Making Galleries

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The following is a guide to uploading galleries.

Checking

  • Point.png Ensure that none of the content is forbidden by the site's rules.
  • Check that the content is not already uploaded. Any gallery that it is marked as "Visible" counts as existing in the system. This step generally isn't necessary for imageset-type galleries.
    • Ways to check include:
    • Before replacing an existing gallery ensure that the content is genuinely superior. Be especially wary of posting an upscale.
  • Remove any duplicate or blank images before uploading. Scan using software such as VisiPics.
  • Point.png There is a risk the gallery will be expunged as a compilation if it includes portions of comics or CG sets. An imageset dedicated to an artist should only contain "loose" images not included in their published comics/sets.
  • Sort and remove any mixed content (Cosplay, 3D, and 2D content should not be in the same gallery; likewise with Asian and Western content). There are separate categories for a reason.

Filenames

  • Double-check that the order of the images is correct (wherever applicable).
    • It is best to rename the files for consistency and ease of viewing for visitors that choose to download the gallery. 4-digit padding is recommended (e.g. 0001.jpg, 0002.jpg, etc.)
  • Filenames should only contain alphanumeric characters, hyphens, and underscores. Any non-ASCII characters will be discarded. "Romanize" or convert all non-Western characters whenever possible.
    • The system may or may not accept such files without any error messages. Check the outcome in the preview screen after adding the files.
  • To avoid sorting issues when uploading many files and to keep the base filenames intact software such as Bulk Rename Utility or a mass-rename batch script are recommended.
    • Keep folder names if they contain useful meta, and split with underscores or hyphens.

Uploading

  1. Go to My Galleries.
  2. Click "Create New Gallery".
  3. Fill in as much information as possible (name and description). Galleries require a Romanized/Main title.
    • The Japanese title field is not needed for non-Asian works. Leave blank if uncertain.
  4. Choose a folder for the gallery's placement (this only affects where it is found in the My Galleries screen). The default is "Unsorted".
  5. Select which category the gallery falls under.
    • Private galleries can be made by leaving the "Make this gallery publicly available as:" checkbox unchecked (donators only).
  6. Read the Terms of Service, then check the box indicating that the terms have been read and agreed upon.
  7. Add archives or images that make up the gallery's content. Up to 2,000 files can be selected. Click "Start Upload".
  8. Wait for the uploading, the page will change when complete.
  9. Choose a sorting method at the bottom of the page: "Apply with Standard Sort", "Apply with Natural Sort", or "Apply with Current Ordering".
    • Check over the content uploaded. Re-order, add, or remove any images as desired. Re-order any disordered pages or if a cover is not the first image.
  10. Once satisfied with the content and sorting click "Publish Gallery" to make the gallery public. You acknowledge that from this point forward the public gallery belongs to the community.

At any time before publishing any changes made can be saved by clicking "Save Changes" (aside from file uploads which automatically save). Once a gallery is published it may take a few minutes for the gallery to appear on the gallery list (depending on server activity). Smaller-sized thumbnails will automatically be generated for new or updated galleries after the large thumbnails are made.

Limits

  • Accepted archive formats: RAR, ZIP
    • Point.png It is strongly recommended not to archive multiple folders together.
      • Users should archive folders one at a time instead and upload them sequentially. This will help prevent out of order situations.
    • Compression method should be Deflate, LZMA, or PPMd. Word size should not exceed 32. Uncompressed (Store) is also supported. Encryption is not permitted.
    • RAR5 is not supported.
    • Maximum upload size for archives is 1GB.
  • Accepted image formats: GIF, JPG, PNG
    • Animated GIFs are permitted. APNG is not fully supported by the gallery system; browser compatibility for animated PNG as of 2016 also is very limited, especially for large files, which includes browsers that claim to support the format.
    • If an animated PNG file is over 10MB, it will not appear as a source and must be downloaded (at the standard source request cost of 5 hits/MB).
  • Images must be between 100 x 100 and 20,000 x 20,000 in resolution.
    • Images above 2,400px width will appear downscaled and, if applicable, the resampled version will be converted to JPG.
  • Individual images are capped at 10MB for GIF, 20MB for JPG, and 50MB for PNG.
    • Images that exceed the filesize cap may be converted in order to shrink their filesize (with as little quality loss as possible). The gallery's description must state this and the original files must be included in the gallery's torrent.
  • Galleries are capped at 2,000 images.
    • For works that exceed 2,000 images it is acceptable to create 2+ galleries. Each gallery besides the last must fully utilize its 2,000 image allotment.

Updating

All modifications to galleries can be done through the My Galleries UI.

  • Owners may modify a gallery's name(s) or description freely after it has been published.
    • This cannot be done if a petition was successful on the gallery. In order to change the name further a new petition must surpass the existing one.
  • Once a gallery is published, adding, removing or reordering files will count as an update. This creates a new gallery that immediately replaces the older one (with a new timestamp).
    • Point.png Galleries will be expunged if they are updated more than 2 times per 30 days.
      • Exceptions: Any valid additions to artist-specific galleries, ongoing comics, or ongoing translation projects. Any changes for fixing an expungeable gallery (e.g. removing forbidden images). These may be done freely without limit.

Cloned galleries are linked to the entire gallery update chain and retain all favorites, ratings and comments unless they are aged and require expunging (see below). Uploader comments are unique for each gallery update.

Any renaming cannot be done via the My Galleries UI after 24 hours unless an update is done to the gallery's contents. They may still be done via petition.

Aged

A gallery becomes "aged" 1 year after its last publishing.

  • Such galleries cannot be updated. Any necessary file changes will require re-uploading and replacement via expunging.
  • Recategorizing or changing the description is still permitted.

Bounties

If uploading content with a bounty on it, be sure to contact the bounty poster to claim the reward.

Promoting

  • Users are free to promote their uploaded galleries in their forum signature or on other websites.
  • Users may choose to make a torrent of their gallery's contents. These torrents may also include non-image files or anything not present in the gallery.
    • All files in a torrent must still adhere to the rules and must be relevant to the gallery. Any abuse of the torrent system may result in a ban.
    • Note that users besides a gallery's owner may make torrents for a gallery as well.

Rewards

Each hit on a user's galleries rewards GP (users will not be rewarded until after 4 hours have passed and the gallery is not expunged during that time). Getting enough hits can also earn a ranking in the uploader / gallery toplists.

As Published

  • All formal works must be uploaded "as published" as closely as possible.
  • Non-supported image files such as BMP or PPM must be converted to PNG of the same resolution as the non-supported file type.
    • Uploading both JPG along with the PNG files is permitted if they are both distributed by the source.
    • File sizes should remain reasonable. It is permitted to downscale original images only to bypass the 10MB file size limit (and the original files must be included in the gallery's torrent).
    • PDF files should not lead to absurd resolution upscales (e.g. 4534x6405[1] where 1360x1920 is better). Users are encouraged to use the best non-artifacted resolution and provide the original PDF in a torrent instead.

Image Grouping

When uploading an imageset it is important to know that fully dressed people not engaging in sexual behavior is not viable for tagging. e.g. If a gallery is uploaded containing 10 pictures of girls standing around in bikinis and 2 pictures of normal sex then the gallery is not viable for any tags.

This can be avoided by either:

  • Splitting up up the content into two galleries, one with sexual content and one with non-h content. That way both galleries will be viable for tagging their respective content. Make sure they are categorized correctly.

Alternatively:

  • If the image collection largely contains the same fetish across the board simply sorting them in sexual and non-sexual sequences within the gallery will be enough, the non-sexual images will not be viable for tags but the sexual content will be grouped and hence maximized for viable tags.

This is true for all fetishes; a grouped fetish in a larger gallery with many different fetishes requires a lot less pictures compared to those that are spread out.

See also