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Creating an Album in the Gallery


Description

How to create an album in the Member Album category of the new photo Gallery

This uses a four-step "wizard" to walk you through the process.  It is self-explanatory, but there are confusing steps that seem to cause problems. This illustrates how to do this on a Windows PC.  Apple and mobile devices with be similar, but different.

First, navigate to the Gallery and click the Add Images button.  

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This will bring up the "wizard" and allow you to choose the Category where the album will be located.  In this case, I'm creating a personal album of one of my (past) tractors, so I choose the Member Album category. If the pictures were from a Tractor Show  I would've selected that category.  Let us know if you think we need to add additional categories to organize the albums.

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This will open a dialogue that let's you create and describe the Album. 

Note the options on the right side of the screen to Choose Existing Album would only be used if you did NOT want to create a new Album, but wanted to add more pictures to an existing Album instead. In this case, we want to create a new Album.

Once you have described the Album, click the Create New Album button. 

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The album will be created, and the next step allows you to add your pictures. Just like the text editor, you can either drag and drop them into the photo area or you can click the Choose Files button.

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I personally prefer to Choose Files  This pops open a window and let's me browse my computer and select the files that I want to put in the album.  In Windows, I can hold down the CTRL key and click on each of the pictures I want to add, and they are added to the list on the bottom to upload.  If I wanted to upload all of them, I could have held down the SHIFT key, and clicked on the first and last picture, and it would have selected those, plus all the pictures in between.

Once I have selected the pictures I want, click the Open button in Windows.   

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This Windows dialogue will disappear, and the uploading process will begin.  Wait until each photo appears in the window, showing the file name, the size, and the word Done underneath it.  

CAUTION:  If you do not wait until this process is complete for all pictures, those pictures will not be uploaded and included in the album.

Once all the photos appear, click the Continue button.  

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The "wizard" will then allow you to describe each photo that you've uploaded.  

Use the filmstrip on the left to navigate up and down through the list of pictures.  When you click on a picture, a dialogue will let you describe each one.  Note that this is optional -- you do not have to add a description unless you want.  You can also come back later, edit the Album, and add descriptions if you'd like.

CAUTION: Do NOT use the photo area to upload more pictures. (Again, the interface for this step will likely be changing to avoid confusion.)

We strongly recommend that you click the option in the lower left to Notify me of comments on these images.  That way, you will get a notification in the area next to your user name in the top right corner, and you can readily come back, review the comment, and reply if you'd like.

Once you have described ALL of the photos that you choose to, click the Finish editing images button in the bottom right corner.  (Again, descriptions are optional, but if you don't do it now, you must edit the album to add them later.)

 

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You'll see a progress screen, as the photos are processed and added to the Gallery.  The Gallery automatically reads the camera and photo information stored with each picture, so it takes a few moments to process.

 

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Once the processing is finished, the new Album will be displayed.  There's only one optional step remaining - to choose the photo that you want to show as the Album's cover.  (If you don't choose, the computer will... sm01)

If you don't want to select a photo for the Album Cover -- you're done! 

If you want to select a photo for the Album Cover, click on the photo that you want to show up as the Album Cover.  

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That picture will be displayed  Click the Set As in the top right corner and a drop-down menu will appear. Select Album cover.  

You're done!

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