How do I create an "album" of pics?

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I would like to upload albums of pics to my site, but I can't figure out how to get an album (or folder with lots of pics I will then put in it). Also, is there any chance the site will be using Picasa anytime soon to easily upload pics?
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Jessica Giglia

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Kent T Carter

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You could always link to a group's album for this, but not use about an automatic retun link. I am using this method through Yahoo to store photos for publication on forums now as Imageshack doesn't seem to work anymore.
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Hi Jessica

There are a couple of ways that you can use to upload a bunch of photos to your file manager.

1. If your folder of pictures are located on your desktop, you can use a zip program and then upload to your file manager. Once there, then you can right-click and click on unzip.

2. Another option is go into your file manager and at the bottom of the box, you'll see a button that says "new folder".



Click on that and give it a name. A folder will be made. Then double-click that folder and then proceed with uploading the photos into that folder.

p.s. A handy tip: You can select all the photos you want to upload by simply holding down the CTRL key button and click on the left-hand mouse button for each of the photos you want until you got them all. OR you can simply hold the left-hand mouse button and place your cursor in the upper-most left-hand corner and drag your mouse.

Now... if simply just want to display a slideshow of your pictures in your Picasa album, then you do not need to upload your photos to your file manager. You can simply embed the code. Here are the steps:

1) Sign into your Picasa account
2) Click the "My Photos" Tab
3) On the right side of the screen in the middle click on the "Embed Slideshow" link
3) In the pop-up select from small to extra large
4) Right click once in the yellow text box and click "Copy"
5) Drag an HTML widget onto your page and paste the copied code inside of it
6) Click "OK"

If you are trying to add one gallery at a time follow these directions:

1) Sign into your Picasa account
2) Click the "My Photos" Tab
3) Click on the gallery you want to have shown on your site
4) On the right side of the screen click the "Link to this album" link
5) In the "Paste HTML to embed in website" code box highlight, right click and copy ALL the code.
6) Drag an HTML widget onto your page and paste the copied code inside of it
7) Click "OK"

A Yola Champ (John) created a tutorial regarding Picasa. You may be interested in checking that out:

http://myvampiredreams.synthasite.com...

Please let us know if you have any questions. =)
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Jessica Giglia

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I appreciate you answering this so thoroughly. I created a folder & put pics into it, but I can't for the life of me get the folder on the page I want it. I've spent hours trying. I think I'm gonna have to try somewhere else for my website, or end up paying for an easier one.

Thank you again,
Jessica
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Kent T Carter

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Make your folders, but do not add to menu. Set links to these pages in the page you want to lead to these albums; at the end of each, set a return link to the original page or forward link to the next album. Very simple.
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Hi Jessica,

If you use Picasa (Littleus gave some instructions above) you do not need to upload the files into your File Manager. If you have gone the route of creating folders in your File Manager and have added images to them, you would then need to add the images to your site using an Image Widget or a Text Widget individually; unfortunately it's not possible to add an entire folder of images to a page at once.

Here is some information on adding images using these two widgets: Adding Images. Hope this helps, let us know if you have further questions.

Emmy
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Hi Jessica

I'm sorry that you've been having difficulty. I do need to clarify though - you cannot actually place a folder from the file manager onto your website. My apologies for not making this more clear in the first place.

What you can do though is make a facsimile. You can have a folder picture which would act like a link. Then when a person clicks on this folder icon, it will take them to a page of pictures.

Let me show you an example: http://littleustestsite.yolasite.com/...

(click on the folder icon).