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Last Updated: 3/20/15

Photos

Elexio Database allows you to attach photos for both Households and/or Individuals. You need to have the photos in a one of these digital formats: jpg, gif, bmp, tif, png.  You may want to use a digital camera to take the photos or scan existing printed photos.  For single people households, use the individual's photo for both Household Photo and Individual Photo since only the Household Photo is used to print a photo directory.

To attach a photo to someone's record:

  1. Select the person for whom you wish to attach a photo.  

  2. People screen - click on the Photos link.

  3. Click the Change Photo button for either the household or individual section.

  4. Find the photo file you would like to enter.  You must select an existing photo file in one of the following formats:  .bmp, .jpg, .tif or .gif or png.

  5. The photo file will be optimized (which usually means shrunk down) and saved in the database.  The software will automatically optimize it by first reducing it to 300 x 300 pixels and then further reducing it until it is smaller than 50K. So you might want to use those parameters as a starting point. The photo will then be available for printing in directories, in Elexio Portal Online Church Directory and in Elexio Check-In.

 

To edit a photo on someone's record:

  1. Select the person for whom you wish to edit a photo.
  2. People screen - click on the Photos link.
  3. Click the Edit Photo button for either the household or individual.
  4. Hover over the photo and when you see the + click and drag to select the area you want to select
  5. Click Crop - the photo will convert to just the selected area
  6. Click Save and the new selected area will become the new personal or family photo respectively 

*note - clicking Cancel will revert the photo to the last saved image

 

To print a photo directory:

  1. Go to the Reports screen.
  2. Expand the folder called Directory Reports.
  3. Select one of the "Photo Directory" options.  
    Note: Only household photos are used in these directories.

We highly recommend that you move away from printed directories and instead use the online directory included in Portal & Mobile. In Portal people can update their own photos and edit their contact info.

 

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