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How to upload / link photos - BEGINNERS START HERE
Posted By: Adam, 09-06-2006, 08:40 PM

There are four ways of posting photos in your threads:

1. Attach images directly* to your posts
Attachments are files saved inside individual posts. You can attach photos to virtually any post on the forum.

To upload an attachment:
  1. Start a post by clicking the 'post reply' or 'new thread' button, (if using quick reply, skip to step 2)
  2. Scroll to the lower portion of the page
  3. Click the 'manage attachments' button.
You will then be able to upload image files straight from your computer. Any attachments will automatically be shown in your post. You can upload up to 100Mb of photos at once and our system will scale them appropriately if needed. We recommend uploading photos no wider than 1280x800 pixels to avoid auto-scaling.

Important: be sure to click on the upload button in the attachment popup, and be sure to save/submit your post. Otherwise, your attachments won't go live.

Note: you can also attach more photos when editing a post (in the go advanced view) or posting a quick reply.

Acceptable image file types include: gif jpe jpeg jpg png

If you attempt to upload a very large file, our system will time out after reading in more than 90Mb of data or waiting 60 seconds, whichever comes first. You will then be shown a session "token error". To fix this problem, scale the photo to a smaller (web-friendly) resolution before uploading.

To increase your total attachment space, click here.

2. Embed an off-site image
To embed an off-site image, simply place the following code in your post, replacing the placeholder URL with the address of your actual image:
[img]http://www.site.com/image.jpg[/img]
You can also use the button in the visual editor and enter the URL in the prompt.

The URL must be a valid internet address. If your photo is currently on your hard drive, see method #1 instead.

Important: the link you enter here has to point directly to the image, not to a page containing to the image. The easiest way to verify that the link is correct is to check to see if it ends in an image filetype extension, such as .JPG, .GIF, or .PNG.

NOTE: Please embed only reasonably-sized photos. No monstrous filesizes or resolutions!

3. Post images from the User Photo Gallery
To upload an image to the User Photo Gallery, click here.
To then embed your uploaded images, either follow method 2 above, or click the button if using quick reply, or the "insert album photo" link if using the main editor, and proceed to select your photos. Click on a photo to embed it, and make sure you choose the appropriate thumbnail type from the dropdown.

The filesize limit within the user photo gallery is generally 2Mb. There is no resolution limit.

4. Post images from a Personal Album

To upload photos to a personal album, click here.
To then embed your uploaded images, either follow method 2 above, or click the button if using quick reply, or the "insert album photo" link if using the main editor, and proceed to select your photos. Click on a photo to embed it, and make sure you choose the appropriate thumbnail type from the dropdown.

The filesize limit within the album system is 1Mb, and the resolution limit is 1024x1024px.

For gallery and album photos, you can also use method (2) given you copy the original URL of your image.

5. Embedding attachments already posted in another thread

Click the button if using quick reply, or the "insert album photo" link if using the main editor, select "albums", "gallery", or "attachments" in the left hand dropdown, and proceed to select your photos. Click on a photo to embed it, and make sure you choose the appropriate thumbnail type from the dropdown. A list of all your attached photos is also found here.



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XIF Information

EXIF information will automatically be read from any attached photos in your post and displayed in a dropdown above them.

EXIF is also read for photos within our user photo gallery or album system, but is not available when you embed those photos.

Note: EXIF information must be complete in order to be read. Incomplete information (< 8 fields) will be ignored.





Image Sizing

The maximum embedded image width and height are by default constrained to 1024 pixels. Clicking any photo will allow you to view it in its original dimensions. To change these defaults or to disable the resizing system, visit your profile options.

We kindly ask that your embedded photos do not exceed 1Mb in filesize to speed up loading. You are encouraged to use links to large files.

You may want to occasionally check your upload quotas and filesize restrictions here on PentaxForums, as changes are sometimes made without notice!

We used to rely on the [imgwide] BBCode () to embed wide photos in posts. While you may still use this tag (see here for details), it has become deprecated due to the introduction of the auto image resizing system.



Here's some images showing the process of adding an image to a post: Here, showing how to add an image thread here in Post your Photos.
First, this is the page you see when you go to create a thread. I have edited the text as shown.





Next, when a user clicks on the "Manage Attachments" button, the following pop-up appears:





Click on "Choose Files". A screen will appear showing the user's folders on their computer and they can navigate from there to the location of the photo they'd like to upload.





The user should click "Upload" after navigating to the and clicking on the image they'd like to upload.
The "Manage Attachments" pop-up will now display as follows, showing the image (or images) selected.





The "Manage Attachments" pop-up can now be closed.
The member will see the following screen, the "New Thread Screen" as seen before adding the image, now has an image attached.





The member can choose to go and change that attachment, or can simply click on "Submit New Thread" which will complete the thread creation, complete with image.

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09-21-2008, 07:50 PM   #31
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Files 2 LARGE!!

How do I get the files down to the max. size listed in the Management Attachment ??

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I've now updated the first post with additional useful info, and moved information on how to post wide photos into this thread.

Outoffocus, simply reduce your image dimensions and use JPG quality 10 or below (preferably lower!).

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help... i need help.... lol creating a gallery??

good day all....
i must be having one of those brain fart days/weeks et al...
i've posted a few shots previously.... but i can not figure out
how to create an album in the gallery.....
i think i need a vacation... not enough neurons working right now..
please provide the necessary info...
thanks, dave m
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I would like to ask about this possibility of inserting images to forum:

Attach images directly* (use the attachment feature when posting in advanced mode)


How to use advanced mode? I just clicked on POST REPLY and I canīt
find any "attach image" , only "insert image" from http

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QuoteOriginally posted by therion Quote
I would like to ask about this possibility of inserting images to forum:

Attach images directly* (use the attachment feature when posting in advanced mode)


How to use advanced mode? I just clicked on POST REPLY and I canīt
find any "attach image" , only "insert image" from http


When you click "Post Reply", look for the paper clip icon on the top next to the smiley face. Once you click it another window will open labeled "Manage Attachments"
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Posting photos

Too complicated for me.
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What size do I take my originals down to if I want to attach a photo from my computer? The originals are around 6 to 7 megs. Merry Christmas btw from a happy new Kx owner!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gregor Quote
What size do I take my originals down to if I want to attach a photo from my computer? The originals are around 6 to 7 megs. Merry Christmas btw from a happy new Kx owner!
In not using IMGWIDE, probably a max. 1000w or 800h.

If using IMGWIDE, then this will allow wider/taller images to be viewed. However, if the image is too large there are 3 problems:

1. It may be too big to see without scrolling, even on larger monitors.

2. It is slower to load for the user at the other end of the web.

3. It will take up more space on your off-site web storage site.

I suggest 1500x1000 as about the max. even with IMGWIDE.

I usually bring up a full-size TIFF or JPEG in XnView, crop it & resize it to fit these guidelines and then use XnView's Export facility to see what JPEG compression (Quality) level and compressed filesize I can get away with:





Here's a 3.79 MB (667x 1000) image that's reduce to 155KB with a JPEG quality of 92%. You may just be able to see in this close zoom the degradation in the colour patterns on the side of the building.


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I added photos to a personal album then tried to link it to a User Photo Galery (Travel). I used the 'insert from album' link. When attempting to upload I recieved an error that my file exeeded 1MB limit. But the impage that I initially uploaded was only 154k. I don't really want to load the same photo twice. Am I doing something wrong?
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Trial photo linking

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i would like some advise about resize and sharpness.

As it is i have 4672x3104 images from my camera.

when resizing the images to be max 900px wide, should i add sharpness?

I find that image/thumbs from Flickr looks very good and would like to achieve the same when posting pictures.

I use Elements and photobucket.

When loading to Photobucket i have to choose size. There is an option of 1280 wide, but maybe the 800px wide option is best for posting to the forum?

Another thing. Should i let Potobucket rezise my original files, or should i rezise them in Elements first and then load them into Photobucket???
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categories, tags, labels? How?

Hello. I'm confused about something. I see that photos are labeled in blue as "People", "Cityscapes", "Abstract" etc, but I don't know how one puts a photo in the appropriate category. Is it done with tagging or something? I don't see anything in the manage attachments window about this.

CORRECTION: I see, it's done through the User Photo Gallery.

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QuoteOriginally posted by pentup Quote
Hello. I'm confused about something. I see that photos are labeled in blue as "People", "Cityscapes", "Abstract" etc, but I don't know how one puts a photo in the appropriate category. Is it done with tagging or something? I don't see anything in the manage attachments window about this.

CORRECTION: I see, it's done through the User Photo Gallery.
It's done on a per-thread basis in this forum as well as in the critique forum. You'll see a dropdown menu beside the thread title box.

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This thread isn't for sharing photos. Nobody looks here

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