This tutorial will describe how to create a new “species” gallery from a collection of images ready on your computer. The ten steps are illustrated below:
Step 1) Check if Species Gallery Already Exists
Go to the ” Manage Albums” page, click “Show All” and search the list using your browser’s “edit / search” functionality. If the species gallery already exists, note the gallery ID number, ignore Step 2 and go straight to Step 3. If the species gallery does not exist, go to Step 2 and create a new gallery.
Step 2) Create New Gallery
Step 3: Upload Images
Please note that images straight out of your camera with a width or height exceeding 3,000 pixels may cause an error when uploading. The way to solve this is to edit the image in your image processing software and reduce the larger dimension to a maximum of 3,000 pixels.
Step 4: Manage Gallery
Step 5: Open the Gallery to be Managed
Step 6: Add Gallery and Image Descriptions
The gallery description should summarize the species in approx. 50 to 60 words maximum. The Alt & Title text will appear in the gallery underneath each thumbnail, so should be more meaningful than an image number out of your camera. The image description will appear under the images when viewed in the slideshow. Suggestion: species name + where taken + when taken. e.g. Snail Kite Rostrhamus sociabilis taken at Sao Paulo (BR) on 13 Oct 2012.
Step 7: Create Species Page
Step 8: Check that Gallery is Linked to Species Page
Step 9: Edit Species Page
The text from the gallery description can be copy / pasted here but it is useful to add a link to the fact sheet in the Birdlife Data Zone. e.g.
The Sharp-tailed Tyrant is a bird from the Tyrannidae family. It’s currently listed as a vulnerable species in the IUCN red list. It is a very small bird, with about 10 cm.  It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
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Step 10: Manage the Album
Galleries can easily be dragged into and sorted in your album. If you click “Show All” all of the galleries will appear in the centre column. Then using your browser’s “edit / find” functionality you can quickly find the gallery you are looking for. Drag it into your album, position where you want it by dragging up or down. Finally click “Update” to save your album.
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