Multimedia Print button

The Multimedia view displays all photos, videos and files linked with your family tree. 

Files can be grouped, filtered and sorted using different viewing modes to help you quickly find the files you need.  You can edit file properties, tag items to files, print and preview files directly from My Family Tree.

The Multimedia view

Fig 1. The Multimedia view.

Adding files

New files can be added by dropping them into the file panel or by using the File menu or right click menu over the file panel.  You can also scan files directly into the application.

Printing files

Files can be printed directly from My Family Tree if an application on your computer is capable of loading and printing the file.  Image files can be printed as an album.

Adding files

Fig 2. Files options.

Editing files

File properties

You can add information describing each file in the file properties box.  You can record the title, description, place and date associated with the file. 

For some files, some information will already be specified in the file metadata for example the date taken.  For other files such as scanned documents, you may need to set this manually.

Photo properties

Fig 3. File properties.

Tagging files

Files can be tagged to other items in your tree.  For example, a birth certificate could be attached to a citation about a person's birth date.  To add a tag or remove tags, use the file properties editor.  Click add tag button to add the first tag or right click the tag list box to add or remove a tag.

Adding tags

Fig 4. Adding a tag.

You can select the tags to add from a list of taggable items in your family tree.  To add more than one tag at a time, select multiple tags from the list.

Selecting taggable items

Fig 5. Selecting taggable items.

Image effects

You can apply basic image effects to images.  Image effects can be applied from the photo editor toolbar.  You can enable the toolbar from the View menu when viewing the image without properties.

Photo image effects

Fig 6. Photo image effects.

Previewing files

Images, videos and basic text documents can be previewed directly in the preview panel.  Double click on any file to load it in the default application on your computer.


Images can be viewed full screen in an image slideshow.  During a slideshow, use the "i" key to toggle the photo information and the left and right arrow keys to progress the photos.  You can also left click to go forwards and right click to go backwards.  Press the Esc key to exit the slide show.


Images can also be viewed in touch screen mode, simulating a pile of photographs on a desk.  You can rotate, zoom or flick away images from the screen using standard touch gestures on supported devices.

Media player

Video and audio files can be previewed in the media player.  The controls are simple to use (Figure 7).  Toggle for play and pause. Click the progress bar to move the position of the video and audio. Use the slider for volume level and toggle for mute.  Video and audio can also be viewed in full screen mode.

Playback controls

Fig 7. Playback controls.

The Video and Audio view

Fig 8. The Video and Audio view.


Previewing other document types

Text files, GEDCOM files, rich text files, PDF files, and XPS files can be previewed directly in the application. If you have a supported and appropriately licensed version of Microsoft Office installed on your computer, valid *.docx, *.odt, *.xlsx, *.ods and *.csv files can also be previewed.