How to add a photo for the 52 Photos Challenge

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In this page you will find directions for how to add a photo to the weekly 52 Photos space page and how to add a photo to the weekly G2G post.


Add a photo to 52 Photos space for challenge credit

To get "credit" for adding a photo for the weekly theme you will need to record the name of the weekly theme's space page, go to your photo, and add the space page as a person (or thing) that is in the photo. Posting to the G2G weekly post is not sufficient to earn credit in the challenge, you need to add your photo to the space page. Or more accurately, you need to add the space page to your photo. In the G2G thread you can tell something about your photo and even upload the photo to the thread for better visibility to other members.

Weekly Theme

Each week there is a new G2G post announcing that week's 52 Photos theme. In parallel, a Space page is created for each week's theme - by the end of the year, there are 52 space pages for the 52 Photos Challenge. To get "credit" for participation in that week's theme, you need to add your photo to the space page.

The space page address

On the G2G post, you will see the name of the space page listed as the linked profile for that post. In the image below for Week 22 of 2019, theme: "Weddings," you will see that the name of the space page is: "Space:52_Photos_Week_22_Wedding"

You will need to copy this space page name and then go to where your image is saved at WikiTree. The photo needs to be saved at WikiTree - to a profile or a space page - in order to earn credit for the challenge.

Adding your photo to the space page

Now that you have the space page address, go to your photo that you want to add to that week's challenge. On your photo page, scroll down and on the left side under "Edit Image Details" you will see a list of who is already listed in the image: "People & Things in the Image." Just below that is the data entry field "Add person or free-space profile:" It is in this data field that you want to enter the weekly theme's space page address:

In the image above, I've added the weekly theme - it is highlighted in orange. Then click "SAVE CHANGES TO IMAGE DETAILS."

Adding a photo to the weekly 52 Photos G2G post

Adding a photo to the weekly G2G post is optional but it will allow other members to see your photo without having to leave the discussion thread. This procedure can be used to add a photo to any G2G question, answer, or comment.

To place a photo in the 52 Photos weekly G2G post (or in any G2G post), go to where the actual photo is saved at WikiTree or elsewhere on the internet. It doesn't matter if the photo is at WikiTree or any other website - if you can see the photo and right click on it, you can add it to a post. Right click on the photo itself and then click "copy image address."

Image button

Then go to the G2G post and when you're writing, just above the edit box where you type, you'll see the photo icon slightly to the right and above - it looks like a sun over two mountain peaks.

Click this button and paste the photo address into the data field. Click the tab button so that the photo details will populate the data entry fields. Select maximum width at 500 so that it will remain on the screen of most computers when others are viewing the thread.

Click "OK" to save the photo and you will immediately see it appear in the text box where you are editing the biography.

Hope you find this page useful, if you have any questions or suggestions, please leave them in the comments to the right.

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I am struggling with getting the photo onto the G2G 52 Photos page.

The instructions say to paste in the URL then "click the tab button". I am not sure what the "tab button" is or where to find it. HELP. My 52 Photos entry just shows a blank field where the photo should be.

posted by David Sloat
I am trying to enter the 52 photo challenge for the first time with a photo of my mother in costume when she was in 6th grade. I hope I have succeeded. Her photo was gorgeous and she made a wonderful "Martha Washington".
posted by Nedra Headen