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How to Post Images
« on: August 06, 2007, 03:37:57 PM »
Originaly posted by General Helstrom:

Here's the easiest way, if you have the pictures on your hard drive:


OPTION #1

Go to www.photobucket.com and make an account for yourself.

Photobucket's interface is fairly self-explanatory, just follow the instructions and upload your pictures to your account.

When you view your account, you will notice that each picture has three copyable links under it.

Copy the link which has "IMG" tags in brackets before and behind it. You should get something like this:

Code: [Select]
[IMG]www.photobucket.com/account/picture.jpg[/IMG]
Paste this into your post and presto!


OPTION #2

If the image is not on your hard drive, right-click it and select "properties". This will give you a small window where you can copy the image's URL path from, which looks like a web address (in fact, it is a web address). Then copy this address and paste it into your post, adding the IMG tags (with square brackets, as in the example above) manually.

You can also use the "Insert Image" button in the post editor; it's the second button from the left in the bottom row of buttons, which has an icon of a framed image on it, it looks like this:



Clicking that button in the editor will automatically create the IMG tags, and you can insert the image's URL there.

NOTE: Many images hosted on the internet resist the second method, which is called "deep linking" or "hot linking". This is because whoever's webpage hosts the image will be accessed every time someone views it here, thus using up said host's bandwidth. It's better to download the image, put it on your hard drive, and then upload it to your photobucket account (go on, make an account, you know you want to ;)).

CALVIN'S NOTE: You can also use Warhammer-Empire's Gallery to store your images online.
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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2007, 03:24:21 AM »
i FEEL LIKE A DUMMY, I CAN NOT GET MY PHOTOS ON LINE, EXPLAIN IT IN THE MOST SIMPLE OF TERMS LEAVING OUT NOTHING THAT YOU WOULD AUTOMATICALLY  EXPECT ME TO KNOW, I AM  COMPUTER CHALLENGED.  STEVEB

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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2007, 06:37:46 AM »
Hey steveb, I hope this helps

- Copy the images from your camera to your computer

- if you want to shrink your photos for easy viewing (and to make the file size smaller) the easiest method is to open the program 'paint', which most computers have.  Open the image (from the file menu), and then in the 'image' menu select the stretch/skew option.  Change the horizontal and vertical % from 100 to something smaller (like 15%).  Save

- go to www.photobucket.com

- click the 'join now' option

- follow the prompts (i.e give username, password, email, and enter the unique code shown)

- after you've clicked 'I accept' after entering your details, you should be taken to 'my album'.  (there are three tabs near the top of the web page: home, my album, and find stuff.  'My Album' should be selected.

- on this screen (to the middle right} you should see three long blank boxes with a 'browse' button next to them.  Click a 'browse' button and from the screen shown find the image on your computer.  Click 'open'

- you will then be taken back to the 'my album' screen and the name of your image should be written in the blank box next to the browse button you just clicked.

- click the 'upload' button just under these boxes

- the image should now be uploaded, and will display near the bottom of the web page  (you can repeat this process for multiple images)

- underneath the image will be a series of codes and information, one of which will be 'IMG code'.  Just click once where it says IMG code (click on 'IMG code' itself).  The computer will then automatically copy what you need into its memory.

- now post your message at warhammer-empire. In the reply screen where you want the picture to be click your right mouse button and a small menu will appear.  Click 'paste'.  The IMG code ( a line of text) should then be copied to the screen and will look something like the code Calvin showed in his post, beginning and ending with IMG in square brackets.

- now save your reply and view your message, the picture should be displayed

(if you need any more help send me a message if you like, and I will see what I can do.  By the way to send a personal message click on CaptScott, and select 'send this member a message')

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« Last Edit: November 19, 2007, 07:04:16 AM by CaptScott »
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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2007, 09:46:33 PM »
I went to photobucket, registered. they emailed me back with my id and password when I tried to get back on to do photos they would not let me saying I had incorrect password, even though it is the one that they confirmed by emailing back to me. I emailed them with the problem, their response was to tell me again that my password is what I was using but still they wouldnt take it. It is some what upsetting to someone who did not grow up with computers. Is there another way to post? I have pictures on my hard drive but dont seem to be able to send them anywhere. HELP steveb

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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2007, 10:53:46 PM »
So they emailed you the temporary password... and you did log in via the link provided in the email?

Just follow the email's instruction to the word.

I think the photobucket account from the start allow you to choose the password of your choosing; but it could also be sending you a registration code that will be something like, '3edta42' or something totally random.

Follow the link provided (aka the hyperlink) and log in there.

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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2007, 11:32:43 PM »
I made it back on the bucket, I didnt realise it was case sensitive, like I said I am not computer literate. steveb

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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2007, 11:38:57 PM »
Just a thought :icon_idea: in case you're not aware of it; pictures can use up a lot of memory so to cut down their size (megabytes not millimetres) you can change the file type when you save them from Bitmap to Jpeg. Hope I'm not teaching you to suck eggs here.
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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2007, 11:39:43 PM »
thanks for all of your help, I finally made it on. Royal Flying Corp  steveb

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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2007, 11:42:48 PM »
no you are not telling me anything that I already know, I am literally computer challenged, in fact I acknowledge the concept of smaller pictures clearer image et al. but how do I go about it? I didnt see an option on the bucket, in fact I was unable to crop them to eliminate the excess volume. steveb

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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2007, 11:50:24 PM »
no you are not telling me anything that I already know, I am literally computer challenged, in fact I acknowledge the concept of smaller pictures clearer image et al. but how do I go about it? I didnt see an option on the bucket, in fact I was unable to crop them to eliminate the excess volume. steveb

I'm not sure if photobucket has any editing facility but you can crop them on your own PC before you upload them to photobucket. Did you edit them at all using MSpaint or some sort of photoshop software?

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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2007, 03:05:35 PM »
quit using that foriegn language, I mean computerese.  I need directions like push the f key and then hit enter etc., I know its pitiful but that the way it is. I can surf but I cant swim. steveb

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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2007, 09:12:57 PM »
Sorry about that Steve  :icon_redface:, didn't mean to confuse you at all. If you can let us know what programs you have on your computer I'm sure someone can put together a step by step editing process.

If your computer is fairly up to date, try the instructions below.

Move your cursor arrow onto "start" (bottom left) and left click. Move up to "All programs". This will list all the programs on your computer. If you have "Microsoft Office" move the arrow onto it. This will give you another list, you're looking for "Mircosoft Office Tools" or "Microsoft Office Picture Manager". If Tools comes up, move onto that and you will get (yet) another list and Picture Manager will be on that one.

Let us know how you get on with this. If you have an earlier version of Windows it may not work and we can try something else.

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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2010, 01:43:16 AM »
Took some pictures for the T&G conversion contest and they are all sitting on their side because of the way they were taken.  Besides retaking the pictures and then uploading them again to photobucket, does anyone know if there is a way to spin them into the correct position?
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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2010, 01:47:23 AM »
Photobucket should have a setting where you can flip it the way you want.  If you move your mouse over the picture in question there should be an 'edit' option that pops up and that should do it.
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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2010, 01:55:50 AM »
Got it!  Thanks. :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool:
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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2010, 10:09:18 AM »
Also with the newer windows versions you have a standard pictureviewer in which you can open the image and rotate it and it will save your picture locally in the way you turned it. Then you can upload the images the correct way up.
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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2014, 10:15:34 PM »
thx, this one is very useful!

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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2015, 02:35:45 PM »
When using Dropbox I do the following:
1. Place image in shared folder (should also work in other dropbox folders)
2a. Open dropbox folder on your computer - right click image and choose "Share dropbox link"
2b. or via the browser - click button "Share dropbox link"
That creates a link which is saved in your copy/paste editor

3. In the post where you want to post image use the "Insert Image" button
4. Insert the link in between the two [img]
The link should look something like this
https://www.dropbox.com/x/ulibuntotoo/myimage.jpg?dl=0

5. Important: set the the last digit (=0) to 1

Your result should look something like this:
img https://www.dropbox.com/x/ulibuntotoo/myimage.jpg?dl=1 /img
with the img in square brackets [img]



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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2016, 05:54:53 AM »
Can someone help me out?
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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2016, 10:09:18 AM »
Easiest way, as said in the posts above, is to join www.photobucket.com, and upload there the picture you want to use. To the right side of the picture on photobucket you'll find several ways to "share this photo." Click on IMG: it will say copied. Simply paste in your post.
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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2016, 07:48:09 PM »
On a related note, what are the best formats to take and/or save photos of models in; JPEG? PNG? What?

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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2016, 09:01:33 PM »
Basically, JPEGs are better for photographs, PNGs for images with few colors, or line art. 
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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2017, 07:58:21 PM »
So ... photobucket.com decided they don't like "hotlinking". If I want all my images to show up again, I have to pay $399 per year. Just LOL.  :icon_lol: Photobucket.com => garbage bucket :eusa_wall:

Time for another host - any recommendations? I need one that doesn't cause any problems with this site!

(Good grief ... I have to change all the links in all my posts now .....)

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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2017, 08:03:17 PM »
Holy Sigmar's sake! I hade to do the exact thing couple of days ago, I'm glad that my thread was only 5 pages... :eusa_wall:

Now I know that sharing pictures from facebook isn't probably a good idea...

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Re: How to Post Images
« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2017, 06:49:37 PM »
No.. Facebook isn't a good idea coz pictures tend to migrate from location to location. So you'll end up with dead links once in a while..
I use my blog on wordpress now to host the pictures.
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