Hopefully by now you have been to our Nail Art Gallery site and become quite addicted. Simply go to nailartgallery.nailsmag.com and you can either browse photos without logging in, or log in for a fuller user experience. Read on for some cool new features and improvements we’ve made to the  site.

1. Phone Uploads
If you’re an iPhone user and have IOS6 or later installed, you can now upload photos directly from your phone. Open your browser to Nail Art Gallery and log in.

1. Select Upload Photos.

1. Select Upload Photos.

 

2. For a single upload, click on Choose File. (We don’t support multiple phone uploads yet.)

2. For a single upload, click on Choose File. (We don’t support multiple phone uploads yet.)

 

3. This will prompt you to choose an existing photo from your camera roll or to take a new one.

3. This will prompt you to choose an existing photo from your camera roll or to take a new one.

 

4. Once you’ve chosen your photo you will see a small thumbnail of it on the information page. Fill out the required information (designated by pink asterisks) and submit.

4. Once you’ve chosen your photo you will see a small thumbnail of it on the information page. Fill out the required information (designated by pink asterisks) and submit.

 

The photo will now appear in your gallery. Once you have completed your upload you can continue to upload more photos if you’d like.

The photo will now appear in your gallery. Once you have completed your upload you can continue to upload more photos if you’d like.

 

Nail Art Gallery no longer limits the amount of photos that can be posted to your profile. This means you have endless opportunities to share your nail creations and how they are made.


Next page: Create Your Own How-Tos

 

[PAGEBREAK]

2. Create Your Own How-Tos
Another new feature is the ability to post tutorials with multiple images and instructions.

Click on Upload Photos. Select the Step-by-Step Tutorial Upload tab.  Fill out the information as usual. 

Click on Upload Photos. Select the Step-by-Step Tutorial Upload tab.  Fill out the information as usual. 

 

2. When selecting photos you will first choose a Main Photo that represents the finished artwork.

2. When selecting photos you will first choose a Main Photo that represents the finished artwork.

 

3. Select photos to upload that show the steps.

3. Select photos to upload that show the steps.

 

4. The photos will load in order, but you can simply drag them around if you need to readjust the sequence.

4. The photos will load in order, but you can simply drag them around if you need to readjust the sequence.

 

Add a caption in the space provided (optional, but recommended).

Add a caption in the space provided (optional, but recommended).

 

Hit Submit and your tutorial will be posted. A pink banner is used to specify Tutorial pictures within a gallery. 

Hit Submit and your tutorial will be posted. A pink banner is used to specify Tutorial pictures within a gallery. 

 

You also have the ability to pin your tutorial on Pinterest. The picture will show up on Pinterest as it does along the right side of the gallery.

You also have the ability to pin your tutorial on Pinterest. The picture will show up on Pinterest as it does along the right side of the gallery.

 

We’ve added these new features in the hopes that you continue to use Nail Art Gallery as a place to showcase your nail art. These modifications will not only make it easier for you to document your creations, it will also help you share your designs with clients and peers. The more you post, the more you are building a beautiful portfolio of your work that you can reference again and again.

Remember To:

> Tag your photos with as many labels as possible and add descriptions and product names.
> Use watermarks with no more than 50% opacity and place the mark so it doesn’t obscure your art.
> Be detailed when filling out your profile. List your full name, salon name, link to your social media, and update your profile regularly.
> Don’t steal other people’s work and post it as your own. Nail Art Gallery is a space for posting photos of your creations and yours alone.
> Choose decent images. Photos that are too blurry or have crazy borders detract from the nail art you worked so hard to create.
> Provide contact information so if we are interested in using one of your photos in Nail Art Gallery Magazine or elsewhere, we can get a hold of you.

For reprint and licensing requests for this article, Click here.