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Describe album
Select guestbook or email a comment
Allow photo comments
Ability to order photo products and prints
Generate regular 1x or larger 2x thumbnails
Number of columns and number of photos per page
Selecting sizes to view photos in and default viewing size
Submitting album for review in public gallery
Album Security
Adding guest password to URL

Create album

You need to create your album first, and then you can upload your photos to it.

Creating your album is divided in three sections.
  1. Describe
  2. Select Options
  3. Security and Collaboration
Only the "Title" is required which is the first field in the describe section to create your album. Keep the default values in options and security if unsure. You may edit your album after it is created going to "Edit My Album".


Describe album

Describe your album with a title, description, date(s), and more.
  1. Title
    • This is the only required field. Album Title must be from 1 to 40 characters.
  2. URL
    • This is your URL to share your Album, so you can share this direct link of your album with friends and family. Once the web address is created it cannot be changed. Keep the default value if unsure.
  3. Date(s)
    • Modify the month, day, and year of your event if necessary.
  4. Description
    • Enter an album description. Use HTML or text.
  5. Album by
    • Enter the name(s) of who made this album. That should be you!
  6. Photos by
    • Enter the name(s) of who took the pictures.

Select guestbook or email a comment

You can select either have a guestbook or email a comment. You can choose to have your guests either sign the guestbook that all can see or have them email a coment to your email address. You can also can select None if you don't want either of these options.

The guestbook in your album will display the form and below it the comments from your guests. It will show up to 5 comments and then show a link to more comments if there are more than 5. Your guests are required to sign their name, email, and add a comment to sign the guestbook. Select "GuestBook" for the guestbook.

You may also choose not to display the comments to your guests, but choose to email a comment to you. ImageEvent will send the comment to the email address that is in your account. If you choose to have this option, the field "Album by" in describe is required-- this is the name the email is to be sent to. ImageeEvent will not show off your email address. To send a comment, your guests must enter their name, email, subject, and comment. Select "Email" for email a comment.


Allow photo comments

Allow your guests to Add and Edit photo descriptions. Select Yes if you want allow others to modify photo descriptions. No if you do not want others to modify photo descriptions. No is the default value.


Ability to order photo products and prints

You can select the ability to order high quality prints & specialty photo-products from this album. Select Yes if you want allow others to obtain prints and photo-products. No if you do not want others to obtain prints. Yes is the default value


Generate regular 1x or larger 2x thumbnails

You can select the size of the thumbnails to be in your album. When images are uploaded, they are generated. You can select to have Regular 1x thumbnails that measure 113x85 or Large 2x thumbnails that measure 225x168. The 2x thumbnails will take longer to load so it is recommended to select Regular 1x thumbnails when you are going to upload many images. The 2x thumbnails really allow you to see more of the picture before it is opened. Large 2x is the default value.


Number of columns and number of photos per page

The number of columns are the amount of thumbnails that will appear per row. To maintain a consistent look on the page when using Regular 1x thumbnails have your columns 6 or less and with Large 2x thumbnails have 3 or less columns. Also when you have long descriptions select fewer columns as your descriptions will not wrap as often. The default value for Regular 1x thumbnails is 3 columns and the default value for Large 2x thumbnails is 6 columns.

You can choose a specific number of thumbnails per page or show all. More thumbnails per page takes the page longer to load. If your guests are on slow internet connections, you should select less images per page to make the page load faster. Large 2x thumbnails take longer to download so select less per page then Regular 1x thumbnails. 30 images per page is default with Regular 1x thumbnails and 15 thumbnails page is default with Large 2x thumbnails.


Selecting sizes to view photos in and default viewing size

When your images are uploaded, they are generated in 7 sizes that includes the original. They are Thumbnail 225x168 (you can select Small 1x, Medium 1.5x, Large 2.0x, X-Large 3.0x, XX-Large 4.0x), Small 320x240, Medium 576x432, Large 800x600, X-Large 1024x768, XX-Large 1280x960. Select the sizes that you allow your visitors to view them in. To view the different sizes click on Zoom in and Zoom out. The default value are all checked to be able to view in all sizes.

Select the default size to open images in. The default value is Medium 576x432.


Submitting album for review in public gallery

You can select to have your photo album appear in the public gallery. Please allow atleast 1 hour until it appears. To submit your album to the gallery, select the level of privacy to "Gallery".

If you have an album in the public gallery that you wish to remove, simply change the level of privacy, and we will notified to remove it.


Album Security

ImageEvent provides various levels of security from public sharing to totally personal use (only available to the account owner). There are 4 levels of privacy to select from. You may add guest password protection to your albums

Select "Shared" for your general use. This album will appear on your Home page and navigation to other albums. You may add a guest password for protection.

Select "Hidden" to hide your album. This album does not appear on your Home page or navigation to other albums. To share the album, you have to use the direct URL to get the album. You may add a guest password for extra protection.

Select "Personal" to have for only personal use. Only when you are logged in you can access the album. You may not share the album or send invitations.

Select "Gallery" if you want everyone to view your photos. When you select gallery, it will not automatically appear in the public gallery. It will take up to 1 hour. You may not add a guest password to your album.

You may also choose to guest password protect your Home page. You may do this by going to "Edit Home Page".

If more than one album has a guest password, it may be a good idea to use the same exact guest password value. Guests will only have to enter the guest password once to go to one album-- when viewing other albums it is not needed to enter the same guest password value again.

Recommendations:

If you like to share the photographs to everyone use no guest password to Home page and make the albums type "Gallery".

If you like to share the photographs to family and friends, make the albums "Shared". Add a optional guest password.

If you like to have protection and all the albums can be shared to all who has one guest password, add a guest password to the Home page and have all the albums "Shared".

After which various levels of protection can be obtained by combination of making Home page guest password protected and individual albums guest password protected.

If you like to give access to an album to a selected group only use "Hidden" albums.

If you would like to store some images that are not to be accessed by others (such as work in progress, similar images etc) use them in a "Personal" album.


Adding guest password to URL

If you have a guest password to your album, you can include that in the URL. Your guests will not be required to enter a guest password to get to your album.
  • Append the following to the URL: "?pa=<GUESTPASSWORD>"
For example if your username is "smithfamily", your album URL is "familyreunion" and guest password to album is "family", your URL will be: http://imageevent.com/smithfamily/familyreunion?pa=family

It is also possible to include the guest password to your Home page the same way.


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