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How to post a picture

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:07 am
by Odsox
Posting your own photos can be a bit difficult, but it is dead easy when you know how.
This is a step by step guide on how to do it the easy way.

First you need a graphics program on your computer, if you don't have one then I would suggest downloading Irfanview as it's very easy to use, doesn't come with any extra "baggage" and is free.

Run Irfanview (or your own graphics program) and load the photo you want to post.
Your photo will almost certainly be too large for posting, so it needs to be reduced.
In Irfanview select "Image" on the top bar and then "Resize/Resample" on the drop down menu and then choose "640 x 480".
Then "Save as" on "File" back on the top bar and save as "name.JPG"

In the post that you are writing, just below the the box there is a tab called "Upload attachment", click on that and find you newly reduced photo and select it, and then click "Add the file".
Then place your cursor where you want the picture to appear on you posting and click "Place inline"
That's it, you can upload more if you want to.

Sounds complicated but is very easy once you have done it the first time.

Re: How to post a picture

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:39 pm
by doofaloofa
When I tried to post a pic from my photobucket (resized accoringly) I got this message

It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image.

Any clue as to why?

Re: How to post a picture

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:44 am
by Odsox
Probably, I think, because the file needs to be on your computer. Obviously Photobucket doesn't pass the file size and the picture dimensions, but a picture on your hard drive has all the information readily available.

Re: How to post a picture

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:25 am
by Green Aura
I use Paint to do my resizing. It's very easy. Right click on your image an it should give you the option "open image in..." Hover over that and Paint will be one of the options (for Windows users anyway).

The resize button gives the option of using size or pixels. Click on pixels and choose the side which will fit the dimensions (the other side automatically changes) e.g. my pictures wouldn't fit if I put 640 in height (still too wide) but choosing 400 in width does. Then just save as jpeg, or whatever other format is suitable.

Sorry, one day I'll develop the skill to describe simple things simply. :roll:

Doofa - that was the message I kept getting when I tried using Flickr. You don't seem to have access to the size of your own photos any more. But this is much simpler anyway.