The gallery area is for the sharing of images taken on WGWG walks. The collection is subdivided into chronological albums. Members wishing to have images included need to use the file upload service advertised internally to members. These are then transferred into a suitable Flickr album by an administrator.

The Flickr System

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. 

Flickr suitability:

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:

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.