An image interface for the IPFS & NFT's
Minting an NFT - Creating NFT's from Images
Starting out you will need a Metamask account, Polygon MATIC cryptocurrency (which you can buy from Kucoin) and some images you want to host, share, monetize or sell.
Photosof.com is a web3 Image Hosting, Image Sharing & Image Marketplace Platform allowing you to store, share and sell IPFS hosted images.
Photosof.com uploads images and the accompanying metadata to the IPFS and returns the content identifier or CID - the location of that image and metadata on the IPFS where it can be retrieved with any IPFS gateway. The metadata containing the link to the image can then be minted as an NFT on the Polygon blockchain at the push of a button.
Photosof.com offers permanent image storage as an NFT linked to your digital wallet. This means you have full control over all your data. When you move to a new service there is no need to start over again, uploading photos for example. To use a new compatible app just login with your wallet and your data comes with you.
Connect wallet and sign in.
Click on the "Authenticate with MetaMask" button
A MetaMask Signature Request will pop up. Click on the "Sign" button to log in
Once logged in you will be taken to the backend. If you have navigated away click on the "Add Images" button on the top menu to be taken back to the backend.
Before we start adding images let's quickly edit the user profile
When you initially log in you will be given a temporary username and your frame will be blank:
When completed it will look like this across the site:
And like this on the public profile:
Click on the "Settings" tab (or visit www.photosof.com/settings) to change this along with your profile picture, about and website or portfolio URL. Click the Upload button to save the profile picture and the "Save changes" button to change profile details.
This will update your name and profile picture across the site this is the information that will be visible on your public profile.
Once you've successfully signup up you will receive access to a backend where you can upload, view, keep track of all images and convert to NFT's. As well as keep track of marketplace earnings and sharing statistics.
The final part is the "NFT's from Photosof.com in wallet". It is to distinguish between your images uploaded to the IPFS and the NFT's in your wallet. As you might have sold some of your images or bought images from others.
Images and metadata are uploaded to the IPFS (where they can later be used to create NFT's from) using the upload form.
The upload form
The upload form (pictured above # 1) contains the image and immutable metadata that will be uploaded to the IPFS. This is also the metadata that will be added to the NFT when minted. The form contains the following fields:
The name of the image
The description of the image
Choose file (required)
The image (file) you want to upload
Photographer of image
Part of metadata standard. Allows you to specify an external URL. Opensea describes it as "the URL that will appear below the asset's image on OpenSea and will allow users to leave OpenSea and view the item on your site." To us it can be a link to anywhere; a photographer bio, a license agreement, a story behind the image, a blog post etc.
Once all the fields have been filled in click the Submit button
Frequently asked questions
Q: Does Photosof have metadata option/fields for attributes?
A: No, description is suffice in our case. there are better platforms for generative art where things like (eye colour, hats, clothes etc.) matter. That is not the case here.
Convert photos to NFT's. Turn any image into a non fungible token (NFT).
The above image will have a red background if the transaction is rejected or if there are any errors such insufficient funds.
Once an NFT is minted you will be presented with the following options:
Transfers NFT to another wallet. Takes wallet address.
Sells NFT and complete rights to image on our Marketplace. Takes selling price in MATIC.
Shows the history of the NFT including mint date, and where it was transferred before.
View NFT on Opensea
Opens your NFT on Opensea. It may take a while for Opensea to index it.
Your services section contains tabs for image marketplace data, image sharing income (in roadmap) and statistics (number of images in contract from wallet in marketplace, sharing etc.).
Image Sharing (in roadmap)