Founder Garage Glamourô
Join Date: Mar 1999
Member GG#: 1
Location: San Antonio
Ignore the automated emails sent as we consolidated the "Glamour Nudes" into the "Nudes" categories.
We've been exploring ways to take out the confusion for people, one option suggested, and I like this option, is to have just one photographers and one models categories, and one for styists, etc. While I liked this idea, because it allows the user to create "albums" with category names (See bobbyg's port), the problem is when restricting the viewing of nude images--we have no choice, we have to add a layer to prevent minors from viewing (please do not go there, not open for discussion on nudity, no choice, period!).
So the option that seems to work, is we provide a category for all photographers, models, etc., with two sub-categories: Images w/o Nudity and Images w/Nudity. Within those categories, you would be able to create your own albums and label them appropriately, i.e., Fashion, Glamour, Sports, Beauty, Portraits, Fitness, Headshots, etc.
This seems less confusing. It's simple for us too, we'll move all the images so they are not deleted, then you can edit the images appropriately for the specific categories and delete any duplicates. The beauty of all of it, when you edit, you can add the "State" and "Zip Code" info to all images for extra searching capabilities--make sure and use a "2-Letter" state format, like when you send out mail.
Don't worry, that added state/zip is only specific to the portfolios, we are in the process of finishing the new search page that will allow you to search by state, zip, type of photography, etc., and for models, height, hair, eyes, age, etc.--yes, it's coming!
In addition, we're finishing up the portfolio thumbnail pop-out box under the smily box (must be in advanced mode when posting to see it)--right now it doesn't fully function, so please ignore it till we post it's ready.
Let me know your thoughts, we want to clean up the portfolios before they get bigger and we don't want to tax the database and email system--as we consolidate the images, they will send you an automated email--please do not reply to it!
On another note, I'll be traveling to Chicago tomorrow till Monday, please hold up on emails! Thanks, rg sends!