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nolan

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How to add a photo to your Paint Basket gallery


Each member automatically has their own gallery when they join.

You can create as many albums inside your gallery as needed, eg. if you paint and draw you will want to create two galleries, one for your paintings and another for your drawings.

How to create albums inside your gallery
To create a gallery, click the photo icon () in your member box (the orange box at the top of the page that has your profile picture and the blocks of icons in it).

This will take you to your gallery page.

You will now want to create yourself one or more albums to store your photos in. To do this click the "New Album" button.

Now give your album a name, eg. "Nolan's Paintings".

You can configure your album to have all sorts of features, you are welcome to play around with them, but you need to at least enter the name of the album.

If you don't want to play around with the customising, just give the album a name, scroll down to the bottom and click the Submit button. I usually just use the default values myself.

Your new album has now been created and you can start to add photos to it.

There are two ways to add photos, one at a time and several at a time.

Adding One Photo at a time
To add one photo, click the "Add an Item to this Album" button. Give your photo a name, and description if you like, then click the choose file button.
You can now browse to the photo on your computer and select it.
Now click the Submit button.
Your photo will upload to the site. Please be patient while it uploads. It could take a while if your photo is larger or if your Internet connection is slow.
Once your photo has been uploaded it will be displayed on the screen.

How to add your photo to a post
To now add your photo into a post on the forum, look for the code that says :
BBC Embed code, it will look something like this :
Code: [Select]
[smg id=number]select and copy everything, including the square brackets.
You can now paste this code into your post wherever you want your photo to appear.

How to upload multiple photos at a time
Go to your gallery ( icon)
Select the album your want to add photos to.
Click the "Mass Upload" button
Click "2. Select Files".
Browse to the photos you want to add and select them.
Keep selecting files until all the photos you want to upload are listed on the page.
Click the "3. Upload" link
Your files will now start uploading. Again please be patient while uploading. A progress bar will show you how far along the process the uploading has progressed.
As your files upload you will see a thumbnail of them displayed.
You can then enter their names and descriptions into the boxes.
Once you are happy with the names and descriptions click "Submit"
Your new photos are now in your album.

To find the BBC Embed code on a photo that has already been uploaded.
Go to your gallery
select the album where you have saved the photo to
Scroll until you find your photo.
Don't click the photo thumbnail, that will just enlarge the photo for you.
Click the photo heading, this will show you all the details for the photo, including the BBC Embed code

How to delete a photo
Go to your gallery ( icon)
Select the album the photo is in
Find the photo and select it's heading
Click the Delete button and confirm
Boom it's gone

How to edit an album's info
Go to your gallery  ( icon)
Next to each album name, in the Moderation column you can choose the Edit option.
Change the info and Submit

How to change the order of my albums
Go to your gallery  ( icon)
Click the Move option under the Moderation column
Each album will now have a few green arrows next to it's name.
Click the arrows to re-arrange their order.

How to delete an album
Deleting an album will also delete ALL photos inside that album
Go to your gallery  ( icon)
Look for the album name you want to delete
Click the Delete option under the Moderation column
Confirm the delete

How read the comments on my photos
Go to your gallery  ( icon)
Go to the album that contains the photo whose comments you want to read
Click on the text link of the photo and not the thumbnail photo
That will take you through to the photo's info page where you can read the comments and reply to them
« Last Edit: October 11, 2012, 11:16:32 AM by nolan »

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Re: Browse attachment Button not Working
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2011, 08:53:33 PM »
Wow, all of this befuddles my mind :idiot2: (me) :uglystupid2:, but I'll get help from a family member who grew up in this age of computer technology!  Emily's older sister can probably help post her art work later on. :)

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Re: Browse attachment Button not Working
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2011, 11:54:29 AM »
just take it one heading at a time and follow step by step  O0

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Re: Browse attachment Button not Working
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 10:02:30 AM »
Okay, I went to gallery and found my album!  I guess that's a start anyway! :)

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Re: Browse attachment Button not Working
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 12:05:45 PM »
there you go, you're half way there then :clap:

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Re: Browse attachment Button not Working
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2011, 06:28:10 PM »
 :clap: Well done Liz .... look forward to seeing your gallery grow.  :)
Cheers, Val

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Re: Browse attachment Button not Working
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2011, 11:13:35 AM »
Hi Nolan,

I have just joined but do not see the :  Add an item" icon/button.  I only see an Edit, Delete and Move icon.

Lucinda

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Re: Browse attachment Button not Working
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2011, 03:51:24 PM »
:bigwelcome: to the site Lucinda, really great to have you here.

Have you created an album inside the gallery yet? You usually need to open the album and then add the photo to it. I have shown how to add an item in a previous Paint Basket TV Newsletter. Maybe have a quick look there and let's see if we can pinpoint where we need to improve the instructions here  :D  ;D

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Re: Browse attachment Button not Working
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2011, 05:20:25 PM »
Hi Nolan, I just come to join me at the site, because I have had difficulty previously, but I managed, it remains for me to learn how it works and I will read all the instructions you have put here, because I really need. Thank you for this wonderful work for the news site. Lucie bye

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Re: Browse attachment Button not Working
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2011, 07:05:59 PM »
:bigwelcome: to the site Lucie, really glad to have you here  :)

If you need any help finding your way around, just ask, I will do my best to help  ;)

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Re: Browse attachment Button not Working
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2011, 10:09:17 AM »
Hi Lucie...   :wave:  So glad to see you found us here. One of the best parts on this site is you get your questions answered very quickly. Lots of input from the other artists as well. Nice to have you here.  :yippee:
Cheers, Val

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Re: Browse attachment Button not Working
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2011, 02:07:56 PM »
 :-\When adding photos of artworks to the Gallery is there a maximum file size and also is there a best pixel size, width by height?

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Re: Browse attachment Button not Working
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2011, 02:09:44 PM »
Maximum file size is 1024 KB (1Meg). The dimensions don't matter as the system resizes it for you.

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Re: Browse attachment Button not Working
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2011, 03:17:59 PM »
Ok, will be uploading to the Gallery. Thanks.

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Re: Browse attachment Button not Working
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2011, 05:25:03 PM »
Hi Nolan, Val, Sara,  :) thank you for your charming wishes of welcome to the website. I am pleased to see you here on the site :2funny:. I have a lot of questions for Nolan :help:,
1-   How do you see our friends on the site?
2-   How do you personally write to a friend?
3-   Is - this is different from IDP for its functioning?
4-   I tried yesterday evening to write a commentary on the video of the week and I have not succeeded because it asks me to register.
5-   Is that we are notified when someone writes either personally or on the forum? Because I just see your messages that you have written. Lucie bye

 

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