Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques.
Drag and Drop Photos (Intermediate)
This article assumes you are comfortable using the Windows File Explorer and basic Windows commands
This is a really short Tuesday's Tip but we get questions about this all the time. There are two drag and drop issues, dragging and dropping from a Windows folder and dragging and dropping from within a Media Gallery to reorder photos.
You can drag and drop (or copy and paste) a media item from an open Windows folder to an open Media Gallery. The drag and drop is very straightforward but the copy and paste isn't as intuitive.
You will use the normal Windows command (such as right-click > copy or CTRL-C) to copy the media but in the open Media Gallery you will need to right click on an EXISTING photo and then select Paste from Windows Clipboard. Copy and Paste will not work if you don't already have at least one item in the Media Gallery. There is no such restriction when you simply drag and drop. Don't forget that you will still need to edit the photo to add the caption, date, and description.
There is also a trick when you are reordering photos within a Media Gallery. When you drag a photo you need to drop it on an existing photo to change the order. You do not drop the photo on an empty space. This is what seems to trip users up. This does not swap the two photos but rather it inserts the dragged photo BEFORE the photo you dropped it on. The rest of the photos do not change their order.
I hope these two little tips will save you some time when you are working with media.
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Michele Simmons Lewis, CG® is part of the Legacy Family Tree team at MyHeritage. She handles the enhancement suggestions that come in from our users as well as writing for Legacy News. You can usually find her hanging out on the Legacy User Group Facebook page answering questions and posting tips.