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How to create an album and upload pictures to it

 

  • This will give an explanation of how to create your personal albums and uploads pictures to them
  • You must be a registered member and logged in

  • Once you are logged in the following screen will now be displayed

  • Click on the "Create / order my albums" link. The following screen will now be displayed

  • Change the "New Album" name to whatever you wish to call your album. In this case I called it "my album name".

  • Once you change the name click the Apply modifications tab. The following screen will appear. Click the continue tab.

  • This will bring you back to the main screen-you now have a personal album. You can create, rename and edit all your albums now.

    Uploading a picture

  • Now that you have a personal album here is how to add pictures to it, click the Upload file link on the main page

  • Now that you have a personal album here is where you choose how many files you are going to upload from your computer or a URL address.

  • This will bring you to the upload screen, click browse and point it to the file you wish to upload.

  • This will bring you to the upload screen, click browse and point it to the file you wish to upload. Once they have been added click the continue button.

  • This screen will let you know that they were uploaded successfully. Press continue to add it to your album.

  • Here you choose which of your albums to place your picture. POTM is listed here is well. You should always add your picture to an album as the POTM pictures are only around for a short while. Once done press continue.

  • This screen will let you know that they were uploaded successfully. Press continue.

  • You will now be returned to the main menu screen.

  • Your picture will be in the user gallery as well as showing in the Last additions section of the gallery!

 

Custom Thumbnails For movies

 

All movie files must be in lower case for this to work ie:.avi not .AVI

Order of thumbnails:
Thumbnails are selected by level (user-defined, theme-defined, global) then by type (file-specific, extension-specific, media-specific) in order. User-defined thumbnails are stored in the folder where the file is located. Theme-defined thumbnails are stored in the themes 'images' folder. Global thumbnails are stored within the 'images' folder of the Coppermine root. Thumbnails can be either a 'gif', 'png', or 'jpg'.

Types of thumbnails:
File-specific thumbnails must have the same base name as the file. Using the example in the screenshot, its thumbnails could be 'thumb_thailand_waterfall.gif', 'thumb_thailand_waterfall.png', or 'thumb_thailand_waterfall.jpg' , chosen in that order.

Extension-specific thumbnails are named after the extension of the file. (Examples: 'thumb_wmv.jpg', 'thumb_wav.jpg'.)

The base name for media-specific thumbnails are 'thumb_movie', 'thumb_document', and 'thumb_audio'. Images use file-specific thumbnails by default.

Uploading:
How to upload custom thumbnails:

1. Have an image already uploaded then upload a video via the upload page. (or vice versa) The video will share the thumbnail of the image.

 

Final result.

Note: If the image is deleted, the thumbnail will be deleted also, and the default Coppermine thumbnails will be used.

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