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Our new web-based photo platform will be replacing CM Desktop on March 2, 2022. Please read the FAQ below to learn more, and feel free to reach out any time to let us know if we can help!

What are the new and improved features that have been added to the web-based photo platform?

With the web-based photo platform, you will be able to:

  • Segment albums by session or program
  • Set specific days and times to post albums
  • Choose sort order based on file name or timestamp
  • Drag-and-drop, rotate, and select album covers
  • Integrate directly with Google Drive and Dropbox
  • Upload photos from your phone

CampMinder will be hosting a webinar upon releasing these updates and will have additional information sessions for camp photographers closer to the summer start date.

Does the new photo platform offer integrations?

Yes! We know how important it is that all your photo storage and sharing platforms work together. In our ongoing effort to help you develop seamless systems, the new photo platform integrates with both Google Drive and Dropbox.

I don’t have Campanion yet, can I use the new photo features?

Yes, the web-based photo platform was created for all camps that use photos as part of the summer services package. You do not need Campanion to use this site, but if you are interested in facial recognition and mobile forms, please click here to learn more.

How do I log in to upload photos?

Visit this page and use the same login and password as you do to log in to If you are having trouble logging in, check your user permission settings. Both News and Photo Gallery need to be set to Authorized. After logging in, navigate to the menu in the top left corner and click on ‘Albums.’

How do camp families and guests see the photos?

Nothing will change for camp families and guests. They can still see the photos in CampInTouch. If your camp has added on Campanion, parents can also see the photos in the app, making use of the facial recognition tool.

Where are my camp photos from previous years that have already been uploaded using CampMinder Desktop?

All of your photos from previous years that are public albums are already accessible in the web-based photo uploader. You do not need to do anything to move them over. Log in and look at your beautiful camp memories.

Why is CampMinder Desktop being discontinued?

When CampMinder Desktop was developed in 2010, the Java-based desktop application was a great option for camps to upload photos. Since technology changes over time, there are now better options for uploading photos. We’ve decided that using a web-based photo uploader will offer more options for camps and will not require manual updates to install or reinstall the applications each summer. With our new web-based photo uploader, you can also access the software from any computer or smart device. The uploader is mobile-friendly, meaning you can upload photos right from your phone!

How does Face Finder work?

Parents upload a training photo of their child, which the system catalogs into its database. As photos are uploaded from camp, Face Finder compares the unique facial characteristics that it learned from the training photo with each new photo. If there’s a match, your parents get a notification and the photo shows up directly in their system within the Campanion app. To learn more, click here.

How do I keep up with all of CampMinder’s exciting updates?

Great question! We update our release notes often with updates, fixes, and more. We often send out important emails and update bulletins on your homepage, so keep an eye out there as well!

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There’s no better way to utilize our new photo platform than with Campanion!