Posted by MilwVon on August 05, 2013
I was thinking about the other comment/thread about how people submit photos to IgoUgo, either with stories/reviews or in mass and then connecting them to stories/reviews written later.
I don't know if folks realize this or not, so I thought I'd share something I realized several years ago.
Have you ever wondered why a certain photo is chosen to be the "thumbnail" image for a story/review connected to a journal? The IgoUgo platform takes the photos that was first submitted to them that you connect to that particular story/review to be the "cover" photo if you will.
Therefore, if you upload a bunch of photos and then go back to attach them to a story/review you later write, you really have no control over what one shows up on the journal page (if the story/review is part of a journal).
Maybe for many/most that doesn't matter but when I'm creating a journal with stories/reviews, I try to think about how that page will look and the photos that will be on the journal page. Before I realized this little fact, I didn't like what photos seemingly were just showing up as the cover page photo.
Now I do my journals with the stories/reviews and upload photos specific to each so that I can control what images folks see first. Sometimes they are pretty lame, like the sign to a restaurant or attraction . . . but often I try to use something that invites the reader to go further into the photo collection.
I suppose it's all a matter of personal preference, but if you don't want the photo to be arbitrary, some planning ahead will help create the look you want to have on your work.
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