If you participated in our most recent quarterly crop, you may have added pages to our collaborative FOREVER album. Even if you didn’t submit any pages to it, you may have appreciated those who did. You may be sharing other collaborative albums with your friends, and if that’s the case, you will love this tip!
Click HERE to learn more about FOREVER’s new shared albums and click HERE to see some of ours. The basic premise is this – you can set up an album in your FOREVER account and share it with others and give them the ability to upload photos to it or download photos from it. This is fantastic, especially for family groups, friends, teams, or groups who travel together! The drawback is that the owner of the album is the only one who can manipulate the photos once they are in the album. Of course, this is for your protection, so that no one deletes your photos or edits them in a way you didn’t want them to, but it also means that collaborators can’t add a description of the photos they upload after they’ve been uploaded to the album.
Here’s where this tip comes in – a description can be added to each image BEFORE it is uploaded to the album, and the description will stay with the photo. Here’s how:
Method One (Great for single photos)
Locate the desired image on your computer and right click it. A pop up box will appear > choose Properties.
When the next box opens, go to Details:
Once in Details, left click on Comments and it should be highlighted in blue. Hover your mouse over the right side of the highlighted area and it will turn white. Now left click the white box to open the editing box, then type in the description of the image. For example, if the image is one of a completed Artisan page, enter the content, fonts, and p2P Blueprint, Bright Idea, or video used. If it’s an image that will be shared in a collaborative album or in a personal FOREVER account, add pertinent details – names, date (if different from metadata), place, etc. Whatever is entered here will be the description of the image after it is uploaded to FOREVER.
Here’s what the opened image looks like in FOREVER:
You can see how helpful this information is when working with others on a collaborative album! Happy sharing!
Alternate Method (great for a whole folder of photos)
If you have trouble with the above method, or if you have a whole folder of photos you’re working on, try this method:
Using Windows File Explorer (in your toolbar), navigate to the photo or folder of photos on your computer (not in Historian) that you want to work with.
When the file library is open, go to the View tab. Choose “Detail Pane” and “Large Icons”. You will see that the selected item and its properties are open on the right side of the library window.
Click on the photo you wish to work with, and the detail pane will display the properties that can be edited.
Click on the column to the right of the word ‘Comments’ to open the editing box. Add your information and save it.
Continue to the next photo in your folder and repeat.