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This may have been addressed before, but I went back quite a ways and did not find any mention of it. If it has, please feel free to direct me to a link rather than feeling the need to re-explain everything. It could be that I'm just too stupid to see the obvious solution right in front of my face, but I can't find it.

I started uploading pictures a few months ago to show my mom, but it was only two gallaries and it wasn't important. I've decided now that I like it and would like to add many more photos. However, when I added new gallaries to my top level, everything shows up in the order that I created the gallaries. Is there a way to change the order? Or am I going to have to delete everything I already have in there, add my new gallary so it shows up first, and then add everything back in all over again? And if later I decide I want yet another gallary, will I have to do this all over again? I can't seem to find a way to change what order the gallaries are displayed.

Same goes for the order pictures are displayed within my gallary. I already have lots of pictures of my cats uploaded, and I've recently been on a project of scanning old pictures to go on my computer. I would like to add them to the gallary for my cats, but they show up at the end of the list since I uploaded them most recently. Is there a way to move them to the top since they are actually the oldest, or will I have to delete all the pictures that are in there, add the scanned photos, then add the newer pictures again?

Maybe there's a style or something that will allow me to sort, because I can't seem to find an option as of now. Also, where do I get new styles? The only one I'm given access to is "Unnamed style."

Thanks in advance for any help you're able to give.
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From:kaytethinks
Date:June 22nd, 2005 10:39 pm (UTC)
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Under Manage -> Galleries, click {Edit] next to the gallery you want to work with, and then on {Pictures], and you can re-order the pictures within a gallery from there using the < and > under each picture.

I can't remember what I did for styles, and I don't know about re-ordering the galleries.
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From:deana_in_texas
Date:June 23rd, 2005 02:56 am (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:ryoken3d
Date:June 23rd, 2005 11:12 am (UTC)

*random comment*

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Another Nova Scotian, small world..
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From:anykeytocontinu
Date:June 24th, 2005 04:15 am (UTC)
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Making New Galleries Display First.

On the style you current have in use hover the mouse over the box in the upper right that says "view" and you will see a small box slide out to the left of it. Within that box you will find four choices for ways to view the galleries. In order to view the most recently updated or created galleries click on the "recently updated" link found there.

Your viewer will have to select this option each time they visit in order to see the most recently added galleries. Optionally you could just drop a link or post in your journal to notify friends there that, yes, there are new photos! And this is where you will find them. (Which could just be a link to http://pics.livejournal.com/deana_in_texas/?sort=recent.)

Changing the Order of Photos.

While the < > method of moving around pictures that was mentioned above works, if you have a large gallery this becomes a bit cumbersome. So for a much faster way of moving things around you can actually edit the order number of an image.

Manage > (Gallery Name Here, but select...) [Edit] > [Text & Security]

Now from that page just find the page with the image(s) you want to move and assign them a new number. If you take the photo with Pos number 50, change that number to 1 and click the Save Changes (or "Save Changes, go to Next Page -->") button the new position will be saved and the photo formerly at position 1 can now be found at position 2. All other photos will of course be knocked back a position to reflect the new order.

Changing Your Style...or Being Cool Before Cool Was Hip.

Manage > Styles > (User Name Here) [Edit]

You will find Layout next to a box with a pull-down menu and there is where you would select the gallery style you want, under that is labeled Theme which will give you different options which mostly concern pre-established colour and typeface (font) setups. If you aren't quite satisfied with those you can do further fine tuning with the edit box just below that. (Next to Customizations.)

You should have access to more than just "Unnamed style" which...when I look at the list of styles I have access to that's not even an option.

I hope this all helps you out. If it doesn't answer your questions just ask more questions. I'll try to do what I can to help.
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From:deana_in_texas
Date:June 24th, 2005 07:37 am (UTC)
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Wow thanks, this was all very helpful. The ordering of photos and styles were both very helpful. The first part, though, I guess I wasn't clear what I meant.

I wanted my gallaries to show up in alphabetical order by default. I know there is a button to push to select alphabetical when you're viewing the gallaries, but that also includes the subgallaries in the alphabetical list, which I do not like.

Now that you have shown me how to change my style, the only one that does what I want is "Color Hover." All the rest display them in the order I added the gallaries. Do you see what I mean? I don't really like the "Color Hover" theme, though... it's too plain, and it doesn't show any of my descriptions or titles, and I don't see any way to tell it to do so.

Is there any way to create my own style that will do what I want, or am I just stuck with not being able to get it? Thanks again...
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From:anykeytocontinu
Date:June 24th, 2005 11:15 am (UTC)
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I wanted my galleries to show up in alphabetical order by default. I know there is a button to push to select alphabetical when you're viewing the galleries, but that also includes the sub-galleries in the alphabetical list, which I do not like.

You wanted your sub-galleries ordered differently?

I don't really like the "Color Hover" theme, though... it's too plain, and it doesn't show any of my descriptions or titles, and I don't see any way to tell it to do so.

If that's the current theme you've got going on now I have to agree about it being very plain and ultra-basic. I know there is a way to exclude descriptions, but if the style doesn't include them in the first place I know of no means by which to tell it, "Hey, show me descriptions!"

There is a way to create a style that will do exactly what you want if you are familiar with the S2 style system. (Here are a few links to get you started. Creating a custom style. S2 Structure & Terms. Official S2 Documentation.)

If however you aren't then your best bet would be to take a gander around Livejournal and see if maybe you can find a S2 Style community that has a bunch of people with a love for style making and ask them nicely if someone can help you out.
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