Show captions on photos in shared albums
I have added captions to the photos in a fairly large album, thinking that when I shared it with others they would see them. But the only way that they can see them is by opening the information pane on each photo.
Captions are a vital part of sharing photos. They should be visible:
1) In the slide show
2) On each full screen photo, with an option to turn them off
3) On the thumbnail screen, perhaps as tool tips
Wanted to provide an update: there are no specifics we can share about this request, but I will share with our team who is thinking through the next set of photo investments so this can influence their planning process. Thank you.
Christy K commented
Can we have an update on your thinking? I also am deciding where to store and share my 1000s of photos. Was totally leaning toward OneDrive but not without captions. I have captioned all photos on my PC in Picasa. The captions are not available, even with selecting "File Info", on the Windows PC file viewer, the OneDrive web, or OneDrive on my phone. Please give me some encouragement.
Seems the other comments already sum up the frustration of adding comments and captions and not having them be visible. Why have online and shared albums and then keep everything private and singular? Very odd strategy in a world dominated by social sharing!
Linda Ryder commented
They used to have this feature. I cannot believe all my carefully added captions do not show in slideshow. This is insane. Do people just want to see my pix without knowing what is happening. EXTREMELY FRUSTRATED. EXTREMELY. What a horrible change. HORRIBLE
Douglas Pearce, how much longer will you think about it? That sucks, just blabla, no action. Nice work, keep on truckin'
Vit S. commented
Douglas, how far have you thought about it? Do you understand that this is a commonly expected feature that exists on all other photo sharing services? Is this some amazing logic to make Microsoft service of the same kind deliberately worse in user experience than other that are available, something like Windows Phone? Very nice job then.
Peter Smith commented
Holy cow, I can't believe that the Microsoft people still don't do this.
Can you commit some date please
I had just returned from some exotic vacation, and wanted to share the pictures with friends who are as excited as me in viewing the pictures, but what a disappointment it is when they can not see the places of the pictures where it was taken unless one open the side pane window. This need to be fixed so that the caption appears on the picture itself when shared with friends.
My onedrive is not letting me add captions at all. Once I've typed in the box on the left pane they disappear as soon as I click enter. What's going on Microsoft? I tell all our customers at our local library who want to set up an email account to use Microsoft outlook because Onedrive is so awesome but I'm losing faith in you. The original question was posed nearly a year ago. Surely you can process considerations faster than that?!
I agree. This should be standard. I can't believe MS would not allow captions to be displayed on the picture
John Gustafson commented
We have a social group that shares pictures within each interest groups. One Drive shared folders is a great way to do that except without captions who knows what we are looking at. We were considering upgrading our account but without captions we will probably look elsewhere.
Hugh Long commented
That is a function that should have been thought of during original development - not 3 years later. What a PITA to caption a hundred photos, share the album and nobody can see them. Looks like Obamacare programming ...
Mary Roehrig commented
When can we expect this to be fixed? I am actively looking for a replacement for OneDrive for sharing photos.
Agreed, what a waste of time uploading all those photos, only to find that my friends and family have no idea what they are!
Stefan Repas commented
The captions disappeared just in the past one or two years. They worked perfectly for years as I can remember and suddenly disappeared. This Feature was vital for me choosing OneDrive (SkyDrive at that time) for sharing albums. So please just revitalize this old principle.
If we are taking time to add captions to photos we are Sharing to friends and family, then these should be visible automatically; say superimposed over the image.
This needs to be implemented across the board, particularly on mobile apps for Android and iOS (as most people access shared photos from these devices).
If we are spending time to create an experience for our recipients, then this needs to be done or we are just wasting our time.
In the same vein, the ability to then make commenting much more visible would drive further usability and interaction with the experiences we are creating.
This is a serious limitation with OneDrive. I want to continue using it, but without captions I'll be looking elsewhere for a solution.
I was so easy to add captions on photos with Picasa and when sharing all could see your comments
It's a huge disappointment that this doesn't work! I took the time to add a lot of captions for my family and want them to show up on the photos without going to such trouble.
David S commented
Yes, I completely agree with Bill Weinberger,s comments. The captions are important to be seen with the shared photos.