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This guide will go through the basic features of PhotoSpring. 

For a more detailed and complete picture of what PhotoSpring can do, you can read the more detailed PhotoSpring guide here.

 

 Basic Screen

There are three basic screens that most users will use most of the time

 

Slideshow Screen

This screen displays photos and videos in a slideshow.

Each photo is displayed for a set interval before moving on to the next photo. To see when the next photo will be displayed there is a white line that moves from right to left on the bottom of the screen. When the white line spans from left to right the next photo will appear.

You can also do the following on the Slideshow screen:

  • Swipe left to go to the next photo in the slideshow
  • Swipe right to go the previous photo in the slideshow
  • Tap the photo to go to the Photo Info Screen

 

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Photo Info Screen

This screen shows photos and videos along with information like when or where it was taken. It also has various functions associated with managing photos and the slideshow.

  • Tap the photo to go to the Slideshow Screen
  • Tap the Playlist Button in the upper left hand corner to go to the Playlist Screen
  • Access the main menu by tapping the square icon in the upper right hand corner.
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Playlist Screen

This screen displays thumbnails of photos and videos in the current playlist. A playlist specifies which photos and/or videos to display in the slideshow. From this screen you can filter the playlist, start at a specific item in the playlist, or sort the playlist.

  • Swipe up or down to browse photos in the playlist
  • Tap a photo to go to the Slideshow Screen and start a slideshow with the photo you tapped
  • Filter Photos using the icons in the upper left hand corner
  • Sort photos (chronologically or reverse chronologically) by tapping on the clock symbol in the upper right hand corner
  • Access the main menu by tapping the square icon in the upper right hand corner.

 

Navigation Basics

The following flow chart describes how to navigate between each of the basic screens.

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Slideshow Screen
  • Tap the photo to get to the Photo Info Screen
Photo Info Screen
  • Tap the photo to go to the Slideshow screen
  • Tap the Playlist button in the upper right hand corner to get to the Playlist screen
Playlist Screen

Tap a photo thumbnail to

  • Enter the Slideshow screen
  • Start the slideshow with the photo you tapped

Filtering Photos 

Let's try filtering some photos. Filters help you view just the photos you want. As you filter, the photos you see displayed in the Playlist are the ones you will see when you start the slideshow.

To start, go to the Playlist Screen (see navigation above to get to the Playlist screen). In the Playlist Screen you will see filter buttons in the upper left corner.Screen_Shot_2017-08-16_at_2.48.48_PM.png

Tapping any of these buttons toggles the filter associated with the button. The list of filters is below. Try each of them out individually to see how they work. 

 

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Screen_Shot_2017-08-13_at_3.31.37_PM.png Video Filter Button -  Tap to include/exclude videos from the playlist
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Favorite Filter Button - Tap to exclude items not marked as favorite.

Screen_Shot_2017-08-13_at_3.31.48_PM.png Faces Filter Button - Tap to exclude photos that do not have faces of people in them.
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Auto Filter Button - Tap to exclude photos that that are not marked as Auto. PhotoSpring analyzes each photo and marks photos it things you want to see as Auto.

 

As you tap the filter buttons you will notice a slight delay as PhotoSpring takes photos out of the playlist. As you add/remove filters, the number of photos in the playlist changes. PhotoSpring displays the number of items in the current filtered view against the total number of items. In the example below the playlist is displaying 24 items out of a possible 345 total items.

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Hiding or Deleting Photos

Not everyone is a Dorothea Lange (famous photographer). No problem. You can hide or a delete a photo you don't like by:

Hide

Hiding an item

To hide an item:

  • Slideshow Screen: Swipe down with 4 or 5 fingers
  • Photo Info Screen: Tap on the hide icon in the left side of the screen. Screen_Shot_2017-08-17_at_12.35.59_PM.png
  • Playlist Screen: not possible from this screen

You can unhide an item by going into the Hidden Playlist.

Delete

Deleting an item

  • removes it from view and
  • removes the item completely from the device

To delete an item:

  • Slideshow Screen: Not possible from this screen
  • Photo Info Screen: Tap on the delete icon on the right side of the screen. Screen_Shot_2017-08-17_at_12.36.05_PM.png
  • Playlist Screen:Not possible from this screenScreen_Shot_2017-08-17_at_12.36.05_PM.png

Once an item is deleted it cannot be undeleted.

 

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