Instructions on how to upload a picture

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Instructions on how to upload a picture

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The following instructions have been shamelessly copied from another forum, but are the same for this forum here. Please read them and follow them carefully if you want to post a picture.

Please note that although there's the facility to upload images directly into the forum, this uses up valuable server space and costs MotoGPMatters.com money, which we'd rather use on keeping on improving the race coverage for the website. For this reason, we've disabled the feature

When posting pictures, use an external image hosting site such as Photobucket or ImageShack.
Both are free to join (no joining is actually necessary for Imageshack) and very easy to use.

http://photobucket.com
http://www.imageshack.us/


The basic principle here is that you upload a picture to the photo hosting website, copy the URL (the web address) of the photo you have uploaded, and then in a post, press the Img button, and copy the URL in between the two tags saying

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[IMG][/IMG]


Instructions for PHOTOBUCKET.COM
Once you've created an account with Photobucket, it will bring up a screen where you can start uploading pictures.
Choose the pic you want to upload. It will then bring up your picture as a thumbnail with four links underneath it (email & im, direct link, HTML code and IMG code)

Click on the edit button above your picture, and then click on Resize. It will give you several preset options - Tiny (100pixels x 75 pixels), Small (160x120) and Medium (320x240). You can select any of these or use the slider option and resize it manually. Please keep it below 600 x 600 pixels. Hit the "save a copy" button, then wait a few seconds while it re-sizes the image.

All you need to do now is to copy and paste the IMG code - forums & bulletin boards (on the right of the pic) into the post you are writing on the forum. When you hit preview or send your pic will appear the correct size.

Instructions for IMAGESHACK.US
1) Head on over to http://www.imageshack.us
2) Hit the "choose file" button.
3) Select the image from your computer
4) Hit the "host it!" button. (ensuring your original image is under the 1.53mb limit) Wait a few seconds...
5) ... then copy either of the "thumbnail for forums 1" link at the top and paste it into the message you're writing on the forum.
You can also use either of the "hotlink for forums 1" option at the bottom if the image is under 600 pixels wide - remember, if the pic's too big to begin with you can always use photobucket instead.

If it sounds tricky then it's not, honest. Just give it a go, it's FREE to use - what's the worst that could happen? :)
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Re: Instructions on how to upload a picture

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This isn't exactly posting the photos, but if you feel comfortable you can also post your albums/photos from facebook using the link at the bottom of the page where the photo is located.

I have done that for a few threads
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Re: Instructions on how to upload a picture

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Why it's no possible to make a simple copy/paste?
(How to make things complicated when it's easy)

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markintosh wrote:Why it's no possible to make a simple copy/paste?
(How to make things complicated when it's easy)
Because it would quickly consume all of the server space, and there are a million photo hosting services which do it for free and do it better.
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Re: Instructions on how to upload a picture

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markintosh wrote:Why it's no possible to make a simple copy/paste?
(How to make things complicated when it's easy)
Speaking as someone who posts a lot of images I can assure you that it's easy!
The most difficult part is actually starting to do it!
Once the first one is done it's a piece of cake!

Just follow the instructions that Kropotkin has posted and it really is simple!

It takes less time to do it than it does to talk about it! (Get your minds out of the gutter guys!) :shock:
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Re: Instructions on how to upload a picture

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Ok, I tried.
It's a little bit slow, but not so bad.
Thanks Albert and Krop

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Re: Instructions on how to upload a picture

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Right now the MotoMatters.com compiler processing a post's text limits linked image sizes to a max of 1200 pixels wide.

I’ve found it highly useful/efficient on other forums (speedtv.com) to be able to reference an external image, but to control the image display size. Is this kind of function available here, and if so what is the syntax? I’m not able to figure it out. Something like this.

<img src="http://cdn-www.rsportscars.com/images/f ... 021600.jpg" width="700" height="525">

In this way: 1.) you don’t have to resize and re-host a huge image that you need to use, and 2.) you have much better aesthetic control of your post, for example, to just show thumbnails (but people can click on image and get the full-strength res.)

(The only problem in this example is that you do have to have and app (or do the math) to know exactly what the new reduced aspect ratio is otherwise you'll get a skewed smaller image.)

This is (to my mind) a valuable addition to a forum's functionality and graphics quality. Is it is something that can be "turned on". I've seen this function within the boxed "[img]" compiler syntax as well, that did allow full-on HTML editing/input. I believe it was the old Speedtv.com forum application.

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Re: Instructions on how to upload a picture

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This is something I've intended to do for some time. I just need to get off my but and set up my hardware to be able to access the back end of the forums. Kropotkin has set it up on his side and is just waiting on me.

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