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Old 08-21-10, 01:53 PM
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Posting Pictures

How do I get the right file size to be able to post pictures on the forum? Every time I try I get an error message that says the file size is too large.

Yes, I am technologically challenged...........help.
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The easiest way I've found to do it is to use a Photobucket account. It's free to sign up, and it's relatively easy to upload the pics.

Once you do that,

1. In your post, click the icon that looks like a "tree with a frame around it". That will open a dialog box that says "Please enter the URL of your image"
2. In another browser tab/window, go to your Photobuck account
3. Upload your picture to Photobucket or if already uploaded, Select the picture you want to post
4. You'll see a field called "Direct Link" with text in it that looks like an internet address...it is. Copy that text in its entirety.
5. Go back to the tab/window with the "Please enter the URL of your image" dialog box.
6. Paste the text string you copied from Photobucket.

And you should be done...

If anyone knows an easier way to get this done...

And if any of that isn't clear, just let me know...

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Read this: https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ictures-How-to!
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Originally Posted by Timtruro View Post
How do I get the right file size to be able to post pictures on the forum? Every time I try I get an error message that says the file size is too large.

Yes, I am technologically challenged...........help.
Thanks for posting this. While I know how to resize pictures etc. I can't seem to figure out how to post a picture that shows at a decent size in the body of the post.

Lenny's post showing his furniture refinish has what I want. Not a little thumbnail the reader has to click on to view.

To do that do you have to link it to an external website?
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Originally Posted by Timtruro View Post
How do I get the right file size to be able to post pictures on the forum? Every time I try I get an error message that says the file size is too large.

Yes, I am technologically challenged...........help.
I use a program named LVPro. I pull up the orginal picture, and then edit/resize. I have to option to put how many pixels/size in.. Example, a digital photo is 3333/4444, that's big, real big. I resize it down to 800/???, save it.. Then I upload it to my host site, and that's it..

hope that helps..
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just a test

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testing using attachment manager
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Originally Posted by Timtruro View Post
testing using attachment manager

Sheesh, now you gotta show me how you do dat!!!

Great stuff, you nailed it!!
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Photobucket, copy, then paste The IMG



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Old 08-21-10, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by chasmm View Post
The easiest way I've found to do it is to use a Photobucket account. It's free to sign up, and it's relatively easy to upload the pics.

Once you do that,

1. In your post, click the icon that looks like a "tree with a frame around it". That will open a dialog box that says "Please enter the URL of your image"
2. In another browser tab/window, go to your Photobuck account
3. Upload your picture to Photobucket or if already uploaded, Select the picture you want to post
4. You'll see a field called "Direct Link" with text in it that looks like an internet address...it is. Copy that text in its entirety.
5. Go back to the tab/window with the "Please enter the URL of your image" dialog box.
6. Paste the text string you copied from Photobucket.

And you should be done...

If anyone knows an easier way to get this done...

And if any of that isn't clear, just let me know...

Charles
ok going to try it now, just got a photobucket acct.
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Free Irfanview at Irfanview.com allows lots of resizing, compression ratios, cropping, enhancements, etc.
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Old 08-21-10, 05:31 PM
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here goes the photobucket experiment
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You can use the "Go Advanced" button and then enter your text and pictures and press "preview post" and you will see what it will look like - no need for trial posts.
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In photobucket, prior to uploading, you can select what size image you want to end up with.
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Originally Posted by chasmm View Post
The easiest way I've found to do it is to use a Photobucket account. It's free to sign up, and it's relatively easy to upload the pics.

Once you do that,

1. In your post, click the icon that looks like a "tree with a frame around it". That will open a dialog box that says "Please enter the URL of your image"
2. In another browser tab/window, go to your Photobuck account
3. Upload your picture to Photobucket or if already uploaded, Select the picture you want to post
4. You'll see a field called "Direct Link" with text in it that looks like an internet address...it is. Copy that text in its entirety. (Right click the mouse and select "Copy")
5. Go back to the tab/window with the "Please enter the URL of your image" dialog box.
6. Paste the text string you copied from Photobucket. (Right click the mouse and select "Paste")
And you should be done...

If anyone knows an easier way to get this done...

And if any of that isn't clear, just let me know...

Charles
Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Thanks for posting this. While I know how to resize pictures etc. I can't seem to figure out how to post a picture that shows at a decent size in the body of the post.

Lenny's post showing his furniture refinish has what I want. Not a little thumbnail the reader has to click on to view.

To do that do you have to link it to an external website?
I too use Photobucket. The desk photos are Photobucket resized to "Large...640 X 480", and the red dresser pictures are Photobucket resized to "Medium...320 X 240". Remember, these are links and whatever you do to the original in Photobucket will also happen to the linked image in Bikeforums. Moving an image to a different Photobucket album will generally break the link however just editing a photo will usually leave the link intact.

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Old 08-21-10, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Timtruro View Post
here goes the photobucket experiment
Look under your photo in Photobucket for the [IMG] link.
To get the full image into your post, simply copy and paste that link into the message body of your post. Don't bother using the "insert image" icon.
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Originally Posted by Timtruro View Post
here goes the photobucket experiment
Fail.
Thats not using photobucket. That picture was attached to the BF database.
You copy and paste a link to the photobucket site so the picture appears as a full size pic, not a tiny click on me pic.
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Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
Remember, these are links and whatever you do to the original in Photobucket will also happen to the linked image in Bikeforums. Moving an image to a different Photobucket album will generally break the link however just editing a photo will usually leave the link intact.
This is something you should consider if you're doing a quick and dirty upload to PB just to post a pic here. If you later decide to re-arrange your pics into albums on Photobucket, then you'll break the links that BF uses to get the pictures from Photobucket. It might be better to create a folder called something like Cycling, BikeForums, or Misc. and put your pics in it that you want to post here. That way you've got some organization to your PB account.

Of course, if you aren't that anal, then don't worry about it...

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Burnside Island Causeway...



May be a little too large of a file...

Nope it posted OK! Thanks. I just wish I could do this without the external site. But Thanks!

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Let's try a much smaller file and see what happens...


My Langster...
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Let's see if this works.. medium size on photobucket
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Let's see if this works.. medium size on photobucket
Looks to me as if you are posting an attachment to BFN, not a link to photobucket. Hereis the URL showing the attachment. However, I could be all wrong.

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...520239&thumb=1
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Let's see if this works.. medium size on photobucket
No. You are still using the forum attachment tool. Copy the IMG Code from Photobucket and paste it in your post on BF.

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Originally Posted by chasmm View Post
The easiest way I've found to do it is to use a Photobucket account. It's free to sign up, and it's relatively easy to upload the pics.

Once you do that,

1. In your post, click the icon that looks like a "tree with a frame around it". That will open a dialog box that says "Please enter the URL of your image"
2. In another browser tab/window, go to your Photobuck account
3. Upload your picture to Photobucket or if already uploaded, Select the picture you want to post
4. You'll see a field called "Direct Link" with text in it that looks like an internet address...it is. Copy that text in its entirety.
5. Go back to the tab/window with the "Please enter the URL of your image" dialog box.
6. Paste the text string you copied from Photobucket.

And you should be done...

If anyone knows an easier way to get this done...

And if any of that isn't clear, just let me know...

Charles
i am having hard time loading from photobucket too

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Open a Google+ account. Much easier. If you install Google Drive, etc., you can automagically sync photos from designated folders (to protect private stuff).

After that, just right click on a photo in your computer's folders, via Windows Explorer or other, click on the prompt to upload to Google photos, then embed the image URL to the forum.

Much quicker and easier than Photobucket, Flickr, etc. I haven't used any of my other photo hosting accounts in years. Photobucket was always a sluggish kludge anyway. And Flickr made itself less usable after Yahoo disabled easy interfacing with Facebook, etc. Google integrates this stuff much more seamlessly, although I'm not thrilled with their decision to phase out Picasa.
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