Click on "My Controls" - in the contents bar on the left under Invision Gallery click on "Your Albums". Click on "Create Gallery" complete the fields and once more click "Create Gallery". From this point on you can begin uploading images.
The maximum image size displayed in the gallery is 800 pixels x 600 pixels - therefore if you submit an image which has larger dimensions it will resized to this smaller maximum display size. But even though it will be resized the actual size of the file will still be that of the larger image. So it is advised to use an image editing program such as Photoshop to resize your image size before uploading. When saving the image within your editing program save as a JPEG file with a resolution of approximately 80% (ie 20% compression) which will vastly reduce the space needed to store it on the Safaritalk servers yet still display an image which suffers very little resolution loss. An easy equation is this:
The smaller the image file size = the more images that can be hosted.
It must be remembered the Safaritalk is not a commercial photo site and you cannot order prints to be made from your gallery albums, rather it is a way of sharing your Africa and safari photos with other registered members so therefore it is not vital to host full sized JPEG images with huge file sizes.
An example is this:
The image properties are as follows:
File size: 16.06kB
Saved at 80% resolution (20% compression).
My albums comprise of 98 images yet take up only 6.04 MB of disk space. If everyone follows these guidelines more or less we will be able to host more photographs on Safaritalk without having to place a limit for each user.