Gallery tutorial, as requested... feel free to point out anything i missed / left out / stuffed up etc and i can fix it up / add to it / set fire to my PC. ------------------------------ How to use the Gallery feature on this forum, a beginners guide. Written by a beginner, for other beginners... remember, beginners are grinners! Part One: Uploading. So you want to post some pictures to the gallery but aren't quite sure how? Obviously you're going to need some pictures, so when you have the pictures you want to show in the gallery, make a note of the folder you have stored them in on your computer. Browse your way to The Gallery. Still can't find it? it's here... Now you're on the main Gallery index page, there are a few different categories here, you'll notice the gallery is divided into different sections. From this page you can browse the gallery and view all the pretty pictures other members have uploaded. It is also on this page that you can upload your own pictures (click the "Upload Photos" button up near the top right corner). Clicking this will take you to the "upload" screen where you can choose the pics you want to upload and add any comments or descriptions you may feel like adding. As you can see below, there are a few sections here for you to add pics and info. You don't need to fill all of this out if you don't want to. The steps to upload a photo are: 1. Choose a category to upload to (eg: Card Models / Members Categories). 2. Select the files you wish to upload. Browse to and add the files you want to upload (from the location you took note of at the start of this tutorial). You can add a few files at a time here, don't worry about titles and descriptions if you are uploading multiple pictures, you can sort those out on the next page. 3. Enter a title for your picture. (optional) 4. Enter a description for your picture. (optional) 5. Add some keywords. Keywords are like search engine tags, they will make it easier for people to find your pictures if they are doing a search. At this point, you can submit your pictures and move to the next page, or you can select one or more of the "Extra Options" pictured below. The options are explained in a little more detail blow the picture. 1. This will retrieve all the images found at a particular url, to save you manually downloading then re-uploading images you already have stored online. 2. This allows you to edit titles and descriptions of pictures you have already uploaded to the gallery at a previous time. 3. Enabling this option will allow you to recieve email notifications when another member comments on your uploaded pictures. 4. Enabling this option will allow other members to give your pictures a rating. 5. Enabling this option will allow other members to post comments about your pictures. After filling out one or both of the sections on the upload screen, hitting the "Upload/Submit" button will take you to the next screen where you can finalize your upload and/or add descriptions and comments to existing files. If you uploaded multiple files this is where you can add the rest of the titles and descriptions. Depending how many pictures you are uploading, it might take a while for this next page to load, just be patient, it's coming! As you can see, this page is fairly similar to the first one, you can add / edit / remove any titles, descriptions or pics you don't want, clicking "Process" will finalize the upload procedure, and your pics will be ready for viewing by the masses! That's about all you need to know to get your pics uploaded. Once they are in the gallery, you can set up categories or "Albums" of your own choice, you can post links to your gallery for others to view, or you can use it to store pictures to attach to your posts on the forum. But that will all be covered in "Part 2".