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Uploading pictures to an external host for display on this forum

Post by andmcit » 29 Apr 2011, 22:14

Instructions for posting pictures

This starts from the point where it is assumed you have a series of pictures
already on the PC and they're preferably (usually) in a jpeg file format! :D

1: Where you get started - http://www.photobucket.com

I've always tended to use photobucket and have no issues with their hosting.
There are other photo hosting websites although the only other one I've
used before is http://imageshack.us/ although I do like photobucket.

Remember too you'll need to create a user name with a password to access
their system and post images.

Starting off - uploading images

The images/video upload screen:
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The default size the image will be saved is 800 x 600 pixels
- this can be edited by selecting the "customize your upload options"

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2: To select a specific picture you click on the "select photos and videos"
green button option which will pop up a search dialogue to choose what
you want to post:

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3: Which then uploads onto the photobucket system and is catalogued onto
your user account where itcan be viewed in two ways:

A - small thumbnail with annoying dropdown options box
(annoying as it usually plays hard to get when you mouse over select it):

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the code required for a forum picture insert is the IMG option:

[ IMG]https://frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/images/ext/1d4e197c80c2b0b25f2bdf5320e4b82f[/IMG]

*To get the code to display, I've slipped a barspace after the first [IMG)

Now when you mouse click on this the host's link automatically copies
ready to be linked on your forum message.



B - a larger preview: a bigger image filling the screen better is possible
to view by clicking directly on the previously shown above thumbnail:

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The same code information for the image is shown to the right of the picture




4: After all that, this code/text that has been copied can be pasted onto the
script entry at the relevant part of your post as you would any posting,
giving an end result of:

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Thumbnails

Sometimes where you want to post up a scan of text, diagrams, manuals etc
and you'd like to select the largest possible image size option available in
photobucket (options shown in pist above), it's friendlier to the forum page
width and download speed if you use a thumbnail selection option that is an
image display option in photobucket.

So where you upload a maximum size file the image link options include a
thumbnail option. BTW, these options are available from any uploaded image
if you select the "share" link visiable when you mouse over/select the
thumbnail:

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so you could have this:

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assuming it's actually a huge high resolution image, that can be displayed
as a thumbnail like this that opens a different web browser window:

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Another point to note are the range of editing options you can
manipulate pictures through in photbucket including colour correction/
red eye and cropping etc. Handy forum friendly website to be fair.





iPhone upload/download


Right, you have a smart new iPhone with a load of images and want to post
onto the forum via the phone? Handy when you're stuck under a car or stopping an LHM leak with your thumb? Or more relaitically when you have
no other internet access. Photobucket is a free app on the iPhone/iPad/iPod:


Uploading pictures

1: the upload options screen:
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2: this takes you to your camera pictures:
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3: where the various images you want to upload can be selected to upload
in one go

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Downloading images

1: The main pictures selection screen with incomplete thumbnails shown
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2: The enlarged image confirmation screen
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3: If you then select the info option the varied codes are shown:
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where the IMG can be selected:
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so you can then pate the IMG code to get your picture:

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Hope this helps!!
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Re: Uploading pictures onto this forum

Post by Gregg1100 » 17 Jun 2012, 23:32

Where does the 59 bit come from---not on my photobucket. Used to work great, now crap.
IMG at front of url is always black, -not blue like rest of link
Which ALWAYS equals---PAGE NOT FOUND. Bloody annoying
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Post by Xaccers » 18 Jun 2012, 00:11

Gregg1100 wrote:Where does the 59 bit come from---not on my photobucket. Used to work great, now crap.
IMG at front of url is always black, -not blue like rest of link
Which ALWAYS equals---PAGE NOT FOUND. Bloody annoying


Do you mean the http://i59.photobucket.com/albums bit?
That's from the "Direct Link" of the "Share this photo" box.
It is different for each photo so you need to copy and paste your own link from your own image.
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Re: Uploading pictures onto this forum

Post by myglaren » 10 Aug 2013, 17:03

As Photobucket has become somewhat difficult to use I second Ben82's recommendation of imgur.
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Post by allanmc » 11 Aug 2013, 09:57

I use Picasa 3 to add photos from my camera to my computer and as I am not very good at it I think I will have to get my grand son to show me what to do. Sorry.
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Post by myglaren » 11 Aug 2013, 10:43

Picasa should be fine but I can't help with it as it has not been ported to Linux yet.
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Post by daviemck2006 » 11 Aug 2013, 18:29

I use photobucket, but my pics always load bigger then I have to resize them to 800 x 600, takes a wee bit of time. I might manage to change that now, thanks. PS I am absolutely rubbish with computers, or my new samsung galaxy 3 phone.
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Post by allanmc » 11 Aug 2013, 19:48

Thanks for the help, my grandson came round today and changed my Picasa 3 to Photobucket and sent the photo for me.
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Post by Ben82 » 12 Aug 2013, 23:34

daviemck2006 wrote:I use photobucket, but my pics always load bigger then I have to resize them to 800 x 600, takes a wee bit of time. I might manage to change that now, thanks. PS I am absolutely rubbish with computers, or my new samsung galaxy 3 phone.


With imgur, after uploading there's a link for "large thumbnail" under all the links, you can then use the links that generates for posting on the forum :)

No need to worry about manually resizing before upload etc then :)
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Post by myglaren » 19 Jan 2014, 16:06

I use a fair few different image hosting sites. When one has been inaccessible I've signed up for another.
Typically, images get splattered randomly between these accounts and .
it is hell's own job to locate a desired image sometimes, like this morning. Never found what I was looking for but looked in two Photobucket accounts. One is my own that I have had for years, the other a dedicated FCF account.
In the latter, which I looked in first, the images were displayed large and clear.
In my own, they were smaller and with a few exceptions very unsharp/pixellated.
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Post by Xantianut » 13 Aug 2015, 16:03

Ay up!

I normally use Flickr but the FCF doesn't like it. So photobucket it is!
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Post by myglaren » 13 Aug 2015, 18:18

Flickr! should be OK, just a few hoops to jump through.
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