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    Ginny DiSanto
    Kodak Gallery User - Need To Define Date Atribute To Each...
    Topic posted July 12, 2012 by Ginny DiSantoJunior Member 
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    Title:
    Kodak Gallery User - Need To Define Date Atribute To Each Album - How To?
    Summary:
    In Kodak Gallery, the Main Attribute To Sort Albums is by Date, and any date can be assigned
    Content:
    <p>Hello,</p>
    <p>I am a new Shutterfly user, not by choice, but I am now looking to take advantage of all the good aspects of Shutterfly.</p>
    <p>I have almost 1000 Kodak Gallery Albums sorted by date and then by either event and/or Camera so I can easily track down specific photos from many different events.&nbsp; I regularly share my photos of various sporting events with many users from all over the world.&nbsp; (Yes they order copies of these photos) There are number of events I need to both share in Kodak gallery and add to from Shuuterfly from late this spring and June.</p>
    <p>I have just started to upload some new Photo Albums to shutterfly and the process seems to work well - the upload preserves the photo ID number order which is a good thing.&nbsp; Despite my attempts to find how to set the date for each album, I can not find a way to define the date attribute (aka user defined attribute) for each album prior to or after upload.</p>
    <p>In Kodak gallery, it was trivial for each user to set the date attribute on each and every album so that one can easily add photos by date taken, even once they had been edited (which may often change the xdif date info). This is a very powerful feature for organization since many people track photos by date taken and events= based upon dates, regalrless of editing process or software. (Using a file naming convention for dates is not useful - it would cause serious problems.)</p>
    <p>(Thanks for the prior posts on how to share via email.)</p>
    <p>So 1st question is, how does one define the date for any album? Having done extensive searches, I can not find this information on the Shutterfly sites or FAQs - I have yet to try a general search outside of Shutterfly. I must admit I am a bit concerned since this information should be readily appearent / available.&nbsp; I hope that the lack of a user definable date attribute for albums is not a "Marketing Feature."</p>
    <p>2nd Question, How will the organization and arrangement of Kodak Gallery albums be preserved in Shutterfly?&nbsp; Why not let let us just access our Kodak Gallery intellectual property on the existing Kodak Gallery Servers through Shutterfly as a portal or gateway? That would be both convenient and allow Shutterfly much more time to more gradually transition users data to the Shutterfly servers, instead of running what is likely to be an incredible 6 (12?) month firedrill and data conversion nightmare - assuming it works.&nbsp; It also let's all the new Kodak users adapt to Shutterfly and take advantage of our existing photos NOW.</p>
    <p>Note To Shutterfly Management - Make sure you use your best people to do the data model mapping from Kodak gallery to Shutterfly. If done well you will have many new happy customers, if not, then lot's of online critics and negative reviewers.</p>
    <p>I look forward to your answers.</p>
    <p>A hopeful new Shutterfly User</p>

    Answer

    • LEN CAROMANO SR

      WHEN WILL MY KODAK PHOTO GALLERY PHOTOS BE AVAILABLE

    • Roger (Worthy)

      Ginny,

       

      I use a Shutterfly Share Site to perform these functions that you outlined above.

      Have a look at this site: http://rworholidays.shutterfly.com/and you will see that I've set up a Page for each year and then I can name my sections and albums within sections in any way I want. That includes a section for each month and an album for each event in that month.

      2002 is a typical year.

       

      There may be other or better ways of organising your photos on Shutterfly but this one works for me.

      It might be different to Kodak but I think after using Shutterfly for a while you might learn to like it as we do.

       

      I can't comment on your second question.

       

      I'm sorry Len has posted his off-topic comment on your specific thread.

       

      Roger. A Shutterfly User.

       

       

    • Roger (Worthy)

      Len,

       

      Please put your comments on a new thread or one which is on the same subject so it doesn't get so confusing for everyone.

      There is a thread here which might help you. http://forums.shutterfly.com/posts/b3aab23714

       

      Roger. A Shutterfly User.

       

       

       

       

       

    • Rita O'Brien

      I thought my Kodak pics would be already in Shutterfly. Now I can't even seem to transfer MyAlbums by draging the folder.  So where did I go wrong? Rita

    • Roger (Worthy)

      Hi Rita,

       

      If you'd like some assistance can you please be more specific.

       

      As to expecting your photos to be at Shutterfly already, no. They could take up to 3 months to arrive.

      You have the option of re-uploading them from your backup on your PC directly to Shutterfly.

      Ask if you'd like more details on this.

       

      Roger. A Shutterfly User.

    • Angela Tashjian
      I cannot find my Kodak albums here either and it is scary and frustrating. Will they ever appear here??? I don't have m on my PC any more.... :(
    • Norma DeRouen

       I WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE MY KODAK EASY SHARE PICTURES MOVED TO SHUTTERFLY FROM KODAK> I CAN NO LONGER ACCESS MY PICTURES OF
      WHICH THERE WERE  { 330 PICTURES } WHERE ARE THEY? " NORMA DeRouen AT  -gramdean21239@yahoo.com  Or  1-501-2136329 "

    • Roger (Worthy)

      Have a look at this thread for the answer to your question.

      http://forums.shutterfly.com/posts/99870d6551

       

      Roger. A Shutterfly User.

    • Roger (Worthy)

      Kelly,

       

      If you have your photos on SIM cards I would transfer them to your PC and then upload them directly to a Shutterfly Account.

      That will save you up to 3 months waiting for them to be transferred from Kodak.

       

      Once you have them on your PC you will have 2 copies (SIM and PC) which should ensure you do not loose any in the future. You should not rely on your Shutterfly copies to be there for ever. As with Kodak, anything could happen in the future.

       

       

      Roger. A Shutterfly User.

      • Kelly Howard

        Thank you Roger, I did not know it was going to take THAT long.  I am not panicking as much anymore.  Mostly cuz of my son's...but there will be photos lost from vacations I fear if they don't make the move.  I have switched computers 3x since, so the download wasn't an option when they were uploaded.  Thanks again.

    • Roger (Worthy)

      Hi Rosa,

      If you kept your contact details up to date at Kodak Gallery you would have received a number of e-mails over the past couple of months informing you about this matter and giving you every chance to recover your property. It was even publicised in the press as early as 7 May as the enclosed link shows: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/story/2012-05-07/kodak-shutterfly-photo-transfer/54810374/1

       

      As you mention the word theft I presume that you have carefully examined the terms of use of Kodak Gallery? As you have agreed to their terms you might find yourself in trouble saying things like that publicly.

      Just thank your lucky stars that Shutterfly has taken over the business of Kodak Gallery and will make available your photos over the next few months.

      If you wish to re-upload your photos from your backup you can do this immediately then you will not have to wait up to 3 months. I presume you have a backup of your photos and data on your computer?

      It is going to mean learning some new stuff but it's not difficult and we are here to help you.

      This is a User to User forum.

       

      Roger. A Shutterfly User. 

    • Jim Wilson

       Many of my Kodak photos have been transferred, but some have not.  Will they be transferred also?  They are more recent ones which are very important to me, including photos of our 50th anniversary repeating of vows and dinner.

    • Joe Pane

      They have all my information and I still had to sign up but they have none of my friggin photos from Kodak.

      How do I find my Kodak photos I've had with Kodak for fifteen years?

      • Roger (Worthy)

        Joe,

         

        The only photo format compatible with Shutterfly is JPG. We don't support friggin.

        If you need assistance please tell us what you want.

        We have said many times in these threads that your photos will be available in the next few months so maybe a bit of patience will be required.

         

        Roger. A Shutterfly User.

    • Marilyn Sims

      WHERE ARE MY KODAK GALLERY ALBUMS?  I HAD AT LEAST A DOZEN AND I HATE TO THINK THAT ALL OF MY ALBUMS ARE GONE.  NOT REAL HAPPY RIGHT NOW AS I WAS TOLD THEY WOULD BE TRANSFERRED TO SHUTTERFLY AND I DIDN'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING.

       

      MARILYN SIMS

      MARILYNCOCHRANSEWS@YMAIL.COM

      570-764-2342

       

      KODAK GALLERY ACCOUNTS WERE.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      :  MARILYNCOCHRANSEWS@YMAIL.COM AND MARILYN719

    • Marilyn Sims

      LET ME TRY THIS AGAIN...I HAD 2 ACCOUNTS WITH KODAK GALLERY WHOM I LOVED BY THE WAY...

      MARILYNCOCHRANSEWS@YMAIL.COM AND THE OTHER WAS MARILYN719

       

      MARILYN SIMS  570-764-2342

      MARILYNCOCHRANSEWS@YMAIL.COM

    • Roger (Worthy)

      Hi Marilyn & Joe,

       

      I think you should by now be aware that your photos might take a couple of months to be available on Shutterfly as there are 70 million customers and 5 Billion Photos to transport across.

       

      This is a User to User forum and as users we can't access any user specific information like your Kodak accounts.

       

      If you are interested in looking at how Shutterfly users make use of the facilities there is a link here which might be worth looking at: http://forums.shutterfly.com/posts/da9ff97ea8

       

       

      Roger. A Shutterfly User.