WinCustomize Upload Guide

Wednesday, February 21, 2007 by Island Dog | Discussion: OS Customization

Recently I wrote the WinCustomize Download Guide which gives a detailed explanation on what do with files downloaded from WinCustomize. Since we have had new galleries added, and more people wanting to submit their works, then I thought maybe a WinCustomize Upload Guide was needed.  It's a pretty simple process to upload your creations to WinCustomize, but if you still are not sure then you can use this guide as a reference.

The first thing you must do is create an account at WinCustomize.  Start here, then click "create new account", follow the steps to sign up and verify, then you should be all set.  


Step 1:  Select the Gallery

Make sure you are logged into WinCustomize with your username and password.  On the front page you should see a link that says "submit to gallery", or go directly to here.  Here you will make the choice of which gallery to upload to, and this all depends on what type of skin you have created.  If you created a WindowBlinds skin, then obviously you would upload it to the WindowBlinds gallery, and so on.  Select the appropriate gallery and hit "next".




Step 2:  File Information and Upload

You should now be at the screen to enter your file information, and upload your file.  You will need to enter the name of your submission, category, description, and your preview image and actual file to upload.  Sometimes you may need to put the contents of your uploads into a .zip file.  Do not use .rar, it will be rejected upon review. Also note that you have the option to upload only to your WinCustomize personal site.  When this option is checked your submission will only appear in your personal site, not the public galleries.  When all your information is entered and your files selected, just hit "Submit" and you are done.




Step 3:  Awaiting moderation

Once uploaded your submission will enter a moderation queue until one of our moderators makes the submission public, or rejects the submission based upon something like uploading another persons work, improper files, etc.  When the submission is moderated you will receive an e-mail letting you know it's available, or an e-mail notifying you of rejection.  Members who have obtained the class of Journeymen or higher will have their works uploaded without moderation, with the exception of updating of current skins.  For more information about access class/promotions on WinCustomize, please read this page.

Note:  Members with an access level of Master or above can sell their skins on WinCustomize.  More information about that is available here.


Tips:

  • Before submitting please read the WinCustomize Guidelines which will explain what it takes to get your work accepted, and what is not acceptable to upload.
  • When creating a preview image, make sure it's large enough for people to see what you are uploading.  Sometimes people upload very small thumbnail images and it's almost impossible to see what the preview looks like.  Also remember to use .jpegs for your preview.
  • Preview images should be at a minimum 1024x768, and is recommended especially for uploads for Wallpapers, WindowBlinds, Dreams, etc.  The bigger the preview, the more you can show off.
  • Do not upload .rar files.  If you must package your submission, make sure it's in a .zip file.
  • Make sure that your preview image is an actual representation of what the submission looks like.
  • If you are using scripts or images of another artist, be sure to include the proper permissions (if needed) with your upload.  Failure to do so could result in rejection of your submission.  Do not submit another persons work without permission.

  • Dream submission guidelines can be found here.

 

boss0190
Reply #1 Wednesday, February 21, 2007 2:40 PM
Members who have obtained the class of Journeymen or higher will have their works uploaded with moderation,


I believe that should be "without" moderation..unless it's been changed.
ZubaZ
Reply #2 Wednesday, February 21, 2007 2:40 PM
Nice.
Island Dog
Reply #3 Wednesday, February 21, 2007 2:54 PM
Thanks boss, corrected.




_02
Reply #4 Wednesday, February 21, 2007 2:56 PM
An excellent article. Thanks!
Xan
Reply #5 Wednesday, February 21, 2007 3:25 PM
Thanks for making this!
goldbr
Reply #6 Sunday, July 19, 2009 8:49 AM
how can I submit an object with price?
RickJP
Reply #7 Sunday, July 19, 2009 9:01 AM

how can I submit an object with price?

 

by being a Master Skinner

DrJBHL
Reply #8 Sunday, July 19, 2009 9:08 AM

Thanks for the concise guide....and I think I made a boo-boo on a very recent upload. 

Wizard1956
Reply #9 Sunday, July 19, 2009 9:11 AM

What's with all the old thread revivals? Is there a shortage of new ones,or what?

PiMontazami
Reply #10 Friday, July 31, 2009 12:16 PM
When will my new skin or wallpaper appear in the main gallery? My upload was accepted, but I can't seem to find it in the main Wallpaper gallery at all... is there an option I need to set?
Island Dog
Reply #11 Friday, July 31, 2009 1:20 PM

When will my new skin or wallpaper appear in the main gallery? My upload was accepted, but I can't seem to find it in the main Wallpaper gallery at all... is there an option I need to set?

WinCustomize is a moderated site.  If your submission doesn't show in the public galleries, it has been placed in your personal gallery only.

 

Bichur
Reply #12 Saturday, September 19, 2009 10:09 AM

Remember that members receive their own WinCustomize personal site in which they can't display their gallery, articles, photo album, and more.

 

Now I get it... that's why I got nothing...

Island Dog
Reply #13 Monday, June 16, 2014 9:59 AM

Updated with current info and screenshots.

 

DrJBHL
Reply #14 Monday, June 16, 2014 10:37 AM

Uvah
Reply #15 Monday, June 16, 2014 2:37 PM

FlamerLizard
Reply #16 Monday, October 27, 2014 2:32 PM

Preview images should be at a minimum 1024x768? Are you serious? Thats way larger than what a basic thumbnail (100px by 100px). Thats also close to the minimum size of HD wallpaper.


"Then there's 1280x720, which is the minimum for what's called high definition (or HD). And finally there's 1920x1080, which is sometimes referred to as full HD." - Google search

Island Dog
Reply #17 Monday, October 27, 2014 2:36 PM

What's your point exactly?  When you click a preview for a wallpaper you need to be able to actually see it.  

 

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