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Old Jan 24, 2006, 10:58 PM   #1
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Albums within individual member coin galleries

After playing around a bit with the gallery functions, I found out that it is possible to have sub-directories within one's coin gallery. To create these sub-directories (called Albums), you need to click on the Album Admin link when at the top level of your gallery. This link will then take you to a form that you can use to create any number of topical albums within your collection. What's awesome about these albums is the ability to move any current coin gallery listings to the album of your choice using the edit image link.

This site gets better and better the more I figure out all of its functions...

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Old Jan 25, 2006, 12:51 AM   #2
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 12:52 PM   #3
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Hi Jeff!

Sounds great - I'll be working on my own gallery in the coming days. I might email you for some technical assistance

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Old Jan 25, 2006, 02:51 PM   #4
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Hi, Steve.

I organized my gallery into albums last night. Take a look at my gallery to see how the albums look and are organized. The album titles and descriptions can be anything you want.

Now, I haven't looked into it yet...but I wonder if you can have even further sub-albums (e.g., cogito gallery --> Asia Minor album ---> Cilicia sub-album ---> Tarsos sub-sub-album, etc.). I'm hoping that this is the case, but suspect not for purely web server space and gallery databasing software reasons.

Wm rgrds,
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 02:45 PM   #5
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Re: Albums within individual member coin galleries

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This site gets better and better the more I figure out all of its functions...
Jeff,

Thanks for the compliment! Please let me know what else you would like to see, and I'll work on it.

As for server space, that's not an issue. I have well over 1TB of free space on 7 servers. I just recently added two new servers, and will be moving this site to one of the new servers in the next couple of months.

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Old Jan 26, 2006, 05:12 PM   #6
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Bill,
I there any way to increase the attachment size for the picture galleries? I'd love to upload some big ol High rez files of my coins .

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Old Jan 26, 2006, 11:06 PM   #7
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I've changed the maximum image upload to 1000 x 1000 -- is that large enough?

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Old Jan 26, 2006, 11:08 PM   #8
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1000x1000 should be enough, even for Gunner's ridiculously high resolution pictures!
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Old Jan 27, 2006, 02:00 AM   #9
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Thanks Bill! That will work!

HA HA Steve! What's wrong with having a 30 Megabyte picture file? =)


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Old Jan 29, 2006, 08:23 PM   #10
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Thanks for upping the file size maximum, Bill. I wish I had waited before down-sampling all of my images with ImageReady to the old limit! Oh, well...that gives me an excuse to go back through the image conversion process, which for someone like myself is half the fun of having my collection online.

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Old Jan 30, 2006, 09:39 AM   #11
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When I tried to upload higher resolution pictures, they were too big. What is the maximum file size in Kilobytes that we can upload?

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Old Jan 30, 2006, 11:25 AM   #12
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In the forums, the maximum attachment is 100K. Anything more than that will slow down things for visitors who are not on broadband. The other consideration is that large images inserted in forum messages cause the thread to require left and right scrolling, which quickly becomes an annoyance.

In the gallery, the maximum image is 1000x1000 pixels.

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Old Jan 30, 2006, 11:41 AM   #13
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Thanks Bill. I thought I was posting in the gallery but may be mistaken. I'll give it another try.

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Old Jan 30, 2006, 12:02 PM   #14
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Bill,

Is the gallery image limit independent of dpi or pixels/in.?

Could someone actually have a 1000 x 1000 image at 600 pixels/in., which works out in the 6MB range for a 16-bit image? For an 8-bit image, this works out in the 3MB range.

I'm wondering why the dimension limit and not the file size limit...

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Old Jan 30, 2006, 05:55 PM   #15
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Jeff,

The forum software and the gallery software authors used different methods for limiting uploads -- the forum uses file size and the gallery uses image dimensions.

DPI doesn't really matter when you're discussing fixed image dimensions. However, a 1000x1000 image with reasonable compression and color depth should be no larger than about 200-250 KB.

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