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- Introducing the gallery and image handling systems on SingleMuslim.com
- Photo Guidelines, what photos are/aren't allowed on my profile?
- How long will my photos take to be approved?
- What is my 'My Private Photos' and what should I upload here?
- How do I access other members private photos?
- What is the Private Photo Swap Access and how does it work?
- How do I know when my Private Access or Swap Access has been approved?
- How can I remove someone from viewing my Private Photos?
- What format should my photos be in?
- My photo is too big. How do I resize it?
- Why has my photo been removed when you have allowed other similar photos?
- Why does Single Muslim add a watermark to my photos?
- I don't have a scanner or digital camera, how can I get my photo uploaded?
Introducing the updated gallery and image handling systems on SingleMuslim.com
Click on My Photos to access the gallery and image handling systems on the site. Here you can see an overview of your My Photos galleries.
Every member is allowed a maximum of 12 photos within their galleries. If you reach the limit of 12 photos, you will have to remove existing photos before you can add new ones to your galleries.
Within the header of the My Photos page is a counter that displays your current image count (a).
You can add a Primary Photo (b), Public Photo (b) or Private Photo (b) to your galleries.
You can manage access to your private photos using the Access Manager (c).
Uploading an image is simple, just click on the Add a photo button for the Primary, Public or Private photo gallery and the Photo Upload dialogue will automatically open. Here you can confirm the gallery you want your photo to be uploaded to (d) and choose the photo file you want to upload (d).
Once you have chosen the photo file you want to upload, our system will automatically detect the size of your file, at this point your photo may be re-sized before it is uploaded, this can take a few seconds, please be patient if your photo needs resizing (e).
Once your photo has been uploaded you will receive an on screen confirmation (f).
Note: All thumbnails and images on Single Muslim are now automatically squared.
Note: Your primary image may be adjusted by the site admin, to fit the site guidelines, before it is made live on the site.
A preview of your photo will be now be shown on your profile (g).
If you hover your mouse over a photo, the photo menu will be displayed (h) using this you can move the photo between your galleries, edit or remove the photo.
Click on a photo to edit it, the Photo Editor dialogue with a preview of your photo (i) will automatically open.
Within the photo editor you can change the gallery the photo is currently in (j), add or edit the note for your photo (k), zoom in or out (l) or rotate the photo to the left or right (m). Once you are happy with your photo you can save it (n). If you want to remove your photo you can delete it from here (o).
Once you have uploaded your photos to the website, they will be placed in to a pending Unpassed state until they have been approved by the site admin, this status is displayed on the My Photos page (p).
Approved photos are available to view on your Single Muslim profile (q), apart from private photos which are controlled through the Access Manager.
If you have photos in your private gallery other members can request to view them from your profile (r). If both members have private photos they can request to swap access to each others private photos (s). Once you have requested access to see a members private gallery you will see that you have a pending request from that member within your Access Manager (t).
When you receive a request to view your private photos you will receive a notification within the site menu (u) and on your Control Panel (u).
When you request to view another members private photos they are promoted to approve or reject your request from within the Access Manager (v).
If you approve a normal request to view your private photos, the other member will be able to view them indefinitely, or until you remove their access (w).
If you approve a swap request to view private photos, then both members are given 48 hours to view each others private photos (x) after this time access is removed.
You can view your current photo galleries, the status of each image and manage your private photo access at any time from the My Photos page.
All pictures on Single Muslim go through our standard approval process to ensure there's nothing offensive, fake, contact details or other inappropriate content. The following guidelines should give you an idea of what is and isn't allowed on our service.
Photos you can upload:
Your Primary Picture must be a clear head-and-shoulders shot of yourself. If you wear a Hijab/Niqab, this is acceptable here.
My Public Photos:
Here you can upload pictures of yourself with family or friends, enjoying yourself, full length or group photos are acceptable here. This helps other users to get a feel for what you're about.
My Private Photos:
If you're camera-shy or just don't want to share your pictures with everyone, feel free to post it into your Private Photos.
Photos you cannot upload:
- Images that are not of yourself or your family.
- Individual pictures of children under the age of 16.
- Images that you don't have permission to use or breach copyright.
- Images that contain email addresses, web links or advertisements.
- Images that interfere with other User's enjoyment of the site.
- Images that discriminate against any persons race, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, beliefs or any other preferences.
- Images that are inappropriate for the site; sexy, adult, semi-nude, unlawful or un-Islamic.
- Images that breach our Terms and Conditions.
At our sole discretion we will remove any image that we deem inappropriate or which may violate our terms and conditions.
Photos are usually approved with 1-12 hours from when they are uploaded, however please allow up to 24 hours for your photos to be approved.
My Private Photos allows you to upload photos which you only want to share with select other members of the site, these photos are not available for general public view and access to these photos is managed through the My Private Photos Access Manager.
To upload Private Photos, simply select My Photos from the main menu and add a photo to your My Private Photos gallery, or select an existing photo and Make Private.
Due to the sensitive nature of our service many users find this feature extremely helpful as this allows them to keep there photos private until they are ready to share them with a prospective partner.
Before you can view the private photos of another member on the site you first need to request permission to view them and be approved to do so. To request access, go to the other members profile page, view their photos, click on one of the private photos and request access to view.
There are two types of access to private photos:
Normal Access: You can request normal access to view private photos, if approved you will be able to view the other members private photos indefinitely, or until they remove your access.
Swap Access: If you have private photos within your own profile, you can request a swap access, if approved both members will have access to each others private photos for a period of 48 hours, from when the request is approved, after this time the access with automatically be removed.
You can view the status of all your current and pending private photo requests from with the Access Manager on your My Photos page.
You need to have photos in your own My Private Photo gallery (a) before you will have access the Swap Access (b) feature.
If both members, you and the profile you are looking at, have pictures within their respective private photo galleries, then you can request Swap Access (b) to these photos.
Once you submit a swap request you will see that you have a pending request when you view that members profile (c).
When someone request a swap with you, you will be notified from within your My Photos page (d) via the My Private Photos Access Manager (e).
When you approve a swap request both members will have access to each other My Private Photos galleries for 48 hours, after this time the access with automatically expire.
You can view all your current private photo access from within the Access Manager at any time (f).
When you request access to another members private photos on the site, the other member is promoted to approve or reject this access. When you access is approved or rejected you will receive an email informing you of this.
Other members of the site can request permission to view your private photos, you can approve or reject these requests from within the Access Manager on your My Photos page.
If the other member has requested normal access to your private photos, you can remove this by going to your My Photos page, open the Access Manager, click on the Approved Access button and then the Remove Access button for the member you wish to remove access from.
If the other member has requested swap access to your private photos, then this access will automatically be removed after a period of 48 hours, from when the access was granted.
Photos should be in JPG / JPEG format. If you are unsure or don't know how to resize or change the format of your photos, you can email them to us (email@example.com) and we will upload them to your profile for you.
When you upload your photo to Single Muslim it will be automatically re-sized by our photo upload software, this may take a few seconds, please be patient whilst your photo is re-sized.
Most modern digital cameras take photos at quite large resolutions and images ideally need re-sizing before uploading to the internet.
Although most image editing software is capable of resizing images, the following guide is for using Microsoft Paint as most PCs should have this software installed.
- Open Microsoft Paint from the Start Menu.
- Go to File / Open and select the photo you want to resize.
- Select Image from the main menu, then Stretch / Skew.
- Enter a percentage to reduce the image in both the Horizontal and Vertical fields.
- Select File / Save As to save your image to a new file. Make sure Save as type is set to JPEG and save the file as you would normally.
- Then log-in to your profile and upload the photo, using My Photos.
If you are still having problems with your photo(s), you can email them to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will upload them to your profile for you.
All photos are passed by a human administrator and it may be possible that a photo has been approved that shouldn't have. If this is the case please report the photo and our team and we will review this immediately. Please remember our photo policy is designed to ensure that you have the best quality photo on your profile to increase your chances of attracting and receiving the maximum number of communications.
When you upload photos to Single Muslim, it is automatically watermarked with our website address. This is for your own benefit as it helps to prevent malicious internet users from copying your photos on to other websites or distributing them without consent.
If you don't have a digital camera or a scanner, you can send your photo to us in the post and we'll scan and add it to your profile for you.
Don't forget to send us your user name. We will happily return your photograph if you include a stamped, self addressed envelope.