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Displaying pictures on a FotoWeb Screen (Legacy)

Legacy note:

This feature is deprecated and will be discontinued on July 1, 2021. Versions released after that date will not contain this feature.

How to pick files using your mobile device and display them on any screen or monitor with access to FotoWeb.

What are screens?

At times it may be useful to be able to show a picture on a bigger screen than a handheld device. This is where Screens come in handy.

Using a computer in your network you can access your FotoWeb server (it has to be the same server that your iPhone or Android phone is connected to) and create a "Screen" from the login page. Anyone can then use FotoWeb on their phone to send pictures to that screen for review, whether on the internal Wi-Fi zone or on a data connection (assuming the FotoWeb can be accessed from the outside network.)

Creating a screen

  • Firstly, go to your FotoWeb site on the machine that hosts the physical display you want to show pictures on.
  • Click on the wrench icon in the top right of the screen and choose Create screen. Depending on how the site has been configured you may have to log in first to be allowed to create a screen.
  • Now name your screen. ("John's office monitor")

Sending pictures to the screen from your iPhone or Android phone

From the Grid view

  • Click on the Select button in the upper right corner and choose one or more files to display on the screen.
  • Click on the screen_shot_2013-04-17_at_15.30.41.png icon in the lower part of the screen to send the pictures to a screen. Then choose the screen you just created.

Tip: To create a slideshow of your selected pictures on the selected screen, click on the screen_shot_2013-04-17_at_15.44.17.png icon in the lower right corner. (See the screenshot below.)



When displaying a preview on your phone

When swiping through previews in your archive, you can quickly send a picture to a screen by swiping up on the screen. If you have not selected a screen, you will be given a list of available screens to share the picture on.


How to clear the screen and start over

To clear the entire FotoWeb screen, just shake your mobile device.