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 "Visible" counts as existing in the system. This 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 images before uploading. These can be scanned for using software such as VisiPics.
  • There is a risk the gallery will be expunged as a compilation if it includes portions of comics or CG sets. e.g. 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.
  • It is advisable to double-check that the viewing order of the images is correct (where applicable).
    • It is best to rename the files for consistency and ease of viewing (e.g. 0001.jpg, 0002.jpg, etc.) for visitors that choose to download the gallery.
  • Filenames should only contain alphanumeric characters, hyphens, and underscores. Any non-ASCII characters will be discarded.
    • The system will either error out or silently accept such files; it will not rename them. The outcome can be seen in the preview screen when adding more files.
    • Only files coming out of Doggie Bag archives will be prefixed with 4-digit zero padding. The base filename will still be truncated if it contains invalid characters.
  • To avoid sorting issues when uploading a lot of files and in order to keep the base filename intact, utilities such as Bulk Rename Utility or a mass-rename batch script are recommended.
    • Use leading zeroes, keep folder names if they contain useful meta and split with underscores or hyphens. 4-digit padding will work for up to 10,000 files which is higher than the allowed limit of 2,000.
    • "Romanize" or convert all non-Western characters to standard ASCII whenever possible.

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 selected here (donators only).
  6. Check the box indicating that the Terms of Service 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 in one upload. Click "Start Upload".
  8. Wait for the uploading to complete.
  9. Check over the content uploaded. Re-order, add, or remove any images as desired. Re-ordering should be done especially if any pages are disordered or if a cover is not the first image.
  10. Once satisfied click "Publish Gallery" to publicize the gallery.

At any given time the changes made can be saved by clicking "Save Changes" button (aside from file uploads). Once a gallery is published it may take ~1-15 minutes for the gallery to appear on the gallery list (depending on server activity). Smaller-sized thumbnails will also automatically be created for new or updated galleries until large thumbnails are fully generated.

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.
  • Pictures above 2,400px width can be uploaded but will appear downscaled and, if applicable, the resampled version will be converted to another format (see PNG).
  • 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.
  • 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.

Warning

If attempting to upload an existing gallery the following message will appear:

Warning: The gallery you are trying to post has already been published:

Read the Expunge Guidelines or How to Search for Galleries to make sure your gallery won't be expunged as duplicate, or consider keeping it Private.

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.

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.
  • Any renaming cannot be done via the My Galleries UI and must be done via petition.
  • 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. Some conditions apply. If a gallery received an Existing Gallery Warning it will earn no GP.

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