That was easy, right? If you’re all logged in, we can get started! Let’s assume you’re starting from scratch and want to create your first gallery. From either the Home or Photo Albums page, click on the "new gallery” button at the top right of the window.
Notice that the current date is entered as the default gallery name. You can change this to a title of your choice or just keep the date as the gallery name, add a description if you want, then click "Add Photos."
If you’ve already got a gallery or two and just want to add new photos to them, there are a couple of options. If you are on the Photo Gallery or Home page, you can click on the “Add Photos” link under the gallery title. If you open the gallery, you can click on the “Add Photos” camera icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
Up, up and away!
Adorama offers a bunch of super-easy ways to upload photos.
Single File, Please
Our single file uploader lets you browse your hard drive to select individual photos. This method works on all computers and with all browsers. It’s the simplest way to upload a small quantity of photos.
Click on “Browse” and a window will open showing the files and folders on your hard drive. Select a photo file (.jpg or 8-bit tiff.) and click on “upload photos.” A new blank slot will appear just below so you can continue to upload photo files to your gallery one at a time.
Multi-platform bulk uploader (Java)
If you’ve got a Mac or UNIX machine, or if you have a Windows PC but use another browser such as Firefox or Safari, our Java-enabled bulk uploader is your best bet for a large upload.
Select a folder/file from your hard drive on the left …
… then choose your image files from the window in the center. Drag and drop your selections into the bottom pane, and hit the “upload photos” button.
If you are an IE user, you can upload with ActiveX. Just click on “Upload photos” in the blue navigation bar from an IE browser and you’ll get a new window where you can choose an existing gallery to upload to or create a new one. Once you select or create an gallery, click on “choose photos” at the bottom of the window. In the next window, look at the top of the screen, just below the top of the browser; you should see a thin yellow bar asking you if it is ok to install an add-on from “Aurigma, Inc.” (Those of you with Macs may be asked if you “trust” the add-on.) Just say yes! About two seconds later it’s all done and the upload window appears. This window looks just like the Java uploader, where you have the contents of your hard drive on the left and a top center pane containing the contents of whatever folder is highlighted. Now just drag and drop the images to upload into the bottom pane. Then hit upload!
Want to use FTP instead?
All you need is your own FTP client, we provide the rest! FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, allows you to see your galleries exactly as they are stored on AdoramaPix servers in Windows Explorer style. You can drag and drop from your local drive to our servers and see it all at the same time.
From the upload page, click on the FTP instruction box on the right side of your screen, then open your FTP client (there are dozens of these, all free and available for download. We don’t recommend any particular one; they’re all pretty much the same). In the instruction box you’ll see
§ The name of the host address (that’s us) which is upload.adoramapix.com.
§ Your login (the email address you used when you signed up with AdoramaPix)
§ A password. This password is different from your password for the rest of the AdoramaPix site, and will always be your password for uploading using FTP. Don’t worry about remembering it, every time you click on the FTP instructions, it’ll be right there.
Next you’ll need to set up a connection between your local drive and the AdoramaPix host to transfer your images. Every FTP client is different so you’ll have to look around to find where to click to establish the connection. You’ll be prompted to fill in your login and password (from the instruction box) and the host name (upload.adoramapix.com). Give your account a name, and save it so you can use it in the future to upload more photos. Then connect to your new account.
All your previously created AdoramaPix galleries will appear in the right pane of the window along with a new virtual gallery created with FTP and the current date as its name. Don’t worry if you don’t see any images in the galleries, these are virtual galleries and are all empty. You can drag and drop images from your computer’s drive shown in the left pane over to the right pane and drop into this folder or any other folder of your choice.
If you are brand new and don’t have any galleries yet, you can use the virtual gallery or go back to the AdoramaPix site and create a blank gallery with any name you like. Then return to the FTP client and the gallery will appear in the right pane.
When you go back to adoramapix.com/yourusername and click on the Photo Galleries page you’ll see that the new gallery is right there. You can change this and add a description if you want by clicking on the “edit” button next to the title.
If you have a Windows PC with Silverlight installed, you can use our Silverlight uploader. To load your files click on the Select Files button in the lower left. This will open the windows file browser. Locate the JPG or TIFF files you want to upload and then select them by clicking on them. To select multiple files you can press Ctrl-A to select all the files, or you can keep the Ctrl key held down while clicking on multiple files. When you have selected the files you want, click upload to get started.