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FAQ: Getting started with your Gallery album

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FAQ: Getting started with your Gallery album

Postby Spack » Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:14 am

Please don't create an album until you have something to upload! Empty albums will be deleted as they mess with some of the Gallery scripts


Note: Some features of the Gallery management require popups, please ensure that you have popups enabled for this site in your browser.


How to create your album

Once you've created an account on the site, and logged in, creating a gallery album to upload your pictures is simple. Just click on the gallery link at the top of any page, and you'll see a white box with "<<admin options>>" written in it. Click on that, and choose "create member album" - that's it! You can only create one "root level" album, but you can create as many albums inside that one as you like to group your pictures together. Each time you create an album you will be moved into it, and prompted to use the "edit title" menu option to give it a name - if you don't, it'll just be called "Untitled" :roll:


Naming your photos

Now you have photos in your gallery, you might want to give them captions. You can either choose the "edit captions" option from the admin menu to the upper right of the album view and do them all in one go, or to change just a single photo caption choose "edit text" from under the photo.


Moving and ordering the photos

If you want to change the order the photos are displayed inside the album, just choose "reorder photo" from the menu under a photo you want to move and select what number it should be moved to. To move a photo into a different sub-album, use the "move photo" option.


Setting the thumbnail to show for an album

You might have noticed that the thumbnail shown for your album, or any sub-albums inside it, defaults to being the first photo you add. If you want to change it, choose the "highlight photo" option from the menu under the photo you want used. It doesn't have to be the first photo in the album, and it can even be a sub-album if you like.


That's it for now. If you need help with the gallery, or have suggestions, please post in this forum. This FAQ will be updated from time to time with new hints as needed.
Last edited by Spack on Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:46 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby Spack » Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:42 pm

Added note regarding popups needing to be enabled for some of the gallery management features.
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