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Posting & Resizing Pictures
« on: June 27, 2011, 01:00:55 PM »
Posting Pictures (How To)

There are two basic ways to post pictures to the forum. The first method is by uploading the pictures as an attachment. The second is by inserting a URL from an external website into the text box (this method can also be used to add pictures to a PM).

Attaching pictures
To add pictures to your post, click on the words beneath the text box that say 'Attachments and other options'.

Click 'choose file', and select the photo you wish to add.

You can add multiple pictures by selecting 'more attachments' (below the 'choose file' button) and repeating the process. Then simply click 'post'. Your pictures will show up on the thread as thumbnails which can be enlarged or opened in a new tab/window.


Posting pictures in text box from an external website
This method of posting pictures makes for a nice presentation, and makes for ease in viewing them without having to enlarge attachments. It does require that you post your pictures elsewhere on the web (i.e. Facebook, photobucket, flicker, etc.) first. For this example, I'll use Facebook.

Pull up the picture(s) that you want to post (make sure it doesn't have the background that has the comment area on the right; if it does, refresh the page and it should pull up the basic layout). Right click the picture, and select 'Copy image URL'.

Paste the URL over in the text box of your post, either by pressing 'ctrl+v' on your keyboard or right clicking in the text box and hitting 'paste'. Next, highlight the URL, and click the 'insert image' button.

You can add multiple pictures this way too, and once you post, your pictures will end up like this:

This second method is helpful as it works well for posting, but also can be used to add a photo to a PM.

Problems Posting Pics

Please see this: https://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=51419.0
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Re: Posting Pictures (How To)
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 03:48:31 PM »
I might add using the first method, edit the photos down to 500-600 pixels. Some attach HUGE hi-res photos that take forever to down load from a thumbnail therefore many won't bother...O.L.
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Re: Posting Pictures (How To)
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2012, 03:59:41 PM »
The file sizes are the same as the pictures I successfully posted before and within the maximum individual file size listed on the restrictions.

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In which case I suggest PMing scuzzy for a fix. Sounds more of an issue to do with forum/server space. Not sure...

That's exactly what I would guess too.  I've had forum/server issues in the past that acted a lot like yours are, LittleMo, and scuzzy/Bill3 helped me out.



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Re: Posting Pictures (How To)
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2012, 04:00:23 PM »
I always shoot my pictures at the highest resolution and then I have to resize for the forum.

The resize that I have found to work well is to resize to 522 x 392 pixels.

Then you can post about 10 at a time without any trouble.

Also the whole picture is in the post without the reader having to scroll over to see all of it.

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Re: Posting Pictures (How To)
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 10:01:40 PM »
anyone care to guess how this page was made?:
 https://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=33784.msg250285#msg250285
   (while you are viewing it, resize your screen bigger and smaller and watch what happens) :)

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Re: Posting Pictures (How To)
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013, 12:36:10 PM »
Anyone have helpful hints for uploading pics into the body of a post from a MAC?
The instructions for a Mac are the same. The difference is that the OS looks different, but you still browse the files and open the one you want to attach to your post.

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Re: Posting Pictures (How To) - Flickr
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2013, 10:09:56 PM »
Brain-free step-by-step Flickr instructions (thanks, Mutti!)

Upload photos from camera to Flickr
Double-click on a photo
Single-click on the group of 3 dots in the lower-right corner
Single-click on "View All Sizes"
Right-click in the center of the photo
Choose "Copy Image Location"
Open up Appleseed Forum
Paste into your post
Highlight what you just pasted (starts with http ends with .jpg)
Press the Insert Image button  (looks like binoculars in a box, above the row of smileys)

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Re: Posting Pictures (How To)
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2013, 02:37:56 PM »
  • [size=78%]Plan the post as best you can ahead of submission; have all the pictures in the same folder, named, and ready. [/size]
  • [/size][size=78%]Post fewer pictures.[/size]
  • [/size][size=78%]Break the post into multiple posts.[/size]

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Re: Posting Pictures (How To)
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2013, 02:45:41 PM »
  Thanks Audrey that seems to be it
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Re: Posting Pictures (How To) - Flikr, new
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2014, 11:34:21 PM »
Brain-free step-by-step Flickr instructions (revised for summer 2014, recently-changed Flikr interface)

Upload photos from camera to Flickr
Double-click on a photo
Single-click on the Download Photo icon (underlined arrow pointing down) to the right of the photo's lower-right corner
Single-click on "View All Sizes"
Right-click in the center of the photo
Choose "Copy Image Location"
Open up Appleseed Forum
Paste into your post
Highlight what you just pasted (starts with http ends with .jpg)
Press the Insert Image button  (looks like binoculars in a box, above the row of smileys)

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Re: Posting Pictures (How To) - Flikr, new
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2014, 12:08:54 AM »
Brain-free step-by-step Flickr instructions (revised for summer 2014, recently-changed Flikr interface)

Upload photos from camera to Flickr
Double-click on a photo
Single-click on the Download Photo icon (underlined arrow pointing down) to the right of the photo's lower-right corner
Single-click on "View All Sizes"
Right-click in the center of the photo
Choose "Copy Image Location"
Open up Appleseed Forum
Paste into your post
Highlight what you just pasted (starts with http ends with .jpg)
Press the Insert Image button  (looks like binoculars in a box, above the row of smileys)

Thanks Steck - also takes a load off our server. Pics eat up more of our space/bandwidth than anything else.
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Re: Posting Pictures from Flikr, revised for 2016 simple how-to
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2016, 11:59:08 PM »
Flikr.com new posting hints

Upload your photos (make sure they are shared as Public)
View a photo once it's uploaded
hit the curved arrow in the lower-right (says Share Photo if you hover over it)
choose BBCode

Copy/paste the whole link to a simple text program, like Notepad
Delete everything before

Copy what you have remaining on your clipboard

Open up Appleseed Forum
Paste into your post
Highlight what you just pasted (starts with http ends with .jpg)
Press the Insert Image button  (looks like binoculars in a box, above the row of smileys)

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Attachments too big - and other posting Pics problems
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2017, 06:01:14 PM »
Posting Photos and Problems

To see a howto on just posting photos see this thread:

https://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=23641.0

However - if you're getting a message like 'Attachments too big' or just a blank screen this please see the attachments below.

Your Photos/Images are too big. Please be kind to the server and Resize your photos.

Another easy to use option for Windows users is this: http://www.bricelam.net/ImageResizer/
« Last Edit: July 17, 2017, 01:59:17 PM by scuzzy »
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Re: Attachments too big - and other posting Pics problems
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2017, 08:56:23 PM »
Another way to resize photos for all you WIN-10 users without having to go online or download a program.

(1) Navigate to your photos folder (can be your hard drive, phone, or flash drive)
(2) Select the photoyou want to resize (left click) then right click to get the drop-down FILE MENU
(3) Click on EDIT (it is usually the second option down). This opens the photo in the WIN PAINT program
(4) Click the RESIZE button & select the % you want to use (larger or smaller) ... make sure the "Keep Aspect Ratio" box is checked
(5) Hit ENTER and the resized photo will be displayed and the pixel size will be displayed at the bottom
(6) If it is what you want, close PAINT (the X in the upper right) it will ask if you want to save the changes
(7) Click SAVE and the resized photo will be saved back where it came from.

You can select several photos at once (depending on file size, 10 - 20) but you have to resize them individually. Takes about 20 seconds per photo. Hope this helps. Enjoy!
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Re: Attachments too big - and other posting Pics problems
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2017, 09:26:27 PM »
Thanks for posting.

I saw a pic that was almost 6M (as in 6 million bytes).

I resized it from 4328x2322 pixels to 1000x563. My wide screen is only 1920x1080.  Still looks pretty good. Size, in storage, is now about 8% or the original. See attached.

Loads a lot quicker too.



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Re: Posting & Resizing Pictures
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2019, 08:29:53 PM »
Don't know if these will post.  I no longer have photo software.  Thanks, Barb.

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Re: Posting & Resizing Pictures
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No, Thank YOU, Berk, for all your help!! Thanks go out to Lynne and J.T. who not only brought a friend(Alicen) along, they shot AND grabbed these pix when they were taking a break from sending
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