Thursday, November 30, 2006
New Galleries: Embedded Objects or URLs
For artists shifting to the new myartspace site later this year, the a "gallery" will have some different features that are important to point out.
First, myartspace will introduce the concept of "portfolios". A portfolio is like a folder on a computer. It contains many images. So a portfolio could be named "France" for photos or paintings done there, or "Egypt" or "flowers". A portfolio is a collection of images and a means of organizing them. A gallery is a collection of one or more portfolios. A portfolio can be used in several galleries.
Galleries have an automatic "play" mode when they start up. This means that images begin to appear and the viewer moves from image to image every few seconds. The timing of that display can be controlled. Additionally, artists can supplement their images with an audio narration (that explains a bit about the painting/photograph) or with a music track. At any point, one can stop the autoplay mode and take over the process manually moving to the images they wish to see.
More details will be forthcoming over the next few weeks.