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[Versions 1, 2, 3 & 4] Add photos on the Windows app, how-to

Note: This article is for an older version. For the current version see this article.

Record location photos

Record location photos in Bird Journal by first creating a new entry and clicking on the ‘General Photos’ link, this will pop-up the photo manager. 

If you would like to remove/edit a photo from Bird Journal, first navigate to the location photo and find out which entry the location photo belongs to. When you have navigated to the entry page click on the edit entry button found on the top right of the entry page. In the edit entry window click on the ’General Photos’ link to remove/edit the location photo using the photo manager.

Record sighting photos

Recording sighting photos help to catalogue your photos according to its species name. Multiple photos of a single species can be added into your journal using the photo manager. To launch the photo manager click on the ‘Sighting Photos’ link found in the sightings section of the new/edit entry page.

To edit a sighting photo you need to navigate to the entry where the sighting photo exists, then edit the entry. Find the sighting name which the photo is assigned to then click on the ‘Sightings Photos’ link to edit the photo within the photo manager.

Photo manager (add, edit, remove)

The photo manager is where you manage your photos.

Add a new photo by clicking on the ‘Add’ button which pops-up a file explorer window, this lets you select the photos you wish to add. Multiple photos can be added at once by holding down the ‘Ctrl’ key on your keyboard and clicking on the photos you wish to add. Click on the ‘Open’ button when you have selected your photo(s) in the file explorer window.

Remove a photo by selecting the photo you wish to remove, this will highlight the photo in orange, then click on the ‘Remove’ button.

You can also add a caption to a photo, rotate a photo or set the geo tag and time. Photos that have a geo tag or time information assigned to it will automatically be imported into Bird Journal. When you have finished editing your photos click on the ‘Ok’ button to save your changes, you will then return to the new/edit entry page.

Photos added into Bird Journal are copied into Bird Journal’s database at a smaller resolution (1024 x 768). Copying the photo into Bird Journal's database avoids dead links.

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