Last Update: 11/12/2011

1 Start/Exit SyncAl

1.1 Start

Touch the SyncAl App to start, and the initial application view (Fig 1.1) is shown up.

Fig 1.1
Albums are loading before the initial Album View is displayed.

1.2 Exit

Fig 1.2
Touch the Menu button and select "Exit" to finish the SyncAl application.

2 Menu

SyncAl Menu has 4 items: "Info", "Tip", "Settings" and "Exit".
Fig 2.1
Touch the menu button, and the SyncAl menus is shown up.

2.1 Info

Fig 2.1
The "SyncAl" dialog is shown up when the "Info" item is selected from the menu.
Fig 2.2
It shows About SyncAl and the developer's info.

2.2 Tip

2.3 Settings

2.4 Exit

See 1.2 Exit.

3 Settings

3.1 SNS Settings

3.1.1 Select SNS

Facebook, Myspace and Flickr are available as of 2011/11/08.
Fig 3.1
Touch the Menu button and select "Settings" (Fig 3.1).
Fig 3.2
Select "SNS" from the list (Fig 3.2).
Fig 3.3
Select "Select SNS" from the list (Fig 3.3).
Fig 3.4
The "Select SNS" dialog is shown up, and select SNS you would like to use.
Finally, touch the "OK" button and go back to Album View to login to SNS on the web view.

abbrev.
[Menu -> Settings -> SNS -> Select SNS -> ("Select SNS"dialog)]

3.1.2 Auto Sync with SNS

Auto Sync is set here. About Sync, see 14 Sync Albums.
Fig 3.5
Touch the Menu button and select "Settings" (Fig 3.1).
Select "SNS" from the list (Fig 3.2).

Select "Auto Sync with SNS" from the list (Fig 3.5)

Fig 3.6
The "Auto Sync Setting" dialog is shown up (Fig 3.6).

Check "Auto Sync" to synchronize an album with a copy destination automatically. (See 14. Sync Albums for more detailed)

abbrev.
[Menu -> Settings -> SNS -> Auto Sync with SNS -> ("Auto Sync Setting"dialog)]

3.2 Slideshow Setting

Fig 3.7
Touch the Mene button and select "Settings" (Fig 3.1).
Select "Slideshow" (Fig 3.7).

3.2.1 Slideshow duration

A duration between images in the slideshow is set here.
Fig 3.8
Select "Slideshow duration" from the list. (Fig 3.8).
Fig 3.9
The "Duration Setting" dialog is shown up (Fig 3.9).
Increase/dicrease the duration by touching the plus/minos button. Finally touch the "OK" button and go back to Album View.

abbrev.
[Menu -> Settings -> Slideshow -> Slideshow duration -> ("Duration Setting"dialog)]

4 Log in to SNS

If you selected SNS in Settings and went back to Album View, SNS Login Views are shown up.

The login action is just one time!
(i.e. if you have already logged in to the selected SNS successfully, you don't have to do it again because SyncAl remembers it.)

4.1 Log in to Facebook

Fig 4.1
Fig 4.1 is the Facebook Login View.

Input your e-mail and password and touch the "Log in" button.

Fig 4.2
If you mistyped your e-mail or password, then retype the correct ones.

4.2 Log in to Myspace

Fig 4.3
Fig 4.3 is the Myspace Login View.

Input your e-mail and password and touch the "Continue" button.

Fig 4.4
The "Confirm" dialog is shown up (Fig 4.4), and just follow the message in it.

Note: Myspace never tell you whether your e-mail or password is wrong, but just shows the initial Login View.

4.3 Log in to Flickr

Fig 4.3
Fig 4.3 is the Flickr Login View.

Input your e-mail and password and touch the "Continue" button.

Fig 4.4
The "Confirm" dialog is shown up (Fig 4.4), and just follow the message in it.

Note: Myspace never tell you whether your e-mail or password is wrong, but just shows the initial Login View.

5 Save Album/Setting Data

SyncAl saves your album data and setting data automatically as necessary.

6 Album/Thumbnail/Image View

SyncAl has three main views: Album View, Thumbnail View and Image View.

6.1 Album View

Album View shows all your albums in a grid/list in portrait/landscape mode.
Fig 6.1-1
Album View displays all the albums across multiple pages in a grid in portrait mode.

The upper left buttons are the grid/list toggle button, the camera button, the reload albums button and the create album button from the left.
(See 6.1.1 Grid/List Toggle Button - 6.1.4 Create Album Button.)

A small SyncAl icon at the upper right shows "SyncAl Album Status Info" when you touch the icon.
(See 6.1.5 SyncAl Icon.)

Fig 6.1-2
In Fig 6.1-2, Album View displays albums in a list in portrait mode.
Fig 6.1-3
In Fig 6.1-3, Album View displays albums in a grid in portrait mode.
Fig 6.1-4
You can select each album with a long touch.
Fig 6.1-5
You can select each album with a long touch.
Fig 6.1-6
You can see albums on the previous/next page by touching the prev/next button or sliding the screen.

6.1.1 Grid/List Toggle Button

Fig 6.1-7
The Grid/List Toggle Button toggles between the album grid view (Fig 6.1-1) and the album list view (Fig 6.1-2).

6.1.2 Camera Button

6.1.3 Reload Button

Fig 6.1-8
All the album data are reloaded when you touch the Reload button.

This buton is useful when you modify your SNS data by using an other application or a web browser.

6.1.4 Create Album Button

6.1.5 SyncAl Icon

Fig 6.1-9
Touch the SyncAl icon.
Fig 6.1-10
The "SyncAl Album Info & Status" dialog is shown up.
The dialog indicates the album info and the album and photo copy status.

6.2 Thumbnail View

Fig 6.2-1
Select an album in Album View.
Fig 6.2-2
Thumbnail View shows all the thumbnails in the album you selected in a grid/list in portrait/landscape mode.

The upper left buttons are the grid/list toggle button, the camera button and the reload thumbnails button from the left.
(See 6.2.1 Gird/List Toggle Button - 6.2.3 Reload Button.)

The icon at the upper right indicates a type of album, i.e, one of three types: Local, Facebook and Myspace.
(See 6.2.4 Album Type Icon.)

Fig 6.2-3
Thumbnail View displays thumbnails in a list in portrait mode.
Fig 6.2-4
Thumbnail View displays thumbnails in a grid in landscape mode.
Fig 6.2-5
You can select each thumbnail with a long touch.
Fig 6.2-6
You can select each thumbnail with a long touch.

6.2.1 Gird/List Toggle Button

Fig 6.2-7
The Grid/List Toggle Button toggles between the thumbnail grid view (Fig 6.2-2) and the thumbnail list view (Fig 6.2-3).

6.2.2 Camera Button

6.2.3 Reload Button

Fig 6.2-8
The thumbnails in the current view are reloaded when you touch the Reload button.

6.2.4 Album Type Icon

Album Type Icon has three types: Local, Facebook and Myspace.
Fig 6.2-9
Touch the Album Type Icon.
Fig 6.2-10
The "Album Info & Status" dialog is shown up.

The dialog displays the album title, the number of photos in the album and "Album/Photo Copy Status".

6.3 Image View

Image View has two types of views: a single image view and a gallery view.
Fig 6.3-1
A single image view displays a large image one by one in portralt/landscape mode as you touch the prev/next button.

The upper left buttons are the single image view/gallery view toggle button and the reload image button. The icon at the upper right indicates a type of album.
(See 6.3.1 Single Image/Gallery Toggle Button, 6.3.2 Reload Button and 6.3.4 Album Type Icon.)

The buttons at the buttom are the prev/next buttons and the slideshow button.
(See 6.3.5 Slideshow.)

The icon above the prev/slideshow/next buttons is the image info drawer.
(See 6.3.3 Image Info Drawer)

Fig 6.3-2
A single image view displays an image in landscape mode.
Fig 6.3-3
A gallery view displays a single large image that you selected from a band of thumbmails at the buttom by sliding.
Fig 6.3-4
Fig 6.3-4 is the gallery view in landscape mode.

6.3.1 Single Image/Gallery Toggle Button

Fig 6.3-5
The Single Image/Gallery Toggle Button toggles between a single image view (Fig 6.3-1) and a gallery view (Fig 6.3-2)

6.3.2 Reload Button

Fig 6.3-6
The Reload Button reloads and displays a large image on a single image view and thumbnails and a large image on a gallery view.

6.3.3 Image Info Drawer

Fig 6.3-7
Touch the image info drawer icon.
Fig 6.3-8
The image info drawer is opened and the image title is shown up.

6.3.4 Album Type Icon

Fig 6.3-9
Touch the album type icon.
Fig 6.3-10
The "Photo Info" dialog is shown up.

6.3.5 Slideshow

Fig 6.3-11
Touch the slideshow button.
Fig 6.3-12
The "Slideshow Notification" dialog is shown up. This notifies that some photos might not be shown on the screen due to network dongestion or network errors.

Touch the "OK" button, and the slideshow is starting.

Fig 6.3-13
The duration between images is set in Settings.
(See 3.2.1 Slideshow Setting)

The default duration is 3 sec.

Fig 6.3-14
3 sec after...
Fig 6.3-15
3 sec after...
Fig 6.3-16
3 sec after...

7 Check Networks

Before Album View and Thumbnail View are shown up on the screen, SynAl always tries to detect a network automatically. When it can't detect any networks, it shows the message, "Can't find a Network".
Fig 7.1
Fig 7.1 is the progress dialog during cheking networks.

8 Take Pictures

8.1 Take Pictures in Album View

Fig 8.1
Touch the camera button in Album View.
Fig 8.2
The Camera starts showing the captured view to the screen.

You can take a picture with the camera button at the center in the bottom area.

The small thumbnail at the left in the bottom area is the picutre that you took last time.

Fig 8.3
When you took a picture, the retake button and the save button are shown up at the bottom area.

When you touch the retake button, the camera starts showing the captured view to the screen again, and when you touch the save button, the picture is saved to "MyAlbum".

Fig 8.4
After the save action, the camera starts showing the captured view to the screen again.

8.2 Take Pictures in Thumbnail View

Fig 8.5
How to use the camera is almost same as the one in Album View. The only difference is that pictures you took are saved to its the album.

For example, if you selected one of Facebook albums and took a picture with the camera button in Thumbnail View, the taken picture is uploaded to its Facebook album.

While the taken pictures are being uploaded, the spinner at the right-bottom is rotating.

9 Create Album

You can create both Local albums and SNS albums.
Fig 9.1
Touch the create album button in Album View.
Fig 9.2
The "Create a New Album" dialog is shown up.
Fig 9.3
Select an album type, input an album title (required) and a description (optional), and touch the "Create" button.
Fig 9.4
The new album is created in Album View.

10 Move Photo

You can move thumbnails in a Local album to an other Local album.

10.1 Move Photo to an existant album

Fig 10.1
Select thumbnails in Thumbnail View with a long touch and touch the "Move" button.
Fig 10.2
The "Move Photo(s)" dialog is shown up.
Fig 10.3
Select the album title from the drop down list.
Fig 10.4
Fig 10.5
The selected photos have been moved to the selected album.

10.2 Move Photo to a new album

Fig 10.6
Select thumbnails in Thumbnail View with a long touch and touch the "Move" button.
Fig 10.7
The "Move Photo(s)" dialog is shown up.
Fig 10.8
Select "Create a new album" from the drop down list.
Fig 10.9
The album title and the album description fields are displayed.
Fig 10.10
Input an album title (required) and a album description (optional), and touch the "Move" button.
Fig 10.11
The selected thumbnails have been moved to the album you created.
Fig 10.12
The created album is in Album View.

11 Copy Album/Photo

11.1 Copy Album

You can copy the whole album to SNS.
Fig 11.1
In Album View, select an album with a long touch and touch the the "Copy" button.
(Multiple albums can't be copied at a time.)
Fig 11.2
The "Copy Album" dialog is shown up.

Select a copy destination from the drop down list and touch the "Copy" button to start copying.

Fig 11.3
While the album is being copied, the SyncAl icon is rotating.
Fig 11.4
Touch the SyncAl icon, and the "SyncAl Album Info & Status" dialog is shown up.

The "Album/Photo Copy Status" in the dialog displays the progress of copying.

Fig 11.5
Touch the source album icon In Album View and touch the album type icon in Thumbnail View.
The "SyncAl Album Info & Status" dialog displays the progress of copying.

Fig 11.6
When the album copy is done, the small album type icon of the copy destination is displayed at the bottom of the source album's icon inside the grid.
Fig 11.7
Touch the source album in Album View and touch the album type icon in Thumbnail View, and the "Album Info & Status" dialog is shown up.
It informs that this album has been copied to Facebook.

11.2 Copy Photo

You can copy the photos you selected to an SNS album.
Fig 11.9
In Thumbnail View, select photos with a long touch and touch the "Copy" button.
Fig 11.10
The "Copy Photo(s)" dialog is shown up.

Select a copy destination from the drop down list, then select an album title from the drop down list, and touch the "Copy" button.

Fig 11.11
While the photos are being copied, the album type icon is rotating.
Fig 11.12
Touch the album type icon, and the "Album Info & Status" dialog is shown up.

The "Photo Copy Status" in the dialog displays the progress of copying.

Fig 11.13
Fig 11.14
Photos you selected have been copied to the destination album.

12 Update Album/Photo

You can update an album and photo info such as a title and a description.

12.1 Update Album Info

Fig 12.1
Touch an album title.
Fig 12.2
The "Update Album Title" dialog is shown up.
Fig 12.3
Input the new album title and touch the "OK" button.
Fig 12.4
The new album title has been updated.
Fig 12.5
Touch the album description.
Fig 12.6
The "Update Album Info" dialog is shown up.
Fig 12.7
Input the new album title and description and touch the "OK" button.
Fig 12.8
The album description has been updated.

12.2 Update Photo Info

Fig 12.9
Touch an album title.
Fig 12.10
The "Update Photo title" dialog is shown up.

Input the new photo title and touch the "OK" button.

Fig 12.11
The new photo title is updating to Myspace.
(Note: This photo is in a Myspace album.)
Fig 12.12
The new photo title has been updated.

13 Delete Album/Photo

You can only delete Local albums and photos.

13.1 Delete Album

Fig 13.1
Select a Local album.
(You can select multiple albums.)
Fig 13.2
The "Delete Album(s) Confirm" dialog is shown up.

Touch the "OK" button.

Fig 13.3
The selected album has been deleted.

13.2 Delete Photo

Fig 13.4
Select a photo in a Local album.
(You can select multiple photos.)
Fig 13.5
The "Delete Photo(s) Confirm" dialog is shown up.

Touch the "OK" button.

Fig 13.6
The selected photo has been deleted.

14 Sync Albums

If you copied an album to an SNS and then you modified this album by adding, deleting or updating photos, or updating albums, SyncAl tries to synchronize this album with the SNS albums.
Let's take a look at it with the following example.
Fig 14.1
Suppose that the Local album "Sakura" has been copied to Facebook and MySpace.
Fig 14.2
Select photos in "MyAlbum".
Fig 14.3
Move the selected photos to "Sakura", and go back to Album View.
Fig 14.4
The Sync icon is marked out on the album "Sakura".

Touch the album icon of "Sakura" and go to its Thumbnail View.

Fig 14.5
The album type icon is flashing between the sync icon and itself.

Touch the flashing icon.

Fig 14.6
The "Album Info & Status" dialog is shown up, and it indicates that it's ready to synchronize this album with SNS albums.

Touch the "Sync Now" button.

Fig 14.7
SyncAl starts synchronizing.
Fig 14.8
During synchronizing, the album type icon is rotating.
Fig 14.9
When the sync is done, the sync icon is gone.