How to post photos in the gallery?

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Bob

Forum Host
Staff member
Since we have a lot of new members, thought it might be a good time for a reminder about the photo gallery.

Along with the forum, we also offer the photo gallery as a place to display your best photos. Posting there is easy. Click on "Railroad Photos" at the top of any page. That will take you to this page: https://railroadforums.com/forum/index.php?media/

Click on the orange "Add Media" link in the upper right corner to add your photos.

Select a category (Don't worry if you're unsure, we can always move them) and add a description.

Select your images and upload them. No need to worry about re-sizing them, the forum will accept images up to 60 MB and automatically re-size them for you. So basically any photo you have will work fine, as is.

Please remember that all photos posted to the gallery must be your own work.
If you'd like to "Share" a photo (linked with proper photo credit), please only do that in the forum.
 

Kevinm56

New Member
I posted 5 pictures in the gallery today and it told me I was out of storage. I wanted to delete those photos and resize them. However, I could not find any way to delete them. Is there a way? If not, is that it for my pictures - I can load no more? Thanks for the help.
 

Bill Anderson

Well-Known Member
Sorry about that. As a moderator I thought I could help you, but I cannot delete the photos either. You will have to wait until Bob the owner/administrator can help.

Once the photos are deleted, I suggest you start a thread in the Midwestern US section of the forum and post your photos there. . There is no limit on photos and the site should automatically resize them.
 

Bob

Forum Host
Staff member
Yeah, this is a Bob issue. You've found a setting problem in the gallery. It's supposed to re-size images, but it's not. The result was the image uploaded at full resolution, and they're 5 mb (!) each. That's why you ran out of space. There's certainly no intent to limit anyone to 5 images, LOL!
 

Kevinm56

New Member
Feel free to delete them. I entered them as a thread, where I was told this wasn't an issue. Thanks!
 

Bob

Forum Host
Staff member
Feel free to delete them. I entered them as a thread, where I was told this wasn't an issue. Thanks!
Yes, those particular images work better in a thread anyway, since they're a sequence and they tell a story. The forum also automatically shrinks them to 1600 wide, plenty large enough for viewing, while still being a reasonable file size.

However, you should be able to post your best work in the gallery and post more than 5 images. I'm going to get the setting fixed so that's possible.
 

Bob

Forum Host
Staff member
OK, I've modified the gallery settings. The maximum image with there is 3840, which is a 4K image. You do NOT need to resize your images, the gallery will (now) do it for you. So upload as normal, but they will be scaled down to the 3840. If they're already less than 3840 pixels in the widest direction, they will not be reduced any further.

I've also increased the file storage allotment for members, you should now be able to do a lot more than 5 images. Several hundred at least. If anyone is bumping into the max limit, let me know.
 




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