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ElantraClub - For Elantra Owners and Enthusiasts _ Announcements _ The EC Gallery

Posted by: elantragt Sep 10 2009, 01:13 PM

I'm very excited to announce the opening of the brand new EC Photo Gallery. This will allow all members to upload pics and have a personal album. Regular members can upload a small amount of pics and VIP's and Lifetimers much more. There are various categories for pictures in addition to the member albums.

Members can rate and add comments to pictures. Larger pictures get a cool lightbox effect. Each album gets a photostrip for easy navigation. VIP's even can send gallery photo ecards!

I recommend all members read the gallery (before starting) to get the most out of it. biggrin.gif

I've done a lot of tweaking on this and I believe it's as nice as anything out there.

The gallery link is one of the tabs at the top of the board. Let's makes this thing great.

Posted by: popeye Sep 10 2009, 02:02 PM

Since I didn't post in the announcement thread I'll say it here; It's a good idea, for one reason alone: it'll always reside here and the simplicity of members to store and manage EClub related photos is excellent. I for one may just move all my odd and sundry pics to the gallery and edit the post to redirect...

Posted by: bhorste Sep 10 2009, 03:43 PM

Rawk on! Got some pics up now! Just need to update my garage.

Posted by: a_v Sep 10 2009, 08:12 PM

Nice! I'm gonna take some photos when I clean it next.

Posted by: RHINESEL Sep 12 2009, 03:04 AM

Great addition, thank you Mitch!

Posted by: elantragt Sep 13 2009, 11:48 PM

I have to admit I'm pretty disappointed how members are reacting to this. blush.gif Oh well... at least I know it's a quality addition whether members choose to use it or not.

Posted by: 02elantragt Sep 14 2009, 11:37 PM

I think it's awesome. I just uploaded a few photos of my car that I had. Maybe it will take a little bit of time.

Posted by: elantragt Sep 16 2009, 05:01 PM

Hopefully you're right about time. It's a very nice feature but only as good as members make it.

Posted by: 02elantragt Sep 16 2009, 05:39 PM

I think A lot of members overlook this post and don't realize that everyone can upload pictures.

Posted by: 02elantragt Sep 17 2009, 12:36 PM

I like the new 5 random images in the gallery mitch. Thats a nice addition.

Posted by: elantragt Sep 21 2009, 06:18 PM

Thanks. Let's make this thing rock! biggrin.gif

Posted by: 02elantragt Sep 21 2009, 06:50 PM

I'm trying i actually got some pics on my phone that I gotta send to my email and add.

Posted by: 06black Sep 23 2009, 09:35 AM

I added some. Worked great.
very cool addition to here.

Posted by: elantragt Sep 23 2009, 10:20 AM

Thanks for the pics. I'm still suprised so few have taken advantage of this but hopefully more will add pictures.

Just to mention that the upload size limit for the pictures is 150KB for regular members and 200KB for VIP's.

The best way to reduce file size is to use a program like Irfanview (free) and save your pics at about 80-85% quality. Then most 800x600 or even some at 1024x768 should be fine to upload.

Posted by: elantragt Sep 23 2009, 01:22 PM

Anyone who doesn't know how to resize pics can email me their "too large to upload pics" and I'll reduce them to work with the Gallery.

Mail me at and I'll send them back resized and ready for upload.

Posted by: silent wolf Sep 23 2009, 01:46 PM

Or use photobucket like i just did.

Uploaded a couple of pics.

Posted by: elantragt Sep 24 2009, 09:36 AM

Ok so... not many are using this and it's probaby one of the coolest features at EC and easy to use.

Just curious, what's your excuse? question.gif

Posted by: elantragt Sep 24 2009, 02:45 PM

I just found a very cool hidden feature I didn't know about. There's now a "Gallery" tab on member profiles showing your last 6 files uploaded. NICE. thumbsup.gif

Off topic... anybody ever check the "Stats" tab on their profile? Another gem I installed that makes EC unique and if you ask me, the best. whistle.gif

Posted by: 02elantragt Sep 25 2009, 07:06 PM

where is this stats tab you speak of mitch?

Posted by: elantragt Sep 25 2009, 07:14 PM

That's what I mean. laugh.gif

Look on your profile at all the blue tabs... you'll find it. Awesome stuff. But no one cares. rolleyes.gif

Posted by: 02elantragt Sep 25 2009, 07:19 PM

I care mitch. I actually got an off topic question, but i'll ask it in a new post.

Posted by: elantragt Oct 4 2009, 08:05 AM

Ok it's been about a week and a half since my last post and this is still not being used. It's a premium feature I bought for us because I thought people would love posting their pics. It's the first time I've ever allowed direct uploads by ALL members (not just VIP's) and I "knew" it would be a hit. blush.gif Anyway, it's here for anyone interested in sharing pics/showing off their car. thumbsup.gif

Posted by: Alex2004GT Oct 4 2009, 10:58 PM

Well I FINALLY had time to create a gallery and upload some pics. I also took a little time to glance around at a few pics. Hopefully in another week or so, once the 70+ hour work weeks are behind me I can take some time to really navigate through. That being said, there are quite a few nice "mod pictures" in there. I liked the headlights on the one pic and another pic I gave three thumbs up (you'll know once you find the pic biggrin.gif )

So everybody go check it out and add a few of your own!!!

Posted by: elantragt Oct 7 2009, 01:57 PM

Thanks Alex. I never thought it would be hard to get people to post pics but I was wrong.

Posted by: sarge Oct 27 2009, 01:06 PM

I've got a tip to those adding photos to the gallery.

Keep the title short and put the rest of the info into the comment area. I think the title gets shortened.
So if you put something long in the title it won't all show.

Reminds me I need to find some more to upload

Posted by: elantragt Nov 15 2009, 08:17 AM

Well it's official... the member response to the Gallery sucks. thumbsdown.gif Here's an opportunity to add pics of any kind to a very nicely designed photo gallery and hardly anyone is even trying. I mean, I've uploaded 170 pics so far myself. Our 7,000 other members have posted a combined total of 200 in 2 1/2 months. blush.gif Nice to see EC loyalty in action. rolleyes.gif

Posted by: 02elantragt Nov 16 2009, 06:37 PM

I have the largest album so I atleast added as many pictures as I have.

Posted by: elantragt Dec 21 2009, 01:43 AM

It would be really nice to see more members starting their own album or adding pics to the different categories. Try it.. you may like it. thumbsup.gif

Posted by: cobas Dec 21 2009, 09:50 AM

Oh... yeah

Posted by: elantragt Jan 21 2010, 08:29 AM

Just a reminder that ALL members can add pics or create their own album, not just VIP's. I'm still suprised to see the lack of interest in the Gallery. sad.gif

Posted by: JohnsRedGT Jan 21 2010, 08:36 AM

thumbsup.gif Another great idea, Mitch!

Posted by: elantragt Jan 21 2010, 09:24 AM

Ummm John, where's your album? tongue.gif

Posted by: JohnsRedGT Jan 21 2010, 09:28 AM

confused-scratchhead3.gif John? who is John? LOL OK, Mitch; when the weather finally breaks I'll take some new ones of "Grandpa's red car"

Posted by: elantragt Jan 31 2010, 12:01 PM

At this point (here and there) I'm creating albums for members with pics they've posted. I'm determined to make the Gallery work, in spite of members lack of interest. rofl.gif

Posted by: elantragt May 2 2010, 11:00 PM

Yes we have a Photo Gallery. Yes you CAN post your pics. wink.gif

Posted by: 02elantragts gurl May 3 2010, 06:22 PM

QUOTE (elantragt @ May 3 2010, 12:00 AM) *
Yes we have a Photo Gallery. Yes you CAN post your pics. wink.gif

We have a WAT? NO WAY! Since when? You're crazy! lol laugh.gif

Posted by: bhorste May 11 2011, 04:17 PM

What better way to get a look at some of the outstanding mods some people have made to their cars? Or to be able to put a face with a screen name... check it out and upload your pics! There's nothing to it!

Posted by: elantragt Sep 25 2011, 02:30 PM

It seems like it's weeks between pictures being added. What gives? blush.gif

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