There are some guideline that you should be aware of if you are going to be using the WWIIF PhotoPost Gallery.
Each Upload is one Post
Every image you post to the WWIIF PhotoPost Gallery adds one post to your post count. Therefore if you make 10 posts in the forums and upload 10 photos, you post count will be 20.
Categories Managed by the OKF
We want to keep the Gallery clean and orderly. So to begin with, members are only able to upload images to their personal folders. Once you have uploaded your images, Private Message me (Otto) and I will move the images to the appropriate areas. This arrangement is temporary as we are still establishing categories and working on the best structure of our Gallery
Incremental Storage Space
I'm not going to give away exact numbers, but each member has a maximum server space to store their images. The more posts you have, the better reputation you have and the longer the membership you have on ww2f.com will give you more space on the server. This shouldn't be too much of a problem as the more quality images you upload, the more posts you get and therefore the more space you have.
Maximum & Minimum Image Size
The minimum image size is 250 pixels wide and 250 pixels high. All images will need to be larger than this, or the images will not be accepted by the software. As well, images can bt no larger than 1200 pixels in either dimension, this is not a problem as images larger than this will be reduced in size to the allotted scale.
A Valuable Resource, not a Generic Gallery
We want this Gallery to be a history resource, so we expect you to give details and background information on your uploaded images. What we do not want is members simply uploading images for a hosting service. There are plenty of services that already do this (such as ImageShack or Flickr). Required fields will be an image title, a brief description, keywords, and the original image date of capture/creation. Those that fail to upload files with this extra information will have their image upload ability revoked and their images deleted.
- Photo Title - If you upload an image and do not supply a name for the image, we simply won't know what it is. Be clear on what the image is as we want to know what your photo is.
- Description - Always try to supply a description of the image. This will elevate your image post from a simple photo/graphic to a descriptive tool.
- Keywords - For search purposes, add a few relevant keywords to the image. A well keyworded image will be easier to find and is a better resource.
- Date of Capture/Creation - ALWAYS try to give the date of the image in this format: YYYY-MM-DD. We use this format because it makes sorting by date only more accurate that starting with a month or day. If you are not sure of the date, then do your best to give a close approximation. eg. "2004-??-?? (circa)" or "1944-06-?? (pre)". If you are posting an image of a painting, then supply the original creation date of the painting.
If you have a series of photos (at least five), that you took on a museum visit, relic dig, member meet-up etc., then you can request the OKF (Admin Team) to create a Photo Essay folder for you. Once you upload all your photos, we will then create a new gallery just for you in the "Photo Essay" section. Now you will be able to have a permanent record of your experience and will be able to share it with other Rogues.
Please do not post questions in this thread, rather visit the dedicated WW2F PhotoPost Gallery Feedback thread for all issues, questions and comments.