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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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08-30-2011, 02:30 PM   #61
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QuoteOriginally posted by hcc Quote
I have a question about image sizing/re-sizing, and in particular if there has been any recent change.

" There is currently a 1024x700 pixel and 700Kb filesize limit on attached photos; resizing and compression will be attempted if and only if your photo exceeds these limits." I encountered a situation today where the above statement was incorrect.

First I attached a relatively small file (250 kb). During the attachment loading, the file size was resized down to 50 kb.

Then I re-tried and attached a fille size photo (1.5 Mb). During the attachment loading, the file size was resized down to 60 kb. (Here is the link https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/156761-people-cooking-buns.html#post1627783.)

Is it normal? I thought that all file up to 1Mb were not re-sized.

Thank you in advance for the advice.
All the filesize limits are stated in the attachment upload interface- so anything larger than 700Kb will be compressed, and anything over 1024x700 will be both scaled and compressed. This does NOT apply to our user photo gallery, so please post large photos there.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Franky2step Quote
You should post that in a separate thread

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I have a question (when uploading the photos to the gallery). I have a few photos to upload of a musical instrument. Where would that be placed under, when uploading it to the gallery?

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Hello all, I am new to this, I am hoping to upload a couple of photos for the members to give some feed back
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is photoshop allowed?
I use plug-in for different fancy color correction...
are these photo ok to post?

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QuoteOriginally posted by liukaitc Quote
is photoshop allowed? I use plug-in for different fancy color correction... are these photo ok to post?
Of course, go right ahead. Some people post photos with minimal or no post processing, others use quite a lot. There may be individual threads where people ask for photos with minimal post processing (for example, if reviewing a lens) but I'm sure most photos on here have at least some degree of adjustment done outside the camera.
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problem with EXIF

OK, just uploaded the image:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/172770-streets-q-my-first-upload.html
and the EXIF data is not there.
but when I open this photo on my computer I can see full Exif so why hasn't been uploaded?
what am I doing wrong?
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QuoteOriginally posted by i_trax Quote
OK, just uploaded the image:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/172770-streets-q-my-first-upload.html
and the EXIF data is not there.
but when I open this photo on my computer I can see full Exif so why hasn't been uploaded?
what am I doing wrong?
kind regards
jack
It looks like the image was scaled- remember that any attachment above 1024x700 will get scaled at the moment, and consequently the exif is stripped.

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Scusate se faccio una domanda sicuramente banale, come faccio a lasciare spazio tra una foto e l'altra.
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Hi

I am having strange problems uploading an image to the Photo Sharing forum. Size is correct at 1024 high x 600 wide. File size is 331KB. On upload it gets reduced to 18KB and on preview looks terrible. I have tried several times with same photo and other verticaly oriented photos and all get the same treatment. No problem 30 minutes ago with horizontal oriented pics which upload at correct size. If I attempt a mix of horizontal and vertical pics in the one post, the vertical ones get chopped????
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A Question re: Settings to upload

When I upload a photo, I generally convert the original to a jpeg and my image sizing settings have ranged from 1024 to 780 pixels by 700 or 780 pixels with Maximum file size of 1 mb. I have not had problems with this.

What I would like to know is what settings would be best in terms of the resolution setting (pixels per inch) given that these photos are meant just for showing on the web site? I am currently using 300 pixels per inch but I suspect that this may well be excessive. What settings do you use?

Thanks for any input.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Bill2849 Quote
When I upload a photo, I generally convert the original to a jpeg and my image sizing settings have ranged from 1024 to 780 pixels by 700 or 780 pixels with Maximum file size of 1 mb. I have not had problems with this.

What I would like to know is what settings would be best in terms of the resolution setting (pixels per inch) given that these photos are meant just for showing on the web site? I am currently using 300 pixels per inch but I suspect that this may well be excessive. What settings do you use?

Thanks for any input.

Bill
Pixels per inch has nothing to do with web pages. It's only for printing. Stick with the pixel dimensions that you want and don't worry about what the DPI is set to.
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