1. GO to TNG and get to the individual you want to add a photo to then:
Make sure you are on the "Individual" tab. Tabs show under the person's name as shown below.
If you are on the right tab it shows blue. to move to the "indivdual" tab from another tab just click on "individual".
2. Next click on Add Media (which covers photos, videos etc.) This is on the right hand end of the list under "Individual" tab
This opens a new browser window/tab with quite a long set of options that I will take you through one stage at a time:
Stage 1. Which photo?:
Click on Choose file and find the photo on your computer. For example here I have found the photo of my mum and my cousin Billy.
Click on the one you are interested in (img229) in this case and then click the Open button. Now ignore all the other buttons and options and move to
Stage 2 - Describe whats on the photo
The more information you fill in here the better. By all means leave things you don't know yet blank. You can add or change things later.
- TITLE: Give the photo a title. Dont make it too long but not Just "Billy" something like "Martin Kilkie causes trouble" is better.
- DESCRIPTION: Next add a DESCRIPTION. This can be longer e.g. "Martin Kilkie and his brother Bernie are causing trouble for their mum by eating all the cake."
- OWNER/SOURCE: Next if possible say who has the actual physical photo - you or someone else. E.g. "Ros Docherty's photo".
- DATE TAKEN/CREATED: Next if you know when the photo was taken add this in the Date Taken/Created box, e.g. "September 1944"
- Next click the Always viewable tick box. This lets everyone else see the photo.
- Finally click the save and continue button.
Stage 3 - Link the photo to the correct person/people
Without you doing anything the name of the person you were looking at is added automatically. If this is the only person in the photo then this bit is done. But if there are others you need to add them by clicking on the magnifying glass (FIND Button).
This pop up will appear. Type in the name of the other person you want to add to the photo. When you find them click the Add by their name.
If there are others add them to the list in the same way then click finish.
Stage 4 - Where was the event in the photo?
Last stage is to "geocode" the photo. This is not essential but it is easy and adds a lot to the information.
Type in the location of the photo in the Place taken/Created box. Then click Show/Hide clickable map. If the address you typed in makes sense to Google it will appear on the map. I find that you usually need to remove any house number or even give a more general address, e.g. in this case Glasgow, Scotland or Penilee Glasgow, Scotland.
Once it gets an address it recognises it turns it into Latitude and longitude numbers.
Stage 5 - Finish
Phew. Now all you have to do is click the Save button at the bottom of the screen. Finally remember this was a new window/tab so shut this window/tab and you are back where you started. Well done. PS the photo will not show as added until you exit and re-enter the program.