Using the photo upload attachment

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Using the photo upload attachment

Postby Niner » Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:55 pm

Just in case adding photos by way of the attachment feature is something that doesn't seem obvious, here are a few photos that may help to explain.

Please keep in mind gigantic photos won't attach and photos other than jpgs won't attach. You can use Irfanview which is a free download or whatever software you have on your computer to resize photos to a size that is usable. Photos work best in the 800 to 1200 pixel width range.
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first.jpg
Open up a post screen first. You must type in text in every post. In the contest open a reply screen, not a new one.
upload.jpg
Hit the upload button
browse.jpg
Hit the browse button next
selectphoto.jpg
Select the photo from some place on your computer
open.jpg
Open the photo.
add file.jpg
Add the photo file
after added and ready to post.jpg
After added and ready to post to the string.
IMGP0686.jpg
An image attached as explained and uploaded at 1000 pixels.
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Re: Using the photo upload attachment

Postby dhtaxi » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:11 pm

I use irfanview its so simple its not worth bothering with anything else.
Photo bucket is pap.
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Re: Using the photo upload attachment

Postby Niner » Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:52 pm

To resize using Irfanview. Works about like this with other software......or should.

[By the way, the zoom numbers at the top of the photo has nothing to do with the actual pixel count.]
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open file.jpg
Open the image and notice the menu bar. Go back to the file tab to save when you at the end of the complete process.
go to image.jpg
Go to image tab and open the menu.
hit resize.jpg
hit the resize option.
see actual size.jpg
See actual size the photo image of interest.
resize to usable size.jpg
Resize to usable size by just typing in a size. Do one side and the other adjusts automatically.
IMGP0553.jpg
Photo resized from 1900 to 1000 pixels and then saved as a jpg file to desktop before uploading. Click to see.
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Re: Using the photo upload attachment

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:01 am

Thanks for the Heads Up on that Robert.
I have been using Photoshop in it's various guises since about 1993 and have got my head 'inside' the basic format. From a photographers point of view any software you use needs to be comfortable to use and the worst thing you can do is to chop and change programmes as you will always be learning the basics!
I have some 1000+ images on Photobucket and have no problem with it so far.
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Re: Using the photo upload attachment

Postby joseyclosey » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:59 am

I must admit i much prefer useing photo bucket. On most sites i visit i tend not to click on attached images, more so the thumbnail attachments.

I will take a look at Irfanview.

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Re: Using the photo upload attachment

Postby Niner » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:25 am

The whole point of this drill is to encourage people to use the site attachment feature. In posts other than the contest it's still perfectly fine to use the linking from photobucket or whomever if that is what anyone wants to do. But from the point of view of the site, besides being an easy feature for people to use, having them directly attached to the site keeps photos in strings when the strings go to the back pages and people who have linked them no longer use the same saved link.
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Re: Using the photo upload attachment

Postby PeterN2 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:27 pm

I have had a go at using the upload feature. I resized the picture using Irfanview. I resized it to 1024x768 pixels but when I went to upload it I got a message it was too big and the max size allowed is 640 pixels. I resized to 640 and posted it in the random meaningless pictures thread. Why have I got a 640 pixel limit or what have I done wrong that I can't post a 1024 pixel picture?
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Re: Using the photo upload attachment

Postby Niner » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:36 pm

1024 resize. I resized it to 1024 using Irphan View and then uploaded it into this post. The property link shows it somewhat smaller when clicked now that it is posted. Hmmmm. I'll look into it further. But....in the funnies section it uploads to 1024 pixels.....strange.
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1024.jpg
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Re: Using the photo upload attachment

Postby Niner Delta » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:40 am

When I try to post it will not allow anything over 640 X 480, and I mean it won't allow 641 X 480. Or anything over 150k, not 151k either.
The photos you posted at the begining of the thread look nothing like my screen when I am posting text or photos, is the administrator screen different from what we see?
Microsoft Office Picture Manager is the simplest thing I have found to do basic photo adjustments and resizing, and I think it's in all the Office programs.

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Re: Using the photo upload attachment

Postby test » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:07 am

Now I'm logged in as "test". Let's see what happens when I try to attach a 1200 pixel photo.



Attempted to add but wouldn't add. Gave me a 150 KIB error message.

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