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Posting Pictures in Threads - Quick "How-To"

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Eric, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. Eric Experienced Reefkeeper

    West Des Moines, IA
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    I've posted this information a couple of times, and someone suggested I just make it into a thread.
    This will be based on hosting images from Photobucket, although the process is similar with other sources - you just can't add a picture that is on your hard drive or in a protected photo album (other than Photobucket), or no one will see it but you!
    I don't have any affiliation with Photobucket and there are several free sites online to host images.
    I have used Photobucket for years, both in forums, eBay and with family-
    - Photobucket is free and only has annoying ads
    - You can create "Albums" to  better organize your images/videos and find them later
    - You can password protect your albums, but images/videos posted in threads will still be visible to others
    - You can create a password for an "Album" to allow other acces to just that album
    - You can upload videos and share with family and friends - most e-mail accounts can't handle a 65mb video
    - You can perform basic photo editing/re-sizing with Photobucket's tools
    - You can add captions or tags to the images
    - I've never had it "go down" and I've never used all of my bandwidth
    *Note*
    Portions of the instructions below would apply to posting images from other providers as well

    To set up a free account, go to www.photobucket.com
    Click the green "Join Now" button
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    Second page where you reveal all of your personal information [​IMG]
    I can't remember, but they'll probably send you an e-mail for confirmation - if so, just follow the instruction included.
    When you first login, you'll have a white page (I changed mine to my favorite color) and the option to create an album - I would suggest it or it'll get very unorganized over time!
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    Once you're ready yo upload, look towards the section near the top
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    You have the following options:
    "My computer" will ask for a file/folder location on your hard drive
    "Web url" will take the file from a website (make sure you have or don't need permission)
    "Mobile phone" will give you a number to text the image to and will put it in your album
    "Email" will give you an e-mail address to send the pic to, similar to mobile phone
    "Ask Toolbar" allows you to grab images and insert them directly, don't use it
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    You have the option for Photobucket to re-size the images as it uploads them
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    I'll often use the "bulk uploader" if I'm sending more than a few files
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    It gives you the option to re-size as well
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    Once the photo is uploaded and you click on it, you'll see this page:
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    You're looking for the code off to the lower left:
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    Email and IM - for sending a link via e-mail
    Direct link for - inserting pic into post, i.e. GIRS
    HTML Code - for web design or using the HTML option in GIRS post
    IMG Code - for inserting image into other types of forums, i.e. Reef Central
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    To insert into GIRS, select the picture icon (similar for other online hosts)
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    Click "yes" to allow scripted prompts
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    Then paste the copied code from "direct link" into the pop-up box
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    There are other tricks but this should get you started!
    HTH!
    -Eric
     
  2. FishBrain Expert Reefkeeper GIRS Member

    New London
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    Thanks man I have been wondering how to do that.

    -Bill
     
  3. AJ

    AJ Inactive User

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    Seems sticky worthy to me.
     
  4. Eric Experienced Reefkeeper

    West Des Moines, IA
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    Thanks!

    -Eric
     
  5. varner

    varner

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    thanks for the pictures finally understand how it works.
     
  6. Eric Experienced Reefkeeper

    West Des Moines, IA
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    So where's everyone's photo threads?

    Come on - time to show off your hard work!
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    -Eric
     
  7. IowaDiver Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    Nice job. You are one with the photoshop!
     
  8. ruggerkc Experienced Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    North Liberty , IA
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    Make this sticky PLEASE
     
  9. ruggerkc Experienced Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    North Liberty , IA
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    Thank you!

    And thanks to Eric for making it.
     
  10. Bluefool

    Bluefool Inactive User

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    Wow man, you should write tech documents for a living....that is fantastically done.
     
  11. Bryan-1

    Bryan-1 Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    this is very good !
    just what I am looking for on how to post some pics
    Thanks
     
  12. Eric Experienced Reefkeeper

    West Des Moines, IA
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    Thanks!
    I may need to modify this a little as I believe some things have changed since I created it.
    Glad you found it useful!
    -Eric
     
  13. Sponge Expert Reefkeeper Vendor

    Marshalltown, IA
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    Thanks Eric for posting this! Time to Bump it for members ;=0)

    BUMP!
     
  14. mthomp

    mthomp Inactive User

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    lets sticky this
     
  15. Craig

    Craig Inactive User

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    Any reason why the forum doesn't support just using the IMG tag when posting photos. Have to say this is the only forum I venture too that doesn't support that feature and when uploading 5-8 pictures it takes way too much time to do it one at a time. When I post updates I like to be able to copy and paste my update from forum to forum.
     
  16. Reeferforlyfe

    Reeferforlyfe Inactive User

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    ^^ totally agree..... PITA if you ask me, but hey, only thing better than cheap sh*t is free sh*t /DesktopModules/ActiveForums/themes/_default//emoticons/smile.gif I can live with that
     
  17. Craig

    Craig Inactive User

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    I pay for both my membership here and for my photobucket account as I use a lot of bandwidth.
     

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