New terminology and functionality in the FamilySearch Photos and Stories tool make it easier to work with your family images.
The FamilySearch Photos and Stories team has released updates that make it easier to change the preferred portrait, navigate to an ancestor’s photos and stories page, and to link an ancestor to Family Tree.
Set Preferred Portrait
We have launched a preliminary version of a new way to choose the photo that appears next to the person’s name—the “preferred portrait.” Simply click on the current portrait and all of the available image options, including a blank box, will appear. Included in the list are all the photos that have been attached to the person, even if the photos were uploaded by another user. The option of using a photo uploaded by someone else works only for the portrait in Photos and Stories, not on the Photos page in Family Tree. Watch for updates on the FamilySearch blog and in future newsletters. Note that any changes you make to your preferred portrait will not affect other users—they’ll see whichever image is set as their preferred portrait for that person.
Photos and Stories Page
This page was previously known as the Tagged Person Page. It remains in the drop-down menu accessed by clicking on a tagged individual’s name in the photo page view. Clicking this option brings you to the page that shows any stories and photos that have been attached to that individual.
Link to Family Tree
After a photo is uploaded to FamilySearch Photos, the next step is to tag faces and link the people pictured to Family Tree. To make this process easier, there is now a link from the photo page to directly search by name or ID number. Click the person’s name to reveal a drop-down menu that includes a new “Link to Family Tree” option. Clicking there will bring you to the search page where you can find and select the correct person in Family Tree and make the connection.
So, click here and take the photo challenge to upload a photo today, tag it, and link it to Family Tree!