Church events can be special times, and pictures help capture those moments forever. The church websites powered by Finalweb provide a simple tool that makes it easy to share special occasions in photo galleries. There isn't a limit on how many galleries can be created, and you can upload as many photos as you need into each. Here's a quick overview of how they work:

If you haven't done so already, open the menu builder for the menu in which you'd like to add a link to the photo gallery page and drag the Photo Galleries page to the correct menu location. Once this is done, you'll need to navigate to that page and click the "Gallery Manager" button. Click to add a new gallery, or select from the list of already-added galleries to modify.

After creating the photo gallery, the next step is to upload images to it. We have an uploading tool that will allow for multiple pictures to be transferred in one process, for your convenience. There is, however, one important thing to keep in mind before you start uploading images to the gallery - you will probably need to resize your photos before uploading. The uploader takes images in their current sizes, and then the gallery uses those full-sized images for display. Most digital cameras capture high-resolution images, ones that will be cumbersome for web viewers to see. We recommend doing a batch resize to a 800 - 1000 pixel width, and then starting the upload of the resized images.

Click the Upload Images button and then select the photos from your machine that should be placed into the gallery. Once they've all been tranferred successfully, be sure to click the "Finished Uploading" link to generate thumbnails.

Back on the galleries page, the newly-created photo gallery will be display, and images can be viewed in a modal-window format, or just from the thumbnails.

As always, contact our support team with any questions that might come up.

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