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Galleries - Managing your own pictures

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Galleries guide index

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Working with albums

Within your gallery you might like to set up “Albums” to keep photos together according to some system of classification. For example, you might like to have separate albums for “People”, “Nature”, “Landscape”, “My Holiday” etc. You don't have to set up an album if you don't want to. In this case all pictures go straight into your gallery space.

Adding an album

  • From the menu options at the top of the screen, click on My albums
  • Your album management screen will come up - click on Create a New Album
  • Enter the album name, and a brief description. (This will be seen by other users viewing your gallery).
  • If you want to keep your album private from other users, select {Yes} under Keep album private?
  • Click Create a new album

Editing an album

  • From the menu options at the top of the screen, click on My albums
  • Click on {Edit} against the album you wish to change.
  • Change the album name, description or privacy setting
  • Click {Save Changes}

Deleting an album

  • From the menu options at the top of the screen, click on My albums
  • Click on {Delete} against the album you wish to remove.
  • You will get a warning – you can’t undo the delete. If you are sure, click on { I’m Sure. Delete the Album}.

Using private albums

You can create a private album, which can only be seen by yourself and people you allow to view it. The system automatically creates a password for your private folder and that password is always included in the link sent to the ones you invite to view your private album.

Create the private album in the same way as any other album. However, you must select {Yes} from the drop-down under the question Is Album Private? When you do this, a link will appear under the name of the album. You can change the status of an album from public to private (or vice versa) through the album admin page.

A private album does not appear in the gallery list visible to general gallery visitors. You can only see it from the Album Admin page. You can send an invitation to view the private album by using the {Email gallery link to friend} facility. Insert your friend’s email address and click the button.

Creating sub-albums

You can make sub-albums within an album, but the process is a bit back-to-front.

  1. Go to "My albums" and create the master album (let's call it Master Album).
  2. Create each of the sub-albums (let's call them Sub 1, Sub 2 etc). Upload at least one picture to each sub-album.
  3. Edit each sub-album (select [Edit] from the "Actions" column). On the edit page, select "Master Album" in the box labelled "Album Parent". Click on Save changes.

Now when you go to the master album you should see all the sub-albums listed at the bottom of the screen.

Working with pictures

Uploading a picture

If you are on a Mac computer, we recommend you using the Nikonians Uploader for Mac. Else, for web upload use the instructions below.

You should only upload JPEG files. You should not upload NEF, TIF or BMP files or other large scaled files, which are often too large and not easy to view over the Internet. The former size limit up until 13-APR-2018 was 1800 x 1800 pixels and we used to resize down to that if larger. We are no longer resizing down the full scale version. The weight limit (this is the file size) is max 10 MByte per image. If you try to upload an image bigger in weight it will be refused by the system.

To upload an image

  • Select the Gallery menu item {Upload Photos}
You will be taken to the upload screen, which will tell you:
  • Your user name
  • The amount of server space allowed, used and remaining
  • Selecting and uploading your picture
You need to input three items:
  • The destination for your picture (ie which gallery or album it will go to, from the drop down menu)
  • The default destination is {Member galleries}. Selecting this will put your picture into your own gallery space, searchable and reachable by username.
  • If you have created albums, these will be shown in the drop-down list.
  • There may be additional destinations such as the Contest and other special categories, although it is recommended that for the Contest you upload directly into it and with a unique file name.
  • You can also have a copy placed at galleries such as those in the Impressions Galleries, for the ANPAT or Workshops.
  • The name and path of the file on your computer
You may type in the full file name and path, if you know it.
Alternatively, click {Browse} and your computer will pop up a standard file select dialog box. Find your file and click {OK}. Then click {Submit/Upload}.
  • Whether you want email notification of any comments on the picture.
This is a simple Yes / No selection
  • Entering picture information
  • The next screen allows you to enter information about the picture. All fields are optional and free-form, except the destination (which is titled {Category}.
  • Using keywords is encouraged. You can use several, separated by a coma. Major keywords are: landscape, wildlife, macro, and the like. It helps to search images by application. It is also highly encouraged to enter camera and lens data. Members like to search for images made with an specific camera and/or lens.
  • Once you are happy with the data you have entered, click on {Process Files}.
  • You will get a link back to the main menu, or you can click on any of the links along the top of the screen.

Uploading multiple pictures

  • The procedure for uploading multiple files is almost the same as uploading individual images.
  • After you select and upload each file, do not enter the data, but click on {Upload Photos}. You must have all the files selected and uploaded before you start entering data (otherwise the data will be lost and you’ll have to enter it again).
  • Enter the data for each of the files after they have all been uploaded then click {Process Files}.

Editing & deleting pictures

If your picture has been created with a digital camera, and the exif data (ie the exposure settings recorded by the camera) is intact, then this will be uploaded with the image. It will be displayed on-screen when the image is viewed if you click the view exif link. (Note that many editing programs do not save the exif data, in which case nothing is shown).

Editing your images

When viewing an image (of your own) you can edit the image and its description in various ways. From the viewing page, click on the {Edit Photo} link.

  • You can upload a new file to replace the existing one;
  • You can change any of the descriptive information, or add new information,
  • You can change the orientation of the image by flipping it horizontally or vertically, or rotate it 90 degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise.
  • You can also delete the image by checking the delete box.

When you have made all the changes you want, click on the {Submit changes} button to save them.

Moving your images between albums

When editing a picture, you can choose to move it into another album within your gallery. Just select the appropriate album from the drop-down list, labelled {Change category}, and click {Submit}. You can only move one picture at a time.

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