Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Technology Tuesday - MyHeritage App - Family Photos

MyHeritage recently updated its mobile app for the iOS devices - see the MyHeritage Blog post at  http://blog.myheritage.com/2014/07/major-update-of-the-myheritage-mobile-app/.  There are frequently asked questions about the mobile app at  http://www.myheritage.com/help/topics/myheritage-mobile-app/.

I wrote about the Family Tree portion of the MyHeritage mobile app in 
Technology Tuesday - MyHeritage Mobile App - Family Tree, and the Research portion of the MyHeritage app in 
Technology Tuesday - MyHeritage Mobile App - Research.

The mobile app is FREE from the App Store on the iOS products, and from Google Play for Android products.  A user must have a MyHeritage account and a family tree on MyHeritage in order to use the mobile app to its fullest potential.  

1)  The opening screen of the MyHeritage mobile app  on my iPhone looks like this:

2) I tapped on the "Family Photos" line and I could see the two Albums that I have on my MyHeritage website:

3)  Tapping on the "Family tree photos" I could see thumbnail images of the photos that I have uploaded to my MyHeritage family tree:

4)  If I tap on one of the photo thumbnails, I can see the image in the full screen, with the photo file title and file date in the bottom left-hand corner.

The three dots in the right-hand corner provide the user the choice of:

*  Save to library
*  Remove current photo
*  Cancel

The "Done" button at the top right of the screen above takes you back to the "Family tree photos" screen.

5)  On the "Family tree photos" screen, if I click on the Camera icon on the upper right-hand side of the screen, I can add a Photo to the collection:

I have the choice of:

*  Choose from a library (on my iPhone)
*  Take a photo (using my iPhone camera)
*  Cancel

If I choose from a library, the photo is put into the "Family tree photos" page.  I didn't see a way to attach the photo I uploaded to a person in my MyHeritage family tree.  Perhaps I have to do that when I'm online in my MyHeritage family tree.

6)  This "Family Photos" aspect of the MyHeritage mobile app works well, and a user can easily add photographs from the camera on their phone or tablet to the MyHeritage photo collection.

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Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver

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