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Background Manager Help

Uploading and Managing Backgrounds

The process of uploading backgrounds is exactly like uploading pictures, so if you haven't read about that yet, you might want to. (Uploading Pictures) You can get to the Background Manager page by clicking "Manage Backgrounds" in the right hand sidebar.

Backgrounds differ from pictures in some important ways.

  • To choose a background, simply click the heart icon in the toolbar of the background you want. The currently chosen background has a lighter colored box around the heart.
  • Backgrounds have a required dimension of 800x600. This is a 4:3 ratio. If your pictures do not meet this requirement, your calendar may look a little funny. The 2 megabyte upload limit still applies.
  • You are allowed to upload 3 backgrounds as a convenience, but only one background is shown on your calendar.
  • PhotoAdvent offers a number of standard backgrounds. When you first register, your calendar will default to PhotoAdvent's first background. PhotoAdvent's backgrounds cannot be edited or deleted.
  • Your backgrounds have labels like "BG-1". PhotoAdvent's labels follow the pattern: "PA-1"
  • Backgrounds do not need to be put in order, so clicking the number label has no effect. You simply need to choose your preferred background.