Trying to upload pictures in a post

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Trying to upload pictures in a post

Postby plant partaker » Jun 4th, '10, 13:49

Help me please! I was up last night trying to do this but to no avail :(

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Re: Trying to upload pictures in a post

Postby Dresden » Jun 4th, '10, 14:41

Type what's in the quotes...

"[img]image.link[/img]"

Remember... If you exceed the size limit built into the forum it will give you an error message saying the pic is too big. In that case you will have to use a site such as photobucket to resize the image.

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Re: Trying to upload pictures in a post

Postby plant partaker » Jun 4th, '10, 14:44

Well, I tried that from where it saved on my computer. I've also tried cropping it, and compressing it does it have to be on a website?

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Re: Trying to upload pictures in a post

Postby Dresden » Jun 4th, '10, 14:46

plant partaker wrote:Well, I tried that from where it saved on my computer. I've also tried cropping it, and compressing it does it have to be on a website?

Ya... Pretty sure it has to be a URL.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: Trying to upload pictures in a post

Postby aya_s » Jun 4th, '10, 14:46

Yes, the image needs to be somewhere online, rather than saved on your hard drive.

You can use imageshack.us for free online image hosting.

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Re: Trying to upload pictures in a post

Postby plant partaker » Jun 4th, '10, 14:49

Okay. Do i post in between the url, or the img? I uploaded the picture what size do i choose

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Re: Trying to upload pictures in a post

Postby Chip » Jun 4th, '10, 15:00

Around 500 pixels wide ... or less.

You also mention compressing, you actually will be resizing.

Also, it is possible to download a photo as an attachment versus using a photo hosting site. I prefer the latter for several reasons.

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Re: Trying to upload pictures in a post

Postby plant partaker » Jun 4th, '10, 15:10

Thanks for all the help. I love this place I uploaded the photos on the tochiri banko post under the tea wares reviews

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Re: Trying to upload pictures in a post

Postby nonc_ron » Jun 8th, '10, 09:53

plant partaker wrote: I've also tried cropping it, and compressing it does it have to be on a website?

I crop over half of my pictures. But not to get them to the right size.
You crop to center the main subject or to eliminate distractions in the background. (It makes the pic. a little smaller but thats not the intent.)

Compressing is like Zipping a text file, And you'll almost never need that.

The Resize button is something you will use almost ever time you upload a pic.

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Re: Trying to upload pictures in a post

Postby Chip » Jun 8th, '10, 10:01

nonc_ron wrote:
plant partaker wrote: I've also tried cropping it, and compressing it does it have to be on a website?

I crop over half of my pictures. But not to get them to the right size.
You crop to center the main subject or to eliminate distractions in the background. (It makes the pic. a little smaller but thats not the intent.)

Compressing is like Zipping a text file, And you'll almost never need that.

The Resize button is something you will use almost ever time you upload a pic.

Yeah, forget about compressing. This is why you were also unable to post an avatar. You needed to resize, not compress ... thus your file remained too large for the avatar (file size restrictions on the forum for avatars) even though the size appeared smaller.

For future reference when you want to change avatars ...

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