Serious Compacts Gallery FAQ

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by Amin Sabet, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Jul 3, 2010
    I'll compile the frequently asked questions and answers regarding our gallery in this thread.

    Click on the Gallery tab at the top of any page.


    Go to the Gallery and then click on the "Upload Photos" link near the upper right part of the page.


    Click on "Photo Options" link near the upper right part of the page and select "Post a Comment".


    Unfortunately, no, this is not possible. Only images hosted in the Gallery can be displayed in the Gallery. However, your images hosted elsewhere can be displayed/embedded easily in any forum discussion. See this thread for more information about how to do that.


    That is completely up to you. We want our Gallery to be a showcase of member photography, so please make use of it! However, our resources are finite, so it makes sense to use outside hosting if your needs exceed what we can provide.


    Each member has 100MB allotted space in the Gallery. Site supporters (donors) get 500MB. These amounts are subject to change depending on our resources. If we downsize, you may lose images, so do not use our Gallery as your only place to store images!!!


    Double click on Photo Options and then select Edit Photo.


    Double click on Photo Options and then select Edit Photo, then select "Delete" from the drop-down menu.


    Unfortunately this is not possible. Images have to be deleted one by one.


    If you upload an image to the Members Gallery, it automatically categorizes that image under your user name. However, it will not be placed in an album unless you create and album and specifically upload the image to that album or subsequently move the image to that album.

    To make albums, click on "My Albums" (towards the upper left area of the screen under where it says "Register") and then select "Create a new album". This album will then be available going forward as a place to which you can upload images.


    View the photo which you want to be the cover, then go to Photo Options (near upper right as shown in my response to Bill above) -> Make Album Cover


    Unfortunately, there is no official resource.


    No, but if you don't set up albums, all images will be in your member gallery without any particular organization. If you set up albums and upload to them, then your member gallery images will be organized in albums which are viewable by you under "My Albums" as well as by others via the "Personal Albums Index".


    You can choose where to add your picture(s) during the upload process. Only one location can be selected during upload - this can be your member gallery (without a particular album) or an album within your member gallery (which you have already created).


    Not at this time. We had to disable this function due to memory errors.

    Uploaded images must be 1500px in greatest dimension. For best displayed image quality, I recommend a max dimension of 1024px for the uploaded image.

    There are lots of tools available for resizing images. My personal method is to upload them full size to Flickr. Flickr resizes them automatically to a variety of sizes (and unlike many online service does so while preserving image quality and sharpness). I take the "Large" size from Flickr, which is 1024px in max dimension, and upload that to the Mu-43 gallery.
     
  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    :bump: Bringing this helpful thread up for those who are tired of using the attachment method of posting their photos within the threads and/or do not have a web hosting option such as Flickr or Smugmug, etc.

    Our gallery is here for your photographs, so please make use of it!:biggrin:
     
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Jul 3, 2010
  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

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    Bumping this one up for some fresh air.:bump:

    If anyone has any questions that haven't been covered, please add your questions here in this thread. We aim to please!
     
  5. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    I'm going to put my Kevlar on :mad:and just put this out there...how do i post more than one image to a thread? (I tried to copy/paste the link from the gallery but only able to get one at a time)

    Thanks,
     
  6. BBW

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    Bruce, if you have your photographs in a gallery here, all you need to do is use the "Go Advanced" reply button and then choose from your photographs from the red lettered "My Photos" underneath the smilies. You don't ever need to copy and paste links from the galleries - just use the "My Photos" option. Does this solve it for you?

    P.S. I've added a post with an attachment illustrating this over here: https://www.photographerslounge.org/f17/how-post-images-forum-threads-45/index4.html#post34920 which I hope is helpful.
     
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  7. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    Figured it out...need to click in the text box after each link is added:biggrin:


    Sorry, still don't quite get it...I uploaded 5 pictures from an outing today and want to start a new thread and include the pictures. Don't see a "Go Advanced option on a new thread page. I did click on My Photos but it only allows one at a time that I can see...
     
  8. BBW

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    Right, I guess you'd have to do it one at a time however you should be able to add more than one to a post easily... Just position your cursor below your text, unless you want the text after the photos, and so on.

    If you want to start a new thread, just start it...and you will see the Red My Photos, where you should be able to add your pictures.

    P.S. Bruce, I have a Mac and don't need to click on anything, except the photos I wish to add.
     
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  9. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Jul 3, 2010