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 Post subject: Uploading Pictures
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:23 pm 
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How do I import into a thread?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:31 pm 
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Use the url box right under the subject box. You have to have the cursor where you want the url to start then push the url button then paste your url then hit the url button again to close the link.

It should work the same way with Images and the image button but I couldn't get that one to work last time I tried but I later noticed something about the size being 400 pixels or less so that might have been the problem.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:01 pm 
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Probably the most efficient way to post pics is to register with a third party photo-hosting service (free). You get set up with them (many out there) with a password and username, and then follow their instructions on how to load your pics onto their Web site.

They then assign a specific URL to your pic, reduce the size of your pic to a reasonable size (doesn’t always work properly though), and you are good to go simply by pasting that URL into the post and Web site of choice. I use Photobucket now pretty much exclusively, since once you get many hundreds of pics on a site, this one is much easier to navigate thru to find the pic you are interested in. There is also a small fee ($25/ year), once you go over a certain number of pics on file. They now host billions (yes, billions!) of pics for folks around the world. Great service!

http://photobucket.com/

Just follow their individual instructions about how to get registered, then follow their directions for posting pics. After you get set up, send them a few pics for practice. You do this by clicking on “Choose File,â€

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:12 pm 
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As Dick says, once you get used to doing it, it goes pretty fast. Photobucket is a great site and works well.

The hosting service I generally use is
http://www.imageshack.us/
I don't register there, keep a portfolio or pay a fee -- just use them to convert the picture.

Pictures are almost as simple as the copy and paste method for the URL above. I don't use any controls on the posting screen; everything comes ready to paste at the cursor. Here's how it works with ImageShack:

1. Shrink picture: I simply send it to myself using Windows' e-mail shrink feature.
2. Store e-mail version in "My Pictures" folder or wherever you keep your pics.
3. Go to hosting site.
4. click "Browse"
5. find picture
6. click "open"
7. select resize you want
8. click "host it"
When done, you get several options Click on your choice and copy; then paste it to your forum post. Size according to detail needed -- smaller pics load faster, especially for the dial-up members! Here's some examples:
"Thumbnail for forums 1"
Image

(320 x 240 selected from first screen) copy/paste from "hotlink forums 1"
Image

(640 x 480 selected from first screen) copy/paste "hotlink forums 1"
Image

Other sites are very similar. With a little practice, you can do a picture in a minute or two; can work on your post during any waiting.

Now lets see some pictures! 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:37 am 
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Apalach wrote:
OK--I'm going to try this once again. I posted this here a week or two ago and it got deleted.


It's still there.

http://www.hobiecat.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=6956&highlight=

Brian C


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