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- How do I add photos to my website?
- How do I delete photos on my website?
- I am having troubles uploading my photos, what is wrong?
- How do I change the order of my photos?
- How do I add/edit photo galleries on my website?
- How do I update the gallery or description of a Photo?
- How do I upload more then one photo at a time to my TotSite?
- How do I add photos to my website using the EZ Upload feature?
- What is the difference between the EZ Upload and the One by One features for photos?






How do I add photos to my website?

To add photos:

  • Login to your TotSite
  • Navigate to the Photos section.
  • Use the “browse” button to select the picture you want to upload
  • Add a photo description
  • Select a Photo Gallery from the drop down menu for the photo
  • Click on the Upload Photo button

You must wait for the photo to completely upload before you navigate away from this page.

If you wish to upload multiple photos at once you can also create a zip file with all your photos. Follow the same instructions above to upload the zip file. Each photo uploaded in this manner will be added to the same photo gallery.



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How do I delete photos on my website?

To delete photos:

  • Login to your TotSite
  • Navigate to the Photos/Videos section
  • Choose the Photos button

  • Delete one by one:
    • Find the photo gallery with the photo you want to delete
    • Click on the view link for the photo gallery (it will expand to show you all the photos in that gallery)
    • To delete a photo click on the corresponding icon
  • Delete multiple photos:
    • Find the photo gallery with the photos you want to delete
    • Click on the delete multiple photos link
    • Select which photos you want to remove from the gallery
    • Click the Remove Photos button
  • Delete an entire gallery
    • Click on the Photo Gallery link either in the photo tasks box or at the top navigation
    • Click the delete icon for the gallery
    • You will be prompted with a confirmation message

Be careful when deleting photos since it is permanent. You do also have the choice of clicking on the check mark if you do not want to delete it. By unchecking the photo, it will no longer show up in the gallery for your visitors to see, but can still be used on other parts of the site if wanted.



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I am having troubles uploading my photos, what is wrong?

TotSites allows you to upload photos from your hard drive to your website. The upload time depends on the size of your file and the speed of your Internet connection. Depending on your Internet connection speed, it can take between 30 seconds and 5 minutes to upload a photo.

If you are having problems upload photos, try optimizing your photos before you upload using either the software that came with your digital camera or using software on your computer such as Microsoft Paint. You may also want to try uploading 1 or 2 photos at a time to see if this resolves the issue. If you continue to experience problems uploading photos please contact TotSites support.



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How do I change the order of my photos?

There are two ways you can change the order of your photos.

  1. When viewing the photos in a photo gallery you can click on the icons to move the photos up and down.
  2. To move many photos at a time try using the advanced rearrange tool. This tool will allow you to visually drag and drop the photos in the order you want. To use the advanced rearrange tool click on the advanced rearrange link on the Photos page.

Note: You can only change the order of photos in any given gallery. If you wish to move the photos to another gallery, click on the icon and select a different photo gallery and save the changes.



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How do I add/edit photo galleries on my website?

To add a Photo Gallery:

  • Login to your TotSite
  • Navigate to the Photos section.
  • Click on the add / manage gallery link
  • The next page will allow you to create and edit existing photo galleries

You can create unlimited photo galleries to organize your photos.

Be sure the "Show Gallery" is checked if you want the gallery to be available on your baby website.



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How do I update the gallery or description of a Photo?

To update an existing photo:

  • Login to your TotSite
  • Navigate to the Photos section
  • Scroll to the bottom and find the photo gallery with the photo you want to edit
  • Click on the view link for the photo gallery (it will expand to show you all the photos in that gallery)
  • To edit a photo click on the corresponding   icon
  • The chosen photo will load on the screen. Update the photo description and gallery in the fields provided.
  • Click the save button to save your changes.

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Select The Edit Photo Icon

 

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You can choose a new gallery and update the photo description.

 



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How do I upload more then one photo at a time to my TotSite?

You have two choices to add more than one photo at a time on TotSites.

The easiest way is to use the EZ Upload feature. You will need to install either an “Active X” or “Java” control by Aurgrima Inc. These tools are part of a non-obtrusive program that makes this feature possible. Many of you may be familiar with these types of tools if you have used SnapFish, Costco, Kodak Easy Share Gallery, Shutterfly etc. See the EZ Upload help topic on how to upload photos using EZ Upload.

To use the One by One feature to upload more than one photo at a time you must create a ZIP file containing the photos to be uploaded. To use this feature, your files must meet the following criteria:

  • The images in your ZIP file must be a supported image format. (The supported image formats are: JPG, JPEGs, GIF, PNG, TIFF and BMP files. JPG is the preferred file format.)
  • Photos must not contain spaces or other non-supported characters in the file name
  • Any embedded directory path information or folders. Refer to the Help section of your ZIP program for instructions on not saving directory path information or folders
  • Individual photos must *not* exceed 3 megabytes. If one photo is larger it will prevent the others from loading properly.

To create a ZIP file that contains your photos:

  1. Download WinZip or another Zip utility program if your computer does not already have such a program. (If you are using Windows XP, highlight the photos you would like to use, right click, and "Send to Compressed Zip Folder")
  2. Add the images to the ZIP file. You can do this by finding the image files on your computer; highlight the ones you would like to upload, right mouse click, and select "Add to ZIP." Use "Ctrl+click" if the files are not in order.
  3. Save the ZIP file to your computer.

To upload the ZIP file:

  1. Access the Photo section of your TotSite.
  2. Click [Browse] and select your file (as the photo file).
  3. Click Upload Photo.

The total size of your ZIP file should be under 10MB. (Some browsers impose a lower limit). If you are trying to upload a large ZIP file and it does not work, try creating two or more ZIP files with your photos and uploading them separately.

If you have any questions please contact support.



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How do I add photos to my website using the EZ Upload feature?

To add photos using the EZ Upload:

  • Login to your TotSite
  • Navigate to the Photos/Videos section
  • Click on the Photos button
  • Choose the EZ Upload button
  • You will be prompted to install an “Active X” or “Java” control by Aurgrima Inc. if you have not used this feature before, follow the instructions to install it.
  • The Upload Photos box will open and you will need to select which Photo Gallery you would like it to be uploaded into.
  • Find the photos you wish to upload. You can only upload from one folder at a time. (**Hint – If you have many photos from different folders that you wish to upload, copy and paste your photos into one upload folder.**)
    • You will need to check the box for the picture you want or use the Select All button above the Upload button
    • Within this box, you can also rotate photos, add descriptions to each photo and view thumbnails. There are no file size limitations as the photos will be optimized prior to uploading and will reduce the amount of time it takes to upload.
  • Click on the Upload Photo button
  • When finished, it will give you a window saying Upload Complete

You must wait for the photo to completely upload before you navigate away from this page.



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What is the difference between the EZ Upload and the One by One features for photos?

The EZ Upload feature allows you to upload up to 50 photos at a time in an easy-to-use interface with speeds up to 20 times faster! You will need to install either an “Active X” or “Java” control by Aurgrima Inc. These tools are part of a non-obtrusive program that makes this feature possible. Many of you may be familiar with these types of tools if you have used SnapFish, Costco, Kodak Easy Share Gallery, Shutterfly etc.

The One by One feature is just that, you upload your pictures one at a time or multiple photos in a zip file. There is nothing to download, but can take longer to upload pictures.



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