You're gonna say "Duh....why didn't I think of that?"
The truth is... the Photos feature in Ning is by far one of the most powerful tools in your community arsenal and I'm going to tell you why:
The description area is an amazing opportunity to get creative.
- You can embed all kinds of stuff
- like Videos
- Iframe other web apps undernieth the Photo
- Embed Documents (as I did with Spreadsheets for Land Surveyors above)
- Create bookshelves by uploading the cover photo of the book and then embed the PDF in the description..
- Embed HTML 5 Games and Playlists
Photos on Ning communities happen to have pretty good SEO power if certain practices are in place inside your community (ask me)
Need Help? (ask me) I don't bite. I type.
Now you might be thinking to yourself....
We'll if I can do this with photos, I can do the same with videos, right? Well, Duh!