Managing your XMS Systems Image Gallery

Managing your XMS Systems Image Gallery

Tutorial to manage your XMS Systems Gallery

Starting off with a warning…

Altho XMS Systems Image uploaded reduces your file sizes it is still a good idea to resize your images as close as possible to the size you are going to use on your website.

XMS Systems Image uploaded will resize your images to maximum 660pixels wide and reduce the image quality to 80% of the original. This usually results in a huge size difference while still having a good image quality. We settled on 660px because that would be the basis of the “responsive switch”. Anything above that is basically a waist and not necesary.

  1. Use “resizeimage.net” to get the image the proper size, would say maximum 1024px wide
  2. Use “Kraken.io” to reduce the actual physical file size

See this blog post titled “Optimal image size to use on my website” for why it is important to do this properly

Adding a Album to the gallery

  1. Scroll down to the bottom of the XMS Systems Albums and click “add new”
    Add Album Screen
  2. Enter a name and click insert to redirect back to the album list
  3. Reorder your albums as required, remember to click “save”

Adding images to the XMS Systems Album

  1. Click edit next to your new album 
  2. Click “Add Photos”
    Add photos to XMS Systems Album
  3. Select Images to upload
    Select Image to upload
  4. Start Uploading
    Start Uploading
  5. Uploading Completed
    Uploading Complete
  6. Click “edit” to the right of each image to Edit Titles and delete images you do not want. it is a good idea to add a “Title” for your image. It serves three purposes. 1. Keep the search engines happy, 2. Enable accessibility for screen readers and 3 it gives the viewer some information about the image.

    You have the option to set the image as the “Album Cover” image. Normally you would want only one cover image, however if you do have more than one selected, XMS Systems gallery will randomly select and display the cover image in the gallery list.
    Edit Image Captions
  7. Done editing titles, click the Greed “Done” button at the top of the page
    Done editing tiles

Image Gallery on website

XMS Systems Image Gallery

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