Announcing: Photo Upload

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Over the years, we’ve received many emails, comments, and not-so-subtle hints from our community asking about the status of direct photo upload, and we’re excited to share that it’s finally here! Participants can now add images directly to their habitat map. We hope you’ll love it and use it to share your troubles, questions, and inspirational landscaping with us. Here’s how.

Part One: Upload Images

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Select an object, a habitat polygon, or the site line. In the image above we’ve selected a tree object on the map. You can tell because it is highlighted in yellow.

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If it wasn’t already open, when you click on an object, the site explorer to the left will open, highlighting the object you clicked on. If you click on the green “info” button the info window will open.

Pro Tip: Double click any item to go directly to its info window.

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In the info window there will be a button towards the bottom left labeled Photos. Click on this to access the photo upload tool for this object. Once there, click the “Upload a photo” button.

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Clicking this bright green button will allow you to choose a photo from your collection on your computer. Photos are limited in size to 3MB. Select the photo you wish to upload and click Open.

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If this is the first picture you are uploading to the Habitat Network you will need to review and agree to our terms of use for uploading media.

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Once you’ve selected your photo it will upload to our secure database. Depending on the size of your image, this could take a while. The 2.3MB image used as an example here took around 30 secs to upload.

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If you click on the image, once it has uploaded, you can view it larger.

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If you upload more than one image, using the same process outlined above, all the images will appear in this window.

Part Two: Removing Images

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Make a mistake? Update a flowerbed? Cut down a tree? Don’t worry, you can easily update the images you’ve added to your habitat map. To do so, locate the “remove a picture” link shown in the image above.

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When you click “remove a picture” a big “X” will appear on each of the images. To remove one, just click on the X.

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Click the “Remove” button to complete the process.

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Now the image is gone.

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You can see the images that are attached to any object simply by hovering over the camera icon in the “Habitats & Objects” list.

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Thumb through all the images uploaded to a site using the Photo Gallery. Enjoy! And if you have any suggestions for the future of images on the Habitat Network feel free to leave a comment with your ideas below.

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