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I'm playing with the new photo gallery for the first time (and can't seem to find Michael's thread on teh subject). The idea is to eventually write up a How-To re posting pics.

So far, I've figured out that each person can make their own gallery and then post pics to that gallery.

Is there a way for people to post pics in a communal gallery or do you have to create your own gallery before you can upload any pics to the DML?
 

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Re: Posting pics in the new gallery

uh, ok. No bites. How 'bout this? Will people volunteer to write quick instructions for any of these three things:

(1) how to create your own folders in the pic gallery,
(2) how to upload a pic to the gallery once you've got your own folder
(3) how to put an uploaded pic in a post

It'll take like 5 minutes. Post 'em up in this thread.
 

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Re: Posting pics in the new gallery

Spidey said:
uh, ok. No bites. How 'bout this? Will people volunteer to write quick instructions for any of these three things:

(1) how to create your own folders in the pic gallery,
(2) how to upload a pic to the gallery once you've got your own folder
(3) how to put an uploaded pic in a post

It'll take like 5 minutes. Post 'em up in this thread.
Since I just did this and mostly remember how it worked for a first-timer, here's a start...

To make a photo album and upload photos into it:

(first make sure you're logged in to the DML so it knows who you are)
1) click the [Gallery Home] link under the PhotoGallery section near the bottom of the left column.
2) click the [My gallery] button in the menu at the top right
2.1) if you've never uploaded a photo before, you'll need to create an album to load photos into, click the [Create / order my albums] link, hit the [New] button and type a name for your album into the box at the bottom, then click the [apply modifications] button (and click [OK] on the confirm popup then the [continue] link on the next page).
3) click the [Upload file] button in the menu at the top right
4) use the [Choose File] buttons to select up to 5 images you've got stored on your computer, or enter the urls for up to three images available on the net somewhere (the image files need to be no larger than 1024k, I don't know why but the url/uri option doesn't work for my flickr.com images, I just download them locally then use the file upload option). When you're done, hit the [CONTINUE] button.
5) It should come back and tell you "x uploads were successful. Hit the [CONTINUE] button.
6) You now get offered the chance to choose which of your albums to put the image(s) into, give the image a title, add a description, and add some keywords*. Hit the [CONTINUE] button.
7) if should tell you it succeeded, and you get to hit the [CONTINUE] button one last time ;)
8 ) you should then be able to find your photo(s) by clicking the [My gallery] button in the menu at the top right, and selecting the album you loaded it into.

To use the image in posts to the board:

Find the image in your gallery. Right click on the image (or control click for Mac users with single button mice) and you'll see a menu with something like "Copy Image Address" or "Copy Image Location" (depending on which browser you use) - do that, then in the post you're writing hit the [Insert Image] button (second one from the left on the bottom row of square buttons above the row of smilies) which will give you (img)(/img) tags (only with square brackets instead of round brackets) - paste the image address you got in between them (it'd look something like (img)http://www.ducatimonster.org/gallery/albums/userpics/10309/normal_affogato.jpg(/img) only with square brackets)

* Keywords are handy if you want people to be able to find your photo using the gallery search using words that aren't in the title or description- hit the search link at the top of the photogallery home and search for "avocado" (make sure you leave the Keywords checkbox checked) to find the test photo I uploaded to write these instructions.

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Re: HELP PLEASE: Posting pics in the new gallery

I just did it for the first time yesterday. I'm still confused. I think I had 3 different windows running on Mozilla. The post I was making, the link location to the picture & the FAQ section on how to do all this. I'm sure I did it the hard way and probably got lucky.
 

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Re: Posting pics in the new gallery

Uploading Pics To The DML And Posting Those Pics

First Time Uploading? Create A Photo Album

Before you can upload photos, you first need to create at least one photo album for yourself. After that, you can create multiple folder for different things, like Ride Pics, Event Pics, or anything your want. So, how do you create your first album?

  • Log onto the DML.
  • Go to the Photo Gallery. Click the [Gallery Home] link under the PhotoGallery section near the bottom of the left column.
  • Go to your photos. Click the [My gallery] button in the menu at the top right.
  • Click the [Create / order my albums] link.
  • Hit the [New] button.
  • Type a name for your album into the box at the bottom. Don't worry, you can edit it later, change its name or delete it entirely.
  • Click the [apply modifications] button (and click [OK] on the confirm popup then the [continue] link on the next page).

How To Upload Pictures To The DML

  • Start in the Photo Gallery.
  • Click the [Upload file] button in the menu at the top right. You can upload images stored on your computer or links for images available elsewhere.
  • Use the [Choose File] buttons to select up to 5 images you've got stored on your computer, or enter the urls for up to three images available on the net somewhere. The image files need to be no larger than 1024k, I don't know why but the url/uri option doesn't work for my flickr.com images, I just download them locally then use the file upload option.
  • When you're done, hit the [CONTINUE] button.
  • It should come back and tell you "x uploads were successful. Hit the [CONTINUE] button.
  • You now get offered the chance to choose which of your albums to put the image(s) into, give the image a title, add a description, and add some keywords*. Hit the [CONTINUE] button.
  • It should tell you it succeeded, and you get to hit the [CONTINUE] button one last time ;)
  • You should then be able to find your photo(s) by clicking the [My gallery] button in the menu at the top right, and selecting the album you loaded it into.

Note: Keywords are handy if you want people to be able to find your photo using the gallery search using words that aren't in the title or description- hit the search link at the top of the photogallery home and search for "avocado" (make sure you leave the Keywords checkbox checked) to find the test photo I uploaded to write these instructions.

Posting Uploaded Pictures

  • Find the image in your gallery.
  • Right click on the image (or control click for Mac users with single button mice).
  • You'll see a menu. You can also click on "Properties" and copy the url. If it has something like "Copy Image Address" or "Copy Image Location" (depending on which browser you use) - do that.

  • Go to the post you're writing.
  • Hit the [Insert Image] button. It's the second one from the left on the bottom row of square buttons above the row of smilies and looks like this
    . It will give you {img}{/img} tags only with square [] brackets instead of round {} brackets.
  • Paste the image address you got in between the brackets. It'd look something like {img}http://www.ducatimonster.org/gallery/albums/userpics/10309/normal_affogato.jpg{/img} only with square brackets.
  • Sizing problems? If you want your pic to be a bit larger, take out the 'normal_' from the url. If it has 'thumbnail_' or 'tn_' in the address and it looks really small, take that out of the address. That should help.

You're done! [thumbsup] [thumbsup]
 

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Re: FEEDBACK REQUEST: Posting pics in the new gallery

Thanks a ton, big! As y'all can see, I've edited big's post.

Can folks give this a look-see and provide any comments or feedback?
 

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for what it's worth I tried this picture gallery thing and found that it quite sucked... but I'm sure it's not going to change so good idea on the 'how to'. Those of you who've had success should chime in for the rest of us (or maybe just this knucklehead).
 

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c_rex said:
for what it's worth I tried this picture gallery thing and found that it quite sucked... but I'm sure it's not going to change so good idea on the 'how to'. Those of you who've had success should chime in for the rest of us (or maybe just this knucklehead).
mebbe you wanna give some feedback on how to make it suck less?
 

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derby said:
maybe you wanna give some feedback on how to make it suck less?
it's kludgey and doesn't work well. I think fixing that would pretty much make it suck less.
 
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