Photo Managers

How to get access to my chapter Google Account's Photos App?
  • Work with your chapter President as you will need access to log into your chapter’s Google Account.
  • Get the username which is the email address for your chapter, then the password. Make a note of your credentials but keep them private.
  • If you open any browser than the recommended Google Chrome (like Edge or Safari), type into the search bar and you should see the Sign in button or perhaps you’ve logged in before and you see your chapter’s round icon in the upper right corner.
  • If not signed in, click Sign in using the credentials from your president.
  • Once you login, you should see that round icon for your chapter.
  • Go directly to the 9-dots in the upper right corner go directly to the Photos app.
  • If you need assistance getting into the account or if using a new device and the sign-in calls for a verification code, text 708-217-6186, announce who you and your chapter are from and that you need the recently sent code. The code will be sent back to you.
  • This typically only needs to be once unless you change devices.
How to initially set up the photo album?
  • First, sign into your chapter’s Google Account.  (See directions above)
  • Next, click on the 9-dots up by your icon in the upper right corner.
  • Then, click the Photos app (you can click and hold the icon and drag it near the top of the menu for easy access later).
  • At this point you will see all the photos in Google Photos which may be empty if your chapter has not uploaded any.
  • Look down the left column and click on Library > Albums
  • On the top right of the page, click Create album – this will only be done ONCE
  • Give it a name that you want to show when on the website remembering that everyone can see it.
  • Now, click the 3-dots and then click the Options link, then click the Link Sharing slider and UNCHECK Collaborate and decide if you want to allow Comments & likes.
  • Next before you add any photos to the album, click the Share icon in the upper right corner which looks like a less-than sign
  • Do not invite any name, phone number or email at this point. You can explore this later.
  • Down in the corner of that window is a Create/Copy link icon, click it.
  • Then click the Create/Copy link button.
  • In the next window that opens, click Copy and it will copy the link.
  • Open your email and address it to not
  • Paste the link along with your name and chapter name into the email so we can embed it into the website Chapter Photos page.
  • You will get an email confirmation when the page has been updated with your album link.
How do I edit the album?
  • Again, go into your chapter’s Google Photos – see first bullet from above.
  • Edit album by going to the 3-dots and choose Edit album or simply click on the page title.
  • Notice the checkmark and Edit album in upper left corner showing you are in edit mode
  • Notice, too, the rounded edges on the photos unlike when in the presentation mode
  • Click the little picture with plus sign icon in the header above to Add photos.
  • From the Add photos page, you can drag and drop photos  or you can click the Select from computer link in the header above
  • Checking will add and unchecking will remove photos from your album but they will still be in the Photos Library. You can delete them from there if you want to get rid of them completely.
  • While in presentation mode, you can also Remove from album or Move to trash photos altogether by clicking the upper left of each photo until you see a checkmark – then, go to options and choose what you want to do with them.
  • You can add a Add text bar by row by clicking the TT icon which is located in the header on the right.
  • the Up and down arrows on the right side of the header allows you to sort. Click it and make your choice. Warning – this will upset the order of your text bars if you have any.
  • Explore creating a MovieAnimation and Collage under Utilities  which is located in the left column.
How can Google Photos grow with our chapter?
  • Each year between December 1 and January 31, you can create an additional album to house your year long photos grouped by year. That album can be added to your website photos page in addition to the first album. See how to copy and send album link from above – “How to initially set up the photo album?”
  • This coincides with yearly elections and can facilitate you training your replacement or training your co/backup/shadow photo manager.



Video of the Photo Managers Meeting 6/6/2022