Video Tutorial: Create a Gallery
Explanation of Privacy Settings
Editing Your Gallery
How do I change the name of my gallery?To change the name of your gallery go to the my photos tab, select your gallery image, select the edit icon which looks like two tools (screwdriver & wrench), key the new gallery name into the Title field and select save gallery. In this section you can also edit your gallery description, rows and columns per page, security level,and travel location.
How do I delete images from my gallery?To delete multiple images from your gallery hover over the dashboard icon in the upper right of the screen, hover over the arrow to the right of the photos link, click the "my galleries", click the gallery that has the images you plan to delete, select the image order icon and select the "batch select" option to the right of the image you plan to delete, scroll down and select the "delete" option from the drop down batch commands menu select "SAVE CHANGES". Also, You can delete individual images by clicking on the image in the gallery so you see it at a large size. There is a little trashcan icon to delete the image. Another way to delete images is to click the dashboard
click the gallery that has the image you want to delete
click the image you want to delete
click the trashcan to the upper right of the screen
How do I delete a gallery?To delete an entire gallery all you need to do is select the gallery you plan to delete. Select the delete gallery (paper shredder) icon in the upper right of the screen. You will receive a message "do you really want to delete". If yes, select the "yes" button and your gallery will be delete. If you do delete a gallery you will need to upload all the images again if you decide to recreate the gallery.
How do I create sub-galleries?Create your main "parent" gallery (ex: my life), then create any sub galleries (ex: 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, etc). Select the sub gallery and select the edit button, select the "gallery memberships" tab and select the "parent" gallery to which you would like the gallery to belong (in this case "my life). Click the save gallery button.
When you go into the parent gallery the sub gallery will only show one image. Select that image to select the subgallery and view the images stored in that subgallery.
To set the image order for the parent gallery or sub galleries simply select the image order link for the parent and then number the images within the gallery. The sub galleries will appear as one image within the parent. So you can determine where in the parent gallery you want the sub gallery and you determine the image order of that sub gallery within the sub gallery.
Sub galleries help you keep all your galleries organized. Also, you can select "Print Chapter Pages" during the bookmaking process so that the gallery information will print as a "Chapter" within your overarching book.
How do I copy / move images from a main gallery to a sub gallery or a different gallery?Create the new gallery, go to the gallery with all the images and select the image order icon. When you get to that area just check the batch select box to the right of the images you want in the new gallery. After you have selected all the images you want in the new gallery scroll down and select the drop down arrow to the right of the Batch Commands field. You can either move the images to the new gallery or copy them to the new gallery. Remember to select the SAVE CHANGES button.
How long to I need to leave my images in my gallery?You can leave your images in your gallery for as long as you would like. However, after you create and purchase a book you don't really need the images in your gallery any longer (if you are happy with the book). We save the press-ready PDF in your product area so you can order the book again and we don't access the individual images.
How do I set a pseudonym?Log in to your account, go to the "my account" link which is located in the upper right of the screen, select the "my information" tab (to the left of the screen) and select the "preferences" link. In the "real name" box key the name you wish to display to the public. Select the "change preferences" button to save the change.
How do I hide my gallery?Log in, go to the "my account" link which is located in the upper right of the screen, select the the "preferences" link under the users column. You set your "user information" to either public or private (yours is private right now). Select the "change preferences" button to save your change. If you log in as yourself you will be able to see your hidden galleries. To ensure that your galleries are hidden, log out and you will notice that you can no longer see them.
You can also set security on a particular gallery --- just select the edit icon for that gallery (located in the upper portion of the screen), in the security level field use the drop down menu to select the "create new security level" option. You can add a Security Level Description (ex: family & friends). Then select the security level you prefer(hidden, protected, private), and select save gallery.
I have a main gallery with several subgalleries. The main gallery is password protected. When people key the password they can see some of the sub galleries but not all, why?
If this occurs you probably have your main gallery password protected as well as the images in the galleries that are not viewable password protected. All you need to do is remove the password from the images in the sub-galleries. You can do this by going into the galleries that are not viewable and choosing "Batch select all images" and in the "Batch commands" menu choosing ~~Publicly Visible~~
The security level's nest, so an image or gallery is password protected if it's parent galleries are password protected, so you don't need to password protect images that are in a gallery that is password protected.
My gallery is complete and I want to add text pages to my book. Is this possible?Yes, the best option we have at this time is for you to create a PDF of the text page. Then you can create a subgallery to store the PDF. Then you can add the subgallery to the main gallery during the book maker process.
Here is an example: you have a 20 image gallery and you want to add a text page after page 10. Create a subgallery for the pdf and a subgallery for images 11-20. The gallery for image 1-10 will be the main gallery. During the "order photo book" process you can add the subgalleries to the main gallery and the text will fall on page 11 and you now have a 21 page book.
I ordered my book & it looked fine. I updated my gallery, ordered a new book (only the cover was updated). How do I get a revised book?To incorporate changes into a new book simply regenerate the book. When you select the "order photo book" link you will be taken to check out. From there, select the "edit product" link, then select the 1.Wizard Choice option, and go through the photobook choices for your new book.
I created a gallery, ordered my book, deleted my gallery, and now my book doesn't show in my webstore. Why would that be?If you prefer to have your book show in your web store you need to select the "available" option during step 4 of the book maker process. If you don't select the "available" option and delete your gallery your book will not display in your webstore. If you select the "available" option during step 4 of the book maker process and later decide to remove it from the webstore all you need to do is select the My shop tab, select the image for the book, select the "edit product" link, scroll down and deselect the "available" option.
I created a gallery, ordered my book, deleted my gallery, and now I can't edit my images. Why would that be?When you delete the images from your gallery we no longer have the images. The only data we store is the PDF which displays in the shop. Your book remains available until you decide to remove it from the web store.
NOTE: We don't save the press-ready PDF until you place your order. We very intentionally don't because we want to allow you to make changes. When you have your final product we then store the PDF of that product.