Photo Management

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Using the Import Pictures function, you can manage student and/or staff photos making uploading or deleting photos fast and easy.

Mapping Type

Before uploading student or staff photos, you need to decide the mapping type. Mapping type indicates whether you will be using student and staff numbers or names in your mapping file. Mapping by student or staff number is performed at the district level. Whereas mapping by student or staff name is performed at the school level in order to reduce the risk of duplicating records. If mapping by student or staff name, individual zip files and mapping files will need to be created for each school for which you want to upload photos.

Mapping File

Once you have determined your mapping type, then you need to create a tab-delimited mapping text file. The mapping file is used to specify which columns in your mapping file correspond to which photos in your zip file. The information contained within the mapping file depends on you mapping type and can be obtained by exporting from the Students or Teachers table and including the applicable fields, such as Student_Number, TeacherNumber, Last_Name, First_Name, etc.

If uploading student or staff photos using student or staff numbers, the mapping file must contain the following data: [Student_Number] or [TeacherNumber] and [File Name]. Column headers are not required. For example:

420101752

1.jpg

420103883

2.jpg

420101493

3.jpg

420101494

4.jpg

If uploading student photos using student names, the mapping file must contain the following columns and data: Last_Name, First_Name, Middle_Name (optional), and Grade_Level (optional). Column headers are required for all columns except the last column containing the file name. For example:

Last_Name

First_Name

Grade_Level


davis

deanne

9

1.jpg

davis

teresa

9

2.jpg

deyo

karen

9

3.jpg

draper

catherine

9

4.jpg

If uploading staff photos using staff names, the mapping file must contain the following columns and data: Last_Name, First_Name, and Middle_Name (optional). Column headers are required for all columns except the last column containing the file name. For example:

Last_Name

First_Name


hunter

david

1.jpg

johnson

marla

2.jpg

lee

anthony

3.jpg

morris

sam

4.jpg

Zip File
Before uploading photos, you need to create a flat zip file of the photos you want to upload.

Import Pictures

Note: Uploading photos by student or staff ID number can only be done by district level. Uploading photos by student or staff name can only be done at the school level.

  1. On the start page, choose System under Setup in the main menu.
  2. Under Data Management, click Photo Management
  3. Click Import Pictures.
  4. Use the following table to enter information in the fields:

    Field

    Description

    Group

    Indicate the group for which you want to import photos by choosing one of the following from the pop-up menu:

    • Students
    • Staff

    Zip File

    Enter the file path and name of the zip file or click Browse to select the zip file.

    Mapping File

    Enter the file path and name of the mapping file or click Browse to select the mapping file.

    Mapping Type

    To map based on student or staff ID, choose Student/Staff Number from the pop-up menu. To map based on student or staff name, choose Student/Staff Name from the pop-up menu.

  5. Click Upload. The Import Photos Results page displays a summary of the processed records and any failures.
    If uploading student photos, possible error messages include:

    Error

    Description

    Failed to load student record – Caused by using an invalid student number in the mapping file.

    Correct invalid student number and then perform import again.

    Failed to update the database – Caused by internal error.

    Check the system logs. Contact your PowerSchool system administrator, if needed.

    Failed to process picture – Caused by invalid image data or internal error.

    Check the system logs. Contact your PowerSchool system administrator, if needed.

    Failed to locate student record – Caused by invalid student name.

    Correct invalid student name and then perform import again.

    Failed to update student record – Caused by internal error.

    Check the system logs. Contact your PowerSchool system administrator, if needed.

    Failed to find image in archive – Specified file was not found at top level of archive.

    Move image file to top level of archive and then perform import again.

    Failed to extract image – Caused by internal error.

    Check the system logs. Contact your PowerSchool system administrator, if needed.

    If uploading staff photos, possible error messages include:

    Error

    Description

    Failed to load teacher record – Caused by using an invalid teacher number in the mapping file.

    Correct invalid teacher number and then perform import again.

    Failed to update the database – Caused by internal error.

    Check the system logs. Contact your PowerSchool system administrator, if needed.

    Failed to process picture – Caused by invalid image data or internal error.

    Check the system logs. Contact your PowerSchool system administrator, if needed.

    Failed to locate teacher record – Caused by invalid teacher name.

    Correct invalid teacher name and then perform import again.

    Failed to update teacher record – Caused by internal error.

    Check the system logs. Contact your PowerSchool system administrator, if needed.

    Failed to find image in archive – Specified file was not found at top level of archive.

    Move image file to top level of archive and then perform import again.

    Failed to extract image – Caused by internal error.

    Check the system logs. Contact your PowerSchool system administrator, if needed.

Delete Photos

Use the Delete Pictures function to delete student and/or staff photos.

Note: Deleting photos results in all photos being deleted for the entire district regardless of whether or not a school is selected. It is important to note that this action is irreversible.

  1. On the start page, choose System under Setup in the main menu.
  2. Under Data Management, click Photo Management
  3. Click Delete Pictures
  4. Indicate the photos you want to delete by choosing one of the following from the Group pop-up menu:
    • Student
    • Staff
  5. Click Delete.
  6. Click Delete