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  1. How To Create A User Album



    The user gallery is a great place to share your projects with the rest of us. It keeps all the pictures in one area so you and your friends can see what you've been working on and be inspired.

    First, click the User Gallery tab. Then click Upload in the upper right corner.

    This will take you to the upload page. This is where you decide where you want to put your picture. You’ll have a few different options. You can Create New Album. This is where your project photos go. You can create several albums so you can organize your project photos. Or you can Upload A Pattern. To upload a pattern, see the Upload A Pattern tutorial where we cover that in more detail. In some cases, you’ll see another option called Select Album. This option is available if you've created an album in the past.

    We have not created an album yet. So we’ll click Create New Album. A popup window will appear with several fields for you to fill out. The Album Name is what you want to name your album. You can name it anything you want. The next field is the Album Description. Fill in a quick description of what someone would find in this album. This is handy if you’re organizing your pictures into categories like Christmas, portraits, commissioned work, etc. The Album Category defaults to User Gallery. There isn't anything you can change here. The next area are default sorting options for your album. I’d keep it where it is. All albums are public so this area is greyed out. The next two options is whether you want others to have the ability to comment or rate your projects. Everybody at SSV is really nice and encouraging. But if you don’t want the feedback or it becomes a problem, you can uncheck these boxes. The last option is watermarking images. A watermark is an image overlaid onto the picture, usually a URL, to let people know where the image came from if it is shared. Scroll Saw Village doesn't watermark our images, so it’s greyed out.

    Once everything is set up, click Save. Now your album is set up.

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    Below are some upload options. Click the Choose Files button and browse to the pictures on your computer. You can select more than one at a time if you’re using the Flash upload option. Then click Open. Your pictures will begin uploading immediately.

    When they’re done uploading, a Review & Publish button will appear. Click that to add information about your pictures.

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    Be sure to pick a good title for the picture. Every work of art needs a title. The Tags section are keywords that people might use to search for your picture. In the Description section, add a quick description about your project. Maybe some anecdotal advice, or a little backstory to the project. The Pattern Designer section write in the pattern designer if you know who designed the pattern. This is a great way to give credit where credit is due.

    Once you filled out all of the fields, click Finish & Publish.

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    If you ever want to see your gallery, click your name in the upper right corner and choose “My Gallery

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    If you want to see someone else’s gallery, click their name to open their profile. On the left side, click Gallery to see their albums.

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    This is a great feature that allows you to create your own virtual gallery of projects you've completed. As a member, you’re allowed 10 albums, with each album holding up to 100 photos. That’s 1000 photos! As a SSV Supporter, the sky’s the limit. You can have unlimited number of albums with an unlimited number of pictures. Check out the Support SSV tab for more information. Be sure to check out the Sharing Your Pictures tutorial on how to share pictures from your user gallery in forum posts.

    • Mar 28, 2014 04:00 PM
    • by Travis
  2. Pictures Won't Show Up In The Gallery/Patte...

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    I've gotten a few emails saying the pictures in the User Gallery/Pattern Library aren't showing up for them. This is a problem with Internet Explorer 8 and below. These are outdated web browsers and probably shouldn't be used. In fact, last September, Google has stopped supporting IE8 for their apps, and many other websites are following suit. So it won't be long when Gmail, Google Calender, Google Docs, and your other favorite apps will no longer work.

    At the risk of sounding inflammatory Internet Explorer isn't a very good web browser. The browser isn't as W3 compliant (this is the international organization that decides on the "rules" of the internet). IE stubbornly sticks to what they want, even though the rest of the world doesn't agree. As such, they write code that isn't always compatible with the way new things are being done. Patches and upgrades are also slow, as a result, they are not as secure.

    The advantage of Internet Explorer is that it comes pre-installed on every Microsoft operating system (which by the way, they're being sued for anti-trust violations). This means that almost everybody has Internet Explorer on their machines. And that's where many people default to, without exploring other/better options.

    I suggest you try a different browser. Browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari. They're all very W3 compliant, run smoother/efficient, and security patches are made available immediately when a vulnerability is discovered. I have a feeling that once you try a different browser, you'll be very happy with the results. If you're worried about your bookmarks, don't worry. Most of these programs will import your bookmarks for you.

    Basically, it comes down to this. SSV's gallery doesn't play nice with Internet Explorer 8 and below.

    There are a couple things you can do:
    • Upgrade to the latest version of your web browser. Currently, Internet Explorer has version 9 & 10. Always keep your browsers up to date.​​
      • To find out what version of Internet Explorer you have, choose Help>About Internet Explorer. Newer versions of Internet Explorer has a question mark icon in the upper right corner. Click the question mark then select About Internet Explorer.
      • If you're on Windows XP, I believe that IE8 is the best you can do. Which mean's you're stuck. Either choose a different option, or look at workarounds below.
    • Switch to a different browser. Firefoxis a great browser. I prefer Google Chrome. But either one is a great web browser. I really recommend using something other than Internet Explorer.
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    If you decide you don't want to upgrade from IE8, things will be a bit more difficult. But we do have a couple of workarounds:
    • In the right corner, click the Large icon button. This will take it from a grid of small icons, to a list of larger icons. This will also show the title and description of the picture. You can click the Title to be taken to the picture details page, where you should be able to see the picture just fine.
    • In the lower left corner, click the Change Theme button and select the Mobile theme. This theme is specifically designed for viewing SSV on a mobile phone. When you click that, you should see a grid of thumbnails. Click the thumbnail picture to take you to the picture details page. From there, you'll have to click the button that says Full Version to get your normal SSV options. Remember to make sure you go to Full Version when viewing the forum and other parts of SSV. Otherwise, you may miss out on features that aren't available on the mobile version.
    I haven't tested SSV with Internet Explorer 9 or 10. Does it work well enough? Let me know in the comments below.

    • Mar 18, 2013 05:18 PM
    • by Travis

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