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HOW TO UPLOAD IMAGES TO pF

Discussion in 'Welcome aboard' started by Chrisr, May 23, 2016.

  1. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
  2. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Chris - Your question should really go to one of the moderators. But, I was curious about embedding an image in the text myself, so thought I'd try it.

    TEST
    [IMG]
    TEST

    I tried to put an image in the body of this text unsuccessfully. I copied the URL for an image taken from a web search. I used the tree icon to load the URL and insert it in the text. And you see the result above.

    Next I tried copying an image for a film I like and dropping it directly into the text box without using the tree icon. And it worked as you can see. I think the image is embedded as a hyperlink linked to the URL below. The hyperlink process might work for an image on your computer.

    [IMG]
    https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=a very long engagement&view=detailv2&qpvt=a very long engagement&id=812EA045E66E9EFBD32C32A1B614968CC341E0F8&selectedIndex=1&ccid=hrfcIU u&simid=608001584382673192&thid=OIP.M86b7dc214faefbb07b3a0b3752fb4e75o0

    But...why would you want to do this vs. using the upload a file process? Maybe sometimes embedding a hyperlink might be the best way to explain something... ?

    Going back to your question about the size of the image. If you used Photoshop or some other image software, you could adjust the size of your image as well as control shading, colors, and lots of other things. Then load the image as an attachment and the viewer will see the larger, higher quality image. The viewer can also choose between a smaller version of the image as a thumbnail or the larger image.

    All the best,
    Dan
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  3. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Many thanks Dan. Much appreciated.

    Chris
  4. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    1) Type your text in the normal way as you would do in any thread.

    2) Below the text entry box and to the right, you see a button labelled "Upload a File".

    3) Click on this button.

    4) On your hard drive, select the file you want to upload to your post, double left mouse-click on it, and below the text box you'll see a blue progress bar as it uploads (usually quite quickly if you're just uploading one image)

    5) You then have the option of saving the to your post as a "Thumbnail" or a "Full Image" (see buttons below bottom left of text box). Note: Thumbnail is preferable (don't worry, it's a decent sized thumbnail and will anyway appear larger when you double-click on it in the actual thread). Double click either of these buttons, and the image will then appear in the text in the exact place where your cursor currently is (so make sure it's where you want it). Like so:

    MM cover Roman Signifier.JPG

    6) Rinse and repeat for additional images. Or you can upload more than one image at a time by marking them by using the Shift key and the right arrow button if they're all saved together on your hard drive.

    7) When you've finished typing and adding your image(s), click the "Post Reply" button and you're done. If you want to preview your post first, click the "More Options" button. This will enable you to edit your post before you then click the "Reply to Thread" button to add it to the thread.

    8) CAVEAT: This method applies to desktops or laptops (the only way I ever play on pF). If you're using phone apps, given the limitations of some of them it might not work the same, might not work as well, or might not work at all.

    Hit me with a PM if you have any questions. Hope this helps.

    - Steve
  5. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Steve,

    Many thanks. Greatly appreciated.

    Chris
  6. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    You're welcome Chris.

    I'm going to mark this up as a sticky and shift it across to the "Welcome aboard" subforum, where new guys arriving might find it useful.

    - Steve
  7. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I recommend using a photo hosting site, such as Photobucket, and avoid the whole attachment business completely.

    If you use a hosting site, you upload your photos there, edit them if you like, and then the site will generate a URL, a string of text that you can then paste into a post in another website, like this forum. The website reads the URL, goes out to the hosting site, and retrieves the image. No messing with resizing photos, or worrying about the specific restrictions that any given forum may have the file size of attachments. Personally, I find this easier to deal with, than to load my photos in every forum I belong to (about 7 or 8), each with different requirements. I have 1 version of each file, and I just load it to Photobucket, then use the links everywhere.

    And with the link from the host, you can paste it into your post, wherever you like. If you have a couple of photos from an SBS, for example, you can write your paragraph, describe each step, and then embed the link where appropriate to the text.

    Also, since you're not adding another file to the website, you're not taking up the additional file space that the website has. That's why webmasters implement such restrictions in the first place--their sites reside on a server somewhere (even in the cloud) and there is finite storage space. Every attachment creates a new file and takes up a little more space.

    Photobucket lets you load images free of charge, up to a certain limit of space. I finally hit the limit after 7 years of use. I thought about starting another account with another host, like Fotki, and using up their offered free storage, but I broke down and paid for the minimum subscription at Photobucket, about $49 for around 50 gig of space.

    I hope that helps, prosit!
    Brad
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  8. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Australia
    Many thanks Brad. I appreciate it.

    Chris
  9. Tommy Brown Active Member

    Here is a step by step video on posting pics in forum using PhotoBucket. Just that easy!

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  10. OSS PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Surely being able to upload an image direct from your computer is easier then having to produce a url ????????
  11. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Photo bucket apprently now plan to charge £300 per year to use !! .....you will see a lot of images here in the threads not showing which were on PB and no renewal done by individual .

    I upload my images here by saving as jpegs ..no problems

    Nap
  12. jai A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy



    Right, it is very tempting to go back to old discussions and not find the pictures anymore. I prefer to load them directly from my external memories
  13. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
  14. Tommy Brown Active Member

    Photobucket is claiming people are using Ad. Blocker so that they are not making any money from ads.
    I also switch to imgur and is better than Photobucket.
    Here is my tutorial on how to upload images in imgur to PF forum post.

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  15. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Cheers TB for posting the video ....

    What a shame PB are not making money ...NOT !!.....woukd have thought a bit of customer service is needed ...not sure if it's only when you haven't paid up or is there a cooling off period before the image hosting ends ?

    Hopefully the options available will be good

    Nap
  16. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    If you are a paying Photobucket customer, the change will not impact you at this time. I subscribed to the basic account, Plus50, at the end of 2015, when I reached the end of the free storage space (which was before they increased the popup ads, by the way). As this controversy broke, I wondered why I hadn't gotten the email so many others had, and I wondered why my linked images were still active. I went to the website and noticed that there is now a banner across the top of the landing page with a link to a more detailed explanation for the current paid accounts. PB will continue to provide 3rd party hosting for existing paid accounts through 2018, provided we keep our subscriptions current. That gives us some time to make arrangements for our images.

    I'm looking at Fotki, myself.

    Prost!
    Brad
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  17. Dolf Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    Excellent thread, quite informative for newcomers (y)

    I've an account on Photobucket, and so far they never asked me to pay for it!

    Some time ago, I had some pics in one of my Blogs being replaced by some Photobucket message, so as I hadn't visited it for a long time, I logged in, checked if there was something wrong, saw nothing wrong, so logged out, and returned to my Blog. Did refresh on the page and just like that all pics that weren't showing up were there again! No idea what happened! Maybe they (Photobucket) were missing me, and the simple fact I paid them a short visit was good enough lol...

    Anyway, I'll have to check this Imgur storage site, see how it works and eventually create an account there. The problem is that I have thousands of pics on Photobucket, so it won't be an easy task to move them all to a new address!... :facepalm:


    Cheers!

    Dolf
  18. NeilW Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    I'm finding quite a few links that I can't open which are shown as IMG files as below. Is them not opening to do with this Photobucket issue or do I need something adding to my PC?

    IMG.JPG
  19. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Neil

    I believe this might be something with photobucket charging for use .....I seem to remember something in the past

    Not 100% sure though

    Nap
  20. NeilW Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Nap, looking through the thread I suspected it was this.

    Pity as it means that much is lost forever :(

    Neil

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