What are photo galleries?
A photo gallery is simply a collection of photos that you have uploaded to your profile. Galleries can be of anything - for example meetups, friends, family, holiday snaps, or random photos. A photo gallery is considered separate from the photos you can add to your profile.
We are currently not setting any limits on the number of photo galleries you can have or the number of photos within your galleries but this will change once we establish the average size of a photo gallery.
How do I view other members' photo galleries?
If a member has created a photo gallery, you'll find a link to the gallery in the "My photo galleries" on their profile page. Simply click that link to get through to their photo gallery.
How do I create a photo gallery?
To start creating your photo gallery, click the "My Galleries" link on your menu.
Click the "Add a new gallery" link. You'll see a page asking you to supply a title and a description of your new gallery.
Put in a useful title and as a full a description as you can. This will help other members find your gallery. You can only enter normal letters, numbers and some punctuation into these boxes. Please remove quotation marks etc.
Once you've completed this screen, you will then be able to upload photos to your gallery.
Adding photos to your gallery
To start adding photos to your gallery, click the link you see after you've created your gallery. Or click the "Manage photos" link from your "My galleries" page.
On the "Upload photo" page, you will see a box with a button labelled "Select", and another button labelled "Upload". First, click the "Select" button. This will bring up a file-system browser window which allows you to choose the photo from your computer's hard disk. Locate your photo and select it.
Once your photo is selected, click the "Upload photo" button. You will then see a progress bar telling you how long the photo will take to upload. If your photo is very small in file size, you may not see the progress bar.
Our system accepts photos up to 4MB in size.
Once the photo is uploaded, you see a "thumbnail" (small) version of the photo that our system has created for you. Don't worry if it does not show all of your photo - the main version of the photo which has also been automatically created will.
You can then upload another photo, or return to your photo gallery.
Changing the order of photos in your gallery
You have full control over the order in which photos appear in your gallery. You do not need to upload them in any particular order because you can rearrange them once they are uploaded.
To change the position of a photo within your gallery, click the "Manage photos" link from your "My galleries" page.
You'll see a list of the photos in your gallery. Simply click the "Up" or "Down" link next to any photo to change its position in the gallery relative to the other photos.
Showing or hiding a photo in your gallery
There may be reasons why you want to temporarily hide a photo in your gallery. To do this, click the "Manage photos" link from your "My galleries" page. Then click the "Update" link next to the photo you want to show or hide.
To show the photo, ensure the "Show" checkbox is ticked. To hide the photo, ensure the "Show" checkbox is unticked. Then click the "Update photo" link to save your changes.
Adding a caption to a gallery photo
You can add captions to your gallery photos. To do this, click the "Manage photos" link from your "My galleries" page. Then click the "Update" link next to the photo you want to add or change the caption of. Write the caption into the "Caption" textbox, and click the "Update photo" link to save your changes.
Deleting photos from your gallery
If you want to delete a photo from your gallery, click the "Manage photos" link from your "My galleries" page. Choose the photo you want to delete, and click the "Update" link. Click the "Delete photo" link on this page. You will be asked to confirm that you want to permanently delete the photo. Click "Delete" to delete it, or "Cancel" to return to the previous page.
Once a photo has been deleted it is permanently erased from our system and you will not be able to retrieve it. If you want to have it your gallery again you will need to re-upload it from your computer.
One photo in every photo gallery is considered special and is known as the gallery photo. This is the photo whose thumbnail will appear outside the gallery in lists of galleries. It should be the photo which best illustrates the gallery as a whole.
When you create your gallery, the first photo you upload is automatically selected as the gallery photo. But you can change which photo is the gallery photo if you wish.
To change the gallery photo, click the "Manage photos" link from your "My galleries" page. Then click the "Update" link next to the photo you want to make the gallery photo. Ensure the "Gallery photo" checkbox is ticked. Then click the "Update photo" link to save your changes.
Viewing your live gallery
To view your live gallery as other members will see it, click the "My galleries" link from your main menu. Then click the name of the gallery you want to view. Or, click the "Manage photos" link, and then click the "View live gallery" link.
It is not currently possible to delete an entire gallery. But if you prefer to remove a gallery from your profile, you can delete all the photos within the gallery one by one until it is empty. An empty gallery will not show on your profile page.