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JackAllTog Plus
12 6.2k 58 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2021 6:36PM
I have recently also started using Albums on ePhotozine. Its raised a few questions to me, firstly how i understand the different areas:

Portfolio - all the photo's you upload over all time into the main photo gallery, for public sharing, votes, comments etc
Showcase - your fav selected 16 photos - selected from your portfolio
Album - User creatable albums - you can upload direct to albums (100 per month limit), Its a little more roundabout to upload to albums and there is no adult challenge, no votes possible. You can though push Album photos into the main photo gallery.

I'm using an Album to record daily images mostly just for myself, and the portfolio/gallery for photo i want to share - Do other users find Albums useful ?

SlowSong Plus
12 9.6k 30 England
14 Jan 2021 6:44PM
Yes, I've used albums from day one. It can be easier to find an image without having to scroll through every upload, or perhaps you haven't tagged an image well enough. I like to keep various categories together, too.

You can also put images you want to record, but not necessarily use elsewhere, in the Blogs. You can't upload to anywhere else from the blogs though.
KarenFB Plus
14 5.6k 182 England
14 Jan 2021 6:45PM
Yes, I find Albums useful. Instead of going through pages and pages of images to find the one I want, all I have to do is go to 'Albums' and choose one of the folders I've made, i.e. 'Captive Animals', 'Moths', 'UK Butterflies' etc. Far easier! Smile
SlowSong Plus
12 9.6k 30 England
14 Jan 2021 6:47PM

Quote:Yes, I find Albums useful. Instead of going through pages and pages of images to find the one I want, all I have to do is go to 'Albums' and choose one of the folders I've made, i.e. 'Captive Animals', 'Moths', 'UK Butterflies' etc. Far easier! Smile

Ah, birds of a feather, Karen Smile
saltireblue Plus
10 11.8k 75 Norway
14 Jan 2021 7:08PM
FYI:
All images you upload to albums will be automatically displayed in your pf as well - the only exception is images uploaded to a private album. Those remain FYEO.

Any adult images uploaded to 'open' albums will have to be tagged even if they are not loaded to the galleries as they will be on open view in your pf as well. Images in pf's need tagging, not just ones in the galleries as all pf's are open to juniors and visitors to the site.
JackAllTog Plus
12 6.2k 58 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2021 7:21PM
Ah i see how these could become good personal collections over time and nicely sorted. thanks Smile


Quote:FYI:
All images you upload to albums will be automatically displayed in your pf as well - the only exception is images uploaded to a private album. Those remain FYEO.

Any adult images uploaded to 'open' albums will have to be tagged even if they are not loaded to the galleries as they will be on open view in your pf as well. Images in pf's need tagging, not just ones in the galleries as all pf's are open to juniors and visitors to the site.


Ah I see I'd missed that you could create albums as private or public.
Also i see now you can tag adult images when you upload - but its hidden away on a non mandatory options tab. And you can also edit the EXIF information - e.g. i could make a mist water shot look like it was shot at 1/8000 sec Wink

This is interesting thanks Smile


dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 762 England
14 Jan 2021 7:49PM
I don't use Albums, no reason other than I personally don't feel the need, apart from diving into my UA shortlist albim.

Quote:the only exception is images uploaded to a private album. Those remain FYEO

So Sheena Easton can see them Wink
JackAllTog Plus
12 6.2k 58 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2021 9:54PM
I've been using Albums now for over a month as a daily upload challenge - however the sort order seems quite random. Can we control the display order of items in an album?
Thanks
SlowSong Plus
12 9.6k 30 England
5 Feb 2021 10:00PM
I think you just have a choice of last pic first, or vice versa. We used to have an option of chosing an anchor as the first pic on the board, but no longer.
saltireblue Plus
10 11.8k 75 Norway
6 Feb 2021 7:56AM
Open the album in question, click 'Arrange Photos', choose either 'Sort Latest' or 'Sort Oldest'.
JackAllTog Plus
12 6.2k 58 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2021 5:49PM
Ah, thanks guys, that's sorted the odd order i had. I must have dragged one around before with out realizing Smile
SlowSong Plus
12 9.6k 30 England
6 Feb 2021 6:44PM
You can drag pics around in the album, but i don't know if they stay there.

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