New Media Software
Friday, August 11 2006 @ 10:09 PM EDT
Contributed by: richardpitt
As you may notice, I've created a non-admin account for myself (rick-pitt) and used it to make sure that the member album setup is working. I just used the "JUPLOAD" option from the "Options" drop-down menu to upload 100 pictures in one go - worked like a charm. The software also shows the "EXIF" information from inside the pictures so you can see what the settings were when the picture was taken.
As soon as we get the new Hancock Wildlife TV web site up, we'll be moving the albums over to it.
The new software includes comments and ratings - so you can show your appreciation for all the time and effort that has gone into some of the compilations and captures. Of course if you find something that is not on topic or simply should not be there, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please comment here on your experiences with this new software.
Read on for hits and tips as we figure them out...
Frequently Asked Questions about the new Media Gallery
Member albums must be created under the top-level album "Member Albums". If you browse to Member Albums you should see a drop-down menu with the word "Options" showing in it. Click on the arrow to the right of the word and the rest of the menu should appear - including "Create Album". Note you must be logged in for this to work.
Are you logged in?. If so, have you visited the "MG User Options" item in Account Settings (righthand menu) and clicked the "submit" button to set your default settings?
Once you do these things you should re-visit the album and see if the drop-down menu contains the full set of options: Search, Add Media, JUPLOAD Media, XP Publishing, Edit Album, Create Album, Batch Caption, Static Sort Media, Manage Media, Resize Images, Rebuild Thumbs
The Manage Media option allows you to see many of your submissions at once and change various things about them - from rotating the image to deleting it to changing the text and keywords, etc.
Note: the "select" button to the left of each item determines if the action is going to be done to the item.
Example: If you want to rotate only a couple of items, select them then select the "batch" button after setting its selection to rotate left or right.
Some requests - policies in development
First, note that the member albums have been moved into a main album "Member Albums"