What are albums?
Albums on Pixie are exactly the same as albums you might use at home with printed
photos. Albums should contain photos from the same event: birthday, party or holiday
Tags are like keywords, they enable you to associate a word with a photo. Tags are
different from albums in that you should use tags to describe "the photo" itself
rather than "the event" where it was taken. Descriptions could include: who is in
the photo, what is the photo of, where it was taken etc. If this all sounds like
a lot of work, trust us... once you've tagged all your photos, you will be able
to view all the photos of, for instance, a particular person, "John", all the photos
taken in "Merrion Square". The other fascinating thing about tags is that lots of
people will use the same tag to describe different photos, so viewing all the photos
taken on a particular day at Dublin zoo becomes a possibility! So please tag your
What are groups?
Groups contain one or more Pixie members. They are a way of grouping your contacts
into categories. Pixie provides standard groups for you to use and these include
"Family", "Friends", "Work" and "Other".
What are permissions?
Permissions give you control over who has access to your photos and what can be done
with your photos. For each photo, you can control exactly who can:
- View it
- Leave Comments on It
- Add or remove tags on it
- Add or remove it from folders
Permissions are group based, meaning that if you give your "Friends" permissions
on a photo, then all the Pixie members who are in your "Friends" group will get
this permission. Adding more members to a group or removing members from a group
also gives or takes away their permissions.
How can I share my photos with others?
When you upload photos you will be given the option to set the privacy for all the
photos being uploaded. You can change your mind about who can see what photos at
any time! Just click on the photo and change the share settings to whatever you
want, whenever you want!
Is there a limit on how many photos I can upload?
There is no limit on the number of photos you can upload. We do however limit the
amount of bandwidth you may consume during the upload process. This limit is known
as your "Quota" and quotas are reset back to 500MB every month. Photos will be automatically
resized and stored on our servers. Resized photos will never be deleted by us.
Can other people download my photos?
If your images are set with the ‘private’ privacy setting then only those who you
give access to your images can download them. If you choose the ‘public’ privacy
setting, then yes, others can download your images.
On your account page, in the tag panel, beside each tag word is a [x] icon. To remove
a tag from a photo, simply click this icon.
Can I rotate a photo?
Sure you can. Below each photo is a rotate button. Simply click this icon and it
will ask what direction you would like to rotate the image.
The only way someone who is not a personal contact of yours can view your images
is if you have set your photos with the ‘public’ privacy setting. If a friend of
yours is not yet a member and you would like them to view your ‘private setting’
photos, then you must invite them to join you as a contact. This is simply done
by creating a contact.
How do I create an album?
As you upload batches of photos, you can either create a new album to contain your
photos or select an existing album.
How do I delete photos from an album?
Click in to the photo you wish to remove. On the left in the navigation pane there
is a list of the albums the photo is in. Beside each album name there is a grey
delete button "[x]". Click to remove the photo from the album.
Can somebody help? I'm still having problems!
So we didn’t answer all your questions? Wow, and we thought we’d covered everything.
Well if you still find yourself confused over an issue, feel free to email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our ever knowledgeable crew will get back to you.