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The Family Gallery has been upgraded significantly in 2019. Here are some tips for using the gallery.
Normal intuitive usage, click/touch as normal, on mobile, tablet or desktop
When viewing a large album, click/touch "View more images" at bottom of page before begining to swipe through images, otherwise you will only see the first 16 images.
Gallery hierarchy is: Gallery >> Albums (years) >> Sub-albums within years >> 3rd level albums (for special occasions such as, Kenya, Puerto Rico, etc.)
Clicking on an image or clicking on image caption invoke two diffferently formatted galleries. The caption link provides extra capabilities, but not a responsive interface.
If you want to share any image just long press and use the options provided by your browser.
Clicking on the image in an album page and will load a responsive gallery. Images can be swiped right/left. Controls are in upper right, with slide show available.
Mobile devices can be rotated for full screen.
Click on the "caption" under an image invokes a different gallery. The blue "i" accesses EXIF data which shows image data.
Under each caption are the relevent tags. Click on a tag and all images in the gallery for that tag will load.
How to navigate videos. Videos are always the top left album in the gallery:
Navigate to the year you want to view and click.
Click the video you want to view. Choices available here are not obvious, shown in image capture below.
Clicking on far Upper left icon presents a playlist menu within that years video clips.
Clicking the round "L" Icon takes you to the "Lowe" channel, click on "Playlists" for all family videos sorted by year.
There is a google map presented at the bottom of every sub-album page showing where each picture was taken. (if no GPS coordinates are present, the page will be absent)
You can drill down on a map to each picture, and where it was taken, and it's Tags.
Navigate map by dragging with two fingers.
Archive View & Tag View
At the very bottom of all pages is a link to "Archive View"
Archve View shows dynamic sub-albums by Year/Month for history of gallery.
Scrolling further down show the "Tags" available. Clicking on a Tag shows all images for that tag.
For exmple clicking the "Parker" tag, currently yields 1957 images of Parker, which will be sorted by date, earliest to latest.
Navigation through all album pages is presented at top & bottom of each page.
Any text, or tag, etc, can be searched , from search Icon top right.
If using an Android phone, navigate to
Click "Add to Home screen" in browser menu.
Using the new generated home screen shortcut will now invoke a "Progressive Web App" which makes the gallery more visually immersive on Android, with no browser elements.
Click/Touch areas highlighted in green: