Import photos

There is possibility to run gallery or such kind of competition, where organizer supplies photos, not (only) users. 

Use case

You've got some photos and want to show them, optionally let users comment them, share, vote, add to favourites.

How to do this?

Easy, but not very convinient way is to:

  1. Create or clone new competition 
  2. In Stages tab choose any competition type, open Submission Round, set category(ies).
  3. Go to the competition, sign up, upload photo(s). Sign out and sign up few times, if you want photos to be described as different contributors.
  4. In Stages tab close Submission Round.
  5. In Moderation tab set apropriate settings for Entries and Comments.

How to do this in bulk?

But what, if you have hundreds of photos? There is also an option for you.

  1. Create or clone new competition 
  2. Go to the competition, sign up, use photographer nick or another name, you want photos to be described.
  3. Ask us for dedicated FTP (look for contact email in footer). Upload photos. Photo names will be used as photo titles (you can change them later).
  4. Let us know, when you are done and specify to which user nickname photos should be assigned (that's why you had to sign up). 
    We will move photos to competizer to dedicated user. If you want to assign photos to few users, set please few separate folders on FTP.
    We will remove all photos from FTP after import!
  5. Describe, tag, remove photos: go to the competition, sign in, in your profile choose Manage entries or add this to the web address:
    /entries/describe_photo 
    for example
    www.YourCompany.com/YourCompetition/entries/describe_photo
  6. In Admin area in Moderation tab set apropriate settings for Entries and Comments.

Note: Submission Round could be completely turned off, unless you want your publicity to contribute their photos as well.