Today we're excited to unveil an array of improvements in photo management on MyHeritage, that will enhance your pleasure of viewing and sharing your photos. The new and improved Photos tab of your family website provides several features that have never before been seen on any genealogy or photo sharing website. These new features include:
- A fully integrated, web-based photo browser
- Photo tagging with automatic face detection technology
- Face Cloud - a fun way to view the people in your photos
- Full access to photo albums from within your family tree
- Enhanced photo search
All these exciting features are included in every family site and are accessible to all our users for free.
At MyHeritage, we are creating the ultimate place for connecting with family and friends and allowing everyone to easily share their special moments.
New photo browser
The 'Albums' page provides a new photo browser that shows all your photo albums and photos. Here you can view, edit, copy, rearrange and delete your photos. The size slider lets you smoothly adjust the display to show many small photos or a few large photos, in crisp quality.
SCREENSHOT: The new photo browser (click to enlarge)
To view a photo, simply select it in the album and click the View button (or click the little magnifying glass that appears when you hover over it). A window will appear showing a close up of the photo as well as who is in it.
SCREENSHOT: Viewing a photo (click to enlarge)
Tagging your photos
At the heart of the new photo features is the ability to tag people. Tagging people in your photos allows you to organize and search by person or name. It enriches the viewing experience of your photos by others and, from the historical perspective, it ensures that loved ones are not forgotten. When you tag a person in a photo, an album is created in that person's name and can be used to view all of their photos.
Tagging a person is easy. Simply select a photo from the photo browser and click the Edit button. This will bring up the Edit photo page.
SCREENSHOT: Editing a photo (click to enlarge)
To the right of the photo you will see the people who appear in this photo. MyHeritage utilizes state-of-the-art automatic face detection technology to detect and mark the faces in the photo for you. So all you need to do is click the 'Who is this?' link (or click one of the faces on the photo) and enter the person's name. As you start typing the name, MyHeritage will suggest matching people in your family tree to save you time.
SCREENSHOT: Tagging a face (click to enlarge)
Adding new people
If MyHeritage did not detect a face automatically, you can click the 'Add another person' button, center the frame over the person's face, and start typing their name. MyHeritage is unique in that it lets you add new people while you tag, instead of restricting you to people you have already added before.
The MyHeritage photo tagging feature is not just for family members. It can also be used to tag friends and colleagues.
With the addition of advanced features such as automatic face detection, MyHeritage is fast becoming the best place on the web to share your photos with friends and family. Stay tuned, this is the start of many great things to come!