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Offline Sluggo

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Gallery Tutorial
« on: May 30, 2011, 09:27:18 PM »
For those that would like to use the gallery function to store picture in their own space, I have prepared this tutorial for you.


Start by clicking gallery in the menu above.



Then click My Gallery.



Click add category.



Begin filling out the info about the gallery.



Pick a picture to use as an icon for the gallery. (optional)



Your image name will appear like so.



Click add category. You will be brought back to your gallery(s)


Click the gallery you just added.



If you plan to upload 1 picture or want to upload one at a time and add titles and descriptions as you go, you're ready to rock. Click add picture, then pick your file to upload.



If you want to bulk upload 2 or more files and edit their descriptions at a later time, we have a little more work to do. For some reason the bulk upload does not function in the theme that we are using. I hope to have it figured out soon. Good news is there is an easy work-around.




Click on profile.



You are now in your profile. Select look and layout.



At the top of the page find Current Theme and notice on the right "forum or board default theme" and the word change next to it. Click change.


Now find the SMF default theme - Curve and click use this theme.



Your theme has now changed and you will be returned to the look and layout screen. Click Gallery.



Click My Gallery



Select the gallery you created earlier.



Click bulk add pictures.



Click browse files.



Select files to upload.



Click open in the windows dialog box.



Your files will now be in queue.



Click start upload.



When finished uploading, click my gallery and check out your new gallery.


To return to the normal theme, go back to your profile, choose look and layout, then choose the forum or board default theme. This theme is named As_theme.


 







« Last Edit: May 31, 2011, 12:27:10 AM by Sluggo »
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Re: Gallery Tutorial
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011, 10:12:02 PM »
Thanks for posting this!
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Re: Gallery Tutorial
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011, 11:33:55 PM »
To post a picture from your new gallery, click the picture you want to post while in your gallery. It will open in the same window.



Scroll to the bottom of the page past the exif info.



Select the BB Code by clicking the line then right clicking and choosing select all. (you can manually select it as well) Once selected. right click again and copy the code.



Then paste it into your post. There is no need to do anything else. IMG tags are automatically added to the code.
Pasting the code results in this.



If you'd like to post a thumbnail that will link to the picture you can do so by copying the BB thumbnail Image Code.



Doing so results in this.
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Re: Gallery Tutorial
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2011, 11:54:55 PM »
Adding notes. (also called tags)


Click add new note when viewing a picture.



Type your note in the box. Click and hold the center of the box to drag it where you want it. You can drag the sides of the box to change the size to suit whatever it is you are trying to point out.
When your finished typing, sizing and positioning click save. You can click it again at any time and edit it's contents, size and position.



Now when you view the picture and hover your mouse over the box you will see this.



See the tag.



Clicking on the picture will display the pic in a flyout, the background will darken and the tag will not be seen.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2011, 11:58:49 PM by Sluggo »
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