Uploading Photos

Discussion in 'Help Requests' started by Sifu Phil Bonifonte, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. Ken Anderson

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    You can use "Upload a File" or you can simply drag and drop it. I had never tried copying and pasting it, but I guess that works too. I don't use Windows, but I expect that there is something that comes with the OS that will allow you to resize a photo. I suggest 800 pixels in width or less, 1,000 at the upper end.
     
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  2. Louise Williams

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    I have found that if I upload a large pic to the... Upload A File...it will tell me that its too big..
    I usually take all my pictures using the Vega picture size on my camera which is 640 X 480 and i'm able to use the upload file right here.

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    And you can upload as many pics as you like here too .. and just click the full image .. also I like the thumbnail button for things like this..

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    I also have another camera that takes the bigger pics , 1200 or 1000x what ever it is.. forget now ,but the Upload File will not accept any large pics of that size .. but im able to copy and paste any large pic I see on the net to here..

     
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    Depending on the speed of your connection and the size of the file, it might take a while to upload, although mine are nearly instantaneous.

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  4. Ken Anderson

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    In the time that I spent on these screenshots, I see you've figured it out, @Bill Boggs, so I think I'll move this post to the thread that is about uploading photos in the hope that it might help someone else in the future.
     
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    Thanks, good idea.
     
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    I gotta go close the windows. Sand storm coming up.
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  7. Louise Williams

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    Need to resize a picture? or need to get the Direct Code to copy for here? go here > postimage.org <and its free too.. easy to use,, and you do not need to join if you don't want too.. search for it .. it should pop up..
     
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    Thank you @Bill Boggs for bringing this question up. :) I can hunt and slaughter an animal for transport, dress it out for the freezer, and cook the darn thing, but wrapping my brain around these non financial apps and online functions warps my mind. :eek:

    @Yvonne Smith has tried and tried to get these instructions through my thick scull. She eventually showed me an idiot proof photo app called Photo Lab, and after I got over my fear of pushing buttons, I finally was able to apply my posts with a few pictures. :confused:

    @Ken Anderson your visuals have help me understand much, so I'm hoping I'll be able to do a better job of it. :oops: I do have trouble grasping the concepts of just how to run around computers and the various usage of the different apps and programs. But, I do have to say this forum has taught me much, and I truly appreciate the patience all the members have used with me. :)

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  9. Ken Anderson

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    It might be a good idea to restrict the number of images per post to three or four, depending on how large they are. For some reason, some people have trouble viewing posts that contain a lot of large images. It probably has to do with memory size, which would vary from computer to computer.

    There is also the option of posting them as thumbnails, which display in their full size to those who click on them. That's probably a good option when posting several photos.

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    So it's still okay if you put them in a different post? Personally I don't like thumbnails. Don't know why, just don't.
     
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    Now that I've learned really how to do it, have no problems uploading photos. I did it yesterday with that Real Estate Ad picture.
     
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    Yes. Nothing has changed on this end. It's just that Frank's photos weren't showing up for everyone, and the only thing I can think of is that there were eight of them and they were large.
     
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    @Ken Anderson
    My image guy (servimg.com) has a setting to automatically size the image for forums, 600 px I think. I sized the truck pics down to 320, thinking that might not be a bad idea. They came out larger than I expected anyway. I still do not understand how actual screen size appearance relates to # of pixels. Some images when "properties" is opened are listed only in # of bytes. If open an image using "Paint", it lists the size automatically, and allows it to be changed as desired. Still a lot I don't understand..........
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    I have always sized images in pixels, and have never adjusted them in inches so I am not familiar with other sizing mechanisms. Here is an inches to pixels converter tool but, since pixels are relative, I don't suppose it's entirely accurate. For the forum, I usually use 800 to 1,000 pixel-widths, and sometimes smaller.
     
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    @Ken Anderson Thank you! Finally! All I need remember is 100 px is about an inch. 800 then sounds pretty wide for a screen, although as you said, it really can't be totally correct under all conditions.
     
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    800 is good for the forum, although 500 will display large enough for anyone to view it easily. I sometimes use 1,000 pixel-widths only because I prefer that for Facebook and don't always want to have two different versions.
     
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    In order to allow for sound files, I have had to increase the allowable size of files (in kilobytes). In order to avoid the uploading of overly large photo files, however, I have capped that at 1,000 pixels in width, which is what I have always recommended as the maximum size.
     
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    There are (or there may be, as I haven't looked lately) sites that are made for hosting photos that can be linked to from other sites, such as forums. Feel free to use them if you like, using the "Image" link above. When you link to a site that's intended for that, it should display here just fine.

    However, there are other site owners who don't want you doing that because it uses up bandwidth on the other site without attracting visitors to that site. Some of these will employ code on their site that will disable viewing of the image when it is linked to in that way, which will result either in a broken image on this end or on a pre-prepared graphic that asks people not to link to photos on their site.

    Keep in mind, also, that when you link to an image on a site that requires a login, such as another forum, the image will sometimes only be displayed to those who have a login on that site, displaying a broken image graphic to everyone else.

    Often, it's best to save the image to your computer and then upload it here, using "Upload a File," and then choose to display it in full or as a thumbnail. These should always display to anyone here in the forum and is generally the less problematic way to do it.

    However, you will have to reduce the size to 1,000 pixels or less in width if it is larger than that. If you are uploading a photo or other image to the forum, be sure there aren't any notices on that site about copyrights on the photo. Most things that are circulating on Facebook or Twitter will be fine, but some other sites will have notices against displaying using the photo elsewhere. Usually, that would simply result in a legal request to remove photo but it could get nastier than that, particularly if I don't notice the email.

    Professional photographers or artists might display galleries of their work on a website, and they will want people viewing them on their website, not elsewhere. Several sites will include a watermark on their photo or image. This does not necessarily mean that they can't be used, but simply that no one else can claim them as their own. As a courtesy, if you are uploading a photo from another site, it's a good idea to include a link to that site, but this is not necessary for Facebook or Twitter stuff.

    In short, if the site has a warning against stealing photos or images, then don't do that.

    For example, here is an example of such a notice from Shorpy Historic Photo Archive & Fine Prints

    If you are a blogger writing about Shorpy, you may use an image from Shorpy to illustrate your blog post. You may only use the small (512 pixels wide) images for this purpose. You may not recreate the entire site, sections, collections or galleries on your server or in any publication. If you use an image from Shorpy you must include a link back to either Shorpy.com, the original post or the full-size version of the image. Do not add Shorpy photos to Flickr or other photo sharing sites.
     
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