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Title: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: bevhadland on January 07, 2010, 02:26:22 PM
Hi, i'm afraid I am lacking computer savvy especially this site. Could anybody kindly guide me as to the procedure to actually create my gallery from scratch?.
On other sites this is done automatically for you, so no learning curve required!. Believe me it was a triumph being able to download my images onto the sight!!!!
So this is a cry for help folks. regards XC90.
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: alan1572 on January 07, 2010, 03:09:21 PM
hi and welcome, when you click on the gallery tab on the top left you will see a littlle house like icon, when you roll your cursor over it it gives you some options on the top left such as upload to gallery...or at least that's how i do it.
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: picsfor on January 07, 2010, 03:44:23 PM
But the important bit is, when you roll over the little house icon - amongst those options that pop up on the top left of the browser is an option called "My Gallery"

Click on that and you get some more options that appear in the top middle of the browser window of which one is "create/ organise my gallerys" - and that's the one to use to get started.

You first gallery will be created as a default but you can rename it or create additional galleries if you want.

Don't worry, we've all struggled some where with the gallery in some way or other - longest side being no more than 2000 pixels and files size being no more than 1mb etc.
Yes, i don't mind admitting i've got myself in a muddle a few times, but like anything else - once you''ve used it a few times it becomes as easy as pie!
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: bevhadland on January 07, 2010, 04:58:27 PM
Many thanks to you both. but i'm not holding my breath, H'a
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: Mick on January 07, 2010, 06:15:51 PM

But the important bit is, when you roll over the little house icon - amongst those options that pop up on the top left of the browser is an option called "My Gallery"

 

I've added a link to your gallery in your signature.  Also should be able to get there directly using the new "My Gallery" link on the home page.  ;) (bottom of latest pics block)  Once there click "create / order my albums"  

On the box that comes up, click new and type a name for your album, save. (repeat those steps to create more albums)  

To upload a pic click "Upload file" from the gallery menu. when you've uploaded a pic it'll move to another box asking what album you want to upload to, and select a album from the dropdown menu.  Your album/s will be the one with the * next to them, the other albums you see will be the public albums and weekly comp album etc.

After you have started you'll find things much easier, and will just have to click "Upload file"  and tell it where you want it to go.
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: alan1572 on January 07, 2010, 09:02:59 PM

But the important bit is, when you roll over the little house icon - amongst those options that pop up on the top left of the browser is an option called "My Gallery"

 

I've added a link to your gallery in your signature.  Also should be able to get there directly using the new "My Gallery" link on the home page.  ;) (bottom of latest pics block)  Once there click "create / order my albums"  

On the box that comes up, click new and type a name for your album, save. (repeat those steps to create more albums)  

To upload a pic click "Upload file" from the gallery menu. when you've uploaded a pic it'll move to another box asking what album you want to upload to, and select a album from the dropdown menu.  Your album/s will be the one with the * next to them, the other albums you see will be the public albums and weekly comp album etc.

After you have started you'll find things much easier, and will just have to click "Upload file"  and tell it where you want it to go.

yeah...
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: bevhadland on January 11, 2010, 04:05:22 PM
Sorry but its just not happening for me, just a black box? I type in new Landscapes. proceed to the bottom to type the file and it only lets you type the first letter! you better hurry up   Ive just loaded the gun..LOL.
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: picsfor on January 11, 2010, 04:19:55 PM
OK, let's start at the beginning.
Do you get to selecting and uploading a file?
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: bevhadland on January 11, 2010, 10:24:16 PM
Many thanks I think I have managed to create "My Gallery" :D at long last, now to unravel the rest of the site. PS un cocked the gun  lol........Regards ........Bev
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: Mick on January 11, 2010, 10:32:39 PM
Many thanks I think I have managed to create "My Gallery" :D at long last, now to unravel the rest of the site. PS un cocked the gun  lol........Regards ........Bev

Cool.  8)  The default theme for the gallery is a bit of a nightmare to navigate at first.  You might find it easier to use a different theme such as the classic one, until you get the hang of things.  (if you don't mind red) there's a little dropdown box on the gallery page with the different themes.  There's also different coloured themes for the main site, these can be changed from your profile / look and layout preferences.

Now you got the first album sorted you can add more albums as you wish.  :tup:
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: bevhadland on January 12, 2010, 12:09:07 PM
It seems that in creating "My Gallery" it has also doubled up my uploads meaning I have doubled everything for which I must apologies to you all having to view  my c**p twice over, no doubt as time goes bye this will only happen on Fridays when back from the pub. LOL.,Regards....Bev
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: picsfor on January 12, 2010, 12:35:38 PM
As said earlier Bev - once you get the hang of it, you will not give it a second thought.
I, like many others, also post to Flickr - and some year or so after joining up, i'm still struggling with it.

To me, this all seems so much simpler. No Gold Awards, Diamond Awards, would you like to join our group, i'm an admin can i add your picture to my/our group.
Can i add you as a contact etc etc. It's a mine field. But then i suppose on the up side i've had the pleasure of looking through the galleries of Yoko Ono and some guy called Barrack Obama - and yes his profile really does say Occupation: President of the United States  :tup:

Then some on asked me about my stats! So my immediate thought was i'm a fat knacker - can't give out this stats, it would be embarrassing  :-\
Apparently i've now discovered you can find out how many people look at our pictures, who likes them, when they look at them and when they liked them and all sorts of stuff.

I've already pulled my gallery down once and started again, apparently losing several comments along the way. But i understand it now.

And you will once you get the hang of this sites gallery feature. So much simpler. Upload it, choose a gallery to put it in and sit back. Stats? How many have looked at the picture, how many have left comments and did it make IOTW or did you enter it into a comp... And for the record, i'm still a fat knacker!  :o
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: bevhadland on January 13, 2010, 12:49:00 AM
Cheers Andy for the invite, but i have a gallery in it already, gallery name 'XC90' but get little time to post in it......Bev
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: Mick on January 13, 2010, 08:26:11 AM
It seems that in creating "My Gallery" it has also doubled up my uploads meaning I have doubled everything for which I must apologies to you all having to view  my c**p twice over, no doubt as time goes bye this will only happen on Fridays when back from the pub. LOL.,Regards....Bev

Another thing you might not be aware of, is you can move the images already in the the public albums to your own albums.  The comments will also move over with them.   This would save you uploading again.  Here's a little test tutorial I was playing with,

http://cameracraniums.com/forum/tp-images/sitetuts/moveimage/move image tut2.swf
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: oRGie on January 13, 2010, 09:18:43 AM
wow, very nice work Mick ;)
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: Alfonso_Frisk on January 13, 2010, 09:26:58 AM
Nice tute Mick, but I cant get it to do the reverse movement, (my gallery to public albums)
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: Mick on January 13, 2010, 09:53:00 AM
Nice tute Mick, but I cant get it to do the reverse movement, (my gallery to public albums)

hmm, so Alf, you can move from public albums to your albums ok?  but not the reverse.  I have to admit I've never tried that, and just assumed if it worked one way then it would work vice versa.  :-[

I'll have to sign in with a test account and try it.  Worst scenario is I can move it for you on request. (I think)  :legit:
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: Alfonso_Frisk on January 13, 2010, 10:04:23 AM
I can just upload it again np. Just thought Id mention it in case Im cocking it up somewhere
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: Mick on January 13, 2010, 10:08:48 AM
I can just upload it again np. Just thought Id mention it in case Im cocking it up somewhere

Alf, just logged in on a test account, and moved that flower shot from Flower's and fauna album, to my test album, and back again.  My test account has the same permissions as a regular member.  Seems to work ok for me.  ???
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: Alfonso_Frisk on January 13, 2010, 10:12:50 AM
I will try again

OK
I can move the shot from my gallery to a public gallery, but thats it, it moves it, it does not copy it over leaving a version in my gallery

2nd edit
Im now guessing I read the tute wrong and you cant actually "copy" over just move ?
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: Mick on January 13, 2010, 10:40:19 AM
I will try again

OK
I can move the shot from my gallery to a public gallery, but thats it, it moves it, it does not copy it over leaving a version in my gallery

Alf, it's working as it should then.  It's a file move function, not a file copy function.  ;)  We could make work that way for you using key words.  I'd have to set up a keyword to each of the public albums first.  After that anything in any of the user albums containing that keyword will also display in the public albums, even if it's not actually in there.
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: oRGie on January 13, 2010, 12:53:11 PM
Thats sounds good Mick, would keep the database size down from not needing to upload an image multiple times for different galleries and would be great for the public galleries for users to browse.
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: Mick on January 13, 2010, 01:58:37 PM
Thats sounds good Mick, would keep the database size down from not needing to upload an image multiple times for different galleries and would be great for the public galleries for users to browse.

OK, as a trial here's the keywords now added to the public albums.   You can have as many keywords as you wish for each pic, but it must contain one of the keywords below if you want it to display in the public albums.  If you feel the image fits more than one album, then just add another keyword from the list.

Note: Please seperate your keywords with a space to make them work

Pulic album keyword list.

Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: Alfonso_Frisk on January 13, 2010, 03:35:15 PM
Just tried it and works a treat. Well done matey
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: Sarasocke on January 13, 2010, 04:11:14 PM
Have I understood correctly ? If I have a photo in one of my own galleries and give it one of the keywords above, it will also show up in the appropriate gallery ?

I tried putting the keyword "animal" to this photo of Polly, but it didn't show up in the animals and wildlife gallery. Am I being blond yet again?

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_kl_7009208.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/kl_7009208.jpg)
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: Alfonso_Frisk on January 13, 2010, 04:18:24 PM
Try it without the quotation marks

edit
just tried and looked
your pic is there on page 4
I put one in and its page 3
I would have thought both pics should show on page 1 as latest added to the gallery
any ideas Mick ???
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: Mick on January 13, 2010, 04:53:29 PM
Try it without the quotation marks

edit
just tried and looked
your pic is there on page 4

any ideas Mick ???

It's on page one for me.

On the top the album you are viewing on the right hand side you should see some settings

Title +-  File name +- Date +- Position +-   

Click the minus sign on the date one to set to Date descending. 
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: Sarasocke on January 14, 2010, 09:59:53 AM
 :tup:
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: Paul Montgomery on May 02, 2011, 02:50:23 PM
Hi Mick,
The tutorial you posted earlier is just a blank screen now. I've managed to post a picture to one of the albums, but I actually wanted in my own gallery. (Don't mind if it stays in the album though). I couldn't figure out how to post to my gallery. (Yes, I am willing to accept its probably me being stupid...)

Cheers

Paul
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: Mick on May 02, 2011, 03:55:13 PM
Hi Paul, first you'll have to create a gallery (or put some albums in it)  Go to gallery, and click "My Gallery" you'll then be able to add albums.

Once you have albums, you'll be able to move the image from the public album to your album by clicking on the thumbnail image, and using the edit file information button below the intermediate pic.   Just choose the album from the drop down, (your albums will have a * next to them.  And save.

Sounds long winded but it isn't really.  I'll find out why that tut's not working.   ;)

Edit:  Try this link and see if the tut works http://cameracraniums.com/forum/tp-images/sitetuts/moveimage/move_tutorial.htm
Title: Re: Help!!!!!!!! I'm finding the site a little complicated. Creating my gallery?
Post by: Paul Montgomery on May 02, 2011, 06:23:50 PM
Thanks Mick, that sorted it. I'd got as far as my albums, but I hadn't spotted the 'Add/create albums' under 'my profile' on that page.

Cheers. :)