Easier way to add/tag individual photos?

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jimmy.fuller
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Easier way to add/tag individual photos?

Postby jimmy.fuller » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:33 pm

My ward has done a reasonably good job of uploading household photos (which we take of families as they come in for regular interviews like tithing settlement). However, the significance of having individual photos never occurred to me until I realized that the LDS Tools app only pulls individual photos to display. So, I've undertaken an effort to get individual photos uploaded, but this apparently means either retaking photos or cropping individuals out of family photos and re-uploading.

Is there an easier way? (I'm envisioning some sort of tagging feature a la Facebook that would make it easy to identify individuals, but I'm sure my dreams are grand.) (Also, I'm in the bishopric, so I do have access to all of the features and admin privileges, as far as I know.)

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Postby aebrown » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:53 pm

jimmy.fuller wrote:Is there an easier way? (I'm envisioning some sort of tagging feature a la Facebook that would make it easy to identify individuals, but I'm sure my dreams are grand.)


Yes, your dreams are grand. A tagging feature like that would be really cool and save a lot of time, but there is no such feature now.

So as you mentioned, your options are basically to take new photos of individuals or to crop individuals from family photos to create individual photos.
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Postby stanmoore1 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:30 pm

I'm in a YSA ward, so the household photo and the individual photo are always the same. It would be really nice if we could just click a button that duplicated the photos instead of having to upload, assign, and approve everyone's photo twice :)

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Postby russellhltn » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:43 pm

It might be nicer if the individual photo became the default family photo for households of "one".
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Postby n.oliver » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:58 pm

RussellHltn wrote:It might be nicer if the individual photo became the default family photo for households of "one".

+1 :)
(possibly just 2 lines of code, one being an 'if' statement?)

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Postby jimmy.fuller » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:18 pm

Ha, sorry for the delay getting back to this, the holidays got busy. I was thinking it might be easier to address this at the LDS Tools app level, something like: if individual photo exists, display it, if not, display household... I was surprised to learn that it looks like the iOS version of the app already has this logic built in, but the Android app is (as always) behind by a few features.

At any rate, I'm happy to have what is available now, it's leaps and bounds ahead of where we were only a couple of years ago. Thanks all!


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