Single photos can be added by going to My Sales, choosing the horse you want to add a photo to, and then clicking the Photos\Videos tab. To add multiple photos at once, please see the Single\Multi Image Uploader instructions below.
A photo and/or video link of each sale horse can be featured on the Internet Sale Preview and on the RGP Catalog App, and gallery pages featuring uploaded pictures for the printed catalog are automatically generated by RGP Catalog Builder, complete with the horse's name and hip number. This Gallery Index can be viewed by clicking on My Sales/Actions/Catalog Indexes/Gallery Index.
To add a photo, click the Choose File button. A file browser window will pop-up and you can choose the consignment photo from a folder on your computer. After you click on the file, the file name will replace the “No file chosen” text next to the Choose File button. When you see the file name, make sure you uploaded the correct file, then click the Save Chosen Image button and finally, click Save Consignment Info.
Note: A pop-up will warn you if your photo is low resolution. A warning will also remain on your Photos\Videos tab until a higher resolution photo is added. Low resolution photos can ONLY appear on the Internet Sale Preview and the RGP Sale App.
Note: This is also where you can delete photos from your consignments.
A. FOR A PRINTED PAGE, to avoid blurry photos, they must be a minimum of 2,084 pixels wide and 150 DPI, in flat JPG or PNG format.
B. FOR WEB USE ONLY, photos must be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide and 70 DPI, in flat JPG or PNG format.
How to determine photo size: Open the photo file in "Microsoft Paint" or a similar artist's program. Click on "Resize," then choose Pixels as your measurement. The current horizontal (wide) and vertical (tall) number of pixels will display.
Maximum photo file size is 10 megabytes (right click on the photo in your file folder to see the size).
Make the photo filename all one word: when naming your picture files, do not leave spaces in the name, and do not use any "non-character" symbols such as dollar signs, ampersands, etc. ($, &, @, etc.). We suggest using names such as the horse's name or Sale ID Number, to ensure the correct photo is attached.
Note: Photos that are uploaded with the Single\Multi Image Uploader must have the Hip Number or Sale ID as the file name. (See below.)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Photos that do not meet the above specifications can NOT be used in the Catalog Builder.
Once the file has successfully uploaded, the image will appear on the Photo Management page. High resolution photos will have a low-resolution version appear on the Internet Sale Preview; however, the actual printed catalog will use the high-resolution version. Photos that are not uploaded as high-resolution will appear on the Internet Sale Preview and RGP Sale App, but will NOT be used in the printed catalog. A pop-up warning will tell you when your photo does not meet required specifications.
Photos can be added at anytime, including after you have gone to the printer. If the catalog has gone to the printer, the newly added photos will still show up on the Internet Sale Preview.
Single\Multi Image Uploader (Add multiple photos at once)
From the My Sales page, click Actions and then Import Consignments. At the bottom of the Import Consignments page you will see a button that says Click Here To Upload Images. This will take you to the Catalog Builder Single\Multi Image Uploader. To upload images:
1) Make sure your images are saved in this format: HipNumber.jpg or HipNumber.png. (Just substitute HipNumber for the actual Hip Number or Sale ID Number). Images with a "#" (pound sign) or letters will NOT be uploaded or added to the database.
2) Click the green arrow and choose your images (single or multiple). Uploading will begin automatically.
3) When all uploading is complete, click the "Add Uploaded Photos" button to update the database.
4) When finished, hit your back button to return to the admin. Your photos will now be displayed on your Internet Sale Preview.
Note: Files that over are 10M in size and/or not named correctly will NOT be uploaded.
Resizing a Photo
Click Here for photo resizing instructions.
To add a video, the video must first be uploaded to a third-party provider such as YouTube.com or Vimeo.com. After that, copy and paste the video’s URL into the Video (Paste URL) field, then click Save Consignment Info. Do not link to videos on Social Media pages that require the viewer to be logged in, such as Facebook.
Videos can be viewed on your Internet Sale Preview page.
Note: All information will be lost if you fail to click Save Sale Info!