Adding a New Category
When adding a new category, you can either select a preconfigured category from the drop down or enter the name of the category in the blank box below the drop down. The difference between selecting a category from the drop down and entering one manually is that when you select a category from the drop down it comes preconfigured with Patient Detail Categories and a model for the category thumbnail. Categories not listed will utilize the first case thumbnails for the category thumbnail. You can also upload your own category thumbnails. Please note the suggested image size suggestion.
Patient Detail Categories
Patient Detail Categories are data entry fields for that patient. Adding these categories to your gallery provides a more consistent delivery of patient information. This is not the place where you enter the specific age of the case you are adding, rather it allows you to make the age field available for later use. It is not necessary to add Patient Detail Categories to your gallery but they do give your gallery a greater user experience by allowing the user to filter the cases based on your provided data.
Adding a New Case
When adding a New Case, the gallery software will auto-number the title of the case for you. Enter a description of the case to provide your users with useful context. The EinsteinApps™ Photo Gallery software is designed in such a way that adding a case to your gallery results in a new page being added to your website. Since each case you add to your gallery also adds a page to your website, the description of that case becomes the content of that new page. Making your description sound like a story will give life to your case and provide an opportunity to add SEO key terms. In the example above, the SEO key terms are San Diego and CEREC. Page titles and meta descriptions are generated automatically for maximum SEO value.
Adding a New Image Set
Before you can upload an image you must first create an Image Set. An image set is a pair of Before-and-After images for a particular case. Each view of your gallery case should be added to a new image set. For example, if you have six images per case, you will need to add 3 Image Sets, one for the frontal, lateral and oblique views. To add a new image set, click ‘New Image Set’ at the top of the left column. Notice how the option at the top of the left column changes with respect to what page of the gallery software you are on.
Now that you have created your first image set, you will need to upload your first set of Before-and-After photos to it. All you work to this point has been laying the foundation for your images.
Adding a New Image
Note: It is not necessary to size your images before uploading. However, it is best if both the before and after images are the same resolution.
To upload your image, click the ‘Browse’ button, select the image file to upload, and click ‘Upload’. Add a caption that will be displayed below the image on your gallery. Image file names should not contain patient names.
When browsing your computer for a file to upload, by default, Microsoft Windows presents your files in “List” view. It is often easier to identify which of the files is the Before or After by selecting the “Thumbnail” view. To change views, simply select the icon shown in the above graphic.
Tip: A simple caption of “Before” or “After” is best.
Once you have added a before and an after image for that image set, put a check mark in the ‘Active?’ box, scroll down and click, the ‘Update’ button. Tags are for internal use. Please leave that field blank. You can also change the order of the images with the sort arrows to the right. In the Thumbnails section you have the option of editing the size of the thumbnail in the different views of the gallery but the software does it for you automatically. We suggest leaving those options with the default setting.
Tip: An Image Set that has not been made live to the public will appear in pink.
Adding More Than 2 Images Per Case
When adding more than two images per case, be sure to create a second Image Set for the additional images. In the image above, we can see the 2 pairs of images were uploaded into separate Image Sets.
Adding a Customized Thumbnail
Default models are automatically provided to known category types in the new category drop town menu. To add a custom thumbnail for your category, click the 'edit' link under the options column, click the 'Browse' button and select an image from your computer. Then scroll to the bottom of the page and click the 'Update' button.
Viewing Your Work
To view your work as your potential patients will see it, click the ‘Categories and Cases’ tab. This will bring you back to the beginning screen. Then click the green ‘View’ link to the right of the category you wish to view. The photos will display as they appear in the gallery.