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moderated Subfolders for photo albums requested


 

I would like to urge this request: We are a veterinary issues group and have photos documenting diseases and their healing processes. This helps members recognizing and diagnosing certain issues but also to encourage them in order not to give up so quickly. It would be extremely helpful if from each photo album representing a special type of illness we could create sub-folders in order to document various cases and their development.

 

Victoria


Drew
 

FWIW, Group.io's database tables can be useful for compiling image catalogs. Images can be sorted by column categories. Pretty easy to construct. See example attached.

Drew

On 09/12/18 09:12, Victoria via Groups.Io wrote:
I would like to urge this request: We are a veterinary issues group and have photos documenting diseases and their healing
processes. This helps members recognizing and diagnosing certain issues but also to encourage them in order not to give up so
quickly. It would be extremely helpful if from each photo album representing a special type of illness we could create sub-folders
in order to document various cases and their development.
Victoria


 

Drew,

 

this would mean attachments, doesn´t it?

 

We do not allow attachments for various reasons though.

 

Victoria

 

FWIW, Group.io's database tables can be useful for compiling image catalogs. Images can be sorted by column categories. Pretty easy to construct. See example attached.

 

Drew

 


Toby Kraft
 

Victoria,
No, images in a database are not attachments.  Attachments refers to files (of any type) attached to messages.  The Database is independent of the Messages.
A database would be much more flexible than folders/subfolders.  If you want to look into using a database, we can help if we know more about how you see the images organized.  That discussion should be a new thread in Group Managers Forum.  (or perhaps privately with Drew or myself)
As far as adding a new feature to Photos to allow subfolders, that's a good suggestion.  Mark reviews this forum and may add that to his feature list for the site.
Thanks
Toby


 

Victoria,
No, images in a database are not attachments. 
Attachments refers to files (of any type) attached to messages.  The Database is independent of the Messages.
A database would be much more flexible than folders/subfolders.  If you want to look into using a database, we can help if we know more about how you see the images organized.  That discussion should be a new thread in Group Managers Forum.  (or perhaps privately with Drew or myself)
As far as adding a new feature to Photos to allow subfolders, that's a good suggestion.  Mark reviews this forum and may add that to his feature list for the site.
Thanks
Toby

Toby,

 

o.k. I see what you mean. We use the database for what in Yahoo was called Links. It actually is all medical information, structured like a specialist book. The photo section consists albums of our members´ pets. And the veterinary album consists of medical cases showing pets and their development under treatment. So members are used to look up cases there, and to me the detour across the database might be too arduous.

 

But I really must think about this. I´ll talk to my moderators, and in case they endorse the idea, I will gratefully accept your helping hand.

Victoria

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