Make photos a priority
i know onedrive is posed as a storage only solution
but it would be really cool to take google's and dropbox approach and make photos a priority
by either a seperate app (that use's the same onedrive account) or an update to the exciting, features like auto face recognition, auto enhance, video transcoding (for mobile viewing), full tags support and most importantly a native way to browse through the faces/albums/tags/dates/locations/memories
We’re excited to announce a bunch of updates and new views for photos. Web and iOS start rolling today with Android and Windows Phone soon to follow. Thanks everyone for the feedback as always! Check the blog here:
Mattias Olgerfelt commented
Nop. Not even close.
While this is good, I still can't do basic stuff like:
1. Browse all pics/vids taken in August 2014
2. Browse all pics/vids taken in Lake Tahoe area
I guess what we need now is a native Photos.app that behaves like the competitor apps but uses OneDrive as the back-end.
When you say it is done does this mean it also support OneDrive for Business?
I have put a lot of effort tagging faces in Photo Gallery
When I upload the pictures into OneDrive, I loose all this effort.
I would be great to have those tags available for searching.
The recognition can stay within Photo Gallery but it should be possible to upload and sync those tags
Ian James commented
Rachel - to add a caption, in grid (thumbnail) view, ensure that no photos are 'selected' (i.e. have a tick the little white box, top right)), right click on the photo, select Properties, and then enter your caption in the box provided. One huge failing, however, it only appears in full view - i.e. if you double-click on the photo (again, with no photos selected). There does not appear to be any way to see either the caption, or the picture file name, in grid view. This app. really does need thinking through and redesigning to make it much more user-friendly!
Robert E commented
I love where this is headed, but I'm bummed out that when I share photos with my friends and they view them in OneDrive, they don't get the same view of the photo's location on the map that I get. I hope you can add that (and even more "photos on a map" experiences in releases to come). Thanks!
Can anyone help? - how do you add captions (not tags, not renaming the photos themselves, but captions which show with the photos when viewed by others) to individual photos in a OneDrive folder? Thanks!
José Oliver-Didier commented
With the latest updates I must concur that OneDrive is on the right track with Photos.
Metadata is written back to the file which greatly complements Windows Photo Gallery. Still, I am pretty sure that more changes are on the way. Face Tags are displayed but adding them is missing. Also, Geotags are only displayed. There is no way to edit this information.
A way to add tags to multiple photos would also be of great help.
Keep up with the great work!
Back to the drawing board. OneDrive still can't compete with iPhoto or Google+ Photos.
No face tagging.
No tagging multiple photos at once.
Automatically-generated photos are inaccurate, over-generalized ("outdoors," "people," etc.) and a tremendous waste of our time.
Inability to remove auto-tags from groups of photos simultaneously.
Please keep in mind: Users often upload multiple photos at a time, and shouldn't have to spend so much time and energy to tag photos properly. Go look at Apple's iPhoto for how to do it right.
Helena Starenby commented
Best thread ever, I'm following! I thought I was the only one who was routing for Photo Gallery and syncing with OneDrive. The changes are awesome! Finally I can create albums and easily view them on the TV. And the tags! OneDrive actually adds some tags and recognise mine as well. Now we just need to be able to create albums from groups of tags + people tags and I have no more wishes. :)
This is a good start, but still lacks any sophistication with the search. Hopefully this will be rolled out soon! For example, I want to search for a person within a folder. Or I want to search for my son and daughter over a certain date range.
For people's reference here are some related suggestions in uservoice that people might want to up-vote:
Add the ability to filter by person in the new Photo of OneDrive section
Being able to create an album from tags
Organize photos based on the location and date/time
Face recognition for fotos
José Oliver-Didier commented
I use Windows Photo Gallery (WPG) a lot for organizing, tagging my photos. I like that the captions show up on Onedrive web, but the editing and having this info sync back to the PC (and WPG) is not without its quirks. I would definitely like that a Onedrive Photos iOS app which displays and edits such photo metadata (captions, face,tag, geo data), as well as having it sync back to my photo files on my PC.
It would also be great is such an app has some basic photo editing and filters.
For me Windows Photo Gallery + OneDrive has always been a good fit. Hope the folks in Redmond realize this as well.
Alessandro Ribeiro commented
Another thing you suggested and I think it would be very useful even more today with all the tools on the internet is:
I would ask for help from friends to give force to this suggestion. Thanks
Alessandro Ribeiro commented
Akshat Rastogi commented
ahmad alrasheed commented
a separate app that stores into your one drive account sounds wonderful
But has to be full featured
Christian Hartung commented
I think admin should merge this idea with:
and other photo-related ideas.
Rory OKelly commented
+1 for face-tagging. I already store all my photos in OneDrive, and my phone syncs any snaps I take to the camera roll. It sucks that I have to copy those down to local storage and launch Picasa to do any face-tagging
A separate app (OnePhoto? OneSnap?) that combines the best parts of PhotoGallery and PhotoSynth together and includes Picasa style face-tagging would make me a happy customer.
Robert Wingard commented
I agree 100%. Right now I'm using Photo Gallery for face tagging, etc. as a semi-workaround to the lack of face recognition/detection. Also, you can search for tags within Windows Explorer (which works very well) but it would be nice to have the same support within the OneDrive web/mobile app--in addition to the other features mentioned above.