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PhotoSpring Accounts: Adding and Managing Frame Guests and Owners

In order for anyone to send photos to a frame, PhotoSpring requires them to

  • have an account and
  • be given permission to connect with the frame by the frame owner.  The owner can grant someone different permissions.

There are two connection types which are granted different permissions when interacting with the frame:

Connection Type Permissions
Guest Guests can manually send photos to a connected frame.

Owner

 

 

Owners can do everything a Guest can do plus:

  • Automatically send photos to a connected frame
  • Invite other users to connect with a frame

 

How to Invite Friends and Family FROM THE FRAME

To Manage Accounts and Connections - Go To the Connections Screen

1. From the Photo Info Screen or Playlist Screen tap the Menu button in the upper right hand corner of the screen.  Screen_Shot_2017-08-14_at_4.14.32_PM.png

2. A menu will popup. Tap the Connections item in the Menu. This will open the Manage Connections  Screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This will take you to the Connections Screen:

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From the Connections Screen you can:

  • Invite others to connect with the frame
  • Edit account permissions
  • Delete a Connection

Invite Others to Connect With a Frame

 

Use the following steps to send an email to someone inviting them to connect to the frame.

  • Tap on the Screen_Shot_2017-08-16_at_11.25.28_AM.png symbol 
  • Enter the email address where you would like the invitation sent. Then tap Submit.
    • Note: Please double check the email address. You will not be notified of invalid email addresses.
  • An email will be sent inviting the email owner to connect with the frame.
  • The email owner must:
    • Click on a link in the email
    • Either create or log into a PhotoSpring account
    • Accept your invitation
  • If the invitation is accepted you will receive a message on the frame that confirms the acceptance.

 Note: You may also perform this task from the Web, and Smartphone Apps.

Edit Account Permissions from Owner to Guest and Vice Versa

 

Tap on an Account Profile. The account profile should contain the name and profile photo of a current frame connection. It looks like this: Screen_Shot_2017-08-29_at_2.24.10_PM.png

This will open the accounts profile screen where you will see a toggle switch. Tap the toggle switch to toggle the connection permissions

  • Guest - guests can manually send you photos and videos
  • Owner - owners can do everything guests can plus:
    • Invite others to send photos to the frame
    • Send photos automatically using the Auto Send feature in the Mac, Windows, Android and iOS apps.
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Delete a Connection

When an accounts connection is deleted, the account can no longer send photos or videos to the frame. Note: The actual account is NOT deleted, just the connection to the frame.

Tap on an Account Profile. The account profile should contain the name and profile photo of a current frame connection. It looks like this: Screen_Shot_2017-08-29_at_2.24.10_PM.png

This will open the accounts profile screen where you will see a delete button in the lower right corner of the screen. Tap the Delete button to delete the connection between the frame and the account. Please note: only the connection is deleted. The account will remain active and may remain connected to OTHER frames. 

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How to Invite Friends and Family FROM THE APP or  WEB

Note to do the following you must be listed as a frame owner.

Use the following steps to send an email to someone inviting them to connect to the frame.

Open the PhotoSpring app on your smartphone or login at my.photospring.com

Tap on Manage Frames

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Tap on Your Frames 

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Tap the frame you want to invite someone to connect to. 

Tap on the Friends tab near the upper right portion of this screen:

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Tap on the Send Invite Via Email

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Enter the email and send it.

 

 

Tags: Add friend, invite friend, invite family, add family, connect with frame

 

2 Comments

  • Avatar
    Trayce Luttrell

    I bought this as a gift for my parents for the family to be able to send pictures and had hoped to be able to manage the frame via the app for my parents as I live in a different state, but sadly this currently is not a option. Will this be an option in the future?

  • Avatar
    Dan Ho

    Yes it will.

     

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