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    Posting photos in threads/replies

    This is for new members and others who do not know how to upload photos to the forum threads.

    If you are using a digital camera, download your pictures to a folder that you can remember (i.e. "My Pictures"). Your camera instructions should give you more details on how to do this. If you do not have a digital camera, you can copy from regular prints but you will need a scanner or digital copier. Scan the prints to a folder on your computer (i.e. "My Pictures"). If you use a different folder or location on your computer, be sure to write down where the photos are so you can find them with the computer browser when you go to upload them.

    To post photos to a thread:

    Open a new thread, type in your message, then scroll down below the message window to the "Additional Options" window. Go to the first option box titled "Manage Attachments". Put the mouse pointer on the box and left click the mouse button. A new window will open on your screen. Move the mouse pointer to the new window and left click on the "Browse" button.

    Another window will open up that says "Choose File". This is where you need to locate the photo(s) on YOUR computer. Once you locate your photos, left click the mouse on the photo name to select it (will automatically load the name). Left click on the "Open" box. This will close the existing window and return you to the "Browse" window. Left click on "Upload" and your picture filename will appear in the space under "Current Attachments". Scroll down and left click on "Close Window" and your picture filename will appear just above the "Manage Attachments" in the Additional Options section below the reply box (in the forum). When you left click on "Submit Reply" or "Submit New Thread" your photo will automatically be posted and opened in your message box for all to see.

    To post more than one photo, simply click on the "Browse" button in the Browse window for each additional photo BEFORE you click on "Close Window".

    Photo size:

    If your photo does not upload (does not appear under "Current Attachments" in the Browse window, it is probably because the picture size is too large. The photos can not be larger than 700 x 700 pixels. To determine the file size, open the folder on your computer that contains the photos. Move the mouse pointer to the photo you want to post. DO NOT CLICK THE MOUSE BUTTON. On most newer computers, just putting the mouse pointer on the filename of the photo will give the size and other information about that filename. Most super sharp photos will be in the 1200 x 1600 pixel range. These are too big to upload and must be resized.

    To resize photos:

    To change the photo size, place the mouse pointer on the filename and RIGHT click the mouse. This will give you a list of options that you can choose for the filename. Scroll down to the option "Open With [arrow]". This will list all of the programs on your computer that you can open a picture with (most computers have more than one program that can be used to edit photos). The easiest program to use is Microsoft Office Picture Manager (if you have Microsoft Office installed on your computer). Left click on "Picture" at the top of the edit window, then select "Resize". Note that the editor gives you the current pixel size on the right of the screen (example: 1200x1400) and the new pixel size you create when you resize the photo. Use the PERCENTAGE arrows to increase/decrease the size of the photo until BOTH numbers are just below 700 x 700 (i.e. 590 x 695). If one of the numbers is below 700 and the other is above 700 (i.e. 690 x 710), the photo will not upload to the thread in the forum. BOTH NUMBERS MUST BE BELOW 700!!!!

    After changing the size, it is suggested you save the RESIZED photo to a NEW filename so that the original remains unchanged. You will then have two filenames for the same photo: One that you can keep unchanged (in case you want to have photo prints made), and the other that has been reduced for uploading to the forum. (Note: You can always delete the extra [smaller] photo whenever you want to save disk space, or keep it for future reposting on the forum.)

    After changing the photo size, then go back to the instructions for loading photos to the thread. If your photos are the right size, you should have no problems with uploading them to the forum.

    If you have any problems, ask for help!!

    NOTE: THIS POST IS SUBJECT TO EDITING AS NEEDED
    Last edited by Luvmaponds; 10-20-2005 at 06:36 PM.
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    Thanks Tom, We'll get it up in all forums, you're a schweetie!

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    Picture resizing

    I just followed your instructions and they worked just great, now I can post my pictures on the original thread that I am on for a pond problem I am having with ground water damage.

    Thank You!

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    I don,t have microsoft office picture manager, now what do I do to post pics?

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    Hi waterfall guy,

    Do you have Windows XP? They have this program on the Microsoft site that you can download to resize your pictures. It's really easy. If you do have XP, go to this Microsoft site:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx

    Download this program:

    Image Resizer
    This PowerToy enables you to resize one or many image files with a right-click.

    ImageResizer.exe
    521 KB 2 min @ 28.8 Kbps


    It makes it really easy to resize your pictures. You right click on the picture you want to resize, a box pops up and then click on Resize Pictures, then click small and it will resize the picture to 640x480 and make a new picture with the same name as the original with (small) next to it. (You don't lose your original picture either.)

    Or..........you can click advanced instead of small and click custom and then type in 700 by 700 and click ok. Again, it will resize the picture and make a new picture with the same name as the original with (custom) next to it. (You don't lose your original picture either.)

    I use the (small) feature for all of the pictures I post on here and they upload in the perfect size. Then follow Tom's instructions for uploading the picture using the (small) picture.

    If you don't have Windows XP, I don't know if Microsoft has the same program for other than XP. Hope this works for you.
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    Linda, THANK YOU so much for the detailed info!!!

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    Good call, Linda!!

    Even though I have Microsoft Picture Viewer, I downloaded the program from the link you gave. Haven't tried it yet but will. Thanks for this important update!!
    Tom

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    You're Welcome!
    Linda
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    3.3.6 Koi/Spot, Diick, Jane, Whetta, Piita, Rusty
    1.1.2 Cats/Pumpkin, Sammee

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    Do I click SAVE or RUN when I download the Image Resizer?


    Thanks for the great info!!
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    When you download it, click to "Save" it to your hard drive so you will always have it when you need it. It's a pretty safe program and source.
    Tom

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    Hi Everyone,

    I was just trying to post some pics but no go ...I'm on a networked system here at work and can't download anything from outside sources like microsoft so ....we have Microsoft Photo editor? I can get to a screen that says resize and then I need to choose inches, cm or pixels..i picked pixels and went to 700 x 500 as that is what the computer would go to I couldnt get 700x 700 but when I try to post them they dont updload...well at least i think they arnt....if I check on preview message they arnt there

    any thots ?

    Tom, genius darling that you are?
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    Awwwww, Rosie!!!!!!! Quit making me blush so much!!

    As for resizing pics, drop it down BELOW 700 (for example, 695x450 - just a random number that I picked out of the air) then try posting. Let me know if you have any more trouble. You should be able to post from a networked system unless they have security restrictions (some companies have this restriction to prevent overloading/slowing down computers and most importantly to prevent viral infestations). Check with your system administrator.
    Tom

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    Alternate way of posting pics: hosting the pics on imagevenue...safe, adware free, and accepts large sizes.

    go to www.imagevenue.com, klick on "up to 10 pics", if you need to, choose the pics you want to upload , don´t forget to tag them as "safe for work" and klick on "send files".



    after a short while you&#180;ll get the following - the thumbnails of the uploaded pics and a bunch of codes in different forms. copy those where it&#180;s said "forum or message board" (hint: always use the codes/links where the >[URL<-part is written in in capitals)



    ...then just PASTE into your thread and its automatic.

    i suggest to paste these links in a .txt-file, you need them later on, too bad if due to an uncareful closing of a window you&#180;ll have to re-up the pics.
    done
    Last edited by eaglewing; 07-03-2007 at 10:02 AM.

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    Can't view pics

    I see the box that says "attached thumbnails" in other's posts but can't view them. Anyone can help with that?

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    Hi, new member here.

    Tried to attach a photo, adjusted the size to 695 x 521 and 158 Ko (whatever that is) and upload failed. What did I do wrong?

    Viv

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    We have iphoto and this is how mine worked:

    From iphoto select pic, export pic to microsoft "word". Was then able to upload to the forum.

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    I really wanna makes a garden like that, what do you say guys
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