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james 11-26-2006 08:14 AM

Photo Gallery
I have installed the Photo Gallery software, and I think this is going work nicely. There is button in the middle of the main horizontal navigation bar (it's the green one) called Photo Gallery, that will take you to the new Photo Gallery site.

There are a number of advantages to hosting the Photo Gallery on the Forno Bravo Forum.

1. The photos are sorted by category: hearth, dome, vent, enclosure, pizza, bread, etc.
2. They can be searched by keywords: type, poster, etc., so for example you could find "DMUNs hearth".
3. You can post larger photos, so you don't have to worry about the small file size limitation.
4. You don't need to go off to another photo hosting site, and then find your way back.
5. You can build slide shows.
6. There are nice little features like comments, reviews and # of views, etc.

This should be a nice addition to the Forum. I am sure we all have a lot to learn about using the Photo Gallery, but we're ready for postings. I have posted a couple of photos to see how it works.


CanuckJim 11-26-2006 08:24 AM


This is a very fine addition to the Forum. From today on, I'll be posting pics here, in a larger size for clarity. Is there an upper limit on the height and width?

Nice work.


james 11-26-2006 08:39 AM

Thanks Jim,

We can control size, so I have set the limit to 500K, which is pretty big. I posted a series of 480x360 photos that were in the 140k range. 640x480 images will fit easily, and we will see above that.

Working the brick ovens, bread and pizza -- which are pretty subtle items, I think the bigger sizes will definitely help.


DrakeRemoray 11-26-2006 08:40 AM

Hi James,

I tried to post an image in the vent section. I chose "upload from a url" and I got this error message after pressing upload:
Sorry, DrakeRemoray: Bad Open - Cannot Open the images Directory for Writing

Sounds like a permissions issue...


james 11-26-2006 08:49 AM

Hey Drew,

Could you do me a favor? Can you try "load from computer" first, while I look into permissions for "upload from URL link". Are you trying to load a photo that's already on a different web site?

We can at least check that you can upload a photo from your computer.


dmun 11-26-2006 04:51 PM

Hey! Neat new feature. Here's my trial upload:

Which picture I stole off eBay.

I'll use FB for my pictures now, instead of photobucket. It has that same neat feature where the picture URL is ready formated in IMG format.

DrakeRemoray 11-26-2006 05:32 PM

Hi James,

I was able to upload from my computer, but only a reduced image.

Better than the limit from before, but my camera takes very large images, so I will still have to size them if I use this gallery feature. I usually size them and upload them to another personal site, so being able to upload from a url would be helpful.


james 11-27-2006 05:45 AM


I have upped the image size to 750KB, which can hold at least a 1024x768 photo. Still, it won't accept a photo straight from a typical camera. Our middle-of-the-road 5M pixel Sony camera takes pictures that are typically between 2M-2.3M, so I have to do some size modification before I post them.

I decided to buy a batch image modification program (EasyBatchPhoto for Mac, $24) rather than doing them one at a time. It lets you define/save a size of image you want, then you drag your photos into it, and the right size images pop out. I have set it to 1024x768, 72dpi, as computer screens can only disply 72dpi. They look pretty good.

Also, I will get back to you on the Upload from URL. I'm close.

james 11-27-2006 08:55 AM

Upload from URL should be OK
Hey Drew,
Give it a try. I tested it as a registered user (Yahoo-Archive) and it works. Let me know how it works for you.

DrakeRemoray 11-27-2006 09:01 AM

That worked:

Link to image

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