How do I set a gallery or album cover image?

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For each gallery, you can set a cover image that will display on the gallery intro page.  It will be the first thing visitors see when they arrive at the gallery!

To set a gallery cover image from a photo that is already uploaded to the gallery:

  1. Go to Photos > Galleries > Manage on the specific gallery
  2. Click to select the photo you'd like to use as the cover image by clicking on it
  3. Click the Actions link on the image, or the More Actions button
  4. Select Set Gallery Cover
  5. Set the focal point. (This is most helpful when you’ve selected a vertical image; it will help ensure that important parts of the photo are not cut off, like a head or specific body part, when a client views the gallery)
  6. Click Save Cover

To upload a new photo to use as the gallery cover image:  * This specific photo will not show in the photo gallery, and will not count towards your plan.

  1. Go to Photos > Galleries > Manage on the specific gallery
  2. Click on the + on the top left corner of the gallery
  3. Select Upload from Computer to select a file, upload, and save

 

If you have set up albums within a gallery, you can also choose a cover image for each album.

To set an album cover image:

  1. Go to Photos > Galleries > Manage on the specific gallery
  2. Click on Manage Albums on the left
  3. Select the album with which you wish to work
  4. Select a photo you'd like to use as the album cover image by clicking on it
  5. Select Set Album Cover from the Actions menu on the photo or under the More Actions menu

* If an album does not contain photos (i.e., it contains sub-albums with photos in them), you can upload a photo to use as the album cover by clicking on the + on the top left corner of the gallery.

 

Can ShootProof choose album cover images for me, to speed up my workflow? 

You bet!

If you'd like ShootProof to randomly select a photo as the album cover image during upload, simply turn this option on in the Gallery Settings before uploading images, or select this option in your Gallery Presets. 

When you upload your files to a gallery, ShootProof will automatically select a photo from each album and set it as the album cover. You can always replace the chosen image with another photo if you wish.  Note: You cannot currently automatically select gallery cover images; only album cover images.


To set album cover images automatically:

1. Go to Gallery Settings > Advanced > turn on the Set Album Cover Images Automatically option

2. Upload images as normal.  (Hint: Use the Desktop Uploader and your albums will be created automatically according to the folders on your computer!)


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