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How To Add Photos To Your Routes

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How to add photos to your routes

If you've taken photos of a route that you've mapped on plotaroute.com, you can share them together with your route. Follow these instructions:

  1. Plot and save your route using the route planner.

  2. Once the route has been saved, click PHOTOS in the action panel.

    Photos option in the route planner

  3. Click the Upload Photos button, choose the photos that you want to upload and then click Upload.

  4. Once the photos have been uploaded, thumbnails will appear in the left panel.

    Photos in left panel once uploaded

  5. You can click the Play icon to play a slideshow of the photos or click individual photos to select them.

  6. To rotate a photo, select it and then click the rotate icon . To delete a photo click the trashcan icon .

    Icons displayed when selecting a photo

  7. You can show a photo symbol on the map to mark the location where the photo was taken by selecting the photo and clicking on the Map Marker icon . This will change the cursor to a camera symbol , which you can place anywhere on the map by clicking on the map.

    Example of a photo located on the map

    Once you've located a photo in this way you can then click on the photo icon on the map to view it. To remove the photo icon from the map, select the photo and click on the Map Marker icon again.

  8. You can also attach individual photos to directions if you like. To do this, edit the direction in question and then click on the blank photo placeholder to select one of the photos you have already uploaded.

    Photo placeholder shown when editing directions

    Adding photos to directions can he help to follow routes, as they can be printed out with the directions when you come to print a route.  The following example of printed directions shows photos which have also been annotated by the person who took them using image editing software.

    Example of photos attached to printed directions

  9. Photos are saved automatically when you upload them but don't forget to save your route if you've added photos to the map or to directions.

  10. When you share a route that you've added photos to, the photo thumbnails will be displayed beneath the route map. You can view all the photos in full screen mode by selecting one and then clicking the fullscreen icon .

    Photos shared with a route map

    Take a look as this example of a route with photos added.

Finally, please only upload photos that you have permission to share and that are not likely to offend anyone - thank you.

 

 


 

 

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