Auctiva Tutorials

How to Bulk Upload Images

Auctiva allows you to easily upload many images to your account. This tutorial will show you how to bulk upload images.

Introduction

Bulk uploading is the task of uploading multiple images at one time. If you are preparing to list a variety of items with unique pictures, bulk uploading your images may save you a great deal of time.

How to bulk upload images using the Auctiva Uploader.

Images must be in GIF, JPG, or PNG format. Consider creating new image folders to keep the images organized. You can always move images to folders after the upload process. If you would rather create image folders and move images around after you've uploaded the images, skip Step 2. If you want to bulk upload images using the HTML Uploader, skip to the next section.

Step 1. Create new image folder.

Note: This step is optional.

  • Hover your mouse over the Images tab and click on the "Folders" link (Figure 1.1). The Manage Image Folders page will load.
  • Next, click on the Create Folder button (Figure 1.2).
  • Enter a name, description and color for the folder (Figure 1.3).
  • Click on the Save button to create the image folder. You can create as many folders as you need, but you will only be able to upload to a single folder when the uploading process starts. You can always organize the images by moving them to folders after they are uploaded.

Figure 1.1. Go to the Manage Image Folders page.

Figure 1.2. Create Folder.

Figure 1.3. Enter Image Folder details.

Step 2. Launch Auctiva Uploader.

Note: The Auctiva Uploader will work with GIF, JPG, or PNG images. It will also resize any image that is greater than the requirement (i.e., 1920-pixels by 1440-pixels).

  • Hover your mouse over the Images tab and click on the "Upload" link (Figure 2.1).
  • Click on the "Auctiva Uploader" link (Figure 2.2). The Auctiva Uploader will load.

Figure 2.1. Go to the Upload page.

Figure 2.2. Click on the "Auctiva Uploader" link.

  • Drag and drop images to the upload frame (Figure 2.3-B) from your desktop. Multiple images may be dragged into the uploader at a time.
  • - OR -
  • Use the "Choose Files" button (Figure 2.3-A) to open the file selector. Multiple images may be selected at once in the file selector.
  • Note: The name of the "Choose Files" button is different in each browser.

Figure 2.3. "Choose Files" button (A). Upload frame (B).

  • Hover your mouse over an image to change the name, rotate, flip or remove it using the mouse-over image controls (Figure 2.4-A).
  • Set upload options such as maximum upload size, folder and autodelete using the upload options (Figure 2.4-B). These options are applied to each image as it is uploaded.
  • Use the "Clear All" button to remove all queued images without uploading them (Figure 2.4-C).
  • Use the "Upload" button to upload all queued images. (Figure 2.4-D).

Figure 2.4. Image controls (A). Upload options (B). "Clear All" button (C). "Upload" button (D).

  • Review the uploaded images (Figure 2.5-A) to verify that your images have uploaded successfully. Clicking a link will open the full image in another window.
  • The gray box around each uploaded image (Figure 2.5-A) may be used to click and drag it into a different order.
  • The upload summary (Figure 2.5-B) displays the count and total size of images uploaded since you opened the uploader.
  • Click the "Done" button (Figure 2.5-C) to return to the page you came from. If you accessed the uploader from the lister, the uploaded images will be inserted into your listing. The images will be inserted in the order shown.
  • Click the "Cancel" button (Figure 2.5-D) to return to the page you came from without submitting your uploaded images. The images will still be available in your account for your use.

Figure 2.5. Uploaded images (A). Upload summary (B). "Done" button (C). "Cancel" button (D).

This completes the task of bulk uploading images using the Auctiva Uploader. The next section will cover step-by-step instructions on how to do the same task using the HTML Uploader.

How to bulk upload images using the HTML Uploader

Images must be in GIF or JPG format and no greater than the maximum size you have selected in your Account Preferences (either 1280 x 1024 px or 1920 x 1440 px). Consider creating new image folders to keep the images organized. You can always move images to folders after the upload process. If you don't need to create image folders, skip to Step 2.

Step 1. Create new image folder.

Note: This step is optional.

  • Hover you mouse over the Images tab and click on the "Folders" link (Figure 1.1). The Manage Image Folders page will load.
  • Next, click on the Create Folder button (Figure 1.2).
  • Enter a name, description and color for the folder (Figure 1.3).
  • Click on the Save button to create the image folder. You can create as many folders as you may need. The HTML Uploader allows you to select which folder the image will be uploaded to per image.

Figure 1.1. Go to the Manage Image Folders page.

Figure 1.2. Create Folder button.

Figure 1.3. Enter Image Folder details.

Step 2. Launch HTML Uploader.

  • Hover your mouse over the Images tab and click on the "Upload" link (Figure 2.1).
  • Click on the "Basic HTML Uploader" link (Figure 2.2). The HTML Uploader will load.

Figure 2.1. Go to the Upload page.

Figure 2.2. Click on the "Basic HTML Uploader" link.

  • Select how many uploads you plan to upload in the "# Uploads" drop-down menu (Figure 2.3-A).
  • Click on the Browse button to find the image you wish to upload. A new window will launch.
  • Navigate and find the image you want to upload. Select the image by clicking on the thumbnail image.
  • Click the Open button. The image path will load into the HTML Uploader.
  • You can change the Display Name, if necessary (Figure 2.3-B).
  • Select an image folder, if necessary (Figure 2.3-C).
  • Continue adding images as necessary until you've filled up the rows or have added all the images you need to upload.
  • Click on the Upload button to start the upload. Uploading can take several minutes to complete. A confirmation message will display when the upload is finished.

Figure 2.3. Number of Uploads selection (A). Image Display Name (B). Image Folder options (C).

This completes the task of bulk uploading images using the HTML Uploader.