Make a new folder for photo's

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  1. Msmillar profile image93
    Msmillarposted 13 months ago

    Okay, I know, retard alert! I've been working on Hubpages for, oh my, a long time alright (5 maybe 6 years).  I've created folders for my photo's in the past.  I cannot, for the life of me. figure out how I did it?!  My photo's are getting out of hand. I need to make more folders for them, but I cannot remember how???

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      HP collects them for you under "photos" which you'll see at the top of your stats page.  However, I prefer to keep mine separate from HP but on my desktop.  As I create images, I use "save as" and put them on my desktop once I finish writing my hub.  I then categorize them by provider and within the provider folder I categorize them by type.  For example..;Pixabay>Dogs or Pixabay>Food.  Since they already are edited, if I want to use them again I simply use the HP tool to choose the ones I want.  Saves a ton of time.

  2. Msmillar profile image93
    Msmillarposted 13 months ago

    So, how do I create a new folder on Hubpages?

    1. eugbug profile image96
      eugbugposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I never use the photo browsing on HubPages, but just checked it out now. If you click on "choose an album" on a photo, you can enter a name for the album that photo is assigned to. Then you can filter photos by selecting an album (just above where photos are displayed). If you mean making new folders on Windows on a desktop, just right click on a drive ir folder and it gives you the option to create a new folder.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        What I like about the photos section is that you can use them for articles as you write.  When you do, the creditation comes up with them, which saves a lot of time.  Also, you can left click "save image as" on any of them, save to your desktop and then use an editing program to add text or make changes to the copy.

  3. Natalie Frank profile image93
    Natalie Frankposted 13 months ago

    That's good to know.  I don't reuse photos for HP articles but it would still be nice to organize them!  I do what Timetraveler2 does and save them on my computer where I organize them.  Thanks for explaining this.

  4. Kenna McHugh profile image91
    Kenna McHughposted 13 months ago

    Nice one, eugbug.

  5. eugbug profile image96
    eugbugposted 13 months ago

    Sorry for the atrocious grammar and typos, but it was late last night when I replied smile

  6. EricFarmer8x profile image96
    EricFarmer8xposted 13 months ago

    I organize my pictures based on topic and on hub. I figure I might reuse a picture eventually so it helps to do this.

  7. Msmillar profile image93
    Msmillarposted 13 months ago

    Thanks for your assistance eugbug, but it looks like I have failed to get my question across.
    1. Every photo we all upload for our hubs, hubpages automatically keeps a copy.
    2. This photo cache can become monstrous after you've written more than one hundred articles like I have.
    3. When I open my photo's tab, there are so many it takes far too much time to scroll through them all. So I wanted to put them in folders,
    4. I clicked ON ONE of THE PHOTOS and two options appeared - I believe it was Delete photo and the other was Save To A Folder. But the folder I want to save to is not offered because I need to create it,
    How do I create another folder??
    Is that clearer? Or still muddy?

    1. eugbug profile image96
      eugbugposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      All I see is "choose an album" with some buttons above it, but not "save to a folder".
      Are you selecting the "photos" option from "my account"?
      This is what I see when I click on a photo. Maybe the prompt to save is produced by your browser? If that's the case, click on save and you should be able to create a new folder from whatever dialog that appears.
      https://hubstatic.com/14367743.jpg

      1. Msmillar profile image93
        Msmillarposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        That is the only way I could "create" a folder is choosing a folder I had created years ago and change the name on it.  But that is totally pointless.  Now I don't have the folder that had automotive because I changed it to computer.  Apparently we used to be able to create folders but not anymore.

  8. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 13 months ago

    I see what you mean. I only have one other folder available to me and it's 'Arts and Crafts'. It must have been set up years ago. I can't see any way of making another folder.

    Like other people here, I tend to keep photos on my computer/Dropbox. But I clean them out all the time. I only keep the ones I have taken myself. I've never had the need to scroll through all those pics on HP as I keep duplicates to a minimum.

    When looking for new photos, I always use Pixabay, UnSplash or other sources of legal photos.

  9. EricFarmer8x profile image96
    EricFarmer8xposted 13 months ago

    Sorry for the late reply.

    You organize pictures by just typing in the name of the new folder you want. HubPages will then automatically make it for you. After refreshing the page you can then move other pictures into this folder.

    Sometimes I had to rename a picture a few times because after refreshing the page it was unnamed again? If for reason a name doesn't stick just try it again.

    Here is an example picture for reference. Open the picture in a new web browser tab to see it better.

    https://hubstatic.com/14377011_f1024.jpg

  10. eugbug profile image96
    eugbugposted 13 months ago

    They're called albums now it seems.

  11. Titia profile image93
    Titiaposted 13 months ago

    I keep my photos on my pc in a map 'original' with sub maps for different categories. Then I have a map 'Hubpages' and sub maps for every topic with sub/sub maps for every hub I write. Whenever I need a photo for a hub I make a copy of the original and put it in that particular hub map. I can crop it, work on it, put text on it without messing up my original photos.

    My HP photos were all over the place like yours. If you open your photos on HP you see under each photo 'choose an album' and when you click on it you can either choose an existing album or you can create a new one.

    So when I have to upload a photo I upload it in either a new album or in an existing album. That way I know exactly which photos I've used for which hub and I can easily find them when I want to use a photo again. Even when I use a wikipedia photo I save it first on my pc in the hub's map.

    It took quite some time to organize this but it was worthwile the time. You don't have to do them all at once but scroll through your photos in spare moments.

    Last year I was so glad I had done this, because one of my external harddiscs on which I had all my HP hub photos crashed and I lost all of them. (the only external harddisc I forgot to make a copy of). Now I'm busy to retrieve each photo from my HP photo albums. I only have to open an album and all photos I used in that hub are there.

    Edit: when you click on a photo it shows in which hub it is used or it says it's not used in any hub and when not used you can decide to either delete it or let it sit there.

    1. Msmillar profile image93
      Msmillarposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      There is no "make a new album" option anymore.  I can add to the albums I made years ago, but cannot create a new one.  Maybe this is something for the Hub Team to know about. It doesn't seem right that a new folder can't be created when I could before, albeit years before, but still.

      1. eugbug profile image96
        eugbugposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        If you click on "choose an album" and type in some text in the box that appears, it creates a new album.

        1. Msmillar profile image93
          Msmillarposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          I know right, but my photo page offers the "choose an album" option, with previous folders listed.   No box appears, only three of my old folder names do.  I'm beginning to wonder if I've maxed out my photo storage.  To be honest, it takes a solid 5 minutes for me to scroll through all of the photo's that hubpages has saved on my account.  I'll have to ask.

          1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
            TIMETRAVELER2posted 12 months agoin reply to this

            I go through the photos regularly to eliminate duplicates, of which there are always many as well as photos that for one reason or another I know I'll never use again. Have never had any problems.

      2. Titia profile image93
        Titiaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        What eugbug says.

  12. Msmillar profile image93
    Msmillarposted 12 months ago

    You know it! I've been doing a lot of the Right click "save image as" a LOT lately.  Very convenient.

 
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