Step by step...
Here's one way of doing that works well for me (the web master).
Your mileage may vary, and you're certainly free to use other
(Don't worry... this is much easier than it may look.)
1) Download and use Picasa!
I can't say enough about this program. It's completely free,
and simple to use.
Click here to
get a copy. Once you've gotten it installed and such that you
can see the photos on your disk, you're ready to proceed.
crop, and tune the photos you want...
Find the photos on your disk and review them. Pick out the ones
you want to have uploaded for everyone to enjoy. (I'm sure you
don't want them all to be uploaded.) It's best to do this on an
album by album basis, grouping your stuff into sets of no more than 30
or so shots at the max.
Use Picasa's tools to optimize your images. If you double click
on a photo within Picasa, you'll get a closeup of your image, and will
have a set of tools down the left side. Practice with them and
I find that I seldom need to use more than the Crop and I'm Feeling
Lucky buttons (in that order). Proper cropping of the images can
make all the difference in the world.
3) Export the photos to a folder on your system....
From the main display of Picasa, click on the various photos you plan
to upload, using "Control-Click" to make multiple selections. Once
you've indicated the ones you want, hit the "Export" button.
From the control
screen that comes up, type in a name for a folder on your system.
This is where your "exported" photos will go on your system. (The
original photos are untouched.)
Set the "Image Size" to be 1600. This makes a huge
savings in disk space, while still delivering a very nice result.
After you hit the "Export" button, a new folder will be created on
your system. Remember where this is for an upcoming step.
Create an album in your area on the troop gallery page...
Start by logging in to your account (via the "Login"
link in the upper right of the gallery pages). You will be brought
to the top of your personal gallery area. (The row of text below
the Troop 14 banner will always tell you where you are in the system).
Click the Add Album link to create your new album. If it helps
you stay organized, feel free to make albums inside other albums.
For example, you might have an album called "NYC Trip", and inside that
have separate albums for "Subway Rides", "Museum Visits", and "Times
A screen will come
up that you need to enter some information into. Just follow the
notes in the image to the right. Hit the "Create" button on the
bottom when you're ready.
It will take you to a 2nd screen where you have all sorts of things
that can be filled in and diddled around with. Please don't do
anything with the 2nd screen. Just move along to the next
step, where you can upload the photos.
5) Start adding
When you look at your gallery, you should find that it's empty.
Clicking on any of the links that allow you to "Add Items" or "Add
Photos" will bring up a window with a wide variety of approaches.
Basically, there are two that work well, and I've highlighted them
Adding one by one...
The graphic on the side shows notes on how to upload photos one by
one. Kinda straight forward.
Adding a bunch
at a time...
Selecting this option is much faster. Along the way, you may
see some notes about whether or not you trust the application. Say