NextGen Gallery Management

WordPress for Artists: Everything you need to know to manage your images with NextGen Gallery


Written tutorials are now at

Before you start uploading your images to NextGen Gallery there are a few things you need to do first. Firstly; title your images with your name and title of the piece and resizing your images for the web. After that you are set to go with NextGen Gallery Management.

The tutorials for this section are listed below with a link to each.

NextGen Gallery settings: This tutorial covers all the gallery settings under  Gallery Settings.

  • Resize Images
    Step by step instructions on how to resize images for your website using Photoshop, Photoshop Elements or with a handy online tool.
  • Create a Gallery
    Step by step visual instructions to create a new gallery.
  • Upload Images
    Various ways to upload image or import from media library.
  •  What’s the difference between a gallery and an album.
  • Add or Editing Albums
    How to create NextGen Gallery Album and add galleries to the album.
  • Editing or Creating New Thumbnails
    Create new thumbnails in any
    gallery all at once or just edit that one thumb that has cut off your portrait head.
  • Copy or Move Images
    How to copy or move images between galleries when an image needs to be in more than one gallery OR; whoops I uploaded into the wrong gallery.
  • Gallery Tags
    How to Create a Tag Gallery. Sort your images with tags and call them up using that tag into a gallery of its own.
  • Watermark Images
    How to watermark gallery images, setting a permanent text or image watermark. It can not be reversed but the original can be recovered.

8 thoughts on “NextGen Gallery Management”

  1. Hi Kim,

    Another few questions for you.

    First, the thumbnails of my images in the “Dancing Stone Jewelry Earrings” Gallery are cropping unattractively. I’ve tried editing them in Next Gen gallery to no avail. I had the same issue with the necklaces and was able to edit those without a problem. Why is it not working for the earrings?

    Second, remember how I deleted Gallery #3 accidently? I created another gallery and have been able to use it without a problem. My question is why has it not shown up as a thumbnail at the bottom of each page along with Gallery 1 & 2 thumbnails?

    Many thanks again,


    1. There are two types of cropping Janet.
      1. Batch crop all new thumbs
      2. Custom crop thumbs individually (I think this is what you want to do)

      All you need to do is add the new gallery to the “album” and it will show up with the others.

  2. Hi Kim,

    I’m having fun getting started. In the process of loading some images into a gallery I noticed that an image was loaded twice. How do I delete an image? I searched this tutorial with no luck.

    Many thanks,


  3. Hi Kim,

    I notice that some of the images, when clicked to enlarge, have part of the same image tacked onto the bottom. What confuses me is, sometimes it happens and at other times it seems fine.
    Betty K

    1. Hi Betty
      I opened every image on your site and I can’t see the duplicate image. I just updated your gallery plugin maybe that will help.

      If you see it again try and do a screen capture and send it to me.

      Never came across this one before.

      While I have you here, I did notice some really small images. It would be to your advantage to upload larger replacements

      1. Hi Kim and Betty,

        This is happening to one of my images too, but I don’t know how to do a screen capture. (Technoverna rides again, all ye beware, haha.)

        Kim, if you could please explain the screen capture I will show you.


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