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Feature Request: Include photo description as caption when adding photos to a post

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

I like to add descriptions to photos when I upload them.   It would be really nice to be able to include those descriptions as captions when inserting photos in a post.   Copying and pasting them is too much trouble.   This would be really useful for quick TR's like this post of mine where I just told folks to click on the photo to see the description:

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/120475/memorial-day-weekend-whos-still-skiing/60#post_1591359

 

Here's the feature I have in mind which shouldn't be too much trouble to implement:

 

post #2 of 10

I like it!

post #3 of 10

+2

post #4 of 10

Wonderful suggestion, tball! I passed it along to those who make these things happen. 

post #5 of 10

Great idea, I've thought the same thing as well. Handle it a bit like Facebook does on mobile. The description shows up at the bottom of every picture. 

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

I'm glad you all like the idea!  After looking at facebook, it looks like there are a couple ways to do this:

 

1. Like facebook: the photo description in the gallery is one and the same as the photo caption in a photo post.  If you change one, the other changes too.

 

2. Alternatively, when you post a photo, the photo description in the gallery would be copied into the post as a caption.  The caption text would be just like any other text in the post.  After that, if you change the text in the post or the gallery it would not affect the other.

 

Either option would be great, but I had in mind the second.   Exposing my geekyness a bit, the second should be pretty easy build because of the way the system uses markup based posts.   The first option will probably be a PIA.  I'm lazy, so I was thinking of the first option.

 

If you go with the second option, the check box label should probably be something more like "Copy photo description to caption in post" rather than the wording above.

 

The end result would look something like these posts in that same thread:

http://www.epicski.com/t/120475/memorial-day-weekend-whos-still-skiing/60#post_1591754

http://www.epicski.com/t/120475/memorial-day-weekend-whos-still-skiing/60#post_1591551

 

You guys figure out where the captions go... above or below the photos.  Traditionally they are below.  In those last posts they are above.  I've done them both ways.   If you build this feature they will at least be standardized, adding some consistency that should make for easier reading.

post #7 of 10

We can caption photos... If you look at this photo HERE, there is a caption. 

 S727E toe, circa 1978

post #8 of 10
But it's not showing the caption here in your post.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

But it's not showing the caption here in your post.

But if you click on the picture it does. I wonder how they could add it to the post. Cannot overlay it, because the font color will never always be correct. 

post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

But if you click on the picture it does. I wonder how they could add it to the post. Cannot overlay it, because the font color will never always be correct. 

 

It would just show up automagically in the post as text, something like this:

 

S727E toe, circa 1978

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