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Creating a Photo Album

Media Pod lets you store your favourite images in photo albums that can be viewed either through the site, or on a digital signage screen.

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To create a photo album from scratch, click the More button in the left-hand menu. In the More menu, look for the Create Photo Album button.

Creating a Photo Album with Media Pod

In the window that appears, give your photo album a name, and if you’d like, a description. You can also mark the album as Staff Only, so that students cannot see the contents. Click the Create button when you are happy with these settings.

Creating a Photo Album with Media Pod

You will be taken to the album page, which currently will not contain any photos. To add photos, simply click the icon of a picture with a + next to it. There are other buttons in this panel that allow you to do various things with the album, including adding the album to a Pod, Emailing out a link to the album, sharing the album via a web link or embed code, or seeing how many people have viewed the album.

Creating a Photo Album with Media Pod

Once you have clicked the add photos icon, you will see a new Upload Photos window. Click Select Files to open your file browser, where you can select one or many photos to add to the album. Select which ones you would like to add, click Open in the file browser, then click Upload in the Upload Photos window.

Creating a Photo Album with Media Pod

Once the uploads are complete, you should see your newly uploaded photos appear in your newly created album! You can click the left and right arrows to scroll through the album, or simply click the small thumbnail of the picture you wish to see.

Creating a Photo Album with Media Pod

There is also a Photos box in the lower-right of this page which allows you to edit the title and description of each photo in the album, or to delete it. You can also set any of these images as the album thumbnail, so that that image is the album Cover people will see when searching the site for the album.

To change the order in which the photos in the album appear, click and drag the large light blue panels to the left of each photo in the box. Photos at the top of this list will appear in the album first.

Creating a Photo Album with Media Pod

To add photos to an existing album, simply use the Upload button in the left-hand menu and select any image(s) you wish to add.

In the next window that appears, you can select the photo album you wish to add the photo to, or to save time in future, create a new album from these uploaded photos. You can also click the Upload for Signage button to send the new photo directly to a signage display. Only users with signage permissions will be able to upload for signage use.

Once you have selected a photo to add to an existing item, simply click the Start Upload button in the next window.

Creating a Photo Album with Media Pod