Instructions for viewing photo albums
Using OneDrive or Flickr
NOTE: This page should open in a new tab. This will allow you to keep referring to this page as you choose and look at albums from my website. To return to the page you came from, go to the previous tab. On a computer, this is usually another tab at the top of the screen in your browser. On a cell phone, you may need to click a number at the top of the screen to show the tabs.
Instructions for viewing photos and documents
My website (WaltervomSaal.org) has links to many photo albums and sets of documents that are located either on my OneDrive account or on Flickr. This page has instructions for viewing those items. More technical details are available on a separate page on the Pros and Cons of OneDrive vs Flickr.
INSTRUCTIONS for viewing OneDrive albums
[These instructions are for viewing on a computer. Viewing on a small screen such as a cell phone may be different.]
New Tab. All links to OneDrive photos or albums on my website should open in a new tab. (If they don’t, I made a mistake. Please let me know.)
Photo album view. The initial view should show all the photos and documents in the album. Filenames should show beneath each photo. If this is not correct, click the icon at the top right of the screen that allows choice of different views, and select “Tiles.”
Photo order. The photos and documents are intended to be shown in order of their filename. I try to set this but I’m still struggling to get OneDrive to do this correctly. If the photo order seems incorrect, click “Sort” at the top right of the screen and select “Name” and “Ascending” and then click “Save Sort Order.”
Viewing individual photos. You can view an individual photo by clicking on it. Then you can step through the photos and move forward or backward through the album using the arrow keys on your keyboard, or click the “Next” or “Previous” icons at the top right of the screen.
Expanding a photo. If photos are large enough, you can expand them to full size to see more detail. Do this: View the individual photo, then click “view original” at the top of the screen. If you put your cursor over the photo, it will become a plus sign, and you can click it to expand the photo and click again to reduce. It will open in a new tab, so you need to go back to the original tab in your browser to keep looking at the photos in the album.
Photo information. Some photos have captions or descriptions that will appear at the bottom of the screen. The caption and additional information on each photo can be seen by clicking the (i) icon at the top right of your screen.
Return to the album by pressing the Esc key at the top left of your keyboard, or clicking the “X” at the top right of your screen.
Download photos or albums. To download an individual photo to your computer or phone, view it and then click “Download” at the top of the screen. To download the full set of photos, return to viewing the full album and then click on “Download” at the top of the screen. If you download the full set, they are compressed into a ZIP file, but on most computers you just double-click on the file after it is downloaded and the ZIP file is converted back to the original files. (this may also be called “decompress” or “extract” but it most likely will happen automatically and you shouldn’t need to do anything. Let me know if you have any problems.)
INSTRUCTIONS for viewing Flickr albums
[These are preliminary instructions, incomplete and possibly incorrect. They need to be reviewed, corrected, and expanded to include all the same information given above for OneDrive.]
All links to Flickr photos or albums on my website should open in a new tab. (If they don’t, I made a mistake: please let me know.) You can return to the WaltervomSaal.org website by selecting the previous tab. On a computer this will normally be a tab at the top of the page. On a cell phone the tabs may not show, and you may need to click a number in a circle at the top of the screen to reveal the tabs.
Click on any photo to view it. Then you can move forward or backward through the album using the arrow keys, or click the icons at the left or right of your screen.
Under the photo will appear the photo Filename, and beneath that the Description. These may not appear in the initial view on your screen so you may need to scroll down to see them. This is initially set as the caption from the photo metadata when the photo was uploaded, although it also can be added or edited later in Flickr.
The same is true of the Tags shown in Flickr: these are the keywords assigned in Lightroom and saved in the photo metadata.
Lots of other information is available, including the camera and settings used to take the photo, etc.
To expand a photo so you can see more detail, hover your cursor over the photo until it turns into a plus sign, then click it. Click again to return to the previous display size.
If you have problems or if anything above is incorrect. I have not fully tested everything. One thing that makes this harder is that when I test, I get logged on to my account, and some things are different when you are logged on than they are if you are a visitor.