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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.



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09-13-2006, 06:53 AM   #2
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I think that if you're to post a single photo, then you're better off in "user photo gallery". The only advantage of this section is that you can post series of photos in a single thread. MHO.
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Basically, post them here if you'd like to receive comments and/or critique. If you just want to get them online, use the gallery.

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11-27-2006, 09:12 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mo Quote
There are three ways of posting photos in your threads:

1. Link to an off-site image (embed the photo URL)
2. Attach images directly* (use the attachment feature when posting in advanced mode)
3. Post images in the user gallery (upload your photos to the user gallery, and then embed the photo URL)

To embed photo URLs in your posts, wrap the URL with image tags ([img]http://www.site.com/image.jpg[/img]).
You can also use the appropriate photo button in the WYSIWYG editor and enter the URL in the prompt.

*Note that attached images will automatically be placed in your posts- they do not need to be embedded using the above method.

Thanks for reading! If you guys have any additional questions, feel free to ask

Have image in gallery. Tried the url embed by putting [IMG] pasted the gallery address here [/IMG] and couldn't get it to work. What am I doing wrong?

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Are you using the page link (.html or .php) instead of the image link (.jpg)?

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11-27-2006, 09:41 PM   #6
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Total ignorance here about your reference.
There is one image in my gallery. It is a .jpg image. It is on an address as follows:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/gallery/photo-441.html
This is the address I pasted between the [IMG] and the [/IMG] under the url section of the attachments and told it to upload.
I am missing something, something basic. Please guide me.
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Clarence, try clicking on the link in your msg. Below your photo, there are two references which you can cut and paste. One is an [IMG]...[/IMG] the other is ...

I havent done it myself, but hopefully my guess is ok.
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hi how r use first time in just tryin to work it out.new k10d owner hopin to join in forums and see how it goes.

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I have a question. I have been trying to embed urls of my photos in my posts. The only way they show up is if I use the Attachment feature, which is quickly running out of space.
Using the attachment feature, I can embed photos from my picasaweb account.
If I use the "insert photo button" in the WYSIWYG editor and insert the same URL, the photo shows up, but only in my browser. Everyone else who visits my threads just gets a little red x where the photo should be. Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
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QuoteOriginally posted by fletcherkane Quote
I have a question. I have been trying to embed urls of my photos in my posts. The only way they show up is if I use the Attachment feature, which is quickly running out of space.
Using the attachment feature, I can embed photos from my picasaweb account.
If I use the "insert photo button" in the WYSIWYG editor and insert the same URL, the photo shows up, but only in my browser. Everyone else who visits my threads just gets a little red x where the photo should be. Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
Here's what I think happened:

The photos that you upload as attachments come directly from your picassa account while you were logged in, so they get downloaded to the site and can be now seen by everyone.

If your Picassa album is not public (i.e. you can't view it without logging in), embedded photos will not show.

I don't like having members upload files that are already online using the attachment system, however, so please try to avoid that if possible, as it uses both our space and Picassa's space redundantly. What I recommend is to attach photo's that you've never uploaded before and to link to photos that are already online (assuming you've made them public).

Thanks!

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I have uploaded an image to the gallery and used the URL below the image to embed in my post, the image in the post is pretty small is this normal or have I done something wrong?
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New photo query

I have never tried to post photos on a website before so I am totally lost as to the instructions that have been given. I do not know what embeded means, etc, etc.
The only thing I can say is that my photos are stored in the My Pictures section of My Documents and they are jpeg, also I use Jasc Paint Shop Pro.
Can anyone give a simple explanation please
Thanks
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Hi Ann,

If you want to post your photos, first resize them using Paint Shop Pro.

Then, in the "Post your photos" forum, click the "new thread" button an scroll down toward the middle of the page that appears. Click on the "manage attachments" button; it will bring up an interface which will allow you to select which files you want to upload from your computer. Find and select your photos and press the upload button, and then close out the window, add any descriptive text to the thread, and post the thread! Your photos will appear below the main thread body!

I hope this helps

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The method i use is:

1- Post the photos to flickr
2- Create the thread with the thumbnails of the photos (created automaticaly by flickr)
3- Create a link on every image to their bigger size on flickr

I think this is a good method, because on the load of the page, only the small size of the photos are opened, leaving the page more "light".
It's also good because we don't use disk space from the forum.

just my 2cents.

Example thread: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/7929-some-flowers-plus-lisbon.html

ps.: i can create a small guide if anyone is interessted.
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Thanks, Adam, that is the sort of reply I wanted. Will give it a try.
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