Monday, 6 May 2013

How-to: Create a Multi-Photo album on Facebook


You all know how I DON'T do Facebook?  Well I look after the FB page for a sports club and finally found a reason for uploading photos there that I didn't want anywhere else. Only it didn't work...

The Help page makes it really simple:

To upload photos:
    Click Add Photo/Video at the top of your homepage.
    Pick Create Photo Album.
    Pick the image files you want to upload.


Where I and a lot folks get stuck is selecting multiple photos to upload - you would think holding the shift key and arrowing down or mouse-clicking each image would make a selection - like it does in most programs, especially Windows. But no. Shift-select appears to work but does nothing when you hit the OK button - it just goes back to the main page.


Vitally:
To pick multiple photos at once, hold down the Control button on your PC, or the Command button on your Mac, while clicking the image files.

Only with Control-select does the code for the uploader kick in and run. Don't ask me why.

While your files are uploading:
  • Add an album title and description
  • Use the audience selector to choose who can see the album (Note: If you tag people, their friends will be able to see the pictures they’re tagged in)
  • Add captions, tags, and locations to photos as each one finishes uploading
  • Check the progress bar to see the estimated remaining time for your album upload. Once it's complete, click Post Photos. 


Be aware the initial privacy settings appear to stick - post as public and it stays that way - there's no obvious way to change album visibility except to go through and hide photos individually. RC

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