AW Photo/Video 101
by Matt Muir, AW StreaMaster
last updated 10/1/2007
This is a set of instructions for raw rookies who're trying to upload photos for the first time into the AW Photo/Video Archive. If the instructions are unclear–if I've left anything out, or you've encountered other problems–please email me. We want this to be an easy and useful tool for all paddlers!
The process is easy, but there are a couple of pitfalls, and I like to get everyone on the same page. If reading it causes your eyes to glaze over, please just go to the AW website, try to upload a couple of pictures, and see what happens! (You won't break anything.)
Here's how you can upload photos to the AW website:
register with the site.
I believe it will ask you for some standard info, like an email address, name, username, and password. I believe it'll then send an email to the address you've provided. When you respond to that email, you're registered! Please remember your username and password. (You know: the standard website registration protocol.)
Upload Multiple Photos When you have several photos from a river trip choose this multiple photo option rather than the “Upload Photo” button.
Provide background information:
Click “Add Photo” button at bottom of page to upload the photos one at a time. A “browse” button will allow you to find each photo on your computer. You must add information specific to each photo, but the general information, such as river section will be automatically added. Add a brief description for each individual photo. This makes them much more interesting and helpful for others. Make sure to save the report. You can always add more photos to a report that has been saved. So if you only added one or two photos from a trip today, you could add more next week.
You can upload as many photos as you wish!
Some brief guidelines:
Please note that the relevant dimension is in “pixels”, and not inches. Use photo-editing software to crop, rotate or resize photos before uploading. Most cameras come with decent editing software now, but you can download many free programs for resizing photos such as Easy Thumbnails.
I just uploaded the same picture twice (or I uploaded a picture, and it's tooo big). Can you delete it?
I can't delete it, butt I can replace it. You can, too! Simply goto that picture in your My Photos page, click on Edit next to the photo description, and use the “Browse File” field to select another picture that you'd like to see in the AW site. Change the text fields where appropriate, and click on Update at the bottom of the window.