Images (Version 2)

  • Introducing Images (Version 2)

    There are now two versions of the image upload feature that communities can use. The choice is made by the community manager and applies to the entire community.

    In communities that use Images (Version 2) you can organize uploaded images into albums and images become more like posts: you can give kudos to images you like and comment on images in your own albums and those of other community members.

    Here's what's new in Images (Version 2):

    • You can organize your images in albums. You start with default public and private albums that contain any images you might already have uploaded.
    • When you upload an image you can place it in an existing album or create a new one.
    • You change the privacy setting for images by moving them between private and public albums.
    • When you view the images in an album you can use a new carousel control near the top of the page to scroll through the images.
    • You can add a description and tags to an image and choose the one you want to use as the album cover.
  • How do I view images?

    You can view all photos and graphic files you upload to the community on your Albums and Images page. This page displays images in two ways:

    • The Albums tab displays all of your image albums, including the default Public and Private albums that contain any images you might have already uploaded. You can create new albums when you upload images and move images between albums as needed.
    • The All Images tab displays all of the images you have uploaded

    To view your images:

    1. Go to your profile page.
      A preview of your uploaded images appears on the right.
    2. Click View My Images.
    3. To view all the images in an album, click the album. Click an image to see more about it.
      To view all of your images, click All Images.

    To view another user's public images:

    1. Click the community member's user name to go to that user's profile page.
      A preview of that user's shared images appears on the right.
    2. Click View My Images.
  • How do I comment on an image?

    To comment on an image:

    1. Go to the Albums and Images page of the image's owner.
    2. Open the album that contains the image you want to comment on and click the image.
    3. Click Kudos.
    4. (Optional) Click Add Tag, enter the tag, and click Add.
    5. Click in the comment editor, type your comment, and click Post Your Comment.

  • How do I upload images?

    Depending on your starting point, you choose one or more images, choose the album where they'll be located, and upload. There are size limitations, of course, and a community moderator must approve your images before others can see them. You can upload images from:

    • Your Albums and Images page
    • Any of your individual Album pages
    • Post Message, Answer, Comment, Article, and other Post pages
  • How do I edit an image?

    You can change the name, add a description, and apply tags to an image, but you can't edit the actual image in the community. If you want to edit the image, you need to do that outside the community and upload the edited image.

    To edit information about an image:

    1. Go to your Albums and Images page.
    2. Open the album that contains the image you want and click it.
    3. Click Edit and change the image title, add a description, and enter tags.
    4. To display an image on the front of the album, click Use this image for the album cover.
    5. Click Save.

  • How do I insert an image in a post?

    To insert an image in a post:

    1. Start a new post.
    2. Click Insert Image.
    3. Choose an image source location.
    4. Follow the on-screen instructions

  • What is a private image?

    A private image is one that only you (and community moderators with permission) can see. When you upload an image, you can place it in a private album or public album. Moderators must approve all uploaded images before you can use them in a post or display them in your My Images list.

    To change the privacy setting for an image:

    1. Click the image to go to the image page.
    2. Click Image Options > Move Image.
    3. Choose an album and click Move. To make an image private, move it to a private album. To make a private image public, move it to a public album.

  • What are image albums?

    You use image albums to organize the photos and other graphics that you’ve uploaded to the community. By default, you start with two albums: Private and Public. Your community manager determines the number of albums you can create.

    To edit an image album:

    1. Go to your Albums and Images page.
    2. Choose an album.
    3. Edit the album name or description or change the privacy setting as needed.
    4. Click Save.

  • My friends can't see the images I've uploaded. Where are they?

    For your protection, your community requires a moderator to approve all uploaded images before the can be displayed. Although you can see your uploaded images that are awaiting approval or flagged for review, other community members who view your images can only see the ones that have been approved.

  • How do I use an uploaded image as my personal avatar?

    You can use any approved image you've uploaded as your personal avatar.

    To use an uploaded image as your personal avatar:

    1. Sign in to the community.
    2. Go to My Settings > Avatars.
    3. Click From Your Image Gallery or From Uploaded Images.
    4. Click the image to use as your personal avatar.