Thursday, February 14, 2013

Making a Photo Tree in Family Tree Maker 2012

I posted about Making a Photo Tree in RootsMagic 6 on 5 February, and said I would try to do something similar in Family Tree Maker 2012 and Legacy Family Tree.

I didn't find a similar "Photo Tree" in the Family Tree Maker 2012 selection of Charts.  I did find that I could add the thumbnail pictures of my ancestors to the classical Pedigree Chart, however. 

The process for creating a Pedigree Chart with photos is:

*  Highlight your selected person to be #1 on the chart
*  Select the "Publish" workspace
*  Select "Pedigree Chart" from the list
*  In the right-hand panel, review the different fields
*  In the "Pictures" field, select "Thumbnail" 
*  I chose a Background from the "Browse for Image" selection
*  Click on the "Generate Chart" if it doesn't create itself automatically
*  Once the chart is created, I clicked on the "Share" icon (upper right corner) and selected "Export to Image" and saved it as a JPG file.

Here is the final product:



I tried doing this in a "Vertical Pedigree Chart" tree with #1 at the bottom, parents above, etc. The final product (squished spacing, with a different background) would come out as two landscape pages (but it's one image!):



Those are pretty good results, I think, and have a professional look.  

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Copyright (c) 2013, Randall J. Seaver

6 comments:

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Very nice. I'm very happy with WikiTree chart, myself, but so nice to see being able to do it on several platforms. Thanks,again, as always! ;-)

Celia Lewis said...

Sounds very do-able, Randy. Thanks for all the details on how to do this photo tree. I'll give it a try. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

I did something similar for holiday gifts. I made each young child on my gift list a placemat with photos of their parents and ancestors using legal size paper. I also made bookmarks for friends. These I made as vertical trees without photos. I had both the placemats and bookmarks laminted at a local printing shop.

Mantvydas Juozapavičius said...

Would that also work, if i want to make a photo tree with around 100 people (6-7 generations)?

lagokid said...

I tried it but when I put in the background, some of the information that was there for the first 2 generations disappeared (M&D dates and places.) I tried squishing and un-squishing to no avail.

Mel Thatcher said...

Have you been able to do a photo tree with Legacy Family Tree?