An error occurred while saving the commentJérôme D. commented
Dear Microsoft, I think you do not understand people's needs. Here the problem.
1/ Let's take my own case. I think it's a very common case.
- I'm a technophile, but I hate wasting my time on complicated app to do simple things.
- My parents are old (70 years). They are not technophile. Everything has to be simple for them, specially for my mother.
- My parents love to share a lot of photos with their friends, by mail, so they can easily save them on their computer.
2/ How we can share photos today:
After we take photos/videos with our smartphone, we go on the app Galery, then touch the share button. We can share on Facebook, but also send them to a friend on Whatspp, Messenger, Skype, Gmail,...
The first problem is when we want to send a lot of photos to several friends. As you know, we can only send 3-4 photos by mail (this is the old way). What's about sending 10 or 100 photos? We can't.
The second problem is that a lot of people want to download photos on their computer. To save them forever or to print them. Photos sent by third-service like Messenger are compressed and saved in a poor quality.
3/ The problem with OneDrive:
When we share photos, we can choose to share with OneDrive. In this way, OneDrive will ask you to sha... wait what? To import photos in OneDrive??! Ok let's try... Then... WHAT? OneDrive send me back to the Gallery app?! What appends?! "Is it a bug? Where are imported my photos", ask my mother, "I just want to share them to my friend" ? Microsoft. Do you really understand what people want when they want to share photos?
4/ The alternative 1 that sucks
Open the OneDrive app and share the photos from it. But.. damn Microsoft... it's so complicated and so long! OneDrive is too complicated for my parents. They will never use it to share photos: they have to find the app OneDrive on their smartphone, open it, understand it, understand the purpose of the manipulation, browser folders, find the right folder, then select photos, then find a way to share... And do you know the best? They are always like '1drav? What is it? I dont have it!'.
4/ The alternative 2 that sucks
As we use Galaxy S smartphones (Android), so we are able to use the option "Share large files" from Samsung. But, to be honnest, this feature sucks totally. The user interface is so ugly and the last time I have tried it, I got a red screen of death from my browser telling my this website (from Samsung!) was dangerous. The support from Samsung told me "Just by pass the screen and then you can see your photos". Seriously Samsung?! I will never do that if my browser says it's dangerous!
I guess there is a similar feature on OnePlus, Huawei or iPhone.
5/ The alternative 3 that works but...
This is probably the best way I have found: install your rival app Google Photos on all my family's smartphones! The app Google photos looks like the Galery from Android, so we can easily see their photos, select them and share them with their friends. This is specially usefull when we want to share A LOT of photos because Google Photos generates automatically a very nice mail (very beautiful) with a link to see all the selected photos. If you click on this link, you will see a very beautiful page with yours shared photos.
But the problem is that we have now 2 similar apps: the app Galery from Samsung and the app Google photos. The photos appear to be duplicated and not sync if you delete a photo. My parent dont understand it, but it's okay for now because they like to share with Google photos. It's easy and beautiful.
6/ What we want
When we take photos or videos with our smartphone, and touch the Share button, we want to be able to send selected photos/videos using OneDrive. I mean, OneDrive should automatically generate a link, open our default mail app (for me, it's Gmail, for my mother it's Yahoo) and add a link into a new mail that we can send to whoever you want. The default mail app is important to selected ours contacts. For instance, if the process opens an other app to send the mail, it won't be able to find contacts from Yahoo or Gmail.
Seriously, I dont understand why Microsoft, who has probably the best team and developers in the world, has not worked on this. This is stunning.
Please bring us this feature.