How to: upload your photos to Gwulo (basic)
This page explains how to upload photos from your computer / iPad / tablet / smartphone to the Gwulo.com website, so other readers can see them.
1. Before we start
Please only upload photos that are your own, or that are public domain, or where the copyright has expired. In all other cases, please just provide a link to the photo, rather than uploading the photo and breaking copyright.
2. Log in
If you're already logged in, you can skip ahead to the next section.
If you already have an account, please click here to log in.
Or if you're new to Gwulo.com, please click here to create your account.
3. Upload a photo
Please click here to start the upload.
The first screen you'll see is:
Select "Image upload", then click Continue
Click the "+ Add files" and choose the photo to upload. (If you're using a PC or a Mac, you also have the option to drag your photo and drop it on top of the "Drag files here".)
Leave the Authors and Tags empty
For the basic upload, please edit the title field, but leave the other fields unchanged:
- Title: A short description of the photo. It is automatically filled in with the name of the file, eg IMG_1234.JPG, but please change it to a short description that helps readers know what the photo is about.
("Image" will show the photo you chose in the "Add" step above. Don't worry that it appears small, it will be shown at full size after you've saved it.)
Scroll down the page, click the "Finish" button, and your photo is uploaded to the website for all to see.
4. Insert your photo into comments, pages, etc
Now your photo is on the website, you can include it in any comments you write, pages you create, etc. Here's how: http://gwulo.com/node/1929
5. Upload another photo - advanced
The next time you upload a photo, follow the instructions for advanced uploads, http://gwulo.com/node/27014 You'll learn how to upload multiple photos at once, and how to help other readers find your photos more easily.
If you find any mistakes, or anything isn't clear, please leave a message in the comments below.