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Ces

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i know i'm going to cop flack for this but i've tried searching and i cant find the answer.

how the hell do you post images on this site... i just want to take a picture out of my documents folder and add it to a post. i've resized it and everything but i cant attach it.

please help
 

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Firstly upload the photo by clicking on choose file then selecting it from wherever it is on your computer and clocking upload

ahbimage1.jpg

Then there will be an option under manage attachments to add it to the post

ahbimage2.jpg

Repeat this as many times as required.
 

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Hey Keifer, how do you post multiple photos in the one post?

Bowie
 

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Hey Keifer, how do you post multiple photos in the one post?

Bowie

Once youve uploaded a few photos they will appear in the drop down box to add attachments like this so just click the green add button next to each image you wish to attach.
ahbimage3.jpg

You can cut and paste the bit that says
Code:
[attachment=00000:filename.jpg]
anywhere on your post
 

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This method is different to Keifer's method and uses the AHB Member's
Gallery for uploading images instead. The Attachment option works fine but
I think we all have a limit of 10MB or so of space for storing attachments
and when that fills up, need to delete old ones before adding more.


POST/ARTICLE EDITOR

Firstly, while editing a post or article, copy the web address of a picture
from somewhere - usually move mouse over an image, right click and select
"Copy Image Location" (on Firefox).

Then select the "Insert Image" button and paste over the highlighted http://
text on the subsequent dialog - that's it, check what it looks like with the
"Preview" command.




SOURCE OF IMAGES

Now, where to get images from? The AHB Member's Gallery is a good place
to upload pixes and use in AHB posts (or you can obviously used Flicker, Picasa,
whatever).

A good trick I like to use is to use a thumbnail size of a pix to link to the full size
- like this post, for instance.


In the AHB Gallery, every image uploaded usually has 3 sizes - full size,
medium size and thumbnail size with links like the following (respectively):

...aussiehomebrewer.com/forum/albums/1325160307/gallery_14391_695_175452.jpg
...aussiehomebrewer.com/forum/albums/1325160307/med_gallery_14391_695_175452.jpg
...aussiehomebrewer.com/forum/albums/1325160307/tn_gallery_14391_695_175452.jpg

The link addresses are the same but for the extra med_ & tn_ parts. The thumbnail
sizes are seen on the catalogue like pages of a member's album and the full sizes
are when an image is opened.

Firstly insert an image using the tn_ type address and while still in the editor
highlight the image link and select the "Insert Link" button, then paste the link
to the thumbnail image over the highlighted http:// text on the subsequent
dialog also but his time delete the tn_ part of the image address.


AHB Member's Gallery

Note that if you edit an image in the Gallery, the image gets a different web
address so links to the from posts will get broken.
 

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With all the high-res images that people can take these days, it might be
a good idea to upload images (whether as attachments or to the member's
gallery) with reduced quality and so file size.

Often raw high-res images that might be megabytes in size can be saved
at a reduced quality settings like 95%, 90%, etc could substantially reduce
file sizes but wthout really affecting the viewing quality - wouldn't want the
site owners to start putting tougher quotas on uploads.

BTW - a good free image editor is Paint.NET
 

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okay.... thanks for the help guys.


i'm sure it's all been said before. thanks again
 

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One more method:

Open up a free photobucket or other image hosting account (I think flickr is another). Host your images there and simply copy and paste the image tags in. If you can also isolate an image location on the net (searching google images and clicking 'view full size image' is one way) you can then paste the address straight into your reply box and put tags around the address.

First img tag gets the square brackets, the last gets square bracket, forward slash, img then square bracket. Have to type it in full rather than as is because if I demonstrate, the forum will try and make an image of what I type in between, leading to an error. Hope that makes sense.
 

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You can use the code box when needing to show things like that manticle
Code:
[code]01101100
[/code]
Code:
[img]http://imglink[/img]
The good thing about all these options is people can do what suits them best. Great work guys.

Edit: well there you go code can't quote itself but hope you get the idea manticle
 

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I use photobucket to host images. It's a good idea to turn your camera to 800x600, or something small like that so you don't have to frick around resizing. 800x600 is a good trade off and most forums won't resize these but they look good on the posts. You do not need to take 2000x1600 photos ... like ... ever.

Remember to not shift or delete them in the future though, or they'll be gone from the thread and the thread will make no sense at all.

And the number one tip: learn to use the camera's MACRO function! If your subject is within a meter ... push the fricking thing. The amount of blurry images on the internets is shocking when it can be solved by a single button push.



And if you ever need to put a picture from somewhere on your post, right click on the picture and find it's address (it'll start with http and end with .jpg or .gif). Click this little button above
and paste the picture's location in, click okay.

Like this: the chick from the Mentalist.

 
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