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New Mu-43 Gallery

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by Amin Sabet, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    By popular request, I have upgraded the gallery software for mu-43.com.

    Unfortunately, there is no way to import the current member albums into the new gallery. I sincerely apologize to everyone for this inconvenience. The general consensus was that it is best to go through the growing pains now to get the best gallery software available rather than to try and make the switch at a later date.

    The new gallery is accessible via the "Gallery" tab at the top of the page.

    There are some minor tweaks I'll be looking to make. For example, I hope to be able to add an automatic link from each post to the member's gallery images/albums. In the meanwhile, feel free to add a link from your sig to your page in the new gallery.

    The old albums will remain accessible for now, so as to not break links and embedded images within threads. You can access your old albums from your member profile page (click on your own name in the upper right hand corner of the screen).

    Eventually, the old albums will be disabled altogether in order to avoid confusion amongst new members who see albums in user profiles and don't know what these are in relation to the gallery. I therefore ask that everyone please stop uploading images to their old albums and instead switch over to the new gallery.

    Thanks to everyone for helping make mu-43 a great home for Micro Four Thirds users on the web. Having the most fully-featured gallery will be a big plus going forward, so I appreciate your patience with this change!


    Ask any questions about using the gallery here. We'll try to answer them together.

    Answers will be compiled in this FAQ thread.
     
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  2. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Thanks Amin,

    the new Gallery functionality will be ideal for our quests and competitions. :bravo-009:

    Cheers

    Brian
     
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  3. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    Can you edit the info posted with each image - after the initial post - I cannot find the option

    also if I view my images - it shows up on the stats as a view - can that be "turned off"
    i.e. if the "originator" views it is not counted as a view
     
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  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    By Jove,
    The Wizard's done it again.
    Thank ya kind sir.

    Also, thank ya for being so accomadating to the members.

    Allright everyone... We got work to do.
    We have galleries to build, we got quest to work on...

    Let's get to work....
    Shooter out
     
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  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Double click on Photo Options and then select Edit Photo as shown below
     

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  6. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Thanks so much Amin.

    Now, if only I could transfer the few but meaningful comments I've gotten... Just kidding!

    Seriously, I realize most of us don't have a clue what a big deal this was and the work that's gone into it and will need to continue but here's to the long haul and the great success of mu-43.com!:drinks::bravo-009:
     
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  7. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Amin, will you be reproducing the random display of gallery images at the head of the forum page / to the left of the home page?

    I really enjoyed clicking on the great images there - having a closer look and leaving messages for the photographer. I hope we will be able to do that again.

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  8. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    how do you get images into the members gallery - personal albums index - the ones in alphabetical order?
     
  9. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Forget what I wrote. I will let Amin answer in a nice, clear and concise way.
     
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  10. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Bill, just your images to the Gallery - the system puts them into your personal gallery by default.

    Cheers

    Brian
     
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  11. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Wow - now you're talkin!:bravo-009:
     
  12. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Remedial help question: changing your new album's front cover photo?
     
  13. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    How does the Members Gallery versus the Personal Album index work - what's the difference

    I can get images into the Members Gallery but not the Personal Album index

    Does the system just work with one copy of the image and then shunt it around as you “tag” them
     
  14. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    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.

    So, Bill, if you upload a whole bunch of images, they will all be shown in the Members Gallery under BillNUK. If you create a bunch of albums containing images, the albums will be shown under BillNUK. Clicking on personal album index will show an index of your personal albums. Since you have not created albums, nothing will be shown when you click on this.

    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. You can copy (using "Copy image to" or move (using "Change category") an image which has already been uploaded to an album under Photo Options -> Edit Photo.
     
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  15. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    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
     
  16. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I just installed a modification which makes it really easy to post an image from your personal gallery/albums to any forum post. While in the "Reply to Thread" dialogue, look underneath the Smilies, and you'll see a place called "My Photos". Click on the link below that which says "Insert", and that will take you to a popup window showing your gallery photos, which you can then select for display as thumbnail or original with or without an embedded link to your gallery. It's very handy!
     
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  17. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Right... Sorry to be so quick to ask. I found it under "Sort photos" when I went directly to my album.

    Thanks so much for all of this - I think it's going to be really great.

    Wow, that new option is super!:clap2:
     
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  18. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Amin, you are truely a Wizard.
    This is the most efficient site even with me hanging around.
    If I knew where you were, I'd give ya a hug and a kiss....

    Nah....just a hug.....nah...
    Just Thanks......it's all just getting great!
     
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  19. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I looked for an option which would allow this, and there doesn't appear to be one.
     
  20. rst

    rst Mu-43 Regular

    109
    Jan 25, 2010
    Germany
    I tried to upload more than one image at a time, but that somehow hangs after the first image. Also zip files do not work. Is there a trick I am not aware of. I am using Max OS X an Safari.

    Cheers
    rst