NEW TO TPF? START HERE! How to upload and post photos

Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by Alison, Apr 26, 2005.

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    In order to directly link a photo from a website to the forum the website where the photo is located the site must allow hotlinking. Or, alternatively you can purchase a subscription to TPF for $25/year that allows direct uploading of photos right off of your computer. The subscription can be purchased through your User CP.

    Before getting into the technical details regarding including images, please see the following note from Chase, the TPF creator:

    Please do NOT post photos or links to photographs that contain graphic nudity. There are many minors that visit this site on a regular basis and I have chosen not to link to such material. If you are unsure about the content you intend to post, please contact myself or one of the moderators BEFORE posting your work. Thanks for your understanding!

    There are several site that currently allow hotlinking. Photobucket and Smugmug are two that are commonly used by users here and have gotten good reviews. If you know of other sites that can host photos and allow hotlinking please feel free to add to this thread and we will try to update it as often as possible.

    Once you have the photos uploading, follow these instructions to add your photos in a post:

    -Find the photo you want and RIGHT CLICK it then scroll to "properties" and find where it says URL.
    -Right click again and "copy" the URL.
    -Create the thread where you want to include the image
    -Use the IMG tags around your pic.
    ie. click the insert image icon near the top of the post boc (it's black and yellow and has mountains on it)
    it will produce this
    then paste your URL beside the first tag without any spaces
    lastly hit the blue insert image icon again.

    Hit Submit and your photo should show up!

    You also don't need to hit the Img Icon if you find it easier to manually do it yourself.
    You can simply type
    [img] inserturlhere
    Note, when you actually paste the URL that you copied make sure there are no spaces between the tags and the URL.

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    Jan 03, 2006

    "Should you have an expressed need to post an image that is not yours, kindly provide just the link to the image, unless you have, and are able to show that you have, the permission from the photographer to post it here".
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious

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    Very cool Alison..maybe we can un-sticky the other one?
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    Hi :)

    Noob here but I just wanted to tell you about another great site that will host your photos for free and has no linking restrictions, no upload limits, and much more! I'm talking about Photochimps.com. It all seems too good to be true but it isn't...so far I'm very happy with this site and I use it all the time now when posting pics for forums. Hope someone finds this useful :mrgreen:

    Peace,
    Lotus
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    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    Some people have been having trouble with the automatic rezising that photobucket does somewhat sporadically. So to help with that I've found this site:
    Called www.flickr.com which unfortunately does have an upload limit but it's pretty big. But the great thing about it is that it automatically saves a bunch of different sizes for you to link to. So you can link to the original size, large, medium, small or tiny sizes.

    It also sort of works as a blog if you want because you can add descriptions to the photos. You can also add labels (that people search for) and notes. Notes are little boxes you can actually put over the photo and you can write a note for it. (bit hard to explain but it's cool).

    Only problem is, it's a little confusing to set up - there's lots of options but they're all hidden away and difficult to find sometimes. And it's still in Beta so it can be down sometimes but so far no problems.
    If you're worried about people downloading your photos you can set it so people can't access your higher resolution pics, or just make them all private.
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    i tried to upload 7 images but its only showing 3 of them, what should i do? i followed what you said, is there a limit to how many images i can upload?
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    All seems to much trouble for me. Ernie
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    I thought that when I started - but please stick with it.
    Once you have things set up it becomes simple.
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    It takes a few times before you really get the hang of it...but once you have the procedure down...it's easy as cake.

    An important part of the process is to edit your images before you upload them, whether it's from scans or from a digital camera. You don't need the PPI to be any higher than 72, and the size of the image in pixels should be around 600x400 give or take. Also, most image software allows you to set the JPEG compression level when you save the image. I usually set the compression between 30%-60% and it's not very noticeable when viewed on the web.

    By changing the actual size, PPI & compression of your images, you will be able to get manageable file sizes that are much easier to upload and also easier for other people to view.
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    I have been looking for 2 hours to try and figure out how to put a picture on here. I am not stupid I promise.....please help me
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    Re-read the first post in this thread. Alison explains it step by step there. First thing you need to do, is get an account at http://www.photobucket.com and upload your pictures there. Then you link it to here, and use image tags, as she explains above.

    Or you can just donate $25 and become a member and you will get all the benefits, including direct uploading! :mrgreen:
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    never mind. ;) I got it.
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    You can also host photos and submit to a gallery in this Photo Community site
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    My images keep coming up as thumbnails, is there an option to make them a full size photo on the forums page?

    Trish...
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    I tried to upload my Picture via Bilder-Speicher.de, where it`s free. But it doesn`t work. I used it many times before, but this time I can`t post the picture, I only can post the link. Can anybody help me?
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    i'm new to this site and wanted to thank you for the advice above re: loading pics. i just bought an apple macbook and am having trouble accessing my pics. i have shutterfly and was using irfanview on my pc, but i can't seem to make anything work on my new mac!!!! i'm signed up for a class but i'm just too impatient to wait, LOL! thanks, pam
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    I subscribed to TPF this morning, partly because I wanted to upload directly from my computer...but darned if I can figure out how. Can someone help?

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