Introducing the New and Improved MyHeritage Photo Gallery

Introducing the New and Improved MyHeritage Photo Gallery

MyHeritage is the perfect place for preserving your family memories. As of this week, storing your entire library of family photos with MyHeritage just got easier and more enjoyable.

We have just completed updating the photos section on MyHeritage with a brand new look and improved functionality. All your photos, videos and audio files are now consolidated in a single, well-organized view.

New photos section (click to zoom)

New photos section (click to zoom)

To see the new and updated photos section, simply sign in to MyHeritage and click “Photos” in the top navigation of your family site.

The first thing you’ll notice is the interface redesign. The new photos section is attractive and fun to browse through. Some of the biggest changes, however, are behind the scenes: we’ve used the latest web technologies to make the new photos page incredibly fast. Whether you have hundreds of photos or many thousands, you’ll be delighted to see how quickly they load and how easy it is to browse through them.

Your pictures and videos are sorted by the date added to your site; the most recently added items are at the top. Move the mouse over any photo to see more information, including title, date and place. On the left, filter photos by tagged people or by album.

Photo filtering options (click to zoom)

Photo filtering options (click to zoom)

Filter by person

Under People, drill down further to list all people in your family tree who are tagged in photos. Clicking on an individual in the list will display all the photos that they are tagged in and moving the mouse over their name at the top of the screen will provide more information — and allow you to view the person in the family tree, see his/her profile, or search for historical records.

Click to zoom

Click to zoom

Clicking on a person will show you all the photos that they are tagged in.

Filter by person (click to zoom)

Filter by person (click to zoom)

At the bottom of the People list, you will find your media items that have not yet been tagged. Click on this entry to quickly tag them.

Photos that are not yet tagged (click to zoom)

Photos that are not yet tagged (click to zoom)

Actions on photos

Click the top right checkbox on each photo to select one or more photos. Then choose to download the selected photo(s), or go to “More Options” to add the selected photos to an album, or to delete them.

More options (click to zoom)

More options (click to zoom)

In the top right of the Photos page, you can search for media items or upload photos into new or existing albums.

Search and Upload options

Search and Upload options

In the next releases, we plan to enhance photo search and single photo view, completing the revamped photo experience on your MyHeritage family site.

Photos and other media enhance your family tree and help bring your family history to life. We invite you to visit the redesigned photos section and add pictures and videos, tag them and organize them into albums, and share them with your loved ones.



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  • Harry Dean

    June 30, 2016

    Photo display was pleasing when I saw it. Certainly improves the viewing experience.

  • Peter Paquette

    June 30, 2016

    In regards to publishing a Book rather than a chart, It would be nice to be able to have multiple pictures assigned to the person’s individual section. That way we could have a “baby picture near the birth section, if there was something assigned to the Biography section we could add a specific picture. Another picture (like a wedding picture) could be assigned to the marriage section, and possibly more, so when you get to the person’s section in your “Family Book”, it reads like a story with pictures and such to guide the reader and bring the ancestor or decedent to life.
    In my opinion, something like this would make the “Book” My Heritage allows us to put together a first class tool and focus point. People will want to make sure their information in perfect and would draw more attention to the site.
    Thanks for allowing me to share my thoughts.

  • Janice

    June 30, 2016

    LOVE the new display – a great improvement!

  • Carol Mann-Stahlin

    July 1, 2016

    I like the new format for the photo section of your site. I like that the photo thumbnails are larger, and that they do load up faster. Thank you. There is one thing I wished you had changed when you did this revamping of the photo section, and that was that in the “people list” you alphabetized by the surname rather than the person’s first name. People who are searching individuals know surnames, but not necessarily the whole name.

    Perhaps you can change that in future revamps.

    Carol Mann-Stahlin

  • julie walters

    July 1, 2016

    Hi, yes please change to surname for searching photos. love the layout.
    Also you need to add in the gallery “make profile photo”. As i have loaded photos and now cant change peoples profile pic. I have to go to the profile and re-add photo. So now im getting double photos.
    Please relook at this.

  • Joyce Gillam

    July 3, 2016

    Hope this makes it easier to send photo’s to family members in the future.

  • ronald benedicto

    July 4, 2016

    nice,more pleasing and welcoming layout. can users have the option of arranging by date of picture , not by upload date. this will make the persons history/growth more interesting

  • Marie Reece

    July 6, 2016

    I love

  • Poopedi Daniel Morata

    July 19, 2016

    This is very nice.

  • ching abila

    September 5, 2016

    i like it

  • Trevor Wilkey

    January 31, 2017

    Thank you for the miriad of upgrades. I certainly chose the right group to join! New relatives and their backgrounds keep popping up regularly.

  • Pranshulsingh

    June 2, 2021

    Hello nice to meet you all