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Posting photos on zroadster.net

Post by spokey » Tue 07 Feb, 2006 12:14

MOD EDIT 31/07/2017 - Due to Photobucket changing its policy re Third Party Hosting it is advisable to host your pics on another hosting site such as Flickr, other sites are available. This link explains how to open a Flickr account https://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN12061.html



There is a limit to the amount of disk space allocated to us for posting pictures. It's probably better to host your photos elsewhere, such as PhotoBucket ( http://www.photobucket.com )

There are a few simple steps to the process:

1. Sign up for a photobucket account

Click here: Image

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2. Prepare your photos

It is a LOT faster uploading JPEG files than BITMAP files (because they are smaller!) JPEG files usually have a file name that ends in ".jpg" and bitmap files usually have a ".bmp" extension. Some images have a ".gif" extension.

To change a bitmap or gif to a jpg, use the Paint program in Windows Accessories.

Open the .bmp file with Paint and then choose File, Save As, then type in a name and change the bottom box to say "JPEG (*.JPG, *.JPEG, *.JPE, *.JFIF)"

Also try to crop (cut the edges off) or resize (make it smaller) the image so it fits onto the page of this website. Microsoft has a program called "PhotoEditor" (photoed.exe) that will allow you to resize your photos.

3. Log in to photobucket

Click on http://www.photobucket.com if you didn't save a link! :oops:

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4. Upload your photos

Follow the photobucket instructions for uploading the photo.

First, click on "Browse".

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This pops up a window where you can find and select your photo. Only choose ONE photo per browse.

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Press the "Submit" button.

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It will then tell you when your photo was successfully uploaded.

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5. Post your photo here

Once your photo is uploaded, it will be displayed on the photobucket page, with three (very similar looking) boxes underneath it. The bottom box is labelled "Img". Click on the bottom box, and the contents of the box should be selected. Press Control-C to copy the text and then click in the body of a message like this one, and press Control-V.

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This will leave a string of text that looks like

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in the message. But when people read the message, it will actually display the photo like this:

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It's a lot simpler than it looks, trust me! :D
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Re: Posting photos on zroadster.net

Post by Alfie » Tue 07 Feb, 2006 12:17

spokey wrote: Image

It's a lot simpler than it looks, trust me! :D
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That's no way to talk about Pickle!

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Post by danofnine » Tue 07 Feb, 2006 12:31

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Post by ChrisXL » Tue 07 Feb, 2006 13:16

Cool , thanks Spokey......... maybe this is a more clear (being more graphic) than I explained here :roll: :roll:
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Post by estocks » Sun 02 Jul, 2006 17:02

Thought I'd help here with what I know.

Image Resizing

Microsoft Windows XP users can download the image resizer'powertoy' from Microsoft, This allows image resizing from Windows Explorer with just a right click of the mouse.

Similar to photobucket is www.imageshack.us where a logon is not needed.

EDIT: Vista users can use theVSO Image Resizerto the same effect as the XP Powertoy.
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Post by Robert T » Tue 26 Sep, 2006 19:09

Using HTML to display awkward images

Whilst BBCode is the easiest way to insert an image, it is not very flexible. If you want to post an image which is either:

a) larger than about 800x600 and you can't resize it
b) in another thread as a download

then you can use HTML. The following snippet inserts an image which when clicked will display the full size image in another window/tab:

<a target="_blank" href="download.php?id=2811"><img width=600 height=400 border=0 src="download.php?id=2811"></a>

For it to work properly the image URL must be entered twice, once in the a tag and once in the img tag. The width and height cause the browser to scale the image - this gives rise to the "jaggies" - omit these if you don't want to scale the image. The "id=2811" bit part above is a reference to a particular image which has been previously uploaded to the zroadster.net server.

Here's an example using the photo above with scaling:
<a target="_blank" href="http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f56/d ... .jpg"><img width=444 height=333 border=0 src="http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f56/d ... s.jpg"></a>
And without scaling:
<a target="_blank" href="http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f56/d ... .jpg"><img border=0 src="http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f56/d ... s.jpg"></a>


PLEASE IGNORE THIS SECTION - HTML NO LONGER WORKS IN PHPBB 3
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Post by Del_Amitri » Mon 12 Apr, 2010 11:54

Thanks for that Jon, i'll get that soeted this evening :)

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Post by kruisn » Mon 12 Apr, 2010 21:31

Thanks for your post Alfie, and your model. Makes things very clear.
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Post by alanj4353 » Mon 31 May, 2010 00:08

Thanks for that I will get on it tomorrow! Alan...

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Post by Z3-man » Fri 09 Jul, 2010 16:46

If this is the way to upload pictures, does anyone know what attaching a photo file on the reply page does? :shock:

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Post by Ian_C » Fri 09 Jul, 2010 17:26

Z3-man wrote:If this is the way to upload pictures, does anyone know what attaching a photo file on the reply page does? :shock:
It's not really uploading pictures but embedding an image in a thread that is hosted elsewhere (Photobucket etc). Uploading an image to zroadster (i.e. "attaching a photo file on the reply page") uses the zroadster hardware to store the image - this has not worked for some time now as I believe that all of the storage capacity has been used. Use the Photobucket method, it works well :wink:
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Post by Dave L2 » Sun 25 Jul, 2010 11:00

There was a request to add a link to my video in this thread so here it is - best viewed full screen.



Mod Edit: Embedded to make it more visible
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Post by mich » Wed 20 Oct, 2010 06:52

I have always used photobucket (free version) but you are limited to 1GB then you have to upgrade to a payed version or delete some of your pics which will of course remove them from wherever they have been posted and leave a little red cross X
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Post by zopar » Mon 09 May, 2011 12:25

mich wrote:I have always used photobucket (free version) but you are limited to 1GB then you have to upgrade to a payed version or delete some of your pics which will of course remove them from wherever they have been posted and leave a little red cross X
ALSO,
If you are using a company computer system that where they BLOCK the accessability to photobucket (ie access denied), then the little red cross X will also apear.

I was wondering why I could see the pictures at home but not at my client's offices.

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Post by nobynom8ss » Mon 09 May, 2011 21:57

thanks for this one all being well i may a last get some pics on
again thanks

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Post by z-pru » Wed 25 Jan, 2012 19:27

Do I have to copy and paste this link every time I post a forum, or is there a way to copy the link to my profile so that it comes up automatically?
Thanks again to you all.
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Post by Gazza » Wed 25 Jan, 2012 19:34

You need to set it up in your profile under Signature
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Post by Robert T » Wed 25 Jan, 2012 19:35

z-pru wrote:Do I have to copy and paste this link every time I post a forum, or is there a way to copy the link to my profile so that it comes up automatically?
If you want to add a picture to the bottom of each of your posts (in what is know as your signature), you can paste the IMG line into the signature box in your profile. The picture will then appear at the bottom of all your posts (including those already made).

If you only want the picture in the post you are writing, then only paste the IMG line into the body of the post.

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Post by Xavier » Sun 21 Jul, 2013 19:06

Just for info: http://postimg.org/ << Can use this for free, no registration and it creates forum codes for you too.

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Post by Robert T » Sun 21 Jul, 2013 19:13

I should probably add to this, that if you use Tapatalk on your phone, then select the "Tapatalk Hosted" option when posting pictures and Tapatalk will do the rest.

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Re: Posting photos on zroadster.net

Post by Davejue1 » Mon 02 Dec, 2013 18:02

Hi, I've just been to the bodyshop to see how my zed is getting on. Gutted to find after 8 weeks the car has been stripped down but they only got as far as prepping the bonnet.I was trying to put a picture on to show folks but I'm useless with computers. I have put them on photo bucket but can't seem to get them downloaded onto the forum.
I have read this thread but still can't get my head round it. If there's anyone out there that can give me an idiots guide it would be most welcome. I am trying to do this from my phone/tablet.
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Re: Posting photos on zroadster.net

Post by Boysie » Tue 03 Dec, 2013 10:37

just upload from the computer, not sure about tapatalk
Robert mentions tapatalk in an earlier thread
and you come to this stage
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f56/d ... K_0006.jpg
and paste into your thread
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Post by Robert T » Tue 03 Dec, 2013 10:45

If you are using Tapatalk, then you can use Tapatalk to host your images for you.

Whilst making a post:

1. Click the camera icon to attach an image
2. Select Gallery (may be different on iPhone) and pick the image to attach
3. When prompted select "Tapatalk Hosted"

Tapatalk will do the rest.

Note that reason the "This Forum" option will not work is the same reason that uploading directly to the forum will not work - we just don't have the space to host everyone's images.

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Post by Boysie » Tue 03 Dec, 2013 10:56

I tried that on my iPhone without success, no tapatalk hosted ?
I'll stick with the computer
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