Copy or Move Images Between Galleries

NextGen Gallery:  Learn how to copy or move images between galleries

Sometimes you feel that an image needs to be in more than one gallery OR you mistakenly uploaded images into the wrong gallery. You can move or copy them so you don’t have to start over. I’m using NextGen Galleries from my fine art site as screenshots for this tutorial.

Navigate to Gallery>Galleries and open the gallery that has the images you want to copy or move.

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On the left side of each thumb is a “check box”.
Check each box next to the images you want to copy or move.

From the Bulk Actions drop down menu,
select either “copy Images” or “move images”.

Click the Apply button next
to the Bulk Actions menu

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A pop up window appears,
asking you to select the destination gallery from a drop down list.

After selecting the gallery, click “OK”.

A yellow bar at the top of the page tells you that the image has been moved or copied. The beauty of this is that all your Alt text, Descriptions and tags all go with the image. Nice!

Click here to watch this process in the “NextGen Gallery Management” Video on the first tutorial in this section

10 thoughts on “Copy or Move Images Between Galleries”

  1. HI Kim,
    I am trying to move SOLD images from my Landscape gallery to Archive. Under The old way, I could do it but it’s not working this time. I check the box, Bulk action, Move to, Apply, Archive, ok. I have tried many times but the images aren’t moving. PLease help, thanks Melanie

    1. It’s a known bug and the developer said that it will be fixed on the next release. In the mean time can you just mark them as sold and leave where they are? It shouldn’t be long for the update

  2. I am trying to find a way where a viewer of the photos in my slideshow can exit by pressing escape or clicking outside the photo. It is not intuitive to click on the picture to exit. Also, I want to know how to remove the gallery boxes below the slideshow, they seem to show all the time.

  3. If I want to change the order of my galleries (the entire gallery) is there a way to drag and drop the order? Or do I have to create a new gallery first and then copy each image into the new gallery and then delete the old gallery?

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