Everything PhotoPass and Memory Maker

Usty

Earning My Ears
Joined
Apr 25, 2018
So my sister-in-law who we share all info with on MDE just recently purchased an AP. We let ours lapse after our last trip last year, so we've never not had one. If we do not purchase photopass, would my sister-in-law still be able to download all of our pictures for us without the watermark? We thought yes, but wanted to confirm.

We leave in 18 days, so if I have to get Photopass myself, I'd like to save the $30 at least.
 

Serenebean

Mouseketeer
Joined
Aug 7, 2015
Hi Tom - can you clarify something for me? I am familiar with the 30/45 day window, but a question has come up recently.

In the past, I thought that once you downloaded the first photo, you had 30 days to add new photos and to download them. This would mean that if I took a photo on day 1 and immediately downloaded it, that a photo taken on day 28 would only be able to be downloaded for 2 days (despite its individual expiration date being 45 days from when it was taken). Is this not the case? Was it ever the case or was I misunderstanding from the get go? Would I be able to download the photo taken on day 28 for the full 45 days (until it expires)?
 

Tomh

1100 miles too far North.
Joined
Feb 2, 2008
So my sister-in-law who we share all info with on MDE just recently purchased an AP. We let ours lapse after our last trip last year, so we've never not had one. If we do not purchase photopass, would my sister-in-law still be able to download all of our pictures for us without the watermark? We thought yes, but wanted to confirm.

We leave in 18 days, so if I have to get Photopass myself, I'd like to save the $30 at least.
As long as you are all connected to her via MDE, and have made sure that the option to share PhotoPass photos is checked, yes, she will be able to view, and download all of your photos without the watermark.

Hi Tom - can you clarify something for me? I am familiar with the 30/45 day window, but a question has come up recently.

In the past, I thought that once you downloaded the first photo, you had 30 days to add new photos and to download them. This would mean that if I took a photo on day 1 and immediately downloaded it, that a photo taken on day 28 would only be able to be downloaded for 2 days (despite its individual expiration date being 45 days from when it was taken). Is this not the case? Was it ever the case or was I misunderstanding from the get go? Would I be able to download the photo taken on day 28 for the full 45 days (until it expires)?
This is not the case, and as far as I know, has never been the case. Any photo that you have taken while you have a valid Memory Maker entitlement will be available for you to download for the entire 45 days that the photo is on the server, even if the 30 day window for adding more photos to your Memory Maker has closed. So, in your example above, the photo taken on day 28 will be available for another 45 days for you to download.
 
  • Disney Frenhines

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 28, 2013
    I called up guest services about why I couldn't edit my photos anymore and she told me that you could only do that on apple devices. As I don't own any I took her word for it. But, reading this it sounds like that isn't true.
     

    pmdeve

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 10, 2006
    I am an annual passholder. I can see my photos but I can’t figure out how to download them. I would appreciate help to download my pictures.
     
  • Tomh

    1100 miles too far North.
    Joined
    Feb 2, 2008
    I am an annual passholder. I can see my photos but I can’t figure out how to download them. I would appreciate help to download my pictures.
    If you are using the MDE app on a phone, you can open up any individual photo, and towards the bottom of your screen you should have the option to save, or share the photo.

    On the website, under MyDisneyExperience click on My Photos, then hover over any of the photos, and then move your pointer to the check mark circle that appears in the upper right hand corner of the photo. Click on the check, and from there, you can either select as many individual photos as you want, OR you can click in the check box for "Select all visible media" which ironically, will select ALL of your photos, NOT just the ones that are visible on the screen. Now, click on download, and you are set.
     

    Tomh

    1100 miles too far North.
    Joined
    Feb 2, 2008
    She did say it was not available on android devices, but, I take it you can't do it on PCs and non Apple laptops either.
    No editing is available either through the Android MDE app, or on the website. In the first post, I cover this, and suggest using windows photo editor, or GIMP which is a free photo editing software package similar to Adobe Photoshop.
     

    linmc1129

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    May 24, 2008
    I am going with my kids cross country team in a few weeks, so I am on a package with the group. I also have an AP, but will not be using it to enter parks (I will use magic band associated with our group package). Will my personal magic band still be able to be used for photo passes and ride photos, if I also wear it, but don't use it to scan in the park? I'm trying to make this as easy as possible without having to connect my account with the large group. Or will my magic band only work if I actually use it to enter the park? (I will not be using my account for room, fastpasses, etc, just curious about the photos). Thanks in advance.
     

    Tomh

    1100 miles too far North.
    Joined
    Feb 2, 2008
    I am going with my kids cross country team in a few weeks, so I am on a package with the group. I also have an AP, but will not be using it to enter parks (I will use magic band associated with our group package). Will my personal magic band still be able to be used for photo passes and ride photos, if I also wear it, but don't use it to scan in the park? I'm trying to make this as easy as possible without having to connect my account with the large group. Or will my magic band only work if I actually use it to enter the park? (I will not be using my account for room, fastpasses, etc, just curious about the photos). Thanks in advance.
    Your band should work regardless, and if you associate the MB from the group with your MDE, that should work for your photos as well.
     
  • CarolynFH

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 5, 2000
    Your band should work regardless, and if you associate the MB from the group with your MDE, that should work for your photos as well.
    For my knowledge bank, would linking the group MB with their MDE mean they needed to prioritize the group park ticket to be used instead of their other ticket? In this case it’s an AP, so I guess it doesn’t matter, but if they had a regular park ticket they planned to use on a later trip, would it make a difference?
     

    Tomh

    1100 miles too far North.
    Joined
    Feb 2, 2008
    For my knowledge bank, would linking the group MB with their MDE mean they needed to prioritize the group park ticket to be used instead of their other ticket? In this case it’s an AP, so I guess it doesn’t matter, but if they had a regular park ticket they planned to use on a later trip, would it make a difference?
    Yes, if you had multiple ticket media, and they were not date limited, then it would be necessary to prioritize one over the other. In this particular situation, with an AP, it really wouldn't matter if they used their AP to get into the park.
     

    Princess Michele

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Aug 10, 2012
    I have some friends going to WDW 9/26-9/29 for the first time. We just went 8/25 - 9/1 and purchased MM but we have not downloaded any pictures yet. After their trip, if there are some pictures that they decide they want, can we link in MDE at that point and I download their pictures? Or do we need to set up everything before their trip? Thank you.
     

    Tomh

    1100 miles too far North.
    Joined
    Feb 2, 2008
    I have some friends going to WDW 9/26-9/29 for the first time. We just went 8/25 - 9/1 and purchased MM but we have not downloaded any pictures yet. After their trip, if there are some pictures that they decide they want, can we link in MDE at that point and I download their pictures? Or do we need to set up everything before their trip? Thank you.
    Hmm . .. gotta whip out the calendar and do some counting here :) So, your first photos were taken on August 25th. The last day they will be available to download is October 9th. Your friends will have their last photos taken on September 29th. This all works fine. Their entire trip will be covered by your Memory Maker. You COULD download all of your photos now, that would give you 30 more days to add photos to your Memory Maker, which would more than cover their trip which will be over in 9 days. Alternately, you could wait until their trip is done, and then download everything before the 9th of October.

    Either way, I would go ahead and connect with them all via MDE now, and simply download everything and let them decide if they want to keep any of it.
     


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