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The Photo Album application lets you create albums, split into folders if desired, into which you can upload images.
Using the permissions system, you can set up private albums that only specified users can access, and even set up folders that allow your members to upload and share photos.
To enable the application, go to the Content Management tab of the administration pages, then go to the Applications page, and click the Enable button next to Photo Album. This application has no administration pages; images are added and managed through the public facing pages. When you are logged in as an administrator then you will see a set of action buttons in the application, allowing you to add and edit images and albums.
You can use folders to organise your images by keeping those of a similar subject in the same place. You can create folders within other folders, allowing you to create a structure that makes it easy for your visitors to find what they're looking for. You can then create albums inside folders.
To navigate into a folder, simply click on the folder name. To go back up use the breadcrumb trail.
You can add an album inside any folder, though not inside another album.
To navigate into an album, simply click on its name. Use the breadcrumb trail to go back up.
You can add photos into any album, either one at a time or several at once by uploading a .zip file. You cannot add photos directly into a folder.
Images can be JPEG or GIF format.
Folders and albums can be moved into other folders, and photos can be moved between albums.
There are two ways of moving an album. Either:
You can delete an Album, Folder, or Photo by navigating to it and clicking on Delete.
Note: folders must be empty before you can delete them.
Note: to delete a hidden photo, you must first make it visible by navigating to the album, clicking on Edit All Photos (including hidden), and unticking the Hide flag. You can then navigate to the photo and click the Delete button.
You can configure permissions on each folder or album independently by clicking on the Permissions button while viewing the item. For example, you could configure a folder so it only had read access to members of your site.
By default, items have the same permissions as the item above it. i.e., an album has the same permission as the folder it is in. If you want it to have different permissions you can turn off the inheritance of permission by clicking the Do not inherit permissions button. You can then configure any permissions you like on that item.
Individual photos always have the same permission as the album they are in.
In the standard configuration of your website, members have Edit permission, but normal users and members of the public do not.
For further details of how to use Permissions, see the Permissions section of the manual.