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How to create a FORVM Gallery
« on: February 05, 2013, 05:36:40 am »
Hello.

I have managed to collect all of five coins and would like to make a gallery of them. Unfortunately I do not know the first thing about how to make one. Is there anyone who would be kind enough to help me get started?

Thanks in advance,

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How to create a FORVM Gallery
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 08:01:40 am »
1. Mouse over Resources in the header menu bar, then click Members' Gallery in the drop down. (step1.jpg)
2. Click the Create / order my albums button.  (step2.jpg)
3. Create your album(s) giving a name for each one. (step3.jpg)
4. Click the Add a Coin button (step4.jpg)
5. Follow the easy instructions any time you want to add photos of coins in your album(s).
I think that these are what you need to get started.

After you have created your galleries, you can announce your new additions and invite people to see making a post at 'The Members' Gallery' board.
Most people create a post there and update it anytime they add something new.

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How to create a FORVM Gallery
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 08:28:31 am »
Later on, when you want to show your coins, as I'm sure you will, click on 'Gallery' and then 'my coins'. Then copy the link, e.g. to put in your signature. Mine looks like this:

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/index.php?cat=12477

You can also view one of your albums and copy the link from the address bar to link to thi particular album:

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=2187

When you want to link to a particular coin, it is a little different:

You can do it like this (not recommended) by copying the link from your browser's address bar:

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=2187&pos=1

The reason is that this links to coin 2 (position 0 is the first coin) in album 2187. When you move the coin to another album or change the sort order (other users can change the sort order of your albums!), the link will lead to another coin.

Always use the link foud in a coin's description under 'file information':

URL:   https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-48136

This link will work, no matter where you move the coin, as long as you don't delete the coin.
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Re: How to create a FORVM Gallery
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 03:20:30 pm »
I made a first gallery which I simply titled "Trial". I bought two coins which I had good pictures of, but didn't save the pics so only have smaller pics which came in the confirmation e-mail from the seller. Will have to take new pictures of those coins tomorrow.

I do have pictures of my other not so nice coins, but it's seperate pictures from obverse and reverse. How do I join merge them into one picture?

 

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Re: How to create a FORVM Gallery
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013, 05:42:58 pm »
Thank you both for your help, it's now working like a charm.

.. and may I add here: I have been to many a forum throughout the years, and rarely have I felt as much at home as here. Thanks again.

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Re: How to create a FORVM Gallery
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 04:49:31 am »
I was hoping someone else would answer your question since I was too lazy but here it is:

There's a very easy way to combine the two pictures (you really must combine them for the galleries).

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Use Irfanview to open each picture, with the mouse mark a rectangle around the coin, leaving just a little border. From the menu choose EDIT->CROP SELECTION. Save the images separately.
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Then click on IMAGE -> CREATE PANORAMA IMAGE and choose the two picture files. You might want to disable the automatic sorting there under SORT IMAGES, otherwise the result might have the reverse to the left, which is not how it is usually done. Then click CREATE IMAGE and save the result.


There's a slightly more alaborate process (but not difficult either) that I prefer now and that is much better for irregular coins.

Use GIMP (also free).
I usually do step 1. from above with Irfanview.
Then when I have my two separate pictures. I create a very large new picture in GIMP. I open the obverse picture in Irfanview, press CTRL+C, go to GIMP and press CTRL-V to insert it. Then I move it to the top left, click SELECTION->SELECT NOTHING (or similar, I'm using the German version). I then repeat the process with the reverse picture. I end up with the desired picture with a more or less large border to the right and on the bottom. I then click on IMAGE->CROP AUTOMATICALLY and save the result as a JPG file (when saving enter "desiredFilename.JPG" as a name, otherwise the program will use another file type, unsuitable for posting online).

It's really less complicated than it sounds.
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Re: How to create a FORVM Gallery
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2013, 07:41:29 am »
If you do not have a tripod of some kind, the first method using Irfanview will be better for you. The program will then resize one of them to be the same size as the other.
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Re: How to create a FORVM Gallery
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2013, 10:28:25 am »
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I made a first gallery which I simply titled "Trial".

Now, update your profile to include your gallery address as a footer when you post so it's easy for us to find!

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Re: How to create a FORVM Gallery
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2013, 06:29:39 pm »
Done. Attributions to follow.

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Re: How to create a FORVM Gallery
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2013, 02:47:43 pm »
How do you make a tray shot of several coins?

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Re: How to create a FORVM Gallery
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2013, 05:06:45 pm »
Easy. Even I can do it. Place the coins in the tray and shoot.

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Re: How to create a FORVM Gallery
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2013, 03:31:33 am »
Easy. Even I can do it. Place the coins in the tray and shoot.

Hehe. OK. I understand that part, used the wrong word. Meant to ask, how do you make  a collage image? That is, how do I stitch together more than one coin in one image?

Sorry for the misunderstanding.  

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Re: How to create a FORVM Gallery
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2013, 04:08:05 am »
I use Windows Paint for my collages.Only a question of patience. Here you have one of my favourite portraits. Click to enlarge.

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Re: How to create a FORVM Gallery
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2013, 06:27:33 am »
Is there a way of moving pictures with description from one album to another? If so, how?

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Re: How to create a FORVM Gallery
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2013, 11:52:05 am »
Is there a way of moving pictures with description from one album to another? If so, how?

Paddy,

You can't move pics from one album to another per se but you can add files to any folder and just delete from the original folder.

Regards,
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Re: How to create a FORVM Gallery
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2013, 12:45:11 pm »
Is there a way of moving pictures with description from one album to another? If so, how?

Paddy,

You can't move pics from one album to another per se but you can add files to any folder and just delete from the original folder.

Regards,
mz

Thank you, Mark Z.

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Re: How to create a FORVM Gallery
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2013, 11:46:35 am »
Hello - my background has two different shades. How do I change that to one uniform background color in Ifranviewer?

Thanks in advance,

Patrik

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Re: How to create a FORVM Gallery
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2013, 04:14:10 pm »
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Re: How to create a FORVM Gallery
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2013, 06:44:24 pm »
Thank you very much for the help, Jay.

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Re: How to create a FORVM Gallery
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2016, 12:05:49 pm »
Nice that you would start your gallery. I would check it out!

 

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