Everything PhotoPass and Memory Maker

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by Tomh, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk Invented the term "Characterpalooza"

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    This sounds very much like what happened with DLR's Photopass several years ago. Not only can it only be done in the app there, but it only works in the Apple app. And photos had to be emailed to myself to be saved. It's nuts. And it's been that way for several years, so apparently no "fix" coming.
     
  2. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk Invented the term "Characterpalooza"

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    Maybe you can't save your edited shots so they could make room on their servers for the millions of bad photos taken by boxes!
     
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  4. Wayland10

    Wayland10 Mouseketeer

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    I just bought Memory Maker for my next trip... This is all so discouraging.
     
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  5. igrsod

    igrsod Mouseketeer

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    Can you upload more than one picture to your computer at a time?
     
  6. Tomh

    Tomh DIS Veteran

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    I am certain that this is to reduce the overhead on the server. It is not at all unusual for the photopass servers to be slow nearly to the point of being unusable. By removing the ability to edit photos, they will be significantly reducing server load.
     
  7. erionm

    erionm DIS Veteran

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    Yes, you can download multiple images at once using the PhotoPass website. If you hover your mouse over an image, there will be a grey circle with a check mark. If you click that, it will turn green and be flagged for download. You can continue to individually flag photos or select all visible media by using the checkbox that appears just beneath the bar that shows flagged images. Once you've selected what you want to download, click the download button.
     
  8. Cinderella94

    Cinderella94 I miss my tags!

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    I asked in another thread, but thought I should bring it over here.
    Renewed AP in July but not going to activate the new one until March 6. Am linked in MDE with someone who was there over Christmas. I can see her photos, with a watermark, and it says they expire Feb. 10. Is the watermark legit (not an error) since I haven’t used my renewed AP yet? (Side question-This would surprise me because isn’t my AP 12 month clock already counting down since it was a renewal, not a new purchase?)
    Either way, after these photos expire on Feb. 10, will they reappear in my account again after I activate on March 6? Thank you!
     
  9. Tomh

    Tomh DIS Veteran

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    I answered in the other thread too, but I'll post my answer here as well. Keep in mind, that I have only been an AP holder for a few months, so my first hand knowledge is limited. However, I believe that once you activate / use your AP, any, and all photos that have been in your Photo Pass account during the last year, and 30 days, will reappear without the watermarks, and be available for you to download.

    I am sure that someone else with first hand experience will also chime in here. We have a couple of very experienced members helping out in this thread.
     
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  10. Cinderella94

    Cinderella94 I miss my tags!

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    Thanks so much!
     
  11. CarolynFH

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    I just replied in the other thread too! Based on my experience with AP renewals as well as expiration and activation of a new one months later, you should be good!
     
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  12. igrsod

    igrsod Mouseketeer

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    Thank you... I was getting frustrated doing it one picture at a time.
     
  13. SuzyQue

    SuzyQue Serious Mickey Nut

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    I just read on another page that they will take a pic of you with the statue when you first come in, but won’t take any of you interacting with the characters. Is this correct?
     
  14. wuzzle02

    wuzzle02 Earning My Ears

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    I don't have an Edit button. All I have is Save/Share/Buy Photo Gifts. Anyone know what's going on?
     
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  15. Sleepless Knight

    Sleepless Knight Jedi Knight Seeking His Jedi Princess

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    Character meals have a "host" character that has the PhotoPass photographer with them before you are seated. That picture will link to Memory Maker. Characters that visit the table do not have a photographer with them so you will need to take use your own cameras for photos or ask somebody else to take photos for you. In my experience, the wait staff is always willing if they're around and if not, other diners will almost always volunteer if you're dining solo or you want the entire group in the photo. Just ask.
     
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  16. karrit2000

    karrit2000 DIS Veteran

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    I don't have an Edit button either. Are you using Apple or Android? I e-mailed them back but haven't received a response yet. As someone else already posted it is in the IOS app for Apple products on the DL app but doesn't appear to exist for Android so far. Judging from their original response to me I doubt they really care since the capability is there for some guests according to them.
     
  17. Tomh

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    Yes, this is true for Chef Mickey's. The Photopass Photographer will take your photos with the statue, but when the characters come around to your table, you will need to take the photos yourself, or ask one of the waitstaff / character handlers if they would be willing to take a family shot for you.
     
  18. BK2014

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    Question regarding "magic shots" - We were just at WDW 01/26-02/01/19. We purchased and used memory maker. In several shots we were posed as if pointing to or looking at something in front of us, in the air or on the ground. On previous trips, these were usually magic shots where a character or something was inserted into the picture that we would be pointing at. However, on this trip that did not happen. We just have pictures of use pointing at nothing. Is this unusual?
     
  19. Tomh

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    You can try contacting PhotoPass and see if they might be able to fix those pictures for you. Sounds like somehow the magic slipped through the cracks and didn't get attached to your photos.
     
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  20. ElsieLew

    ElsieLew Earning My Ears

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    Hello! I've purchased a memory maker which I'm sharing with two friends and their kids. It's linked to my MDE account and my friends are all linked to my account via my family and friends list. One of my friends arrives the day before me. Will her pictures from that first day still show up in my memory maker? We're only there for less than a week, so no danger of crossing the 30 day threshold....Thanks!
     
  21. BigThunderDave

    BigThunderDave Earning My Ears

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    A final update, just to provide data points for others. When my Gold Pass became active, it did not retroactively remove the watermarks or change the expiration date on old photos, nor did expired photos reappear in my account. I don't know if this is because of my specific situation (upgrading at renewal time from a Weekday Select to a Gold Pass), or if it indicates that going forward, annual passes will no longer provide access to photos taken in the 365 days prior to activation of the pass. But those of you who were counting on that unadvertised feature may want to tread carefully, as it may have been eliminated as part of the transition to the new site.
     

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