User Guide

Overview

There are two ways to use Keep Close Pictures either within the app or using the Web interface.

 

Within the App

When you first start the app it will step you through the setup process, please follow the prompts. You can make the menu re-appear at any time by touching either one of the screw images at the top left or top right of the picture being displayed.

There are 4 main options

  1. Upload Pictures - allows to to upload new pictures or delete existing ones. You do not need an account to upload pictures, you will need an account to share pictures. Accounts are free and you only need a username and password we retain no personal information about you. 
  2. Settings - allows you to create an account so you can share pictures, login to an existing account to view pictures already uploaded and change display settings
  3. Help - provides details on each menu option
  4. Slideshow - starts or restarts the slideshow 

 

Using the Web Interface

New Account Setup

To start using Keep Close Pictures there are some simple steps to follow

  1. Download the Keep Close Pictures app from the Apple iTunes Store here
  2. Start the app and follow the prompts to create a New Account - the details will be emailed to you
  3. Check your email account for the account details, don't forget to check the Spam folder in case it appeared in there
  4. Go to http://pictures.keepclosecontact/userlogin.php in your browser and enter your username and password from the email you received.
  5. Upload some pictures and restart Keep Close Pictures to see them appear

It may take up to a minute for the pictures to appear, to reduce your internet usage Keep Close Pictures checks once a minute for any changes to the pictures you load and then downloads the new set once. Keep Close Pictures does not re-download the pictures until you change them or restart the Keep Close Pictures app.

 

Use Existing Account

To use an existing Keep Close Pictures account it is even easier

  1. Download the Keep Close Pictures app from the Apple iTunes Store here
  2. Start the app follow the prompts entering the username and password for your account
  3. The existing pictures from your Keep Close Pictures will appear

 

kcp_picture_uploadUpload Pictures

To upload pictures to your Keep Close Pictures account 

  1. Go to http://pictures.keepclosecontact/userlogin.php using your existing Keep Close Pictures account details
  2. Select the Pictures option from the menu if the Picture upload page does not appear
  3. Enter a picture title and description in one of the numbered picture boxes 
  4. Tap or click in the New Picture section to choose a picture to upload, on IOS devices with a camera you may also take a picture

The picture will be uploaded and a progress bar shows you how far through the process you are.

 

Delete or Change Pictureskcp_existing_picture

To delete pictures from your Keep Close Pictures account 

  1. Go to http://pictures.keepclosecontact/userlogin.php using your existing Keep Close Pictures account details
  2. Select the Pictures option from the menu if the Picture upload page does not appear 
  3. Scroll to the picture you wish to delete or change
  4. Click on the Delete button or change the Title, Description and drop a new picture onto the New Picture section

IOS devices that you have already authorised using your previous password will continue to operate as before.

 

Change Password

To change your Keep Close Pictures password 

  1. Go to http://pictures.keepclosecontact/userlogin.php using your existing Keep Close Pictures account details
  2. Select the Profile option from the menu
  3. Change your password
  4. You can return to the Pictures upload screen by electing Pictures from the menu

IOS devices that you have already authorised using your previous password will continue to operate as before.