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How Rylan Created his Treehouse Investigation

Step 3 Upload / Edit Media

See the sections below to learn how Rylan planned for and composed Step #3 of his treehouse investigation, Weeds in Rylan's Yard.

Planning / Following the Basic Treehouse Guidelines

Gathering Media (Images)

Though his “yard adventure” started with the idea that it would be interesting to explore weeds, Rylan was inspired to create and organize his Treehouse from the images he captured with a digital camera. Rylan even scanned an image of a mallow leaf!

The images Rylan found and created guided the early stages of his page design. Later, Rylan decided that he needed some more images, because as he came up with new ideas, he envisioned corresponding graphics.

Rylan first downloaded pictures from his camera to his computer, using the cable and software that came with his camera. Then he went to the Media Manager (by either choosing to upload media from the Treehouse Manager or The Treehouse Editor's Step #3), and uploaded his images to the Tree of Life database.

Basic Treehouse Guidelines: Upload and Edit Images

Editing with the Treehouse Editor

Selecting an Image to Upload
  1. To upload an image Rylan usually chose to edit his treehouse and went to Edit Step 3. Upload/Edit media. Sometimes he went directly to the Media Manager (accessed by the link on the Treehouse Manager).
  2. Next, Rylan clicked Browse to find an image that he wanted to upload to the ToL database on his own computer
    • The image Rylan chose to upload, called leafmallow.jpg, "lives" on his computer in a folder called "RylanPictures". After he clicked Browse, Rylan found his leafmallow.jpg image in the "RylanPictures" folder and clicked to open it.
    • After Rylan selected the image on his computer the name of the image appeared in the space next to Browse.
  3. Rylan made sure the name of his image appeared next to the browse button, and then he clicked on Upload New Image to begin the upload.
  4. After Rylan selected an image from his computer and uploaded it to the ToL database the next step was to fill out the image data entry form and submit the image data to the ToL. See Filling Out the Data Entry Form directly below.
Filling out the Image Data Entry Form

After Rylan selected an image from his computer and uploaded it to the ToL database the next step was to fill out the image data entry form and submit the image data to the ToL. In the image to the right you can see the beginning of the Image Data Entry form. Download a PDF of the complete form or browse a preview.

Below you can see the fields that Rylan filled out in the Image Data Entry form.

Upload Media

Once in the Media Manager or on the Treehouse Upload/Edit Media Step, Rylan could see that the default type of file to upload is an image. If he was uploading a sound, movie or document file, he would need to select the correct radio button. From there, uploading a media file is the same process as uploading an image, though the data entry forms are slightly different for each type of media. Note that media files must be under 5 megabytes or you will not be able to complete the upload.

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Try it Yourself!

If you would like to upload a media file you will need to login as a treehouse builder. Those who are not yet registered will not be able to try this step. Treehouse builders can upload and edit media from this step, when they click to insert an image or media file into a treehouse text field, or by clicking the link to the Media Manager from the Treehouse Manager page.

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