […]

Sources of public domain or creative commons photos

Photos are not required to list plants and collections. If you are adding plants, please don’t feel the need to include a photo if you don’t have one. We encourage you to use your own photos. The intent of Plants Map is to allow everyone to document plants in their own words and photos using their experiences […]

How to Add Captions to Photos

You have the option to add captions to each of your photos within a plant, collection or subcollection photo gallery. Note that there is a 50 character limit on the captions. New Photos: When you add a new photo to a plant, collection or subcollection you will see a caption field below the photo. Existing Photos: To add […]

How do I add a photo gallery to a collection?

If you want to share landscape or other photos related to a collection you can add those into the Collection Photo gallery section. On a Collection, you have three sections: Subcollections – Groupings of plants within this collection. Plants – Displays plants that have been added to this Collection and Subcollections. Photos – Photos that […]

Can I edit and delete plants, photos and other information

Yes, at any time after you sign in you can enter into edit mode of a profile, organization profile, plant form, collection form, or event page and update the content and photos. Individual Profiles: After you sign in you can edit your individual profile by scrolling down the page and clicking the EDIT button. You […]

Social Media and Plants Map Photo Sizes

Thie post was originally published March 2015. Updated as of August 2017.  If you are like us, you love to share photos of your plants. To help you with adding your photos to Plants Map and to other social sharing sites we wanted to share the following tips and tools to help size your photos. Photo uploads need to […]

Can I use photos and content from other sources?

Plants Map respects the intellectual property rights of others. We have a Copyright Policy that prohibits users uploading and posting any information, photos or materials that violate another party’s intellectual property rights. Reporting instructions are also included in this policy. The intent of our service is to offer you the ability to share your unique experiences and […]