FAQ: Where do I see my photos in FamilyTree?

FamilySearch Photos can now be seen in FamilyTree from the ancestor page, if you already have access to Photos. (Use the invite at familysearch.org/invite/photos)

Here's a screenshot of the Ancestor (Person View) page in FamilyTree that shows the Details and Photo tabs. (Photo tab is marked with red)



Here's a screenshot after you click on the Photos tab.



The key to getting your photos to show up in the Photos tab is to tag the people, then link them to the tree. Once they are linked to the tree, they will show up on the Photos tab.
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  • I’m excited
    AWESOME! Thanks for the "teaser" Beth!
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  • Thanks for the update. I notice in FS Photos there is a "Stories" tab. Will this also be the tool for attaching family histories to FSFT? Will we be able to scan source documents, upload those to FS Photos and then attach them as sources in FSFT?
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    • From the photos view page where you tag people. In the panel on the right, the top field is a title field and says "Click to add title." Click there and it becomes editable. Type in your title and click anywhere else and it is saved. If you already have a title, just click in the title area and it becomes editable.
    • I see FamilySearch Photos has rolled into production. This is a great tool! Many thanks to you and the team!
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  • I’m thrilled
    Yes, Bryan. All for FREE! This means that your photos and stories will be out there forever in cyberspace for all to view and read for ETERNITY...even after you are dead and gone! FamilySearch is fantabulous! This is what Family History is all about...sharing, documenting and more!
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  • Beth Ann Wiseman,

    As per your comment:
    https://getsatisfaction.com/familysea...

    I recently donated a privately held collection of original historical records (https://familysearch.org/search/colle...)

    It was a rough process that lasted more than one year before the records were online and the original was returned. Dan Peay, Multi-Area Manager, Strategic Relationships at FamilySearch has worked with me toward the end of the process. He remarked that a lot was learned about shortcomings of the user donation process. I recommended to him that it would be useful to coordinate the accepting of entire collections with the effort to allow users to share individual documents. I recommended he contact you or whoever might be involved in the discussion.

    I'm interested in knowing if you see value in this opportunity to coordinate and what your feelings are about the topic.

    Please understand my desire to help in recommending more unified processes among different staff groups, which I believe would improve the user experience.

    Donating the collection was tough because there were no guidelines--and communication broke down on the inside at FamilySearch due to a lack of established processes--which led to a less than ideal experience for me as a donor.

    I believe that consolidating efforts in these early development stages to integrate information about donating entire collections will help the user experience for donors, users, and FamilySearch. More collections will likely be added to the site, if private users understand how to donate privately held collections.

    Michael
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  • Beth Ann Wiseman,

    I tried to use "familysearch.org/invite/photos", but it seems, that I ́m not allowed to get access to it.

    Is the "Photo-Feature" already released for all users or is there a restriction ?

    Volkmar
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  • The invite is available for LDS members only, at this time. We are working on opening it up to non-LDS.
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  • I'm am very frustrated by Family Tree especially with the photos section. I was asked to review a trial before it was officially launched and I see that all my recommendations were ignored. I don't know whether the technical people aren't paid enough I just can't see why it's so hard to insert instructions on each page so we know what to do. There is plenty of space on the grey to do that.
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  • Denise,
    I am interested in your recommendations. I could not find them on GetSatisfaction. Perhaps I could help if you supplied them again. Thanks - - Joe
    • I was sent an email by FamilySearch to take a 10 min survey on 20th Nov 2012 about the new photo features. I had to write a response on each page of the survey from memory so I won't have a record of what I wrote.
      There are alot of symbols on the Photo pages even in the drop downs but the instructions are scant. It would be great if instructions were linked to the symbols. It is wonderful to have the option to add photos to our family but I know these difficulties are putting people off going through the process.
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  • I’m in agreement
    I believe that Denise is stating that we should have some instructions on the page where you tag photos, link them, edit, delete etc. I am a Family Tree support missionary and have seen where the patrons are producing multiple tags for one person which causes issues for them down the road. (Instead of selecting the name already in the system, they are "adding a new person" each time.) I agree that simple instructions in the dark grey area would help. Most of the buttons are self explanatory, but the arrow down menu in the People section is not easy to find.
    • The above comment is spot on, thanks for spelling it out so well. Also photos can't be deleted or edited except by the person that added them. I have elderly cousins that are posting photos that show up in the profile pic zoomed into their stomach or knee because they haven't cropped properly. I also can't find a way to email them by clicking on their name to rectify the problem. There is no clear way to add photos in the same album without re-tagging, that I can find. The tagging system is confusing. I also can't find instructions how to move a different photo to the profile photo. Can I move a photo that someone else has posted out of the profile while leaving it in the album?
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