Framed Gallery Reviewer

Introduction

AutoGallery SQL includes a gallery review tool which allows you to quickly view and process newly submitted galleries. The review tool uses a frameset so you can view the gallery in one frame, and process it in another. Each time you process a gallery, the next one in line will be displayed.

Using The Gallery Review Tool

To access the framed gallery review tool, locate and click on the Review Galleries link in the Submitted Galleries section of the control panel menu. AutoGallery SQL will open a new browser window for the gallery reviewer, and you will then be able to begin processing the newly submitted galleries. The image below shows you what you will see when you access the gallery review tool.



  1. The upper frame of the review tool will always display the current gallery you are working on.
  2. This portion of the review tool allows you to modify or delete the preview thumbnail for the gallery.
  3. Clicking on the Skip button will move you on to the next gallery in line without making any changes.
  4. This portion of the review tool allows you to modify any of the gallery data that you want.
  5. Clicking on the Approve button will approve the gallery and move you on to the next one in line.
  6. Clicking on the Reject button will reject the gallery and move you on to the next one in line.
  7. Clicking on the Blacklist button will blacklist the gallery and move you on to the next one in line.
  8. This position will display the username of the partner who submitted this gallery, if it was submitted by a partner.
  9. Clicking on this link will allow you to assign icons to this gallery.
Preview Thumbnail

If a preview thumbnail was submitted with the gallery, it will be visible on the left hand side of the lower frame (B). You can click on the [Delete] link to remove the gallery's preview thumbnail, or the [Edit] link to crop or upload a new thumbnail.

If no preview thumbnail was provided with the gallery, you will see a [No Thumb] link. You can click on this link to crop or upload a new preview thumbnail for the gallery if you wish.

Skipping A Gallery

If you want to skip over a gallery without changing it, you will click on the Skip button (C). This will immediately move you on to the next gallery in line. When you have processed all of the other pending galleries, you will have the option to come back to the galleries you skipped.

Approving A Gallery

If you find the gallery to be acceptable and want to approve it for your TGP, you will click on the Approve button (E). Before you do, you might want to make changes to some of the form fields (D). If any of the submitted information is inaccurate or not to your liking, you can change it before you approve the gallery.

When approving a gallery you have the option to set it's rating and display date. The rating option is included with the other form fields (D), while the display date appears directly to the left of the approve button. The rating option gives you the ability to control the order in which galleries are displayed. You can configure your TGP page template to display higher rated galleries first. If you like a particular gallery and want it to appear higher in the list of galleries, select a higher rating for it.

The display date option allows you to control what day is the first day that the gallery will be eligible for display. Using this feature, you can approve galleries for several days, or even weeks in advance. If you select a display date 5 days in the future, AutoGallery SQL will not display it until that date comes around.

Rejecting A Gallery

If you do not want the gallery to appear on your TGP, you will click on the Reject button (F). Clicking this button will immediately delete the gallery from the database, and send the gallery submitter the selected rejection e-mail (if you have the e-mail feature enabled).

The available rejection e-mails are listed in a drop down box directly left of the Reject button. If you do not want to send an e-mail, select the None option. Otherwise, select the rejection e-mail you would like to send. To create custom rejection e-mails, see the Rejection E-mails section of this manual.

Blacklisting A Gallery

If you would like to delete the gallery and not allow further submissions from this webmaster or website, you will click on the Blacklist button (G). Clicking this button will immediately delete the gallery from the database, and add the selected items to AutoGallery SQL's blacklist. Each of the items that can be blacklisted has a checkbox next to it. Place a check in the box for each item that you want added to the blacklist from this gallery.