Originally posted on Afterparty blog on 9th September 2009
Now Cluboholic.com users can share their event photos with the world. This feature can be used by anyone whether he’s a clubber carrying a camera, a photographer testing his low-light skills or a promoter who wants to show off his event. You can upload photos from any event in Cyprus that was posted on cluboholic.com’s event list, this applies to recent and old events (if you have some forgotten photos on your hard drive from an event that took place a long time ago you can still upload them for the sake of documenting clubbing history!).
To start an album you will need at least 10 photos. While logged in click on the Create New Album button which can be found at the top right of the Photos section.
The following is a step by step guide on how to create your first album:
- Step 1: Pick the Event you’re uploading photos for at the following screen:
You can use the Previous and Next buttons to move in time through the event list or use Search to quickly find the event you are looking for by typing in a keyword. When you can see the event in the list click on it and it will appear under the Selected Event heading, then click Create. Please note that each user may only create one album per event, so if you happen to find more photos from the same you want to add later, just add them to the album you already created.
After the album is created you will be taken to your albums page where you can manage all albums you have created until now and a new empty entry for the one you just created will be there like the screenshot below.
- View – that shows a preview of the album and lets you delete individual photos if necessary.
- Upload Photos – Pops up the upload window where you can select files and upload them.
- Publish -When you are ready this button takes the album online, once published your album will appear automatically in the Photos section of cluboholic.com.
- Delete – Deletes the album and all the associated photos. There’s no way to undo this so make sure you know what you are doing.
- Step 3: Upload the Photos
To continue creating the album, hit the Upload Photos button and the following pop-up window will appear:
Click the Select Files button and browse on your computer to the location where the images are stored. Select the images you want uploaded. You can upload as many images as you want in one go, but obviously the more you upload the longer it will take to finish. You may only upload images in JPEG format. You do not need to edit them in any way or resize them, most of the times uploading the photos straight as you transferred them off your camera will be good enough. The photo uploader resizes the images on your computer before uploading so even if the photos are quite large the actual file upload will be small.
After you select the files click Upload and wait, depending on the number of the selected photos, the performance of your computer and your connection speed it can take anything from a couple of minutes to half an hour so be patient.
Note 1: For better results make sure the photos you are uploading are at least 1024 wide by 768 pixels tall.
Note 2: In order to upload photos your computer must have the Microsoft Silverlight plugin installed. Silverlight is similar Flash and you can download it from http://www.microsoft.com/Silverlight/. If you are using a recently released operating system such as Windows 7 or keep your system up to date you will probably have it installed already (it does work under Linux and OSX too).
- Step 4: Publish the Album
Once your upload finished and you reviewed the photos by clicking on View you can show the album to the world by hitting Publish. Keep in mind that you will need at least 10 photos for the album to be published. After that you will be immediately able to view it at cluboholic.com’s photos section. Moreover within 24 hours if approved the album will also be posted on the sites Updates flow on the front page to gain more exposure.
We’ve been testing the Photo Uploader for quite some time now but as always there could be problems we have missed so if you face any difficulties or any part of the process is not clear enough please just post a comment under this help article and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.