We have some changes coming to the gallery and I wanted to make sure you are all in the loop.
Our gallery is an add on piece of software that is sort of prickly and hard to keep running. Several versions ago of vBulletin (our forum software) Picture albums became available and we enabled them. Many members are using these albums now and they are much easier to navigate. They are also less prone to breaking. But now we have images in two places; the Gallery and Member Albums.
We are going to migrate all the gallery images into member albums but retain the gallery categories. Members will now be able to manage their images all in one place. They can add new albums as well and when they do, they can choose to have that new album be in one of the categories or not. They can also make an album private.
The site will be offline for a brief period very early on Wednesday morning (Nov 2, 2011) to make this change.
We will also be adding a rotating image display of member pics at the top of the forum. Food pics are always great inspiration and I am looking forward to this very much.
You will be able to edit your albums, move images from one album to another and edit the names of you albums. You'll also be able to edit images more easily. One final thought... Since albums allow you to leave long comments, you can add recipes and anything else you think might be interesting right there with the image. Here's an example: coconut cake
Here's a screen shot of what's coming and I think you will find it a huge improvement: