With Family Tree Builder you can build your family tree, add photos and associate those photos to persons in your tree.
If you click on a person's name in the tree, it will bring up all the photos related to that person. This is very handy for quick searching. It is also a great way for future generations to identify their ancestors.
In addition the program "learns" to recognize faces in photos after you've taught it a few times who a person is in the photo. It does this using the same technology used in Face Recognition with celebrities.
When I add a personal photo to FTB it adds three, six or nine copies of the image to the photos sub-folder in my family tree folder in the my heritage folder in my documents (lots of folders, I know) but, all these images take up space, is there a way to limit this to just one copy of each photo that I add? or do I just have to put up and shut up?
When you add a photo to Family Tree Builder, it creates thumbnails of those photos for reference and quick loading. These thumbnails are very small in size and take up a minimal amount of space - both in FTB and on your family site.
If you right click on one of them, you'll see that they are only a few KB each. All tolled, the storage space they take up compared to the amount of time it would take to load each full sized photo is worth the trade off.
Hello. Just completed FTB and published info a couple days ago, and this is my first time contacting the boards for help to solve a problem.
First, my Welcome Message would not post correctly, so I kept trying to edit/cut/paste/save several different times with no luck. I had added a photo and thought maybe it was too large, so I took it off - no photos in that section at all, now only one small photo in header section. After a few more editing events, my page increased in width proportion (don't know what I did to make this happen). I went to Admin section/page where I changed page width from "Stretched" view to 'Fixed' view, but this did not help either/nothing changed- page still stayed enlarged width.
Then after some more fiddling/editing/cut/paste, etc. the page width increased even more - so there is a huge white space on the Front Page where the welcome message should be and the Immersive section is way down below at very bottom--- I can't get anything to change/fix. Does anyone know what happened & why--- and how can I fix it?
I may have figured it out (at least partially) & it seems to be working for now - at least until I access the Admin/Front Page. however, if I go to the Admin/Front Page for any reason, even if I intend to access another area / tab, and not intending to edit that welcome area-- the whole Welcome Message erases (rather than being locked in)--- and must be re-entered.
After a few hours, I realized that each time I was adding more and more each time I re-added the message. What I had to do was to click "return to default message' and Save, THEN go to Front Page and click Edit Message and then re-enter the message and Save again. This finally worked, however, if I go back to the Admin/Front Page for ANY reason, the message erases, and I must re-do the whole process again. This relates to my new question, below:
I have another question / problem (?) perhaps related, that maybe you can help me with =
(1) How do I lock that Welcome Message in, so I do not need to go through that whole process each time I access the Admin/Front Page tab? - that's the tab that comes up first, even if I only want to add a photo, or click the other tabs to edit the other areas. It seems that this happens in other areas also, every time one goes to that particular page.
(2) Since I cannot go to those pages without having to re-do everything each time, I am having trouble adding a picture to the front page, too--- do I have to do it all at once and never go back until I wish to make a change? Or am I doing something wrong and is there another way.... ?? Help is appreciated.
My first upload to internet showed all family members with there names. After I uploaded some changes all the family members are now unknown. I am aware that family alive will showup as private but why are the one dead (some for ages) suddenly showup different. I did not change settings.
The <private> label in the family tree is shown for living members when guests visit your family site. That way, you can display your family tree to others whom you don't know (but who might have genealogy information about your family) without compromising privacy.
If you are seeing the <private> label after you are already logged on, it may be there is a problem. One way to check this is to log off and look at the tree as a guest and then log back on and visit the tree again, this time as a member.
One reason you may be seeing the <private> label as a member is when a family tree was created in a language other than English and then posted to a family site.
In order to correct this error, all that must be done is to translate the names in the family tree using Family Tree Builder.
The Translation Wizard under the Tools menu will help you do this seamlessly. It will automatically translate most common names from a specific language into English. Any untranslated names can be changed manually by you after the wizard has done its job.
After completing this step, all that is left to do is save and re-publish your tree to your family site.
Give it a try and let me know if you run into any obstacles.
Importing photos is done in the 'Media' section of the site. Click on 'Add new Album' and a follow the steps for naming the album, giving it a description and placing it in a category as well as choosing a frame for the photos you'd like to upload.
The next step is to begin uploading photos. You can upload photos one-by-one or add many photos at once using the multiple photo upload option.
In order to use the multiple upload option, you will be prompted to download a component the first time you use the uploader.
After that, you can upload as many photos as you wish. Take note that in the upper right hand corner of the photo upload page, there is a box that shows you the amount of space remaining in your family site to help you stay within the quota.
I've found on my site that Last Post in the message boards doesn't mean Last Post. I posted a new topic on one of my boards, and one of my members replied. It still says I have the last post, when I don't. I missed the reply for about 2 months because it didn't look like anyone else had posted.