We've been working hard on improving the way in which you use your photos so you can make more of them. We already told you about our new photo rotation.
But there are two more things that several of you have asked us for and that will help you organize your photos:
* Order your photos with drag and drop. You can now order the photos within an album simply by using drag and drop. Select your photo by clicking on its border or ticking its check box and move them around in your album. By the way: The order of the photos in albums will also affect the slideshows (if you have selected that album on the top left of the slideshow fullscreen).
* Mark several photos quickly. You can now mark several photos at the same time and then use the selection for all drag & drop actions like re-ordering, moving to another folder and so on. Simply draw a rectangle with the mouse on your albums page and all photos within it will become selected.
As some of you may know, we are currently in the month of Ramadan. The 9th Month in the Islamic Lunar Calendar, Ramadan is a special month for Muslims throughout the world. It is a month that all physically able practicing Muslims are obliged to observe the daily fast. I know this, because I've been brought up observing the fast of Ramadan, and so know first hand what it's like to be fasting.
During the month of Ramadan, it is forbidden for Muslims to eat, drink, smoke, or make love with their spouses during daylight hours. It is also recommended that we observe our thoughts and attempt to avoid thinking bad things about anything or anyone, and try to only have good thoughts. It is indeed a challenging time.
Me and my family wake up each day, in the early hours of the morning (which in London started off as around 3am), to make sure we eat something before Sunrise begins. Then in the evening we try to break our fast together, as a family, gathering around the table around 8pm, waiting for the exact moment of Sunset, when the Maghrib, or Evening Prayer time begins.
If you've ever gathered you family for a slideshow of your pictures you know how enjoyable it can be to share these images and the memories that go with them. But you probably also know how disturbing it is if pictures are upside down and how quickly family members lose their patience with you having to rotate every single one of them. That's no longer, as we've introduced a photo rotation feature for your site!
When uploading your photo's, the site will auto-rotate your pictures so they display correctly and will also offer the option for you to rotate the picture manually if the rotation is incorrect.
If you already have photo's on your site, the rotation works on those as well. Simply use the manual rotation function and voila- your pictures are ready to enjoy the way they were intended.