As you already know, Pinterest has become one of the most leading social channels that many companies use to share their products. At Definite Image, we have done the same; rather than using a photo gallery component that we would need to upload photos via a content management system, we’ve created a Pinterest Portfolio page with boards which we entitled according to our type of work such as Web Design, Graphic Design, E Commerce, Social Media Marketing, etc. (visit Definite Image Pinterest Portfolio). The following steps should not take more than 20 to 25 minutes to complete to be able to upload a minimum of a 100 images to your Pinterest board. If you are not web savvy, then you can always contact us at Definite Image and we will be more than glad to assist you.
Here are the step by step instructions on what you need to do:
1. Install Chrome browser.
2. Install the Pinterest Chrome Extension.
3. Gather all the images you would like to upload to Pinterest and put them in a single folder on your computer.
4. Use any of the Free Gallery creator program that allows you to create a simple gallery page.
5. Set up the thumbnail of the photos at a large enough size to enable a large viewing of the images on the page. Small thumbnail images will not look good as a pin on Pinterest, so make sure you have control on generating customized thumbnail size.
6. Generate the gallery page and upload it to your hosting server.
7. Open your page on chrome, and click on the Pinterest extension to enable a quick and very fast pinning of your images directly to your Pinterest boards.
Here are some useful links that will help you go through this process.
- Chrome Browser
- Chrome Pinterest Extension
- VisualLightBox – Gallery generator
- FileZilla – Free FTP program to upload your gallery folder to your server
How did I get to this solution?
Recently, I came across many design works I did in the early days for Hillel Montreal and Bronfman Israel Experience in Montreal. I counted over 50 images that I wanted to share under a special Pinterest board to present the work. However, uploading each image at a time was always a dreadful process which kept me further away from doing so.
I researched the net for a solution and the only one I found was an online application called Pingraphy. Pingraphy will schedule your posts to Pinterest and they even give you a free trial. I signed up and to my surprise, it was quite a disappointing experience. It was not a user friendly format to use and they push you to subscribe for at least a month before uploading your first pin.
My next move was to create a gallery page and upload it to our server. Then, install a “ShareThis” extension to be able to pin images directly into my Pinterest account. This is quite a process but, at least it will allow me to control what I wanted to achieve which is fast pinning images to my Pinterest board.
Soon enough I realized that Chrome actually has a wonderful extension that will allow you to pin any images it detects on your screen directly to your Pinterest board. This was a breakthrough to conclude my quest to do a multiple uploads to Pinterest without a sweat and without spending a dime.
Remember, if you feel that this is overwhelming, do not hesitate to contact us, we have placed a special package to do this work for our clients, and we will be more than glad to offer our readers with the same special care!