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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:03 pm 
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Can someone tell me the idiots guide to posting a phot for the competition please? :oops:

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Hi Raffles, sorry to leave you waiting so long for a reply !

There are two ways of adding a photo, I'm sure you've noticed them in the forum already.

The easy way is to use the forum software.

To do that you have to first of all make sure the photo isn't too big otherwise you'll get a scroll box. If it's really huge photo it can go off the end of the page and people have to scroll for ages and never really see the full photo. If the photo is small enough, the reader can click on it to see it in full.

So the size needs to be within the page size and you can reduce it by using Window's "Paint" or Photoshop

This is what you do if you have Paint.
Open the image in "paint"
Click on "image"
Click "redimensionner" (Or the equivalent if your computer is in another language)
Change both figures to the same percentage
Click OK

To add the photo to the posting open the posting box and at the bottom under the box you'll see two labels "Options" and Upload attachment" click on Upload attachment, then click on "parcourir" to find the photograph on your computer. Once you've found it, click twice on the photo. Then click on "add the file" - the box to the right of parcourir. Once the file has been added you'll see another box. Put your cursor where you wan the photo to go in your post then click on "Place inline". Your photo will now be in your post.

The other way takes longer to set up bit it's much quicker in the long run.

You stock your photos somewhere on the 'net. I use www.flickr.com You have to open an account then add your photos. You can then access them from any computer, share them with everyone, just your friends or keep them private.

I'll close this post and go to my flickr account and see how long it takes me to find a suitable photo and post three sizes of the same photo.

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 Post subject: Re: How to add a photo
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This was my potager a few days ago and posting these photos only took me two minutes.

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 Post subject: Re: How to add a photo
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Once you have a free account on the 'net with a photo stockage site like Flickr or www.photobucket.com it makes posting photos in the forum much easier. It just takes a while to get used to. :D

If you need any help just shout !

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 Post subject: Re: How to add a photo to a thread
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HWH thankyou eversomuch for these brilliant instructions. I shall endeavour to have a go later!!

Thankyou for taking the time :)

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 Post subject: Re: How to add a photo to a thread
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OK, have created a flickr account and have uploaded the photo (wipes brow). I did get as far as putting the photo into a "post", but when I reviewed it it was mammoth!!! Not sure hwere I re-size...I'll go away and investigate. ;)


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HWH thanks for those instructions... I use Picasa and I think I've worked out what to do, but i'm just wondering what sort of size I should be setting the pic to, for inclusion in a thread or perhaps for the photo competition?

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Raffles,

Well done ! :D

Above each photo in Flickr you'll see a magnifying glass. Click on that and you'll get a choice of five sizes. Click on the size you want and further down the page you'll get the code for posting the pic into the forum.

Liz,

You can right click on any photo on the internet and you'll get a list of things you can do with it. At the bottom of the list there's propriétés de l'image (My computer's French ;) ) click on that and you'll get all sort of information about the photon like it's address on the internet, what format it's in and so on.

The biggest photo I posted above is 375px × 500px (click on the button on the right of your mouse and you'll see what I mean) so I know that I could make it slightly bigger for the forum but it isn't a very good photo - it isn't very sharp - so I made it smaller so that it looks OK. But a really good clear photo is nice huge and I think the forum can cope with 600x600. :D

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 Post subject: Re: How to add a photo to a thread
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An experiment 960px × 1280px:

EDITED OUT
I've taken this photo out because it was too big and made scrolling down too long...

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 Post subject: Re: How to add a photo to a thread
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Thanks for your excellent tutorial HWH

I have managed to put up a photo now in the competition, but its rather small....is there anything I can do to make it bigger?

Sorry about all the numpty questions :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: How to add a photo to a thread
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I'll go and have a look....

If you're photo is in flickr then choose the size you want and post the link in here and I'll change it for you.

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 Post subject: Re: How to add a photo to a thread
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Hopefully this is a bigger Bert..............


<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/37147356@N07/3420704733/" title="Bert by raffles4, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3367/3420704733_04f5d2df0a.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Bert" /></a>

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 Post subject: Re: How to add a photo to a thread
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Raffles, that code is to put a photo into a website, choose the code in the box below that one and I'll post it. :D

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 Post subject: Re: How to add a photo to a thread
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Sorry :roll: :oops:

Try this....

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3367/342 ... d2df0a.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: How to add a photo to a thread
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Ok let's try...
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 Post subject: Re: How to add a photo to a thread
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You haven't quite got there.

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I think you are just using the wrong link, you should use something along the lines of 'embed in a forum'


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 Post subject: Re: How to add a photo to a thread
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I clicked on the embed facility for a single photo (I didn't mean to post the test album of 5 pics), and copied it
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Time for bed said Zebedee, I'll take another look tomorrow

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 Post subject: Re: How to add a photo to a thread
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Raffles, sorry this is so complicated but when you put a URL in this forum you have to put it inside a URL code for the forum and you can find that at the top of the posting box. So, you hit the URL box and then you put the code between the code where your cursor is.

[the url thing]You put your photo in here[close the /url command by pressing the URL box again]

It's much easier sitting beside somebody. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: How to add a photo to a thread
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New day, fresh mind!! (crossing fingers)

How about this?



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3367/342%20...%20d2df0a.jpg

Raffles

Edited to say I may have url 'led too many times so having another go.............(do I get a degree at the end of this!!!LOL)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3367/342%20...%20d2df0a.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: How to add a photo to a thread
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Getting there...

I've taken the URL overload out and we now have the address of the photo but as it's listed in Flickr as being private it's staying hidden !

Go to the photo's page in Flickr and where you see a little red box, click on edit to the right of "Only you can see this photo" and change it to "everyone can see this photo". :D

Degree ? I don't know, all I can say is that learning all this new stuff is good for keeping your brain active and it's great fun too. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: How to add a photo to a thread
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OK, have made the photo open to the public now.

You are SO right...it IS good for the grey cells. And of course next time (theres going to be a next time??!!) it will be easy peasy!!!

Thanks for your patience..................... :D

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Sorry I'm still being dim... I have opened a photobucket account, uploaded a test pic, and am trying to show it here... now, it gives me the option of 4 ways to link
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is this it?

what about the size?

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well that seems to work, but the technique needs refining, not sure I can remember what I did!

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 Post subject: Re: How to add a photo to a thread
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Please don't anyone apologise for these questions, I am finding the answers very useful, thank you all :D


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Raffles I still can't find your photo.

What name are you under in Flickr ? - you can PM me with it if you prefer. :D

Liz - great progress - that's it (lovely clear photo!) the size is OK, a wee bit smaller can help to avoid loads of scrolling down for people looking at the photos and people who don't have broadband will spend less time waiting for the photo to load.

In Photo bucket there's a choice in "get link code". You choose the one "IMG for bulletin boards & forums" so you don't have to put the photo inside IMG codes - that's the box Img at the top of the posting box.

Keep practising, as Tibter says you're helping everyone else! :mrgreen:

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OK HWH, let's see if Bernie & the bikes are smaller here :

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hmm, she needs to be between the two pic sizes!

Now, if I could remember what I did......

and by the way, the one in my avatar is Ulcie, not Bernie before a bath!

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Let's try this one for size :
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I like around this size Liz a bit bigger maybe - especially for this handsome pup!

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Well she was a baby then, 8 weeks old and just left the litter. Here she is a bit bigger

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I do seem to be having trouble getting the size 'just right' for the forum, I'm writing the sizes down as I go but I have to preview several times to make sure it goes right. Maybe flickr is easier?

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Have pm'd you

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Thankyou, to everyone who has contributed to this thread. I have just entered a photo in the competition and I am absolutely ecstatic. I have tried so many times to add photos to posts and have never succeeded. This time I used the forum software, following HWH's instructions, and actually managed it! I think the other method is definitely beyond me but maybe one day I'll give it a try.

Thanks very much to you all.

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Trying again.............

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Well thats a better size.

Just need to alter the size in the competition now...............

Raffles

( I downloaded the sized image and saved it into my documents then uploaded onto here using attachments, still not sure how to get the image directly off flickr onto here.................) :?

When people talk about using "forum software", for adding photos...where is that exactly?? (Oh I'm feeling so out of my depth!!!)


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Using the "Forum software" is using what the forum offers you to load your photo directly from your computer. Not all forums give you the choice of loading from your computer.

I'm starting to get out of my depth too. :? I'm no computer expert but I do know a bit about photos because I had to learn how to manipulate them for my blog.

I still can't find your photostream in Flickr Raffles, are you sure you made in public and not just for "friends" or "family" ? 8-)

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