When you first enter the Manage Photos work space, you will need to click on a section to start managing it's images.
In this example, we’ll open the section titled “Test” by clicking on it.
Here is an explanation of each element in this work space:
- You will see options to change the view from list view to grid view. Choose whichever one you prefer
- Next, is the drop-down menu allowing you to filter your view by displaying all photos, hiding the ones in use, or showing only the ones in use.
- The last drop-down menu allows you to change the sorting order of the photos
- When you click on an image, it will be highlighted in blue and you will see a "Move to" drop down menu, a "Copy to" drop down menu, a "Delete" button, and a "Remove from Section" button. You can use these tools to move or copy an image to a different section, or simply delete the image from the section/book completely. Use the "Remove From Section" option if you want to remove an image from the selected section, but you would still like to use it somewhere else in the future. Images removed from a section will go to the "Unassigned" section.
- The check symbol in the corner of an image means the image has been used on a page already
- The numbers located underneath a used image indicates the page number(s) the image was used on. You can click on the number and you will be taken to the page the image was used on
- can be used to add new photos to the section
A few other tools you may find useful in this work space when hovering your mouse cursor over a photo.
- can be used to magnify the image to it's original size
- can be used to rename the image or add notes
- can be used to delete the image from the project
- You will also notice the filename is displayed when hovering your mouse over the image
Please note: Tagging images is different then tagging people. If you want to learn about tagging people so they show up in the index, visit our "Indexing and Tagging" article here.
Tagging images can be used to group similarly themed images together for better organization.
For example, you may want to group all the images from Halloween, a school dance, or images from the football team together.
To assign tags to images, go to the Manage Photos section while you are in your project dashboard. Click on the section of the images you want to tag. Then you can click one or multiple images so they are highlighted in blue and then click the "Assign Tags" button.
A pop up window will appear that will allow you to type notes (optional) and enter a tag. It's best to keep tags short and limited to one word like "football" or "drama". Make sure you click the "Enter" key on your keyboard after typing the tag. Then click "Done".
Once you start tagging images, they will appear in the "Tags" section of Manage Photos. From here, you click on the tag and see all images that have a common theme.