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Slickrick214
02-11-2008, 11:09 PM
I noticed that there have been a few people here on the forums who wanted to post a picture but didn't know how. I talked to the mods and they gave the ok for me to make a thread on how to post pictures.

1) Right click the picture you want and save the photo in the "My Pictures" section of your desktop.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g112/Slickrick214/desktop.png

2) Then go to photobucket.com to host the picture. Click on the browse button to find the picture you just saved. After you find it click on the upload button.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g112/Slickrick214/upload.png

3) The last code it list ( code) is the one you want. Copy the code then paste it on here and it will give you a picture.

[IMG]http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g112/Slickrick214/photobucket-uploaded-images.png

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g112/Slickrick214/test.jpg

Danny
02-20-2008, 01:53 PM
I noticed that there have been a few people here on the forums who wanted to post a picture but didn't know how... go to photobucket.com to host the picture. Click on the browse button to find the picture you just saved. After you find it click on the upload button... The last code it list ([IMG] code) is the one you want. Copy the code then paste it on here and it will give you a picture...

Of course for small file photos the easier way is just to (a) click on the little paperclip picture at the top of a response window (b) fill in the window "upload file from your computer" by using the browse button to the image file on your computer, then (c) finish with the upload button.

You can click on the little "close this window" when you're done.

I've done that here in a few seconds, see the period range finder drawing attached.

- Dan Wykes

Parault
02-23-2008, 06:20 PM
Now that I can understand.
Now if someone would take me by the hand and walk me through the partial quotes section like the one done on posting pictures, that would be great.

Curt-Heinrich Schmidt
02-23-2008, 06:29 PM
Now that I can understand.
Now if someone would take me by the hand and walk me through the partial quotes section like the one done on posting pictures, that would be great.


Hallo!

Herr P.L.!

When you want to reply with a quote, just hit the "Quote" button at the bottom right (your right not the screen's right) corner.

That will open up a reply window/box with the quote in it. Left click and drag over the portion of the quoted test you do not want. That will highlight it. Then click on your keyboard's "delete" button. Poof. (unless you deleted the quote or end quote brackets portion of the quote.) If you want the whole thing, leave it be.

There might be an easier way, but I am computer illiterate and a Luddite.

(More times than not, I just left click and drag, ot highlight the portion i want form the original post, and cut and paste it in my reply- because I think it is faster than editing a long post for only the bit or bits I want.)

CHS

Slickrick214
03-04-2008, 11:19 PM
Now that I can understand.
Now if someone would take me by the hand and walk me through the partial quotes section like the one done on posting pictures, that would be great.

I'm sure there's any easier way to do multiple post then the way I'm going to explain but this is how I do it. I open a word document and copy and paste the quotes I want to respond to. Then I go back and forth copying an pasing the quotes from word to here and respond to each person.

AzTrooper
03-04-2008, 11:33 PM
Howdy,
Every time I try to send or post a picture that I have taken with my digital camera,the picture is absolutely massive.....you have to scroll left and right and up and down to see the whole thing.How can I reduce the size of a picture that I want to post? I save the pictures on my computer.I have looked and looked to try to figure it out myself, but the more I look the more clueless I realize that I truly am.
Sincerely,
John Rogers

joni
03-05-2008, 12:04 AM
John,
The easiest way I know how to reduce the size of a picture is to open it with the Paint program. Then go to "Image," then "Stretch/Skew." You can adjust the size by whatever percentage you want. I usually start with 50%. If that is still too big, undo it and try 25 or 35%. But you always want to undo it first before trying another size because if you reduce it to 50%, then 25% (of that 50%), you will lose a lot of the resolution. Save the reduced picture to your computer (I use 50% in the filename, to keep it separate) then upload from there.

Hope this helps. ;)
Joni

Slickrick214
03-05-2008, 12:12 AM
Howdy,
Every time I try to send or post a picture that I have taken with my digital camera,the picture is absolutely massive.....you have to scroll left and right and up and down to see the whole thing.How can I reduce the size of a picture that I want to post? I save the pictures on my computer.I have looked and looked to try to figure it out myself, but the more I look the more clueless I realize that I truly am.
Sincerely,
John Rogers

You have to resize the image before you save it to a host like photobucket.Your best bet is to use a photo image editing program. My sister is a photographer and she has a few photo editing programs like Photo Impression 5 and HP Photo Smart Express. I don't know if there's another way of doing it but I've always used those windows programs to "photoshop" pictures.


John,
The easiest way I know how to reduce the size of a picture is to open it with the Paint program. Then go to "Image," then "Stretch/Skew." You can adjust the size by whatever percentage you want. I usually start with 50%. If that is still too big, undo it and try 25 or 35%. But you always want to undo it first before trying another size because if you reduce it to 50%, then 25% (of that 50%), you will lose a lot of the resolution. Save the reduced picture to your computer (I use 50% in the filename, to keep it separate) then upload from there.

Hope this helps. ;)
Joni

You can use paint but it sometimes it looks all messed up afterword. its an easy way to do it yes but it might get messed up and look distorted.

Colonel Dave
12-27-2008, 03:15 AM
How do i send a pm to the moderator?

tompritchett
12-27-2008, 03:27 AM
How do i send a pm to the moderator?

The first step is to determine who the moderator is for the conference you are interested in. When you first open up a conference, you can go all the way down to the bottom of the page where on the right you will see a box listing the moderators for that conference. If you then click on one of the listed names, you will then be taken to that moderator's public profile from which you can send your PM. If you happen to know the moderator's username (I am moderator for the Military & Other Business conferences, Spinster covers the Civilian conferences, 5strings covers the Musicians conference, and "Doc" Nelson covers the Medicial conference) you can just use the PM function, start typing in the username and as you are typing the software will show you the only valid names with that starting combination. Also remember, the Provost is by default a moderator for all conferences including those for which no other moderator has been assigned.

TB1861
10-24-2010, 10:54 PM
http://www.twocows.com/preview/511024/Fast-Image-Resizer?q=jpeg+resizer Not the program I use, mine is old and the dotcom it came from is gone, but it looks about the same. Simple little program and twocows is a safe site. You want to compress your image enough that it reduces bandwidth use but not so much it becomes a blob. Any photo editing software will let you crop your image which will help a lot, I don't know how many huge images of small items in the middle of a large room I have seen on ebay.
Now I have a question, is that the only photo hosting site you can use here or will any web based image work with the insert image button?

Provost
10-29-2010, 05:58 PM
We'll accept a link from any site that will allow "outside" links. Some will, some won't. Your mileage may vary.

TB1861
11-03-2010, 11:33 PM
Thank you, I also found the right spot on the user CP to upload images.

Oregon Reb
06-06-2011, 10:04 PM
I guess I have to make some posts and answer the questions to be approved and then I can set up my profile, post pictures, and join groups, is this correct?

gatlinburg1
06-10-2011, 01:29 PM
I was able to post pictures prior to the changes a few weeks ago.... but now I'm not able to upload a jpg. I haven't noticed any other restrictions on my account and was just wondering if anyone else is experiencing this or has a workaround? Thank you. :)

Boyd Miles
06-10-2011, 02:58 PM
I don't know what it was like before the change but I was able to upload a couple of images. They kept failing to upload until I noticed the image size limit imposed, kind of small but with proper cropping should be usable. Large images such as some of the outdoor group shots might not be big enough to make out any details. That is if I am doing it right.

Spinster
06-10-2011, 03:08 PM
I guess I have to make some posts and answer the questions to be approved and then I can set up my profile, post pictures, and join groups, is this correct?

You'll go through a period in which your posts will be moderated. They will take some time to be approved-a few minutes or several hours, depending on who is on deck behind the magic curtain.

After awhile, you'll see 'Registered Member' under your name, and you'll be good to go.

Atsa
10-07-2012, 06:43 PM
Your pictures arent there anymore... :confused:. I know how to post pictures but i think it would be helpful if your pictures were still there, and also it doesnt look good for you considering your topic :D. Thanks for your time man!

confed
02-12-2014, 12:06 PM
I don't see a way to add an avatar with my username. I'm sure I'm overlooking something, but any help would be appreciated. My face is immaculate and would make a great addition to the forums and I just want people to have the privilege of seeing it;)

Chris Hanks
Dan River Rifles
Pittsylvania County, Va

Spinster
02-12-2014, 05:46 PM
;) Chris, you are still a Junior Member. While you've been here awhile, you've not made enough posts to flip over into Registered User status.

Besides all your posts being moderated, it also means there are features in your profile you can't access. You can't add attachments, upload stuff, send private messages, or use the sales forum.

The limitation is there to help us discern who the spammers are, but it is a bit frustrating at times.

So, talk about CW stuff-- and soon enough, you can upload an avatar.

It's probably time we cut this sticky post loose, as the picture uploader works now, and is pretty straightforward. Yay!

Jim Mayo
02-12-2014, 08:31 PM
John,
The easiest way I know how to reduce the size of a picture is to open it with the Paint program. Then go to "Image," then "Stretch/Skew." You can adjust the size by whatever percentage you want. I usually start with 50%. If that is still too big, undo it and try 25 or 35%. But you always want to undo it first before trying another size because if you reduce it to 50%, then 25% (of that 50%), you will lose a lot of the resolution. Save the reduced picture to your computer (I use 50% in the filename, to keep it separate) then upload from there.

Hope this helps. ;)
Joni

I have windows 8 and when I open a picture I do so in Paint. While in paint under the HOME tab go to "resize" on the tool bar. A little window pops up with percentage already selected. Change this to PIXELS. Take the largest value of the horizontal or vertical and select a number lower than what it already (I usually start with half value) is and click on OK. By selecting one value Paint will automatically reduce the size and keep the ratio of the picture the same. Save the picture and if it is still to large reduce it again.

Boyd Miles
02-13-2014, 11:25 AM
http://www.imageresizer.com/
I use that program all the time, simple to the point of not bothering to tell you a whole lot of how to do it but it is easy to learn how to use it.