Cant work out how to post a picture????

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Centre Punch, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. Centre Punch

    Centre Punch Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys,
    not very happy, as the author of the original "How do i attach a photo"
    I am now having to ask the same again,
    "How do i post a photo" on this new site?????

    Ian.
     
  2. bwaites

    bwaites Well-Known Member

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  3. Centre Punch

    Centre Punch Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tips bill, got it sorted now.

    Ian.
     
  4. SamSpade

    SamSpade Well-Known Member

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    Step One
    1) Start by uploading your picture to a web host for pictures (photobucket, cqbarms.com, others)
    2) Next go to the picture you want to post in the forum.
    3) Make sure it is full size
    4) Right Click in the middle of the picture.
    5) A menu will pop up, Left click on PROPERTIES.
    6) Another menu will pop up.
    7) Highlight the Address: URL: should look similar to this: http://cqbarms.com/photos/albums/userpics/10025/222AIrem.jpg
    8) Right click on the highlight
    9) A menu will pop up and Left click on COPY.
    10) Close this window (menu) by clicking on X in upper right hand corner.

    Step Two
    Now go to the Forum and thread that you want to post your picture to.

    1) Click on REPLY or NEW THREAD or where ever you are posting the message.
    2) Put your cursor in the message window where you want the picture to appear.
    3) Now look for the IMAGE command, may be an icon or the word.
    4) Click on it and a window will appear: USER PROMPT.
    5) With http:// highlighted Right click on the highlight.
    6) Now Left click and choose PASTE from the menu.
    7) Click on OK

    Now you will see something similar to this in your message box.
    [imge]http://cqbarms.com/photos/albums/userpics/10025/222AIrem.jpg[/imge]

    Special Note:
    Here is an easy way to resize your pictures using Microsoft's "Imageresizer" It a small program and easily downloaded. Only works with Windows XP.

    Scroll down to Image Resizer.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

    The instructions on how to use are a little vague.

    Once you have downloaded the program and installed it on your computer.

    (Don't forget to install the program after it is downloaded by clicking on the file that was downloaded)

    1)Go to the folder that you have your picture stored.

    2)Right click on the picture.

    3)From the drop down menu click on "Resize Picture"

    4)Choose the size (suggest 640X480 but 800X600 is okay but a larger file size)
     
  5. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Sam

    Thank you for that. As to the image size mentioned on your last line, I would prefer the 640X480 size. This smaller size is plenty big and doesn't require so much side-to-side scrolling by those with older monitors with smaller resolutions. Also, over 10% of our members still use dialup connections and the smaller image size used by the rest of us will load much faster for them.
     
  6. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

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    Wait a minute!! I paid lots of money for IRFAN.:mad: