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Tutorial: How to Post Photos and Videos on the Forum
« on: January 01, 2012, 08:58:08 PM »
A quick tutorial on how to post photos on the forum follows:

First, re-size the photo you want to post to a sensible size, I tend to use 500 pixels wide or smaller. Much more interferes with some peoples screens on little laptops etc. That's easily done in any photo editing programme or free on line at sites like this.

Then go to the new post/start new topic/reply screen so you have a post window open.

Then look for this link:



Having clicked it, you can choose a file from your computer - a pop up window will appear when you click the button. You can upload more than one in a post by clicking the other link arrowed.



Having chosen the file/s you want to upload, to insert them/it in your post, use the drop down menu and select the display option you prefer.



"Inline full size image" is the one most people use. When you have selected it, the code will appear automatically in your post, and looks like this:

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[attachimg=1]
Make sure that text is in your post where you want it to appear.

When you click "post", the photo will be uploaded and appear in your post.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Tutorial: How to Post Photos and Videos on the Forum
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013, 01:08:03 AM »
Optimising photos for the forum:

You can hotlink photos from elsewhere like Flickr using the image tags, but they tend to slow the site down as the image has to load from a slow third party server. Ever been on a site and been yawning while pictures take an age to load? Thats why. Also, over time, people tend to move and delete photos and it would be a shame if some wisdom you posted today was full of blank spaces when someone comes to read it in three years.

Hence we recommend uploading photos you use here to this site. Our software resizes very oversized images, and its easy to prepare them.

In order not to swallow up too much bandwidth, we recommend images be no more than 500 pixels wide.

Also, have them oriented correctly beforehand on your desktop. Images published directly from Apple devices like ipads and iphones tend to be sideways. That is an Apple glitch in the EXIF data, not a forum glitch here.

So as an example, I'll show you how to get your pics ready to post here in a few clicks.

Lets say you have imported a photo from your iphone to your computer.

Right click> Open with> Paint



If it needs rotating, there are buttons here:



Then resize it to a sensible size selecting pixels. Remember, people viewing on phones and ipads have problems seeing huge photos.



And finally save it like so:



This way, when you upload it as per above post, it will be sized and oriented correctly. Always place any image code (that looks like this).......

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[attachimg=1]
.........on its own line; like a paragraph. That way it will sit within your post formatted nicely as do the pictures on the page here.

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Re: Tutorial: How to Post Photos and Videos on the Forum
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2014, 07:39:41 PM »
I have just added the Youtube mod.

There is now a button here:



In order to use it, one takes the ID code only from the Youtube URL.

For example, if the Youtube code is this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkh0LrwDsk0 - You want ONLY the code after the "=" which in this case is jkh0LrwDsk0

So, to use it, click the button when your cursor is where you want the video to appear in your post, usually on a new line. And it will show you this code:

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[youtube][/youtube]
You then paste in between the two square brackets in the code the Youtube ID code, like this:

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[youtube]jkh0LrwDsk0[/youtube]
Alternatively, you can paste the ID code, then highlight it, then click the button. Like this:



Which method you use is a matter of personal preference. The resulting code remains the same, and should look like this whichever way you do it:

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[youtube]jkh0LrwDsk0[/youtube]
So using that code then gives you this:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkh0LrwDsk0" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkh0LrwDsk0</a>

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Re: Tutorial: How to Post Photos and Videos on the Forum
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2016, 01:20:25 AM »
One thing I've noticed is that if you attach the max number of images to a post, it posts the first one again last, then puts a tiny preview of the last picture at the end. See the Premiere thread for an example. Once I just uploaded 9, it was fine
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Re: Tutorial: How to Post Photos and Videos on the Forum
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2016, 10:38:01 AM »
I'll reset it to 9. The facility is an add on written by a 3rd party. It probably wasn't written to cope with double digit placement, so anything it doesn't recognise defaults to the end.

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Re: Tutorial: How to Post Photos and Videos on the Forum
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2016, 11:39:39 AM »
Hello.
 Is there a way of uploading pictures from mobiles(android) without first uploading to a computer?
Kind regards and thanks in advance.

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Re: Tutorial: How to Post Photos and Videos on the Forum
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2016, 11:44:13 AM »
Hello.
 Is there a way of uploading pictures from mobiles(android) without first uploading to a computer?
Kind regards and thanks in advance.

Adam.

It depends what size they are. By default, many devices tend to take pictures at something like 1500-2000px wide which is huge. When you try and upload those it will throw an error message saying the file size is too big. If you can reduce the size/filesize on the device, then yes.

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Re: Tutorial: How to Post Photos and Videos on the Forum
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2016, 11:44:32 AM »
On desktop view on chrome on android I can see the normal upload button. Problem is the images will be too big, so will need to be resized. There may be an app for that, I use IrfanView on the pc.

My phone takes pics at 1.6mb though, I imagine most modernish phones will too.

Dont know how tapatalk works though, it might re size stuff.

I keep meaning to do an IrfanView tutorial on here, it's a good bit of software, I just need to work out why it corrupts the odd image here and there
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Re: Tutorial: How to Post Photos and Videos on the Forum
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2016, 11:47:55 AM »
Thanks for the speedy responses.
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Re: Tutorial: How to Post Photos and Videos on the Forum
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2017, 03:51:02 AM »
I would like to do a beko style stripdown thread but dont know how to configure the pics  :snivel:

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Re: Tutorial: How to Post Photos and Videos on the Forum
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2017, 03:56:43 AM »
I would like to do a beko style stripdown thread but dont know how to configure the pics  :snivel:

That would be amazing for a DC17!

I'm sure there's a thread on configuring pics somewhere...
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Re: Tutorial: How to Post Photos and Videos on the Forum
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2017, 09:45:12 AM »
What do you mean by Configure them?

They'll most likely be too big for this Forum's photo uploader so simply upload them all to a photo site for example Flickr (That's what I use) And then simply add the links to each photo in between your writing. 
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Re: Tutorial: How to Post Photos and Videos on the Forum
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2017, 11:05:44 AM »
What do you mean by Configure them?

They'll most likely be too big for this Forum's photo uploader so simply upload them all to a photo site for example Flickr (That's what I use) And then simply add the links to each photo in between your writing.

The problem with that is that it slows the page loading times down as Flickr is slow, and a year later when people delete the file, the site here is left with big empty spaces in topics. Hence the tutorial above.

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Re: Tutorial: How to Post Photos and Videos on the Forum
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2017, 11:06:14 AM »
I would like to do a beko style stripdown thread but dont know how to configure the pics  :snivel:

I moved your post to the topic here so now you do.  ;D

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Re: Tutorial: How to Post Photos and Videos on the Forum
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2017, 01:43:33 PM »
The problem with that is that it slows the page loading times down as Flickr is slow, and a year later when people delete the file, the site here is left with big empty spaces in topics. Hence the tutorial above.

Fair enough I can't argue with that  :thumbsup:


Well I could actually o.O
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