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#1 Sator

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 10:26 AM

Here is how you post images on the forum.

1. Find an Image Host

There are a number of image hosting services available on the internet. A couple of popular examples are Imageshack and Photobucket:

http://photobucket.com

http://imageshack.us

I recommend Photobucket.

You will need to sign up for membership, and then upload your images to the hosting service.

2. Link to the Images

When posting images you copy and paste the image with the correct "IMG" code.

The important bit is that you have the correct "IMG" tags at both the start and end of the URL for the image.

This is what you need at the start:

Posted Image

This is what you need at the end:

Posted Image

Notice the extra forward slash ("/") at the end.

Then you need the URL of the image in between two IMG codes. The end result looks like this:

Posted Image

The bit from "http" through to ".jpg" is the URL.

In summary it goes like this:

Posted Imagehttp...etc...etc...jpgPosted Image

In your Photoshop account you will find a link with these IMG tags already added for you. You can just copy and paste this ready made link.


Imageshack

If you use Imageshack you will be presented with these option:

Posted Image

Obviously, you will choose the Forums "IMG" option. Copy and paste it into your post. It will look like this:

Posted Image

However, you can also choose the Thumbnail size option if you want. In this case choose the option that says "Forums". Copy and paste the link to the thumbnail into your thread and it will look like this:

Posted Image

If you click on the thumbnail it will enlarge to full size.

Photobucket

If you use the service from Photobucket, you will not have the thumbnail option (except where you pay for the premium subscription). Instead, you move your cursor over the image you want to post. This will cause the following menu to appear:

Posted Image

Again, the option that you should choose will be the one that says IMG Code. Copy and paste this into your post.

Make sure your picture has been trimmed down to the appropriate size or you have automatic resizing enabled. Also ensure that the image is in a format that the image hosting service accepts. JPG formats are universally accepted, so if in doubt save your picture as a JPG file.

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 12:11 AM

This is similar to Photobucket. Do you leave the images on Imageshack or delete them after sending? My problem with Photobucket has been that when I posted a photo, the viewer could see all of my photos.

I need to find something suitable to send; then practice. This morning I have to make buttonholes.

Many thanks, I've put the directions in my How to Folder and will work on it.
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Posted 14 July 2009 - 12:23 PM

This is similar to Photobucket. Do you leave the images on Imageshack or delete them after sending? My problem with Photobucket has been that when I posted a photo, the viewer could see all of my photos.

Presumably you mean that people could see all of your private photos (eg last vacation photos etc) in your album? You should be able to avoid this by having separate accounts (sign up using a different email address) for public and private images. Alteratively you can use Imageshack for public images and Photobucket for private ones.

You have to keep the photo stored on the account or else nobody will be able to view them. The other problem I should mention is that Imageshack has a problem with images corrupting and disappearing after a period of time. This only rarely happens but occurs at random, after months or years. This isn't an issue on Photobucket, which is why I prefer it.

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 12:11 AM

I should mention that another option is Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/

I find that I no longer use Imageshack because the images corrupt/disappear without reason.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:52 AM

Would you be able to outline the process that you would use for Flickr? I don't think they have BB code all ready to go. Thanks.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:58 AM

I'd never used Flickr before and had to sign up to figure it out. I'm not the best person in the world with Flickr, and it seems a bit cumbersome to me as I don't really know the shortcuts. I don't think it's designed for people who post on fora like this, but for bloggers and Yahoo group users. This is what I did to upload this image:

Posted Image

1. Sign up to Flickr (you need a Yahoo email account)
2. Go to Home
3. Select Upload Photos and Videos
4. Click on "Choose Photos & Videos"
5. Set the privacy level to Public and click on "Upload Photos and Videos"
6. Go to You and select "Your Photostream" (or if there is a specific set of photos then "Your Set")
7. Click on the photo you want to post

You then get a page that looks like this:

Posted Image

Click on "All Sizes".

You then get this page:

Posted Image

Select the size you want. Grab the photo's URL (click on the "h" of the first "http://" and copy the whole URL).

If you want to post the image in a thread at this forum, post the entire URL.

Manually add "img codes" to the end of the photo URL so that it looks like this:

Posted Image

The only positive thing I can see is that it permits you to upload TIFF format images. Otherwise, I prefer Photobucket.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 12:02 PM

One word of note, you cannot use the "Copy and paste this HTML into your webpage" option, as HTML is disabled on the forum for security reasons. If you do paste the HTML version all you will get is this:

<a href="http://www.flickr.co...04/4273120712/" title="botticelli_birthvenus by Cutter and Tailor, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static....5c82426f_o.jpg" width="600" height="460" alt="botticelli_birthvenus" /></a>

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:39 PM

Thank-you so much- sometimes the process is less obvious than it could be!

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:42 PM

I only hope that it was clear and easy to follow. Maybe someone who is more familiar with Flickr might be able to help us with finding direct links to IMG coded image links. I couldn't find them and I don't think that's what Flickr is intended for.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:50 PM

There is one more shortcut for those wanting to place IMG codes around an image URL.

Whenever you post you will see this shortcut displayed:

Posted Image

To use it:

1. post the URL (if it doesn't already have IMG codes attached)
2. highlight the URL
3. click on the <> button
4. you will get [code=auto:0] tags attached to the ends of the URL
5. replace "code" with "img"

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:54 PM

One more thing. If there is anything I can do for anyone to help them post images here please yell out. I will try to clarify as best I can. I understand how frustrating it can be to figure these things out. However, it's a bit like riding a bicycle, and it's really easy once you get the hang of it.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 05:21 AM

Help required!

I have posted two images on Photobucket but cannot remember how to copy them into the forum?

Any help would be useful.

Thanks

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:06 AM

It looks like you managed it Mansie.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 06:45 AM

It looks like you managed it Mansie.



It was more luck than anything. something seemed to be going on with my images, I must practice more!

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:59 AM

Just repeating again the most important part of the "IMG" codes:

This is what you need at the start:

Posted Image

This is what you need at the end:

Posted Image

Notice the extra forward slash ("/") at the end.

Then you need the URL of the image in between two IMG codes. The end result looks like this:

Posted Image

The bit from "http" through to ".jpg" is the URL.

In summary it goes like this:

Posted Imagehttp...etc...etc...jpgPosted Image

In your Photoshop account you will find a link with these IMG tags already added for you. You can just copy and paste this ready made link.

One thing you must avoid is adding superfluous IMG tags at the end:

Posted ImagePosted Imagehttp...etc...etc...jpgPosted ImagePosted Image

If you double up on your IMG codes like this it will cause an error. More is not better!

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 11:48 PM

Sator,

I'd like to use the forum gallery, as there would be no problem for hosting pictures.

But some pictures I would not like to be shown on front page gallery (most recent gallery pictures), as they are not really interesting outside of the post context. How can I do that ?

I have a batch of pictures to restore on old "damaged" posts...
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Posted 31 August 2010 - 11:57 PM

Public vs Private Gallery Albums

When you start your own album you can choose to make it a public album or a private album.

If you want anyone to be able to see your album, you can tick the following box:

Posted Image

If only you (and a forum moderator) are to see the album then you leave it like this:

Posted Image

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 12:03 AM

That is just what I did...

Edit :
OK, maybe I see them because they are mine, I have permissions.

Edited by Nishijin, 01 September 2010 - 12:07 AM.

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