Upload your own images to DigitalNZ

There's a fun new feature on DigitalNZ

We're excited to let you know that you can now upload your personal whakaahua/images to stories, where they will appear alongside items available on DigitalNZ.

Upload your own images

What whakaahua/images should I upload?

You can upload any image that helps tell your story. For example, you could upload an image of your whānau, an image of your rohe, or an image of an interesting historical event. Maybe you’d like to compare a contemporary photo with one you’ve found in the collections? Or tell the story of your whakapapa using your own photos?

You can upload images directly from your phone's image library, or scan or re-photograph hard copy photos that are sitting in a shoebox at the back of your cupboard.

How to get started

Log in (or sign up if you don't have an account) and start adding items to your story. When you've added a few items, go to 'My stories' in the drop-down menu at the top of your screen, and then click on your new story.

You'll see a new button, 'Upload your own images', at the top of your story. Click on this button and instructions will appear to guide you through the process.

Help and guidance

There are new guides to help you through the upload process.

How will we moderate whakaahua/images?

DigitalNZ kaimahi will moderate all uploaded images in line with our new Contributed Content Terms of Use.

We've also shared our moderation process (in words that are a bit easier to understand!).

Report an image 

If you are concerned about an image, either uploaded by someone else or from one of the institutional collections on DigitalNZ, you can also report it to us. Simply click the 'Report this item' button next to an uploaded image and we'll assess the image. 

We appreciate that sometimes things like copyright can be confusing, so we aim to kōrero with the uploader to figure out a solution.

Report this item

Get in touch

This is our first go at inviting people to upload images directly to digitalnz.org. If you have any questions or problems, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We're regular Twitterers and you can also email info@digitalnz.org.

We look forward to seeing your images and the new stories you create on DigitalNZ.