Lightfolio Documentation

Detailed Description on Creating a Gallery

  • From your Galleries Page click the button that says "Add Gallery"

  • Give your Gallery a name

  • And then click "Next: Choose Theme"

  • On this page you can:

    (1) Explore Themes,

    (2) Create Cover Title,

    (3) Create Cover Subtitle,

    (4) Align the Cover Text Position

    (5) Or, Choose Advanced Options

  • Explore Themes
  • Once you click "Explore Themes" a new page will appear with a variety of Themes to choose from.

  • With each Theme you have the option to view the layout of the Images or Cover photo before making a selection.

  • You also can select Preview to see the gallery in full screen. If you select this option a new screen will appear with the gallery.

  • The layout of your gallery can be Light.

  • Or it can be Dark.

  • Select Theme
  • Once you decide which Theme you want for your Gallery click "Select"

  • Upload Images
  • After you have selected a Theme you can than select "Next: Upload Images"

  • On the Folder of Images page you can select "Upload Some Images"

  • Before uploading images be sure to select how many images you would like to upload concurrently. Basically, if you have slow internet speed select the drop down for 1 image at a time, or if you have fast internet speed select the drop down for 6 images at a time. This does not reflect the number of images you can select for uploading -- as many or as few as you would like.

  • Let's go ahead and "Choose files from your computer"

  • Select files from your computer and click "open"

  • After opening, the (1) Image Upload and (2) Thumbnail Progress will appear.

  • Once Uploading is complete you can either "Close" out of this window or "Upload More"

  • If you are finished Uploading images you will now see your Images in a Folder. On this page you have a number of different options:

    (1) Upload more Images to your Folder,

    (2) Add more Folders to your Gallery,

    (3) Publish your Gallery,

    (4) Share your Gallery or

    (5) Preview your Gallery.

    For more on Settings click here

  • Select Cover Photo
  • Before concluding the basics on how to Create a Gallery you will want to choose an image for your Cover Photo. This image will appear as the Cover Photo for not only your Gallery Visitors to see but also, it will be the Cover Photo that appears on your Galleries Page.

    (1) Select an Image,

    (2) Click the additional options,

    (3) And select "Make Cover"

  • Assign Cover 
  • You will have the option to assign the image to the Gallery Cover or the Folder Cover. For now, assign the image to the Gallery Cover. If you add more Folders to your Gallery you can then assign different Cover images for the different Folders within your Gallery.

  • Preview Gallery!
  • Now that you have walked through the basics of creating a gallery you can view the gallery as your gallery visitors would see it. That's the fun part!

    Select "Preview"

  • Your Cover Photo

  • Your Image Layout

  • You've finished the steps to Creating a Gallery! For more details on gallery settings click here.