Advanced lightbox functions

Here are step-by-step directions for using the advanced features of lightboxes on www.africamediaonline.com

To learn the basics of creating and sending lightboxes there is an earlier post that you should rather start with.

1) Sign up or login on www.africamediaonline.com

2) Create a lightbox of images

3) Click on “lightbox” – top left of your page or “view lightbox” at the bottom of a search results page where the lightbox floats

4) Once in the lightbox there are some advanced features, other than the ability simply to email the lightbox.  These are share, copy and move.

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Share:

This function allows you to share the lightbox you have created with another Africa Media Online user. This tool is useful for people doing picture research on behalf of others.

To do this you need to go into the lightbox that you want to share and click “share”.  Then you need to know the other user’s username and you can then effectively copy the lightbox you have created into their “lightbox” section.

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For the other user to view and work with the lightbox you have shared with them, they simply login on the site with their username and password and click on “lightbox” just as you did.  They will find the lightbox in their drop down list of lightboxes.

 

Copy:

This function allows you to make yourself a copy of the lightbox you have created. This tool is useful for creating a few similar, but slightly different lightboxes.

To do this you need to go into the lightbox that you want to share and click “copy”.  Give the new lightbox a slightly different name.

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You will now have 2 lightboxes with the same images in both of them.

 

Move:

This function allows you to move images between lightboxes. This tool is useful when you are doing a few searches at once with different lightboxes.  Particularly if, like me, you have put some images into the wrong lightbox.

To do this you need to go into the lightbox that you want to share and click “move”.  You will need to have already created the lightbox that you want to move the image(s) into.  Select the lightbox to move the images TO from the drop down list.

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Tick the images you want to move and click “save”.  The images will exit the lightbox that they were in and move to the lightbox you have selected.

 

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