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Posting Photo's Of Decent Size

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blonde   

Hi, Can anyone point me in the rite direction so i can learn how to post photo's of decent size-mine seem to be all small compared to what other people are putting up. I am keeping the size under 200 but then i see huge photo's that look great -and i am wodnering how do people do that...any help would be appreciated. Thank you

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redial   

Get a Tinypic account and upload a photo form your PC but resize it to "message board' which is an option to the right of the upload button. It keeps it around 600

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Weasels   

Hi Blonde :)

I use a free program called 'irfanview' to resize and crop my pictures quickly, and sometimes to auto-adjust the colours if they are a bit too dark or light. Then I upload them to my Photobucket account and just copy the image URL into my post.

This might help too :) - http://www.dolforums.com.au/topic/140213-adding-an-image-to-your-post/

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:o slightly OT..Just a query..why does everyone recommend posting photos from an internet photo hosting site, and not just adding them from your hard drive?

I just use this, IMAGE RESIZER or other program ..and attach from whatever folder it's in...no double handling :)

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redial   

I don't like doing that just for the fact that it's a connection straight to your computer's files. By using a proxy middleman such as a hosting site it takes out your file information and connection to your computer. *paranoia*

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Weasels   

Pers I was under the impression that a direct upload only resulted in the small image Blonde was referring to, since there are much more strict file size limits? I like that with the 'linking' method I can set the photo to the size I want it to appear and preview how it will look at that size.

I haven't played around with it though so I'm not certain :o

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I can make my photos any size , in cms .. but , obviously to get under 200kb, quality needs to be decreased markedly.

S'OK- posting from a site is probably the 'right' thing to do - but most photos I post here don't ever get put online .

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Weasels   

The photobucket upload was much quicker. Either way is fine of course :)

Edit: sorry Blonde for hijacking your thread with my image experiments! :o

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The photobucket upload was much quicker.

;) if you have real broadband :p some of us poor country bumpkins don't .

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Plan B   

Flickr is one of the best image hosting sites. I used Tinypic before but they randomly delete images, which was causing havoc for the websites. You also get the BB Code to post images on forums like these and can choose various sizes.

:o slightly OT..Just a query..why does everyone recommend posting photos from an internet photo hosting site, and not just adding them from your hard drive?

With most forums there's a size limit to what you can upload. When you're linking, you can link to any size, so you don't need to lower the quality of the image.

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blonde   

Thanks everyone- i am not too computer savvy and have never been on photo bucket or flickr-but i suppose it's time to get with the times and learn soemthin new>>> Sheesh

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tdierikx   

I use Easy Thumbnails - free image resizing software that will happily do batch resizing. I resize to 1024x768 using a bicubic algorithm and set the jpeg quality to 80% - all of my images come in under 200k and are still very nice quality to be viewed on a PC screen. Nice size for sending in emails as well.

I them upload the resized images to Photobucket - I have a paid account there so I can store as many images and have lots of available bandwidth for people viewing them - and post the img links in the forum posts... once you've done it a few times, it's dead easy... honest!

The following pic is only 78kb...

05-11-2011-zoo144.jpg

T.

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blonde   

Ok well I have now found this photobucket website -says me soundin positively ancient- but now i dont know how to get the photo's from that website to this forum-can anyone ie me a step by step instruction? Like from this point where i am writing-i go below and it asks "attach file" but it goes straight to my computer files-how do i get to my photobucket album...sorry to be a pain in the #@%!

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redial   

You'll see it has a list of links... choose and copy the link with [/img] around it then paste it straight into your post.

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Weasels   

Have you uploaded your photos to photobucket? (just to clarify, the link is on the photobucket site, not DOL :) )

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