easy to get photos uploaded into your own Photo Album in the
FORDification Photo Gallery. Simply follow this tutorial to get things
First of all, you obviously have to sign up for an
account. It doesn't matter if you're already a registered member of the
FORDification forums, the Photo Gallery registration is completely
separate. When you open the main Photo Gallery front page, you'll see a
"Register" link at the top of the page. Click on that and follow the
instructions to sign up for an account. If you ARE a current forum
member, please register with the same username, to allow others to find
your pictures easier. Make sure the e-mail address you
use is valid, as a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the address you
use. In that e-mail will be a link to click to activate your account.
After you've signed up, activated your account
and are logged into the Photo Gallery, find the link at the top of the
page that says "Admin Mode" and click it. At the top of the page will
now be three small buttons: "Create/order my albums", "Modify my albums"
and "Profile". Go into your Profile first and fill in any of the fields
there you wish to be visible to visitors, and hit "Apply Modifications.
Next, click on the "Create/order my albums" button so
you can set up a Photo Album. The window that pops up will show you a
list of your albums, which obviously will be blank right now. Click the
"New" button to create an album and name it.
Now click the "Upload File" in the links at the top
of the page, which will bring up a page where you can click the "Browse"
button to navigate to the image file(s) on your computer you want to
upload. THE ONLY IMAGE FILES THAT WILL BE
ACCEPTED INTO THE PHOTO GALLERIES ARE THOSE IN .JPG FORMAT, AND NO
LARGER THAN 800 PIXELS WIDE! Attempting to load up any other
type of file format or an image larger than 800 pixels in width will
return a message stating the upload was unsuccessful. This is to keep
the server space being used to a minimum, but I might be making
adjustments to this in the future to allow uploading of .gif images.
If you need help in resizing your images, check out the 'How
to Resize Graphics for Posting' tutorial.
It's suggested that you add Comments to your images
to inform visitors to your album what's in the picture.
I currently have each album set to have a maximum quota of 1024 MB
total. Therefore, taking the time to maximize your image quality
settings in a photo editor (Photoshop, Paint Shop, etc.) to compress
them will allow more images in your album. I can adjust the album size
quota if I feel that's too restrictive, but at the present time I feel
this is a good starting point.
avatars (the little pictures shown immediately below your username in
the forums) shouldn't be loaded into your Photo Album. I will host all
forum avatars in a different spot so that it will not count against your
quota. Avatars need
to be no larger than 80 pixels by 80 pixels.
If you have
problems and need some help, please feel free to post a message in the
FORDification forums in the
Website & Forum Feedback/Suggestions/Help topic and someone will
help you out.