How to work with Images & Galleries

Photo Galleries

1. Resize a picture, using your favorite image program.
For using photo gallery, please check site attributes for maximum dimensions or right-click on any photo in your gallery to see its size.

For artists' and photographers' portfolios we recommend to use Photoshop or XN View - free program allowing to resize image without losing too much quality.

Gimp is another freeware alternative that is most comparable to Photoshop can be found in Gimp. On the downside, the learning curve for Gimp is a lot steeper than a lot of other image editing applications and it really only utilizes basic editing when compared to Photoshop. Still when it comes to free open-source software, Gimp is toward the top of the heap and a great option for those who are a bit more tech savvy.

If you need the opposite and want to enlarge your photo - take a peek at PhotoZoom Pro 2 by BenVista or Genuine Fractals by onOne Software . Both of these applications perform some pretty amazing image enlargement magic.

Always keep your original file!

2. Rename your next photo on your computer.
These are general rules in organizing and naming your files:
  • Use all lower case letters for all file names.
  • Use only letters, numbers and underscores on your file names. These are all safe to use on the internet. Image file names must have exactly one dot in the name (i.e. autumn_watercolour_john_smith.jpg), otherwise it will be rejected as invalid. No other punctuation marks either.
  • Do not have spaces in the file name - this will confuse some operating systems and cause errors in web pages.
  • Try to keep the name as short as possible while including as much information as possible.
  • To be part of a gallery filing system, it makes sense for your files to be listed in a meaningful order. This way you also control the order - they appear in alphabetical or numerical order on a website.

3. Upload pictures to your website
  • Go to your website, login,
  • Go to top left and hover over "Home" with your mouse - you will see a drop-down menu,
  • Click on Images,
  • Choose or create a new sub-folder in "My Images" and upload a photo in it,
  • Provide annotations for your photos using the "Annotate" links.

Working with Images

Working with images is easy with Anuko CMS. First, upload your images using the "Images" link in your site administration interface. Then go to the page, where you want it to appear and just reference it using img tag. For example:
you have an image of butterfly
<img butterfly.png> becomes

Or, if you want advanced image formatting, use HTML inserts & to specify exact parameters for your image placement and look.

Note: A complete reference for Anuko CMS tags can be found on CMS User Guide page.

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