The photo gallery software was recently updated and with it brings some new features and improvements.
Before I mention the new features I need to point out that registrations have been re-enabled, so if you wish to upload your own images of Eve you can now do so. Documentation is provided after you register, so be sure to read through it before asking for help. If you still need help then ask for it in the forum. It should be as easy to use as Photobucket or other online photo sites.
Some of the new features for viewing the gallery include a new rating system. You simply hover your mouse cursor over the stars to rate them on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being poor and 5 being excellent.
Commenting has been enabled and requires entering a Captcha code to submit them. Comments will be held for moderation to avoid possible spam or other abuse.
Full-size images adjust to your monitor’s screen resolution, which should make really large images easier to view.
For registered users, the biggest improvement is the image upload interface. There are now two upload options to choose from, one of which is Flash-based and allows for placing as many images as you want into a queue before uploading them. Rather than adding one at a time, you can simply highlight many images and add them all at once to the queue. Also, you select the album you want them to go into before uploading. The old method required you to do it for every image, which was quite tedious if you had a lot of images.
The other option is a simple method of uploading one image at a time, which works best for mobile devices. If you happen to get any captures of Eve Myles on your smartphone, you can upload them quickly this way.
Themes that worked with the older software package are mostly broken or buggy, so the stock theme is being used for now. At this point it doesn’t really matter much because the focus should be on the images and not so much the theme.
Overall it’s a really nice upgrade and will make it better for both users and viewers.