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I am sure this is simple and I am just missing something; How can I post a link to a specific 500px portfolio of mine so that the link others see displays the thumbnail images in the correct order or shows the first image in my portfolio.

If I just copy and paste the link to my portfolio, it adds all the images as thumbnails in some random order.

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I don't think this is related to photography. I am not sure it fits with StackOverflow or SuperUser but maybe better than here. – Unapiedra Feb 9 '12 at 17:08
This has to do with showing my photography portfolio in a social media site. Isn't showing my work an important aspect of photography? – Jakub Feb 9 '12 at 17:12
This seems like a good fit for the Web Applications StackExchange: – ahockley Feb 9 '12 at 17:40
Some questions do overlap several sites. I think this is a good fit here (although it might also be a good fit elsewhere too). As a photographer, I might well want to know how to show images on facebook. I think that asking how facebook works with images is in the same ballpark as asking how something like Lightroom works to upload to flickr or similar. I would vote to keep this question here. – AJ Finch Feb 10 '12 at 10:14
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Facebook is sort of a pain to work with for images, IME. The most reliable way to throw them clues seems to be the use of their open-graph meta tags. This post on is a pretty good place to start. I'm not positive I'm looking at the right 500px portfolio for you (the link in your profile is broken, I believe), but I'm not seeing any OG tags in there. Even with the use of OG tags, though, I'm not sure there's a way to specify order beyond just ordering the tags (and I'm not sure how well that's respected by FB).

At some point in 2012, I believe 500px is supposed to offer customizable portfolio themes (most likely for "awesome" customers only), but I have a feeling your best bet may be to just wait for them to get the meta tags sorted out themselves.

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didn't realize my link was broken. Fixed now. thanks! I was hoping for a much easier solution then customizing the code on the page. (i think smugmug has it but if i purchase an online solution i think i will go with 500px only because I love the community there.) Basically, currently pasting a link to my portfolio adds i think the thumbnails to all my photos there but i would only like it to display those from the particular portfolio with the newest image being preferably the fist displayed thumbnail. – Jakub Feb 9 '12 at 19:24
Some really nice photos in the portfolio, btw. – D. Lambert Feb 9 '12 at 20:57
OK. I did not realize I can manually navigate to the photo I want to display on the link. Not ideal but it will do. Thanks for your answer and for the compliment. – Jakub Feb 9 '12 at 21:15

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