Plant Database forum: Multi-Plant Images now have privacy settings

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture Raises cows
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Sep 30, 2014 7:47 AM CST Admin

Starting now you can make your Multi-Plant images private. There are numerous options for this:

1) When you add a multi-plant image, you will see the option to make it private.

2) For existing images, you'll see the privacy options when you view the image itself.

Why would you use this feature? Primarily for mapping gardens. For example, Jon has some daylily beds and he wants to take birds-eye view photos of them, upload them, and tag each clump as to which daylily is which. None of them are blooming, though, and so it's not a nice "garden" picture. But the tagging functionality is perfect for making a map. The privacy settings ensure it doesn't show up with all the beautiful landscape shots.

If you have private multi-plant images, nobody will see them but you and they are not included in your image totals. You can experiment and use a private browsing window (consult your browser's documentation) to confirm for yourself that the privacy settings are working.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Sep 30, 2014 7:52 AM CST
Very interesting concept, Dave. Thanks!
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Deer Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
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Sep 30, 2014 11:11 AM CST
Always something new to play with -- love this.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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Sep 30, 2014 11:44 AM CST
Wow, I can see how that would work for me. Thank you for the new tool Dave. And Jon, if that was you that asked for the new tool, thank you. Hurray!
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
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Sep 30, 2014 4:51 PM CST
Great idea!
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Sep 30, 2014 5:55 PM CST
Cool! I am a lousy artist. I do not like seeing my own rendition of garden maps ~~~ that's how rotten my drawing is so this is a PERFECT solution. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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