To show a picture on the forum it can be hosted on your blog, a fotopic, photobucket, picasa or similar hosting site. Or you can add it by linking as an attachment...
so firstly if you want to use the gallery:You will need to join the gallery
before submitting pictures or comments to the gallery, it is not linked to the forum, although you can use the same details.File Size
Make sure your pic is below this size: 200Kb, 750x750px
I suggest cards are good at around 400 pxs wide (portrait) and Scrapbook pages will need to be bigger around 600pxs is good and always add another pic for the journaling, Any bigger and they are difficult to view. It is always best to crop off all the ‘extra’ around the picture. File Name
...You must choose a unique name of your photo
, it will not like it if there has been one before - it doesn't matter where. You will get an error message at the top of your screen.
So I suggest you add the date in the file name eg carolyn_010506 then it will make it unique.To Add Your Image
Log in click add
Then you will get a screen where you need to select your photo on your PC using the browse button.
The description will appear immediately below your picture and all the other bits will be in summary below. Check out some submitted photos first to see how they look.
The keywords will be used by the search, so add words of the things you have used. That way if someone wants to find something made with say staples, they can pop that in the search and hey presto it will come back!
Lastly you will need to select a category, click on the arrow at the edge of the box and it will give you the options.
You will have a little message
towards the top of your screen to say you have submitted your photo Hints and tips on using the gallery
Click on browse
and you will see 3 options at the top:
You can click on any of them and they will give you that info - last comments is particularly useful
Click on search
and just click on the search button, this will give you all the pictures with the most recently added ones first.
Did you know you can search by submitter, either via the search button or by clicking through the members.
take this link and replace yourgalleryname wit your own gallery name and remove the space after the url= and this will link to your pics.
&strength=1&nr=200&st=0&upto=12&p=1]MyGallery[/url]Comments without a name will be deleted.To add your image to a thread
Click on the photo and put your mouse over the direct path link (towards the bottom of the page) - right click and select copy shortcut
not just copy - it needs to have % where there are spaces.
This is where the file path is - but you need to make it into a shortcut, so in IE it is right click and copy shortcut
OR you can click on the properties of the small image or the original image, but not the medium image. and copy and paste that.
Paste this address on the forum between Img
in your post - see the screen shot below.