Allow you to rename the photos and or add captions
Would be nice to have a very brief description/caption displayed with the photo
I recently changed frame from an older to a newer and now a lot of my photos have wrong captions so I thought I could go online and change the title or caption, like most of CMS system, but you can't...yes please ! add the feature soon !
thank you !
I am very grateful to” toandfro53” for suggesting how to put captions on Photos in Pix-Star using a Mac.
I would like to add some suggestions. Take any jpg, either by pulling it out of “Photos” onto your desktop or getting it from your iPhone. Make a copy and keep the original intact. Use the Markup feature. Add textbox, which will appear in the center of the photo. Drag it to where you want it (I prefer lower right corner). Change background color so you can see it (light grey is nice). Select font size, color, bold or italics, make frame if desired. Be sure it is correct before saving, because once saved, you cannot change it. You will have to start over (that is why it is important to save original).
If you put nunbers in front of the title of the photo/document (not the caption) (01, 02 ,03, etc,), you can control the order in which the photos will be displayed on the device. I find that a folder on my desktop is easier to work with than putting the photos back into “Photos” and creating a folder there.
I just set up my frame for the first time and this was the first thing that I tried to do. I see this was submitted in 2014 and is under review. I hope it launches very soon!
Yes, I agree too. But, here is a short cut around it if you are a Mac user. Pull the photo you want to send onto your desktop. It will open in Preview. In Preview, you can add text to the photo. Then drag it back into Photos. You can then send it with a label.
Is there any plans to add captions. I have thousands of pictures and would like the ability to identify each photo.
This would be an awesome addition. I am reading through the suggestions and wholeheartedly agree with the request to add captions to photos. This is one of the key reasons why I will not recommend this digital frame to friends and colleagues.
What is the status update on this? Please let us know. We have been waiting for a long time.
I agree with the commenters before me. I've been looking around the guides and articles and FAQ to find out how to caption, or change the caption, for the photos.
I see that the title of a folder shows up, so that can give the event and date, but I can't add names to individual photos. And when someone emails a photo, I know the subject line becomes the caption, but I can't find a way to fix any errors.
Also, it's a bit confusing on the "Display Details" having a choice of "Picture Name" when it's just a string of letters and numbers that you can't change.
I also would like to remove the words, "Web Album", that show up alongside the album's name. It makes it harder to read the album title.
Thank you for making this digital photo frame that can have photos emailed to it! That makes a really big difference to our family.
Thank you in advance for upgrading and incorporating these suggestions!
You will be making many customers very happy!
Arnaud, what is the update on this? What is the delay?
Still waiting. We need the ability to update captions on the website. It has been over 4 years now.
Fully in agreement with both enhancement requests
I agree that clearly this company is not interested in allowing users to add captions to photos. Seems like such a basic thing. We travel frequently and my parents have no idea what they are looking at when we email a photo of a gorgeous cathedral or even where we are or what is going on. Very disappointing.
Cindy E commented
I’m also very disappointed.
Captions are really needed when sharing photos with family far away, and difficult to add when sharing with the phone app.
I’m wondering now if we should have purchased the Nixplay instead. When friends who are considering a frame ask, I’ll certainly explain this big deal-breaker.
Please fix it so we can change the captions on the website!
Considering that this original question has been under review since December 2014, I assume Pix-Star doesn't want or isn't going to allow an option to fill in the subject once the picture has been loaded to the frame. Very disappointing.
My emails with subject line "caption" are not showing up as comments on the pics on the photo frame. There is nothing on the picture
Which field on email should be filled in for display on the photo screen?
Ronald DePiro commented
Good Idea ... Now the young'uns can get info with the pix of great, great great, and 3+G Meme, Poppy etc.
Please allow this - captioning is important when someone is viewing the pictures sent by other people. Think about grand parents!
Add a choice of font & color to the emailed subject line. White doesn't show up very well.
If you email the pic to the frame it will use the subject line in the email as a caption. Wish it could be done via the app or frame itself but i could only find e-mailing pics one at a time with the subject line being "grabbed" as the caption...