The gallery area is for the sharing of images taken on WGWG walks. The collection is subdivided into chronological groups.
Members wishing to have images included or deleted need to contact one of the website editors.
Common social media systems like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are fine for sharing single images but at present are unsuitable for large image collections and have limited privacy settings. There are many external systems designed specifically for storing and displaying images. Image hosting examples include Google Photos, Dropbox, ImageShack, Photobucket, 500px, SmugMug and Flickr. They all have advantages and disadvantages.
Excellent album facilities
Automated uploading software
Full resolution image uploads
Supports both landscape and portrait mode images
Supports images of differing aspect ratios
Multiple display modes - automated slideshow, justified view, large view
Superb display size adaptability on smartphones, tablets and PCs
Both individual image and album download options
Ability to view EXIF data to show camera details and location on a zoomable map
Highly granular permission categories
The Flickr account privacy and permissions settings are set to minimise activity on the Flickr site, and offer far greater protections than what is available on normal social network sites and most other image hosting systems. Examples of our key image permissions:
While they are public so that anyone can view them and their location, they cannot be shared, or commented upon or have notes or tags or people identified
They cannot be added to another users shared Flickr gallery
They cannot be found via public searches on Flickr and 3rd-party sites
The licence applied is 'All rights reserved'
The current display shows albums in reverse chronological order (the most recent at the top) and images within an album are displayed in chronological order.
Historical Built-in Image Carousel System
Images from 2019-2022 were originally displayed using the default built-in Google Sites image carousel system. While there are advantages, the many disadvantages led to a move to seek a system that could better cope with images of different sizes and aspect ratios. In particular the ability to display albums containing a mixture of high resolution landscape and portrait photos - something which the Google Sites image carousel system is unable to manage - became a priority. In 2023 all the photographs, in their original high resolutions, were imported into Flickr.