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Old 04-17-2007, 12:13 AM
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Following is a pic posting tutorial that I found on the web.

The first thing you’ll need to do is set up an account with one of the many photo hosting companies to “hotlink” pictures to your post. Some image hosting sites do not allow hotlinks to their site. Here are a few that do:

http://www.photobucket.com
http://www.imageshack.com

http://www.cardomain.com
http://www.webshots.com
http://www.fototime.com


Once you have the images hosted, all you do is open the picture up in your browser, right click on the picture, select properties, then copy/paste the URL link into your post. That will provide a link to the image.

If you want to post the actual picture rather than just a link into the post, you will need to surround the URL link (wrap) with the [IMG] [/IMG] tags. Example:

[IMG]insert the url to your pic here[/IMG]


Be sure to reduce the size of your pictures before you upload them to your image host. The larger the dimensions of the image, the larger the file size will be in general. An image taken on my camera at 2080x1020 is almost a full megabyte in size (~1,000 kilobytes). If you resize the image to 800x600, it can drop it down to around 100 kilobytes or less; roughly a 10th of the original size. Not only does this make the image small enough where people viewing the image won’t have to scroll the window sideways to view the entire picture, but it also conserves space on your hosting site allowing for more pictures to be uploaded before reaching your limit.

Here is a popular program I use to reduce image sizes, there are others but I like this one and it’s free:
http://www.irfanview.com/main_download_engl.htm
Programs like Adobe Photoshop can do the same if you like and already have.
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Old 04-17-2007, 03:51 AM
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thats perfect bill, i was trying to figure out the easiest way to explain it with making a 46 step "how-to"..... looks like that will work perfect for anybody trying to figure it out.
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Awesome, thanks Bill.
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Very Helpful Info. Thanks!
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Bill:

Which program off the links would you recommend when someone is using a Mac??

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Ty, Mac is greek to me. Try to send Steve Chryssos a pm. IIRC, he's a big Mac fan.
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you can use any of those links when using a mac. All you are doing with those links is hosting images online. Macs work just like PC when it comes to internet.
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thanks for the post. kudos
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Following is a pic posting tutorial that I found on the web.

The first thing you’ll need to do is set up an account with one of the many photo hosting companies to “hotlink” pictures to your post. Some image hosting sites do not allow hotlinks to their site. Here are a few that do:

http://www.photobucket.com
http://www.imageshack.com

http://www.cardomain.com
http://www.webshots.com
http://www.fototime.com


Once you have the images hosted, all you do is open the picture up in your browser, right click on the picture, select properties, then copy/paste the URL link into your post. That will provide a link to the image.

If you want to post the actual picture rather than just a link into the post, you will need to surround the URL link (wrap) with the [IMG] [/IMG] tags. Example:

[IMG]insert the url to your pic here[/IMG]


Be sure to reduce the size of your pictures before you upload them to your image host. The larger the dimensions of the image, the larger the file size will be in general. An image taken on my camera at 2080x1020 is almost a full megabyte in size (~1,000 kilobytes). If you resize the image to 800x600, it can drop it down to around 100 kilobytes or less; roughly a 10th of the original size. Not only does this make the image small enough where people viewing the image won’t have to scroll the window sideways to view the entire picture, but it also conserves space on your hosting site allowing for more pictures to be uploaded before reaching your limit.

Here is a popular program I use to reduce image sizes, there are others but I like this one and it’s free:
http://www.irfanview.com/main_download_engl.htm
Programs like Adobe Photoshop can do the same if you like and already have.
I am really glad you shared to us this information.
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I have been putting my pics in posts as attachments (small pics to click on). How do you have the larger pics go onto the post so you don't have to click on them. thanks
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