How To: Manage Images and Avatars
- How Do I View Images?
- Viewing Your Image Gallery
- Viewing Another Community Member's Image Gallery
- Where Can I Upload Images?
- How Do I Upload an Image?
- How To Edit an Image?
- How Do I Delete an Image?
- How Do I Insert an Image in a Post?
- What Is a Private Image?
- How Do I Change My Personal Avatar?
An image gallery is a collection of images that you or other Compass members have uploaded. Each community member who has permission to upload images has an image gallery. You can view your own image gallery as well as the image galleries of other community members.
How Do I View Images?
You can view all photos and graphic files you upload to the community on your Albums and Images page. This page displays images in two ways:
- The Albums tab displays all of your image albums, including the default Public and Private albums that contain any images you might have already uploaded. You can create new albums when you upload images and move images between albums as needed.
- The All Images tab displays all of the images you have uploaded.
Viewing Your Image Gallery
To access your image gallery, start by clicking My Profile in the upper right hand corner, scroll down to the My Photos section, and then select Upload an Image.
To view all your images, click All Images located next to the Albums tab.
Viewing Another Community Member's Image Gallery
To view another user's image gallery, start by selecting the community member's user name to go to their profile page, scroll down to their Photos section, and then select View All.
Where Can I Upload Images?
Depending on your starting point, you choose one or more images, choose the album where they'll be located, and upload. There are size limitations, of course, and a community moderator must approve your images before others can see them. You can upload images from:
- Your Albums and Images page
- Any of your individual Album pages
- Post Message, Answer, Comment, Article, and other Post pages
How Do I Upload an Image?
To upload an image, start by navigating to your profile page, scroll down to the My Photos section, and then click on Upload an Image. Next, select Add Images, click on the image file to be uploaded, and then click on the Select an Album button.
Lastly, choose which album you want the image file to be uploaded, type a title for the image, and then click Save.
How To Edit an Image?
You can change the name and add a description, but you can't edit the actual image in the community. If you want to edit the image, you need to do that outside the community and upload the edited image.
To edit information about an image, go to your Albums page, open the album that contains the image you want and click it, select Edit and change the information you would like, and then click Save.
Note: If you would like a certain image to be used as an album cover, select the checkbox next to the Use this image for the album cover and then click Save.
How Do I Delete an Image?
To delete an image, start by going to your profile page, scroll down to the My Photos section, and then select Upload an Image. Next, locate the image you want to delete, drag your mouse to the upper right hand corner of that image, and select the "X" icon.
How Do I Insert an Image in a Post?
To insert an image in a post, start by creating a new post or replying to an existing one, select Insert Photos, click on Choose Files and select the image you want to add, and then click Done.
What Is a Private Image?
A private image is one that only you (and community moderators with permission) can see. When you upload an image, you can place it in a private album or public album.
To change the privacy setting for an image, select the image to go to the image page, click Image Options and then select Move Image, choose the destination album, and then click Move. To make an image private, move it to a private album. To make a private image public, move it to a public album.
An avatar is a small photo that you can add to your profile. In Compass, you can choose either from multiple collections of pre-approved images or upload your own photos which need to be approved by a moderator. All users in the community will see your avatar, so please refrain from uploading any inappropriate images.
How Do I Change My Personal Avatar?
Start by selecting My Settings in the upper right hand corner, click Avatars, choose an image either From the Community or From Uploaded Images, and then select the photo you want to use as your personal avatar.
Images are a great way of display information so that other community members can have a better understanding of your scenario.
Want to learn more about other community features? Check out the other Compass Community Tutorial articles.