Here are answers to some of your questions.

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Register

Create Albums

See John Harpers Tutorial

Describe your photos    VERY IMPORTANT !

Edit albums

Delete a photo?

What sort order should I use to keep my pictures in a set sequence?

Trouble Shooting

If you're having some trouble uploading photos.

Searching

How do I view the .flv video files?

How do I sort my photos?

To place your gallery photos into an album.

Imbed A Photo In The Forum

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Ask Questions

Email me with questions that are not answered here.

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Add to this help page

Email me with additional information that you feel should be included on this page. I'll add it ASAP.

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Register

Click on "Register". Click on "Over 13 years old". Agree to the terms. Fill in the blanks. Follow the instructions in the email that you will receive from the system.

Share your photos. Create an album. Assign it to a category. Upload. Create Captions.

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Create Albums

log in
choose "My Albums",
"Create a New Album",
"Name it",
"Edit",
"Assign as a subcategory?"
choose "Rally",
(Notice that you can create an Intro Title and enter lots of text describing the album, among lots of other choices for frames ect., ...)
"Save Changes",
"Upload Photos".

See John Harpers Tutorial

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Describe your photos    VERY IMPORTANT !

This is one big problem of the photo site.  That photo of a Sanden A/C compressor on a Cad 500 is virtually invisible.  With administrative rights, I went in and added this description of the photo "Sanden A/C Compressor mounted low on the right of a Cad 500".  Now the photo is visible by searching for "Sanden", or "Cad", or any other word in the description.  I could have done the same thing by renaming photo but that might have messed up the "display order" which is usually by order of title (or filename) generated by your camara..

Any registered user can (and should) do this to his own photos.  While viewing the photo, just hit "Edit" in the "Additional Info" menu and add your description in the appropriate box.  Just a key word or two will help immensely. 

The point is, be sure to name and / or describe your photos if you want them to be found.  Album names are not searchable but at least one or two photo descriptions in an album will make it visible.

This is very important to enable us to find what we're looking for rather than having to go through the whole very large box of photos.

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Edit albums

log in

hit the "My Albums" link at the top left.

Scroll to the album you want to work on.

Choose the option in the right hand column.

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How do I delete a photo?

Log in

Select the photo

Click on "Edit Photo"

Check the box:: "If you want to delete this image completely, check this box".

Hit the "Submit changes" button

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What sort order should I use to keep my pictures in a set sequence?

Usually, "Image Name" should keep them in sequential order as that is how the camera names them. If you want them different, then in "My Albums", choose to "Sort Photos". You can then number them in the order wanted.

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Trouble Shooting

Check these requirements if you have trouble uploading photos:

The maximum width allowed is 1600 pixels. This is a full screen size photo for about a 20" monitor.

Maximum height is 2500 pixels.

Maximum multimedia (movies, pdf's, powerpoint presentations, etc.) file size is 16,000Kb.

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If you're having some trouble uploading photos.

Your problem may be that the photos are just too large. They're ~250kb and 1600 x 1200 pixels. The photo site only displays a photo 1/2 that size by default so there is no sense to upload one larger than that unless it is imperitive to show detail. However, if you must, just do one at a time. That will increase your chances of it working right for you.

Otherwise, use the software that came with your camera to resize the photo by 50% or 800 pixels wide and retain the aspect ratio. Here is some help with that.

You can replace the photos with the resized ones without having to replace your descriptions by logging in, go to "my albums", choose the correct album by clicking on it's title, click on a photo that needs to be changed, choose 'edit photo', select the revised photo by using the 'browse' button. This will create a new thumbnail, also. You can also delete the extra photos from the album this way.

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Searching

To start with,      "Less is better"      Start out with only one word to search for.  If you get too many returns, narrow the search by adding another word to the string.


Say you were searching for a pictorial describing a reminder to turn your turn signals off.


1st try     signal
2nd, add turn to search the string,   Search     turn signal
3rd, if there's still too many returns, add buzzer,     turn signal buzzer

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How do I view the .flv video files?

Download and install this free viewer at
http://www.martijndevisser.com/blog/flv-player

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How do I sort my photos?

It's easiest to sort as you upload your photos. You upload from the list presented and they are normally presented in alphabetical and numerical order. This is most likely opposite of how you want them presented. So, select from the bottom of the list to correct that situation.

If you've already uploaded,  LOGIN, hit MY ALBUMS, scroll down to the one you want to work on and click SORT PHOTOS. 

"Image Name" should keep them in sequential order as that is how the camera names them.  If you want them different,  in "My Albums" choose "Edit" and choose a different "Default Sort Order.
If their out of any particular order, then in "My Albums", choose to "Sort Photos" to select them randomly.

You can also go under album edit and number the photos. If you plan to add more consider using 10, 20, 30 etc instead of 1,2,3 -- then just insert the new photos as 11, 21, and such...

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To place your gallery photos into an album:

1. Log in
2. Choose "My Photos"
3. Mouse over a photo, cat=500 on the end of the prospective url means it is not in an album.
4. View that photo.
* Now open a new tab or window to create an appropriately named album.
5. Choose "Edit Photo".
6. Choose "Change Category?" and pick which album to put it in.
NOTE: Your albums will be prefixed with your user name, as "bdub: Album Name" at the bottom of the list of categories.
7. Edit Title and / or description as needed.
8. Choose "Submit Changes".
Go back to "My Gallery" or hit "My Photos" again and select the next photo to edit.

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Imbed A Photo In The Forum

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Results are:

Forum users see only a picture without a url, and mail list subscribers see only a url. Looks like this on the forum:
http://www.gmcmhphotos.com/photos/data/6131/CockpitCot3.jpg

This method causes no storage overhead on the Forum.