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#1 agray1949

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:33 AM

How do I add a media photo to a fact if the media file is already in the media album for that person



#2 Bob C

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:40 AM

Open the media album and tag the media or

 

click on the media box for the fact and add from gallery.



#3 Jerry Bryan

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 02:59 PM

Open the media album and tag the media or

 

click on the media box for the fact and add from gallery.

 

This is correct. However, just a heads up that either approach can turn out to be pretty easy in the RM user interface and either approach can be pretty hard in the RM user interface.  It really just depends on the exact situation whether doing it is easy or hard to do.

 

Doing it from the tagging dialog, it depends on where the media file is already tagged and where you need to tag it. For example, if it's already tagged to a Master Source then it's easy to tag it to a Source Detail for the same Master Source or vice versa. But if it's already tagged to a Master Source then it's a pretty major pain to tag it to an event for a person because you have to chase down the person from scratch, as it were. The tagging dialog sometimes starts out on a useful object in RM and sometimes it doesn't. It's a complicated example the problem where RM often doesn't start out a dialog on the person that you are already one. Well, the tagging dialog is better than many dialogs in RM because sometimes it does start where it should. But sometimes it doesn't.

 

Doing it from the Add from Gallery dialog, it's easy if you click the looking glass icon to search the Media Gallery AND if you can easily enter a search string that will filter your search down to a small number of media files - like only two or three media files or so. Otherwise, doing it this way is almost impossible because you have to manually search the whole Media Gallery. So you really need to have good naming conventions for your media files and be able to search on them in a fluent fashion.

 

Jerry