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Offline mervin

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Uploading pictures to the new forum
« on: October 06, 2012, 08:44:29 AM »
To upload a picture to the forum from your comp

1 when writing a reply click on the attachments and other options below the box.
2 beside attach box is a drop down menu, click on this and choose  "inline full size image" or it can be a thumbnail in the text that gets enlarged or a sequence of thumbnails that go at the end of your message etc. There is maximum of 10 images per post with a maximum file size of 200kb per image -
3 click browse and find pic on your computer double click until link text appears in box
4 for multiple pics click on  more attachments and repeat from step 2
5 click post button
If i find anything easier when doing this i will update
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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012, 03:59:42 PM »
hello, not sure what i am doing wrong,  :-[ i attach a picture (attach=1) appears,
send the message, get a returned 'file to big..' :o it's only one photo from a file...
any ideas please .??   thanks
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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2012, 04:47:44 PM »
hello, not sure what i am doing wrong,  :-[ i attach a picture (attach=1) appears,
send the message, get a returned 'file to big..' :o it's only one photo from a file...
any ideas please .??   thanks
Just like it says "your image is too large" - max image size is 200kb which is very large. You need to reduce the image so its below 200kb. This one is just under so you can see how it can still be good quality :



You can insert the image as a thumbnail for viewers to expand or as a full size image like I did here. Just click the drop down box to the right of the image uploader browse box and you can choose how you want to display it. Simples  8) 8)

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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2012, 04:51:44 PM »
no wishing to appear stupid..... :-[ but how do i do that.??
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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2012, 05:05:40 PM »
no wishing to appear stupid..... :-[ but how do i do that.??

If you are talking about reducing the size of your image you need to open the image in a graphics editor such as Photoshop. You can use the default Windows editor " Paint" if you do not have an installed graphics software editor. Just open your image and there is a "resize" option at the top. If you reduce it by percentage look in the very bottom toolbar and it will tell you how big the reduced image is in kb. Once its below 200kb save it and upload it. Then :

Okay, when you are making a post put your cursor where you want the image to appear then scroll down below the text box and there is a cross with "Attachments and other options" next to it - click the cross and the image uploader appears.

In the "Attach" section click Browse to locate the image on your pc. Once you have the image path in the box click the drop down box to the right to set how you want it displayed and thats it. Just click POST at the bottom and you are done. As it states at the bottom of the image uploader images can be no more than 200kb in size and no more than 10 per post
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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2012, 08:49:22 PM »
This has nothing to do with file sizes but just for future info.
To the right of the attachment is the option to choose how you want your photo displayed. The default is 'End-of-post expandable thumbnail'. For a full size image you need to select 'Inline full size image' before you post your reply.
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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2012, 09:17:24 PM »
[ Attachment Invalid Or Does Not Exist ]
ok trying this again.. let's see  ;)
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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2012, 09:19:30 PM »
thanks admin and Rdly  but still not getting it right...
surely one photo cannot be 200 cant it/??
what do i have to change.?? :'(
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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2012, 09:20:33 AM »
Del posted this a while back on how to shrink ur pics with a nice piece of freeware called picsizer -


http://www.aircooledrdclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=6604.msg235935#msg235935
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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2012, 09:31:48 AM »
thanks admin and Rdly  but still not getting it right...
surely one photo cannot be 200 cant it/??
what do i have to change.?? :'(
You have to reduce the "resolution" of the image. It's still referred to as the "size" of the image but people get confused thinking their image is small to look at yet it has a very high "resolution" . Most modern cameras, even mobile phones, take photos with a very high resolution to give them the very best quality but they would take too long to load on the Internet so you have to reduce the quality of the image so it can easily load in a webpage. If you go to where you store your photos on your pc and hover over one of the thumbnails it will tell you the size of the image in kb or if it is really large in mb. 1000kb = 1mb. Or you can right click the image and select "properties" and it will tell you the size. It should also give you the physical size which is measured in pixels say 1800 x 1200. You have to reduce this to maybe 800 x 600 and then check the resolution again until it gets below 200kb. As you reduce the physical pixel size the resolution size comes down accordingly.

If you still cannot understand this pm me your images and I will reduce them for you.

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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2013, 07:25:31 PM »
Hi tried all that ! Keeps saying error file too large ! ( First time in My life ! )
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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2013, 07:29:50 PM »
I use shrink pic

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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2013, 10:45:31 PM »


just testing..... fed up getting small pics; never knew there were options...

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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2013, 04:21:48 PM »
FYI I still use Photobucket because for some reason, the forum doesn't seem to mind what the file size is when taking photos from there.


I upload the full size image to Photobucket and then paste in the link to my forum posts. I never have to shrink the file.

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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2013, 08:40:00 PM »
You are correct my friend. If you use a third party to host your images such as photobucket/flickr etc the images are stored on their server and not the forums server so the link to the image is enough to view it. If I allowed everone to upload 2mb images everytime  I would run out of server capacity as I provide this service for free on behalf of the club and forum members.

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