Uploading Photos

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  1. Sifu Phil Bonifonte

    Sifu Phil Bonifonte Well-Known Member
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    I think I know the answer to this, but ...

    Is it possible to upload and display photos directly from my computer, or do I have to use a third-party storage system?

    I've been spoiled by other forums where I could do that.
     
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  2. Ken Anderson

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    Yes, you can. When I post, I host my images on another domain that I own because I don't have to worry about file sizes that way, but you can use the "Upload a File" option, then choose between displaying the full image or a thumbnail. The thumbnail option would be like the hammer image that I have uploaded below.
     

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  3. Sifu Phil Bonifonte

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    Like this (full-size)?

    3678e7dfa46343916b.jpg

    I'll be darned - I think of myself as so forum-savvy and I didn't even see the "Upload File" option - mucho thankos!
     
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  4. Ken N Louis

    Ken N Louis Well-Known Member
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    You need to warn the members that @Sifu Phil Bonifonte is here!!!!
     
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  5. Sifu Phil Bonifonte

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    I suppose that would be the decent thing to do.

    ... luckily, I'm not a decent sort of chap ... ;)
     
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  6. Holly Saunders

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    LOL....decent and Phil...you knowwww they don't pair up dotncha?...I mean, everyone knows it's Blue diapers for boys!! :eek:...good to see you here my friend.. :D
     
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    I know, I know ... I was confused as a child ...

    Good to see you too, m'Lady! :)
     
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    Just as @Sifu Phil Bonifonte did, I fidgeted around and finally figured out how to post pictures. I use a 3 month old iPad Air, and I'd like to learn how to make my pictures smaller, as Phil just did. I feel badly about the large size of my picture postings. Anyone know how to do thay?
     
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  9. Ken Anderson

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    I don't have an iPad so I don't know for sure, but would this help?
     
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  10. Ken N Louis

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    @Ina I. Wonder I don't have an iPad either, but look into the app where your pictures are stored there maybe something there to work with.
     
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    I just discovered that you can drag an image from your desktop to your post and it will upload automatically…without using the "Upload a File" button.
     
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    Awesome_mc_HT_Smiley_16ffaf3dacb83b3cdcfca7e17df0f735-335c36d3c82a23dfd77e98db962620cf (Custom).gif
     
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  13. Ken Anderson

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    Thanks. I didn't even know that.
     
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    Thanks I tried it but for me it seems faster to use the upload..
     
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    I have always used drag and drop being lazy, but it doesn't always work on my tablet, and as Ken said it can also be slow sometimes.
     
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    It was only slow for me once so far but that was because the pic was too big and was finally refused. Otherwise, it's been instant….but I'll wait and see.
     
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    Twice now, this has happened: By hitting the Upload button, the pic was refused due to large size. Then, using the same pic, I drag and drop it….it worked

    I just posted a totem pole pic into the American Indian Heritage Month thread by dragging it….but was first refused for size by the Upload-Image button
     
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    You can also copy and paste by the way I use that a lot and it's fast as well.
     
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    Oh, no one's going to believe that I've been on the 'Net for nearly two decades after I ask this... but anyhow.... I'm trying to put a snow pic in the "winter pictures" thread. Last time I did that, I copy/pasted just fine and my pic was there. This time I downloaded it from the camera and copied it, but it just pastes a small white box with a "broken" image in in... no picture.

    I tried (first, of course) the "insert image" but it asks for a url and I don't have one... or do I? It's just in my "download" file. I was expecting a "browse" option where I just choose what I want to download like I would an avatar.

    When ya'll stop laughing, I'd love to hear what I'm doing wrong. :)
     
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  20. Holly Saunders

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    are you sure it;s a Jpeg image Mari...sometimes they're not, and they won't post.

    You could always upload it to somewhere like Tinypic (it's free)...and just post the url image from there..
     
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    Thanks, Holly... yes, it's a jpg. I'm wondering about the size. Is there a size limit for posting here?
     
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    I"m not sure I think there might be...I did ask Ken a while back if as long as I posted my pictures from a hosting site ( ie photobucket) so it wasn't using up his bandwidth..could I post them full size and he said that it would be fine to do it that way!!
     
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    I think there is Mari but I don't know what it is, so far my pics haven't exceeded it.
     
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    Mari, when you save the jpeg image to your PC, do you then use The Upload a File button on the site where you want to post it? Some "copied" images work and some don't. I have to download all of mine and then upload to the site.
     
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  25. Ken Anderson

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    There is a size limit. I don't remember just what the limit is but beyond a certain amount of space, I have to pay extra for the space that images take up. Overly large images are automatically displayed in a smaller size that fits the forum thread box, but they still take up the full amount of server space. I reduce image sizes to a pixel width of 700 or 800 pixels, or smaller, before posting them here. Actually, most of the photos that I post here I hosted on another domain that I have, and simply post the URL to them here. Feel free to upload images here because that is easier for most people to do, but if the forum won't accept them, they're probably too large. The limits is on the number of megabytes they take up, but a pixel width of 700-800 should be small enough.
     
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