New Translations Tool With Piggy Point Bonanza to Celebrate!


Pictures talk a universal language. Unfortunately, words don’t. You can make up for that using our brand new Translation button! Now you can submit content in your mother tongue and share with the whole community in another language to earn some extra Piggy Points! Plus take part in limited time, Piggy Point bonanza when you translate a LomoLocation and get 10 Piggies for your efforts until Monday July 26th!

Yes, another easy way to earn Piggies! Beginning today, you’ll find the brand-new translation button below the Like button at the end of each Magazine Blogpost. Right now you have the opportunity to translate all original blogposts – no matter if you want to translate an English entry to Japanese or the other way round. Of course this also works for all other locales we are providing at the moment. Let your fellow Lomographers enjoy content you find interesting in your own language, and earn extra points!

Submitting is super easy! Click the Translate button and you’ll be taken to a handy translation interface. All Assets like pictures or videos will be duplicated – so you’ll not have to upload images anymore! Simply replace the original text in the right text fields with your translated text, choose the language in the dropdown menu and submit!

Your translation will then be checked by a local editor and the user who submits a published translation will get 5 piggies!

This means that if you are running low on Piggy Points you put your language skills to work for you and translate at will posts you think should be read in another language! And if you translate your own post upon submission to a local site, you could be looking at making a cool 10 Piggy Points right off the bat! One from the editors at the local site and one from the editors who receive your translated text!

Pick Up 10 Piggies Now!

Help us test and brake in the new translation feature in LomoLocations for a fast and easy 10 Piggy Point bonus!

- pick one of your own Location submission that has already been posted or pick one of your favorites submitted by another user.
- Use the easy translate tool and submit it!
-Once accepted to be published you will get a cool 10 Piggy Points!
-For more Piggy Points simply repeat the process.

10 Piggy Point Bonanza for translated Locations end Monday July 26th so get your submission in soon!

General Things To Know

  • Piggies for approved translations for the Local websites are pegged at 5 points across all sections, regardless of post type (e.g. requested post, submissions with higher payouts.)
  • Our Local editors will be the ones responsible for awarding Translation piggies. will not be responsible for processing Translation piggies. Full local editors’ contact lists will be updated soon on our FAQ.
  • You can only translate original contributions. You can not translate a post that already is a translation of another one!
  • If there already is a translation for a blog post in a certain laguage this one will disappear from the dropdown and you can not submit another one!
  • Publishing dates may vary from the International English website and your Localized website. This is upon discretion of the Local editor.
  • Direct translations via Google Translator/similar pages will be disqualified from publishing. Too obvious!

written by somapic on 2010-07-22 #news #international #translate #translation-tool #new-feature


  1. trash-gordon-from-outer-space
    trash-gordon-from-outer-space ·

    That's a cool thing. I translated a few texts before, but now it makes everything easier.

  2. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

    That's really cool, I allready used the new tool twice today ^_^ I just wonder: when we already have two versions of older articles online, is it possible to combine them?

  3. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    @shoujoai: what do you mean?

  4. iaki
    iaki ·


  5. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    lovely! i submitted mine =D. how do we know when it get accepted?

  6. disdis
    disdis ·

    Is it possible to translate already published articles?

  7. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    @disdis: yup! both for already published and soon-to-be published posts!
    @reneg88: publishing will be under the discretion of our Localized/country-based webmagazine editors. we are having a list for you soon!

  8. eatcpcks
    eatcpcks ·

    Cool new feature! Will translate for piggies HAHA:D Homeless lomographer

  9. bongofury
    bongofury ·


  10. dogma
    dogma ·

    hmmm so can i translate in Lithuanian???

  11. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

    Yeah, only two more locations and then they're all translated ^_^

    @kazareta: as I undertood it, you combine the articles later? That I, when I see one in for example in chinese, can switch to the english version for example?
    I have some older articles in english and german which are then not combined, for example:…

  12. disdis
    disdis ·

    thank you man! You are all great!... Let's check what I can submit (though I've just spend my piggies for my African adventure!

  13. ilovemydiana
    ilovemydiana ·

    what if you want it translated for you from one language to another because you cannot read the language it is in already? i think i misunderstood and thought the translate button meant you could have it translated for you on the spot.

  14. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    @ilovemydiana: this tool is for submitting articles to other languages. if you want it translated to another, well you can contact the submitter or one of our editors to see if they can translate it. ;)
    @shoujoai: will get back to you-

  15. cubilas
    cubilas ·

    the "translate" button doesn't work... anyone else has this problem? or is it just me, and what could I do?

  16. ilovemydiana
    ilovemydiana ·

    @cubilas yeah, internet explorer and dont seem to get along for me anymore. i have to use mozilla if i want to submit anything or well, lots of stuff. try that maybe.

  17. cubilas
    cubilas ·

    thanks! I'll give it a try

  18. peteparker
    peteparker ·

    I would like to translate some articles in italian, but it is not possible (sigh!) is there a way to do that or you are just interested in the translazion of the alreasy localized Lomography websites?

  19. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    you guys are really making us work for piggies eh? :)

  20. tiffanyschepers
    tiffanyschepers ·

    I want to Translate in Dutch!
    But unfortunally, that's not possible!
    Why can't we translate in all the languages of the world?

  21. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    would the original authors be getting piggies as well? - since they are the original writers of the translated article...

  22. ritamiguel
    ritamiguel ·

    i'm still waiting for my piggies...

  23. theletterbox
    theletterbox ·

    Will there ever be the possibility to translate to Dutch? I want to translate!

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