Find Out If YOUR Pictures Are Worth 1000 Words

As we continue our series of posts about enhancements to the Egowall user interface,  today we're going to talk about Photo and Image Management.

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Most of us have outstanding cameras with us at all times in the form of our smartphones. It's no surprise then that we're taking more pictures than ever.

We document our travels and family activities and share them to Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and other services.

Egowall is designed to provide you with another great way to showcase and share those images.

If you place them in your living spaces, they will never scroll out of sight and never be subject to the whims of an algorithm you don't understand and cannot fully control.

They will always be available for visitors to the space(s) to see.

Let's see how you can make that happen.

 

Adding Photos / Images

Any photo or image to be placed in the game must first be stored in one of the available multimedia storage objects (MMSO) or containers.

To add photos or images into a container, follow these steps:

Container Contents Before Adding Photos

  1. Click the Media button at the lower left of the user interface.
  2. Use the drop down list to select the desired Theme / container type (e.g., Photos | Snapshots).
  3. Click on one of the available containers to display its contents
  4. Click the Add Photos button above the photos (see image at right).
  5. Select one or more photos or images to add to the container (NOTE: only .jpg and .png files are supported).
  6. Watch as the photos / images are uploaded into the container and become visible among the contents of the container.

 

Placing Photos / Images

Once your photos and images have been successfully imported into a container, you can place them in any room in the current space by following these steps:

Adding a Photo to a Living Space

  1. Navigate to the desired room
  2. Click the Media button at lower left of the user interface.
  3. Use the drop down list to select the desired Theme / Container type (e.g., Photos | Snapshots).
  4. Click on the container which contains the photo or image you want to place in the room.
  5. Click on the photo / image you want to place in the room to display its Photo Detail Panel.
  6. Click the Add to Space button.
  7. Click on the desired Grid Snapping resolution (Large/Medium/Small/Off).
  8. Move the cursor to the spot in the room where you want to place the photo or image; the picture will follow the cursor.
  9. Once you've settled on the proper position for the object, click anywhere in the UI to place it; the Move button on the Palette Toolbar will remain active.

 

Editing Photo / Image Information

You can edit the name and description of any photo that you own - whether it is still in its container or has been placed in a room - by following these steps:

Photos / Images in Containers

Editing Photo Information

  1. Navigate to the desired room.
  2. Click the Media button at lower left of the user interface.
  3. Navigate to the desired Theme / Container type (e.g., Photos | Snapshots).
  4. Click on the container which contains the photo / image whose information you want to edit.
  5. Click on the photo / image you want to edit to open its Photo Detail Panel
  6. Click on the Edit icon adjacent to the photo / image name.
  7. Modify the photo / image name and/or description.
  8. Click the Save button to save the changes.

Photos Placed in a Room

  1. Navigate to the room where the placed photo is located.
  2. Click on the Select button on the Palette Toolbar.
  3. Click on the photo / image you want to edit.
  4. Click on the name of the photo / image in the lower left of the screen to open its Photo Detail Mini-Panel.
  5. Click on the Edit icon adjacent to the photo / image name.
  6. Modify the photo / image name and/or description.
  7. Click the Save button to save the changes.

 

Leaving Feedback on a Placed Photo / Image

You can leave feedback on any placed photo or image - both in your own spaces and in those of your connections. To do so, follow these steps:

Commenting on a Photo

  1. Navigate to the room where the placed photo / image is located.
  2. Click on the Select button on the Palette Toolbar (if you are in one of your spaces; otherwise proceed to Step 3).
  3. Click on the photo / image.
  4. Click on the name of the photo / image in the lower left of the screen to open its Photo Detail Mini-Panel.
  5. To Like/Dislike the photo or image, click on the Heart icon; you will receive 5 Ego Points for each interaction.
  6. To comment on the photo / image, click on the Comment icon to open the Comment Panel...
    • Type the desired comment into the edit field
    • Press the carriage return key to save the comment
    • You can leave as many comments as you wish; you will receive 5 Ego Points for each
  7. Click anywhere in the user interface outside the Photo Detail Mini-Panel to close it.

In our next blog post, we will be discussing circles and connections and management of all the people you interact with in Egowall.

Until then, why not sign up for a free Egowall account and use it to Be The Real You™?

Updated February 28, 2018