[nfbwatlk] Anybody know about Facebook and photo albums?

Bernie &Felix quinata3145 at comcast.net
Mon Oct 14 21:10:59 UTC 2013


 Hey Cindy  that a double WOW ! WOW!
Iam keeping this info for future use.
  Thanks  Bernie
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Portillo" <portillo.jim at gmail.com>
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Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2013 1:51 PM
Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] Anybody know about Facebook and photo albums?


> WOW!!!
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nfbwatlk [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Cindy
> Bennett
> Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2013 1:45 PM
> To: NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] Anybody know about Facebook and photo albums?
>
> Hi Jim,
>
> Hopefully, I can provide some insight.
>
> Facebook has changed over the years, and what used to be a pretty 
> accessible
> process of uploading 5 photos at a time and entering the captions for said
> photos in an edit box corresponding to each browse button has become a lot
> less accessible. The good old days.
>
> Anyway, that is my argument for using the mobile site instead.
>
> I used to also upload tons of photos from my iPhone. I think there is a 
> way
> to designate these photos other than iOS photos, but I never did this.
> Again, back in the good old iOS days, you could custom label your photos.
> But iOS 6 brought the rise of changing time stamps on photos. So not only
> could they not be custom labeled, but their labels would change from
> something like 5 minutes ago, to 1 hour ago to finally the date a few days
> later. So it became very hard to keep track of these photos. The only way 
> I
> can do it is to remember that the most recent photo is the one I want to
> post, or the third most recent, or something like that. Then, Facebook
> updated so that the most recent photo shows at the top of the list whereas
> the most recent photo in my camera role shows up last. I think this can be
> switched in iPhone settings. There are 2 ways to add photos to Facebook 
> from
> your iPhone. You can either add them from the Facebook app itself or 
> through
> your pictures app. To add photos from Facebook, double tap the "photo"
> button in the Facebook app. You will then be taken to thumbnails of your
> camera role. I think that you can somehow change albums since now you can
> designate albums in your camera role, but I have never done this. Once you
> find the thumbnail you wish to add, double tap on it. VO will give you no
> indication that you have selected this photo, so if you are unsure, you
> should cancel the post and begin again. The UI on this screen is really
> crappy, and you will have a difficult time swiping. In my experience, you
> want to add a photo that is pretty close to the top of the thumbnails, in
> other words, more recent. You will not have a ton of trouble swiping 
> through
> the photos, but more immense difficulty finding the button to attach the
> photo to a post. This button is in the bottom right corner, and I have to
> find it by putting my finger near that place on the screen until I happen 
> to
> find it. At that point, I double tap the button and the screen will change
> to a view where I can search a location, write a caption to go with the
> photo and tag other people in the photo. The location finder contains a
> search box and some suggestions of locations near you. It works pretty 
> well
> in that if you conduct a search, relevant results will show and double
> tapping the desired location will bring you back to the screen where you 
> can
> enter a caption. This is also pretty simple, just a text box. If you want 
> to
> tag people, double tap the "choose friends" button. You will be brought to 
> a
> screen with suggested people. If your people are not on this list, you can
> then use the table index to find the beginning letter of their last name.
> This table takes some playing with as sometimes it is hard to focus and
> sometimes you inadvertently end up back at the top in the list of 
> suggested
> people. If you want to tag someone, double tap their name. Again, VO will
> give you no indication that you have chosen this person; you just have to
> trust that this happened. You can either press the "done" button or 
> continue
> finding people to tag. When you are finished editing your post, it will 
> say
> something like this if you read over the edit box.
>
> "Picture caption at location if specified with these people if specified."
>
> Pressing the "post" button will post your picture to Facebook. The photo 
> can
> be accessed by visiting your Timeline and in your "mobile uploads" album
> under the photos tab on Facebook Mobile. I am not sure how to find 
> specific
> albums using your Facebook app; but you can find them on the mobile 
> website.
>
> As you can see, this is a tedious process that typically requires more
> problem solving when a new Facebook update comes out, so I only have the
> patience to add a few photos at a time.
>
> The other way to add photos using your iPhone is through the photos app. 
> You
> can press the "action" button which makes every photo selectable. This 
> means
> that double tapping a thumbnail will select it rather than open the photo 
> to
> fill the screen. There are a series of buttons at the bottom of the screen
> such as delete and share. Pressing the share button will bring up an alert
> message with a variety of sharing mechanisms that you can choose. Facebook
> is one of these.
> Before I continue, you must connect your Facebook account with your phone 
> in
> the Facebook menu in Settings before being able to upload your photos via
> the Photos app. That being said, after I went through the trouble to do 
> this
> when uploading them via Facebook became less accessible, I learned that 
> with
> iOS 7, this process was very laggy, and I was never able to succeed. But
> with those beginning instructions, perhaps someone else can play around 
> with
> it for a while and figure out a better solution.
>
> Where I think the selecting and sharing photos can come in handy is this. 
> I
> would email the photos to yourself and save them as what they are, or in
> some system that will allow you to remember which is which when you upload
> them to the Facebook Mobile website from your computer. If you email
> multiple photos at a time, I am not sure how they show up in the
> attachments, in other words, whether the photos are attached in a 
> particular
> order such as most recent to least recent, or if the attachment process 
> has
> to do with file size or whatnot. So experimenting with that will let you
> know if as a blind person, attaching multiple photos to one email is 
> doable.
> If you can do this efficiently, I have been able to send emails with 6 or 
> 7
> photos in them. Using the Gmail app will be great for this as I am not 
> sure
> if you can email multiple photos from the photos app at once, something 
> more
> to try. If you use the Gmail app, the interface is similar to the basic 
> html
> version that you would use as a blind person with JAWS on a computer. So 
> you
> can attach one photo after another.
> But again, I am not sure if these photos will show up attached in the same
> order as you attach them. Sorry, that explanation was kind of all over the
> place.
>
>
>
> I usually save photos on my computer with titles containing the picture
> caption so they are easily referenced later.
>
> If you click the photos tab on your profile on Facebook Mobile, there is 
> an
> "add photos" button at the bottom of the screen. There is a browse box and 
> a
> caption box and then a link that will probably say "mobile uploads." You 
> can
> then choose to add the photo to any existing album that you have. So one
> workaround for this would be to try to create an album on the regular
> Facebook site and then add the photos to it on the Mobile site.
>
>
>
> The Facebook Mobile help claims that you can create an album on the Mobile
> site, but I have yet to find a "create" button.
>
> I have no experience using screen magnification software. I can imagine 
> that
> on the iPhone the steps are similar except that you will possibly be able 
> to
> use your vision to help you find the right photos/buttons, and perhaps the
> regular Facebook website is more accessible. If so, their help topics can 
> be
> found quite easily.
>
> So that is the insight I have now, kind of disappointing.
>
> Cindy
>
> On 10/13/13, Bernie &Felix <quinata3145 at comcast.net> wrote:
>>  hey Jim  ,  if you figure it  out with jaws I sure would like your
>> help using zoomtext on facebook
>>
>> Bernie
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jim Portillo" <portillo.jim at gmail.com>
>> To: "'NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List'" <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>
>> Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2013 11:49 AM
>> Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] Anybody know about Facebook and photo albums?
>>
>>
>>> May I quote you on that as I post it? <g>
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: nfbwatlk [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Mike
>>> Freeman
>>> Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2013 11:45 AM
>>> To: 'NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List'
>>> Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] Anybody know about Facebook and photo albums?
>>>
>>> Blindfold the Facebook viewers and then they won't care! (har)
>>>
>>> Mike
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: nfbwatlk [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Jim
>>> Portillo
>>> Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2013 11:29 AM
>>> To: 'NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List'
>>> Subject: [nfbwatlk] Anybody know about Facebook and photo albums?
>>>
>>> Good morning,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Here's a question that I'm not sure has been addressed on here.  I
>>> have no idea how to do this either.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I want to post some photos on Facebook that are all kind of grouped
>>> together or in a sequence.  I know people create albums, but how
>>> would I do this using a computer with JAWS?
>>>
>>> If that's too complicated, then what about an IPhone?  It appears
>>> that all of the photos show up in the IOS pictures album.  Does
>>> anyone have experience creating specific photo albums, and if so,
>>> could you walk us through the process?
>>>
>>> Jim
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>
> --
> Cindy Bennett
> Secretary: National Association of Blind Students
>
> B.A. Psychology, UNC Wilmington
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