Have you ever wanted to comment on one of the Watchtower study photos but then pause wondering if you know the correct meaning? Or perhaps you’re preparing to conduct the Watchtower study and want to make sure the point of the photo is understood the way the Branch intended it. You don’t need to guess because a description of each photo is available whether it has a caption or not. The description resides in the HTML code of the online article. We’ve built a Workflow to grab each photo’s description and display it for you on your iPhone or iPad. If you’re not familiar with the powerful iOS app called Workflow, read all about it in our full review here.
But let’s talk about how the process of grabbing the photo description works. As stated, each photo on wol.jw.org has HTML text description associated with it. You cannot see these descriptions when reading the article. You need to dig into the source code. If you’re on a computer you can do this by using the Google Chrome browser and right-clicking on any photo. Then click “Inspect” and a panel will appear on the right side of your browser highlighting the source code of the photo. There you will see the Branch description. Unfortunately, this method doesn’t work on iPhone or iPad. But Workflow provides a better solution in my opinion. If you already have the Workflow app installed on your iPad simply download this workflow link and you’ll be ready to go.
After getting the workflow at the above link, head on over to wol.jw.org and bring up any Watchtower study article. Once there, tap on the Safari share button. Here you will see an option called “Run Workflow”. If you don’t see Workflow available, scroll all the way to the right, tap “More” and enable Workflow. Tap “Run Workflow” and then choose the “JW Photo Descriptions” workflow from the list. This will begin the process of automatically finding the descriptions and laying them on each photo. Once complete, a PDF of all the photos and their descriptions will be presented. This PDF can then be emailed, texted, or copied to another app. Here is are some screenshots of the process and the result.
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