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 Posted: Fri Aug 20th, 2010 09:01 pm
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Hi everyone who is having troubles with pictures. i previously done a thread many moons ago of how to insert a picture using photobucket. since then we have the gallery to use also. i thought i would put this thread together so any new members would be able to

A. upload a picture from photobcket

B. upload a picture into a thread via the gallery

C. re size a picture using Microsoft office paint.

 

open a photobucket account (its free)

http://photobucket.com

upload all the pictures from your computer you want to show to your album in photo bucket.

open 2 browsers
1 with your postthread you are doing
2 with your photobucket album open

ok type your post as you would normally, when you come to the point you want to add your picture go to your photobucket album.
under each picture you will see four text boxes. the last one IMG CODE is the one you want.
left click on this and the text in the box on the right will turn blue. right click on the blue text and a menu will appear, now left click on COPY.
go back to your thread and left click next to your text.
now press return twice to leave a space under your text.
right click on the flashing text symbol.
another menu will appear.
now left click on PASTE.
a load of text that don;t make sense will appear, don't worry. press the preview button at the bottom and you should see your post including the picture.


sounds hard but once you have done it once its like riding a bike


if you have a photobucket account you can set the pictures to upload from your PC to the right size for the forum. or you can upload them to the gallery on the forum.

when you are typing in a thread and want to insert a picture do the following

click on the UPLOAD NEW PHOTO FOR INSERTION button. this will bring a screen up with a browse button, hit the browse button and go to the photo you want. hit the upload button and once it is uploaded just click on the picture to insert it. it will be uploaded to your gallery if you need it in the future.

a good tip is to press the returnenter key twice before inserting a photo and twice after, this leaves a gap between the text and the photo. if you pictures are to large still try the following before uploading. (pinched this from ehow)





  • Check your computer to see if you already have Microsoft Paint. First, click on the green "Start" button at lower left on your desktop, then "All Programs" with the green arrow next to it. Select "Accessories," then look for the program called "Paint" and double-click it to start the program.


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    Click on "File" on the menu bar at top, then "Open" and select the JPEG image you want to resize from the location that you have previously saved it to.





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    Stretch and skew
    Select "Image" from the menu bar at top, then "Stretch and Skew" as in the screens hot pictured here. A pop-up dialog box will appear and present some options for resizing your image.


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    Setting the percentage
    Type a percentage in the editable boxes labeled "Horizontal" and "Vertical" as pictured in the screen shot. If you type the same percentage in each box, your JPEG image will be scaled up or down proportionately. To enlarge the image, type in a percentage larger than 100 percent. To reduce the image, type in a percentage below 100 percent.




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    Resized JPEG
    Click "OK" and your image will be automatically resized. Note that enlarging the image may cause it to have an apparent reduction in resolution or clarity, whereas reducing the image will have the appearance of a sharper image in relation to its size.


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    Check all the programs that you have if you don't have Microsoft Paint, because there are many image editing programs that have an automatic resize function. Some examples are Microsoft Photo Editor, Adobe Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Google's free Picasa and the freeware Gimp that will perform many other functions as well and enable you to edit and manipulate images. Check the links in the Resources section below to download Picasa or Gimp if you don't have one already on your computer.



    Read more: How to Resize a JPEG | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4450935_resize-jpeg.html#ixzz0xBIAcaCK

     

     

    hope this helps, any problems just post below.

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     Posted: Fri Aug 20th, 2010 09:23 pm
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    cheers Matt, must of missed it last time, very useful and well timed too.

    :doublethumb:lol::lol::cool:

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     Posted: Fri Aug 20th, 2010 10:59 pm
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    For the benefit of newer members, we have a maximum size which we ask members to stick to. It only really concerns the width and we ask you to keep your photo to a maximum of 800 wide.

    If you insert a photo by using our photo gallery, your photo will automatically be resized by the forum software.

    Our photogallery is free, only visable on the forum, only visable to members and is easily used by clicking the "upload new photo for insertion" button which is above every reply panel you click on. Your first photo will automatically open your personal gallery and photos that are placed in it can be used again (in another post?) by using the "insert existing photo from gallery" button above each reply panel.

      

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     Posted: Sun Aug 22nd, 2010 07:59 am
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    If I can add to Jeff's comments, pictures loaded onto our gallery should only be used on our forum.  If they are used on other forums or websites the bandwith would soon be used up!

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     Posted: Sun Aug 22nd, 2010 09:56 am
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    Didn't think that that was possable Chris? One thing to remember about the gallery is that its only for supposed to be railway pics relating to posts on the forum and not for general photo storage. ;-)

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     Posted: Sun Aug 22nd, 2010 10:25 am
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    It isnt possible Dave you are correct for the simple reason photos on the gallery here can only be viewed by members here

    If you posted a link elsewhere anbody clicking on it would get a " you have not got permission to view this photo message*

    Of course somebody could save or copy the photo but images on here belong to the author so you would need to obtain there permission first because if you didnt ask them and posted the photo elsewhere that would be a blatant copywright infringement.

    So all members need to remember to ask the authors permission first if they want to post their photo elsewhere.

    Its a simple case of respecting other peoples property really

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     Posted: Sun Aug 22nd, 2010 10:43 am
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    Thought so Brian. I only use the gallery for pic's relating to YMR postings only as most of my stuff is on photobucket so I can use it else where. :thumbs 

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     Posted: Sun Aug 22nd, 2010 11:23 am
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    Oops, that's what happens when you have 2 windows open at the same time. You end up posting in the wrong one! Now moved to the correct one. Sorry folks.

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     Posted: Sun Aug 22nd, 2010 01:08 pm
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    henryparrot wrote: It isnt possible Dave you are correct for the simple reason photos on the gallery here can only be viewed by members here

    If you posted a link elsewhere anbody clicking on it would get a " you have not got permission to view this photo message*


    Hello henryparrot,

    That's not true, at least for the pictures I sent in. Anyone who knows the address can view the pictures on here. Which is exactly what I want. When I send in my pictures I want anyone anywhere to be able to see them. I don't want them to be told to "get lost, you are not allowed to see it". That doesn't happen on other web sites.

    I put one of my pictures on here and sent the address to a friend in an email. He could see it clearly, although he is not a member of this site. Here is the address link I sent.
    http://yourmodelrailway.net/gallery/458/458_161351_580000000.gif

    You can easily test if it works if you copy the address and then log out from this site. The address link still works and shows the picture.

    If this costs money to provide I would happily send a donation to the site funds. That's much better than telling people they can't see the pictures.

    John.

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     Posted: Sun Aug 22nd, 2010 01:42 pm
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    I will check that later john

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    While that method does work John, even with any picture, right click to get Properties & copy the http info into the browser URL bar, yes, one can see that picture but no words.
    But the Gallery is for members only so if you want to share YOUR pictures with others, that is OK but please do not give any link to pictures not yours to non-members. For your pictures that you want to share on various fiorums, then do as others, place them into say Photobucket or place them into each forums own gallery.

    Now providing a link into the YMR gallery for other forums, while it may work, may take bandwidth & I think Bob Heath does not want that- Jeff maybe able to answer this.

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     Posted: Sun Aug 22nd, 2010 01:48 pm
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    Hi John as you have made it clear that you dont like PM's I will post here instead! First my I draw your attention to the following post by Robert

    http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=4384&forum_id=13

    "The new Photo Gallery is an important addition to the forum as I think you will all agree. There are a couple of rules for using it that I'm afraid are necessary however.

    The Gallery is to be used only for photographs relating to model railways and the work involved in building one, i.e. tools, materials, techniques, paints etc plus railway prototype.

    All other pictures, families, holidays, cars, pets etc are still to be hosted elsewhere.

    Also I would ask you not to hot link to your pictures in the Gallery as this increases the bandwidth needed, which also has to be paid for. I think Martin has mentioned this elsewhere.

    Now I am not asking you to post less pictures as we all thrive on them and I'm as greedy for them as the next man but just to keep to railway related pictures.
    There we have it then Gents, enjoy.

    PS. If you have read this once you will see that I have removed the 800x600 restriction as I have now discovered that it isn't necessary as the Gallery will automatically do this for us."



     

    As we all enjoy this forum for free I think that it is reasonable to respect Bob's wishes on the subject. I for one also post on several other forums besides YMR so I host my pic's on photobucket (again a free site).   
    Its not difficult to set up an account there and posting pics is easy. You then just copy the IM link under the pic in your photobucket account and the paste it into your message. ;-)

     

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    Well there ya go John i was wrong you can hot link but as Chris and Dave have pointed out Bob asks members not to do it.

    If you wish to share photos with non members you need to use photobucket or one of the other image hosting services as many members here do.

    The ones of us who only post here are happy to use the gallery available here.

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    As has already been pointed out John, hot linking to the photo gallery on here isn't permitted.  Whilst the main practical reason is that it uses bandwidth that Bob pays for, there is also another point to be taken into account.

    The information on this forum is the copyright of the contributors and is only placed here for the use of the membership.  If, as you say "other web sites" have "open doors" then that's the choice of their owners and contributors - we don't.

    It's extremely simple to host your photos on something like Photobucket where the whole world can see them and those you wish to post on here can either be placed in our gallery via Photobucket or copied to your post direct from them.



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    87 101 wrote:
    http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=4384&forum_id=13

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    All other pictures, families, holidays, cars, pets etc are still to be hosted elsewhere.





     

    As we all enjoy this forum for free I think that it is reasonable to respect Bob's wishes on the subject. I for one also post on several other forums besides YMR so I host my pic's on photobucket (again a free site).   
    Its not difficult to set up an account there and posting pics is easy. You then just copy the IM link under the pic in your photobucket account and the paste it into your message. ;-)

     


    Thanks Dave for finding that thread.  I have left part of your quote still visible as many of us  ( including me) have not followed that part of the photos & used our gallery for non-railway images.

    Something for all of us to remember.

     

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    Yes guilty here too. A timely reminder.

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    I host images here which are intended to be viewed by the membership here and in trust that they are not copied, "saved as", re-used or appropriated for any other purpose without my consent.  I shall take note of the non-rail image comments. 

    I choose to post some images here which are not intended for general viewing on the internet and may differ to those I post elsewhere.

    For those other sites I submit images to I can have them hosted free of charge at RMweb for viewing on that site only, or through my Photobucket account for general and unrestricted viewing.

    Be aware that it is easily possible for images to be stolen by the simple expedient of (usually) right-clicking and "save as".  You can only protect your work to a limited degree; a watermark will help to keep it "yours".

    For users of some computer systems and software the inbuilt buttons here will not work.  Mac users in particular can still upload and display their images here but will not find the "upload" and "insert" buttons.  Other than having to take a few extra steps in the upload however there is no difference.

    And as has been said our images here are automatically resized.


    That said I appreciate the time and trouble taken in the original post.

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    I'm slowly finding my way around the Forum and I may have missed this on re-sizing of images. And all of mine I have to down size before posting.

    My method is to use a free program called 'Image J'. I was put on to this by my scientist son as it used widely by the scientific community. It's simple to use, and that's how I like things, and members, if they do not already do so, may well wish to employ it.

    It performs other useful functions also.



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    it does sound hard,but I am sure I will manage it
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    Just use the YMR gallery, Ged. It will automatically re-size for you and leave the original at its normal size. :thumbs:thumbs

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