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Chapter 9 - Images

IMAGE SIZE FOR UPLOADING
You are advised to reduce the size of your images to at least 1250 pixels on the longest side before uploading them in order to save uploading time. Images will be processed by the LayerSpace system to produce images suitable for showing on a website. Thumbnails in square and proportional format will also be produced. Images must be less than 8mb in size to be uploaded.

ALLOWED IMAGE FORMATS
You can upload images saved as PNG, GIF or JPEG. Jpeg is best for photographs, either gif or png is best for graphics with large blocks of colour. Only these three formats are available.

ADDING IMAGES TO A GALLERY
Click ‘IMAGE GALLERIES’ from the top bar, then click the name of the Gallery to which you want to add images on the left hand sub menu. This shows you a page of thumbnails.

At the bottom left of the page is a large ‘+’ button. Click this and then click ‘Select Images’ and choose one or more images from your computer’s hard drive to upload. Hold shift (Mac) or Ctrl (PC) to select more than one image. You can optionally change the image quality or add the filename as an image caption. Once selected the images will start to upload, and the page will indicate when the uploading has completed.

Depending on the level of your membership, you will be limited to a certain number of images per website. If the ‘+’ button is not visible it means you have reached the maximum for that website.

EDITING IMAGE TITLES AND CAPTIONS
From image edit mode, click on the thumbnail of the image you want to edit. A larger image will appear with boxes to enter the title and caption for the image. Click ‘apply changes’ to save the details. You can move to other images using the next or previous links or click ‘BACK TO THUMBS’ to return to the gallery.

RECROPPING A SQUARE THUMBNAIL
From the image edit page, click the thumbnail you want to edit, then click ‘recrop square thumb’ under the square thumbnail on the right. You can then position the shape over the large image and click ‘crop’ to save the new thumbnail.

CHANGING THE ORDER OF IMAGES IN A GALLERY
First make sure you are in image editing mode. To change the order of images, simply drag and drop the thumbnails to the order in which you want them to appear.
To sort all images by filename, click the sort button (opposing arrows) at the bottom of the page.
If there are a lot of thumbnails you may find it helpful to use the slider at the top of the thumbnails to reduce the size of them so you can see them all easily. This is purely for viewing and does not alter the actual size of the thumbnails.

DELETING AN IMAGE
In image editing mode, drag the thumbnail to the trash can image at the bottom right of the window.

SORT IMAGES BY FILENAME
To sort all images by filename, click the sort button (opposing arrows) at the bottom of the page next to the + button.

MOVING AN IMAGE TO ANOTHER GALLERY
You can move individual images to a different gallery by clicking the thumbnail on the thumbnail page as if to edit the title and caption. Choose the new gallery from the drop down list and click ‘move image’.

SHOWING INTRODUCTORY TEXT AT THE START OF AN IMAGE GALLERY
Above the thumbnails click the link to edit introductory text settings. Choose yes and click apply changes. You can then add text to the page in the same way as you would for a normal text page (see the text page chapter). To return to the thumbnails, click ‘back to images’

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