grid and map timelines

timelines

The powerful Timebox engine automatically creates long-lasting daily Photo Stories from your 1000s of full-fidelity photos, videos and Live Photos in your iOS Photo Library and presents them on addicting, customizable Grid and Map Timelines. Simply scroll to see all your daily Photo Stories.

Your Photo Library Gallery includes a Grid Timeline and a Map Timeline. When you give Timebox permission to access your photos the powerful Timebox engine will turn your 1000s of photos, videos and Live Photos into daily Photo Stories and add them to your Timelines.

Your Group Galleries include 2 Timelines. To add Photo Stories to a Group Gallery:

  • From inside the Gallery, tap the + then Stories from Photo Library:

  • If the Photo Stories are in your Photo Library, tap Select then tap the checkbox of the Photo Stories you want to add. Tap Done when you’re finished. The Photo Stories will automatically be added to your Timelines.

  • If the Photo Stories are in a Shared Album, tap the bookshelf, choose the Shared Album, tap Select then tap the checkbox of the Photo Stories you want to add. Tap Done when you’re finished. The Photo Stories will automatically be added to your Timelines.

How can I customize or remove my timelines?

Tap the Timeline frame to:

  • Change the Style of the Timeline - to a Grid or a Map.

  • Change the Timeline sign text.

  • Customize the Photo Stories on the Timeline.

    • Show All Stories

    • Show Stories by dates and search

      • Choose your beginning and ending dates to include Photo Stories from a range of dates.

      • Search to include Photo Stories containing only what is included in the search a name, place, #tag, holiday, etc.

  • Change the Size of the Timeline.

  • Remove the Timeline

MAPS

We love maps and as long as you have location services turned on in Settings they will be part of your Timebox.

Timebox automatically creates maps in your Photo Stories from any of the GPS (Global Positioning System) locations that are in the photos, videos and Live Photos in your Photo Stories. This is great for travel especially if you go somewhere like Iceland where locations such as Þorvaldseyrarvegur, Rangárþing eystra, South Iceland, Iceland are impossible to type. You can also manually add locations to your Photo Stories by typing in location names that Timebox can translate to GPS coordinates. 

When you are viewing a map in a Photo Story you can tap on it and it will zoom to fill the screen. You can then tap and drag to pan around in the map and pinch to zoom in and out.

When you are in the Grid Timeline you can tap the Globe button in the lower left to switch to the Map Timeline. Tap the Thumbnail Mode button in the lower left to go back to the other Timeline.

HOW DO I CHANGE THE LOCATION AND MAP FOR A photo STORY?

Each Photo Story has at least one location and location name associated with it. This "story location" is automatically set from the first photo in the Photo Story with a GPS location. You can edit or replace this location and its name by tapping Edit while viewing the story and then tapping the current location name or empty location field. 

When you type a location name, Timebox will progressively lookup the letters that you've typed to find a matching location or locations that it will display in a popup. If you tap on one of the displayed names, Timebox will be able to get the GPS coordinates for that location. 

When you finish changing the location name, tap Done to save your changes and then Timebox will display a map for the location. 

WHAT ARE STORY SECTIONS AND HOW DO I CHANGE THE LOCATION AND MAP IN THEM?

Timebox automatically organizes your the photos, videos and Live Photos in your Photo Stories by time and divides them into sections based on GPS location. Each section that Timebox creates has a location and location name as well as a blank text area in which you enter any text that you wish. Edit the location name in any section just like the story location name, described above. 

WHAT DO THE PINS IN A MAP REPRESENT?

The maps that Timebox displays in Photo Stories also include pins showing the specific places of your photos, videos and Live Photos. The maps for each additional section in a Photo Story include pins for all the preceding locations so you can see all the locations that you visited as you scroll your Photo Story. This lets you see where you’ve been on a trip or in a day.

HOW ARE MAPS SHOWN IN PRINTED STORIES?

When you Print your Photo Stories on your on own AirPrint printer or make a PDF, Timebox includes a map as the last page. The map includes a pin for each of the Photo Stories and any sections that contain locations with GPS coordinates.

HOW CAN I DISABLE ALL MAPS IN TIMEBOX?

If you would prefer that Timebox not automatically include maps anywhere in the interface or in things that you print, launch the iOS Settings app, scroll down and tap the Timebox section and tap on Hide Maps

Globes

Timebox Globes have push pins that represent all the places your Photo Stories mention so far.