VIDEO: Creating & Using Shared Photo Folders

Parents and students are great resources for photos. This video shows you how to allow parents and students to upload photos that you can use in the yearbook. You will create All Community Shared Photo Folders so they can upload photos for all the events/activities at the school. We call it crowdsourcing; you'll call it an easy way to get your yearbook photos.

Need an easy way to introduce this to your community? Check out our "How To Crowdsource Yearbook Photos" quick start guide. It's also available as Step by Step: Shared Folders in the flyers section of your marketing toolbox. 

 

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    Lynne Johnson

    When I add a parent are they able to navigate around the site? I only want them to be able to upload photos or buy a yearbook.

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    Aaron Greco

    Hi Lynne,
    Parents/Students can NEVER see the core yearbook you're working on. They can only see photos others have shared, buy the yearbook and create their custom pages.

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    Renee Kitts

    Can anyone delete photos in the shared photo area?

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    Debbie

    Hi Renee - If you mean community shared photo folders, parents and students can remove only their own photos that they uploaded into the folder. Here is a link with more information about shared photo folders:
    https://treering.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/200333654-Adding-Shared-Photo-Folders-and-Who-Can-Add

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    Becky Boise

    Hello TreeRing,
    I am an editor for our yearbook and when i try to add a folder there is only a place for me to name the folder. there is no drop bar for me to select the type of folder i.e. - editors only, shared, personal. i only have a place to name the folder. Why is the drop down bar to choose a folder missing??
    my chief editor can not see any folders I've created help!!
    thank you,
    Becky Boise

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    Aaron Greco

    Hi Becky,
    That is a Chief Editor only feature. You can ask your Chief Editor to temporarily make you a Chief Editor, then sign in and change your folder types to Shared and then she can change you back to a Staff Editor. Sorry for the confusion.

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    Carisa Arellano

    Hi there,
    Does TreeRing suggest language for our marketing so that we are not guaranteeing that all content uploaded will appear in the book? If so is there a place on the website that shows this for us to use? Please let me know. Thanks!

    Best,

    Carisa

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    Debbie

    Hi Carisa - Since it is at the chief editor's discretion we do not suggest or have anything on our site that addresses the content in the yearbook. If you feel it is important to call this to the attention of your school community, you will need to communicate it directly to them.

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    John Stavola

    You don't show what happens on the guest side of things that you send the link to... What do THEY see and what is THEIR process to add photos? I tested the shared folder link in a different browser and it just goes straight to a "Login" page.  Does everyone with  the link need to create an account to add photos to a shared folder?

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    Debbie

    Hi John - Yes, everyone in your school community who wants to upload photos to community shared folders will need to set up a TreeRing account. The email link takes them to log into their account so they can upload photos. When they select Photos they will see all of the shared folders. By clicking on the folder they can then add photos. Here are Help Center articles with instructions for uploading photos for editors and parents: https://treering.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/200016635-Uploading-Photos and https://treering.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/207905373-Uploading-Photos