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SharePoint 2007: The Definitive Guide by Christopher J. Regan, Piotr Prussak, Christopher Pragash, Joris Poelmans, Nilesh Mehta, Jason Medero, Michael Lotter, Murray Gordon, Bob Fox, Christopher M. Buechler, James Pyles

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Editing and Managing Images in a Picture Library

A picture library is more than just a "holding cell" for your graphics. It is possible to edit graphics within the library itself and to control versioning of the picture library contents.

Editing an uploaded picture

Figure 13-7. Editing an uploaded picture

Requiring Check Out in a Picture Library

The benefit of requiring that an image be checked out in order to be edited is that only one person can edit an image at a time. If the image is checked out and then another user attempts to check it out, the second user will receive a message indicating the image is unavailable. Once the first user has checked the image back into the library, any other user can access it and edit the graphic further. This procedure is more important for pictures than for documents, since it is almost impossible to "merge changes" on a picture:

  1. Open the picture library, either by clicking its name in Quick Launch or by clicking View All Site Content and then clicking the library's name.

  2. Click Settings and select Picture Library Settings from the menu.

  3. Under General, click "Versioning settings," as seen in Figure 13-8.

  4. Under Require Check Out, click the Yes radio button next to "Require documents to be checked out before they can be edited," as shown in Figure 13-9, and then click OK.

    Modifying the versioning settings for a picture library

    Figure 13-8. Modifying ...

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