Cover Photo Tutorial    
This topic is assigned to Victor Robu

Aug 29, 2012 07:14 AM

"Camera Cover"

Cover Camera Page is an awesome feature to help your friends, family members and beloved pets become a magazine cover model. You can take a new photo and insert it into a cover template and then email it or share on Facebook, send an e-mail or save it to Photo Library.


In order to add a new Camera Cover Page to your app, go to Edit Pages menu then click the "+" (Add New Page) button. From the SeattleCloud Marketplace find Camera Cover page type. Click on it to add to your application.  



Once the page is added, you are able to proceed with editing mode. 



On the right side there are 3 fields that should be edited to get a fully customizable and functional Camera Cove Page . Specifically, you will find 2 major fields: Camera Cover Resources and Cover Properties. In Camera Cover Resources you have to set up the e-mail address to which the users will send their covers(the e-mail address can be changed from the device). Below you have to add the number of covers you want to use for Camera Cover Page; press "+" button to add covers or "-" to remove the existing.


In Cover Properties you have to set for each Cover added in Camera Cover Resources an image for it(e.g. magazine cover).




Let's see how it works on the device 


We can see three buttons. Click on the top-right to take a photo.

                              



After you have taken a photo, you will be able to apply the covers you have set in the edit mode on the website.  




The images taken using Camera Cover Page can be send to an e-mail, shared on Facebook or saved in the Photo Library of your device. Moreover, you can draw on it or rename the image. All of this is available on the cover's dashboard. 





There is also a possibility to delete all the covers that have been made. Press on the "Clear" button to delete the covers.



     

**NOTE: This page can be tested ONLY using SeattleCloud's AppPreviewer application.



Sep 19, 2012 02:42 PM
Hey this is interesting, do we have the ability to transform the template of magasine cover to something of our own choosing?


Sep 19, 2012 03:38 PM
Hi Dan,

You may edit or add your own cover templates. The templates are images files, so feel free to create and design your own templates (images) and add them to the page. 

regards,
SeattleClouds Customer Support Team


Sep 20, 2012 08:29 AM
Users may want to upload their photos to Facebook. Can you suggest the best way to make that possible?

Thanks,
Jennifer


Sep 20, 2012 09:13 AM
Hi Jennifer,

At the moment it is not possible to upload photos directly from Camera Cover Page to Facebook. We will discuss this with the team for  adding this option for the future.

Thank You.


Sep 20, 2012 11:28 AM
This is a wonderful concept.

Can we use this with the front-facing camera, so I can take a picture of myself on the magazine cover?


Sep 20, 2012 11:43 AM
Jennifer,

The page was designed to open the back camera because it has higher resolution and the pictures will be will have a better quality. 

Thank You.


Oct 03, 2012 02:39 PM
Love the idea of this but wondering
If it is possible to import a photo from the camera roll ( or does the photo have to be taken and dropped right into the template. )- and ....
can it be saved to the camera roll ?

Think it would add a lot more  user value to it.



Oct 05, 2012 09:44 AM
Hi Frank,


At the moment it is not possible to add photos from Camera Roll or save them there. But we are working to add this features and they will be available soon.
Thank You for your feedback.

regards,
Victor
SeattleClouds Customer Support Team.


Nov 22, 2012 09:18 PM
Any word on choosing/saving photos to camera roll?


Nov 23, 2012 05:29 AM
Hi Ellie,


We are still working on this. We will announce on this page when we finish.
best regards,
Victor. 


Jan 10, 2013 10:01 PM
I know this may be a silly question, but can anyone point me in the right direction on how to create a cover image like the three that are already provided. I want to use it for a few clients and I dont know how to create an image that is tranparent and allows for a photo to be taken on it... thanks in advance


Jan 25, 2013 05:49 AM
Hello Brenton,


You can contact us or open a support ticket and we will gladly help you regarding this matter.

best regards.


Apr 11, 2013 08:46 PM
Can you please list the requirements for the cover images here for everyone?  i tried creating an image in photoshop with the opacity but its still too dark for the pic to show through.   Thanks


Apr 24, 2013 02:31 PM
Hello Michael,


There are no specific requirements for the cover images. However it is recommended for the images to be PNG format with transparency enabled.

best regards,
Victor.
SC Team. 


May 23, 2013 05:39 PM
i just want a picture to be my header at the top of the photo but the app seems to always want to stretch my pic to make it cover the pic :s

ok figured that out myself but after i take the photo my pic header small image goes huge and covers whole picture :s


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