If you’ve not yet been invited to join Canon’s Project1709 platform yet, it’s likely that you’ll have plenty of questions. Check out our ‘need to know’ Project1709 guide if you have (then come back here).
We’ve briefly covered the Project1709 upload process too, but the key thing to remember is that in order to import your images, they need to have their EXIF data intact. If you already have access to the Project1709 beta and some of your images haven’t uploaded, this maybe because they don’t contain EXIF information.
If you import your photos from Facebook, the system currently strips out all EXIF information, which means the images won’t be placed in your timeline as you’d expect. The Project1709 team is looking at improving this situation.
With that in mind, we thought we’d touch on the ways you can browse your images in the new platform.
Project1709 gives you two main ways to sort your images – by Latest Uploads or All Photos. Choose one using the drop-down at the top of the screen.
Select ‘All Photos’, and the images will be automatically displayed in date order. It’s important that you make sure the EXIF data for an image includes the date that it was taken before you import them into Project1709, as otherwise your pictures won’t be sorted in the order you were expecting. This is true, whether you’re using the desktop uploader, adding your pictures through the website or importing a Facebook album.
Select ‘Latest photos’ and see the images that you have uploaded into Project1709 displayed with the most recent first.
Click on a year in the timeline, and your images will then be sorted by month…
… then click on a month to sort the images by the day they were taken, according to the EXIF data, at least – the image below was taken in 2012, but we forgot to change the date in-camera! Simply click on the day, month or year to return to the previous view.
You can drill down through your collection further by using the filtering options – choosing to display images based on the camera they were taken with…
or by image tags that you’ve added in Project1709…
Select a single image and you can view it either with the EXIF data or tags alongside it.
A recent update to Project1709 means that you can see all your images in a thumbnail gallery when using the single image view. Use the arrows to scroll through your thumnbails, then select one you want to view larger. Alternatively, hover over the main shot and use the left/right arrows that appear to click through your photo collection.
Hovering over the main image also gives you an option to view the image larger within the browser window.
You can import an image from Facebook as well as share straight from Project1709. You can then see any comments or activity on the photo within Project1709. Geo-tag information can also be viewed too – note the geo-tag icon below…
Clicking on the year at the top of the screen takes you back to the ‘year view’ in All Photos.
So, these are the key ways you can sort and view images using the new Canon platform. Project1709 makes it easy to source the images you want to share, and we hope this article gives you a taste of what you can expect once you’ve registered and been accepted to join the beta.
If you’re already using Project1709, let us know your thoughts in the comments below…