To add pictures to a profile simply click on an "[upload image]" link in the photo section.
This will enable you to browse your hard drive for a photo to upload.
After uploading you can edit the information about the photo, i.e. the who, what, when, and where.
Repeat this for as many photos as you like.
To remove a photo from a profile, click to edit the details and then select the "REMOVE" button next to every name in the "People, Places & Things in the Photo" section. When you save the changes, the photo will not appear on any profiles.
This disconnects the image from any profile, but it will still exist in the database for a short period of time so that it can be recovered. This way photos can't be maliciously or mistakenly deleted.
If you need to completely delete a photo immediately — if it contains offensive or illegal content that violates our Terms of Service — e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. This should only be done in emergency situations.
To add or change the title, location, date, or identification of people or things in a photo, click the "view/edit" link underneath a picture.
The edit page also enables you to add comments. This is a good place to give a fuller context or add your personal memories.
Anyone can see the tiny thumbnail version of photos. This includes the thumbnails that appear in activity feeds.
See Photo Privacy for more information.
To get an image on your computer you need to scan it. Scanners these days are simple to use and can cost around $50.
If you don't have a scanner, copy shops can scan images for you.
Even easier (but lower-quality): if you have a digital camera, take a picture of the printed image. You can take a photo of an old picture, document, etc. and then upload it as you normally would.
Easiest of all: There are a few companies that will scan and edit your old family photos (and/or home movies) and put them on a DVD for you. For example, see iMemories.
You might want the caption that names the people in a photo to list them from left-to-right, so that you can identify who is who.
You can do this in the comments section but not in the name list.
We will be adding an advanced system in the future that allows you to "tag" faces in a photo. You will be able to move your cursor over a person and have their name appear. This is better for group photos because sometimes people don't stand in perfect left-to-right order.
Unfortunately, this is not possible. Photos appear on a profile in the order in which they were uploaded. We plan to add a feature that enables you to sort photos in the future.
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