So we’ve launched the new and improved Lab some hours ago. Some of you have already been testers, and we would like to thank you again for helping us out. To make things understandable for all of you I’ve made some screenshots that explain what you can do.
So we’ve launched the new and improved Lab some hours ago. Some of you have already been testers, and we would like to thank you again for helping us out. To make things understandable for all of you I’ve made some screenshots that explain what you can do. The Lab is divided into four sections: Photos, Albums, Selection (only visible once you’ve selected something in Photos or Albums) and Upload. There is another section you will hopefully never see: it’s called Errors, showing you what exactly went wrong (mostly during uploads).
This is the place where you start at – all your photos are shown organized by upload date. On the right side you see all your photos – to do something with them just select some. Clicking on a photo selects it, holding Control (Windows) or Command (OS X) selects multiple photos, holding SHIFT selects a range of photos. Once you’ve selected photos you will see the meta information on the left side (upper area) and see all options just below (like adding tags, cameras, films, countries, cities, titles, descriptions, … and moving photos to an album). To keep load times low we will only show you the last sixty photos – wanna see more? Simply click load more photos. Wanna see a photo large? Just doubleclick it.
Basically the same as photos, just showing all of your albums. This is the exact order others will see in your Home. You can change albums around with drag and drop, the changes will be automatically saved. Selection works the same as in photos, just the meta information will be loaded only on demand (as some have albums with hundreds of photos in it). Doubleclicking an album will open it in selection.
Here everything you’ve selected in Photos or Albums will show up. Everything you can do in photos can be done here, too. What is the reason to open a selection? Let’s say you wanna move photos between two albums around: select those albums under Albums, go to Selection and drag and drop (again: all changes will be saved). Or you’ve uploaded some new photos that would fit into one of your existing albums? Select the photos in Photos, the albums in Albums, go to selection and drag and drop.
Here you upload photos. Well, kind of obvious. Please note: during an upload the title of the section will change to uploading and show you the progress. Additionally you will see if some of your uploads produced an error. All uploads will be shown under Photos right away and no worries, you can switch the section during uploads.
That’s it more or less. One more thing: I’ve made a short video showing you the Lab – it’s without sound (as you wouldn’t wanna hear my teutonic accent) but showing all the features described above. Please let us know what you think, let us know if you got some questions in the comments, we are happy to help.