Media Gallery Frequently Asked Questions

  • I'm a new member, how do I create my album?
    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.
  • I can't see the extended menu when I'm in my album
    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
  • How do I delete (or change title or key words, etc?)
    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"

  • Please put an album cover on your album - upload a graphic that represents your work, not a picture of yourself.
  • Please try to put a thumbnail on your videos - one of the frames from the video is best
  • Please don't "deep link" to your content from other sites just yet - things will be moving to another URL and the links will get broken. In fact, deep linking is not really a good idea in any case as things can get moved around within the database and break the URLs. You might try linking to a search (do the search and grab the URL from the bar and use it to link to) and put something unique into your titles or keywords that get you the image or images you want.

    Last Updated Saturday, August 19 2006 @ 12:11 AM EDT| View Printable Version

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