Album Upload

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Automatic album upload per FTP is directly supported inside CodedColor. The upload utility uses a synchronize strategy, so you can easily upload small changes in little time.


Enter a Work Directory of the form /photos/2004/sailing. The path is automatically created for you in the FTP home location.


The Checksum (synchronize) option allows you to upload only changed or new files, and thus speed up the transfer considerably. This is very helpful if you only want to change small details in the layout or colors of the album and the exported images are not affected. You can also cancel an upload and continue later.


To create an Album Archive, see Step3 of the Web Export topic. An album archive can be easily downloaded and extracted by the viewer.


The View FTP Directory button opens the Internet Explorer in the designated FTP directory. Note, that for this option you should have at least Windows 2000 or XP installed. Use this button if you want to delete an album later, or just browse your FTP directory.


When you press Mail Invitation to Friends, the same URL you tested in Preview in Browser is sent via eMail. (You need to have MAPI installed on your system, i.e. Outlook or Outlook Express.) To change the URL, you can press the little Edit button. In most cases, the Viewing URL is different from the Upload URL.




Upload location:

View album URL:


Manual Upload with other tools


To manually upload an exported album outside of CodedColor, you need to install an FTP client like WS_FTP, or use the integrated FTP features of the Windows Explorer (> version 6). Make sure, that you transfer all files in and below the export destination. This directory is usually found in the CodedColor Work Directory under Organizer\Album Export\<My Album>. Manually create folders like Fotos\<My Album> in your FTP area, before you start uploading the files.


Note, that if you change the images of an album (add, delete, edit), you must manually upload the whole album including all images, thumbs and HTML files again. If you only want to change the appearance of the album, make sure to enable the option Step3 > Quick Export (color settings). Then you can omit the subdirectories images, orig, thumbs and pics during upload. (This optimization is done automatically for you when using the Auto-FTP feature of CodedColor described above!)


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If you are using a firewall, make sure the FTP port# is opened in the firewall. Even the Windows Firewall of VISTA does not automatically authorize an application for FTP. You may have to explicitly enable CodedColor in your Windows Firewall Settings.


If your FTP server is using SSL, turn off command filtering in the firewall.


Remember that most FTP servers are case sensitive, i.e. /Photos and /photos are actually 2 different subdirectories!


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Web Album
Flash Album





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