Adding members photos to ward directory on lds.org

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Adding members photos to ward directory on lds.org

Postby angordon » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:35 am

Hi we have had a request from our bishopric to help our members submit photos to the ward directory on lds.org. We have a clerk over histories and statistics that we would like to help members do this. Recognizing that members can upload their own but there are enough elderly people that have issues with web-applications that they could feel intimidated, what suggestions do people have for trying to do this in a timely fashion? IS this something that a clerk can do for people? Would we have to log in with the members and have them do it themselves?

What have other clerks done in the past with success?

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Postby aebrown » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:13 am

Yes, this is something that a ward clerk or assistant clerk can do for people. He can simply edit their profile and set the photo. The member doesn't have to login (doesn't even have to have an LDS Account) for the clerk to be able to do this.

In my ward, an assistant clerk took a bunch of pictures at tithing settlement time (and more pictures since then) and has uploaded those photos for those members who didn't already have photos.

There are some definite advantages to having this effort centralized. The photos that people have uploaded themselves are wildly inconsistent -- some show full bodies for individual photos, when a head shot is best (particularly for thumbnails); some are not cropped well (individual photos should be square); some are goofy (one family used their Halloween family photo).
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Postby russellhltn » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:09 am

A web admin can also do photos (but not set/modify profiles).
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How

Postby brettcoltongardner » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:10 pm

how do i add the pictures for the other members in the ward? I've been made a web administrator but i dont see any thing that allows me to add/change pictures

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Postby aebrown » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:41 am

brettcoltongardner wrote:how do i add the pictures for the other members in the ward? I've been made a web administrator but i dont see any thing that allows me to add/change pictures


Detailed instructions for managing photos are in the help pages at Managing the directory.

If you don't see the options in the menu on the left side of the Directory for "Upload photos", "New photos", and "Manage photos", then that means that you don't have the correct standard calling of "Website administrator" (or that this calling has not been fully processed by the system -- it can take a day or so for you to have permissions in the Directory based on a new calling). Check with your ward clerk to make sure that he has given you the standard calling "Website administrator" (a custom calling won't do you any good in this regard).
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Postby dr_computer » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:57 am

found that to get photos is easy if arrive at meeting early and take picture as members arrive. bulk install by clerk would avoid many problems.

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Postby lehrschallbrian » Thu May 03, 2012 10:30 am

I am a ward clerk in a YSA ward. My Bishopric takes the photos they email them to me then I upload right from the clerks office that day. I found that this system works great.

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Postby nbflint » Fri May 04, 2012 2:09 pm

The new version of LDS Tools for iOS (2.0.0.395) allows those with access to select a member, take a picture, and upload it to the LDS.org directory right from the iOS device (Provided it has a camera). It worked pretty slick when I tested it today.



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