Comments, recordings, images, and links add context to your pictures. Simply click on the selection tool to the left in a picture, then click and drag diagonally to select the area on your picture you wish to highlight.

To make a selection (you might even call it a tag), click on the select tool in the toolbar on the left. To make a rectangular selection, click and drag up diagonally to select the area of your image (up and to the left or down and to the right) to select the area of your image. Notice that if you tightly zoom in on the picture, you’re better able explicitly point to a specific spot on the picture. Very tiny selection areas may not be visible when you zoom all the way out. Ponga retains the accuracy of the selection area even as you zoom in and out.

In the comment box, you can post comments to the selection including:

  • Written comments in text
  • Recorded comments using your voice (headsets or other quality microphones work best)
  • Links (or URL) of a public-accessible web sites—including audio and video sites
  • Images from your computer

Ponga will attempt to resolve any link to automatically display

  • Preview of web pages
  • Embedded versions of images, video, slide shows and other media

IF you don’t precede a link with “http://” Ponga will treat the content as a link and just auto-link the text. This might be useful if you don’t want to clutter a message with the visuals associated with a link. (If you’ve used Facebook, you’ll find that this behavior is exactly the same.) Type “http://ponga.com,” and Ponga embed or preview as much information as is accessible for the link. If you type “ponga.com,” it will not. In the example below, a YouTube link is included in the comment so the full video is accessible in the comment. 

Advanced tip: If two links are included, Ponga will always preview or embed the content in the first link included in a comment. Notice that there are two links, only the second link is prepended with "https://" Using that approach, the contributor specified that the second link should preview in the comment.

Finally, a note of patience: Ponga’s behavior in pulling in external content is a little like adding external posts to social media. If you also use Facebook, you’ll recognize that the behavior is very much like a status update. Depending on the speed of your connection to the remote link, can take a moment to bring in the external content. After typing or pasting in a link, you can hit a space and pause a moment before hitting post. 

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