1. Create an Account
Firstly create an account.
Note: Registered forum members need to create a separate account with the Photos Gallery. We ask that you use the same username and email address as your main forum account.
Unfortunately the photos area can only accept single word usernames, so if your forum username is two words then then you'll need to make a single word by joining the words together or adding a underscore (not a hyphen) e.g. "Green RS" would become "GreenRS" or even "Green_RS".
2. Add Avatar and background Image to Profile
Adding an avatar and a background image to your profile lets you create a great Gallery page for your images
Once logged in go to your Profile area:
Now click in the "Upload Profile Background" button:
The background image is going to span the whole page so it needs to be fairly large in width.
Once uploaded you'll see that our profile area is taking shape. Now we move on to adding an Avatar image. To do this click on the "Edit Profile" button:
Now we add an Avatar image. The uploaded image should be at least 160px. To do this make sure you are on the Profile page and click on the "Upload new image" button:
Thats it. Now you should have a great looking page which looks good when people view your photos. If you make a mistake then simply edit the existing photos.
Now we move on to adding some photos...........
3. Upload your Photos
Simply click on the "Upload" button and browse to the images on your computer or device. You can add single images or multiple images all at once (max 40 at a time).
Images can be added by finding the file on your device or computer, drag n dropped onto the uploader, or even by adding a list of urls.
Max. upload image size is 6MB each. Large images will automatically be resized to a maximum of 1440x1080px.
Once the preview has appeared you can also edit the image title if you wish:
Uploaded photos essentially go into a big bucket under your name (not an album). However, once uploaded you can create additional albums and move the photos between them.
Alternatively, if you create an album in advance then you can choose it when you upload:
When your image has uploaded scroll down and you'll see the embed codes should you need them.....
Simply copy the code (the one called "BBCODE for Forum posts") and paste it into your forum post. You need to paste it on a new blank line with a blank line above and below. The code supplied is "ready to use" so no need to add any additional tags.
4. Create additional albums
When you upload images they are automatically attributed to you, although technically they are not in an album.
However, you can create albums to organise your photos should you wish.
If you look underneath one of your images you'll see an Edit button:
Click on that button and an edit box will popup where you can create additional albums and move images between them:
You can also create new albums from your main profile page. See image below:
Note, if you upload multiple images at once (just select them all when you browse to them), then you are given the option to create an album after upload.
5. Upload images when composing a forum post
This is additional functionality.
When you "compose" your post in the forum you have the option of uploading an image (or multiple images) and having the bbcode links automatically embdded into your post.
If you look under the post compostion box there is an "Upload images" button. Simply compose your post up to the point where you want your image(s) to appear. Then hit the "Upload images" button and you'll be taken to the Gallery where you can upload your image(s). You'll be prompted for your Gallery username/password if not already logged in. Once the image(s) have uploaded you'll be instantly retuned to your post and the links will be "auto magically" inserted.
That's it !
Now you have a great area where you can store your photos and if required easily embed them into your forum posts.