Making New Catalog Items
The first thing you will most likely want to do after installing CataBlog is to create new catalog items. You must have an image to upload for every new catalog item you want to make, it is a requirement. The uploaded image must be in either jpeg, gif or png format.
Once you have an image you want to upload for your first catalog item, simply go to CataBlog by clicking its icon in the Admin Menu. You may click Add New either in the Admin Menu under CataBlog or you may click the button on the top of the catalog list view. You should see an empty form, click Choose File and select your jpeg, gif or png image to upload. You should probably avoid uploading animated GIFs. Click the submit button to create a new catalog item with a title of the file name and in the default category, Uncategorized.
After the image is uploaded you will be shown a form with other fields for the catalog item, the Title can be changed along with anything else you might want to change. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the form and you are done. You may also add sub images at this point if you have multiple photos of your catalog items. Congratulations, you just made your first Catalog item.
Uploading Multiple Images at Once
If you have Adobe Flash installed, you will be presented with a more dynamic upload form that allows you to select multiple images at once and directly edit each image while other images upload in the background.
New HTML5 Uploader (coming soon)
Starting with Catablog 1.7.0, the Flash Uploader will be replaced with a new HTML 5 uploader. Not only is Flash technology pretty much dead at this point, but the HTML5 Uploader works with mobile devices! This means you can add to your catalogs from your iOS and Android devices.
HTML5 Uploader Help
The HTML 5 Uploader does require relatively "newer" browser technologies, meaning that multiple file upload is now only supported with "more modern browsers". When not supported, the CataBlog Uploader will revert to single file uploads so it still usable. If you cannot upload multiple file at a time, my advice is to download the latest version of either Firefox or Chrome and try again. Still, it should work with versions of Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Edge/IE that were released in the last couple years.