How Do I Post Pictures!?

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Matt K
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How Do I Post Pictures!?

Post by Matt K » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:05 pm

Hey all,

I've got a few message over the last few days about trouble finding out how to upload pictures directly to the forum. I went ahead and made a video and posted it in another thread but I thought I'd put it here just for reference so it was easy to find.

https://youtu.be/8MY9oqogIhE
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Re: How Do I Post Pictures!?

Post by Trav1s » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:56 am

Thanks for this update.
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Re: How Do I Post Pictures!?

Post by Nolabone » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:08 am

Just joined. This is a much easier way to post pictures than back on the old forum. Thanks!
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Re: How Do I Post Pictures!?

Post by Doubler » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:53 pm

My problem was (and still is) with trying to upload an avatar. I never can get the dimensions nor the file size right. I've tried maybe a dozen online editors, none of which worked. Sooo... still no avatar. Any suggestions?
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Re: How Do I Post Pictures!?

Post by BGuttman » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:00 pm

I think you can use Microsoft Picture Editor to specify pixel size. May need a few trial and error iterations.

I used Corel Photo Editor for mine (but it's not free).
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Re: How Do I Post Pictures!?

Post by Doubler » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:49 pm

I wasn't able to do it. Can I upload from imgur? I tried every option using imgur and keep getting "The URL you specified is invalid."
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Re: How Do I Post Pictures!?

Post by Burgerbob » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:12 pm

Doubler wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:49 pm
I wasn't able to do it. Can I upload from imgur? I tried every option using imgur and keep getting "The URL you specified is invalid."
For imgur pictures, you'll have to get the right URL for the picture (it should end in .jpg) and put it in the img brackets.

You can see what I did below if you quote this post.

Image
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Re: How Do I Post Pictures!?

Post by Doubler » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:03 pm

I just did that, and get "! Please enter a URL." I tried the actual suffix jpg?2 and also removed the end to make it just jpg. Same error message with both. :x
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Re: How Do I Post Pictures!?

Post by Burgerbob » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:20 pm

Doubler wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:03 pm
I just did that, and get "! Please enter a URL." I tried the actual suffix jpg?2 and also removed the end to make it just jpg. Same error message with both. :x
Make sure you are right clicking on the image to get a URL with "copy image address."
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Re: How Do I Post Pictures!?

Post by Doubler » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:29 pm

I just now did it the latest way you suggested and got the familiar "The URL you specified is invalid.", so I added the bracketed img and /img, and I got the equally familiar "! Please enter a URL." :idk:
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Re: How Do I Post Pictures!?

Post by Burgerbob » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:57 pm

It should look like this, but with brackets on the outside as well. Only taken out so you can see the formatting-

img]https://i.imgur.com/lUeiY9A.jpg[/img
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Re: How Do I Post Pictures!?

Post by Doubler » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:22 pm

Understood. It's just not working for me. I'll try taking some more pictures and see if I can upload from a jpg file in my computer, but not now. This was the first way I tried, but the file size was too big. In the meantime the ubiquitous pale blue question mark in a light grey square will have to do. THANK YOU for your help, Burgerbob, and I'll either have an avatar, or I'll post about it again.
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Re: How Do I Post Pictures!?

Post by HawaiiTromboneGuy » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:36 am

Doubler wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:53 pm
My problem was (and still is) with trying to upload an avatar. I never can get the dimensions nor the file size right. I've tried maybe a dozen online editors, none of which worked. Sooo... still no avatar. Any suggestions?
I used this website the other day and it worked flawlessly. Avatar images cannot be larger than 200x200.

http://webresizer.com/resizer/
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Re: How Do I Post Pictures!?

Post by Doubler » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:48 am

Thanks, HawaiiTromboneGuy. This was one of the websites I used, but I couldn't get the file size below 46kb, and 24 is max for the avatar. How would I get this image, or any image, for that matter, down to the limit?
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Re: How Do I Post Pictures!?

Post by BGuttman » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:00 pm

If it's the right pixel size try reducing the color depth. You don't need 2 million colors. For a cartoon, often 256 color depth is plenty. For a photo, look at some intermediate color depth.
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