Sticky request - how to format a photo for posting

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by djchristie, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. djchristie macrumors member

    djchristie

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    #1
    Hi all,

    would it please be possible for someone who knows what they are doing to create a sticky on how to post a photo to things like POTD and the contest threads? I know how to attach a pic, but how to appropriately edit it first (dimensions, file size, dpi etc if relevant) would be great as it is hard to know what is acceptable. For better or for worse, I would post a lot more pics if I wasn't worried I would get a telling off for an image taking up too much space!

    Thanks for your time, much appreciated
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    #2
    Do you want to know how to attach it using the forum upload feature or will you be uploading it to a place like imageshack and then hot linking it?
     
  3. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    #3
    Just use the following without the spaces between the [ and the ].

    Code:
    [ timg ]http://www.someurl.com/mypic.jpg[ /timg ]
    The forum will auto resize it in the thread as a smaller image and when the user clicks on the image it will go full size.

    It still downloads the whole image so don't post a 100Meg image but otherwise you should be fine.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    #4
    To attach an image by uploading in the vBulletin® forum which will auto resize for you. You are however limited to certain file types and file sizes.

    Click on Manage Attachments
    Picture 3.jpg
    A box will pop up indicating which file type you can upload.
    Picture 4.jpg

    Upload your photo(s) (they will be listed under Current Attachments
    Picture 2.jpg

    Return to your dialogue box where you want to click on the paperclip (attachments) and choose which image to embed.
    Picture 8.jpg

    Your text will look like this when you embed an image. (minus the periods)
    Code:
    [ . ATTACH]182750[/ATTACH . ]
     
  5. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    #5
    iPhoto can shrink photos.

    Then you can attach it and if you want you can link to a full size image.
     
  6. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    #6
    All good suggestions, I think.

    There is also a widget called Shackle that allows you to drag and drop the photo to do a quick and easy resize. I use it a lot.
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    #7
    To link a photo directly to this forum from an external website you will need to upload the photo to Flickr, Image Shack, Photobucket, etc. You usually have to resize the photo yourself but Flickr (afaik) will resize for you and you can link the image.

    Copy the image URL
    Click on Insert Image
    Picture 12.jpg
    A dialogue box will appear, enter your URL of your image (as stated)
    Picture 10.jpg

    Hit OK and you'll get this:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. djchristie thread starter macrumors member

    djchristie

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    #8
    Thanks for all the info folks, very much appreciated. For some reason I thought there would be some dark art to it all (has to measure xpixels by ypixels) but this is much simpler than I thought. I'll give it a go!

    Thanks again.
     

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